“It’s not easy to do it right, but once you’re doing it right, you get into a rhythm of doing it the correct way—and not getting lazy and treating it as just another revenue center,” says Matthew Barba, innkeeper at the Deer Path Inn.
"Coffee is one of those things guests are looking for morning, noon, and night, and we’re seeing year-over-year increases in coffee sales across the brand as a result,” says Devin Burns, VP of F&B at Omni Hotels & Resorts.
In 2005, the luxury Park Hyatt Washington D.C. decided its functional but forgettable lobby lounge could brew more business if it transformed that footprint into a targeted F&B experience based on guest demographics.
At the Deer Path Inn in Lake, Forest, Illinois, groups can partake of tea-time breakouts with a customized tea experience, learn about the health benefits of the medicinal beverage to mastering “how to host afternoon tea” (modeled after English traditions), choose from a variety of teas to complement all palates, and partake of shareable menus from a selection of scones, tarts, and savory bites.
Our upcoming March/April magazine is Coffee & Tea themed, and while java brews serious sales at North American hotels, tea is gaining ground in 2019, due partly to tea’s attachment to a trending wave of wellness programs.
Royal Cup Coffee & Tea (Royal Cup) announced the completion of a strategic rebranding initiative across its product portfolio, which includes consolidating several existing brands into a new family of four core brand identities: Prideland, Royal Cup Signature, ROAR and H.C. Valentine.
Executive Chef Steve Benjamin designed the limited-time menu with decadent Chinese-inspired dishes, including Shrimp Egg Rolls, Duck Confit Lunar Dumplings, Dim Sum and Samosa, Baby Short Ribs, Steam Buns, Chinese Egg Tarts, Cheesecake, and Orange Almond Tofu, paired with TEALEAVES tea.
Park Hyatt Washington, D.C. celebrates the return of fall with a new three-course tableside tea service in its Tea Cellar. The Tea Menu offers pastries with accompaniments, savory bites from the cheese and charcuterie station, seasonally inspired small plates, and custom desserts
San Francisco-based hospitality firm Puccini Group is involved in the new tea culture-inspired cafe Cha Bei at the Galaxy Macau resort.
Cha Bei’s 5,500-square-foot open space seamlessly integrates shopping and dining. The 56-seat cafe, floral shop, tea lounge, and bar—including a kitchen designed for hosting cooking and baking classes—are all wrapped into one, offering guests and visitors a place to grab some noodles with tofu, a quick spot of tea, a sandwich, or a new pair of sunglasses.