Here is our latest hospitality news roundup…
In the face of staff shortages, restaurants are finding ever more creative ways to keep their workforce motivated and happy. At this time of acute staff shortages, the restaurant industry is finally waking up to the fact that, in order to recruit and retain good people, it must radically improve working conditions for even its most junior staff. But what does this mean in reality? How do you make those changes? Take a peek at businesses leading the way…
Sitting proudly between The Palace and the striking new NOVA development, The Rubens embraces great British tradition and heritage whilst being at the centre of London Victoria’s regeneration. Following a multi-million-pound refurbishment, the warm and generous hospitality for which The Rubens is famed now extends to two elegant new restaurant concepts, a vibrant bar, a thoroughly English afternoon tea service, plus new sumptuous guest rooms and suites.
In homage to The Rubens’ rich royal history, the accommodation at The Rubens has received a regal makeover. Each of the 163 rooms, suites and serviced apartments has been lovingly and caringly refurbished. Over 80 new marble bathrooms have been installed, alongside 163 chandeliers, some of which are from Murano; the rooms’ striking décor showcase regal colours and rich fabrics; and guests can enjoy the latest in-room technology.
Insight event to feature the ‘Donald Trump of TripAdvisor’
Taking place on 2 May at the Dutch Hall, the first hospitality-focused event for YFood will be moderated by food writer William Sitwell. It will also feature Ryan Chetiyawardana, aka Mr Lyan, who will share his innovative approach to sustainable and delicious drinks, and representatives from citizenM and Pho, who will share where they see the potential for tech in the industry.
As well as learning about the latest trends and innovations, delegates will have the opportunity to get hands on by tasting innovative food and drink and experiencing the technology of the future for themselves.
Techlive announce integration of Airtime app on LG Hospitality TVs
Airtime is a revolutionary video-on-demand streaming service, offering an extensive catalogue of movies and TV features directly to the guest’s TV at no cost to the hotel*. Utilising cloud-based technology, Airtime’s game-changing solution eliminates the need for servers, in-room hardware and the associated energy and maintenance costs.
Offering access to multi-language premium content and blockbuster movies ahead of popular streaming services, Airtime provides a real value-added experience for a hotel guest.
The LG Pro:Centric TV platform offers guests a faster, richer interface, featuring a wealth of dedicated hospitality services and applications. Sander Pahlplatz, Business Development Manager at LG Europe “LG is excited to partner with Airtime to provide guests the latest outperforming Hotel TV range with the convenience to easily access movies and other content with the built-in Airtime app. With this partnership, we add value to our Hotel TV range, making it easy for hoteliers and system integrators to offer the best solutions to the hotel guests.”