The ONE Group Continues European Expansion with STK to Open May 11, 2015

NEW YORK--()--The ONE Group Hospitality, Inc. (“The ONE Group”) (OTCQB:STKS), today announced that a second European STK location will open May 11, 2015 at the new ME Milan Il Duca hotel. The ME brand will also see its second “Radio” Rooftop Restaurant and Bar open at ME Milan, following a successful two years at ME London – both locations operated by The ONE Group.

“We are thrilled to further expand into the European market with the opening of STK Milan, as well as continue to build upon our existing relationship with the ME by Meliá brand. We are confident STK will be the first of its kind and a welcome addition to Milan,” said Jonathan Segal, CEO of The ONE Group.

Gabriel Escarrer, CEO and Vice Chairman of Meliá Hotels International, adds, “We are pleased to continue our strong partnership with The ONE Group. The ME by Melia brand prides itself on innovative style that appeals to the senses and emotions of business and leisure travelers alike.”

This news follows the announcements of STK Orlando, STK Chicago and STK Rebel Denver to also open in 2015.

About The ONE Group

The ONE Group is a global hospitality company that develops and operates upscale, high-energy restaurants and lounges and provides hospitality management services for hotels, casinos and other high-end venues both nationally and internationally. The ONE Group’s primary restaurant brand is STK, a modern twist on the American steakhouse concept with locations in major metropolitan cities throughout the U.S. and in London. STK Rebel, a more accessibly priced STK with a broader menu, is an extension of the STK brand. The ONE Group’s food and beverage hospitality services business, ONE Hospitality, provides the development, management and operations for premier restaurants and turn-key food and beverage services within high-end hotels and casinos. Additional information about The ONE Group can be found at www.togrp.com.

About Meliá Hotels International

Founded in 1956 in Palma de Mallorca (Spain), Meliá Hotels International is one of the largest hotel companies worldwide as well as the absolute leader within the Spanish market, with more than 370 hotels (current portfolio and pipeline) throughout more than 40 countries and four continents under the brands: Gran Meliá, Meliá Hotels & Resorts, Paradisus Resorts, ME by Meliá, Innside by Meliá, Tryp by Wyndham and Sol Hoteles. The strategic focus on international growth has allowed Meliá Hotels International to be the first Spanish hotel company with presence in key markets such as China, the Arabian Gulf and the US, as well as maintaining its leadership in traditional markets such as Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. Its high degree of globalisation, a diversified business model, the consistent growth plan supported by strategic alliances with major investors and its commitment to responsible tourism are the major strengths of Meliá Hotels International, being the Spanish Hotel leader in Corporate Reputation (Merco Ranking) and one of the most attractive to work worldwide. Follow Meliá Hotels International on Twitter @MeliaHotelsInt and Facebook meliahotelsinternational. www.melia.com.

Cautionary Statement on Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of words such as “anticipate”, “believe”, “expect”, “estimate”, “plan”, “outlook”, and “project” and other similar expressions that predict or indicate future events or trends or that are not statements of historical matters. A number of factors could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements, including but not limited to, (1) the ability to recognize the anticipated benefits of the business combination, which may be affected by, among other things, competition, our ability to open new restaurants and food and beverage locations in current and additional markets, grow and manage growth profitably, maintain relationships with suppliers and obtain adequate supply of products and retain our key employees; (2) factors beyond our control that affect the number and timing of new restaurant openings, including weather conditions and factors under the control of landlords, contractors and regulatory and/or licensing authorities; (3) changes in applicable laws or regulations; (4) the possibility that the ONE Group may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors; and (5) other risks and uncertainties indicated from time to time in our filings with the SEC, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K/A filed on April 1, 2014.

Investors are referred to the most recent reports filed with the SEC by The ONE Group Hospitality, Inc. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made, and we undertake no obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Contacts

Media:
Sloane & Company
Dan Zacchei or Kate Traynor, 212-486-9500
or
Investors:
ICR
Don Duffy or Sheryl Freeman, 203-682-8200

Contacts

Media:
Sloane & Company
Dan Zacchei or Kate Traynor, 212-486-9500
or
Investors:
ICR
Don Duffy or Sheryl Freeman, 203-682-8200