About Us


Welcome. The h.wood Group is a Los Angeles-based, hospitality and lifestyle marketing company with an iconic portfolio of luxury nightlife and restaurant venues. The vision of longtime friends John Terzian and Brian Toll, The h.wood Group was founded in 2008 as a way for the consummate hosts and entrepreneurs to bring their high-end, thoughtful concepts and passion for service to life.

From Delilah and The Nice Guy to Bootsy Bellows and Harriet’s, The h.wood Group is responsible for some of the most iconic brands in the world. With eleven venues in Los Angeles, three across the country and six new ones on the horizon, The h.wood Group is rapidly expanding thanks to its multi-concept portfolio uniquely positioned to cater to different markets. This growth is guided by the brand’s core values – distinct design, exceptional service and palpable atmosphere – which combine to create extraordinary moments for every guest.

The h.wood Group experience is known well beyond the walls of their brick-and-mortar locations, through its work as one of the most reputable event producers in the world. With passions for art, fashion, sports and entertainment, The h.wood Group’s signature approach to service and storytelling unites brands, consumers and talent at some of the world’s most iconic cultural events including Coachella, F1, Cannes, Art Basel and more. The h.wood Group offers corporate branding, catering, event production and marketing services at both private events and international pop-ups, reflecting and shaping popular culture on both local and global scales.

John Terzian

The creative arm of The h.wood operation, Los Angeles native John Terzian brings a breadth of experience, networks and vision to The h.wood Group. His close-knit industry relationships have stemmed from his professional background and entrepreneurial business affairs in a career of almost twenty years.

Today, Terzian is responsible for the creative development and concept design of each project as well as strategic, collaborative partnerships. A fine arts major in college and arbiter of taste, he has a distinct aesthetic that brings a sophistication and nostalgic design to each venue. Terzian has an unparalleled understanding of how to cater to an elite clientele. His ability to anticipate needs and wants of guests cements The h.wood Group as a provider of world-class service.

Terzian also plays an active role in philanthropy. He serves as a board member for Imagine LA, the non-profit mentorship program for the homeless, as well as for the Children’s Hospital Sports & Entertainment Board.

Brian Toll

A passionate connector and Los Angeles native, seasoned entrepreneur Brian Toll is the Co-Founder and Co-President of The h.wood Group. He and his partner and longtime friend, John Terzian, are responsible for some of the most iconic hospitality brands in the world.     .

Today, Toll oversees operations, finance and business strategy as The h.wood Group expands globally. With a track record spanning almost two decades, he brings a wealth of knowledge and established industry relationships to his work. His diligent approach has garnered a reputation for trust, integrity and professionalism, and his business acumen is driving The h.wood Group’s growth.  With a deep understanding of the inner workings of the industry, Toll’s perspective keeps The H.wood Group ahead of the curve.