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Extraordinary people…extraordinary experiences.

PPX was built on the idea that true hospitality stems from treating every guest and team member with the utmost courtesy, generosity, and respect befitting a Personne Particulièrement Extraordinaire, the French term for a particularly extraordinary person, or rather, a PPX.  PPX is committed to deliver on their mission of investing in the Northeast as its hub of unwavering support and dedication to the extraordinary people that are the heartbeat of its existence.

The brand story of PPX

May 2007


Bunker Hill Capital, a Boston-Based Private Equity, acquires Smith & Wollensky from founder Alan Stillman & Fourth Wall Restaurants


Boston-based Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group & local corporate team is formed
Summer 2011


New flagship Boston Smith & Wollensky opens outside thriving Seaport District at Atlantic Wharf / Brand introduces PPX Loyalty Program to all S&W guests
January 2014

New Investments

Danu Partners purchase International Expansion rights to grow Smith & Wollensky brand
June 2015

Global Reach

Smith & Wollensky London opens, first International location – The Danu & SWRG partnership forms
March 2016

Further Acquisition

Danu Partners acquire SWRG from Bunker Hill
2016 – 2018


Major capital investments in restaurant renovations in Chicago, Miami & Columbus, OH
September 2018

Brand Expansion

Smith & Wollensky Wellesley, MA – the brand's first suburban location opens
January 2019

Global Expansion

Smith & Wollensky Taipei, Taiwan Opens
May 2019

Brand Expansion

Smith & Wollensky Las Vegas, Nevada Opens
January 2020

Market Reach

Danu Partners acquire The Strega Group and forms PPX Hospitality Brands
December 2020

Brand Acquisition

PPX Hospitality Brands acquires Legal Sea Foods Restaurant Group

Our Brands

PPX Hospitality Brands is a Boston-area based management company built on the ideology that masterfully crafted and expertly executed hospitality stems from treating every guest with the utmost courtesy, generosity, and respect befitting a PPX (Personne Particulièrement Extraordinaire) or “VIP.” Prioritizing customer experience and satisfaction above all else, PPX is driven to deliver an experience that exceeds expectations.

Our People

PPX is led by a tenured team of hospitality professionals and industry pioneers passionate about providing world-class service and high-quality food and beverage, with a commitment to sustainability and best-practices from trawler to trailer throughout the supply chain. PPX believes the future of hospitality lies in a time-honored commitment to quality, integrity, and hospitality in everything they do. It’s all about the people!