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  • Star Restaurant Group CEO Brings Hospitality Expertise to Washington, D.C.'s Finest Hotel
  • Caitlin Kizielewicz
    ckizielewicz@livewiredc.com
    703.519.1600 Ext. 104

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 6, 2010) — The Hay-Adams, one of the top luxury hotels in the world, announced the appointment of Dan Mesches, Washington-based restaurateur, as its newest advisor.


    Mesches brings to The Hay-Adams exceptional experience and knowledge from his success in the hospitality field both locally and at the national level. As a consultant, Mesches will work with the Hay-Adam's culinary and executive teams to enhance the dining and guest experience throughout the hotel. He will also oversee the hotel's prestigious private function space, Top of the Hay, recognized for its breathtaking view overlooking the White House.


    "We are pleased to bring such a gifted restaurateur on board," said Kay Enokido, President of The Hay-Adams. "His talent, professionalism, energy and exceptional knowledge of the restaurant industry will be an outstanding addition to our executive team and will truly benefit The Hay-Adams."


    While at The Hay-Adams, Mesches will continue to serve as the President, Founder and CEO of Star Restaurant Group, LLC, his consultancy and restaurant management company credited with the success of nationally known restaurants such as The Red Sage and Zola.


    "My job is to build on the Hay-Adam's respected brand while helping refine its food and beverage program to reflect the newest in culinary movements," said Mesches. "I am excited to explore these opportunities with our talented team especially at the newly-designed Top of the Hay."


    About The Hay-Adams


    Named after the residences of John Hay and Henry Adams, The Hay-Adams first opened its doors in 1928 and immediately attracted prominent Washingtonians and travelers. Located across Lafayette Square from the White House, the historic Hay-Adams features 124 rooms, 21 suites and nine meeting rooms. Recognized as a power dining destination, The Lafayette Room offers contemporary American Cuisine for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. For evening dining and entertainment, Off the Record is noted as the "place to be seen but not heard" in Washington. The Top of the Hay provides an intimate atmosphere for private functions with seating arrangements overlooking the White House. The Hay-Adams is overseen by President Kay Enokido, who has worked for the hotel for more than 20 years, and Vice President and General Manager Hans Bruland. For more information visit www.hayadams.com.