December, 2023

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How To Select The Right OTAs For Your Hotel - A Comprehensive Guide

Hotelogix

The advent of Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) has revolutionized the hospitality sector. To be very precise, it has shaped the way guests book their accommodations at hotels. It allows travellers to compare rates and services of multiple properties. This gives them a better idea of what fits their requirement and budget best. This is the primary reason why as a hotelier, you should know how to select the right OTAs for your hotel.

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House Made Hospitality announces 3 new venues

Hospitality Magazine

Sydney-based hospitality group House Made has confirmed it will open three new concepts in Surry Hills next year. The venues will launch in the Wunderlich Lane precinct on the corner of Baptist and Cleveland Streets, a newly developed village that will feature a boutique hotel, supermarket, fresh food stores, and a range of food and beverage outlets at its completion.

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Transforming Customer Experiences: Four Ways to Embrace Innovation in the Restaurant Industry

Modern Restaurant Management

In the dynamic and ever-evolving restaurant industry, culinary experiences are shaping customer preferences. After all, this business is all about people with customers at the forefront of decisions being made. In order to achieve long-term success and build essential brand credibility, restaurants must cultivate meaningful experiences and relationships to help drive growth and expansion.

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14 Restaurant Management Tools to Make your Business More Efficient

7 Shifts

The role of a restaurant manager is always in motion. There’s always something else to get done, a new fire to put out, and broken things to fix. All of that on top of the everyday tasks from scheduling to payroll to reporting can catch up to you. But there are several different tools to help you manage your restaurant—from single shifts and tasks to top-level overviews showing your business's health.

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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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The Bitter Taste of ‘Not Too Sweet’

EATER

Asian Americans have claimed the phrase “not too sweet” as a defiant shorthand and a cheeky rallying cry. But is that maxim really true? The finale of every childhood family function was the same. Aunties would unveil a tray of gulab jamun and start to circulate the house, or the servers at whatever restaurant was hosting would plop a bowl on the table in front of us.

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Industry applauds removal of L.A. Homeless-In-Hotels ballot measure

Hotel Business

The removal of Los Angeles’ Homeless-In-Hotels measure from the March 2024 ballot is a victory for the City of Los Angeles and its hospitality community as it prevents hotels from becoming homeless shelters and protects hotel employees who would have become the first line of care, according to local and national hotel associations. “This solution ensures that our hotel community is thriving and able to continue providing excellent careers and economic benefits to our iconic neighborhoods t

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North Sydney’s Victoria Cross metro station reveal hospitality operators

Hospitality Magazine

The new city block located above North Sydney’s Victoria Cross metro station has announced its first line-up of hospitality operators set to open in 2024. The North Shore is set to get a taste of Inner West favourites at the new precinct, with Newtown’s Mary’s and Marrickville Pork Roll both set to open venues. Victoria Cross will also welcome Only Coffee, Top Impressions Bakery, Sushi Hub, DOPA, North Sandwiches, Machi Machi, and McDonald’s.

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Enhancing Guest-Centric Experiences with QR Code Technology and Time-Tested Human Connections

Modern Restaurant Management

The pandemic dealt a mighty blow to the bar and restaurant industry, where social distancing replaced friends and families gathering together to share stories, celebrate milestones, and create lasting memories. As the doors began to reopen, slowly and cautiously, restaurants and bars, still coping with labor shortages and inflation, had one new challenge to overcome — higher expectations.

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Novotel Living Bangkok Sukhumvit Legacy, a new chapter in urban lifestyle hospitality opens its doors

Hospitality Net

Accor, a world-leading hospitality group, is pleased to introduce ’Novotel Living Bangkok Sukhumvit Legacy,’ a contemporary extended stay concept and forward-thinking extension of the Novotel brand, in the heart of Thailand’s capital. The new Novotel Living address is designed to meet the growing demand of life balance seekers in search of a home away from home while traveling, regardless of the duration of their stay.

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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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Help Us Pick Where to Eat in 2024

EATER

Which U.S. city has the best dining scene to visit next year? Every year, Eater publishes Where to Eat , a guide to the most exciting places to dine all over the world, including some of the greatest food towns right here in the U.S. We’re busy lining up our hit list for 2024, but we’re leaving one spot open. That’s where you come in. We’re asking our readers to vote for the U.S. city they’d like to see added to next year’s guide.

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Lodging Luminaries: Four Longtime Hotel Industry Leaders Who Have Excelled This Past Year

Lodging Magazine

LODGING recognizes four C-level executives who have helped accelerate growth within their respective companies and provided positive contributions to the lodging industry as a whole in 2023, as well as throughout their careers. We would like to honor and congratulate David Duncan, president/CEO, First Hospitality Group; Warren Fields, president/CEO, Pyramid Global Hospitality; Mark Laport, president/CEO, Concord Hospitality; and Nan Cummings, COO, InterMountain Management.

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AAA: 115M Americans expected to travel for holidays

Hotel Business

AAA projects 115.2 million travelers will head 50 miles or more from home over the 10-day, year-end holiday travel period. This year’s total number of domestic travelers is a 2.2% increase over last year and the second highest year-end travel forecast since 2000, when AAA began tracking holiday travel. 2019 remains the busiest Christmas and New Year’s travel period on record with 119 million travelers.

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Introducing the next generation of spritzes

Hospitality Magazine

When you think of a spritz, Aperol is likely one of the first variations to come to mind. The Italian cocktail has long been a hit with Australian drinkers for its combination of refreshing citrus liqueur and fruity Prosecco — especially during the summer months. There’s no doubt Aperol kickstarted the spritz wave, but there are plenty of other versions of the format.

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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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Exploring the Factors Behind the Surge in Restaurant Automation

Modern Restaurant Management

If you've been paying attention to the tech scene, you have surely noticed a significant upswing in interest in artificial intelligence (AI) and automation. It seems almost everyone, from social media influencers to evening news anchors, is extolling the capabilities of this emerging tech. From softwares like ChatGPT to self-driving cars like the Tesla Model 3, AI and automation are making remarkable strides In the restaurant industry, these solutions are streamlining various aspects, includ

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Radisson Hotel Group opens first Radisson Individuals in Saudi Arabia

Hospitality Net

Radisson Hotel Group is proud to announce the opening of Vivid Jeddah Hotel, a member of Radisson Individuals, in the vibrant city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. This marks the opening of the first Radisson Individuals hotel in Saudi Arabia, further solidifying the Group’s growing footprint in the region, with a portfolio of 43 hotels in operation and development in the country, and five hotels in the city of Jeddah.

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No One Has What It Takes to Lead Margaritaville

EATER

The exterior of the Margaritaville Resort Times Square. | Clay Williams/Eater Who among us can “work in a constant state of alertness”? Ah, Margaritaville Times Square , a land of contrasts. A beacon of beach chill in the middle of New York’s most upsettingly busy neighborhood. A place with terrible food and surprisingly good cocktails. A place that has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy twice in an attempt to refinance $309 million in debt , raising the question, “If Margaritaville is foreclosed,

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CBRE Releases 2024 U.S. Real Estate Outlook

Lodging Magazine

DALLAS, Texas—CBRE foresees economic growth slowing in 2024, though a recession may be avoided and real estate transaction values will decline further, creating compelling buying opportunities, according to the company’s 2024 U.S. Real Estate Outlook. CBRE’s economists anticipate that resilient consumer spending will counter economic headwinds next year including high interest rates and near recessions in Europe and China.

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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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Interview with CEO Matthijs Welle of Mews

Revfine

In this article, we interview Matthijs Welle of Mews. Matthijs is revolutionizing property management and hotelier experiences with high-tech solutions. Mews provides hoteliers with powerful, cutting-edge functionality that will allow them to focus on the guest experience rather than tedious administration. Can you tell us a bit about The post Interview with CEO Matthijs Welle of Mews appeared first on Revfine.com.

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Australia’s most powerful wine brand revealed

Hospitality Magazine

Leading family-owned winery, Brown Brothers, has been as the powerful brand in the Australian wine market in the recently published IWSR Australia Landscapes Report. Brown Brothers has overtaken Jacob’s Creek and Penfolds in the report, with the results based on combination of awareness, conversion, and connection metrics among Australia’s regular wine drinkers.

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Beyond the Plate: The Future of Restaurants in a Tech-Driven 2024

Modern Restaurant Management

As the calendar turns towards 2024, the restaurant industry stands at a crossroads, with innovation and adaptation at the heart of its ongoing evolution. This vibrant sector, a cornerstone of the global economy that tantalizes taste buds and fuels job markets, is bracing for transformation that will redefine its future. However, persistent labor shortages are pushing restaurants to explore automation and artificial intelligence to streamline operations – from kitchen management to customer

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Heart of Midlothian football club to open Tynecastle Park hotel

Hotel Owner

Scottish Premiership football club, Heart of Midlothian, has unveiled its plans to launch a new 25-bedroom hotel and events space as part of its growth plans in early 2024. Integrated within the main stand at the Tynecastle Park in the west of the city, this will be the UK’s first club-owned and operated hotel inside a football stadium. The Tynecastle Park Hotel will offer a choice of individually styled guest rooms, including family, executive and accessible rooms.

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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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Soul Food Does Not Need Saving

EATER

Tilda Rose I thought we should “upgrade” our family’s traditional southern holiday feast. I was wrong. “This year, we should do something different ,” I said to my mother on the ride from the airport. I had just flown home to Houston to celebrate the holidays with my family after my first two years away at the University of Pennsylvania. “What should be different ?

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Amadeus: Hotel Occupancy Soars This Holiday Season

Lodging Magazine

As the world heads toward the holiday season, hoteliers are preparing for demand as people look to travel over Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Amadeus is seeing a peak in demand over the Christmas and New Year period across major markets around the world. Amadeus’ Demand360+ data as of November 27, 2023, showed that global hotel occupancy for the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s is at 23 percent.

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Choice completes Radisson Hotels Americas integration

Hotel Business

Choice Hotels International Inc. has completed the integration of the Radisson Hotels Americas business, transitioning nearly 600 hotels to Choice’s franchise success system and digital platforms. The milestone comes 16 months after Choice acquired the Radisson Hotels Americas brands in August 2022. “Completing the integration in such a short amount of time is a testament to Choice’s experience and unrivaled expertise in acquiring and integrating hotel brands,” said Pat Pacious, president/CEO, C

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Ito’s Eric Ortolani on helming one of 2023’s busiest openings

Hospitality Magazine

I have been into cooking since I was a small child. My grandmother was a big foodie and would always tell me stories about where you would go for the best panettone, the fanciest crudo di mare, and the richest chocolate in Milan in the ’60s and ’70s. My passion for Japanese and Asian cuisine stems from my childhood. Most of the time, I was living with my mum in the countryside near Lake Maggiore.

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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