FORT MYERS, Fla. (Jan. 27, 2014) – The Crowne Plaza Hotel at Bell Tower Shops welcomes new Executive Chef Hector Garcia to its Culinary and Catering Departments.

Garcia is a 30-year veteran in the food and restaurant industry, serving most recently as the executive sous chef at Shula’s Steakhouse at the Hilton Naples. He has worked in related positions in Naples, from food preparation and plating to training and managing a kitchen and its staff. With a vast knowledge of German, French, Spanish and American cuisines, Garcia earned his culinary arts degree from Johnson and Wales University in Miami.

Adjacent to the Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers, the Crowne Plaza Hotel is the closest, full-service hotel to Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW). With upscale amenities and friendly, professional service, it provides a memorable stay. The Crowne Plaza Hotel is located at 13051 Bell Tower Drive in Fort Myers.