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So You Want to Open a Hotel Restaurant?

What do Danny Meyer, Tom Colicchio, and Mario Batali all have in common? They have opened restaurants inside hotels. More and more established restaurateurs are doing this, and there are pros and cons.

Hotel Via Opens in San Francisco's South Beach Neighborhood

Hotel VIA, the independently owned and operated property in the South Beach neighborhood of San Francisco, opened on June 21. Located across the street from AT&T Park at 138 King Street, the chic 159-room hotel is accepting online reservations for stays beginning June 21.

Portola Hotel & Spa Debuts New Restaurant: Jacks Monterey

The AAA Four Diamond Portola Hotel & Spa, overlooking Monterey Bay and Fisherman’s Wharf, announces the culmination of its $6 million dollar lobby renovation, as they cut the ribbon on a new lobby and introduce a new lobby bar/restaurant; Jacks Monterey, in its entirely reimagined new space located in the Portola's lower lobby.

Michelin Star-Rated Massimo Falsini Named as New Executive Chef at Solage

Massimo Falsini has been named executive chef at Solage, an award-winning and Forbes Five-Star rated Auberge Resort in Napa Valley. An acclaimed culinary professional with more than 25 years of international experience, Falsini will oversee all culinary operations including the Michelin Star-rated Solbar restaurant.

Portola Hotel and Spa to Open New Restaurant

Portola Hotel & Spa’s new restaurant, Jacks Monterey, will open in April 2017. Jacks will be located in the hotel’s lower lobby and will offer locally sourced produce and other products native to Monterey County, including sustainable Monterey Bay seafood.

Ellis Island Casino and Brewery to Debut "The Front Yard"

Ellis Island Casino Hotel and Brewery is expanding. The popular family-owned Vegas destination renowned by locals and tourists alike for its excellent food, great gaming, and unmatched value recently announced a new outdoor dining, drinking, and entertainment venue to be named “The Front Yard.

JW Marriott Grand Rapids Annouces New Executive Chef

The JW Marriott Grand Rapids welcomed Todd Webb as executive chef. Classically trained at The Culinary Institute of America, Chef Webb now marks his fifth year with AHC+Hospitality. In his new role, Webb will oversee all of the JW Marriott Grand Rapids’ culinary operations, food and beverage venues, catering services and restaurants.

The Adolphus to open City Hall Bistro in Dallas

The Adolphus, the storied downtown hotel in the midst of a thoughtful and comprehensive renovation, is pleased to announce the opening of City Hall Bistro, overseen by Executive Chef Don Flores. Slated to officially open in May, the experience provides downtown Dallas with a new dining destination led by an industry veteran who brings years of culinary expertise to another layer in the rich history of The Adolphus.

The Westin Chicago Northwest Announces New On-Site Restaurants

The Westin Chicago Northwest, located just outside of Schaumburg, perfectly situated in the beautiful grounds of Hamilton Lakes in Itasca, has recently completed an extensive $14 million renovation, and is introducing three new on-site restaurants in 2017: The Marketplace, 400 Park Bistro and Seared Fine Dining.

Aruba Marriott Announces Multiple Hotel Upgrades

Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino announced the recent addition of Gelato & Co. Italian creamery and the island’s largest Starbucks, enhancements to its Great Room and Lobby Bar, as well as a complete renovation of the two-story fitness center.

Restaurant Majorelle Now Open at The Lowell Hotel

Majorelle, a restaurant by Charles Masson, opened at The Lowell Hotel on March 15 as the culmination of a three-year reimagining of the timeless, privately-owned, 74-room hotel on New York’s iconic Upper East Side.