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How Hospitality Can Get Back To Business

A few months ago, travel forecasts were optimistic, growing, carefree. Consider the following developments: New brands were being introduced at a never before seen pace (e.g., Hilton’s Tru and MOTTO, IHG’s Avid and VOVO) Existing brands were being upgraded, new companies were getting into the travel business (e.g., LVMH’s acquisition of Belmond and launch of […]

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Recovery Following 9/11: A Case Study to Apply to Today’s Pandemic

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester is a national historic landmark built in 1926. This 15,000 square foot building seated 1800 people. The building was refurbished and remodeled as a multi-concept entertainment venue to support private and semiprivate catered events. Let’s review the analysis of the situation, the outcome and how these findings can be […]

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Leadership & Legacy: How Will You Be Remembered?

We all crave good leadership and/or want to be that “person”. Especially in times of crisis when chaos seems to be swirling around us. As the lodging and F&B industry begins to reemerge from the pandemic induced shutdown, we will need true leadership. So, what does a good leader actually look like or act like? […]

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Pending Storm

Crisis Management for Pandemic, Hurricane or Terrorist Threat

What Makes for Successful Crisis Management? Whether you are responding to a potential pandemic, a natural catastrophe or a terrorist threat the opportunity for success is driven by preparedness. By this we mean proactive planning, mock drills, learning from history, constant review, updating and never letting your guard down – you can’t make it up […]

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Covid Triangle

Managing the Risk of Fraud During COVID-19

When I decided to write this article, I picked up my laptop and headed to a neighborhood café to start my draft… Then I remembered what was going on… Back to the kitchen counter… These are truly unprecedented times. I wanted to share with you some thoughts I have around the potential unintended consequences connected […]

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Empty Restaurant

10 Ways Restaurants Can Survive and Thrive through the Pandemic

The restaurant industry is not dead.  It just became a temporary tragic victim within a global traumatic condition that threatens its very survival. There is a difference. There will be many restaurants that will end up closing permanently due to how they handle the overwhelming challenges now facing them and the industry.  However, there will […]

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Confronting Food Industry Conditions During COVID-19

The damaging impact of COVID-19 upon the food industry is here and the aftermath may be a long road of corrections. There could be an upside with the replenishment of fish in our seas and better air quality, but joblessness and business closures are far from a good story. We will also have to expect wasted […]

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