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Riegel Linen Restructures to Drive Growth

Lion Equity Partners | October 31, 2019

The WiFi-Free Hotel Restaurant

Larry Mogelonsky | August 29, 2019

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Hospitality Financial Leadership: Controlling Food Cost – Top 10 List

David Lund | November 11, 2019

By David Lund Food cost is a never-ending battle in a war that does not end. You can never take your foot off the gas, if you do you will slow down. When you slow down in the food cost world it is costly. Back in the day I cut my teeth as a receiver, F&B cost control clerk and ultimately an F&B cost controller. Here is my top 10 list of food cost control strategies you can either put in place, re-commit to doing, or ask yourself why it is not already being done.😊 Shop Around Check Your Receiving Lock it Up Menu Costings Embrace Contribution Margin Separation of Duties After Hours Invoice Approval ...

Verdant to Showcase Simple, Smart and Intuitive Guestroom Thermostats at HX: The Hotel Experience Powered by AAHOA

Verdant | November 5, 2019

[Montreal, Quebec — November 5, 2019] — Hoteliers looking for ways to slash their hotels’ energy bills should visit Verdant next week at HX: The Hotel Experience Powered by AAHOA. Verdant ’s simple, smart and intuitive guestroom thermostats combine smart occupancy sensors with patented cloud software features to set-back temperature while guests are away and reduce energy consumption when rooms are unoccupied. Verdant solutions – including its new ZX energy-management thermostat and its popular, field-proven VX solution – will be on display in Booth 1315 November 10 -11 at the Javits Center in New York. “Verdant solutions ...

In Memoriam: A Tribute to Professor Patrick “Chip” Cassidy

November 4, 2019

Professor Patrick “Chip” Cassidy, founder and director of the Wine Program at the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University, passed away peacefully on October 28th in home hospice care. The cause of death was complications of esophageal cancer. Considered South Florida’s foremost wine expert and affectionately known as “Miami’s Wine Guru,” Professor Cassidy brought his love of wine, travel and country to his students and to the South Florida community. Says Michael Cheng, Ph.D., CHE, Interim Dean, Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, “Chip was a born tea...

Riegel Linen Restructures to Drive Growth

Lion Equity Partners | October 31, 2019

[DENVER AND AIKEN, S.C.— OCTOBER 31, 2019] — The management team of the Riegel Consumer Products Division of Mount Vernon Mills Inc. (“MVM”) has partnered with Lion Equity Partners to carve out the business from MVM and stand alone as a new entity, Riegel Linen LLC (“Riegel”). Riegel Linen is a leading importer, manufacturer, and supplier of tablecloths, napkins, sheets, towels, bedding and other linens for hotels, restaurants, linen suppliers, retailers, and healthcare customers. Riegel is headquartered in Aiken, SC, and operates a manufacturing facility in McCormick, SC and a network of salespeople and warehouses strategicall...

Restaurateurs, Insights Await!

PolyU’s School of Hotel and Tourism Management | October 29, 2019

Restaurateurs will finally have the opportunity to gain comprehensive insights into tourists’ dining preferences and behaviour through analysis of online reviews thanks to a ground-breaking study by Professor Rob Law of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and his co-researchers. Having developed a data-mining framework to analyse more than 40,000 reviews of restaurants in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia, the researchers reveal a range of tourist preferences and suggest that their method could be extended to other areas of tourism. Everyone has to eat, and food is an important part of ...

Bay State Linen Implements InvoTech Laundry System to Better Serve Clients

InvoTech Systems | October 17, 2019

Bay State Linen implements the InvoTech Laundry System to Manage Customer Accounts and Increase Profitability LOS ANGELES, CA – October 17, 2019 -- InvoTech Systems Inc. announced the recent implementation of its Laundry System at Bay State Linen in Brockton, Massachusetts. InvoTech Systems is the leading provider of advanced Linen Management, Laundry and Uniform Systems that integrate the latest RFID technology to increase profitability for hotels, resorts, casino operators, sports arenas, convention centers and theme parks. The InvoTech System installed at Bay State Linen manages the Laundry inventory for more than 4,000 items daily, a...

Hospitality Financial Leadership: Global Food Cost vs Tracking Individual Outlet – Pros and Cons

David Lund | October 1, 2019

What is really important to realize is the food cost calculation in your hotel will always come back to the cost of goods formula. Any attempt to track and individualize the outlet food cost that I have ever seen is a big waste of time. It is a waste of time because it always comes back to the fact that the food cost is calculated by adding the opening inventory to the purchases and then subtracting the closing inventory – as well as any legitimate credits at month end – to calculate the food cost. This is never done in hotels by outlet simply because it is completely inefficient to do so. What I see time and time again is people tryin...

Aspen’s Most Anticipated Hotel, W Aspen Is Now Officially Open Using the InvoTech Linen System

InvoTech Systems | September 18, 2019

W Aspen uses the latest RFID technology to track their high-quality linens from day one LOS ANGELES, CA – Date – InvoTech Systems Inc. announced the recent implementation of its Linen System at W Aspen & The Sky Residences at W Aspen, the highly anticipated new hotel and residence from the iconic luxury brand now open in Aspen, Colorado. InvoTech Systems is the leading provider of advanced Linen Management, Laundry and Uniform Systems that integrate the latest RFID technology to increase profitability for hotels, resorts, casino operators, sports arenas, convention centers and theme parks. The InvoTech System installed at W Aspen ...

BENCHMARK® Announces the Top Ten Dining Trends for 2020

BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company. | September 9, 2019

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, September 2019 … BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, is looking to the future with its just-released Top Dining Trends for 2020.   The trends were observed by Benchmark’s executive chefs and culinary experts at the company’s 80 luxury hotels, resorts and restaurants coast to coast, off shore, and internationally. “More than recognizing trends, Benchmark properties are evolving food and beverage programming to not only remain relevant amid consumer demand but ensure we are operating responsibly,” says Olivier Gaupin, Benchmark’s Director of Culinary Operations. Patrick Berwald, Benchma...

The WiFi-Free Hotel Restaurant

Larry Mogelonsky | August 29, 2019

By Larry Mogelonsky, MBA, P. Eng. (www.hotelmogel.com) This is not about ‘free WiFi’ but by placing the first word last it turns the concept on its head. The proposed idea here may seem a bit counterintuitive because a primary responsibility of modern hotels is to provide for our guests, with internet access being a clear necessity like heating and running water. However, those damn devices occupy so much of our time these days that they can affect covers and turns at a restaurant, particularly one that’s quite busy and looking for opportunities to maximize revenues without initiating a large-scale expansion. Having free and av...

The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre in Australia Now Using InvoTech UHF-RFID Uniform System

InvoTech Systems | August 20, 2019

InvoTech Uniform System Reduces Labor Expense, Automates Tracking for staff of 900 LOS ANGELES, CA -- August 20, 2019 -- InvoTech Systems Inc. announced the recent implementation of its UHF-RFID Uniform System at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre to automate uniform tracking, accounting and reporting for the uniforms. InvoTech Systems is the leading provider of advanced Linen Management, Laundry and Uniform Systems that integrate the latest RFID technology to increase profitability for hotels, resorts, casino operators, sports arenas, convention centers and theme parks. The InvoTech System installed at the Brisbane Conventio...

Riegel’s RieNu Napkins Made From Recycled Plastic Water Bottles Are a Must at ‘The Buff’

Reigel | August 13, 2019

To comply with the city of Boulder’s Universal Zero Waste Ordinance, owners of the iconic eatery choose to use RieNu 100% post-consumer recycled polyester napkins; One RieNu napkin eliminates thee plastic bottles from ending up in landfills [AIKEN, S.C.— August 13, 2019] — For restaurateurs Chris and Jacquelyn Meyer, becoming one of the first businesses in Boulder, Colo., to divert more than 95% of potential waste into compost or recyclables is something they are extremely proud of. After the couple bought The Buff in 1995, the college town restaurant and bar quickly became a Boulder institution known citywide for good food, grea...

Benchmark Chefs Light Up the Summer During National Grilling Month

Benchmark Resorts & Hotels® | July 2, 2019

Eight Sizzling Recipes from Coast to Coast The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, July 2019 … It’s the steak and the sizzle, the tang of a barbecue sauce and marvelous marinades made with the bite of a pepper or the sweetness of a fresh peach. It’s the Catch of the Day, reeled in just this morning and the snap of a cold beer opening. It’s the smoky aroma of a Texas Barbecue brisket that transforms a suburban patio into a home on the range. It’s July, National Grilling Month and Americans will be firing up grills of every size this summer, celebrating the season with friends and family. Inspiring the festivities are eight leading chefs fro...

Coyle Hospitality Group Reaches Milestone, Provides Mystery Shopping to Its 1000th Independent Restaurant

Coyle Hospitality Group | July 1, 2019

July 1, 2019, NYC – Coyle Hospitality Group, the world’s leading provider of customer experience consulting, quality assurance and mystery shopping, has been contracted for services by its 1000th independent restaurant. The milestone achievement comes after 23 years of consulting with restaurants located around the world and spanning all types of eateries, from fast-casual to fine dining, and from single location to multi-unit, multi-national operations. Coyle’s panel of independent restaurant mystery shoppers are professionals who measure performance and provide detailed, step-by-step narratives and photos of their dining experience...

Five Food and Beverage Personalization Trends to Watch

William-Alexandre François | June 25, 2019

From DNA-based beer and wine, to 3D-printed food and coffee with high-quality images, these five trends are bringing a taste of personalization into the food and beverage industry. By William-Alexandre François There is currently a growing demand from customers for customization in various aspects of the food and beverage industry. Not only the product or service offered, but also the customer experience needs to be unique and feel personal. Personalized customer experience has always been important in the luxury world and this trend is now spreading to more common products as well. Often linked to craftsmanship, personalization mea...

Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe Installs STS Cloud to Manage Groups and Events at Full-Service Destination Resort

SalesAndCatering.com, LLC | June 19, 2019

System Provider SalesAndCatering.com Delivers Affordable Full-Service Cloud System Functionality to Help Lake Tahoe Team Close More Business   MOUNT PLEASANT, SC, June 19, 2019 – Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe launches STS Cloud Hotel Sales and Catering software by SalesAndCatering.com to sell and manage events at the resort destination. STS Cloud is a full-function, cost-effective hotel sales and catering software system used by hundreds of properties and multi-property hotel groups. Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe is a year-round full-service resort on the shore of Lake Tahoe. Click here for information on SalesAndCatering.com....

Clear Sky’s Beverage Inventory Control Software Up and Running at the New Westin Irving Convention Center in Dallas

Clear Sky Software | June 18, 2019

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina – June 18, 2019 – Clear Sky Software, Inc. ® announced today that the Westin Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas in Irving, Texas recently completed the installation of its beverage inventory control software. This brand new and busy convention center hotel in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex selected Clear Sky Software to help control all beer, liquor and wine inventory. Called Clear Sky BEVERAGE, this system is a comprehensive, perpetual inventory system that tracks and controls all beverage products. Functions include purchasing, receiving, outlet transfers/issues/returns and physical inventory. Also insta...

HITEC News: dormakaba Launches RT Plus BLE-Enabled RFID Lock for Easy Magstripe Upgrades

dormakaba | June 17, 2019

At HITEC in Minneapolis Visit dormakaba in Booth #1308 JUNE 17-20, 2019 at the Minneapolis Convention Center Ready to Convert to RFID? dormakaba’s RT Plus Lock Simplifies Transition from Magstripe to Mobile-Enabled RFID MONTREAL, June 17, 2019 – dormakaba, the provider of secure Saflok™ and Ilco™ electronic door locks will demonstrate its new RT Plus mobile-enabled RFID guestroom electronic door lock at HITEC booth 1308. The RT Plus has BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) technology integrated in its reader and is ideal for magstripe or mechanical lock retrofit. dormakaba is a total solution provider for the hospitality industry and one...

New Hilton Washington DC National Mall Uses RFID Technology to Manage Entire Linen Inventory

InvoTech Systems | June 13, 2019

Hilton Washington DC National Mall to Manage High Cost Linen Inventory with InvoTech RFID Linen System LOS ANGELES, CA – June 13, 2019 -- InvoTech Systems Inc. announced the implementation of its Linen System at the recently opened Hilton Washington DC National Mall. InvoTech Systems is the leading provider of advanced Linen Management, Laundry and Uniform Systems that integrate the latest RFID technology to increase profitability for hotels, resorts, casino operators, sports arenas, convention centers and theme parks. The InvoTech System installed at Hilton Washington DC National Mall manages inventory for approximately 30,000 linens, a...

The Liquidation Sale of the Former Crowne Plaza Old Town, in Alexandria, Virginia, Opens Thursday, June, 13th at 10:00 a.m. Sale Conducted by NCL/ Na

NCL/ National Content Liquidators, Inc. | June 12, 2019

Everything Must Go! Alexandria, Virginia (June, 2019) – The Crowne Plaza Old Town has contracted with NCL/National Content Liquidators, Inc., the leading expert in hotel liquidation management, to clear the hotel of its current contents as a prelude to the property’s redevelopment. The 258 room hotel liquidation is being held on-site at the former Crowne Plaza Old Town, located at 901 N. Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA., 22314, and is open to both the hospitality industry and the general public. The sale begins at 10:00 am, Thurs., June 13th, and will continue for 28 days only, Monday-Saturday, 10:00 am-6:00pm and Sundays, 12:00 pm-5...

Verdant Bringing NEW ZX Thermostat to HITEC Minneapolis

Verdant | June 12, 2019

[Montreal, Quebec — June 12, 2019] — Next week at HITEC Minneapolis, Verdant will display its newest guestroom energy-management thermostat. Smart, simple and intuitive, the new ZX energy-management thermostat leverages Verdant’s powerful energy-saving features in a sleek and trendy design. Verdant ZX will be on display in Booth 1234, June 17 to 20, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. “This is the first time that HITEC attendees in North America will have the opportunity to see, touch and try our newest guestroom thermostat,” said Michael Serour, Verdant VP of sales. “The ZX thermostat combines all of our best energy-savin...

Riegel Returning to ‘The Clean Show’ With New Linens, New Solutions, and New Branding

Riegel | June 11, 2019

America’s favorite table linen manufacture to debut products that are colorfast wash after wash; Visit Riegel Linen in Booth 1121 June 20th to 23rd in New Orleans [AIKEN, S.C.— June 11, 2019] — America’s favorite table linen manufacturer, Riegel Linens, will be exhibiting at The Clean Show in New Orleans June 20th to 23rd. The main attraction for attendees this year will be Riegel’s Craft Collection and its Premier spun-polyester line, both featuring new colorGUARD™ technology that extends the lifecycle of the textile and ensures a color-rich product from the first wash to the last. The Clean Show is the main event for the laun...

Avendra Recognizes Top Suppliers for Outstanding Supply Chain Performance

Karen Holden | June 11, 2019

2019 ‘Meet the Truck’ award recipients are rated on order fulfillment, trailer load, product integrity and overall performance By Karen Holden Quality assurance throughout the supply chain is top of mind for Avendra. It’s imperative that hoteliers’ purchasing requirements are being met by our approved suppliers. That’s why we’ve been conducting “Meet the Truck” audits at customer locations for the past 15 years. Not only does this program enable suppliers to improve their performance metrics and ultimately serve customers better, but it has become one of our customers’ most valued services in mitigating risks and ensur...

New Mexico’s Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder Selects Clear Sky Software to Better Manage F&B Inventory

Clear Sky Software | June 10, 2019

Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder has installed the company’s beverage inventory control system to help manage and track all beverage products.  The Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder, in beautiful Santa Fe, selected Clear Sky Software over a crowded field of inventory control solutions and has been busy taking advantage of this industry-leading beverage inventory system.  Called Clear Sky BEVERAGE, this is a comprehensive, perpetual inventory system that tracks and controls all beer, liquor and wine products.  Functions include purchasing/ordering, receiving, electronic requisition, outlet transfers/issues/returns and physical inventory.  Rounding...

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