Lauren Siegel, Assistant Director of Food and Beverage at Omni Hotel in Dallas, R.I.P.

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Sad news from the Omni Hotel in Dallas: Lauren Siegel, the Assistant Director of Food and Beverage at the Omni Dallas, passed away suddenly on December 31, 2013. Siegel was in Connecticut to attend memorial services for her father, Nate Siegel, who passed away on December 26. Apparently Siegel suffered an asthma attack on the 31st and she couldn’t be revived.

Several coworkers of Lauren Siegel’s have sent me notes. Robbie Lewis, the sous chef at Texas Spice, where Siegel was once the general manager, sends these words.

It is with a heavy heart that I inform you that our very beloved Lauren Siegel, the Assistant Director of Food and Beverage, formally the general manager of Texas Spice at the Omni Dallas, has passed this last Dec. 31st. She was an irreplaceable part of the hotel. She was well respected and liked. In my opinion she deserves recognition for her tenacity and contribution to the success  of the Dallas Omni hotel and convention center. She has welcomed thousands of people to Dallas. She should be celebrated and commemorated as a  Dallas hospitality professional.

My wish is that you might shine a light on your blog the way she let her light shine on the thousands of Dallas visitors that came through the Omni Dallas Hotel. It may not be local news on television but as far as hospitality professionals, she was the real deal I assure you!

Siegel, 36, was an avid animal rescuer. Her obituary states she was engaged to Tim McCarthy.