March, 2024

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AI is here and it’s impacting hotel operations, starting with Housekeeping

eHotelier

AI-powered tablets can enable housekeepers to fill service requests, update room status, pinpoint their location in an emergency and more via voice command in multiple languages.

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Why face-to-face conversations matter, by the Localization team

MEWS

Meet the Mews Localization team Say a virtual hello to the Mews Localization team. Consisting of Wendy, Janka, Max and our Translation Manager, Naomi, we’re a close-knit (though remote-based) group of language specialists nestled within the Mews Product Content tribe.

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Adelaide pop-up La Louisiane returns as permanent venue

Hospitality Magazine

After its successful pop-up, French eatery and bar La Louisiane has announced it’ll be a permanent fixture of the Adelaide CBD dining scene. Adelaide-based hospitality team The Big Easy Group and La Louisiane Co-founder and chef Alexis Besseau will continue to lead the permanent haunt which will be located at the original pop-up site on King William Street. “We are very excited to present the next chapter of La Louisiane,” says Besseau. “We want to continue to bring a bit

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New 2D Barcodes Offer Easy Access to Dynamic Information for Food Traceability and More

Modern Restaurant Management

Restaurants started using 2D barcodes (such as QR codes) at dining tables to offer digital menus and even allow patrons to order with their smartphones during the pandemic, when contactless transactions were necessary. Since then, the practice has become ubiquitous. While a QR code can connect users to a host of static information, a more powerful 2D barcode is on the horizon to offer a wider suite of capabilities with virtually unlimited data storage capacity for instantaneous retrieval with th

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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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At the Houston Rodeo, Black Cowboy Culture Never Left the Saddle

EATER

Photo illustration by Lille Allen; Bun B photographed by Bob Levey/Stringer via Getty; Beyoncé photographed by Mason Poole; barbecue images by Jason Fochtman/Houston Chronicle via Getty Images; Joel Villanueva/Getty; Gregory Smith/Getty; and razerbird/Getty [link]

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The domino effect of training and development for hospitality employees

eHotelier

Recognizing the importance of education and utilizing different styles of teaching will eventually motivate the employees to higher performance and will lead to higher customer satisfaction and loyalty.

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Build A Better Menu: Solving the Profit vs. Price Puzzle

Lodging Magazine

A strategically designed menu has an enormous impact on customer choice and your bottom line. Menus created with top food choices in mind will encourage the customer to explore their options and pick something they might not normally choose. If implemented correctly, this will have a positive effect on your profits. Explore the art and science of menu engineering.

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Master Sommelier Adrian Filiuta launches Hunters Hill Wine Room

Hospitality Magazine

Adrian Filiuta is one of just six Master Sommeliers in the country, and now Sydneysiders can browse an expertly sourced selection spanning more than 1,000 bottles in Hunters Hill. Hunters Hill Wine Room has opened on Alexandra Street, and is the culmination of Filiuta’s extensive career in the hospitality sector. The wine professional spent 11 years at Merivale overseeing the beverage programs of more than 70 venues until his departure in 2022.

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A Call for Human-Centric Restaurant Leadership in an AI Future

Modern Restaurant Management

In the wake of the post pandemic world, the restaurant industry is undergoing a transformative phase, embracing AI technology at an unprecedented pace. However, as we surge forward, it's imperative to highlight what's missing from today's dining experience and identify the qualities that elevate a great manager to give the next level service assisted by AI, required to succeed in this new environment.

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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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What Women Want: A Place to Watch the Game

EATER

A Bar of Their Own opened in Minneapolis March 1. Sports bars that center women’s sports are opening across the country — and doing big business “I was sick of always feeling like an afterthought in fandom when it came to public spaces to view sports,” says Jillian Hiscock, the owner of A Bar of Their Own, a sports bar focused on women’s sports which opened in Minneapolis March 1.

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Hyper-personalization as a differentiator for banks

SAS

Best-selling author and banking industry futurist Brett King once said, “The easiest customer experience isn’t one where you drive to the branch, find a parking spot, wait in line, ask advice, and sign a piece of paper. It’s one where you activate the service you need in real time when [.

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Embedding sustainability into a hotel starts with leadership

eHotelier

Of all the places to learn about how to successfully embed sustainability into large-scale hotel operations, few would think to start with Las Vegas. And yet, largely stemming from its desert location, water recycling and renewable energy programs have been up and running for quite some time at these casino resorts.

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Meeting With Success

Lodging Magazine

What initially inspired you to get into the hospitality business? I was born with a love of travel and hotels, but it was really my grandmother who instilled in me a deep appreciation for beautiful and special places around the world. My father was also hugely influential in my interest in hotels as real estate and creative problem solving. Who were some of your mentors or role models, male or female, and what were their most […] The post Meeting With Success appeared first on LODGING Maga

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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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Surry Hills’ Bar Conte launches late-night trade

Hospitality Magazine

Sydney’s very own dedicated Negroni bar is now open later, with the venue launching extended trading hours Thursday to Saturday. Owner Raffaele Lombardi says the decision came about as a means to provide guests with more freedom and options, which is the norm in many global cities. “I split my time between Sydney and Italy and I’ve loved researching and exploring bars in Italy,” he says. “I wanted to bring these authentic experiences to Surry Hills. “I’m proud to offer a

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Choosing the Best Payment Processor For a Restaurant

Modern Restaurant Management

The most popular way to pay at restaurants is through card transactions, whether it's credit or debit. According to a PYMNTS study , 68 percent of consumers use their credit cards to purchase food at a restaurant, equating to $29.8 billion in sales in February 2022. While credit cards seem easy and simple for consumers, the payment method impacts a restaurant's bottom line more than guests realize.

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It’s Time to Embrace the ‘Bad Mug’ — Even If That Means Never Using It

EATER

Marcus Eakers Despite its lame typography or weird texture, the dumbest cup in your cupboard serves an invaluable purpose The reason people often talk about having a favorite or even a “best” mug, but far less often of a favorite bowl (and hardly ever claim to have a favorite plate) is because even in these informal times, most people still buy their dishes in matching sets, whereas they accumulate mugs.

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How to Measure The Profitability of Your Hotel Business

Revfine

Profitability is a business's ability to generate earnings from its operations over a given period. Various methods, known as profitability ratios, gauge a business's overall profitability. This article explains the different profitability ratios and explains how revenue management can positively impact profitability. Insight in Profitability Ratios Profitability ratios provide insight into how a business is The post How to Measure The Profitability of Your Hotel Business appeared first on Revfi

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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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How to combat low customer retention in hospitality

eHotelier

Here's a look at why customer retention is so crucial for businesses and how to overcome the hurdles that companies in the hospitality industry encounter when trying to build customer loyalty.

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A Dual Target: Hotel Executives on What It Takes to Be ‘Bleisure’ Ready

Lodging Magazine

The portmanteau “bleisure”—a mashup of “business” and “leisure”—denotes a phenomenon for our time, a time when technology makes it possible to work, even long-term, from locations that can be explored for pleasure when off the clock, often with partners and families. Seven hotel executives recently described for LODGING the emergence and evolution of bleisure, and how their respective properties are making the most of it: The comments of these hospitality insiders reflect the growing prevalence

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Arthur and Jane restaurateurs head to The Shire

Hospitality Magazine

Tristan Rosier and Rebecca Fanning are gearing up to open a third Sydney restaurant, and this time, the pair are heading home. “It’s always been a dream of mine to open a restaurant where I grew up and we knew this was the perfect opportunity to make our first step into The Shire,” says Rosier. “We’ve been overwhelmed by the enthusiasm from the locals so far, and we’re looking forward to bringing our signature hospitality to the Gymea.

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Reskilling, Retention and Robotics: Creative Solutions to the Restaurant Labor Shortage

Modern Restaurant Management

The restaurant industry has always been dynamic and challenging, but the labor shortage has pushed it to a critical juncture. Establishments are grappling with a complex crisis characterized by empty seats in dining areas and behind the scenes, where a shortage of skilled workers is keenly felt. To revitalize the workforce and enhance operational efficiency, it is imperative that we boldly explore innovative solutions across reskilling, retention, and robotics.

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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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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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Whitbread gains planning approval for London underground hotel

Hotel Management Network

Whitbread and Lazari Investments have obtained planning consent for a new hub by Premier Inn hotel beneath the Brunswick Centre in London. The post Whitbread gains planning approval for London underground hotel appeared first on Hotel Management Network.

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9 proven ways to grow your occupancy rates

eHotelier

Fortunately, price isn’t the only tool available to hoteliers looking to improve their occupancy rate. Here's a look at how to increase hotel occupancy with some tried-and-true approaches and introduce some important considerations to keep in mind when monitoring this common hotel performance metric.

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Hampton by Hilton Reaches 3000th Hotel Milestone

Lodging Magazine

Hampton by Hilton celebrated the opening of its 3000th hotel. The Hampton brand is known for its several hospitality mainstays, such as hot breakfast with The Hampton Waffle, all-white bedding, and curved shower rods. In addition to the opening of its 3000th hotel, this year marks a year of milestones for Hampton, including the brand’s 40th anniversary, entry into its 40th country, and a groundbreaking entry into its fifth continent, Africa.

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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