The Trade Milwaukee Welcomes New Food & Beverage Director

The Trade Milwaukee, a premiere hotel under construction in Deer District, continues to build its staff in preparation for its expected Spring 2023 opening. Rich Lundt, General Manager for The Trade Milwaukee, is excited to welcome Food & Beverage Manager, Alexander Schubert.

A Wisconsin native, Schubert has found incredible success in the local food and beverage industry. Breaking into the industry as an Executive Chef for Granite City Food & Brewery and later the Marriott Schaumburg, he joins The Trade team after a five-year tenure as Market Director of Food & Beverage for another hotel property management company.

Of his new position, Schubert said, “I am incredibly excited to begin my journey here at The Trade. The promise of lending all focus to one property, especially one so unique, is very exciting to me. My goal here is to develop an experience unlike any other in Milwaukee and I am deeply thankful for the opportunity to create that experience.”

The search for a new Food & Beverage director was no easy feat for The Trade team. With meticulous attention being paid to not only the guest experience of The Trade, but also cohesion and contribution to Milwaukee’s local food scene, finding the right candidate was imperative.

“We are very excited to have Alexander join The Trade team,” said Rich Lundt, General Manager. “The vision for The Trade Hotel has always been excellence, to the search for a Food & Beverage Director had to be highly specific. Alexander’s resume alone was enough to garner our attention, especially with such broad hotel experience, but in conversation with him it’s clear that he shares our vision of excellence as well.”

Owned and operated by NCG Hospitality, The Trade Hotel is slated to open in May 2023 and will boast 207 luxury guest rooms and suites, featuring California King beds, heightened ceilings, and state-of-the-art finishes. A destination rooftop restaurant and lounge will offer breathtaking views of the city, while the ground-floor signature restaurant will honor Milwaukee’s rich history and local fare through an innovative yet approachable culinary experience. The Trade Hotel will also feature more than 9,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor gathering space, as well as meeting packages that can accommodate up to 400 guests.

Suncadia Resort Appoints New Director of Food and Beverage and Inn Operations

CLE ELUM, WASH. – Suncadia Resort, situated on the sunny side of the Cascade Mountains in the charming town of Cle Elum, Wash., welcomes Director of Food and Beverage and Inn Operations Andrew Wilson to the 6,400-acre all-seasons resort.

“I’m thrilled to return to the esteemed Suncadia Resort and showcase my leadership experience to spearhead the continued evolution of the food and beverage offerings,” said Wilson. “Watching my children grow up in Cle Elum, the town is near and dear to my heart and I look forward to expanding upon our relationships with neighboring purveyors to offer elevated, seasonal dishes to locals and guests alike.”

A resident of Washington for over 40 years and a Cle Elum resident since 2007, Wilson brings more than two decades of culinary leadership experience and an intimate knowledge of the community and property to his role. Wilson previously served as executive chef during the resort’s opening and held the role of general manager for Swiftwater Cellars in 2013. Most recently, as regional director of Compass One at Amazon and Compass Group at Microsoft, Wilson directed operations of 26 food and beverage outlets, servicing over 5,000 employees a day, where he managed a $70 million budget and led a team of more than 680 staff.

“We are thrilled for Andrew to return home to Suncadia Resort and implement his thoughtful leadership and expertise in the industry to continue to drive awareness and guest satisfaction,” said Noni Hughes, general manager at Suncadia Resort.

The Hollywood Roosevelt Announces New Food & Beverage Director Daniel Sabo

LOS ANGELES – The iconic and historic Hollywood boutique hotel, The Hollywood Roosevelt, is proud to announce the appointment of Daniel Sabo as its new Director of Food & Beverage, bringing over 26 years of hospitality experience to the hotel’s storied collection of restaurants and bars, which includes the iconic 60’s style Tropicana Pool, upscale burger joint 25 Degrees, the stylish al fresco Rosy Café, and the newly revived iconic Cinegrill Theater, the famed cabaret and nightclub enjoyed by Hollywood elite.

Sabo was part of the opening team at Brooklyn restaurant Five Leaves where he started as a bartender and worked his way to general manager. After meeting renowned restauranteur Taavo Somer, Sabo leveraged his bar experience to help establish ISA in Brooklyn in collaboration with Chef Ignacio Mattos in 2012, which went on to secure a James Beard Award nomination. Sabo moved to Los Angeles after accepting a position at the Ace Hotel Downtown as director of beverage and bars, where he was granted full creative control over five unique food and beverage concepts in addition to spearheading the infrastructural build-out of bars and kitchens for future Ace Hotels, including the properties in Pittsburgh, New Orleans, Brooklyn, and Kyoto. Under his management, the hotel’s bar program was a top 10 finalist for Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards “Best American Hotel Bar” for two consecutive years in 2014 and 2015.

After making his mark at Ace, Sabo took on the operational and creative buildout of the five culinary and cocktail concepts at Hotel Figueroa as its beverage director before becoming corporate director of food and beverage at Palisociety Hotels & Residences. He expanded the brand by six outlets during his tenure, with 15 concepts reporting to him in four different cities. Sabo accepted his most recent role as the executive assistant manager with a focus on food and beverage operations at Fairmont Century Plaza, where he opened the hotel’s Michelin-recognized French brasserie Lumiere and hosted his first Oscar nominee luncheon and Critics Choice Awards. Attracted by The Hollywood Roosevelt’s iconic story and intricate connection to Hollywood history, Sabo joined the entertainment industry institution with plans to implement a multi-phased approach focused on training and laying the groundwork to bring forth a new, elevated era to the hotel’s culinary experience. Sabo has already redesigned burger joint 25 Degrees, launched a new in-room dining menu, and reinvigorated the Library Bar as a bespoke cocktail and whiskey bar.

Sabo earned a scholarship to attend Villanova University in Philadelphia, from which he graduated with a bachelor’s degree with honors, before attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York on the Spencer Tracy Scholarship for his postgraduate degree. Sabo dabbled in acting and filmed several commercials prior to entering the hospitality industry. He still enjoys singing and dancing with his wife and two daughters.

About The Hollywood Roosevelt

The Hollywood Roosevelt is a legendary boutique hotel and entertainment industry institution. The site of the first Academy Awards in 1929, the hotel has played home to illustrious icons such as Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable and continues to serve as the epicenter for industry movers and shakers. With retro poolside cabanas and chic tower rooms with stunning views of the Hollywood Hills, the hotel offers a glamorous escape that continues to raise the bar on the Hollywood experience. The iconic Tropicana Pool provides guests the only locale in the world where they can swim in a million-dollar work of art painted by the acclaimed David Hockney. From celebrated Chef Nancy Silverton’s restaurant, The Barish, to poolside eatery Rosy Café, and Tinseltown hangouts The Spare Room and 25 Degrees, The Hollywood Roosevelt is the most coveted place to see and be seen in Los Angeles. For more information, visit Follow on Facebook and Instagram @thehollywoodroosevelt.