Loews Hotels & Co. went radically retro, launching a mobile concept for serving localized, handcrafted cocktails with the Bellhop Bar, a retrofitted steamer trunk packed with bespoke beverages stored in antique apothecary-style bottles.
Hilton property adds venue with a view along hotel-heavy stretch of Huntington Beach coastline.
January 16, 2019
Huntington Beach has been increasingly active the past few years with a concentration of luxury properties along a thriving stretch of SoCal coastline, and a variety of eat-and-drink options for locals and guests which we've covered here at Hotel F&B, including Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach; Paséa Hotel & Spa; and Kimpton Shorebreak.
I visited the new-build Houston CityPlace Marriott at Springwoods Village this week—a 337-room property managed by Aimbridge Hospitality. The hotel opened in October, and its F&B centerpiece is a streetside bar and restaurant called SwitcHouse, developed by Aimbridge, who have a long track record of success with F&B.
Beverages are going to make a splash in 2019 according to early results from the National Restaurant Association’s annual What’s Hot survey. Craft, artisan, and locally produced beverages, such as wines and spirits, are on tap as the industry’s number one alcoholic beverage trend next year, the Association’s survey found. Craft coffee and house-made soda trended highly in the non-alcoholic category.
Moxy D.C. is now open in the city's downtown, and according to Marriott, the new hotel embraces a different approach to hospitality, targeting the "fun hunter" who is looking for a bit of a different experience than one would receive at a traditional hotel in the District.
This holiday season, The Gray Hotelin downtown Chicago debuts an exclusive partnership with Band of Bohemia and their collaboration holiday beer, Trigo de Navidad,available at the property's Boleo rooftop restaurant and bar, Vol. 39 lounge, and The Gray’s wine hour (a Kimpton brand initiative, complimentary for hotel guests).
It has a lot of moving parts, but they all arrive at the right destination. The newest all-encompassing corporate beverage program by Interstate Hotels & Resorts is mapped out to work with uniformity and local touches across multiple properties and brands—and last for two years.
Sire Bar has introduced a unique new way to bring the spirit of the King Ranch to La Cantera Resort and Spa, a Destination Hotels property, courtesy of tradition-rich Kentucky and Vermont distilleries that create some of the world’s best spirits.