Who’s Who: Alan Nelson, Cloud 9 Rooftop Bar

by Oct 9, 2019Sponsored Content, The Blog, Wilmington

Who’s Who of Wilmington Today: Meet Alan Nelson

With a goal and aspirations in mind and on the line, Alan Nelson, Director of Food and Beverage at Embassy Suites by Hilton Wilmington Riverfront, moved to Wilmington from San Diego, California. He looked to the roofs for his livelihood and opened Cloud 9 Rooftop Bar on the riverfront. Nelson is upbeat, passionate and funny and his favorite thing about the Port City is the people.

What is your average workday like?
There are no average days in food and beverage.

What do you enjoy most about your job?
It’s never boring.

What is the most difficult part of your job?
Finding enough time in the day.

What has working at Cloud 9 done for you? 
Cloud 9 has been a great team effort, and its success has given me satisfaction.

Do you have any goals for the company and what will you do to achieve them?    
The company is constantly growing, and I hope to continue growing both personally and professionally within the company.


Fun Facts
What is your favorite movie? Barfly
What was your most embarrassing moment? Life is too short to be embarrassed
If you could have a superpower what would it be and why? The ability to change the weather with my current mood, which is usually happy, so it would always be sunny.
Favorite song out right now? Tweezer … there are hundreds of live versions, none of which are the same.
Do you have any pet peeves? People who are constantly late
What’s your favorite quote or mantra? “There is no crying in baseball.”


At Cloud 9, we try a lot of different approaches, and adjust as needed. We are constantly striving as a food and beverage team to deliver the best possible experience for our guests and our staff. When suggestions are given, we don’t always agree, but we always listen. We are constantly adapting and perfecting our approaches to food service. Our team works together to deliver the most tailored experience to you by taking all suggestions to heart. More than 800 satisfied customers have recommended us on Facebook.

Cloud 9 is a great place to rest, relax, and appreciate the downtown area. We boast stunning views of historic downtown Wilmington and a popularity among young entrepreneurs. In addition to drinks and cocktails, Cloud 9 serves small dishes such as lobster rolls, pork sliders and street tacos. If you’re looking for a relaxed bar to enjoy a cocktail and a bite to eat, visit Cloud 9 Rooftop Bar on top of the Embassy Suite in Wilmington.

Cloud 9 Rooftop Bar / Embassy Suites, 9 Estell Lee Place, Wilmington, / (910) 726-9227 / cloud9ilm.com


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