Fri.May 26, 2023

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Mandarin Oriental to launch in Athens

Boutique Hotel News

Greece: Luxury hotel and residences Mandarin Oriental, Athens, will be developed within the urban regeneration project The Ellinikon and is set to open in the summer of 2027. Mandarin Oriental, Athens will be developed by BELT Riviera S.A., a company by TEMES S.A., in partnership with HELLINIKON S.M.S.A., a subsidiary of LAMDA Development. It will be located along the shoreline of Athens at the centre of The Ellinikon – an €8 billion redevelopment project on the former site of Hellenikon

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Five Telltale Signs a Hospitality Brand Lacks Emotional Intelligence … and Why Consumers Care

Modern Restaurant Management

A 2023 Emotional Intelligence Market study citing “heavy growth” of $49.93 billion USD by 2027 exemplifies the extent to which mastering “EQ” versus IQ is taking brands to exciting new levels of success … and why not embracing EQ can result in extreme opportunity loss or, far worse, be an outright brand buster. This as today’s highly discriminating and demanding hospitality marketplace is seemingly rife with substitutable solutions.

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European expansion revealed for art’otel brand

Boutique Hotel News

EU: Lifestyle hotel brand art’otel, owned by PPHE Hotel Group, has revealed expansion plans in three European cities between autumn 2023 and early 2024. Located in the centre of the Croatian capital, art’otel Zagreb will feature 110 rooms, a rooftop bar, restaurant and bar, four meeting spaces, as well as a spa and indoor pool. In the spring of 2024, art’otel Rome will open with 99 guest rooms, a restaurant and bar with outdoor terrace, along with an art gallery.

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Greenway Hotel and Spa unveils new courtyard and hot tub area

Hotel Owner

The Greenway Hotel and Spa in Cheltenham has unveiled its new courtyard and hot tub area as part of the latest phase of its £1.2m refurbishment. The new hot tub has the capacity to host up to eight people at a time and is set within a secluded refurbished courtyard area with decking and nightlights. The hot tubs are available for guests and non-guests at the Elan Spa.

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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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Insignia Hospitality Group Opens TownePlace Suites by Marriott Sacramento Rancho Cordova

Hospitality Net

The 117-suite TownePlace Suites by Marriott in Rancho Cordova, California is now open for business. Located at 11212 Point East Drive, the all-suite hotel will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned and operated by Insignia Hospitality Group, Inc. of Midland, Texas.

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Hotel Westland, a New Carbon Positive Hotel by Urban Villages to Open in Seattle

Hospitality Net

Environmental Stewards to Convert 116-Year-Old Structure in Celebrated Pioneer Square into a Modern, 120-Room Hotel, Flagship Restaurant, and Rooftop Bar in Partnership With Aparium Hotel Group and With Design by The Miller Hull Partnership and Curioso Interior Design.

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Dorchester Collection appoints new president

Hotel Owner

The Dorchester Collection has announced that its CEO, Christopher Cowdray, will be promoted to the role of president on 1 July 2023, 15 years after he officially established the company as a global luxury hotel management company. Working closely with the board of directors of Dorchester Collection, his new role will ensure that “the incisive vision, deeply embedded culture, robust financial performance and strategic growth of Dorchester Collection are maintained, while spearheading all developm

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AKA Expands in NYC’s Midtown With Opening of Hotel AKA NoMad

Hospitality Net

AKA, a global leader in luxury hospitality and the creator of the World’s Most Livable Hotels®, expands further in New York City’s Midtown with the opening of Hotel AKA NoMad. Located on a prime corner of Madison Avenue, in the trendy NoMad neighborhood, the luxury, design-centric hotel is perfectly woven into Manhattan’s Design District, surrounded by the city’s best shopping, showrooms, dining and entertainment.

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CBRE loans £35m to Bricks Group to refinance Hilton Silverstone

Hotel Owner

Real estate advisor CBRE has completed a £35m long-term loan to support Bricks Group’s “world’s first” Grand Prix start/finish line hotel, the Hilton Garden Inn Silverstone. The capital, which was deployed on behalf of CBRE’s advised fund, is to refinance development loans for Bricks Group during a period of rapid growth for the unique asset. The recently completed 197-bedroom Hilton Garden Inn Silverstone is located on the racing circuit’s Hamilton Straight, with many of its rooms having vie

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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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Emily Meggett Embodied the Beauty of Gullah Geechee Life and Cuisine

EATER

Emily Meggett | Clay Williams The beloved South Carolina chef, who passed away in April, taught generations how to not just enjoy food, but respect its true origins. It struck me that during my first meeting with Emily Meggett — a meeting in which she was supposed to be vetting me, a first-time cookbook collaborator, to essentially write her remarkable life story and recount her life’s work — her primary concern was making sure I had enough to eat.

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Stamping His Hotel Legacy: New USTA Chair Chris Nassetta Looks to Remove Barriers to Travel

Lodging Magazine

As president/CEO of Hilton, Chris Nassetta has frequently referred to the current period of time as the “Golden Age of Travel,” and after stepping in as national chair of the U.S. Travel Association (USTA) earlier this year, he now has an opportunity to put a stamp on that message, quite literally, as well as his overall legacy. Nassetta—who has long been active with the Washington, D.C.

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Ascott appoints regional director of business development

Serviced Apartments

UAE: International lodging owner and operator , The Ascott Limited (Ascott), has appointed Pekka Hirvi as the director of business development for the Middle East, Africa and Turkey. Hirvi in his new role will be responsible for three key goals. The first is expanding Ascott’s presence in the aforesaid regions by focusing on major source markets such as the UAE and KSA.

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An Interview with Curtis Crimmins

Hospitality Net

CC: I’m a lifelong hotelier who got my first taste of the business by following my mom to work while she was a hotel housekeeper. Though these visits sparked my love of hotels, the reason my mom brought me to work has darker roots, it was to keep me safe from her abusive partner.

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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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How I Got My Job: Leading the Dining Program at a Working Farm and Writing Cookbooks

EATER

Photo by Emily Berger For Abra Berens, making a career in food is about finding her niche at the intersection of farming, cooking, and writing When Abra Berens was working as a farmer in Northport, Michigan, and selling her produce at local farmers markets, she fielded a lot of questions from customers about what to do with the goods they were buying.

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Food waste management: innovative solutions for Hospitality

Hospitality Net

The greater issue of sustainability is as complex as it is daunting, and it can be anxiety-inducing to begin to think of how to tackle the problem. However, when you break it down into simpler components, it’s easier to address. One of these components is food waste and how it’s managed. This article presents a new approach that offers solutions to food waste and food loss.

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An Easy Recipe For a Tangy No-Mayo Potato Salad

EATER

Dina Ávila /Eater Nasim Lahbichi’s North Africa-inspired potato salad adds color and flavor to any picnic Potato salad, perhaps more than any other side dish, polarizes picnickers. There are those who advocate strongly for the inclusion of mayo and others who abhor its gloopy texture. TikTok sensation and recipe creator Nasim Lahbichi falls firmly in the latter camp, as his North African-inspired potato salad recipe demonstrates.

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NYC leading U.S. markets, Boston, D.C. and Alaska join occupancy leaderboard

Hospitality Net

U.S. hotel performance produced an incremental gain during the four weeks ending 13 May, a period that falls in between the heavy, summer travel season and earlier year peaks that include solid leisure travel, improved demand from conventions and group bookings, and returning business travel in larger markets. At a market-level, New York City continued to hold down the top occupancy spot while markets like Boston, Washington, D.C. and Alaska joined the leaderboard.

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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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For Hetty Lui McKinnon, ‘Salads Are Very Much My Soul Food’

EATER

Daniela Jordan-Villaveces The author of the new cookbook ‘Tenderheart’ turns bread, dip, salad, and cheese into an any-season dinner We all could use a little dinner inspiration — even Ali Slagle, who dreams of dinner. In “Dinner Is Served,” she asks colleagues about one night when they somehow transformed ingredients into dinner with all this life going on.

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AHIF - Pop-Up Talk with Hala Matar Choufany

Hospitality Net

Hala Matar Choufany, President at HVS Middle East & Africa, talks about investor interest in Africa & her key takeaways from AHIF 2022 in an insightful pop-up talk with Daniel Silke.

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10+ Ideas to Enhance Your Guest Experience

Revenue Hub

Improving guest experience is a top priority for every hotelier. But it can be tricky at times. NB: This is an article from Hotelogix And with their demand quickly evolving, the complexity of delivering such experiences also increases. So you need to step up your game to provide an out-of-the-world experience. Because ultimately, this is what is going to set your hotel business apart from the rest.

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Hyatt Regency Baytown-Houston is Now Open

Hospitality Net

Hyatt Regency Baytown-Houston marks the city’s largest and only waterfront hotel located right off the iconic Fred Hartman suspension bridge and a 20-minute drive from the energy-rich city of Houston and notable tourism destinations such as NASA’s Space Center Houston and Kemah Boardwalk.

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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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What Motivates Customers to Book Travel?

Revenue Hub

Travel & Hospitality brands invest ample amounts towards digital marketing and on personalizing the online booking experience. NB: This is an article from Persado But, what truly inspires customers to book a trip? Not to simply “like” a social media post, open a marketing email, or add something to their trip summary page, but to purposely book an experience?

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Developing a Sustainability and Resiliency Framework for Destination Travel

Hospitality Net

Prioritizing sustainability is becoming increasingly more central to the destination travel industry’s overall business plans as companies look to save natural resources, manage costs, yield returns, and appeal to more environmentally conscious consumers.

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How to Hold a Grand Opening for Your Restaurant That’ll Be the Talk of the Town

Restaurant Den

Embarking on a new restaurant venture is sure to be as thrilling as it is challenging, and nothing amplifies this excitement more than the anticipation of a grand opening. Holding a successful event can set your establishment on the right path, draw in customers and generate a buzz within your community. In the following guide, […] The post How to Hold a Grand Opening for Your Restaurant That’ll Be the Talk of the Town appeared first on Restaurant Den.

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The Kimpton Brice Unveils Expansive Renovation

Hospitality Net

Savannah’s contemporary boutique hotel, The Kimpton Brice - nestled in the quieter part of the Historic District - proudly announces the completion of a full-property refresh. The renovations included the hotel’s lobby, guest rooms, corridors, meeting rooms, Pool Terrace, Secret Garden, and on-site restaurant, Pacci Italian Kitchen + Bar. As the first full-touch renovation since the hotel’s inception in 2014, the redesign ushers in the newest chapter in the building’s storied history {some of th

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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.