If the yearly themed menus at Picnix Poolside Market at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa were to strut in an F&B competition analogous to the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, based on sales, this year’s gourmet-groomed dogs would win Best in Show.
Among these three minds we gleaned four of the most important considerations an hotelier should keep in mind for a successful grab-and-go operation and examples of how these professionals have used those concepts.
Hyatt's two select-service brands—Hyatt Place and Hyatt House—are waking up to the possibilities of an elevated morning meal, while simultaneously streamlining their strategy to cross-utilize ingredients for menus beyond breakfast.
Mike Reno of Loverboy, who had the hit album Get Lucky, would probably be first in line in his red leather pants. In Vegas, that is, not Reno. He's Canadian anyway. Okay, back on track here... Mr. Lucky’s Café, the retro-styled diner at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, has put together a selection of re-imagined classics with a tasty new burger and sandwich menu. All burgers can be made with beef, turkey, grilled chicken, or veggie patties. Highlights include: Lucky’s Signature Burger: double patty, cheddar cheese, crispy bacon, shredded iceberg lettuce, tomato, pickles, and Thousand Island dressing
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.
Justin Alexander told a group of Holiday Inn owners and managers at a training session in June that his dream is that Holiday Inn F&B will become so consistent from property to property that the brand can feel confident enough to run a national ad campaign highlighting F&B as a differentiator in the market.
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.