The Statler Hotel To Reopen With Graham Dodds As Its Culinary Director
  28 July, 2017

The Statler Hotel To Reopen With Graham Dodds As Its Culinary Director

The iconic Statler Hilton, which opened in 1956, will make a huge comeback. And, along with it, Chef Graham Dodds.

Dodds will be The Statler's culinary director.

For 16 years, the place stayed vacant. However, the Statler hotel and residences' renovation is nearly complete, potentially opening at the year end. It will be a luxury boutique hotel with 219 lavish residences and 159 rooms. It will also have six dining options, a boutique retails, multi-purpose events and concert venue and meeting spaces.

Graham Dodds will become the culinary director and chef at The Statler hotel.

Epic F&B, a corporation between Plan B Group, Inc. and Turn The Tables Hospitality, will operate the 58,000 square foot building. Todd Conger, who is Uncle Julio's former CEO and the Turn The Tables Hospitality Operations Chief will deal with the daily operations at the hotel.

Dodds is responsible for the Bolsa and Wayward Sons.

What are some of the projects you can see in and around The Statler?

  • Overeasy - This will serve breakfast, lunch and supper meals using farm-to-table ingredients and will include a gourmet coffee bar with seating out on the patio that overlooks the Main Street Gardens and counter seating as well.

  • Scout - Visitors to the Scout can check out any of the American cuisines from its menu. It also has four bowling lanes, flat screen TVs, live music, billiards table, four Ping-Pong tables and foosball.

  • Bourbon and Banter - Cocktail lounge with a large bourbon and whiskey library and cocktails.

  • Fine China - A full-service lunch and supper Pan-Asian restaurant and bar, which includes high tea, private rooms, Japanese whiskeys and sake.

  • Waterproof - Located on the 19th floor is Waterproof - a poolside lounge poolside roof deck bar. It also offers resort-style services and weekend DJs.

The Statler is wonderful news for downtown, as developers reach out to the local talent to help make the place a success.