Jeanne & Frank Cretella

Written on 02/29/2020
Tommy Rausch

Landmark Hospitality is owned and operated by veteran restaurateurs Frank and Jeanne Cretella. With over 25 years of “Perfecting the Art of Hospitality,” the Cretellas enjoy a reputation of providing their guests with memorable experiences and are highly regarded within their industry for their creative vision and corporate team building ability. Landmark Hospitality specializes in perfecting the art of fine dining, weddings, corporate events, and catering as well as off-site events which include a host of exotic, international locations available through our newest division, Landmark Destination Weddings. Landmark Hospitality owns and manages unique and elegant restaurants and event venues.

The Cretella family is synonymous with hospitality. Merging their love of culinary and architecture and their innate business acumen, Jeanne and Frank Cretella have built Landmark Hospitality from the ground up.

The opening of Liberty House, their first Jersey City waterfront property in 2001, established them as a dynamic powerhouse. Today, Landmark Hospitality owns and operates a portfolio of over 11 distinctive venues, boutique hotels and upscale restaurants throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania and continues to grow.

In 2001, Frank, a seasoned real estate developer, established Landmark Developers, a boutique real estate development company and its in house construction firm, Black Dog Construction. Landmark Developers is widely known for transforming historical or underutilized properties in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

Jeanne has devoted much of her time to working with schools around the state dedicated to students with Autism. She has successfully spearheaded partnerships between students with disabilities and restaurants throughout the State of New Jersey with the goal of providing these individuals with real work experience.

The duo is all about people, exceptional experiences, relationships and celebrations. This mentality is what has helped them to grow their team to 900 + employees.

The Cretella’s have always strived to make an impact on their community while continuing to give back. Landmark’s Corporate giving program, “Help Us Give” (H.U.G.) was established in 2001 and is dedicated to helping the community through local charities and events. The efforts of H.U.G. have been recognized by American Express and the National Restaurant Association. Most recently, the Cretella’s established the Art of Hospitality Workers Alliance, a foundation to benefit the industry and those who have dedicated their lives to hospitality.

With many more projects on the horizon, the Cretella’s have no plans on slowing down.