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Hospitality trend alert: quiet luxury and the hotel models that stand out

eHotelier

The idea of quiet luxury in hotel accommodations is not in your face pizazz, it is the opposite - a respite of sorts that brims with hospitality, modern conveniences, and promises an experience worth talking about. Not loud or in your face, it is understated and not labeled.

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Is Your Restaurant Business Thriving?

Modern Restaurant Management

Have you completed a small business checkup at your restaurant lately? If not, you might be overlooking ways to improve your eatery’s financial health and learn to thrive in this challenging economic climate. Full tables, employees earning solid tips, shifts being fully staffed and the restaurant having the ability to source quality provisions at reasonable prices and dependable delivery times, are among the signs the business is thriving, according to Ben Johnston, COO of Kapitus.

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Meet Table Manners – the first venue from Alex Cameron

Hospitality Magazine

Bronte in Sydney’s east will have a new culinary addition in the form of European-influenced neighbourhood restaurant and bar Table Manners. Slated to open in late-winter, Table Manners is being spearheaded by Sydney hospitality figure Alex Cameron who is known for his work with Franca, Parlar, and Armorica and most recently as consultant on Bobby’s in Cronulla and Bartiga in Double Bay.

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2024 James Beard Awards Winners: The List So Far

EATER

Photo illustration by Lille Allen; see below for full credits Check back here for live updates on winners Tonight, the James Beard Foundation Restaurant announces the winners of its Restaurant and Chef Awards. The annual event brings out chefs, restaurateurs, and other hospitality industry professionals all dressed to the nines — including 2024 Best Chef: Northwest winner Gregory Gourdet in a striking feathered jacket inspired by the national bird of Haiti — to take home medals for Best New Rest

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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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The impact of climate change on the hospitality industry’s future

eHotelier

As climate change continues, it’s vital for hospitality businesses to take preemptive action. This should include adapting buildings to be more resilient and planning effective continuity processes.

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Travel (and Bed Bug!) Season Is Heating Up Across the U.S.

Hotel Business

As summer approaches, many people are eagerly planning their vacations and getaways to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. However, with the increase in travel during this time of year, there is also a rise in the likelihood of encountering an unwelcome guest during your stay at a hotel—bed bugs. Tripadvisor recently published their annual Summer Travel Index , which found that despite economic concerns Americans are traveling in high numbers.

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A Major Film Studio Now Owns Dine-In Movie Theater Chain Alamo Drafthouse

EATER

Austin movie theater chain Alamo Drafthouse is sold to entertainment company Sony Pictures, which will run the company’s movie theaters throughout America, including its Austin locations, as well as its theater restaurants, bars, and film festival Fantastic Fest.

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Why focus on sleep amenities to grow a hotel’s wellness

eHotelier

Traditional sleep amenities include pillow menus, blackout curtains, blue light blocking glasses, herbal teas, aromatherapy, and sleep-inducing snacks like tart cherry juice. Sleeptech can significantly enhance these offerings, providing unique experiences that guests can't find elsewhere.

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What Restaurant Employees Want

Modern Restaurant Management

Restaurant operators have a variety of opportunities to improve their staff experience, according to What Restaurant Employees Want, a state-of-the-industry report from 7shifts. The research details what matters most to industry workers and what operators can do to provide an excellent staff experience. Among the highlights: Restaurant employees crave recognition and feedback.

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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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New hotel openings outlook: Improving in the U.S.

Hotel Business

The number of projects in the hotel construction pipeline in the U.S. hit a new all-time high in Q1 2024 with 6,065 projects/702,990 rooms, according to the latest hotel development statistics from Lodging Econometrics (LE). Despite this robust pipeline, new hotel openings have not yet returned to pre-pandemic levels. However, given the size of the current pipeline, LE is forecasting new hotel openings to rise significantly in the near term and approach pre-pandemic levels in 2026 (see chart).

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3 Key Metrics for Evaluating Your Personalization Strategy

Revfine

Personalized digital marketing is a proven approach for increasing direct bookings and growing revenue, but personalization isn't a "set it and forget it" strategy. Here's how to evaluate your marketing personalization program, and how to pivot when the metrics don't meet your expectations. Personalization is Important for Elevating Guest Experiences.

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AVA Resort Cancun – 1,600 room luxury all-inclusive & all-oceanfront oasis

eHotelier

AVA Resort Cancun, led by trailblazing hospitality brand AIC Hotel Group, has announced its official opening, setting an elevated new standard for all-inclusive vacations. AVA offers 1600 ocean-facing rooms, 27 restaurants and bars—helmed by award-winning chefs and mixologists—a world-class, 22,000-square foot spa & wellness center, a state-of-the-art fitness center with Technogym equipment, pickleball courts, boxing ring, and more, a custom-designed waterpark, AVA Kids Club, The Lounge (ju

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The Enduring Appeal of Signature Staples at QSRs and Beyond

Modern Restaurant Management

In the $387.5 billion quick-service restaurant (QSR) industry, trends and fads may come and go, but signature staples withstand the test of time. These timeless menu items have been meticulously crafted and perfected over the years, holding a special place in the hearts (and stomachs) of many. While customers crave the comforting familiarity of signature staples, they also yearn for the excitement of new flavors and experiences.

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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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Report: Hilton most valuable hotel brand

Hotel Business

Hilton , with a brand value of $11.6 billion, has retained its title as the world’s most valuable hotel brand for the ninth consecutive year, according to new data from brand valuation consultancy Brand Finance. Hyatt , with a brand value of $6 billion, secured the second spot again. Hilton and Hyatt are the only two hotel brands to feature in the Brand Finance Global 500 2024 ranking.

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How to Deliver a Frictionless Experience at Six Key Stages of the Guest Journey

Hospitality Net

The hospitality industry has witnessed an explosion in technology that has transformed the way properties engage with guests. From a proliferation of mobile apps and chatbots to self-service options for everything from check-in to food ordering, change is the order of the day.

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3 Guest Experience Tips from Award-Winning Hoteliers

eHotelier

If you’re looking for ways to improve guest experience at your hotel, who better to get advice from than hoteliers who've won awards thanks to the fantastic experiences that they provide their guests?

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A Slice of America

Modern Restaurant Management

Fantini's New Haven Style Apizza and its owner, Jimmy Fantin, will be featured in "A Slice of America: Charred in the Florida Sun" premiering Thursday, July 11 at 7 pm at the Lyric Theatre in Stuart, FL. Directed by Gorman Bechard, known for his acclaimed documentary "Pizza A Love Story," and hosted by pizza historian Colin M. Caplan, this film explores the rich history of New Haven-style pizza and Fantin's unwavering passion for perfection.

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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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APA acquires Hilton Seattle

Hotel Business

APA Hotel Co. Ltd. has completed the acquisition of the Hilton Seattle through APA Hotel USA Inc., a fully owned subsidiary of the company. The property will remain under the management of Stonebridge Hospitality Management and will be rebranded immediately as Coast Seattle Downtown Hotel by APA. Details regarding the terms of the transaction have not been disclosed. “In acquiring this property in Seattle, APA Hotel Co.

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Launchpad for Success: The Heightened Priority of Effective Onboarding and Training for New Associates

Lodging Magazine

Newly hired on-property staff, from the general manager to front-line employees, will be directly responsible for the guest experience, and laying the foundation for their performance—as well as their retention—begins on day one of the onboarding phase. While this phase and subsequent training sessions have always been key, the ongoing labor shortage in the hospitality industry calls for an even stronger emphasis on this area.

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Minions take over Mantra hotels ahead of Despicable Me 4 release

eHotelier

Mantra has teamed up with Illumination and Universal Pictures to celebrate one of the most feel-good movie releases this winter, Despicable Me 4, which is opening in cinemas on June 20.

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Step Inside the Cool New Modern Wine Bar

EATER

As bafflingly flexible as they are unmistakably distinct, these spaces have managed to recapture the anything-goes romance of simply “going out.

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No-Code Technology: The Key to Unlock the Future of Your Business

Global economies are reeling from recent upheavals—pandemic aftershocks, geopolitical conflicts, and a tech sector crunch. Mark Zuckerberg's 2023 "Year of Efficiency" ethos extends into 2024, with leaders seeking cost reductions without stunting growth. No-code technology emerges as a beacon of hope, fostering resilience and adaptability. Platforms like Make.com and Zapier empower even non-technical staff to automate and innovate, freeing IT for strategic tasks.

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How Can Hotels use Micro-segmentation to its Full Potential?

Revfine

Question for Our Revenue Management Expert Panel: How can hotels use micro-segmentation to its full potential? At what point does it become too "micro" to be valuable and what tips can you share for achieving success? (Question by Pablo Torres) Our Revenue Management Expert Panel Pablo Torres - The post How Can Hotels use Micro-segmentation to its Full Potential?

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IHG Establishes First Luxury & Lifestyle Location in Hawaii

Lodging Magazine

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants announced a partnership with Kauai’s landmark Coco Palms Resort, establishing the first location in Hawaii for IHG Hotels & Resorts’ luxury and lifestyle portfolio. Following a historically sensitive restoration of the property, Coco Palms, A Kimpton Resort, will become an inspiring tropical retreat for travelers and the Kauai community.

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How AI and digital transformation can enhance the timeless charm of hotels

eHotelier

By addressing fears, uncertainties, and doubts through education, transparency, and real-world examples, and taking deliberate steps to ensure that AI complements the human element, hotels can leverage AI as a powerful tool to enrich the guest experience and empower their staff.

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Island Hospitality adds Residence Inn Boca Raton to portfolio

Hotel Business

Island Hospitality Management has commenced operations of the 120-room Residence Inn Boca Raton. “We are excited to work with a south Florida-based ownership group to improve results and work together to achieve their long-term goals,” said Gregg Forde, president/COO, Island Hospitality Management, “Our teams have smoothly integrated the Residence Inn Boca Raton into our existing infrastructure, resulting in immediate success.” The pet-friendly property offers complimentary bre

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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.