Robert Laurie named Executive Chef at Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites


Robert Laurie

Loews Hotels at Universal Orlando has named the culinary leadership team for Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites, opening June 27.

As the destination’s first Value property, guests will enjoy extra affordability at this surf and beach-themed hotel offering two-bedroom suites that sleep up to six guests, along with standard rooms. When its sister hotel, Dockside Inn and Suites, opens in 2020, Loews Hotels & Co will co-own and operate eight hotels with a total of 9,000 rooms, in partnership with Universal Orlando.

At completion, Universal’s Endless Summer Resort will add more than 700 jobs to Orlando’s hospitality industry and bring the number of Loews Hotels & Co team members based at Universal Orlando Resort to more than 5,500.

Laurie joined Loews Hotels at Universal Orlando in 2015 as Sous Chef for Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort. Prior to this, he spent 14 years working for various Disney Resorts and was most recently Executive Chef for Disney’s Vero Beach Resort. Laurie is a recipient of the Loews Legacy award, one of the company’s highest honors.

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