Vegas Hotels Experiment with Upscale Room Service Options

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Among several high end Las Vegas hotels, there has been a recent movement to elevate their room service dining options. A perennial favorite, the Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace offers guests the ability to order delicacies conceptualized by celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa such as Green Tea Waffles for breakfast or an appetizer of Wagyu Beef Tacos. Further down The Strip, the Bellagio Las Vegas allows guests to order a number of upscale options including boxed bon bons or an ultra decadent Seafood on Ice platter for a mere $195.

Will these extravagant in-room dining options affect nearby restaurants? Read More

Hotels Could Be the QSR Segment's Newest Threat

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It’s been made pretty clear that fast casual has threatened both the casual dining and quick-service segments in the restaurant industry. And for legitimate reasons: Fast casual, for the most part, is quick, easy, fresh and customizable. 

In the background, hotels have been perking up to this consumer behavior, so expect to see some shifts in hotel dining options. Some have already taken action: in September 2013, Hilton Midtown in New York opened a new fast casual dining concept, called Herb N’ Kitchen. Four Seasons even did a bit of re-shifting in order to meet consumer needs when it rolled out a food truck concept in September, as well. Read More

Restaurants in the Wynn Get a Facelift

Photo Credit: Barbara Kraft

Photo Credit: Barbara Kraft

When it comes to the Wynn brand, staying two steps ahead of the game so as not to get “boring” is key, which is why two of its Las Vegas flagship restaurants have recently underwent a facelift. This ahead-of-the-curve thinking seems perfectly in-tune with how restaurants and others in the hospitality industry should be thinking. And not only thinking opportunistically, but also reevaluating the alignment of overall experience – from decor and furniture to menu – on a regular basis. Read More