The anchor of just-opened Dream Hollywood looks to be its F&B. The hotel features five restaurant and nightlife venues, operated by TAO Group, located within and adjacent to the hotel. Experiential offerings include rooftop concept The Highlight Room, Beauty & Essex, and TAO Asian Bistro and Avenue—all designed by Rockwell Group—as well as Luchini Pizzeria and Bar, designed by studio collective.
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.
Pullman Miami Airport, the first hotel of the upscale brand to enter the North American market, has refreshed its guest experience with the completion of a property-wide redesign and reinvigorated culinary approach. Key common spaces and guest rooms have been entirely transformed; signature restaurant La Riviera presents elevated new menus; and Le Bar now offers dining concepts including "on-demand" tapas and an exclusive wine-tasting experience at Vinoteca by Pullman. These contemporary improvements align with Pullman Hotels & Resorts’ brand pillars of style, art, design, and connectivity and aim to offer an experience that appeals to modern business and leisure travelers. Under
Hotel lobbies and public spaces have been evolving. What started as a space to show the grandeur of the hotel has morphed into a highly active social space. In the past few years, however, the design of and programming in those spaces have seen rapid change. About 10 years ago, hoteliers started to understand the changing guest desire to be around others. They witnessed guests choosing to sit in open spaces versus hanging around in isolated areas such as bars and restaurants that have hard walls and doors for separation. The habits of the customer started to change, and with
Dubbed “The Great Room” over 10 years ago, the lobby concept at many Marriotts, as the name implies, resembles a formal living room. Of course, a decade ago might as well be 50 years ago from the perspective of how the use and atmosphere of hotel lobbies have changed in that span. Two hotels with the Great Room that have found a way to answer the more contemporary demand from guests in lobby function are the Charleston (South Carolina) Marriott and the North Charleston Marriott. “They saw that everyone was converging in the lobby, and the idea was to open
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.