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In the tenches: Insights from hospitality law expert

eHotelier

Members of the steering committee for Female Founders in Hospitality and the Academy of Hospitality Industry Attorneys talk about the practice of law, specifically in the hospitality sector.

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Australia’s best Sydney Rock oysters revealed

Hospitality Magazine

The Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales has named Tathra Oysters as the producers of the best Sydney Rocks over the Easter long weekend. The South Coast producers were just one of 30 entries in the competition, including four entries in the Boutique Class, which is a new addition to the program The judging panel consisted of seafood expert John Susman and Restaurateur Martin Bosley, former Rockpool Chef Corey Costelloe as well as fellow aquaculture judges from Fish Butchery and The Apo

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Catering to Families: The Untapped Potential in the Restaurant Industry

Modern Restaurant Management

As the restaurant industry faces multifaceted challenges, ranging from new minimum wage laws to reputational hurdles, a new hero has emerged: families with children. Despite a general decline in dining frequency, families have shown resilience and an increased appetite for dining out, according to Revenue Management Solutions' Q1 Consumer Survey, “ Dining Dynamics in 2024: The Shifting Landscape of Consumer Tastes.” The survey's insights offer a glimmer of hope for an industr

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Eric Vökel Riverfront Suites now open in Amsterdam

eHotelier

Eric Vökel, is delighted to unveil its newest addition in Amsterdam: Eric Vökel Riverfront Suites. Nestled within the iconic Pontsteiger Building in Houthaven, one of Amsterdam’s burgeoning neighbourhoods, the property marks the ninth property in the brand’s portfolio, and its second in the Dutch capital.

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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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Redefining the classic chicken sandwich

Hospitality Magazine

Chicken sandwiches come in many forms — katsu, poached, deep-fried, and grilled are just a handful (or two). There’s something comforting about a chicken sandwich for many, whether it’s a childhood memory or a flashback to a convenience store run in Japan. And that’s the clincher for operators who remain focused on executing the basics with a house twist.

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Etymon Projects announce North Sydney hospitality precinct

Hospitality Magazine

Sydney-based hospitality group Etymon Projects has revealed it will launch a new food and beverage precinct in North Sydney this June. The group who are also behind Sydney haunts such as The Charles Grand Brasserie & Bar and Loulou Bistro have shared that the precinct will be located at 168 Walker Street and feature four venues. Etymons Projects CEO Lisa Hobbs said the project comes after the success of the group’s other north shore venues.

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Steve Janicek appointed Managing Director of Omni Mount Washington Resort

eHotelier

Omni Hotels is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Janicek to Managing Director of the Omni Mount Washington Resort and Bretton Woods Ski Mountain. With nearly 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Janicek brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Omni Hotels. In his new role, Janicek will continue to drive forward the resort’s longstanding mission of delivering unparalleled guest experiences while maintaining an energetic environment for all employees.

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Jo Barrett to close Little Picket in Lorne

Hospitality Magazine

Celebrated chef Jo Barrett and partner David Osgood have announced that they will not be renewing the lease of their Little Picket restaurant in Victoria’s Lorne. The chef announced the news via her Instagram this morning, explaining the decision to close as a positive one with the final service to be held on 27 April. “It’s been a funny one not knowing when and what to say to people because we felt with the current times people would see our choice as a negative “another one bites t

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Naomi Moreno-Melgar appointed Global Director of Communications at Virgin Hotels Collection

eHotelier

Virgin Hotels Collection, the parent company encompassing luxury hospitality brands Virgin Hotels and Virgin Limited Edition, today announces Naomi Moreno-Melgar in the new role of Global Director of Communications, responsible for overseeing the communications teams across all markets globally for both iconic brands.

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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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Marriott International Inks Agreement to Debut the Westin Brand in the Celebrated Island of Penang

Hospitality Net

The signing ceremony was graced by His Royal Highness, Tuanku Raja Muda of Perlis and Chairman of Westfield Global Sdn Bhd (centre) joined by Dato’ Yeoh Yih Sean, Director of Westfield Global Sdn Bhd (on his left), Mr. Kevin Chen, Senior Vice President Hotel Development, Asia Pacific Marriott International (on his right) and witnessed by esteemed Directors from Westfield Global Sdn Bhd and representatives from Marriott International.

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IHG continues to consolidate leading position by strategically fostering market growth

eHotelier

IHG Hotels & Resorts (IHG) upholds its "in China, for China" commitment. With a leading position in the industry, IHG anticipates trends in the tourism market and guest needs. Recently, IHG concluded its "Dream Bigger, Travel Bigger” 2024 Greater China Expo Roadshow in Beijing, Shenzhen, and Shanghai. This initiative further bolsters the revival of the business travel market and showcases IHG's robust expansion across Greater China region.

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Graduate Princeton Set to Open in June 2024

Lodging Magazine

PRINCETON, New Jersey—Graduate Hotels announced that its latest hotel in Princeton, New Jersey is accepting reservations ahead of its opening in early June 2024. This property marks the 34th hotel in the brand’s portfolio. Graduate Princeton will have 180 guestrooms, as well as a signature food and beverage offering and nearly 6,000 square feet of public space decorated in the brand’s maximalist style.

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UN Tourism and UN Habitat partner for a better urban future through tourism

eHotelier

The meeting, held with the support of the Department of Territorial Planning of the Basque Government under the theme “Advancing Sustainable Urban Tourism: developing tools for promoting good practices in cities”, gathered experts from UN agencies, international organizations, representatives of national, regional and local governments, academia and the private sector.

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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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Inside the Kitchen at Le Bernardin

Modern Restaurant Management

In this engrossing episode of Mise En Place, the team at Easter proflies a day in the life of the Le Bernardin. Chef Eric Ripert leads service at the three-Michelin-starred French restaurant.

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Diaspora Chefs Are Shaping the Future of American Barbecue

EATER

The five-spice duck at King BBQ in Charleston, South Carolina. | Mike Ledford/ Eater Carolinas The new wave of barbecue in America is getting an exciting flavor infusion from Thai, Mexican, and Pakistani cuisines, among others Can we all agree that America’s barbecue traditions can get a little silly? It’s great to honor the traditions that grew in the different parts of Texas and Tennessee and every corner of the Carolinas, but often it feels like barbecue appreciation devolves into petty presc

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The Dawning of a New Days Inn

Lodging Magazine

As AAHOACON ’24 is poised to kick off, the association is celebrating 35 years since its formation and what marked the dawning of a new day for Asian American hoteliers. Similarly, it’s the ‘dawning’ of a new day for one of its earliest supporters, the Days Inn by Wyndham brand, which recently ramped up the rollout of its Dawn rooms package. Wyndham and the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) have been intertwined since the […] The post The Dawning of a New Days Inn appeared fi

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CoralTree debuts vacation rental collection

Hotel Business

CoralTree Hospitality has launched the CoralTree Residence Collection , a portfolio of residential resorts and vacation rentals which includes more than 1,100 residences and 26 homeowner associations under management from Hawaii to Colorado. “We are launching the CoralTree Residence Collection because we recognized an opportunity in the market,” said Tom Luersen, president, CoralTree Hospitality.

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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.

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New Year, New Rules: What Hoteliers Need to Know for 2024

Lodging Magazine

Hoteliers in 2024 are facing the prospect of three new federal rules that could dramatically impact our industry. The American Hotel & Lodging Association is working to mitigate or overturn these rules. But hoteliers should be taking steps now to prepare for possible changes, which could raise labor costs, make it harder to hire independent contractors, and make franchisors liable for labor issues at franchisee locations.

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Marriott Hotels Opens Its First Resort in Perhentian Islands

Hospitality Net

Wonderful Hospitality Awaits at Perhentian Marriott Resort & Spa, Marking Marriott International’s Debut in East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia Perhentian Marriott Resort & Spa Perhentian Marriott Resort & Spa Deluxe King with Sea View.

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Perception vs. Reality: Redefining Luxury in Hospitality Mattresses

Lodging Magazine

In the world of hospitality, the term “luxury” holds significant weight. It evokes images of opulence, comfort, and indulgence, promising guests an experience beyond the ordinary. However, the perception of luxury in the hospitality industry often differs from the reality, particularly when it comes to the essential yet often overlooked component of a hotel room: the mattress.

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7 sessions you don’t want to miss at SAS Innovate

SAS

Do you get excited about the newest innovations and technologies on the market, the world of data and the future of AI? Then mark your calendars because SAS Innovate in Las Vegas is just around the corner. SAS Innovate, our annual event for business leaders, technical users and SAS partners, [.

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Brick & Mortar Retail Relevance: How to Stay Ahead of the Curve

Speaker: Jay Black, Senior Account Executive

Let's set the record straight: in-store retail isn't dead - it's evolving! Faced with the digital age and the demands of omnichannel shopping, some retailers are thriving while others are struggling to adapt. Join Jay Black in this exclusive session as he explores the strategies that set successful stores apart, including: Crafting unique and unforgettable in-store experiences 🛍️ Mastering the art of retail demands 🛒 Navigating inventory challenges in today's climate 📦 an

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Developing skills, opening doors – why Executive Master’s student Yana Delimpaltidi chose Les Roches

Les Roches

Even with a hospitality degree and a decade’s professional experience, Yana Delimpaltidi knew there would be benefits in going ‘back to school’ with our Executive Master’s in International Hotel Management. We caught up with her to find out how she was getting on with her studies… As a sun-drenched, perennially popular tourism destination, Greece ranks pretty highly as a place to sharpen hospitality business skills.

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Swiss International Hotels & Resorts Group partners with STAAH to grow online revenue

STAAH

Swiss International Hotels & Resorts Group, a leading name in hospitality around the world is pleased to announce its collaboration with STAAH, the hospitality sector’s trusted partner for guest acquisition and online revenue growth. The partnership is expected to unlock the full revenue potential for the Middle East properties of Swiss International Hotels.

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Lima’s Centuries-Old Street Cocktail, Emoliente Piteado, Lives On

EATER

Emoliente Piteado, a pisco cocktail from Lima, Peru, is a spiked version of the herbal brew served by the city’s iconic street carts.

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Three ways next-generation EV charging enhances guest experience 

Hotel Business

By Hooman Shahidi The electric vehicle (EV) market in the U.S. has surged in recent years, and EV sales surpassed one million units in the U.S. for the first time in 2023. The number of rechargeable cars sold is up 50% year-over-year, and experts predict that EVs and plug-in hybrids will likely account for nearly a quarter of all cars on the road in 2024.

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Diving into Diversity: Decoding the Foundations of Inclusion in Hospitality Talent Acquisition

Speaker: Lauren Fernandez - CEO & Founder, Full Course

Companies all over the world, including Marriot International and Hilton Worldwide, are aware of the value of including DEI in their talent acquisition strategy. However, despite these initiatives, there is still plenty that the hospitality sector can do to promote DEI. When comparing the hospitality industries in India, Iraq, the UK, and the US, you will see that there is a consistent underrepresentation of persons from different ethnic, gender, and disability origins across all levels of the i