• FACTORY PLACE HOSPITALITY GROUP ANNOUNCES A NEW SALES TEAM

     
    POSTED February 5, 2019
     

Los Angeles-based Factory Place Hospitality Group has hired Bryan Marn and Janalane Southard to oversee restaurant sales and events at its properties in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Marn joins the FPHG team as events director for the group’s Los Angeles restaurants—The Factory Kitchen, Officine BRERA, and sixth+mill pizzeria and bar. Southard joins the team as restaurant sales manager for the newly opened The Factory Kitchen in The Venetian Resort Las Vegas. 

Marn has 20 years of food and beverage experience, mostly in New York and L.A. Southard also joins the Factory Place Hospitality Group with two decades of experience in Las Vegas. 

“It is so exciting to be an integral part of the The Factory Kitchen Las Vegas team from the very beginning! I am passionate about connecting with our guests on a personal level to cultivate long-term relationships and return business,” says Southard.

FPHG’s four celebrated restaurants are the original The Factory Kitchen, Officine BRERA and sixth+mill pizzeria and bar, all in Downtown L.A., and The Factory Kitchen at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas on the Las Vegas Strip. 

Due to COVID-19, non-essential travel was, or has been, banned for months. Long anticipated trips and in-person gatherings were canceled and people have adjusted to the new normal: staying at home and meeting over Zoom. However, states have been slowly lifting restrictions, and non-essential travel will soon be happening across the country again. However, some may not be as comfortable with the thought of traveling as they were before the pandemic.  

 

Daily life has been significantly altered by COVID-19, no matter the industry. Many are working from home, while children stay inside for online schooling. Meetings and events have been hit especially hard, since the essence of the industry is face-to-face interactions. While we continue to self-isolate, plenty of organizations have been offering webinars with insights on how to handle the pandemic—watching webinars is a great way to use that extra time you might have used for your commute to learn something useful.

 

As the spread of the novel coronavirus continues to put immense pressure on the U.S. health care system and the people who keep it running, the American Hotel and Lodging Association is working to connect hotels with health workers who are struggling to find housing.