Who We Are


DLC is a business development and consulting company across hospitality and digital media, founded by David Laris, specializing in creating turn-key solutions.
We create concepts, layout business strategy plans, set up full-scale operations, and guide business operations, with effective methods that result in top-notch performance.
Hospitality clients have included: Swire and The Opposite House in Beijing, East Hotel in Hong Kong and Beijing, Mattel, Dolce & Gabbana, and Martini Bar in Shanghai. DLC also specializes in branding & design management services for both new and existing brands.

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Professional and time-bound services.

Strategy and market intelligence

Strategy and market intelligence

DLC’s experts can drill into various data sources to gather market intelligence, and work out the suitable business plans based on the project’s needs.

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Concept Development and  implementation

Concept Development and implementation

DLC will undertake the creation of a strategic document outlining the logical pathway and assessment for the viability of an F&B development or product.

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Based on the agreed concept, DLC develops project space in detail, including overall form, general material intent, space plans, furniture plans and visual imagery as per agreement.

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Maintenance & Repair

Maintenance & Repair

Leveraging our extensive experience, DLC can step into any operation that needs a revamp or level up.

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We help you make it happen.

Led and created the F&B program for The Opposite House, The Temple House, East Hotel Beijing and Hong Kong, worked on several independent concepts for the Swire group in HK including the FIAT Café.
Created the landmark Laris restaurant that helped redefine the F&B scene in China.
Currently still consulting for Swire on development and for The Middle House and other Swire properties.
DLC has been an hospitality advisor and concept developer for Dolce and Gabbana, let the implementation and managed the D&G caffe in Shanghai.
The NBA, consulted on China Market entry and F&B concept.
Cachet Hotels and resorts, New York, Mexico, Thailand, China.
The Dutch and Australian Pavilion at World Expo.
Bvlgari, early market study and consulting for their Hotel project in Shanghai.
Chanel, was the lead advisor for private hight net worth events, including the Little Black Jacket Events in Shanghai and Beijing.
Diageo, created the F&B concept and program for Johnny Walker House China.

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Featured Projects

Just some of our notable accomplishments.

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