Baltimore, MD – Hotel Revival, an award-winning Joie de Vivre hotel located in the heart of Baltimore’s historic Mount Vernon neighborhood, is pleased to announce Donal Neilan as its new director of food and beverage. Neilan is responsible for overseeing and bringing fresh ideas to the hotel’s food and beverage program, which includes Topside and B-Side Cocktails and Karaoke as well as the hotel’s private events and room service.

“We are thrilled to have Donal join our team during this exciting time of growth for the hotel,” said Donte Johnson, general manager of Hotel Revival. “His extensive experience and knowledge of the industry will elevate Topside and B-Side to new heights.”

“I’m proud to be a part of a team that inspires the community to continue investing in us,” said Neilan. “We have a lot of exciting things in the pipeline, and I look forward to contributing to that inspiration.”

Growing up with parents who owned and managed a local pub and grocery store in Ireland, Neilan’s experience in hospitality began at a young age. At 18, he secured his first management position at a pub in Ireland. He went on to manage three Irish bars and restaurants in Belgium and then worked in the restaurant business in Holland and France. Following his experience in Europe, Neilan desired change and ventured to the United States.

Neilan’s first job in the U.S. was manager at McGinty’s Public House in Silver Spring, Md. His most recent position was at B&O American Brasserie in Baltimore as director of food and beverage and general manager, where he oversaw restaurant staff, banquet operations and worked closely with the general manager of the adjacent hotel to ensure maximum customer service and guest satisfaction.