JW Marriott Dallas Arts District Appoints Jonah Friedmann as Executive Chef

JW Marriott Dallas

DALLAS – February 23, 2023 – JW Marriott Dallas Arts District, scheduled to open in the spring of 2023, has announced that Jonah Friedmann has been appointed Executive Chef for the hotel’s three food and beverage outlets. The luxury hotel’s three food venues that Friedmann will oversee include Margaret’s, a three-meal farm-to-table restaurant featuring an open kitchen and 30-seat bar; Vincent’s, an outdoor lounge on the hotel’s 11th floor with gorgeous views of the surrounding Dallas Arts District; and 800 North, a coffee-to-cocktails concept located in the lobby on the street level of North Harwood Street.

Friedmann is a Chicago-born chef with a passion for seasonality and locality, using inspiration from travels and influential personal moments to develop his eclectic culinary tastes. He has held positions at hotels across the United States ranging from boutiques to 1,700-room hotels.  Friedmann was featured on NBC’s ‘Texas Today’ and was named the “Rising Star Chef” at the 2022 CultureMap Dallas Tastemaker Awards. 

“I’m excited to make the transition to Margaret’s and bring my farm-to-table style to a new venue,” Friedmann said of his appointment.  “Working with the JW Marriott brand and its commitment to whole body wellness aligns with my style as a chef and I can’t wait to get started, working with an array of fresh foods and the spectacular and soothing environment of the hotel.” 

Chef Friedmann brings over a decade of experience to the first JW Marriott hotel in Dallas, having trained at the Culinary Institute of America and Johnson & Wales.  “My vision for Margaret’s menu includes modern takes on Texas favorites with a focus on experience and seasonal ingredients that make Texas cuisine unique,” Friedmann said. “We want to impress every guest with dishes that are visually compelling, nourishing, and offer tastes to remember.”

Chef Friedmann will also oversee the development of menus for banquet and catering services offered in the hotel’s 10 meeting rooms, offering a total of 22,200+ square feet of flexible event space. These menus will offer customized options for small to large catering events and meet all dietary restrictions that guests and event planners may require.

The 23-floor, 267-room JW Marriott Dallas Arts District will feature meeting and conference areas, ballrooms, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and a show-stopping mid-air pool and deck with 40-foot ceilings, cabanas, and outdoor event space offering prime views of the downtown area and beyond. The hotel is located in the United States’ largest contiguous Arts District, near many of Dallas’ best museums and fine arts performance venues.


Executive Chef Jonah Friedmann Headshot
Executive Chef Jonah Friedmann

The first hotel under the JW Marriott flag in the city of Dallas, JW Marriott Dallas Arts District is located in the center of the Dallas Arts District, the largest contiguous arts district in the United States featuring multiple world-class museums, performance halls, and significant architecture. The hotel features three food and beverage outlets including 800 North, a ground-level coffee and cocktail bar; Margaret’s, a three-meal farm-to-table concept with a contemporary American menu; and Vincent’s, the 11th-floor outdoor lounge with wrap-around views of the downtown skyline offering seasonal handcrafted cocktails. Business meets pleasure with over 20,000 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting space and 267 guest rooms featuring mid-century modern design with elements inspired by the fine arts that surround the property on every side. Days may be spent enjoying the sunshine on the 11th-floor mid-air pool, and evenings spent on short strolls to Arts District landmarks. For more information, call 214-347-9499 or visit jwmarriottdallasartsdistrict.com.

JW Marriott is part of Marriott International’s luxury portfolio of brands and consists of beautiful properties and distinctive resort locations around the world. JW Marriott is a tribute to the founder of Marriott International, J. Willard “J.W.” Marriott, prioritized his own well-being so that he could take better care of others. Inspired by his approach to life and rooted in holistic well-being, JW Marriott properties offer a haven designed to allow guests to focus on feeling whole – present in mind, nourished in body, and revitalized in spirit – through programs and offerings that encourage them to come together and experience every moment to the fullest. Today there are more than 100 JW Marriott hotels in more than 35 countries and territories worldwide that cater to sophisticated, mindful travelers who come seeking experiences that help them be fully present, foster meaningful connections, and feed the soul. Visit JW Marriott online, and on Instagram and Facebook. JW Marriott is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy®, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments, and unparalleled benefits including complimentary nights and Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit marriottbonvoy.com.


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