It’s a quandary that sometimes keeps hotel F&B directors up at night: What is the weak link that’s holding back growth? First thoughts often rush to the cuisine and the menu. But it just might be environmental. One property keeps putting its finger on just the right move again and again.
Since opening in December of 2015, the Hotel Indigo Lower East Side (LES) has striven to become an integral part of its downtown Manhattan neighborhood. The 293-room property embraces the funky, culturally eclectic environment of the formerly gritty area known for its immigrant voices, global ethnic traditions, and exotic flavors.
Lobby F&B has been evolving for the past decade in hotels, but that evolution moves in divergent directions depending on the tier of property. Select-service brands tend to lean toward a standardized model from property to property, with a few local touches added, while full-service brands such as Hyatt Regency are embracing a structural idea for how their lobby footprint is used, with the culinary teams allowed to put a wholly unique and regional stamp on menus and concepts. “Today, we have an opportunity in our full-service properties to combine the restaurant, bar, and grab n’ go market into one
In January, 2017, the luxury hotel and registered New York City landmark announced the official launch of Après at The Knick, which is open only through the end of March. The hotel transformed its indoor rooftop Club Room into an Alpine ski lodge, providing guests with an urban retreat complete with cold weather-inspired favorites from Chef Charlie Palmer, German-born Executive Chef Christopher Engel, and Resident Cocktail Curator, Eben Klemm. The lodge, custom-designed by Mitch Kolby Events, comes compete with a special menu of small bites and craft cocktails. The concept also features four Raclette tables, offering a hands-on culinary treat. The
When Taste restaurant opened six years ago at the Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill, it replaced an already successful bar/restaurant combo (the 45-seat Wooden Nickel and 65-seat Hadley’s Bistro-American) that was generating respectable revenues.
In nearly 100 years, the Broadmoor resort (a Five Star/Five Diamond property in Colorado Springs) has done quite a few off-the-wall things, such as hosting its own sea lions that occupied the hotel lake; constructing an entire ice stadium; running its own railroad up one of the tallest mountains in America; and offering its well-heeled guests instruction in fly fishing, tomahawk throwing, and falconry. One thing the resort has never done, until now, is brew its own beer. The Broadmoor’s Seven Falls Prospector’s Pick Kölsch is inspired by the Colorado Gold Rush of 1858 and Colorado's "grandest mile of scenery" at