This week’s round-up has another 2020 trend report, a push for Facebook, some post holiday promo ideas, and a hotel trend that has dog owners jumping for joy. Hope you enjoy reading this Week in Hospitality as much as I enjoyed writing it.
I’ve got another 2020 trend report for you. This one is from the Kimpton Culinary + Cocktail Trend Forecast. Their predictions stem from a survey collected from more than 130 chefs, sommeliers, bartenders, and general managers from over 75 Kimpton restaurants, and bars. Among other items, their predictions include the continued rise of plant-based menus and lower-alcohol spritzes. Read their full list here.
Facebook for hospitality
Facebook has started to lose its luster recently as the cool social media platform to post on. According to one of my best friends’ son, who is 13 years old and claims to know what’s in and what’s not, Facebook is the “mom jeans” of social media. But, jokes aside, HospitalityNet is claiming that Facebook is still essential in the world of hospitality marketing. Check out their six reasons why here.
Generic yet lucrative theme nights
It may seem crazy right now since you’re in the thick of the busy holiday season, but in just a few short months there’s a pretty good chance you’ll be scrambling to grab more business. Nightclub & Bar has provided a list of easy and popular theme ideas to fill in some of your slower nights. They break them down, giving you the pros and cons of each. The ideas may be a bit generic but there is proof that they work.
Two paws up
There are new guests in town, and hotels are welcoming them with open arms. According to ehotelier, dogs are the new guests hotels are looking to spoil in 2020. Let’s face it, for many people, home is where their dog is so it’s only right hotels start to cater to our four-legged BFFs. They’re going beyond just allowing dogs; many hotels offer doggie menus, pet sitting, and a dog walking service. I don’t know about you, but I give this new hospitality trend two paws up.
Looking for more trends?
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