John Meadow is the founder and president of LDV Hospitality. Focused on concept and business development, John drives the creative process for LDV, envisioning and creating new concepts as well as forging business partnerships with hoteliers, developers, and celebrated chefs alike.
John began his career in the hospitality industry immediately after graduating from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration, as manager at The Plaza Hotel’s Oak Room. In 2008, John sought out to create something of his own and opened Scarpetta to critical acclaim in New York City’s then emerging Meatpacking District. With Scarpetta’s enormous success, he went on to launch LDV Hospitality, which now boasts 27 food and beverage concepts throughout the country, including restaurants, lounges, coffee bars and event venues. In addition to Scarpetta, some of LDV’s most recognized properties include American Cut, Regent Cocktail Club, No. 8, Dolce Italian, among others. Whether through fine dining or indulgent nightlife, John’s vision and philosophy for LDV is to take inspiration from iconic, classic moments of old world hospitality cultures and adopt them to today’s modern social life. John has been featured in such publications as The New York Times, Bloomberg Business, Crain’s New York Business, The Wall Street Journal, GOTHAM, Manhattan Magazine, Paper, Forbes, and more. He currently lives in New York City with his wife Karin and their two daughters.