In his new position, Chef James R. Dangler will be overseeing all culinary happenings at the hotel and its award-winning restaurant, 2 West. Chef joins the hotel with nearly 20 years’ experience in the food industry, most recently from opening The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester.

Through his remarkable career, Chef Dangler has been a guest chef at the legendary James Beard House, catered a Grammy Awards post-show party for more than 4,000 guests, participated in NASCAR events with celebrity chefs, and created his classic European haute cuisine in restaurants from New York City to Honolulu, Hawaii.

"I am extremely excited to return to downtown Manhattan. Since my last stint in the area, the scene has completely evolved and blossomed into what has become the new destination area for dining, travel and tourism,” commented Chef Dangler. “In my new role at The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park, I hope to expand the Food and Beverage capabilities of this fantastic property to transform the hotel into the premier provider for luxury corporate and social businesses in lower Manhattan.”