Our Team
The leadership team at Hotel Domestique works in unison to cultivate an engaging, unique experience for all guests of our distinguished hotel. Our team is comprised of experienced hospitality virtuoso’s whose dedication to service is unrivaled in the industry.

Eric Poovey - General Manager

A native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Eric has worked in the hospitality industry for over 15 years. He came to Greenville, South Carolina to attend Furman University and fell in love with the rich culture and history of the area. After graduation, Eric owned and operated two businesses in the area and has extensive experience in the restaurant industry in downtown Greenville. Eric has been with Hotel Domestique since 2017.

Sarah Pannell - Events Coordinator

Sarah joined the Hotel Domestique team as the Restaurant Manager at Restaurant 17, and has since evolved into an Events Coordinator role. Her love for food, drink, and event planning was shaped by restaurant owners John and Mona Foy. “Truly my inspiration came from them.” In November of 2016 Sarah pursued a three day, level one Sommelier course and is currently working on completing level two. “Drinking wine is like traveling, it’s smelling the salty air that comes from a Croatian wine, or tasting the dusty earthiness of an Oregon Pinot Noir.”

Haydn Shaak - Executive Chef

Chef Haydn has worked in the kitchen for 20 years, starting at the age of 16 in an apprenticeship with his father. From humble beginnings as a dishwasher, Haydn went to culinary school immediately after graduating high school and worked at several downtown Greenville establishments before joining Restaurant 17.

Danielle Nance - Restaurant Manager

Raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Danielle (Dani) came to Greenville in 2005 to attend Furman University. Upon graduation in 2009, she returned to Philadelphia and began her restaurant career in earnest. After spending three years with Tío Juan’s Margaritas, developing a franchise-wide marketing plan and training developing managers, she once again set her eyes on the south. Back in Greenville, Dani worked for High Street Hospitality restaurant group before opening The Playwright Pub with Chef Adam Cooke to create an elevated pub experience geared toward the theater community. Dani then was promoted to General Manager at The Green Room, which she led through multiple major renovations and a complete kitchen restructure with Chef John Acker. Dani’s passions for food, spirits, and community continue to guide her in her journey, as she begins this new chapter as the Restaurant Manager of Restaurant 17 and Hotel Domestique.