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Nominations open for the Independent Hotel Show Awards 2023

Boutique Hotel News

UK: Nominations for this year’s Independent Hotel Show Awards, which includes the Independent Hotel of the Year and the GM of the Future, are now open with deadlines in mid-June. The Independent Hotel of the Year award celebrates a hotel which “embodies independent spirit, excellence, and innovation in creating exceptional guest experiences”.

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How are top independent resort operators leveraging their tech stack to increase revenue?

eHotelier

Resorts are embracing technology to improve cross-selling and ancillary revenue.

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Promotions and Loyalty Programs Are Key to Coaxing Diners

Modern Restaurant Management

Promotions and loyalty programs are necessary to convince Americans to dine out more frequently, according to new research from Provoke Insights and Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine. “As budgets are tightening, restaurants must acknowledge that eating out is becoming a luxury,” Provoke Insights President Carly Fink told MRM. “Establishments should ensure that the experience is worthwhile to the customer with high customer service and great food.

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Odd Culture’s Old Fitz pub goes French

Hospitality Magazine

Historic Sydney venue The Old Fitz has ushered in a new culinary era under Group Executive Chef James MacDonald. MacDonald, who joined from Restaurant Hubert and spent time in Michelin-starred fine diners, has put together a Euro-centric menu that covers foundational French and British dishes for the cool season. “I love French food, and the way people there are so passionate about it,” he says. “It feels right to lean into French-inspired cuisine and create a refined menu focused on

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Business Automation in Hospitality: A New World

Dive into the transformative potential of business automation within the hospitality sector. This comprehensive overview showcases how innovative technologies can streamline operations, reduce costs, and elevate guest satisfaction. Discover the advantages of integrating systems like automated check-ins, CRM, and energy management to not only save on expenses but also to provide a seamless and personalized guest experience.

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Maestro Expands All-In-One PMS to Provide ‘Everything Hotel’ via Strategic Solution Partnerships

eHotelier

Anything Hotel joins Maestro’s growing partner network giving users one-stop access to Meta, digital marketing, social marketing, branding, website design and more Maestro has entered 2023 with its eyes keenly fixed on building more strategic partnerships that make sense for hotel and resort groups.

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LyvInn opens a 164-room hotel in Frankfurt

eHotelier

LyvInn, a new European-based hybrid hotel brand founded by Navneet Bali, former CEO and Chairman of Meininger Hotels, is opening its first 164-room hotel in Frankfurt on the 15th of May.

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Orazio D’Elia announced as Two Good Co’s Chef of the Month

Hospitality Magazine

Sydney-based chef and restaurateur Orazio D’Elia will feature as the social enterprise’s Chef of the Month this June. Throughout the month, D’Elia’s menu will be served at Two Good Co’s cafe in Darlinghurst’s Yirranma Place and will also be available to purchase through the company’s catering service. D’Elia’s menu is inspired by his Italian heritage, and features a soup, dessert and a toasted sandwich recipe by his grandmother.

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Ascott ramps up efforts to drive asset-light growth with key appointments in Development Team

eHotelier

The Ascott Limited (Ascott), a lodging business unit wholly owned by CapitaLand Investment, today announced that it is expanding its global business development team with the appointment of Ryan Chen and Dulaphan Amatyakul as Vice Presidents of Business Development. This move is in line with Ascott’s commitment to drive asset-light growth and reiterate its confidence in the travel and hospitality landscape, as it targets to double its fee revenue to over S$500 million in the next five years.

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3 venues on what makes the modern burger

Hospitality Magazine

Burgers are a loved, go-to meal for many of us. Whether it’s a fried chicken number with fresh slaw or a cheeseburger with mustard and pickles — everyone has a favourite. But with time, palates have evolved and consequently so has the burger landscape. Hospitality speaks with Nik Rollison from Slim’s Quality Burger, Joel Stephens from Bread & Bone, and Jarrod Moore from The Beast about what goes into creating the modern burger offering.

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Planning Your Restaurant's Path to Profitability

Speaker: James Kahler, COO of Full Course

Ever wondered where to splurge and where to safely conserve when it comes to operating and growing your restaurant? 🤔 Join James Kahler, COO of Full Course and industry visionary, in this new webinar where he'll talk all about best practices to invest in your restaurant's success! Whether you're a new business or an established restaurant, a seasoned pro or a rookie, you'll learn the keys to sustainable success in this competitive industry.

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M Social Hotel Times Square appoints Yev Romanoff as New Director of Food and Beverage

eHotelier

M Social Hotel Times Square New York, the 480-room hotel located in the heart of Manhattan, today announced the appointment of its new Director of Food & Beverage, Yev Romanoff. In this new role, Romanoff will direct and oversee all aspects of the hotel’s food and beverage planning and service, with duties including menu planning and costs, preparation and presentation of food and drinks, and planning, coordinating and overseeing special events.

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Finalists announced for NSW Sommelier’s Wine List Awards

Hospitality Magazine

It’s the fourth year of the awards, which saw a record number of entries submitted from across the state. Run by the NSW Wine Industry Association, the award seeks out the state’s best sommeliers, beverage managers and venues showcasing local NSW wine producers. The submitted lists have been judged by Dane Richards (Editor News for the Food Lover and President NSW Bailliage of Chaîne des Rôtisseurs) and Mark Baulderstone (MD Riedel Spiegelau Nachtmann Australia) to be whittled down t

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UNWTO leads rethink of tourism communications

eHotelier

“Put people front and centre!” was the core message as UNWTO brought together global branding experts, journalists and content creators to rethink narratives around tourism communications.

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Auberge Resorts Collection to manage The Knox

Boutique Hotel News

US: Auberge Resorts Collection, a portfolio of luxury hotels, resorts and residences , has been appointed to manage the urban hotel and residences, The Knox, in Dallas, Texas. MSD Partners, Trammell Crow Company, Highland Park Village Associates, and The Retail Connection have selected Auberge Resorts Collection to manage the upcoming urban property, located in the centre of Dallas and the city’s Knox Street neighbourhood.

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No-Code Technology: The Key to Unlock the Future of Your Business

Global economies are reeling from recent upheavals—pandemic aftershocks, geopolitical conflicts, and a tech sector crunch. Mark Zuckerberg's 2023 "Year of Efficiency" ethos extends into 2024, with leaders seeking cost reductions without stunting growth. No-code technology emerges as a beacon of hope, fostering resilience and adaptability. Platforms like Make.com and Zapier empower even non-technical staff to automate and innovate, freeing IT for strategic tasks.

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YOTEL announces debut in Thailand with signing of YOTEL Bangkok

eHotelier

YOTEL – the non-stop, global hospitality brand known for challenging the status quo – has announced its debut in Thailand with the signing of YOTEL Bangkok.

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TSA’s Facial Recognition Raises New Concerns

Travel Pulse Destinations

Some government officials are worried about the risk to civil liberties, privacy rights, safety and security of biometric data, and racial discrimination.

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Submissions invited for PATA Face of the Future 2023

eHotelier

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is now accepting submissions for the PATA Face of the Future 2023. The deadline for submissions is July 15, 2023.

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3 facts about cloud economics that could help your organization

SAS

The shift to cloud computing has dramatically transformed how organizations and businesses store, manage and analyze their data. The benefits of this shift are well-known: Moving to the cloud increases the potential to gain more value their data through faster access, greater scalability and cost-efficiency. All plain sailing, right? Not [.

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Top 5 Ways to Optimize Your Loyalty Strategy

Speaker: Lauren Barash, Vice President, Brand Marketing

In an ever-evolving industry, building and retaining loyal customers is critical to the success of any restaurant business. Join Lauren Barash, VP of Brand Marketing at Full Course, as she delves into the world of restaurant loyalty programs, and reveals the top five essential strategies to optimize your approach! This webinar will explore: Loyalty trends and what you should be focusing on 📊 Actionable insights and ideas to help you develop the most powerful and effective loyalty program

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AHLA: Most Americans more likely to vacation this summer

Hotel Business

This summer, most adults are more likely than they were in the summer of 2022 to stay in a hotel and take vacation trips, according to a new national Hotel Booking Index survey commissioned by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and conducted by Morning Consult. Thinking about the summer ahead, most adults report being more likely than they were in 2022 to stay in a hotel (56%), take more frequent (55%) and longer (52%) leisure or vacation trips, the survey said.

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AHLA: U.S. Adults More Likely to Stay in Hotels This Summer Than in 2022

Lodging Magazine

WASHINGTON—This summer, most adults are more likely than they were in the summer of 2022 to stay in a hotel and take vacation trips, according to a new national Hotel Booking Index survey commissioned by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and conducted by Morning Consult. Thinking about the summer ahead, most adults report being more likely than they were in 2022 to stay in a hotel (56 percent) and take more frequent (55 […] The post AHLA: U.S.

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Hand Picked Hotels appoints new team to Braye Beach

Hotel Owner

Hand Picked Hotels has appointed a new husband and wife team to lead the management of Braye Beach Hotel, in Alderney, Guernsey. It confirmed Scott and Katey McDonald have taken over the management of the award-winning hotel to “elevate its position as a leading coastal boutique hotel in the Channel Islands”. The McDonald’s have previously worked together at Hand Picked Hotels’ AA Four Red Star L’Horizon Beach Hotel and Spa in St Brelade’s Bay, Jersey and more recently at Thainstone House Hotel,

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Thompson Hotels to launch in Palm Springs, CA

Hotel Business

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has revealed plans for the 168-room Thompson Palm Springs, which will mark the brand’s second property in California. The hotel is expected to open later this year and will offer panoramic views of the San Jacinto Mountains and the city of Palm Springs. “With design, art and entertainment at the heart of the Thompson Hotels brand experience, downtown Palm Springs is the ideal location for one of the brand’s newest hotels,” said Kimo Bertram, VP, real estate and dev

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Win More in 2024: Your Guide to Restaurant Marketing Success

Your Guide to Restaurant Marketing Success Start maximizing ROI and doing more with less with Olo’s ultimate guide to restaurant marketing. In this guide: Strategies to level up in 4 key areas: data, audiences, content distribution, and loyalty Interactive checklists to help you track your progress throughout the year Tips for leveraging guest data across your entire business What you’ll learn: Level 1 | Beginner: Learn how to collect guest data, build a healthy subscriber list, launch personali

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Queensway Group appoints new development director

Hotel Owner

Queensway Group, a developer and management platform for hospitality brands, has recently appointed Andrew O’ Brien as development director for Point A Hotels as well as the Sloane Club and Sloane Place. O’ Brien brings over 30 years’ property and construction experience to the role. He started his career in quantity surveying and project management consultancy before pivoting to hotel development for the likes of De Vere Group and VUR Village Hotels & Leisure.

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5 tips for choosing a statistical computing environment

SAS

When you think about life-saving technology, does a statistical computing environment come to mind? Statistical computing environments (SCE) are critical in accelerating scientific discoveries by enabling researchers to manage, process and analyze data efficiently and compliantly, maintaining the utmost regulatory integrity. As life sciences research generates increasingly large and diverse [.

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Valor Hospitality appoints organisational development director

Hotel Owner

Valor Hospitality has appointed Gary Mitchell as organisational development director. In the newly created role, Mitchell will be responsible for developing leadership programmes to “future proof” the organisation. He will also be responsible for creating new and innovative ways to train and develop existing employees. His appointment comes as Valor was named in the Caterer’s top six ‘Best Places to Work in Hospitality 2023’ in the UK, for the fourth time and second year running, with the comp

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Nobu Hospitality Expands into Lisbon

Hospitality Net

Nobu Hospitality, the fastest growing luxury lifestyle brand founded by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro, and Meir Teper, is pleased to announce its expansion into Portugal marking another significant milestone in the company’s global expansion strategy.

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Unlock Restaurant Success: Mastering 7 Vital Employment Laws

As a restaurant leader, your plate is full with responsibilities, from staff management to serving up delicious dishes. But amidst the hustle, there's a crucial area you can't afford to overlook – employment laws. In this comprehensive eBook, we'll unveil the seven essential employment laws every restaurant leader must master. We'll break down the intricacies of each law, showing you how it directly impacts your business.