The h.wood Group
John Terzian has become a strong force in the Los Angeles restaurant and nightclub industry since the inception of The h.wood Group in 2008. From one lounge in LA to a flourishing business with over 17 venues across the country, he and his managing partner, Brian Toll, continue to expand h.woodâ€™s portfolio of upscale restaurants, nightclubs, and hotels.
As a Southern California native and a graduate of USC and Pepperdine Law School, Terzian brings a wealth of experience and close-knit industry relationships that have stemmed from his entrepreneurial endeavors. He has leveraged strategic partnerships and a signature style of branding to create a unique niche of reservation-only eateries like Delilah and the NICE GUY, which captured the attention of celebrities, foodies, and LA locals. Combining thoughtful cuisine, elegant cocktails, and state-of-the-art interiors have elevated Terzianâ€™s venues into some of the most-frequented establishments in the world.
Aside from being an entrepreneur, he is actively involved in philanthropy and serves as a board member for the nonprofit organization mentorship program for the homeless, Imagine LA, and serves as an active co-chair for the Childrenâ€™s Hospitalâ€™s Sports & Entertainment board.
Terzian has been notably featured in a variety of print publications including Forbes, Harperâ€™s Bazaar, Business Insider, Reuterâ€™s, Yahoo! Finance, Food & Wine, Travel & Leisure, and was on the cover of Business Jet Traveler and High Rise Life. He also made guest speaking appearances on Larry Kingâ€™s â€œKingâ€™s Thingsâ€, Inc. Magazineâ€™s 5000 Conference, and Bobby Flayâ€™s â€œBeat Bobby Flay.â€
With more venues and events on the horizon, Terzian continues to be the lead director of The h.wood Group. The h.wood Groupâ€™s portfolio includes nightlife venues, Bootsy Bellows LA & Aspen & Dallas, SHOREbar Santa Monica & Cabo, Mexico, Blind Dragon LA & Chicago & Scottsdale, The Peppermint Club, Poppy, Harrietâ€™s at 1 Hotel West Hollywood, with restaurants, The NICE GUY LA & Aspen, Delilah, Petite Taqueria, Mason Chicago & Santa Monica, 40 LOVE, SLAB, Alice Kitchen at 1 Hotel West Hollywood, and hotel properties, Found Hotels.