Disruptive Restaurant Group Announces New Cleo Location
PR Newswire Press Release
By Disruptive Restaurant Group
May 17, 2016

Chef Danny Elmaleh’s Contemporary Mediterranean Restaurant to Open in L.A. LIVE

LOS ANGELES, May 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Disruptive Restaurant Group, a subsidiary of sbe, the Los Angeles-based leading lifestyle hospitality company, announced today award-winning Mediterranean restaurant, Cleo, will open its first standalone location this fall in L.A. LIVE, a sports and entertainment district in downtown Los Angeles.

Helmed by Chef Danny Elmaleh, Cleo L.A. LIVE will evoke a contemporary mezze bar, offering its signature shared-plate, social dining experience in a nearly 8,000 square foot space. The restaurant will seat nearly 200 guests in the main dining area and 60 guests on the wrap-around outdoor patio.

“Cleo’s sharable plates and cocktails are made to be enjoyed with company. We are confident Chef Danny’s vibrant food will be a great fit for a dynamic entertainment area like L.A. LIVE,” said John Kolaski, President of Disruptive Restaurant Group.

Created by Disruptive Restaurant Group’s acclaimed culinary partner Chef Danny Elmaleh, the Cleo brand first opened as an in-hotel dinner hotspot. Cleo has received numerous accolades including being named one of OpenTable’s “50 hottest restaurants in the U.S.” Due to its popularity, Disruptive Restaurant Group will take the Cleo concept to L.A. LIVE, the restaurant’s second Los Angeles outpost and fourth overall location. Cleo’s current locations include: The Redbury Hollywood, SLS Las Vegas and The Redbury South Beach.

Drawn from a variety of influences, Cleo’s cuisine showcases a modern twist on the ingredients and cultures of the eastern and southern Mediterranean. Unique to this location, breakfast and lunch will be available, along with exclusive new menu items. The restaurant will also feature favorite classic Cleo dishes and cocktails.

“Cleo was my first culinary concept with sbe. I’m proud to see how far we’ve come and excited to be opening a second location in the city I love and where the brand was born,” said Chef Danny.

Dakota Development, another subsidiary of sbe, is developing Cleo L.A. LIVE. It has selected acclaimed interior designer Wendy Haworth to create a signature look for Cleo L.A. LIVE, which will embody the high-energy yet intimate atmosphere that Cleo is known for at its locations.

Cleo L.A. LIVE will mark sbe and Disruptive Restaurant Group’s fourth partnership with AEG Worldwide, a leading sports and entertainment presenter. Disruptive Restaurant Group currently operates Katsuya L.A. LIVE and sbe Nightlife operates Hyde Lounge at Staples Center and Hyde Lounge at T-Mobile Arena.

Cleo L.A. LIVE is located at 800 W. Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90015.

About Disruptive Restaurant Group:
Disruptive Restaurant Group is the leading restaurant company devoted to the development of visionary concepts and award-winning culinary experiences. A subsidiary of leading lifestyle hospitality company, sbe, Disruptive Restaurant Group incubates and operates globally renowned culinary brands. The company’s critically-acclaimed restaurants include Katsuya, Cleo, The Bazaar by José Andrés, Hyde Kitchen + Cocktails, and Umami. For more details, please visit sbe.com/restaurants.

About sbe:
sbe is a leading lifestyle hospitality company that develops, manages and operates award-winning hotels, restaurants and nightclubs. Through exclusive partnerships with cultural visionaries, sbe is dedicated to delivering the best in service, design, culinary programming, and entertainment. Already a proven leader in the hospitality and real estate industries, sbe has more than 100 properties currently operating or in development, and is expanding several of its flagship brands including SLS, Hyde and The Redbury, both nationally and internationally. The company will debut a new slate of hotel and residence properties in 2016, including the recently announced Hyde Hotel & Residences and SLS LUX Hotel & Residences. SLS Hotel & Residences will represent over 3,900 hotel rooms and 1,600 residences worldwide by 2019. In addition to its distinctive hotels, sbe’s world-renowned restaurants and lounges include Katsuya, The Bazaar by José Andrés and Hyde Lounge. Founded in 2002 by Executive Chairman and CEO Sam Nazarian, sbe is a privately held company. More information about sbe can be obtained at sbe.com or by downloading the sbe App.

Media Contact:
Kati Bergou
Rubenstein Public Relations
212 805 3014

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