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DALLAS (February 27, 2019) – The Adolphus, Dallas’ premier luxury boutique property, proudly welcomes Nicholas Katz as its new General Manager of Food & Beverage. Katz will oversee operations for all hotel F&B outlets, including Otto’s Coffee & Fine Foods, City Hall Bistro and City Hall Bar, The French Room and The French Room Bar, chef-driven menus at the pool deck and in-room dining. Katz will also oversee banquets and events for the properties 24,000 square feet of event space. Katz brings more than two decades of industry experience, working with notable concepts such as Fireside Pies, Victor Tangos, The Porch, American Food & Beverage and most recently, Headington Companies.

“I’ve always loved being a part of the hospitality industry,” said Katz. “I enjoy getting to interact with all types of people and tackle challenges that a constantly evolving industry brings. I’m so happy to be joining the exceptional team behind the success at The Adolphus and to grow a legacy F&B program that surprises and engages our guests.”

From server to general manger, Katz – originally from Cape Town, South Africa – has garnered experience in culinary destinations such as Atlanta and Los Angeles before his return to Texas. Katz began his career in food & beverage when he was 16 years old at a mom-and-pop Italian concept and has worked his way up in the industry. In his previous role as Director of Restaurant Operations at Headington Companies, Katz oversaw the opening of four new concepts in Dallas which included Wheelhouse, Sassetta, Go Go, and Commissary.

“We are delighted to have Nik Katz overseeing our food and beverage operations at The Adolphus,” said Amanda McFarland, Corporate Director of Restaurants & Bars for Makeready. “Many of us within Makeready have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Nik for over 10 years in the Dallas restaurant community.  He brings energy and focus to the leadership team with a guest-centric approach that will allow us to grow and evolve as a leader in the restaurant industry.”

About The Adolphus

Recognized for more than a century as the iconic address for Dallas hospitality, The Adolphus offers timeless culture, vibrant and storied surroundings, imaginative and collaborative food and drink, and locally celebrated amenities and experiences, all crafted and delivered with intuitive, memorable service. Located in the heart of downtown Dallas just steps from the lively and sophisticated city center, The Adolphus has won numerous awards, including the coveted AAA Four Diamond and US News and World Report’s “Best Hotels in the USA”, while its storied French Room is the only restaurant in Texas to maintain an AAA Five Diamond Award for 25 consecutive years. The Adolphus is owned by Ohio-based Rockbridge Capital and is part of Autograph Collection Hotels, a curated portfolio of hotels recognized for celebrating individuality. Find us at or visit Facebook or Twitter.

About Makeready

Designed from the ground up to create truly independent hotel, restaurant, and retail brands with individual points of view, Makeready is a different kind of hotel operator, one that provides an opportunity for travelers to connect to the world around them, city by city and person by person. Makeready is committed to developing independent experiences that are an essential part of each community, cultivating deep, emotional connections across guests, teams, and local brands to create sustainable value for investors. Find us online at or Instagram at or Twitter at

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