Fri.Mar 29, 2024

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Navigating Spring Challenges

Modern Restaurant Management

With spring's arrival, I find myself reflecting on the myriad of challenges facing the restaurant industry. With rising salaries, inflation, and higher crime rates, it's clear that we need to adapt and innovate to thrive in this ever-changing landscape. Drawing from my 20 years in the industry and a decade of owning successful restaurants like Duck Duck Goose , Osteria Pirata , and Anchor Tavern , I'm excited to share some of the strategies I've developed a roadmap to "Spring

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How England’s Cadbury Creme Egg Became an American Easter Icon

EATER

Photo-illustration by Lille Allen; Cadbury Creme Egg by David Cooper/Getty In the U.S., Cadbury chocolate is a uniquely seasonal treat There is no clearer sign that Easter — and thus, spring — is approaching than the appearance of Cadbury Creme Eggs on candy shelves across the country. With its ovoid chocolate shell and sweet filling, visually reminiscent of the inside of an egg, the Cadbury Creme Egg is arguably Easter’s most recognizable candy.

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Interview with Founder and CEO Kristian Valk of Hotelchamp

Revfine

In this article, we interview Kristian Valk, the founder and CEO of Hotelchamp. Through Hotelchamp, Valk has combined multiple science-based methods to improve the guest experience and drive increased direct revenue for hoteliers. Can you tell us a bit about yourself? I was born and raised in the The post Interview with Founder and CEO Kristian Valk of Hotelchamp appeared first on Revfine.com.

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In Search of the Ultimate Old-Fashioned

EATER

We asked 10 of America’s best bartenders to submit their finest recipes for the Old-Fashioned—then blind-tasted them all to find the best of the best.

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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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CoStar: U.S. Hotel Performance Shows Positive Yearly Comparisons

Lodging Magazine

WASHINGTON—U.S. hotel performance decreased from the previous week but showed positive comparisons year over year, according to CoStar’s latest data through March 23, 2024. U.S. Hotel Performance March 17-23, 2024 Percentage change from comparable week in 2023:Occupancy: 65.3 percent (up 0.7 percent)ADR: $162.28 (up 2.5 percent)RevPAR: $106.01 (up 3.2 percent) Among the Top 25 Markets, New Orleans reported the largest year-over-year increase in occupancy (up 13.6 percent to 75.5 percent).

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Chile’s Tierra Atacama Announces $12 Million Refresh, With New Interiors and Suites to be Revealed in 2025

Hospitality Net

The luxury desert lodge will be closed for the remainder of 2024 for a thorough upgrading of the property’s interiors, spearheaded by the original design team of architects Rodrigo Searle and Matías González, featuring refreshments to furniture and the addition of suite room types.

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How England’s Cadbury Creme Egg Became an American Easter Icon

EATER

Photo-illustration by Lille Allen; Cadbury Creme Egg by David Cooper/Getty In the U.S., Cadbury chocolate is a uniquely seasonal treat There is no clearer sign that Easter — and thus, spring — is approaching than the appearance of Cadbury Creme Eggs on candy shelves across the country. With its ovoid chocolate shell and sweet filling, visually reminiscent of the inside of an egg, the Cadbury Creme Egg is arguably Easter’s most recognizable candy.

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Four Seasons Yachts Unveils Inaugural Itineraries to The Caribbean and Mediterranean and a First Look at Its 95 Spectacular Suites

Hospitality Net

Four Seasons, together with luxury yachting company Marc-Henry Cruise Holdings Ltd, Joint Owner/Operator, Four Seasons Yachts, and venerated Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri, continues to chart a new course of luxury at sea. As momentum builds towards the inaugural season of Four Seasons Yachts, the first 10 unique voyages are unveiled, each inviting travellers to make the iconic islands and hidden gems of the Caribbean and Mediterranean their playground, with meticulously designed suites that gu

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I Baked the Bisquick Coffee Cake So You Don’t Have to

EATER

Lille Allen/Eater Sometimes, you can’t trust the recipe on the back of the box One August afternoon at an antique store in Downeast Maine, I was flipping through a box of old print advertisements when a Bisquick ad from the 1960s stopped me in my tracks. A photo of the back of a Bisquick box listed recipes for things like pancakes, biscuits and shortcake, but most memorably, a coffee cake that called for Bisquick in its batter and crumb topping.

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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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Sandals Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Opens in the Eastern Caribbean

Hospitality Net

Rich in Adventure, Social Contact, and a Brilliant Array of Locally Grown Cuisine, Sandals Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Begets Exploration, Well-Being and Awe.

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NRN editors on food trends and the McDonald’s and Krispy Kreme deal

Nation's Restaurant News

Editors Leigh Anne Zinsmeister and Bret Thorn spoke about this week’s trending stories

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IHCL Announces the Opening of Vivanta Chitwan, Bharatpur in Nepal

Hospitality Net

Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), India’s largest hospitality company announced the opening of Vivanta Chitwan, Bharatpur. The hotel is a confluence of the vibrant tapestry of Nepal’s culture and contemporary luxury.

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Knowland and Thynk Form Strategic Partnership

Lodging Magazine

ARLINGTON, Virginia—Knowland and Thynk announced a strategic partnership in which data from Thynk’s hospitality CRM solution will be integrated with Knowland’s meetings and events database. The collaboration of these two solutions will enable sellers to work efficiently while making market share gains. The collaboration includes: Jeff Bzdawka, CEO, Knowland, said, “Expanding Knowland’s data-driven analytics platform with rich data like Thynk provides is a key pillar for enriching our datas

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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 is the Hospitality Industry? All your questions answered

Hospitality Net

The hospitality industry is a large subsection within the service industry and is comprised of four main areas: Food & beverage, travel & tourism, lodging, and recreation. As examples, the F&B category includes restaurants, bars, and food trucks; travel & tourism covers different forms of transportation and travel agencies; lodging varies from hotel resorts to hostels; recreation refers to leisure activities such as sports, wellness, and entertainment.

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A Lifelong Love

Lodging Magazine

What initially inspired you to get into the hospitality business? When I was young I always had travel posters on my walls instead of celebrity portraits. I’ve always loved a hotel. They can provide luxury or safe haven, sometimes both. It’s one of the only businesses that combines all aspects of the human experience and engages all the senses. It’s an intimate, tangible and very old industry with lots of amazing history with which to […] The post A Lifelong Love appeared first on LODGING

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Novotel makes debut in Phnom Penh: a new space to soak up quality time in Boeung Keng Kang 1

Hospitality Net

Novotel Phnom Penh BKK 1 introduces innovative and instinctive hospitality to Boueng Keng Kang 1, a lively neighborhood celebrated for its culinary, business, and entertainment offerings.

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Noble House adds first Oregon properties to portfolio

Hotel Business

Noble House Hotels & Resorts is now part owner and operator of four properties in Pacific City, OR—Headlands Coastal Lodge & Spa, Inn at Cape Kiwanda, Hart’s Camp and Cape Kiwanda RV Park—alongside founders/owners Jeff Schons and Mary Jones. The West Coast additions, Noble House’s first locations in Oregon, bring the hotel brand’s collection of hotels, resorts and experiences across North America to 28.

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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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Exploring cultural diversity and sensitivity in luxury markets

Hospitality Net

In terms of breaking into new foreign markets, cultural sensitivity emerges as a pivotal factor in establishing trust and meaningful connections with customers rooted in their particular cultural identities and values. Based on a recent SBP, we discover the similarities and differences of three key global markets, (the UK, Japan and India), with special attention paid to the nuances that define them in the eyes of a Swiss luxury brand wanting to appeal to a new and diverse customer base.

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Hyatt Place Pittsburgh Airport/Robinson Mall trades

Hotel Business

JLL ’s Hotels & Hospitality group has arranged the sale of the 127-room Hyatt Place Pittsburgh Airport/Robinson Mall in Pittsburgh. JLL worked on behalf of the seller and procured the buyer. The hotel is primarily supported by airport demand. It is also close to prime Pittsburgh destinations such as Acrisure Stadium, the Pittsburgh Zoo, Settlers Cabin Park, S&T Bank Music Park, PPG Arena and the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden.

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Hotel association: Full guide on hospitality associations

Hospitality Net

A hotel association is a collective organisation that represents the interests and serves the needs of hotels and lodging businesses within a specific region, country, or on an international level.

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Salem, VA Days Inn sells for $3.1M

Hotel Business

Marcus & Millichap , a commercial real estate brokerage firm specializing in investment sales, financing, research and advisory services, recently brokered the sale of a Days Inn located in Salem, VA. The property sold for $3.1 million. “Having recently sold a few assets in the Roanoke MSA, we were able to identify a 1031 Exchange Buyer with strong terms,” said Milin Mehta, associate, Marcus & Millichap.

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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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Trailblazing Design for Tomorrow’s Hospitality

Hospitality Net

Take a dive into the design approach metamorphosing the hotels of the Group, in line with our pioneering spirit, with two of today’s most talented designers and one hotel owner. They explore how changes in society, like AI, are impacting design with breathtaking results and beyond.

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FAT OR NOT SO FAT

Mary Gostelow

Never trust a skinny chef? That’s the old-fashioned adage. Girlahead begs to differ. Look at Chong Li, above. He honed his skills at the Park Hyatt hotels in Shanghai and Hangzhou. He then ventured to Mandarin Oriental Hotel Doha and after a spell in The Maldives he’s now in charge of Hong’s Chinese Restaurant & Sky Bar at InterContinental Chiang Mai The Mae Ping.

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Sale of Hyatt Place Pittsburgh airport hotel completed

Hotel Management Network

The Hyatt Place Pittsburgh Airport/Robinson Mall, a 127-room hotel located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US has been sold. The post Sale of Hyatt Place Pittsburgh airport hotel completed appeared first on Hotel Management Network.

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Women’s History Month Spotlight: Evan Sewell & Marvella Castaneda Champion Hospitality and Inclusion at Signia by Hilton Atlanta

Hospitality Net

At Hilton, celebrating and empowering our women team members is something we’re focused on year-round, and we believe these efforts help make us the award-winning company we are today. With so many amazing women-led teams, Hilton is proud to commemorate Women’s History Month by showcasing two outstanding leaders at the newly opened Signia by Hilton Atlanta: Director of Beverage Evan Sewell and Sommelier Marvella Castaneda.

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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