Distinctive Experiences - is a reflection of Menin Hospitality's diverse property portfolio and the uniquely warm and friendly approach to guest service.
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: Mondrian South Beach, Shelborne South Beach, Gale South Beach, and Raffaello Chicago; nightlife venues: DrumBar Chicago, Bodega South Beach and Ricky’s South Beach; and dine-in or delivery service restaurants: Pizza Bar South Beach, Bodega South Beach, Bodega Wynwood and Ricky’s.
Since the beginning, elevating the guest experience has been our true mission at Menin Hospitality.Keith Menin | Principal
Principal of Menin Hospitality, Keith Menin, is recognized as a leader in the new generation of hoteliers. Menin’s expanding portfolio of hotels, restaurants and nightlife destinations pioneers the modern-day preservation of historic properties providing travelers with new, distinctive experiences.
With roots in Florida’s hotel industry, Miami-born Keith began to learn the fundamentals of a hotelier in his teens tending the front desk of Shelborne South Beach then owned by his uncle and mentor, Russell Galbut.
Following graduation from Cornell University, Keith joined forces with his cousin, Jared Galbut to form Menin Hospitality, which quickly grew as they redeveloped Mondrian South Beach and Shelborne South Beach.
Menin Hospitality’s portfolio of 15 brands spans throughout South Florida and Chicago offering upscale lodging, lifestyle restaurants and nightlife venues including Gale South Beach, Bodega Taqueria y Tequila and Mondrian South Beach.
We are thrilled at the positive growth of the company and the opportunity to bring the authentic concepts to more neighborhoods both within our South Florida community and beyond.
Jared Galbut serves as Managing Principal of Menin Hospitality, the Miami-based company known for its 15 experiential brands including boutique hotels, restaurants and nightlife venues such as Mondrian South Beach, Bodega Taqueria y Tequila and The Gale Hotel.
A Miami native, Galbut discovered his passion for the hospitality industry as a teen, working for his uncle at Crescent Heights one of the nation’s largest developers of high rises, multifamily housing and hotels. After gaining a deep understanding of the industry, Galbut acquired the Raffaello Chicago and relocated to Illinois to develop the hotel.
While maintaining success of this new venture – a hotel that is still part of Menin Hospitality’s portfolio – Galbut sought out further opportunities to take him home to Miami Beach and founded Menin Hospitality with another emerging hotelier, his cousin Keith Menin.
Galbut is a Board of Directors Member for the Greater Miami Hospitality Association and a member of the Young President’s Organization (YPO).