Hotel Forty Five Appoints Mary Orozco as New Food & Beverage Manager

Posted: February 21, 2024

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MACON, Ga. (Feb. 20, 2024) – Hotel Forty Five has announced the promotion of Mary Orozco to Food & Beverage Manager at the downtown Macon boutique hotel. In her new role, she will oversee food and beverage operations across all culinary outlets, including the hotel’s popular signature restaurant Loom, its sixth-floor Hightales Rooftop Bar, and the eclectic Reckon Coffee & Wine Bar. Orozco’s responsibilities will also include managing the property’s culinary staff and collaborating directly with Executive Chef Matt Schleis.

“We’re thrilled to have Mary step into this new role and continue using her expertise to set our dining outlets apart from the crowd,” said Gary W. Byrd, General Manager. “Her experience, passion, and familiarity with the community and Hotel Forty Five are the perfect combination to ensure exceptional culinary experiences for locals and travelers alike.”

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Orozco, who previously served as Assistant Food & Beverage Manager at Hotel Forty Five, has almost a decade of experience in the culinary and hospitality industry. Her career has spanned fine dining, casual dining and hospitality management, including positions as Food & Beverage Director at Holiday Inn Houma and General Manager at O’Charley’s Restaurant + Bar and Chili’s. Most recently, Orozco served as a Certified Trainer at Slater Hospitality, managing all employee training and coaching.

Hotel Forty Five occupies one of downtown’s few remaining high-rises at the intersection of Cherry and First Streets, and Cotton Avenue, sitting at an iconic angle for which the hotel is named. Its signature chef-driven restaurant, Loom, is open for dinner Monday through Thursday from 5 to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 5 to 11 p.m., Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m., and brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The sixth-floor Hightales Rooftop Bar is open Monday through Thursday from 4 to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. and Sunday from 4 to 9 p.m. Reckon Coffee & Wine Bar is open daily from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, visit HotelFortyFive.com.

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About Hotel Forty Five

Hotel Forty Five, owned by IDP Properties and Mainsail Lodging & Development, is a 94-room boutique hotel in Macon, Georgia. Joining Marriott’s Tribute Portfolio, an exceptional collection of independent hotels and resorts with unique personalities and spirit, Hotel Forty Five celebrates the building’s original character and historic significance. Each of Hotel Forty Five’s rooms and suites immerse guests in a timeless experience, providing the ideal space to rest and recharge. Vintage design elements with rich contrasting colors and copper metal accents are featured throughout creating a redefined yet classic finish. Hotel Forty Five boasts three different dining concepts, Loom, Hightales Rooftop Bar and Reckon Coffee & Wine Bar. Occupying one of downtown Macon’s few remaining historic high-rises, the boutique hotel is aptly named after its location on an iconic 45-degree angle, formed by Cherry and First Streets with Cotton Avenue. For more information please go to hotelfortyfive.com, or follow on Instagram, X and Facebook.

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 IDP Properties

IDP Properties is a full-service real estate development firm headquartered in Valdosta, Ga that invests in and redevelops communities. The IDP team has completed over $1 billion dollars in projects and specializes in acquisition, property management, consulting and development. IDP takes pride that each project they develop is as diverse as the communities they serve. IDP Properties’ purpose is to strengthen communities and leave a lasting positive impact.


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