In 2017, Alon and Emily Shaya formed Pomegranate Hospitality to create a space where meaningful, lasting relationships are created, community engagement prospers, and cultural differences are celebrated. In May and August of 2018, the hospitality group opened Saba in New Orleans and Safta in Denver respectively. In 2020, Pomegranate Hospitality partnered with the Four Seasons Hotel in New Orleans to open Miss River. Pomegranate Hospitality commits to fostering opportunities for colleagues, partners, and friends and encouraging all our stakeholders to achieve their personal and professional goals. Additionally, Pomegranate Hospitality works closely with the Shaya Barnett Foundation, which provides culinary education and resources to high school students.