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
Ed Moreno, director of F&B at the Omni Los Angeles at California Plaza shared this snapshot with us of one of the hotel's creative pastry displays. "We do a ‘Dessert Garden’ utilizing the clay flower pots ‘tipped over’ and the ‘dirt’ (Oreo cookie crumbs) spilling out with various items (macaroons, mini cheesecakes, cannolis, truffles, chocoloate-dipped strawberries, etc)," Moreno explains. "We did a play on this for the holidays with coconut powder as the base as well." Thank you for sharing, Ed. The Holiday Dessert Garden at the Omni Los Angeles at California Plaza.
Hotel deLuxe already presents custom-blended teas, hand-crafted delicacies, and tea-infused cocktails at its Afternoon Tea. The concept will receive a yuletide twist with holiday tea blends from Smith Teamaker, a live pianist playing seasonal standards, holiday cocktails, and winter-inspired tea sandwiches, savories and sweets. The property will serve this holiday version of Afternoon Tea in its gilt dining room seven days a week between Black Friday, November 25, and New Year’s Day, January 1, 2017. Afternoon Tea at Hotel deLuxe, which debuted last year and is normally served Thursday through Sunday, marries the elegance of the English tradition with Portland’s
Though the current incarnation of the Driskill Hotel in Austin only officially opened its doors 14 years ago, its history and roots in the community run long and deep. “This hotel was going to be demolished to make way for a modern building in 1969, and the Heritage Society of Austin rallied citizens to save it by hosting a bake sale,” explains Executive Pastry Chef Tony Sansalone.
Family business is good for a very obvious reason: more mouths to feed. From using F&B as a hook to entice them to book your hotel, to encouraging sales while they're there, you can make F&B profit a family affair.
Amway Grand Plaza's local hops barley scrub. If you're enjoying lucrative partnerships with local breweries for your beer selection, promotions, events, and guest packages, keep in mind that their palates are but one way to their hearts with brews. The Amway Grand Plaza in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in the Curio Collection by Hilton, is celebrating Beer City USA’s 15 nearby breweries with beer-infused “Brew and Renew” spa specials for guests to pamper themselves and experience the beer culture of the city. Treatments include tastings of Michigan craft beers and the use of local hops and barley to exfoliate the skin
Children staying at Delta Orlando Lake Buena Vista are given tokens they can trade for complimentary gelato at the property’s Peet’s Coffee House. The age of advising children not to take wooden nickels is over.
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.