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Food & Beverage

The downfalls of overcharging for bottled water

You've trained your bellman, concierge and front desk staff to a tee. Your guests immediately feel welcome at your property with the awful nightmare of security lines, air travel and bag collection finally behind them. They enter their guest room, just starting to unwind, and then prominently displayed is a bottle of water with an unmistakably exorbitant price tag. And it is all for naught.

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Accorhotels update on environmental initiative

Hotels like The Sebel Kirkton Park Hunter Valley are setting new standards for local production and sourcing. The hotel now sources up to 30% of its menu from the hotel’s 70 acre grounds and vegetable garden, with a further 50% from local partners. The Sebel has an agreement with a local farmer who manages cattle and pigs on the hotel’s grounds. The …

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Want to know what your guests value?

Know that complimentary refreshments are high on the valued amenity list. Guests love to receive free food and beverages; they are a “must have” amenity for global travellers, following closely behind the obvious number one favourite (free wifi), according to a 2015 study by online accommodation booking service, Hotels.com. A guest’s first guestroom encounter at your property might come at …

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Sofitel celebrates Peter Kuruvita’s SBS Coastal Kitchen series launch

The luxurious Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort, now home to celebrity chef Peter Kuruvita’s restaurant, Noosa Beach House, is celebrating the premiere of his exciting new television series on SBS with the launch of a fresh, seasonal new menu for guests, inspired by the show. Peter Kuruvita’s Coastal Kitchen is a celebration of Peter’s recent Noosa sea change, and his passion …

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Improve your coffee credentials

More guests than ever are interested in coffee so it is no longer acceptable to provide a generic portion of cheap instant coffee and a kettle. Your guests deserve more! And they don’t just want to taste; they want to know all about your coffee offerings, where the bean was grown, the processing method and if it was ethically produced. …

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