3 Reasons Why Hotel Food and Beverage Is on the Rise

3 Reasons Why Hotel Food and Beverage Is on the Rise

Why Hotels Are Emphasizing Food and Beverage Services Increasingly, the hotel industry in the United States is focusing on food and beverage services as a way of attracting guests. In fact, there was a five percent growth in spending at hotel restaurants and bars in hotels last year.  Historical context Going back four decades, a few giant hotel firms ruled the industry, and they didn't have a lot of competition in major markets. At the time, the big chains saw the main drawing points of their hotels as being the rooms themselves. They weren't expecting to bring people in through their food, so restaurants and bars were considered peripheral to the core guest experience. In some cases, hotels weren't even expecting to break even with their food services. When hotels did shell out for food in the 1970's and 1980's, it was often for the lucrative banquet business in an era when corporations would throw lavish events at hotels.  Following the financial meltdown of...
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HOW TO PLAN A SUCCESSFUL OUTDOOR MUSIC FESTIVAL

HOW TO PLAN A SUCCESSFUL OUTDOOR MUSIC FESTIVAL

HOW TO PLAN A SUCCESSFUL OUTDOOR MUSIC FESTIVAL Factors to Consider Before Hosting a Successful Outdoor Event Holding an outdoor music festival requires ample preparation and extreme attention to details. The notion behind this argument is based on the fact that when a planner fails to pay attention, the chances of the event flopping are high. With festivalgoers and artists alike looking forward to a flawless event, ensuring that everything goes to plan can be demanding. It is therefore of the essence, to ensure that safety and comfort go along when planning and holding an outdoor event. The following are some of the most important points that any event organizer should consider and implement for a safe and memorable event.  Always Have Reliable Equipment Outdoor events are all about sound systems. If you don't have a reliable source, or you have the equipment, but you don't know how to get the best out of them, the chances are high that your event will flop....
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In the Event of an Event Emergerncy

In the Event of an Event Emergerncy

Factors to Consider When an Emergency Occurs Before, During, and After an Event When planning for an event, various aspects are to be considered if the event being planned is to be successful. Most people who don't have the time to plan for their own events usually seek the services of professional meeting planners. These planners play a crucial role when it comes to planning for these important events. Additionally, they also keep the clients in the know just in case anything out of the expected happens.  As a meeting planner, a simple way of ensuring that everything works as expected is to plan ahead. What this means is that, if you have an event scheduled in a fortnight, always have a plan in place to work as a backup, just in case things go south. In unfortunate circumstances, unforeseen emergencies may occur catching the event planners flat-footed. In such an instance, certain tips can be employed to handle such emergencies. Some...
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Plan a Successful Event with these 7 Tips from Brian Gefter

Plan a Successful Event with these 7 Tips from Brian Gefter

Check Out These 7 Event Planning Tips For Successes Every Time A recent survey found that the average event planner in the United States is responsible for overseeing anywhere between five and nine events each year. Considering that the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) found that there were 116,700 event planners in 2016, we can estimate that there are between 600,000 and 1,100,000 major events overseen by professional meeting, convention, and event planners, as the BLS calls the job title.  That's a lot of events! With so many events, it's inevitable that event planners mess up an innumerable number of times. Keep these tips in mind and you'll be on your way to having a perfect, mistake-free event.  Do You Really Need A Professional Event Planner? Assume that your wedding is in three months. If you consistently work overtime, are tasked with taking care of your children after work, doing most of the cleaning around your house, and cooking all your household's meals, you sound too...
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About Brian Gefter

Over a decade ago, Brian Gefter along with business partner Michael Satsky developed the private and selective Food and Beverage brand Provocateur located in Meatpacking District in Manhattan’s Gansevoort Hotel.  The duo has since expanded Provocateur into a robust fine dining Restaurant & Private Bar.  Consistently distinguished by artistic programming Provocateur has opened in São Paulo, Belo Horizonte, and Porto Alegre, Brazil, The Four Seasons Resort, Dubai, with seasonal locations in Cannes, France and Ibiza, Spain.  Additional permanent sites in London, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and Miami Beach are on the horizon. Brian Gefter and Michael Satsky produce and manage off-site events worldwide. This entails mobilizing and recreating their private brand experience within live music festivals, arena shows, clandestine performances and during high influence global occasions.  Additionally, they’ve partnered with Mayor Steven Fulop to produce “50 Star Fireshow”, an annual Independence Day event that includes headline concert performances along the Hudson River.   In 2016 Satsky &...
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