Los Angeles-based Palisociety, one of the fastest growing independent hotel brands in the country, will usher in a forward-thinking chapter of growth and expansion with the debut of the Palisociety Dining Group this summer.
A new concept within the Palisociety portfolio with a keen focus on the brand’s signature food & beverage experiences, Palisociety Dining Group will be responsible for restaurant concept development and the evolution of the company’s well-established footprint in the dining space, under the skilled eye of new Creative Director of Food & Beverage, Casey Lane, and new Managing Director of Food & Beverage, Will Marquardt. Portfolio wide, Palisociety currently operates 17 food and beverage outlets; in late 2022, it will be adding four venues across three new hotels and in 2023, will be adding an additional 10 venues across nine new hotels.
“Our restaurant business has always been a key component of the Palisociety story and one we take great pride in,” said Avi Brosh, founder of Palisociety. “We know that our hotel guests and locals alike often look to our food & beverage offerings as a natural and coveted extension of their experience with us and we are passionate about making this part of the business the best it can be. This new foray sets us forth in a direction that we’re very excited about in the culinary space.”
“Working on something from the ground up is always an exciting challenge in the restaurant world,” said Lane. “Palisociety has long been known in Los Angeles and beyond for its creative and quality food & beverage outlets and evolving that foundation into a distinct but consistent offering that will be offered around the country is a tremendous exercise in not only recipe development, but standards, vision and execution.”
Chef Lane, a Texas native, is a four-time James Beard Foundation Rising Star semi-finalist who has developed a well-recognized reputation for his rustic, internationally influenced food with a distinct sense for casual, yet confident flavors and recipes. His early career found its roots in Portland, Oregon at Clark Lewis, one of the city’s seminal institutions, before he landed in Los Angeles in 2009, where he went on to enjoy great success with Venice’s The Tasting Kitchen and more. He recently partnered with Palisociety on Marco Polo Trattoria & Bar, the coastal Italian-inspired all-day restaurant at Silver Lake Pool & Inn. He has been listed as a Food & Wine Ten Best Chef (2013) and his restaurants have been featured on GQ’s Top Ten New Restaurants, Los Angeles Magazine’s Best New Restaurant, Eater’s Hottest Restaurants, and more.
The Palisociety Dining Group will complement the brand’s signature ethos, seeking to perfect the concept of the “neighborhood hotel restaurant” by investing in a team of talented chefs, visionaries, and operators alongside Lane who will bring this new vision to life. By leveraging the robust operations and infrastructure of the company’s existing hotel platform to create efficiencies and standardization across multiple unique and intimate food & beverage outlets, the launch will create consistency and reliability across the platform and within every hotel, from coast to coast.
The underlying success of Palisociety Dining Group food and beverage outlets will stem from the importance placed on the hotels’ restaurants being unique outposts for the platform in each neighborhood they inhabit, yet with an underlying framework of structure, repetition, and consistency.The new food & beverage model will focus on the creation and development of four key concepts across the portfolio (Italian, French, All-Day and Mediterranean) that will be implemented in various hotels based on their market, audience, and culinary history. As always, great service is at the forefront of the experience, menus are seasonal, cocktails are a specialty focus, and price points are moderate.
Beyond the guest experience, Palisociety Dining Group also serves to better the company’s ever-growing employee relations and retention efforts, directly responding to the pandemic’s ongoing impact on restaurant staffing concerns and challenges. With a concise set of standard operating procedures, streamlined operations, and consistent training edicts and building blocks, the brand’s commitment to employee growth and development remains a key priority for continued growth and expansion, in both hospitality and food & beverage.
Palisociety Dining Group will debut in August with new menus across various hotels around the country. For more information on Palisociety and its growing portfolio of destinations, please visit www.palisociety.com or follow @palisociety and @arrivehotels.
Palisociety is a fully integrated hospitality company that acquires, designs, develops, owns and operates unique hotels and residences across the country under three distinct monikers: Palihouse, Palihotel, ARRIVE by Palisociety and a collection of independently branded properties. The company’s proprietary brands, development and operational expertise also includes specialized retail spaces, highly curated restaurants, bars and event venues. Palisociety properties have been featured on Condé Nast Traveler’s Hot List, Travel + Leisure IT List, and more, with accolades from the New York Times, Architectural Digest, Wallpaper* and countless others. Avi Brosh founded Palisociety in 1998 in Los Angeles. For more information, visit www.palisociety.com or follow @palisociety and @arrivehotels.