NEW YORK, N.Y.—Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich, owners of B&B Hospitality Group (B&BHG), announce that they will take over the food and beverage program at the Maritime Hotel.
The project will encompass the spaces currently occupied by La Bottega, the lobby bar, and the Cabanas as well as room-service for hotel guests.
The food program will mirror the hotel’s nautical architectural elements, featuring cooking of the Italian coast and islands. Dishes of crudo and whole fish will conjure the storied hotels of Capri. Pastel colors and terra-cotta tiles will transport diners to the terraced hillsides of Positano.
The Maritime Hotel project will be B&BHG’s first new standalone restaurant in New York in nearly a decade. B&BHG’s most recent New York undertaking was Del Posto, the distinguished four-star restaurant which opened in 2006 just west of the Maritime Hotel. B&BHG also operates the restaurants inside the Eataly Marketplace which opened in 2010.
“The Maritime has just as much, if not more, outdoor space than any other hotel in Manhattan. It’s the sort of place I like to spend time. We’ll bring our perspective on Italian food and a little old-school New York to this Chelsea landmark,” Batali says. “The neighborhood is ready for a new hangout. I look forward to working with Richard Born and Sean MacPherson and their expert team.”