November 9, 2023
FORT WORTH, TX – The Kimpton Harper, located in the heart of downtown Fort Worth, announced on Monday the promotion of Keely Bradley to director of outlets. Bradley joined The Harper in 2021 as the food and beverage outlets manager, overseeing the two on-property culinary experiences, including award-winning Italian restaurant iL Modo and penthouse cocktail lounge Refinery 714.
In her new role, Bradley is responsible for the oversight of operations at both iL Modo and Refinery 714, according to a press release. Additionally, she is accountable for developing menu changes, onboarding and maintaining reliable staff members and implementing cost-saving and profit-enhancing measures.
“Keely has been an essential part of the team at The Harper since we opened our doors back in 2021, and this new role fully supports the wealth of knowledge and expertise she has contributed to the hotel and its success,” said the Kimpton Harper’s director of food and beverage, Joshua Scott. “In the last three years, Keely’s prevalent managerial skillset led to award-winning programs and activations for both outlets, putting us in the well-deserved spotlight, and I only see this continuing under her leadership.”
Since 2021, iL Modo has been named Fort Worth Magazine’s Best New Restaurant, Best Italian Restaurant and Best Restaurant. Just this year, iL Modo was also ranked among the Best Brunches in Fort Worth by Fort Worth Magazine and made OpenTable’s 2023 Diners’ Choice Awards list.
Prior to The Harper, Bradley served as food and beverage outlets manager at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dallas – Campbell Centre, where she dedicated nearly half a decade to honing her craft. Bradley holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Texas Tech University.