The Benson partners with Urban Restaurant Group | The Benson Hotel

The Benson partners with Urban Restaurant Group

PORTLAND, Ore. (April 15, 2024) The Benson Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton, announced its new partnership and culinary agreement with Urban Restaurant Group (URG), to manage all food offerings at the iconic downtown Portland hotel, to include The Palm Court Restaurant & Bar, Room Service and banquets.

With URG’s help, The Benson Portland’s Palm Court Restaurant has been transformed into a Northwest Bistro with French influences, showcasing Urban Restaurant Group’s culinary expertise and dedication to providing guests a memorable dining experience.

“We are thrilled to partner with Urban Restaurant Group and bring their culinary vision to The Benson Portland,” said George Schweitzer, Regional Director of Operations of West Coast Hospitality and The Benson Portland. “Their passion for creating innovative and delicious cuisine, combined with their extensive experience in the hospitality industry, make them the perfect partner to elevate our food and beverage program.”

Urban Restaurant Group, led by husband-and-wife duo Mark and Carla Byrum, has a proven track record of success in managing and operating multiple restaurants, venues, and lounges throughout Oregon. Their diverse portfolio of dining establishments and catering services showcases their commitment to excellence and their ability to adapt to the evolving culinary landscape.

“We are honored to be chosen to manage the food and beverage program at The Benson Portland,” said Mark Byrum, Co-Founder of Urban Restaurant Group. “The Benson is a beloved Portland landmark, and we are excited to bring our passion and creativity to this historic hotel. We look forward to creating extraordinary dining experiences for guests and locals alike.”

The new partnership between The Benson Portland and Urban Restaurant Group marks an exciting chapter in the hotel’s history. Guests and visitors can now indulge in delectable cuisine and exceptional service, further enhancing their stay at this iconic downtown Portland destination.

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