The level of service, most of hotels always over-exceed compared to different parts of the world. And plus, you know, you need to have the full package, you know, best food, best restaurants. It doesn’t have to be a branded restaurant but at least a good experience. And we’ve managed to do that in all our hotels. You know the atmosphere of the restaurant, the food experience, basically the full package.
We work closely with the operator and to develop different concepts. So for instance in the Anantara Hotel, we built two exceptional restaurants there, an Asian restaurant heavily themed and the food is great, always get good reviews. And recently we’ve opened, last week on Wednesday, the Australian restaurant called Bushman’s and it’s heavily themed, you get kangaroo meat, crocodile will be coming soon. So it’s just, yeah, you get all these different meals but also tastes nice and you know, it’s just the whole thing is an experience, something people won’t forget.
Hospitality industry trend: Hotels are putting more effort into F&B
One hospitality industry trend is an increasing interest in the food & beverage, or restaurants and bars, in hotels as Bob Puccini explains in this TV show.
Improving F&B is a current hospitality industry trend
Well, two things. One is typically hotel investors are investing in the hotel business which is fundamentally real estate. And there’s a lot of pieces that go with making a hotel successful. There’s laundry, linens and there’s food and beverage. And up to several years ago, restaurants and food and beverage were really considered just something you had to do if you owned a hotel and wanted to make money in the hotel business. What has changed is, is that notion is changing, people are putting more time, effort and money into the food and beverage side. And that’s been something that’s been changing for the last ten years or so since I’ve been coming to this conference and there’s much more interest in it. In fact, just a month ago there was a conference here in Dubai that was dedicated entirely to restaurants and food and beverage particularly as they related to hotels.