Food + Drink Innovation
Our Food + Drink Innovation Group is dedicated to curating extraordinary, yet approachable, food and drink experiences that inspire memorable moments for its customers. The team is comprised of passionate and experienced F&B leaders who focus on broad strategy and structure to ensure the relevant evolution of F&B performance, and the daily details to ensure optimized operations. There are 5 key components that guide the work of the Food + Drink Innovation Group:
- An authentic and profitable F&B operation starts with understanding the neighborhood, the customer and the hotel brand and then developing a concept and program to meet those needs. The Food + Drink Innovation Group can assist in every step of this process from market assessment to grand opening.
- Core initiatives are concentrated around driving revenue, managing cost and enhancing the guest experience. Structured menu reviews for banquets and catering operation, and outlets ensure relevant and competitively priced menus. Cyclical promotion calendar ensure there are events to keep the service team and the guest engaged.
- A dedication to thorough and thoughtful onboarding and ongoing training and development ensure we set our team members up for success. The goal is to provide every team member with the tools, resources and expertise to be a valuable team member for us now and an effective leader for us in the future.
- Industry leading partners from purchasing systems to coffee programs ensure the Food + Drink Innovation Group not only provides best-in-class experiences for its guests but also ensures profitable solutions for its operations.
The Food + Drink Innovation group leverages the power of its portfolio through best practice sharing. The corporate leadership facilitates best practice sharing through monthly calls, an online forum and the annual Food + Drink Innovation Group conference. Ultimately it is the great work of each property that pushes the whole Food + Drink Innovation Group to the next level