The lobby at Hyatt Garden Grove

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

Following trends can be complicated, especially in the hospitality market with countless brands and varying levels of service choices. With that said, one group...
Plastic Straws

Benchmark To Eliminate Single-Use Plastics

Houston, Texas—Benchmark announced plans to reduce its use of plastics in all 80 of its luxury hotels, resorts, and conference centers starting in 2019. The...
Verdical: Bringing the Farm to the Hotel

Verdical: Bringing the Farm to the Hotel

As the farm-to-table movement continues to evolve, hotels and restaurants are looking for ways for their chefs—and, by extension, their guests—to get closer and...
Thanksgiving Dinner

Six Ways Hotels Are Helping Guests Celebrate Thanksgiving

Hotels across the United States are offering guests a range of feasting and entertainment options to celebrate Thanksgiving Day. From a traditional Thanksgiving dinner...
Citizen Rail's Blistered Root Vegetables (Photo credit: Aubrie Pick)

13 Culinary and Cocktail Trends of 2019

SAN FRANCISCO–According to Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants’ fifth annual Culinary & Cocktail Trend Forecast, sustainability and wellness are fueling the superfood revolution and the...
Tribute Portfolio Friendsgiving

Tribute Portfolio Creates ‘Friendsgiving’ Packages

Bethesda, Md.–Tribute Portfolio, Marriott International’s newest collection brand, has created a Friendsgiving package at participating U.S. hotels, reimaging traditional Thanksgiving celebrations with a hint...
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New York City

Five Markets With the Most Hotel Construction

Analysts at Lodging Econometrics recently reported the top five markets with the largest hotel construction pipelines for the third quarter of 2018. The number...
angry guest

The Room Key: How To Handle an Angry Guest

The Room Key is LODGING's advice column for hoteliers, managers, and team members at all levels of hospitality. Experts will answer questions on everything from...
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12 Ways to Increase Hotel Security

Even when hotels have strong security policies and procedures in place, they are still vulnerable to cyber attacks, break-ins, theft, fraud, and other crimes....
Mountain Lake Lodge

Mountain Lake Lodge—Home of ‘Dirty Dancing’—Makes a Renovation Comeback

Located on an extensive 2,600-acre nature preserve in Pembroke, Va., Mountain Lake Lodge has an interesting history, to say the least. Opened in 1851 and purchased...