Executive Chef Thomas Parker Makes Flavorful Addition to Trilith Guesthouse

Posted: December 15, 2023

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Fayetteville, Ga. (Dec. 13, 2023) – Trilith Guesthouse, the highly anticipated 193-room hotel at the main entrance of the award-winning, European-inspired Town at Trilith, is pleased to announce the appointment of Chef Thomas Parker as Executive Chef. Chef Thomas will oversee all culinary operations at the hotel, including the signature restaurant Prologue Dining & Drinks, and the rooftop Oliver’s Twist Bar & View for which individual websites have just launched.

“We’ve given Thomas a blank canvas to showcase his passion for food and culinary creativity, immersing our guests in a feast for the senses, from beginning to end,” said James Green III, General Manager of Trilith Guesthouse. “The culinary scene is an integral part of the story at Trilith Guesthouse, with Chef Thomas and his team dedicated to captivating every guest with their creations.”

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Driving the culinary narrative, Chef Thomas brings more than a decade of restaurant and hospitality experience to Trilith Guesthouse. He most recently led food and beverage operations as Executive Chef at The Karol Hotel, a 123-room Marriott Tribute Portfolio hotel in Clearwater, Florida. Prior to that, he was Executive Chef at the Doubletree by Hilton in Canton, Ohio, the partner hotel of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. A native of Warren, Ohio, Chef Thomas was also Chef de Cuisine at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown and held positions with Landmark Restaurant and luxury hotel, Metropolitan at The 9, both based in Ohio.

“I believe great chefs are, at their heart, great storytellers, feeding the growing interest in food culture with every dish,” said Chef Thomas. “Old family recipes, techniques and flavors discovered in far- off lands, ingredients from local farms – these all add richness and depth to guests who have a genuine interest in the stories behind every fabulous meal at Trilith Guesthouse.”

Chef Thomas will weave his tasty tales at the hotel’s two restaurants. The signature, street-level Prologue Dining & Drinks combines culinary creativity with a menu that pays tribute to the diverse tapestry of Southern heritage. Infused with locally sourced ingredients, the dishes celebrate the region’s vibrant flavors and traditions, creating a comforting yet sophisticated atmosphere that invites guests to savor the art of breaking bread together. Through breakfast, lunch, weekend brunch and dinner, Prologue’s menu mesmerizes with featured items such as Chicken & Waffles, Blackened Stuffed Catfish, Short Rib Bolognese, and Pork Belly Burnt Ends, all of which pair perfectly with a selection of crafted cocktails and impressive list of wines. Prologue’s hours of operation are Sunday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; closed for dinner on Sunday. Learn more on Facebook and Instagram. Climbing to new heights, Oliver’s Twist Bar & View puts a “twist” on Dickens’ rags-to-riches classic, serving up whimsical cocktails and elevated pub fare with views of the idyllic Town at Trilith. The menu offers a subtle nod to London with features such as Scotch Eggs, Bangers & Mash, Short Rib Cottage Pie, and Fish & Chips. Oliver’s Twist hours of operation are Wednesday and Thursday, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday, 4 p.m. to 12 a.m.; Saturday, 12 p.m. to 12 a.m.; and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. Learn more on Facebook and Instagram. For guests seeking a more intimate experience, Chef Thomas’ team can provide private dining options, as well as gourmet catering services for storybook weddings and other events.

Opening January 2024, Trilith Guesthouse sits proudly at the main entrance of the European-inspired Town at Trilith in Fayetteville, Georgia, adjacent to Trilith Studios, the second largest film and television studio in North America. Designed to inspire creativity and collaboration, the five-story, 193-key boutique hotel will include 36 apartment-style studios and one-bedroom suites; a signature street-level restaurant; fifth-floor rooftop bar; culinary studio; and indoor/outdoor event spaces spanning more than 17,000 square feet. Trilith Guesthouse will become a member of Marriott’s Tribute Portfolio of independent boutique hotels and is currently accepting reservations for January 25, 2024 and beyond. Learn more at TrilithGuesthouse.com


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About Trilith Guesthouse

In January 2024, Trilith Guesthouse will open its doors onto the idyllic Town at Trilith in Fayetteville, Georgia, just minutes south of Atlanta. The five-story, 193-room boutique hotel is designed to awaken and inspire the storyteller in all who visit, providing a curated space for spirited socializing and creative collaboration. Trilith Guesthouse is home to the signature, chef-driven Prologue Dining & Drinks; the rooftop Oliver’s Twist Bar & View; The Kitchen culinary studio; outdoor heated pool; fitness center; and more than 17,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor meeting and event space. The first of its kind in the Town at Trilith, the hotel will act as a gateway to the award-winning community, home to a variety of retail, dining, natural landscapes, and Trilith Studios, the second-largest television and film studio in North America. A page-turning partnership between Mainsail Lodging & Development, Trilith Development, and Development Ventures Group, Inc. (DEVEN), Trilith Guesthouse is a proud member of Marriott’s Tribute Portfolio, a growing family of independent boutique hotels with a shared heart and spirit for connecting people and places. TrilithGuesthouse.com


About Mainsail Lodging & Development

Mainsail Lodging & Development is an award-winning, Tampa, Florida-based company specializing in hotel, furnished housing, and resort property management and development, marketing and sales. An established company with a dynamic entrepreneurial spirit, Mainsail prides itself in finding unique lodging opportunities with a purpose and applying its passion and expertise to each project. Founded by President Joe Collier with a combination of daring vision and dogged determination, Mainsail has built an impressive portfolio of top-branded properties throughout the southeastern United States and Caribbean. Each Mainsail property inspires guests with a distinct character and meticulously crafted, sophisticated style, from a private island resort, and urban culinary showplaces, to waterfront marvels, boutique southern hotels, and a historic jazz era icon. Stay Sojo, Mainsail’s newest brand, provides short-term furnished living options across the country, while Mainsail Vacation Rentals manages a collection of private vacation homes in Florida and the Caribbean. To ensure long-term success and profitability, Mainsail relies on the dedication of its high-performing associates, a growing group of enterprising investors, and a commitment to giving back, every step of the way. MainsailHotels.com 


About Development Ventures Group, Inc.

Development Ventures Group, Inc. (“DEVEN”) develops and invests in high quality real estate assets, with a commitment to a deep analytical approach and an enduring commitment to integrity in all their dealings.  DEVEN’s mission is to develop, invest in, and own hospitality, student housing, and mixed use projects that offer superior risk-adjusted returns. They believe that a company of means with an intimate understanding of real estate and a willingness to work hard can transform difficult projects into successful ventures for owners and investors. Their success as a developer and investor in the private and public sectors stems from actively managing the development and investment process from start to finish, innovative structuring, and an unwavering commitment to partners, clients and investors. You can learn more about past and current projects at DevenGroup.us


About Tribute Portfolio®

Tribute Portfolio is a growing global family of characterful, independent hotels drawn together by their passion for captivating design and their drive to create vibrant social scenes for guests and locals alike. With nearly 100 hotels in nearly 30 countries and territories around the world, Tribute Portfolio has struck a chord with those who seek out independent experiences and crave a connection with the community when traveling. From boutique resorts like Ermita in Cartagena and urban hotels such as The Vagabond Club in Singapore; to hotels in indie-spirited locales like Bellyard in Atlanta and Hotel Riomar in Ibiza, each Tribute Portfolio hotel celebrates its individuality, offering travelers a fresh, often colorful, perspective. For more information, please visit www.tributeportfolio.com and stay connected on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Tribute Portfolio is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy®, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including free nights and Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit marriottbonvoy.com.

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