September/October 2014: Table of Contents

September/October 2014Letters

From the Editor: Starting From Scratch

From the Board: Winning Mentality

People & Productivity

The Inside-Scoop Tool Box. Guests are high on waitstaff with the lowdown.



Take Two. Hotel deLuxe minibar pairings spur purchases with local appeal.

Outlets: Lobby F&B

Blending In. Blend Café melds retail and grab ‘n’ go to great effect.

Banquets & Catering

Palette of Pastry. Hole Foods: Artful displays of eye-catching doughnuts are a semi-secret weapon at Montage Deer Valley.

Time Passages. Broadmoor bucks clichés in multi-room time-traveling event.

Bilt to Order. Refreshment Breaks: Biltmore Miami

Cuisine & Menus

Fresh Practices. Hotel Lucia finds the juicy KURE for in-room boredom.

Focus on Breakfast

Second Guest. Improvements in Country Inns & Suites complimentary breakfast deliver increased variety and sustainability.

Sound Decision. Sanderling Resort draws higher prices for regionalized morning menu choices.

Spirit World: Hotel Bar Beverage Trends

Liquid Courage. Trends to watch in hotel beverage business.

Fluid Market. Hyper-local spirits appeal at Omni Nashville.


Supplier Notes. Noteworthy announcements from the hotel vendor community.

Key to the Pantry. Noteworthy announcements from the hotel vendor community.

Reader Picks: In the Loop

Eco-Friendly Banquet » Tables Beyond Green
Featuring Southern Aluminum

Induction-Ready Chafers » Where’s Walco?
Featuring Walco

Ovens, Ranges, and Induction Cooktops » Some Like It Hot
Featuring Garland

Premium Banquet Butter » Spreading It On
Featuring Butterball Farms

Lightweight Conference Tables » Safety First
Featuring MityLite

Foodservice Equipment, Supplies, and Design » Going the Distance
Featuring TriMark USA

Versatile Hotel Tableware » Something for Everyone
Featuring Libbey Foodservice

Induction Cooking Stations » Heating Up
Featuring Spring USA

California Walnuts » Going Nuts

Premium Coffees and Teas » The Royal Treatment
Featuring Royal Cup Coffee

Hotel Banquet Seating » Start to Finish
Featuring Gasser Chair Company

Contemporary Restaurant Dinnerware » Nashville Chic
Featuring Steelite