Monday, March 6, 2017

Justin Abad Appointed New General Manager - Outlets at The Dupont Circle Hotel

The Dupont Circle Hotel

From our friends at The Dupont Circle Hotel...

The Dupont Circle Announces the Appointment of Justin Abad as General Manager - Outlets

A key step in the reinvention of Bar Dupont and Cafe Dupont in 2017

Seasoned professional, Justin Abad, has joined the food-and-beverage team at The Dupont Circle where outlets Café Dupont and Bar Dupont are not only a draw for world travelers but also a focal point in one of Washington’s most popular neighborhoods.

Mr. Abad will serve as General Manager of Outlets. He brings to the position extensive experience as an independent restaurateur with knowledge of the Washington market and important relationships within the tightly knit culinary and beverage community.


A graduate of George Washington University, Mr. Abad began as a server at Cashion’s Eat Place in 2002 and hasn’t looked back. Along the way, he studied and worked in Rome where he immersed himself in culinary and oenological history. Upon his return to the States, he began training under Cashion’s wine director and partner, John Fulchino, and within a short time was promoted to General Manager. In July of 2007, Mr. Abad and his partners purchased the restaurant from owners Ann Cashion and John Fulchino.

In 2010, Mr. Abad opened A.M. Wine Shoppe, a neighborhood delicatessen focused on a carefully curated wine selection with antipasti and charcuterie. This led to new ventures the first of which was Pop’s SeaBar opened in September 2014. He also co-founded TinMan Hospitality, an independent restaurant consulting practice with a focus on system efficiencies, defining and improving culture, and management development.

“Justin brings with him an impressive and exciting range of experience in the food-and-beverage area. We are delighted to welcome him to the team,” noted Mark Roche-Garland, General Manager of The Dupont Circle.

About The Dupont Circle:
The Dupont Circle sits a stroll away from the city’s political bustle, surrounded by boutiques, bookshops, artisan bakeries and sidewalk cafes. The polished stone floors of the hotel’s glamorous lobby have, for decades, echoed with the footsteps of DC’s political heavyweights, while the Italian marble fireplace has warmed fretful conversations long into the evenings. The Dupont Circle really comes to life after dark, and Bar Dupont buzzes as guests and locals rub shoulders with Washington’s hip crowd. Bar Dupont also offers lunch and dinner, while the modern French brasserie Cafe Dupont serves breakfast, dinner and weekend brunch. The lounge area on the Executive Floor - Level Nine – is the perfect place to digest the day’s news over great coffee, while balconies offer astonishing views across the city - perfect to absorb the buzz of global decision-making going on all around. The 327 guest rooms and suites are comfortably appointed; spacious and design-led, each with their own iPhone docking stations, flat screen TVs and spacious bathrooms with roomy walk-in showers.  For more information, please visit www.doylecollection.com/dupont.

About The Doyle Collection:
The Dupont Circle is a Doyle Collection hotel, an Irish, family-owned luxury hotel group with hotels in five vibrant cities: Dublin, London, Washington DC, Bristol and Cork. All eight hotels offer a unique Slice of the City offering guests a taste of the fantastic locations through special menus, amenities and distinctive touches in the hotel. They also open the door to special experiences around the city through the expertise and contacts of the hotel team and partnerships with the best local experts and attractions. The design-led properties provide modern havens for contemporary travelers, as well as stylish bars and restaurants for local consumers. For more details please visit www.doylecollection.com

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