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National Restaurant Association, AHLEI Officially Combine Forces

The National Restaurant Association and the American Hotel & Lodging Association have finalized and executed an agreement for the largest foodservice trade association in the world to acquire the training business assets and products of the American Hotel & Lodging Association Educational Institute (AHLEI).

Dana Hotel and Spa, The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group Announce Collaboration

Dana hotel and spa and The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group announced exciting additions to the dining and drinking offerings at the award-winning, boutique Chicago hotel in early 2017. Innovative transformation plans are in store for the former Vertigo Sky Lounge, the mezzanine level bar and freestyle food and drink—with three, show-stopping new concepts debuting this spring.

Study: Loyalty Programs are Key for Repeat Guests

Oracle announced the findings of two research initiatives aimed at identifying the consumer drivers for loyalty in the food and beverage and hotel industries and the impact of technology in curating a unique hotel guest experience.

Park Hyatt Washington D.C. Taps Chef Troy Knapp

Park Hyatt Washington D.C. General Manager Jon Benson announced the appointment of Troy Knapp as executive chef of the 216-room luxury hotel with its landmark Michelin-starred restaurant Blue Duck Tavern.

Hilton Waikoloa Partners with Kona Brewing Co.

Hilton Waikoloa Village, an oceanfront resort set on Hawaii Island’s spectacular volcanic coastline, announced the opening of Kona Tap Room in partnership with the internationally renowned and widely respected Kona Brewing Company.

NYC's The Mark Hotel Selects Agilysys Point-of- Sale Solutions

Agilysys, Inc., a leading global provider of next-generation hospitality software solutions and services, announced that The Mark Hotel in New York City has selected InfoGenesis POS and InfoGenesis Flex to streamline food and beverage operations at the 150-room luxury property.

The Suite Life of a Restaurant

The Durham inside The Durham Hotel Opened: October 2015Location: Durham, North CarolinaOwner: Gentian GroupAverage Check: $55Description: Contemporary adaptations of “old American” hotel fare, plus rooftop dining.

Nina's House in Miami's The Confidante Hotel is Open Again

The Confidante Hotel in Miami Beach has reopened its backyard bungalow, a historic 1930s-built house, as the newly imagined cocktail lounge, Nina’s House. Designed by Miami’s Saladino Design Studio, the space reflects vintage surf, skate, and rock culture through its distressed wall treatments, custom surfboards, local artwork, hand-selected antique leather furniture, eclectic taxidermy and even a gold Elvis bust.

Godfrey Hotel Boston Debuts RUKA Restobar

The Godfrey Hotel Boston announced the opening of highly anticipated RUKA Restobar, a contemporary exploration of Peruvian-Asian cuisine. The lively, mural-clad restaurant is accessible from the hotel’s lobby, which houses a lounge bar, and the always-buzzing George Howell Coffee shop.

Hilton Charlotte University Place Names New Executive Chef

The Hilton Charlotte University Place announced the appointment of Ahmed Azizy to executive chef. Chef Azizy brings exceptional culinary leadership and expertise to the property’s on-site dining options, Edgewater Bar & Grille and Fountainview catering.

Kansas City’s Historic The Raphael Hires New Chef

The Raphael, Kansas City’s landmark hotel located on the Country Club Plaza, is new home to the culinary talents of Joseph Cizek. In his new position, the chef is responsible for menu development, sourcing of all food items, culinary team leadership, food quality for Chaz on the Plaza, hotel in-suite dining and banquets, and building on the restaurant’s culinary reputation.