Best Bar Manager - 2002
Nic Janes, Redwood Room
How does one manage to keep his cool when stars like Moby, Monica Lewinsky, and Barry Bonds pull up a stool at your bar, alongside some of the hippest cats in the city? Maintaining equality and enjoyment for all guests is what Nic Janes does better than anyone. Formerly with the Kimpton Group Hotels, he turned Ponzu into a nightlife destination. Then cutting-edge hotelier Ian Schrager grabbed Janes to run the revamped Redwood Room. Janes has preserved the Schrager quality and keeps things running smoothly at the high-profile bar, which has been written up in a number of national and international magazines, by catering to every whim and special request, whether you're famous or not.