In our May/June issue, we'll take an in-depth look at what makes wedding showcases at the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa in Riverside, California a model for other hotel wedding sales efforts. In the meantime, here's an observation on wedding color trends from the Mission Inn's Director of Catering Anderson Ewing: “More brides are using ivory or white linens with gold accents. We have noticed that the more bold color choices are not as popular, as brides want a more sophisticated look. We have also noticed that there has been an increase in greenery in the floral arrangements to make
File this one with your ideas for how to attract guests and locals to your hotel over the Memorial Day holiday. Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa in Gateway, Colorado has announced the inaugural Gateway to Craft Beer, a four-day craft beer-focused event taking place Memorial Day Weekend, May 26-29, 2017. The weekend will offer guests the opportunity to enjoy the resort’s activities and serene location while indulging in craft beer from two of Colorado’s top brewing companies. Dave Thibodeau, owner and founder of Ska Brewing Co., and Matt Thrall, the director of brewing for Left Hand Brewing Co., will share their passion
Loews Chicago Hotel is ready to celebrate the world-renowned Rolling Stones as an official hotel partner of Exhibitionism – The Rolling Stones, a limited-time engagement at Navy Pier, a short walk from the hotel, April 15 through July 30. Visitors and locals alike can be a part of the fun through a variety of packages and promotions at Loews Chicago Hotel. Exhibitionism – The Rolling Stones’ blockbuster exhibit, delivered by DHL, is the largest touring exhibition of its kind at nearly 18,000 square feet. The highly immersive and interactive music experience features more than 500 rare Rolling Stones items spanning the band’s influence on fashion,
The 455-all suite Embassy Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile recently repurposed its atrium as the "largest greenhouse in the city" in launching its new “Sky Garden” concept and herb collection, allowing the hotel to connect with its guests with a “direct-to-fork” approach, an announcement from the hotel states. Given the climate in Chicago, most rooftop gardens are seasonal, active for only six months and not accessible to guests. The new 750-square foot Sky Garden is open and accessible 365 days a year with accessibility to guests whether staying at the hotel for business or leisure. "The hotel’s
Geoffrey Sagrans I came across an industry article last week. The first thing that caught my eye was the name of the restaurant, Le Cirque. This New York City institution has been one I’ve been familiar with since entering the industry in the 1980’s. It was a name that not only diners wanted to be associated with but, the people that worked there as well. As I read the article I soon realized that this was not another positive review or star sighting. It was actually an announcement that the New York City landmark was filing for Chapter 11 protection.
Hilton Garden Inn today announced the transformation of its F&B concept to address consumers’ changing dining preferences, such as healthier and more organic menu choices, enticing new flavors, around-the-clock retail availability, and a more social setting for restaurant and bar service. “Hilton Garden Inn continually strives to anticipate and cater to the evolving needs and preferences of our guests, while maximizing revenue generation for hotel developers and owners,” said John Greenleaf, global head, Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton. “With these enhancements, we are capitalizing on food and beverage trends that we believe will brighten the F&B experience across our global portfolio of
I've had the pleasure this past weekend of learning more about pork, from production to plate and from snout to tail, at the National Pork Board's annual Pork Summit at the Culinary Institute of America's Greystone campus in St. Helena, California.
In an upcoming issue of Hotel F&B, a few industry pros dish on what they've learned about selling more grab 'n' go F&B. Here's a snippet to tide you over, from Lindsay Maddock, assistant director of F&B at the Grand Hyatt New York. She suggests adding a special element such as wine, cheese, and cured meats. The Market at Grand Hyatt New York City. “There are so many dining experience options in New York City,” she says. “There are so many things outside the door. We decided to add wine, and our sommelier did a good job of creating a wine
All eyes are on Brent Moss as he mans the charcuterie station and raw bar at Bar Margot. In an upcoming issue of Hotel F&B, we take a look into the success of Bar Margot, an idiosyncratic concept that tempers the potentially stuffy image of the Four Seasons Atlanta to locals.
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