Going Local – How to Attract Locals to Your Hotel’s Restaurant & Why It’s Key in Today’s Hospitality Landscape
Diego Lowenstein | February 26, 2018
By Diego Lowenstein 1. As a hotel owner/developer, why is it important to engage locals as well as travelers? When you own and develop hotels, you're always looking for the "next big thing" that will separate your property from your competitors' properties and bring excitement to the community. This often manifests itself in new restaurant outlets, a singular lobby, and pieces of technology or design updates that 'wow' potential customers. However, updates like this typically only cater to those who stay at the hotel, segmenting off a huge potential market a property can tap in to: locals. When a property engages locals at a high level...
Diego Lowenstein | November 13, 2017
By Diego Lowenstein 1. What sets today's luxury all-inclusive properties apart from the all-inclusive properties of the past? From food and beverage options to upgraded amenities, the luxury all-inclusive sector has greatly evolved in recent years. In the past, many all-inclusive resorts offered a three-star, mid-level experience that, while it was an affordable and attractive option, did not always wow travelers. But today's all-inclusive properties, at least the ones that are doing it right like Hyatt Ziva and Zilara and the AM Resorts brands, are focusing less on delivering a cost-effective all-inclusive experience and more on delive...
Lionstone | July 22, 2015
Lionstone Development, L.L.C. has expanded its hospitality portfolio to include the Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami. The development company will invest an additional $5 million to elevate the luxury experience offered at the oceanfront 18-story resort. Plans include adding a new gourmet dining concept, full-service spa and state-of-the-art fitness facilities. The hotel's new additions will provide a premier travel experience to one of the most sought after luxury destinations in Florida. "The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami was the ideal opportunity for Lionstone Development to expand its already strong partnership with The Ritz-Carlto...
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