Ensuring a marketing plan is in place is essential to making grab-and-go food items pay off, according to Rich Garcia, vice president of culinary for Crescent Hotels & Resorts. Royal Sonesta Houston focuses on placement of grab-and-go items in high-traffic areas.
AccorHotels will expand its luxury segment with the openings of Fairmont Amman in Jordan, Fairmont Riyadh in Saudi Arabia and The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel and Fairmont Abu Dhabi Marina Resort, both in the UAE, within the next year. Also in the pipeline are Fairmont Fuka Bay, Swissotel Fuka Bay and Fairmont Cairo Pyramids Hotel & Residences -- all in Egypt -- and the Sofitel Wafi Dubai, UAE, and MGallery Jeddah King's Walk, Saudi Arabia.
Plans for a 40-story Ritz-Carlton tower in New York City's NoMad neighborhood include 164 guest rooms and a rooftop bar. Construction of the $484 million project is slated to begin next year, with the hotel targeting a 2021 opening.
The Crowne Plaza Dubai Business Bay will open in 2019 under a new development agreement between InterContinental and API Hotels & Resorts. The partners will also build the InterContinental Residence Suites Dubai Business Bay.
Panelists will be looking at lead acquisitions, powerful partnerships and ways of maintaining a competitive advantage. It will be presented by Sharon Thony (Triumph Hotels), Elizabeth Fettes (Regent Seven Seas), Louise O'Brien (Langham Hotels) and Sara Evans (J Public Relations), and moderated by Mathew Evins (EVINS Communications Ltd.). Find out more.