Yep, whether you are ready or not, it's that time of year. The Valentine teddy bears have been on display at Walgreens for weeks already, so you may as well face it. Luckily for hotels, Valentine's Day is a nice opportunity to score some discretionary dollars from locals and guests. Our advice: Put F&B at the core of your offering. Here's a good, simple package from the Thompson Chicago, with F&B as an integral piece: Forgo the candy and flowers this Valentine’s Day, and celebrate singledom at Thompson Chicago. The luxury lifestyle property offers the Single Awareness Day package for
We keep seeing more and more hotel F&B promotions conceived with the assumption in mind that guests are still a bit bloated, sluggish, and generally reeling from the holidays, and that those guests may find it hard to change their game on the road. Here's another simple but good offering to those indulgence-weary travelers. Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh is helping guests get a healthy and fresh start for 2017 by making over the minibar. The hotel will remove everything from the minibar, nixing snack and spirit temptations, and replace them with a one-, two-, or three-day juice cleanse from local
At any Kimpton in the Mid-Atlantic region through February 28, for just a dollar more than the hotel's best available rate, a guest receives two cocktails per day of the stay. Starting rates for the hotels during that time begin at $150 per night before tax. All of the hotels have either a lounge or full-service restaurant and bar adjacent to the hotel where the cocktails (or mocktails) can be redeemed. Some of the interesting drinks and their venues include: Zentan Restaurant located adjacent to Kimpton Donovan Hotel: Backporch Rising Sun (Woodford reserve bourbon, passion fruit & white peach purée, lemon, ghost pepper tincture) Dirty Habit located adjacent to
Renaissance has joined forces with iconic Perrier Sparkling Natural Mineral Water to bring visitors, travelers, and locals what the hotel company describes as "bold, unexpected, tastes complemented by communal, sensory experiences."
Travelers wishing to celebrate NBC’s production of Hairspray Live! hitting the airwaves on December 7 can live like Tracy Turnblad in the city that inspired the hit Broadway show, at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore Inner Harbor.
Tomorrow morning, polls open for the 58th quadrennial United States presidential election, while the very unofficial, fun polls for Omni Hotels & Resorts’ “Polling for Cocktails” campaign come to a close. "Polling results throughout the eight-week campaign were neck-and-neck," Omni reports, "but ultimately 'Red' cocktails took the win with 42 percent of the overall 'votes.'" The campaign’s most popular cocktails included the Trump-tini and the True Blue Mule, both averaging over 1,300 “votes.” The POTUS Punch was also a top contender, with the Hilla-rita and the Ruby Red Pence close behind. Click here for all the drinks and recipes. “This
For many families, the notion of staying away from home for the holiday could be out of the question. But with just a little consideration of the benefits of a hotel holiday, you just might win them over. With the months growing closer to the Christmas period, Patrick Kelly, marketing manager at the Sheraton Athlone Hotel in Westmeath, Ireland, decided to create a clever infographic comparing spending Christmas at a hotel versus at home. Here's the infographic: For more about what the Sheraton Athlone is doing for the holidays, click here.
The St. Regis San Francisco, starting this Friday, will offer guests of its lobby lounge the opportunity to experience the Art of Tea. The hotel will offer it seven days a week from 2 to 4 p.m. by reservation. Here's the menu: THE ART OF TEA MENU the art of tea $ 54 the art of tea for two $ 154 st. regis tea accompanied by a half bottle of laurent perrier the art of tea with bubbles $ 68 st. regis tea accompanied by a glass of schramsberg sparkling featured champagne & sparkling veuve clicquot $150 laurent perrier $135
Amway Grand Plaza's local hops barley scrub. If you're enjoying lucrative partnerships with local breweries for your beer selection, promotions, events, and guest packages, keep in mind that their palates are but one way to their hearts with brews. The Amway Grand Plaza in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in the Curio Collection by Hilton, is celebrating Beer City USA’s 15 nearby breweries with beer-infused “Brew and Renew” spa specials for guests to pamper themselves and experience the beer culture of the city. Treatments include tastings of Michigan craft beers and the use of local hops and barley to exfoliate the skin
As a highly sought-after destination for Chinese travelers, InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile decided to offer those visiting from China a selection of "China-Ready” amenities designed to make their stay feel like home. Including offerings such as authentic cuisine and Mandarin-speaking staff trained to communicate with non-English visitors, the hotel is really showing love for its Chinese guests. “Our goal is to create a special experience for every guest,” said InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile Director of Sales & Marketing David Almond. “With over 120,000 Chinese visitors to Chicago each year, we wanted to create offerings to ensure those who are staying
In the September 2017 issue,it's Hotel F&B's Meetings & Events issue, which features an oral history of Marriott's Innovation Lab as well the award winning wine program at the Walt Disney World's Swan and Dolphin Resort.