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.
Alternative sources of protein, locally sourced meats and seafood, more veggie-carb substitutes, and globally inspired breakfast options are a small sampling of the smorgasbord of food trends the restaurant industry will be serving next year, the National Restaurant Association predicts.
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.
“We’ve seen a steady ramp up in our business since the spring," says David Duran, VP of F&B, Viejas Casino & Resort. "During the week, our clientele are about 70% casino guests, while on the weekends, it’s about 50% locals.”
Hyatt Place has evolved its breakfast menu again after an extensive 2017 revamp. Guests at U.S. Hyatt Place hotels now have the option to choose from a variety of breakfast offerings that draw from food culture from five regions across the country, including the Atlantic, South, Heartland, Southwest, and West Coast.
The rooftop garden reflects Hyatt Regency Atlanta’s commitment to sustainability, Executive Chef Thomas McKeown says. Plants are grown in organic soil with compost from the hotel’s food waste composting program.
Rapid growth and an influx of tourists has raised among citizens of Asheville, North Carolina, trying to preserve the authenticity of the city's culture. When AC Hotel Asheville—a Marriott brand—opened downtown, they needed to integrate into the community to prove they weren’t planting a disconnected hotel.
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.