Category Archives: Food & Beverage

Cheers: Trends and Traditions in Hotel Bars

Name a famous hotel meeting room. No offense to those spaces where we spend so many important hours, but they tend to be remembered for what planners bring to them rather than for themselves. Now name a famous hotel bar. Ahhh, that’s a different story. Hotel bars, in fact, have unending stories.

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Get Primitive at These Four Hotel Restaurants

Like today’s meeting planners, Stone Age hunter-gatherers led their tribes from place to place. For team activities such as finding food, their versions of meeting apps were sharpened sticks, bows and fishing nets. Then humanity marched onward, yet what’s this? As an antidote, perhaps, to modern life, chefs are returning to platings that showcase Stone Age-like foraging, as well as sea life caught or gathered in sustainable ways. Here is a sampling of such restaurants.

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3 Myths About Donating Food

Let’s call her Planner X. She stages a dozen or more meetings and events a year all over the country. Although she grew up on the East Coast, she’s lived in California for years and “takes green for granted.” One of the questions she always asks of prospective venues is, “Do you have a plan in place to donate excess or leftover food?” Within the last five years, the answer is more often “yes.”

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