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How to save, and waste, in the laundry room
How to save, and waste, in the laundry room
Hotels actively running laundry operations know them to be expensive and time consuming, but in many cases equipment is not being right-sized with the number of rooms they are servicing. According to Marcela Arciniegas, SVP of global operations at laun...
Food waste bill to hit NYC stadiums, hotels
Food waste bill to hit NYC stadiums, hotels
New regulations that will require New York City stadiums and hotels to foot the bill for disposing of the excessive food waste left behind by patrons go into effect on July 19, although fines won't start for another six months. Mayor Bill de Blasio, wh...
The latest delivery trend: No restaurant?
The latest delivery trend: No restaurant?
New York chef/entrepreneur David Chang (Momofuku) is tapping into a hot trend with his newest and potentially revolutionary project, a delivery-only concept he's calling "Ando." This time around he is partnering, according to Eater, with chef J.J. Basi...
Fashion designers are extending their talents (and brands) to hotels
Fashion designers are extending their talents (and brands) to hotels
Rome's Via dei Condotti was named for the channels that once brought water to the Baths of Agrippa. These days, it carries credit cards from the Spanish Steps to Gucci, Prada, Hermès and virtually every other luxury store you could possibly imagin...
4 ways to solve common staff challenges
4 ways to solve common staff challenges
Beyond turnover, restaurant operators face a number of staff issues every day, ranging from struggles with internal communication to recruitment. We asked veteran operators how they tackle some everyday challenges.
Technology and TVs are changing guestroom design
Technology and TVs are changing guestroom design
The ever-increasing size of TVs can play an important role in the future of guestroom design, said Buddy McDowell, president of Design Directions International. "Marriott is using 55-inch TVs in their suites. We're doing mini-hotels that have 40- to 48...
Boutique hotel style aplenty in smaller US cities
Boutique hotel style aplenty in smaller US cities
There's a downtown vibe to the newest 21c Museum Hotel. Contemporary artworks fill the public gallery spaces in a former factory building. The restaurant features an open kitchen, white subway tiles and stout concrete pillars. Guest rooms above look li...
4 rules for hotel lighting design
4 rules for hotel lighting design
While a hotel's lighting should be limited only by the designer's imagination (and the hotel's budget), there are issues to bear in mind when creating a lighting scheme.
5 ways to design restaurants with millennials in mind
5 ways to design restaurants with millennials in mind
According to a recent article in Forbes, there are 80 million millennials (those aged 18-35) in the U.S., and this group represents more than $200 billion in buying power. This probably comes as no surprise to you, as these young consumers likely m...