Located in the heart of the business and entertainment hub of Irvine, California, Marriott Irvine Spectrum is pleased to announce the appointments of Che Sutton to general manager, Nelson Sanchez to executive chef and Charline Bianchi to director of room operations. The 271-room forward-thinking, next-gen hotel, is equipped with upscale accommodations including 50 Residential Suites, a sparkling outdoor pool, more than 18,000 square feet of meetings and event space, the farm-to-table restaurant, Heirloom Farmhouse Kitchen, and a stunning rooftop bar, Hive & Honey.
Che Sutton, General Manager
Sutton brings more than two decades of hospitality experience to his role at Marriott Irvine Spectrum. Sutton is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the property, utilizing his leadership expertise and inventive skill set to further elevate the guest experience. Sutton has held various positions across the Marriott brand portfolio, including Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountains in Arizona, the Los Angeles Airport Marriott and Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach in California. He held key leadership positions and mastered his knowledge in various areas of operations, food and beverage, renovations and concept branding. Prior to joining the Marriott Irvine Spectrum team, Sutton held ranks as the dual general manager of the Residence Inn and Fairfield Inn & Suites Tustin Orange County.
Nelson Sanchez, Executive Chef
As Marriott Irvine Spectrum’s previous executive sous chef, Sanchez brings more than a decade of culinary experience to his new role as executive chef of the hotel’s diverse outlets, including Heirloom Farmhouse Kitchen and Hive & Honey Rooftop Bar. As executive chef, Sanchez is tasked with developing and executing seasonal menus that focus on California-inspired, responsibly sourced cuisine. Prior to joining the Marriott Irvine Spectrum team, Sanchez served as chef de cuisine at Hotel Laguna in Laguna Beach, California.
Charline Bianchi, Director of Room Operations
With previous luxury hospitality experience in the UK and Canada, including The Westin Ottawa and Hotel Le Germain Toronto, Charline Bianchi brings exceptional, global expertise to Marriott Irvine Spectrum as its new director of room operations. In her most recent role as director of guest services at The Clancy, an Autograph Collection in San Francisco, Bianchi led her team to success with an elevated approach to service by implementing next-level training, launching a Loyalty Mindset program, and driving a coaching culture to support young leaders. Bianchi brings her inspiring vision and passion to her role at Marriott Irvine Spectrum and she is responsible for leading day-to-day room operations with the goal to provide impeccable guest service and one-of-a-kind luxury experiences.