Moxy Portland Downtown Taps Into Portland’s Culinary Scene, Announcing its Quest for Local Chefs to Launch the Opening of for Food Cart Alley
The Three Pod Alley Scheduled To Open Winter 2021
For immediate release – Moxy Portland Downtown and Graves Hospitality announced today their search for local chefs to launch their highly anticipated Food Cart Alley. In a neighborhood long cherished for its food trucks, Food Cart Alley is designed to permanently incorporate local purveyors into the heart of the hotel, allowing hotel guests convenient access to a variety of culinary options, while simultaneously opening up to Alder for a seamless street connection. Positioned to compliment the lively lobby bar, the space also features a continuous canopy to welcome both hotel guests and pedestrians regardless of the weather.
To heighten the search, Iron Chef Winner and Top Chef competitor Justin Sutherland will serve as the Chief Collaborator for Food Cart Alley. Sutherland will work in tandem with the hotel team to find the best in local talent and act as a mentor to those launching new concepts. With two spots left to be filled, local restaurateurs interested in learning more about becoming a part of Food Cart Alley should visit foodcartalley.com and contact [email protected].
“We respect the vital role of food trucks in shaping local identity,” said Benjamin Graves, president and CEO of Graves Hospitality. “By incorporating a food hall experience like Food Cart Alley in Moxy’s lobby and creating a direct integration with the streetscape of Alder, we are committed to showcasing local talent.”
The Graves Hospitality team created Food Cart Alley to serve as a new home and support system for chefs that may have struggled to get through the pandemic or for chefs looking for a space to launch an innovative concept. Allowing them the space to get creative in a guaranteed location, Food Cart Alley is a place where both seasoned and up-and-coming chefs are encouraged to bring their new ideas to fruition.
The street-level dining destination is positioned to infuse the lively lobby bar with welcoming energy and “patio inspired” indoor space. Offering ample seating and designated areas to play group games such as giant jenga and garden-size shuffleboard, Food Cart Alley is the ideal space to engage and unwind. Designed to draw in guests and passersby to experience a local taste of Portland, Food Cart Alley not only reflects the surrounding cultural liveliness, but also magnifies it.
About Graves Hospitality: Graves Hospitality turns ideas into action and Real Estate into enterprise. GH offers a comprehensive range of development and management services adeptly tailored to answer the unique needs of independent and branded hotels, resorts and restaurants as well as residential and commercial projects. The company’s development skills and management services, including sales, marketing, distribution, human resources and accounting, are honed by over 40 years of continued success. Consistently recognized as an industry leader, GH has developed and managed more than 100 hotels and restaurants, as well as residential and commercial developments. GH is passionate about providing owners, guests and associates with an unparalleled level of service and expertise. Partnering with smart, creative and sincerely enjoyable people and then fiercely maintaining those relationships, results in a positive synergy that naturally fosters success. GH takes great pride in being able to identify, develop, build and manage projects that create great profits for our investors. To learn more information about Graves Hospitality, visit www.graveshospitality.com.
About KCB Real Estate: KCB Real Estate is a family-owned real estate operating company that provides joint venture equity to acquire and operate a wide range of properties across the country. KCB partners with people who have high integrity and a strong history of successful real estate investments. KCB currently oversees over 70 properties across the United States with an asset value of over $1 billion, including hotels, apartment communities, healthcare facilities, shopping centers, offices and industrial buildings. KCB distinguishes itself by its philosophy of holding properties for the long term and its commitment to projects that serve the needs of the local community. For more information, visit www.kcbrem.com.
About Moxy Hotels: Moxy Hotels is Marriott International’s new millennial-focused brand that debuted in September 2014 with the opening of the Moxy Milan. A boutique-hotel concept for the next-Gen traveler, Moxy is a fresh and innovative brand combining stylish design and approachable service at an affordable price point. With tech-enabled rooms, vibrant lobby spaces and warm, modern service, Moxy aims to surprise travelers with a thoughtful, spirited and fun guest experience. Moxy Hotels is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy, the new name of Marriott’s travel program replacing Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz- Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG). The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including earning points toward free hotel stays and nights toward Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit MarriottBonvoy.marriott.com. To learn more about Moxy Hotels, visit www.MoxyHotels.com.