Bernard Schwartz


Bernard focuses on concepting, new developments, and the creative direction for APICII’s projects. He leads creative process of envisioning and creating new concepts as well as forging business partnerships with hoteliers, developers, and celebrated chefs alike.

Bernard worked on the retail and F&B strategy for the Ace Hotel, New York before opening Ward III and The Rum House, two prominent cocktail bars in New York City. Whether through fine dining or indulgent nightlife, Bernard’s vision and philosophy for APICII is to create exceptional and notable restaurants and nightlife experiences around the world. He has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, Robb Report, Forbes, and more.