Local flavor, regular events and a signature drink are among six ways hotel bars draw crowds, experts say. Other tips include making the space visually inviting, keeping the menu simple and giving the bar a distinct identity separate from the hotel.
A slideshow illustrates how four hotels across the country are wooing restaurant customers through both design and menu. A Pacific Northwest farmhouse motif sets off the new W Hotel in Bellevue, Wash., while Chicago's new Marriott Marquis features a Showroom Food Hall with five stalls offering a variety of foods.
A $54 million hotel project is coming to Alexandria, Va. "Locals want awesome restaurants and awesome bars. We come in with the expectation that we're going to do the best restaurant in the market," said Michael Kitchen of Aparium Hotel Group.
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