Faces of The Grand: Executive Chef Fernando Soberanis & Chef Tomas Olvera

Meet the chefs behind Laurel Brasserie & Bar's menu of European inspired dishes, made to order daily in the heart of Salt Lake City. Though miles—and years—away from Salt Lake City, both Chef Tomas and Executive Chef Fernando followed their passions and instincts, which would lead them to creating a culinary team that fosters creativity and growth at The Grand America Hotel. 

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Faces of The Grand: Kara Pappas

“I kept saying, I’m a meeting planner, not a salesperson! And my husband at the time said, Why do you say that? And I said: Well if I were going to do it, it would have to be a product I really believed in. If I knew and loved the product, then it would make sense.” Kara Pappas is the Director of Sales for The Grand America and Little America Hotels in Salt Lake City. Since joining the team in 2006, these hotels—and this city—have become the “product” she can sell because she wholeheartedly believes in it.

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Reimagine Your Wellness Routine with The Resident Pass

Designed to fit into an often busy weekday schedule, The Resident Pass from The Grand Spa is an all-new way to enhance your wellness routine. With flexibility and special pricing on all services, The Resident Pass is an exclusive way to blend holistic wellness practices into your fitness goals for the new year. 

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How to Tackle Your Holiday Shopping Without the Stress

With the first days of December comes the dread of finding time for your long list of holiday to-do’s. But amid the stress, it’s important not to let the hustle and bustle steal away the joy of the season. This year, instead of getting stressed, let The Grand America Hotel take care of some of the craziness of holiday prep by taking care of everyone on your shopping list. We’ll make it easy to skip the stress—in 5 simple steps! 

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