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Transform your hotel’s revenue in two years or less with this guide to revenue management

eHotelier

Managing a profitable hotel requires a careful eye on your inventory. You don’t want to sell your rooms too early at reduced rates because such spillage can drain your revenue. However, spoilage, overbooking, and overselling can also wreck your profits.

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Everything you need to know about marketing your hospitality business

Hospitality Magazine

There’s much to think about when running a hospitality venue. Has the roster been done? Did I order the meat from the supplier in time? Has the drinks menu been updated? It’s more than understandable that posting on social media or sending out EDMs often falls by the wayside. But it’s also essential to think about the landscape and how it’s evolving.

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Is the Customer Always Right?

Modern Restaurant Management

A new study challenging the long-standing mantra “the customer is always right" determined that to better support employee mental health, restaurant operators should have clear policies stating that customers' uncivil behavior will not be tolerated. “For decades, a customer could be uncivil, angry, yelling or just plain wrong, and employees were expected to deal with it because it was just part of the business.

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Asian American-Owned Restaurants Are Breathing New Life Into Sacramento’s Historic Japantown

EATER

New restaurants including Japanese izakaya Binchoyaki, Southside Super, and pop-up Mecha Mucho are helping reinvigorate a part of downtown Sacramento that was once home to a thriving Japantown.

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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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Rostering as a strategic asset for tomorrow’s hotel management

eHotelier

Rostering staff in tourism and hospitality can be complex, due to the variety of working hours, shifts, award conditions and staff budgets The future belongs to those who recognize the transformative potential of rostering in elevating guest experiences, optimizing operational efficiency, and driving financial performance.

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Hungry for Change: Understanding Consumer Perception and Demand for Sustainable Packaging

Modern Restaurant Management

The restaurant industry has recognized the need for innovative packaging solutions to meet growing consumer demand and contribute towards sustainability targets. Traditional restaurant packaging has a significant negative impact on the environment as common materials used, such as Styrofoam and single-use plastics, are not compostable. The high reliance on plastics for food packaging has led to a buildup of landfill waste and ocean pollution.

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ESA Demonstrates Resilience of Extended-Stay Segment, Brand for KARA Hospitality

Lodging Magazine

LODGING brings you the first installment of our three-part Ownership Series, providing owner perspectives on various hot topics and industry trends. For this installment, Vinay Patel of Fairbrook Hotels and Mitesh Amin of KARA Hospitality discuss some of the key benefits of operating within the extended-stay segment and share their model for success.

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Preparing for the unexpected: Best practices for crisis management in the hotel industry

eHotelier

Crisis management for your hotel doesn’t need to be overly complex, but it benefits from some focused effort. It helps you to navigate the unexpected better while keeping your staff and guests safe and satisfied.

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Using analytics for rare disease treatment: Unveiling opportunities for advancements

SAS

Rare diseases, often called orphan diseases, affect a small percentage of the population. Despite their rarity, these diseases collectively impact millions worldwide. Being a health care professional who cares deeply about overall patient care, the challenges in diagnosing and treating rare diseases resonate profoundly with me. Limited data availability, dispersed [.

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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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Build Staff Loyalty by Leveraging Payments Technology

Modern Restaurant Management

In today’s tech-driven world, customers and workers alike expect a seamless payments experience wherever they go. Until now, restaurants have primarily focused on customer experience when considering payments technology, but the emergence of new and developing worker payment programs can impact and improve the restaurant worker experience. With the restaurant industry facing an ongoing labor shortage , it’s more crucial than ever to offer your staff the best experience possible, whic

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The Land Back Movement Isn’t Just Focused on Ancestral Grounds — It’s Fighting to Preserve and Restore Foodways Too

EATER

Nick Tilsen during the Mount Rushmore Land Back Protest. | Willi White When Native peoples’ land was stolen, they lost important hunting and fishing grounds and myriad places to gather and prepare food. Now, the Land Back movement is helping communities regain access to both food and land. This story was originally published on Civil Eats. In 2020, just months after George Floyd’s murder , then-President Donald Trump visited South Dakota’s Mount Rushmore as part of an Independence Day celebratio

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Understanding the difference between material and immaterial expenses

eHotelier

The materiality refers to the significance of the expense item in the context of the financial statements. Our industry is unique in many ways and so is the application of this contrast.

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Report: Privacy ranks as top hotel AI adoption concern

Hotel Business

According to SOCi Inc. ‘s AI Marketing Transformation Index, Part IV, 52% of U.S. digital marketing professionals list privacy as their top concern regarding the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) for hotels. SOCi’s commissioned study of more than 300 digital marketers provides further understanding of AI utilization in marketing and future plans for its use.

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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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JBF Launches Climate Solutions Campaign

Modern Restaurant Management

Calling it a critical subject, the James Beard Foundation® launched a campaign focused on tackling the significant impact of climate change on independent restaurants, chefs, and the local economies they support. Through the Climate Solutions for Restaurant Survival campaign, the James Beard Foundation will unite chefs across the country to raise awareness, educate federal policymakers, and galvanize action to mitigate the impacts of climate change. “Independent restaurants are not ju

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AI: Beyond the Buzzword

Lodging Magazine

About three years ago, Oracle Hospitality acquired Nor1 to deliver an AI (artificial intelligence) solution for real-time pricing and inventory management—specifically to create ancillary offers to guests—and embedded that tool into Oracle’s property management system, OPERA Cloud. Despite the availability of sophisticated AI tools, Jason Bryant, vice president of Nor1, considers the hotel industry to be in the early stages of adopting them, but expects the usage to ramp up exponentially in the

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Checking in at Fairmont Banff Springs and the luxury trend for more intimate guestrooms

eHotelier

We take a closer look at a property that has leveraged the global trend that’s accelerated in the post-pandemic era centered around the ‘price inelastic yet experience elastic’ hotel consumer.

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Which Lasagna Recipe Is Worth the Work?

EATER

Clay Williams /Eater We tested three very popular lasagna recipes to find the best one The basic makeup of lasagna is simple: sauce, pasta sheet, cheese. But that sparse list contains the potential for so much variation, whether it’s multiple sauces, meat or no meat, pasta from scratch or a box, or what kinds of cheese and how much. What makes the most satisfying lasagna depends a bit on what you’re looking for — a person who believes lasagna needs meat probably won’t be satisfied with one that

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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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Two-Way Radios Can Provide Better Customer Service

Modern Restaurant Management

Restaurants are constantly busy, which means communication is key to make sure the experience for customers is top of the line. Two-way radios, help restaurant staff communicate more efficiently leading to a better experience for the guests. With fast communication your guests receive the service they deserve each time they enter your establishment in a timely and effective manner.

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Hilton Shares Record Growth in Caribbean and Latin America

Lodging Magazine

MCLEAN, Virginia—Hilton shared a year of growth in the Caribbean and Latin America (CALA), entering new markets in 2023. Last year, Hilton opened 19 new hotels and approximately 4,000 rooms in the Caribbean and Latin America, representing more rooms added in the region than in any other year in the company’s history. Hilton’s CALA portfolio is comprised of more than 220 hotels and over 40,000 rooms spanning 15 brands and 29 countries and territories.

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Retail revolution: Driving revenue beyond room rates

eHotelier

Retail can produce up to 45%-65% profit and even the smallest space can produce revenue that will increase the bottom line.

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Swedish Candy Is Suddenly Inescapable

EATER

Sweden’s candy culture is vast, with Saturdays designated for lördagsgodis, or “Saturday sweets.” | Getty Images/Johner RF Thanks to newfound TikTok popularity, candy sellers are finding themselves swamped with online orders and long lines Around 10 p.m. on a recent Friday night, the line at BonBon in Manhattan’s Lower East Side was out the door. This isn’t an uncommon sight in the neighborhood — the queue for Double Chicken Please was visible across the street — but BonBon isn’t an acclaimed co

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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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Pop-Ups Keep The Purple Parrot Spirit Alive

Modern Restaurant Management

Mississippi restaurateur Robert St. John of the New South Restaurant Group has taken a twist on the adage "when life gives you lemons, make lemonade." In his case it's more like "when your restaurant closes due to the pandemic, host pop-ups." St. John's The Purple Parrot had been a community stalwart in Hattiesburg for 33 years.

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CBRE: Commercial Real Estate Lending Market Shows Stabilization

Lodging Magazine

DALLAS, Texas—The commercial real estate lending market demonstrated signs of stabilization at the end of 2023, with borrowing costs appearing to have peaked, even as transaction activity remains subdued, according to the latest research from CBRE. The CBRE Lending Momentum Index, which tracks the pace of CBRE-originated commercial loan closings in the United States, increased by 1.0 percent from Q3 2023—marking the first quarterly increase since Q1 2022.

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A giant leap forward for Irish spa Roe Park Resort’s ecommerce journey

eHotelier

Blending traditional Irish charm and hospitality with modern luxury, Roe Park Resort - located within easy reach of the Giant’s Causeway - is one of Northern Ireland’s premier golf and spa destinations.

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TIME Hotels Unveils 770-Key Property in Makkah, Saudi Arabia

Hospitality Net

TIME Hotels, renowned for its management expertise and headquartered in the UAE, has officially launched its latest venture, the TIME Ruba Hotel & Suites, in Makkah. This opening is poised to enhance the city’s hospitality offerings, providing guests with an unparalleled mix of luxury, comfort, and cultural immersion.

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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