Award-winning hospitality management and development company First Hospitality Group, announced today they are adding 8UP to their portfolio of restaurants and hotels. The eighth floor dining and cocktail hotspot joins the company that operates 45 properties in ten states and has been named Forbes #1 Midsize Travel Employer two years running.

Incorporated in 1984 with its first hotel opening in 1985, FHG is a nationally recognized hotel management company providing management, acquisition, development and receivership services to a variety of hotels. The portfolio includes over 40 operating hotels, 15 in the pipeline, representing over 19 brands. Headquartered in the Chicago area, FHG concentrates its business prospects in key markets in the Midwest – spanning our business in major cities across 9 states including IL, MI, WI, OH, KY, NE, MN, IA and IN.

The press release said, “FHG’s culture of service-oriented integrity will be instilled in the team at 8UP, empowering associates to do whatever it takes to care for their guests.”

The dining menus will also receive attention, improving their classic dishes plus adding new dishes such as the Foie Gras Mousse with pickled cranberry, “everything lavash”, and salted cashew and Scallops with leek, charred fennel, pickled apples, and marcona almonds join the menu as well as returning favorites like the Dry Rub Chicken Wings, designated by the Food Network as one of America’s best. The revitalized menu complements the innovative cocktail list and curated selection of nearly 100 bourbons, ryes, and other whiskies.

“The city of Louisville is becoming known as a foodie destination,” said Danny Py, FHG Vice President of Food & Beverage in the press release. “We couldn’t be more excited to work with 8UP and to stake our claim as a culinary destination for both locals and visitors alike.”

First Hospitality Group operates both 8UP and the hotel it sits atop, the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown. Breakfast is served 6 – 10 a.m. Monday through Friday and 7 – 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday with dinner being served Sunday through Thursday 5 – 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 5 – 11 p.m. The rooftop lounge is open 4 p.m. – 12 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and 4 p.m. – 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information about 8UP and to make a reservation, please visit