HOSPITALITY DIRECTOR & MANAGING PARTNER
Holly McClain, a Detroit native and boomerang restaurateur honed her talent for hospitality in Chicago and Las Vegas, where she played an integral role in the development and operation of six award-winning restaurants throughout the last decade. The hot spots include the iconic Spring restaurant (short listed for James Beard Best New Restaurant), the acclaimed vegetarian destination Green Zebra and progressive American steakhouse, Custom House, all formerly located in Chicago. Currently, she is partnered with her husband, James Beard Award winning chef and restaurateur Shawn McClain, along with Sarah and Richard Camarota in their three Las Vegas destinations: Sage and Five50 Pizza Bar, both at Aria Resort and Casino and Libertine Social located at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
As a passionate and inspired hospitality leader, Holly has always dreamed of bringing a signature restaurant to her hometown of Detroit, where she and Shawn moved to raise their family in 2011. When the incredible opportunity to take over the 71st & 72nd floors of the landmark GMRENCEN presented itself, the McClains felt this was the right entry into the city’s dynamic and explosive culinary scene. “I am beyond thrilled that we are reinventing the top floors of a building I’ve revered and been inspired by all my life. I am deeply committed to making this our most exciting and successful dining destination yet!” says Holly, who will leverage her front-of-house expertise to develop the hospitality culture and training protocol for the venue.
Throughout her travels and experience working in some of the greatest dining cities in America, Holly’s heart has always been in Detroit. She and Shawn are surrounded by family and committed to their local community, raising their two little girls Cameryn and Kylie in Grosse Ile. MI.