Journal Hotels names new director of F&B operations at the Hollywood Roosevelt

Peter Hansen, director of operations, food and beverage, has more than 16 years of hospitality experience. Photo credit: The Hollywood Roosevelt

Journal Hotels appointed Peter Hansen to director of operations, food and beverage at The Hollywood Roosevelt in Los Angeles. In this role, Hansen will provide strategic leadership for the hotel’s food-and-beverage outlets including Public Kitchen & Bar, 25 Degrees and Tropicana Pool Café. Hansen will oversee all front-of-house and back-of-house development of all concepts and menus at the hotel, as well as in-room dining.

“Peter’s knowledge and experience as a restaurateur working alongside esteemed hospitality groups in New York make him an asset to The Hollywood Roosevelt,” Don A. Jacinto, managing director of The Hollywood Roosevelt, said in a statement. “Our hotel has been a beacon of innovation to this city since it opened in 1927 and is now experiencing a modern Hollywood revival. Peter’s skills are sure to invoke evolution of our culinary outlets and set a new standard of excellence for us as we enter busy-season leading up to the Academy Awards."

Hansen comes to The Hollywood Roosevelt with more than 16 years of hospitality experience. Prior to joining The Hollywood Roosevelt, Hansen served as director of operations of the new Mondrian Park Avenue, where he spearheaded all culinary planning and execution at its opening.

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Previously, Hansen served as the director of operations at the Kingside restaurant, located in the Viceroy Central Park in New York. Prior to that he spent 12 years with Marc Murphy at Benchmarc Events, whose establishments include Landmarc and Ditch Plains restaurants. Starting as a front of house manager, Hansen grew in the company and became the director of operations for Benchmarc, and expanded its restaurant empire.

The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel hosted the inaugural Academy Awards in 1929, and over its almost 100 years the hotel has welcomed icons through its doors including Clark Gable, Shirley Temple, Charlie Chaplin and Marilyn Monroe who resided there, to Prince and Angelina Jolie. Following a recent $25-million renovation to its guestrooms and suites, the hotel offers a variety of accommodations ranging from poolside cabanas to Tower Rooms, with views of the city and Hollywood Hills.