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3 dont's when it comes to your restaurant design
3 dont's when it comes to your restaurant design
Fast casual restaurants may be trendy, but they aren't new. Whether it's the late '80s Mozambican-Portuguese inspired chicken of South Africa's Nando's or London's '90s favorite Wagamama, fast casual restaurants have been satisfying the urban consumer ...
Roundtable: Hotel design
Roundtable: Hotel design
What are the latest trends in kitchen design?
Hotel flooring trends 2016
Hotel flooring trends 2016
According to Statista, the revenue of the global hotel industry was US$457 billion in 2011, with Euromonitor International forecasting a US$550 billion revenue in 2016. In Australia, IBISWorld predicts industry revenue to grow at an annualized ...
Here comes the F&B revolution
Here comes the F&B revolution
The hotel industry had the bed wars and the bathroom wars, and now it's on to what I'm calling the F&B revolution. Every hotel, from branded to boutique, economy to luxury, is going for differentiation, personalization and local experiences these days ...
Vitamin C showers (and other new-age amenities) trending in hotels
Vitamin C showers (and other new-age amenities) trending in hotels
Vending machines and mini bars aside, can a hotel make you healthier? Some developers and hoteliers have made up their minds — yes. The new groove in hotels is to create in-room sanctuaries, sparing guests from the long, flip-flopped trudge to th...
Full-service boutiques delivering more growth than brands
Full-service boutiques delivering more growth than brands
For the past several years, limited- and select-service hotels have been extremely popular among hotel developers. According to STR, 80 percent of the properties (70 percent of the rooms) that opened in 2015 did not offer a restaurant. Also lagging in ...
Even the super rich want free Wi-Fi in hotels
Even the super rich want free Wi-Fi in hotels
Check into any middling U.S. hotel and chances are good that the Wi-Fi is free. Have a white-gloved butler escort you to the Penthouse suite, however, and your lavish lodgment may well bill you for Internet access. The wealthiest among us have noticed ...
On-property produce could be great for hotels
On-property produce could be great for hotels
AccorHotels has been in headline-grabbing mode for a while now, particularly with its recent penchant for gobbling up other players in the hospitality space such as FRHI and Onefinestay. But the company made another move this week that's not as sexy bu...
Protecting guests from safe-crackers
Protecting guests from safe-crackers
With videos circulating the internet of hotel safes being broken into with everyday items like pocket knives, screwdrivers and old key rings, and magnets, travelers are becoming increasingly aware of the possibility that their valuables are not as secu...