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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.



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

  1. Lauren was an amazing woman and I loved working with her. She was a great asset in the hospitality industry and will be greatly missed.

  2. Lauren Siegel is one of a kind! She completed our family in Texas Spice. Always helped us when we needed and when we were loud she would say “children keep it down.” She always smiled and made us happy on a bad day. You were an angel on earth now you are an angel in Heaven. We miss you alot Lauren and we love you sooo much!!

  3. This is very sad news. I didn’t know Lauren but wish I had. How tragic she was taken at such a young age with a fruitful career ahead of her and love in her life. RIP Lauren.

  4. Lauren moved in next door, just a couple months after I moved into my own Oak Cliff home. She was the best neighbor I’ve ever had in my life – as well as a tremendous friend. She was dedicated to her work and her employees, was close to her family – who I also got to meet and come to love – was a loving mom to her dog Bear, and was just overall one of the most awesome women I’ve been blessed to know. Her loss is heartbreaking.