Governors - here's how your data dashboard can help you lead through the pandemic
Governors - here's how your data dashboard can help you lead through the pandemic

The Analytic Hospitality Executive | SAS · 1 Apr

Being a state governor has never been more difficult than right at this moment, because the extreme steps governors are being forced to take in order

Beekeeper, Whispr Offer 'Cleaning Task Lists' App to Fight Covid-19
Beekeeper, Whispr Offer 'Cleaning Task Lists' App to Fight Covid-19

green lodging news · 30 Mar

Is your hotel “Covid Clean?” It can be, thanks to a new app that gives housekeepers step-by-step cleaning instructions that follow Center for Disease

Hospitality Financial Leadership – Food Cost Net Weight
Hospitality Financial Leadership – Food Cost Net Weight — By David Lund

The Hotel Financial Coach · 30 Mar

When people hear the term food cost, they generally think of the simple calculation of cost / selling price = food cost %. This calculation does little more than give you a percentage. Understanding and controlling food cost is much more complex.

When It Comes to Labor Management, A One Feature Set-Approach Doesn't Fit All
When It Comes to Labor Management, A One Feature Set-Approach Doesn't Fit All

Hotel Business Review by hotelexecutive.com · 30 Mar

As operators and managers know, the hotel industry is one that's varied, and is dependent on the expectations of guests being served, the positioning

Three Important Lessons from the Coronavirus
Three Important Lessons from the Coronavirus

green lodging news · 27 Mar

What should our industry learn from the coronavirus? I thought about that a little bit this week and would welcome your thoughts as well.

Delivery services are getting a boost during the COVID-19 recession
Delivery services are getting a boost during the COVID-19 recession — By Linchi Kwok

CAL Poly Pomona · 26 Mar

The impact of COVID-19 is devastating. Now, it is not a question of whether the coronavirus pandemic will cause a global economic downturn. The damage has made. It is about how much the economy will shrink.

Eight Cool & Captivating Hotel Lobby Decor Ideas That Scream Green
Eight Cool & Captivating Hotel Lobby Decor Ideas That Scream Green

green lodging news · 25 Mar

Hoteliers know what it’s like to continually chase after the next big innovative idea for their property. Sometimes that could mean inviting local fi

Eco-Products Introduces Compostable Lids for Takeout Containers
Eco-Products Introduces Compostable Lids for Takeout Containers

green lodging news · 25 Mar

Eco-Products, a Novolex brand, is introducing new compostable lids for its takeout containers that are ideal for restaurants and snack bars seeking e

Hospitality Financial Leadership – Beverage Controls – Top 10
Hospitality Financial Leadership – Beverage Controls – Top 10 — By David Lund

The Hotel Financial Coach · 23 Mar

Controlling the beverage cost is a big deal in hotels. People like to drink and that's great for the bar, but you have to remember the people serving your drinks need a tight set of checks and balances or else they will help themselves to your supplies. It's just human nature to mess around with the stuff at your fingertips all day long. There is a certain sense of entitlement as well because the wages are small, and people rely on tips. Bigger portions or the odd free one for a client can make a big difference in the tips left behind.

5 Trends that are Shaping the Hospitality Industry in 2020
5 Trends that are Shaping the Hospitality Industry in 2020

Hotel Business Review by hotelexecutive.com · 22 Mar

In 2020, hotels will continue to build upon two of the more significant trends we saw last year: leveraging technological advances, including artific

Hotel Lawyer: Hotel and restaurant distress from COVID-19/Coronavirus demands prompt action to deal with loan defaults, layoffs, shutdowns, recapitalizations and stand down agreements
Hotel Lawyer: Hotel and restaurant distress from COVID-19/Coronavirus demands prompt action to deal with loan defaults, layoffs, shutdowns, recapitalizations and stand down agreements

Hotel Law Blog · 17 Mar

For the last three to five years the pundits have increasingly speculated that the longest economic recovery in history could not endure and that we

How can restaurants & bars survive COVID-19 pandemic?
How can restaurants & bars survive COVID-19 pandemic? — By Heleri Rande

Think Hospitality · 16 Mar

We are in unprecedented times with the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the travel and hospitality sector. Public health organisations and governments may advise us on how to deal with the disease here and now, but there are many unanswered questions as to how to deal with the fallout.

Secrets of Select Service Success
Secrets of Select Service Success

Hotel Business Review by hotelexecutive.com · 15 Mar

Select service properties hold great appeal to hotel investors and operators at the present time. Contributing factors include their reasonable devel

Reduce Restaurant Theft With Better Onboarding And Reporting Practices
Reduce Restaurant Theft With Better Onboarding And Reporting Practices — By Juliette Gust

Cayuga Hospitality Consultants · 12 Mar

An extensive study of theft among restaurant workers was conducted recently by three researchers from the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis. The results — based on transaction and theft data from 83,153 servers at 1,049 restaurants from 34 chains across 46 states in the U.S. over seven years — are a must-read for restaurant owners, managers and investors regarding theft prevention practices.

Food Waste Reduction Alliance Releases Report
Food Waste Reduction Alliance Releases Report

green lodging news · 12 Mar

The Food Waste Reduction Alliance (FWRA)--a collaborative effort of the Consumer Brands Assn., FMI-The Food Industry Assn., and the National Restaura

Using data visualization to track the coronavirus outbreak
Using data visualization to track the coronavirus outbreak

The Analytic Hospitality Executive | SAS · 10 Mar

In the early days and weeks of any widespread global health concern, particularly in a fast-moving outbreak like the coronavirus, there are many unkn

Rescuing Roomservice with In-Room Tablets
Rescuing Roomservice with In-Room Tablets — By Kevin Bidner

HCN The Hotel Communication Network Inc. · 10 Mar

Roomservice operations is a real pain in the asset. Current models operate at a loss as guest complaints about long wait times, subpar food, and high prices continue to rise. Despite their displeasure, guests are still demanding some type of in-room dining option, even if it comes from Grab-and-Go Marketplaces or an online ordering and delivery service like Uber Eats. For hotels striving to maintain their full-service status, either option is a big step down in terms of the guest dining experience, and both require guests to inconveniently go to the lobby to retrieve orders that typically can't be billed to the room.

Smile Coffee Werks Launches Compostable Coffee Pods
Smile Coffee Werks Launches Compostable Coffee Pods

green lodging news · 9 Mar

Smile Coffee Werks has unveiled compostable coffee pods made from renewable raw materials with over a 12-month shelf life. The patented technology ut

Everyday Ways to Elevate Your Hotel Club Lounge
Everyday Ways to Elevate Your Hotel Club Lounge

Hotel Business Review by hotelexecutive.com · 8 Mar

The hotel club lounge as we know it, is getting an upgrade. From concierge access to exceptional views, and stellar food and beverage, hotels are fin

How to Respond to Customers' Problems with Third-Party Delivery
How to Respond to Customers' Problems with Third-Party Delivery

Hospitality Technology Magazine · 5 Mar

According to a new survey from Zion & Zion, consumers who use delivery apps, like Grubhub and Uber Eats, experience problems with their food or deliv

Umami, Digestifs & Shared Plates: Hotel Culinary Trends in 2020
Umami, Digestifs & Shared Plates: Hotel Culinary Trends in 2020

Hotel Business Review by hotelexecutive.com · 1 Mar

As more and more consumer dollars are spent on dining and drinking out, the competition has only continued to increase. Restaurants, more than ever,

Tracking food's farm-to-table journey
Tracking food's farm-to-table journey

Cornell Blog · 25 Feb

Alumni joined Cornell Business of Food faculty to weigh in on food supply chains, sustainability, transparency, and plant-based proteins.

How New Technology Finally Helps Get Rid of Those Pesky Bed Bugs for Hotels
How New Technology Finally Helps Get Rid of Those Pesky Bed Bugs for Hotels

Are Morch - Hotel Blogger & Social Media Manager · 24 Feb

Those pesky beds bugs are crawlers or hitchhikers. They crawl on their ride when the traveler is still. And they end up travel with various belonging

Coronavirus as Force Majeure Event - What Hotel Owners and Operators Should Consider
Coronavirus as Force Majeure Event - What Hotel Owners and Operators Should Consider

Hotel Law Blog · 20 Feb

20 February 2020 See how JMBM's Global Hospitality Group(r) can help you. Click here for the latest articles on the impact of the coronavirus. Corona

Improving Your Valentine's Day ROI
Improving Your Valentine's Day ROI

Larry Mogelonsky · 17 Feb

Contrary to popular belief, Valentine's Day was not invented by Hallmark and FTD Florists as a sales initiative. In fact, the holiday has its origins

Bedbug Calls - The Life of a Hotel Doctor
Bedbug Calls - The Life of a Hotel Doctor — By Mike Oppenheim

Mike Oppenheim M.D. · 10 Feb

"All insect bites look the same," I explained. Bedbug calls are tricky. Patients blame the hotel, so they are reluctant to pay the doctor. Confronted by an angry guest, hotels ask my help and often offer to pay my fee.