Among the childhood memories of cousins Keith Menin and Jared Galbut is a family chore: tending the front desk of their uncle’s Shelborne South Beach. With exposure to the regimen of a hotel operator by way of the family business, the cousins shared similar vision for their future in the hospitality industry. In 2005, they joined forces and acquired Sanctuary South Beach and focused their dynamic energy into a successful all-suite boutique hotel. Realizing the potential of their partnership in this field, the two established Menin Hospitality.
Today their eclectic portfolio includes hotels Bentley South Beach, Gale South Beach, Kaskades South Beach, Sanctuary South Beach and Raffaello Chicago; nightlife venues Drumbar Chicago and Radio Bar South Beach; and dine-in or delivery service Bodega Taqueria y Tequila, Pizza Bar South Beach, and Red Ginger. Additional openings in early 2016 include Bakehouse and Ricky’s, with further plans to expand within the U.S. and internationally in 2016.