April, 2024

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Forbes Travel Guide ratings opinion on the new relevance of luxury

eHotelier

To achieve a FTG rating is truly a rarity and an achievement that a property should cherish. Of the roughly 700,000 hotels and resorts in the world, only 0.002% of properties attain this distinction.

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Everything you need to know about digital innovation in restaurants

Hospitality Magazine

Twelve months ago, our heads exploded when we tried ChatGPT. Now, AI is a workhorse for writing emails, social media posts, grant submissions, and analysing financials or customer reviews on Google. We’re all early adopters when something is so intensely useful. So what else is promising big changes for sales, cost control, and productivity? Self-service kiosks Stand in McDonald’s and notice how kiosks are part of the scenery for most customers.

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Fighting Fast Food Fraud

Modern Restaurant Management

Fast food fraud has seen a 45-percent increase in the last year or so, largely driven by a digital transformation sea change that has made these restaurants more vulnerable, according to data from fraud prevention company Forter. Fast food restaurants are all about convenience with the latest step in providing convenience for guests being the welcoming of digital payments and corresponding loyalty apps.

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Momofuku Says It Will No Longer Enforce ‘Chile Crunch’ Trademark

EATER

David Chang during an appearance on “The Kelly Clarkson Show.” | Weiss Eubanks/NBCUniversal via Getty Images After drawing backlash, Dave Chang released a special podcast episode to explain his side of the chile crunch trademark controversy Last week, chef Dave Chang drew ire across the food community after the Guardian reported that Momofuku, the packaged goods brand that Chang spun out of his popular restaurants, had begun to enforce its trademark on the term “chile crunch” and was sending cea

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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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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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Beyond accommodation: six exciting traveler preferences every hotel should anticipate

eHotelier

Hotels anticipating and incorporating trends – from experiential travel to influencers, health & wellness, medical tourism, culinary experiences, and the business of worship – set a new standard for the ultimate guest experience, moving beyond mere accommodation to become architects of unforgettable journeys.

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Unlocking Insights and Revenue Potential with Room-Type Analytics

Revfine

In a hotel, understanding the dynamics of room types and leveraging this understanding can significantly impact revenue, profit, and guest satisfaction. Room-type analytics is a vital component of any hospitality Business Intelligence platform and offers hotels a deeper insight into their inventory’s performance. Data-driven decisions based on Room-Type Analytics enhance profitability and guest experience.

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Understanding the Restaurant Cybersecurity Threat Landscape

Modern Restaurant Management

Cyber risks have been around for a long time, but that doesn’t mean they’re static. Attacks are growing more sophisticated and more expensive. The average cost of a data breach in 2023 was almost $4.5 million, a figure that’s more than 15% higher than just three years prior. Statista’s market insights forecast the global cost of cybercrime will increase from $9.22T in 2024 to $13.82T in 2028.

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Momofuku Says It Will No Longer Enforce ‘Chile Crunch’ Trademark

EATER

David Chang during an appearance on “The Kelly Clarkson Show.” | Weiss Eubanks/NBCUniversal via Getty Images After drawing backlash, Dave Chang released a special podcast episode to explain his side of the chile crunch trademark controversy Last week, chef Dave Chang drew ire across the food community after the Guardian reported that Momofuku, the packaged goods brand that Chang spun out of his popular restaurants, had begun to enforce its trademark on the term “chile crunch” and was sending cea

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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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Twenty Four Seven Hotels adds digital tipping

Hotel Business

Twenty Four Seven Hotels, a third-party hospitality management company for premium-branded, select-service and lifestyle hotel segments in the western U.S., has partnered with Shiny, a digital tipping platform, to provide services for more than 450 associates across its 30 hotel portfolio. The service is available across multiple hotel departments, including housekeeping.

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50+ Hotel Management Companies to Know in 2024

Lodging Magazine

The U.S. hospitality industry has made significant strides within the past year, and the pace only continues to grow despite challenges. The AHLA recently predicted the demand for hotel jobs will outpace overall market job growth over the next five years, but at the same time, two-thirds of hotels are still experiencing staffing shortages. CBRE reported that the commercial real estate lending market demonstrated signs of stabilization at the end of 2023 even though transaction […] The post

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Sustainable advantage: How renewable energy is transforming the hospitality industry

eHotelier

The more renewable energy is integrated into the hospitality industry, the better understanding industry professionals will have of the impact it makes on ROE and the environment. Innovations will continue to develop as the importance of renewable energy in hospitality is realized.

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Wyndham Enters Upscale Extended-Stay Segment With WaterWalk

Industry Insights Lodging Magazine

PARSIPPANY, New Jersey—Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is expanding into the upscale extended-stay segment, launching a strategic relationship with WaterWalk. The deal adds 11 hotels and over 1,500 rooms to the Wyndham ecosystem, rebranding them under the newly created WaterWalk Extended Stay by Wyndham brand, the 25th in Wyndham’s portfolio. Located in markets such as Tucson, Jacksonville, and Wichita, the offerings compliment Wyndham’s existing economy and midscale extended-stay brands, “In the l

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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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Moves Modern Restaurants Are Making in 2024

Modern Restaurant Management

According to the National Restaurant Association, competition in the restaurant sector is strong. In fact, 45 percent of restaurant operators expect competition to be more intense than last year. Why? A chief reason is due to caution or uncertainty exhibited by conscious consumers, with 48 percent saying they are taking the ‘wait and see’ approach and holding back on spending in 2024.

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How did the cost of food delivery get so high?

EATER

Food delivery apps have recently added new fees in response to minimum pay rules in New York City and Seattle. | Getty Images/iStockphoto As delivery discourse rages, don’t forget the middlemen: apps like UberEats, DoorDash, and Grubhub. No one is happy about the delivery apps. Not the customers, who feel gouged by an avalanche of fees. Not restaurants, who feel gut-punched by the commission apps take from them.

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Bed Bug Population Booms as Travel Season Looms

Hotel Business

Earlier this year, Orkin’s annual list of the “50 Worst American Cities for Bed Bugs” was released. While the order of the cities may slightly shift each year, one fact remains constant: these bugs aren’t going anywhere. In fact, they are increasing, and not merely in urban areas. Suburban and rural America are also becoming homes for the pests as their relentless march continues.

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Seven Ways Hoteliers Can Foster Better Partnerships With Metting Planners

Lodging Magazine

The meetings and events business continues to draw visitors from around the world to the most desired destinations. The path back seems smoother than ever for hoteliers who are getting their groove back. Indeed, the meetings industry continues to be an essential revenue driver for increasing profitability for hotels of almost any size. For meeting planners, however, the story may be a little different.

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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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Six winning strategies to increase direct bookings

eHotelier

Implementing effective strategies to increase direct bookings is essential for maximizing revenue, enhancing guest relationships, and maintaining control over the booking process.

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Cycas Hospitality Expands Into Ireland

Hospitality Net

Cycas Hospitality’s growth continues into 2024 following their landmark appointment to manage The Ormond Hotel in Dublin on behalf of the Ormond Group, a leading hospitality group from Southeast Asia. This will be Cycas Hospitality’s first property in Ireland and marks another significant step in their pan-European expansion.

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Optimizing Your Restaurant Merch Game

Modern Restaurant Management

Merch might a somewhat newer term in a restaurant owner's lexicon, but having a focused merchandising effort can connect a person to a brand as well as be a great way to build awareness and put buts in seats. While someone might want to express their admiration by wearing or displaying brand merch, it's important for those brands to create products that will not simply collect dust in a corner.

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In New ‘Simpsons’ Episode, Marge Becomes the Face of a Ghost Kitchen Union

EATER

Marge in hot water. | The Simpsons Simpsons writer Cesar Mazariegos explains why the show decided to tackle minimum wage, ghost kitchens, and the gig economy “It kind of shakes my faith in billionaires,” Marge Simpsons admits to Lisa, three-beers deep after a grueling shift at Gimme Chow, a ghost kitchen and delivery app. In the latest episode of The Simpsons , “Night of the Living Wage,” Marge takes the job to pay off an unexpected medical bill (for someone else’s “emotional-support chicken”).

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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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Choice chooses Toast for two upscale brands

Hotel Business

Toast , the digital technology platform built for restaurants, has collaborated with Choice Hotels International to make its Toast for Hotel Restaurants technology a brand standard for two of Choice’s upscale brands, Cambria Hotels and Radisson. Cambria and Radisson will implement Toast technology as a brand standard by summer 2025 for Cambria and by the beginning of 2026 for Radisson properties.

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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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Innovative promotion ideas for 2024

eHotelier

By embracing these innovative promotion ideas in 2024, hotels can differentiate themselves, attract new guests, and foster loyalty among existing clientele.

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5 Touchpoints You Can Automate to Save Time in Your Hotel

Revfine

In the fast-paced world of hospitality, hoteliers often find themselves juggling multiple responsibilities. One way to streamline marketing efforts and improve overall efficiency is by automating some of your touchpoints with guests. The good news is that this is not difficult to do. By setting up intelligent triggers that automate specific actions, hotel managers, front The post 5 Touchpoints You Can Automate to Save Time in Your Hotel appeared first on Revfine.com.

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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