Auro Hotels Announces Cristian Chitu As Director Of Food And Beverage Outlet Services Of AC Hotel By Marriott Greenville Downtown

Cristian Chitu

Cristian Chitu

(GREENVILLE, S.C.) – Auro Hotels is delighted to announce the appointment of Cristian Chitu as director of food and beverage outlet services of AC Hotel by Marriott Greenville Downtown.

Chitu brings over a decade of management experience to this role, where he will be responsible for overseeing all food and beverage services for the hotel and ensuring guests enjoy superior customer service.

He will additionally collaborate with Executive Chef Coppola on menu development and implementation and work with the special events team on banquet and catering services.

“We are excited to welcome Cristian to Greenville and to our team,” said John Deck, general manager of AC Hotel Greenville Downtown. “Cristian’s vast experience and passion for hospitality and customer service will ensure a quality experience for our guests.”

As Director of Food and Beverage Outlet Services, Chitu will oversee food and beverage services for AC Hotel Greenville Downtown and the multiple restaurants and bars that call the hotel home, which are Paloma and AC Kitchen. Set to open later this spring and summer are the Juniper rooftop, The Secret Garden, Fire Box, The Press Room and Social Burger. The hotel also offers nearly 10,000 square feet of dedicated space for meetings and events and an additional 19,000 square feet of space will be available through rental of the food and beverage outlets.

“I am thrilled to join the team at the new AC Hotel Greenville Downtown,” said Chitu. “Already a sought-after culinary destination, I look forward to further enhancing and innovating the food and beverage experience and offerings.”

Chitu comes to the AC Hotel Greenville Downtown most recently from the Hyatt Regency in Columbus, Ohio where he served as director of food & beverage for event services. In this role he supervised banquet operations in more than 70,000 square feet of meeting space and directed a team of more than 50 service professionals. Prior, Chitu worked as director of restaurants at the Four Diamond AAA approved luxury resort, The Greenbrier, in White Sulpher Springs, West Virginia. At The Greenbrier, Chitu supervised and managed all food and beverage outlets within the luxury resort. Chitu’s experience also includes receiving his sommelier certificate from The Court of Masters Sommeliers.

For more information on the AC Hotel Greenville Downtown, visit here or follow @ACHotelGreenville on Instagram and Facebook.

About Auro Hotels
Based in Greenville, SC, with additional offices in Atlanta and Surat, Auro Hotels has developed, owned, and operated hotels for 47 years. The company currently owns and operates 35 hotels with over 6,450 guestrooms, located in the United States and India, operating under such well-known brands as Marriott, Hilton, and Hyatt. For more information, visit the website at

About AC Hotel by Marriott Greenville Downtown
Greenville Owned and operated by Auro Hotels, the 8-story hotel features 196 guest rooms and suites, and nearly 29,000 sq. ft. of space available for meetings and events. Guests will enjoy multiple dining concepts, and Juniper, a 16,000 sq. ft. all-season, immersive rooftop space. AC Hotel by Marriott Greenville Downtown is part of the Marriott Bonvoy loyalty program. For more information, visit @ACHotelGreenville.

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