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THE H.WOOD GROUP - OUR STORY

The h.wood Group is a Los Angeles based hospitality and lifestyle company with a diversified portfolio of upscale nightlife & restaurant venues. Born and raised in Los Angeles, longtime friends John Terzian and Brian Toll established The h.wood Group in 2008 after years of working independently. Their vision was born out of a need to bring high-end, thoughtful and detailed concepts to the Los Angeles market and, eventually, all over the world. With a love of catering to the friends and family whom they had grown up with, Terzian and Toll spent their time tending to their every social need. To this day, this emphasis on service remains at the core of The h.wood Group.

It began with one nightclub, where h.wood friends and family could convene, and today, the company is responsible for some of the most iconic brands in the world, including Delilah, The Nice Guy, and Bootsy Bellows, among many others. With thirteen venues in Los Angeles, five others across the nation and four new ones on the horizon, The h.wood Group is rapidly expanding. Its multi-concept portfolio is uniquely positioned to cater to different markets while staying true to its core values-distinct aesthetics, world-class service and palpable atmosphere. With an emphasis on art, fashion and entertainment, the company’s projects seek to reflect and impact popular culture on both local and global scales.

In addition to brick-and-mortar concepts, The h.wood Group offers corporate branding, catering, event production and marketing services. The company has established itself as one of the most reputable event producers in the market with a proven track record of success. From private events to international pop-ups, The h.wood Group has a global footprint. Now a multi-faceted brand with impressive growth, the h.wood name is known well beyond the bounds of the cities it occupies.

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John Terzian

An arbiter of taste and advocate of flawless service, John Terzian is the Co-Founder and Co-President of Los Angeles-based hospitality and lifestyle firm The h.wood Group. The Southern California native formed the company in 2008 with his partner, Brian Toll. Together, they have created some of the most iconic venues in the world. Having grown up in Los Angeles, Terzian brings a breadth of experience and networks to The h.wood Group. His close-knit industry relationships have stemmed from his professional background and entrepreneurial business affairs. He began working at AMLV Management and went on to co-found The h.wood Group. This endeavor would launch his career in the hospitality industry.

Today, Terzian is responsible for the creative development and concept design of each project, as well as strategic partnerships. A fine arts major in college, he has a distinct aesthetic and brings an elegance and nostalgic design to each venue. Terzian understands how to cater to an elite clientele, and his ability to anticipate needs and wants 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 recognized hospitality brands in the industry.

Today, Toll oversees operations, finance, and business strategy. With a track record spanning almost two decades, he brings a wealth of knowledge and relationships to his work. His diligent approach has garnered a reputation for trust, integrity and professionalism, and his business acumen has turned his venues into overnight successes. Toll understands the inner workings of the industry and ensures that The h.wood Group runs seamlessly. His perspective keeps the stylish properties ahead of the curve.