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Diamond Resorts International Announces Executive Chef and Restauranteur Adrianne Calvo as a Celebrity Ambassador


The agreement with the executive chef, restauranteur, author and television personality introduces an exciting culinary flare to Events of a Lifetime®

LAS VEGAS, Nev., (November 18, 2016) – Diamond Resorts International®, a global leader in the hospitality and vacation ownership industries, spices up its Events of a Lifetime® program and proudly announces an agreement and new alliance with one of Miami’s leading executive chefs, restauranteur, author and television personality, Adrianne Calvo.

As a part of the agreement, Chef Adrianne will make personal appearances at Diamond Resorts’ increasingly popular Events of a Lifetime®, which deliver exciting vacation experiences that are truly unique and memorable. Diamond Resorts members and owners will have the opportunity to enjoy exclusive, intimate culinary experiences hosted by Chef Adrianne throughout the year. In addition to participating in these VIP events, Chef Adrianne will allow Diamond Resorts to host Events of a Lifetime® at her Miami restaurant, Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar, which was named Best Restaurant by Miami Magazine and Urban Spoon in 2013.

“This is an exciting collaboration for both of us because I am as passionate about creating Maximum Flavor as Diamond Resorts is about creating memorable vacation experiences,” said Chef Adrianne. “I’m looking forward to infusing our passions to help deliver unforgettable events that Diamond Resorts members and owners will cherish forever.”

Joining the ever-expanding roster of celebrity ambassadors, Chef Adrianne introduces an exciting, new dynamic to Events of a Lifetime®. She is the first executive chef to represent Diamond Resorts alongside a roster of high-profile celebrities including country music stars, Colt Ford and Jana Kramer; baseball Hall of Famers, Reggie Jackson and Gaylord Perry; professional baseball player Bud Norris; PGA touring professionals, Brian Gay, Brittany Lincicome and John Cook; Super Bowl XXVI MVP, Mark Rypien; professional race car driver, Michael Waltrip; and war veteran Chad Pfeifer.

“Chef Adrianne delivers a five-star dining experience; and with her impressive repertoire of award-winning dishes and culinary techniques, her events are sure to be a big hit with our members and owners,” said Michael Flaskey, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Diamond Resorts International®. “It is an honor to welcome Adrianne to our ambassador team and introduce these unique culinary vacation experiences to our Events of a Lifetime® program, which will provide yet another exciting way for our members and owners to Stay Vacationed all year long.”

About Chef Adrianne Calvo:

Adrianne Calvo is the Executive Chef and owner of Chef Adrianne's Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar, Host of Maximum Flavor Live on NBC's 6 in the Mix, author of four cookbooks: Maximum Flavor (2005); Chef Adrianne: Driven by Flavor Fueled by Fire (2008); #MaximumFlavorSocial (2014); and Play with Fire (2015), and founder of the Make it Count Foundation. Chef Adrianne's Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar opened in 2007 and offers a varied and rotating menu with something for everyone. Monthly, the restaurant holds its signature event, Dark Dining, where guests are blindfolded for a sensual experience eliminating one sense in order to enhance another, providing maximum flavor. For more information, visit or follow her on Instagram: @chefadrianne and Facebook by clicking here.

About Diamond Resorts International® 

Diamond Resorts International®, with its network of more than 370 vacation destinations located in 35 countries throughout the continental United States, Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, South America, Central America, Europe, Asia, Australasia and Africa, provides guests with choice and flexibility to let them create their dream vacation, whether they are traveling an hour away or around the world. Our relaxing vacations have the power to give guests an increased sense of happiness and satisfaction in their lives, while feeling healthier and more fulfilled in their relationships, by enjoying memorable and meaningful experiences that let them Stay Vacationed.™

Diamond Resorts International® manages vacation ownership resorts and sells vacation ownership points that provide members and owners with Vacations for Life® at over 370 managed and affiliated properties and cruise itineraries.