Davidson Hotels & Resorts debuts restaurant division

Davidson Hotels & Resorts manages 45 hotels, including the Hyatt Regency Birmingham (Ala.), which includes Merk’s Tavern & Kitchen. Photo credit: Davidson Hotels & Resorts

Davidson Hotels & Resorts has launched its own in-house restaurant division. Davidson Restaurant Group will provide partners with design and concepting consultation, technology implementation, staffing and overall food-and-beverage program development. Greg Griffie, SVP of F&B at Davidson Hotels, will lead the new division.

“Now more than ever, having a strong food-and-beverage program is essential to a hotel’s continued success,” Griffie said in a statement. “A distinct restaurant division, combined with our capabilities in hotel management, is our recipe for truly developing best-in-class properties where the F&B outlets provide a competitive edge.”

Davidson Hotels operates 45 hotels. It currently manages 85 open restaurant concepts with another 15 in the pipeline.

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“As Davidson continues to grow and expand into larger, more sophisticated hotels including independent and resort properties, a strong food-and-beverage program is necessary to activate and bring these properties to life,” Thom Geshay, president of Davidson Hotels & Resorts, said in a statement.

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