This Week in Hospitality
We’ve got a great mix of content lined up for you this week. From fun Halloween and fall-themed event ideas to significant accolades and on to a slightly more serious PSA for our hotel customers. Here’s my round-up of this week’s top four hospitality tidbits.
You’re a STAR
The Michelin Guide announced its 2020 New York stars this week, and the list, per usual, does not disappoint. The 15th edition of the guide features two new additions to the two-star category and eight new additions to the one-star group, marking 76 starred restaurants in all. There are quite a few Tripleseat customers on the list, too many to list out here. But you can check out the entire list for yourself on Eater.
Eerie Event Entertainment
Hosting a Halloween-themed event at your venue and need some inspiration? Check out Vogue’s list of the 40 best Halloween movies ever. Watching these movies at home will certainly put you in the spooky spirit but you could take it one step further and play a few of these haunted greats in your venue as background flair. My personal favorites are Hocus Pocus and The Nightmare Before Christmas, but there are so many great flicks to choose from.
In good taste
Your fall events deserve some serious love when it comes to the food and cocktails you serve at them. To be honest, fall is my favorite time of year to indulge and I’m sure I’m not alone here. But we have to move past the basic fall recipes to really wow our guests. One of my favorite culinary events of the year and one that always provides delicious inspiration is New York Magazine’s New York Taste. This year’s event was held this past Monday and GrubHub has provided us with an inside peek of some of the delectable items they served. You’re sure to get some culinary fall inspo from this visual tour of food and cocktail porn.
On a more serious note, Skift gave us an important article this week regarding the abuse problem in the hospitality industry. Your mind might immediately go to the #metoo movement and the issue of internal abuse, but this article is about abuse brought on by our customers, abuse that is most prevalent in the hotel sector. Sadly it’s a real problem in our industry, one we tend to sweep under the rug. But, it’s okay to say that the customer isn’t always right.
Looking for more trends?
Check out our past blog posts covering hospitality trends and topics. And don’t forget to download our events industry handbook guides on topics such as sustainability, cloud-based software for limited-service hotels, how to market your venue to corporate event planners, and more.