Five F&B Venue Trends Hotels Can Expect to See in 2019

Five F&B Venue Trends Hotels Can Expect to See in 2019

Heading into the new year, the importance of food and beverage offerings in the hospitality industry is more significant than ever. Demanding consumers continue to expect innovative offerings and fluid choice to match each individual taste and preference. Although it can be difficult to track trends across a variety of distinct levels of service spread throughout the hospitality sector, there are a few consistent trends that are dictating the focus of hotels moving forward. With an emphasis on appealing to millennials and their spending power, hotels are concentrating their efforts on these five Food and Beverage elements: HEALTH AND WELLNESS:  With an increased focus on clean living penetrating a variety of industries, the hotel and lodging sector is not being left behind. Restaurant and food service offerings reflect this growing need to offer healthier menu items. The farm to table trend that is popular throughout the urban dining landscape is now being brought into hotels looking to provide a curated eating experience....
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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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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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