Sep 21, 2017

New Openings

Torali Bar

Showcasing some of the country’s newest properties

Urban Farmer Denver

Urban Farmer is a family of restaurants with locations in Portland, Cleveland, Philadelphia and now Denver. They all stem from the concept of a modern, yet inviting locally-sourced steakhouse. The Urban Farmer backdrop is warm and elegant, yet quaint and rustic, visually telling the life story of the hardworking country farmer who marries the cosmopolitan art collector. The result is a space that is at once a restored farmhouse combined with an eclectically sophisticated art gallery. Every location of Urban Farmer, though inspired by the same unexpected couple, has its own twist that is uniquely original and authentic to the city it lives within.

Urban Farmer’s menu continues the theme of juxtaposition as it appeals to every taste, from simple to sophisticated. Having their own in-house butcher shop allows them to use their meticulously selected heritage-bred beef in the most creative manner possible, along with equally well-chosen, sustainably sourced poultry and seafood. The steakhouse is not solely focused on meat alone, offering also an array of flavorful, chef-inspired sides, soups and salads from the season’s abundance. Additionally, the beverage program complements the food and concept, taking its inspiration from early-American cocktail culture and proudly featuring local craft beers, a curated wine list, and spirits with fresh ingredients to give them a creative twist.


Torali Bar

Torali Italian – Steak

The new Italian concept, located on the 12th floor of the Ritz-Carlton Chicago, is modern in approach and Italian in spirit, featuring a contemporary, chef-driven menu curated by Chef Gregory Elliot. Menu highlights include fresh pastas made in-house daily, prime and dry-aged meats, wild fish and seafood, and celebrated Italian classics with an elevated twist.

The Old World-inspired beverage program at the adjacent Torali Bar features both local and authentic Italian spirits and original cocktails, innovative house-made infusions, limoncello, beer and wine to complement the dining experience.

Venture past Torali Bar to find Rooftop at Torali, with breathtaking views of the city. This modern rooftop bar and lounge specializes in handcrafted cocktails and fresh Italian-inspired bites. It is open seasonally.

The Café, open all day, offers a sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere and boasts specialty coffee from La Colombe, freshly squeezed juices, gourmet sandwiches and decadent desserts and pastries.



The Stateview Hotel, an Autograph Collection

The Stateview Hotel, part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection, will be located on the Centennial campus of North Carolina State University. The hotel will offer an elevated level of technology and interactive spaces, a smart-style design and unique collaborative hubs. It will celebrate NC State by featuring news about the school’s accomplishments and by selling local products produced at the university.

The Stateview Hotel is looking forward to welcoming all types of visitors, from corporate business travelers to families and friends visiting NC State. Guests will enjoy the property’s small boutique setting next to Lake Raleigh and across the street from the Lonnie Poole golf course.

The hotel will have 164 rooms, 10,000 square feet of meeting space, and a restaurant and bar with an outdoor terrace overlooking Lake Raleigh. The Stateview Hotel is planning to open for business October 1, 2017.


Las Alcobas

Las Alcobas

A Luxury Collection hotel in the heart of Napa Valley, Las Alcobas is a historic resort aiming to refine the art of unforgettable hospitality. At Las Alcobas, you will be pampered with the warmth of a place called home, with service that exceeds all expectations.

The historic resort boasts 68 rooms and suites, all with gracious floor plans. A beautiful outdoor terrace and vineyard views complement nightly Spring Mountain sunsets. The property’s signature restaurant, Acacia House by Chris Cosentino, offers guests an upscale dining option with modern, seasonal menus paired with exquisite Napa Valley wines.


Mortons The Steakhouse Jacksonville

Morton’s The Steakhouse, Jacksonville

Morton’s The Steakhouse is excited to announce its new location inside the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront hotel.

“Morton’s The Steakhouse is one of the most recognizable and successful high-end steakhouses in the nation,” said Tim Whitlock, C.O.O. and Senior Vice President of Operations. “We are thrilled to join the Jacksonville community and look forward to offering guests an unrivaled dining experience with the finest cuts of beef in a sophisticated, dynamic atmosphere.”

The steakhouse’s alluring ambience welcomes an added sophistication that follows from the entry to the bar, and into the dining room. Guests are invited to enjoy handcrafted and high-tech cocktails at the polished black granite bar, complete with a sleek chrome liquor bottle display. Glamorous, black-patent crocodile leather booths occupy the dining room. Decorative glass within tiered light fixtures sparkles and reflects off smoked mirror columns. The restaurant boasts a sleek color palette featuring a mix of gray, black, brown and gold accents. The colorways are reflected in the circle motif carpet as well as in the wall coverings. Leroy Nieman’s art prints, which have long been a staple of the Morton’s brand, continue to be a colorful highlight in the restaurant.