James Jolis

Chef Concierge

James Jolis brings over 25 years of hotel experience to his role, having worked as a concierge at two of New York City’s top hotels before joining The Chatwal as chef concierge in December 2014. Jolis was previously a concierge at The Mayfair Regent Hotel, Park Avenue, and head concierge at The Michelangelo Hotel, New York. He began his career as a singer and songwriter, spending 10 years on the road as a background singer for Barry Manilow, for whom he co-wrote the top-10 UK hit song “Stay.” Born in Paris, Jolis holds a degree in 18th-century British poetry from Stanford University and is a member of the New York Association of Hotel Concierges and Les Clefs d’Or USA.