Industry Update
Appointment20 May 2016

Jennie Yip

Appointed Lifestyle and Cultural Curator
At The Knickerbocker in New York - NY, USA

Jennie YipThe Knickerbocker, the five-star hotel and New York City landmark located at the edge of Times Square, appoints Jennie Yip as in-house lifestyle and cultural curator for the hotel’s three food and beverage outlets. Yip will advise and conceptualize F&B programming through for the fourth floor signature restaurant, Charlie Palmer at The Knick; coffee roaster and eatery, Jake’s; and the rooftop bar, St. Cloud. Yip’s experience in the culinary and hospitality industry spans over two decades, having worked with owners, operators, and developers as partners and consultants in various projects throughout the hospitality industry. Collaborations have included ground-breaking hotels such as Gramercy Park Hotel, Delano Hotel and Mercer Hotel. She has also worked directly with celebrity hoteliers and restaurateurs including Ian Schrager, Geoffrey Zakarian, Andre Balazs and Jean-Georges Vongerichten. In time for the Spring and Summer rooftop season, Yip has programming initiatives in place ensuring St. Cloud is the go-to entertainment venue not just in midtown, but in all of Manhattan. St. Cloud’s new spring menu boasts an impressive selection of chef Palmer’s favorite New York-styled eats paired with inventive spring and summer cocktails including the Siberian Summer, made with Stumptown Cold Brew Coffee. Yip has additional plans to roll out programming initiatives across all three dining venues that will journey far beyond the palate and range from customized services for exclusive guests to a curated music and nightlife series like the Full Moon Parties and more surprise and delights to come throughout the year.
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