Return Bookings of the Jedi

Many hotel B&C operations place limits on what they’re willing to try. But when it comes to dazzling B&C displays, as Jedi master Yoda...

Cocktail Recipe: The Aptos Agent from Bardessono Hotel & Spa

Lucy’s Garden, the culinary and bar garden of Lucy Restaurant & Bar at Yountville, California’s luxury Bardessono Hotel & Spa, distinguishes itself by incorporating...

Gastro Hub

A "captive audience" could be described in hotel terms as guests who don't have easy access to F&B outside a property. This is often...

Reminder: Time to Start Prepping Your Patio

Outdoor space, where viable, attracts local clientele and can also keep guests onsite to spend F&B dollars. While it's cold and grey right now,...

Morning Capture

When it opened in 2010, the JW Marriott Chicago offered standard morning options: omelets and salmon plates from in-room dining, full sit-down breakfasts at...

The Magic of Mystery

In June, the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle played host to Fairmont Hotels & Resorts 2015 Cocktail Ideation Session, a corporate event organized to...

From the Board: The Balancing of Your Brand

In a previous board letter, it was discussed how important it is for our F&B outlets to immerse in their authentic local character. Success...

Stout Out Loud

Amid the craft beer boom, food pairings have become natural for increasingly complex brews, while today’s customers clamor for local, artisanal, one-of-a-kind products. Peter...