Many hotels tout their dedication to local coffee roasters and sustainable sourcing, but it could be argued that the Costa Rica Marriott Hotel Hacienda Belen redefines what it means to have a low-carbon-footprint coffee program.
The Santa Maria Hotel & Golf Resort, which debuted earlier this year in Panama City, Panama, has launched a new gastronomic venture in the city’s thriving culinary scene with the opening of The Grill House FSH & STK, a fine-dining restaurant inside the resort’s clubhouse that overlooks its golf course.
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.
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.
"Food and beverage is constantly adapting due in part to social media, new technologies, and a fervent emphasis on innovation," writes Dana Pellicano, VP, F&B Experience-The Americas, at Marriott International, "but it’s this shift in community thinking and action that I’m most encouraged to witness."
Sights and insights from Hotel F&B Editorial Director Michael Costa's visit to Grand Rapids, Michigan, coordinated by Quinn PR, and hosted by AHC+Hospitality, which oversees nine properties and 20 F&B venues, including the iconic Amway Grand Plaza hotel (part of Hilton’s Curio Collection), JW Marriott Grand Rapids, and the under-construction AC Hotel Grand Rapids.
Grande Lakes Orlando figured that if events on the grounds and packages involving on-property gardens are a good idea, then giving them an even more remote feel—without ever leaving the property—is an even better plan.
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, located in Palm Desert, California (in Coachella Valley) cleverly combines confection and cocktails for its adult Pink Flamingo Milkshake, crafted by the hotel's Executive Pastry Chef, Dominique Valenzuela.