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Fostering a culture of wellbeing for workplace mental health

eHotelier

Employee wellbeing initiatives are increasingly popular, with well-proven positive impacts for reducing absenteeism, turn-over, low productivity - thereby reducing associated costs.

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How Spanish tapas is redefining itself in Australia

Hospitality Magazine

For many diners, their first small plates dining experience was at a tapas restaurant. Like most cuisines, tapas peaked before it mellowed out in popularity, but venues are beginning to re-emerge in a more modern form, offering dishes that are reflective of traditional Spanish cuisine. To find out more about the Spanish tapas offering of today, Hospitality speaks to Iberica’s Joaquin Saez and Beso’s Ana Cortes Garcia.

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8 Inspirational TED Talks Every Hospitality Professional Needs To Watch

Hotelogix

TED talks have always been inspiring and motivating. As a trusted Cloud PMS partner to over thousands of hotels globally, we thought of compiling a list of hospitality-related talks given at various TEDX events. We believe, listening to these speeches can help you rethink, evaluate and restructure (if needed) your approach towards your hospitality business.

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What the Joint Employer Rule Will Mean for Franchise Restaurants

Modern Restaurant Management

"Scott, just to clarify, WE are not the employer. The franchisees are. Please make sure everyone understands that and don’t suggest otherwise." I give a lot of keynote presentations to restaurant brands, and most of them are franchises. These brands promise to provide franchisees with the complete playbook for business success. They give them the tools.

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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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8 hospitality industry trends in 2024 and tips to stay ahead

eHotelier

The hospitality industry has always been at the forefront of adapting to changing trends and customer preferences. As we approach 2024, it’s evident that the industry is on the cusp of significant transformation. Here's how to stay ahead.

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Feeding the Revolution

EATER

Crip love, mutual aid, and pots of immune-boosting soup on the stoop Listen to this article “Oh, you want to know how you can support disability justice? MAKE SOMEONE A POT OF SOUP!” my friend William Maria Rain, a true disability justice OG, yelled at the audience at a disability justice panel at the D Center at the University of Washington, circa 2014 or so.

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How to Prepare and Protect Restaurants for Drinksgiving

Modern Restaurant Management

The cultural phenomenon of Drinksgiving (or Blackout Wednesday) continues to grow in popularity for the restaurant industry, especially as sales continue to rebound from the pandemic. Data shows that alcohol sales typically increase between 270-658 percent on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, compared to weekdays prior. Higher alcohol sales typically connect to higher volume of alcohol consumption, which unfortunately leads to higher risk of harmful consumer behavior after leaving the restauran

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Turning website views into restaurant visits

eHotelier

Turning website views into restaurant visits - Insights - Insights Turning user clicks into dining visits depends on consistently positive messaging. We've tested what works.

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Thai-style dessert cafe Homm opens two new locations

Hospitality Magazine

After debuting on Melbourne’s La Trobe Street earlier this year, Homm is set to launch two new outposts in Melbourne Central and Box Hill next month. Homm is known for its unique offering of Asian desserts which take on Thai-inspired influences. Some of the venue’s most well-known dishes include a Thai-twist on Korean bingsu with Thai tea and salted egg; plus a toasted coconut and kaya crumble.

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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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Starbucks Workers United’s Red Cup Rebellion, Explained

EATER

Red Cup Rebellion 2022 | Mark Rightmire/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images Starbucks workers are striking again on Red Cup Day, and this year more people are getting involved Red Cup Day, the day Starbucks releases its collectible holiday cups, is one of the company’s most profitable. But last year, Starbucks Workers United used the occasion to draw attention to its ongoing fight for unionization.

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MRM EXCLUSIVE: Marketing Your Virtual Restaurant – Tips for Success

Modern Restaurant Management

The restaurant industry is changing quickly, and technology plays a big role. This means that restaurants and franchises must focus on efficiency and lean operations. One way to do this is to open a virtual restaurant. A virtual restaurant is a restaurant that doesn't have a physical location. It only exists online; customers can order food through a delivery app.

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The impact of holiday posts on B2B hospitality companies: LinkedIn marketing insights

eHotelier

The impact of holiday posts on B2B hospitality companies: LinkedIn marketing insights - Insights - Insights Unless you have something unique or can use engaging photographs of people to boost interaction, here's why it might be best to refrain.

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Sydney’s north shore to welcome The Belroy Hotel

Hospitality Magazine

Located on the former site of Gilroy’s Hotel, The Belroy Hotel is set to open on 22 November in Sydney’s St Leonards. The Belroy Hotel is the work of Garry McGrath of Sonenco Hotels (Barangaroo’s The Sussex Hotel) who also operated the former Gilroy’s Hotel. The Belroy Hotel will host a sports bar downstairs, plus a terrace bar and bistro upstairs with a large wrap-around balcony and conservatory style space.

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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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An overview of hotel development in select convention center markets

Hotel Business

In the last few years, many in-person meetings, events and conventions worldwide were canceled or postponed. However, in 2024, meeting, professional event and convention spending is projected to increase alongside in-person demand, according to a recent survey from American Express Global Business Travel. Increased in-person demand certainly impacts the hospitality industry, especially in cities with the largest, most visited convention centers in the U.S.

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Restaurants and Bars Should Consider Text Message Surveys for Gathering Customer Feedback

Modern Restaurant Management

In the competitive restaurant and bar industry, customer feedback is vital for success. With the prevalence of online reviews, it's crucial to actively seek and utilize feedback. Text message surveys offer a convenient and real-time method to gather this valuable input, and in this guide, we'll explore their importance and implementation for improved operations.

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The Mille Club: thinking of the hidden costs for high rates

eHotelier

The Mille Club: thinking of the hidden costs for high rates - Insights - Insights Here's a lesson for every hotelier looking to grow nightly rates, no matter the star rating.

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Sydney’s Maybe Sammy ranked #1 in Top 500 Bars list

Hospitality Magazine

Sydney’s Maybe Sammy has been named as the world’s most influential bar by taking out the #1 spot in the Top 500 Bars 2023 awards. The announcement came from the Top 500 Bars 2023 awards evening in Paris, where Maybe Sammy Venue Manager Sarah Proietti and Bar Manager Hunter Gregory collected the award. Maybe Sammy came top of the list, followed by New York’s Double Chicken Please; Barcelona’s Paradiso; Paris’ Little Red Door; and Singapore’s Jigger & Pony.

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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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B2B Hotel Marketing Tips and Strategies for Building Loyalty

Revfine

Question for Our Hotel Marketing Expert Panel Growing a loyal customer base and retaining customers is essential for hotels, but how is it best achieved for the B2B market? How do B2B and B2C strategies differ? What are your top tips for success? Our Marketing Expert Panel The post B2B Hotel Marketing Tips and Strategies for Building Loyalty appeared first on Revfine.com.

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Biting the Hand that Feeds: Processing Fees That Prey on Merchants

Modern Restaurant Management

As point-of-sale (POS) platforms exit the startup stage and developers begin looking for ways to generate increased revenue, many are turning toward processing fees for using their software. These processing fees go all the way up to.99 cents, and are added to orders that exceed a minimum cost. For restaurateurs and businesses across the nation, these fees come as a shock – and an unwelcome one at that.

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Pebblebrook completes sale of Hotel Zoe Fisherman’s Wharf

Hotel Business

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust has closed on the sale of the 221-room Hotel Zoe Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco for $68.5 million to a third party. For the trailing 12 months ended Sept. 30, the hotel’s net loss was $1.2 million, its net operating income was $2.2 million and its earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”) was $2.7 million.

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Tracking Snacking: Three Consumer Trends to Help Hoteliers Curate Their F&B Offerings

Lodging Magazine

In recent years, hoteliers have found creative ways to streamline their operations and control costs, particularly in their food and beverage departments. A recent CBRE analysis for LODGING noted that rising wages, heightened supply costs, and ongoing labor challenges have prompted hoteliers to increasingly scale back restaurant hours and menu offerings, reduce their in-room dining and minibar service, and adopt self-serve kiosks and grab-and-go market models.

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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

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Rethinking restaurant customer engagement, loyalty strategies

Fast Casual

A panel talk on loyalty programs at the recent Fast Casual Executive Summit featured Bob Andersen, president of The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill; Jon Asher, CMO of Nekter Juice Bar; Josh Halpern, CEO at Big Chicken and Sara Kear, CMO at Condado Tacos.

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Tambourine Unveils Captivating New Website for St. Kitts Tourism Authority

Hospitality Net

Tambourine, the digital marketing technology company serving hotels, resorts, and tourism destinations worldwide, is delighted to announce the successful launch of the new St. Kitts Tourism Authority website.

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CBRE: RevPAR growth to recover in 2024

Hotel Business

CBRE is forecasting RevPAR growth to recover in 2024 as inbound international travel further improves and sector-specific headwinds moderate. The company forecasts 3.0% RevPAR growth next year, driven by a 40 basis-point (bps) occupancy improvement and a 2.3% ADR increase. RevPAR in 2024 is expected to be 14% greater than 2019 levels. CBRE’s baseline forecast anticipates 0.8% average GDP growth and 2.9% average inflation in 2024.

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Aimbridge Hospitality Announces Executive Leadership Transitions

Lodging Magazine

PLANO, Texas—Aimbridge Hospitality announced the transition plan for Michael J. Deitemeyer, who is stepping down as CEO, effective Dec. 31, 2023. An Executive Committee of the Board, helmed by Aimbridge Chairman Glenn Murphy, has been formed and will lead a comprehensive search for a CEO replacement. Deitemeyer assumed the role of president and CEO of Aimbridge Hospitality in January 2021 after serving as global president following the company’s merger with Interstate in October 2019.

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A Buyer’s Guide to Future-Proofing Your Restaurant Tech Stack

The race to 100% digital is on. With the restaurant industry still in the early innings of its digital transformation, brands need an airtight strategy when it comes to building out their tech stack. Download the buyer’s guide to learn where to prioritize your efforts and get the most out of every investment.