UAE Restaurant Diners May Soon Enjoy Meals Made from Lab-Grown Meat

Written by: Rochak Khandelwal We all love meat when we gather around barbecues and at the dinner table. But if someone would have said a few years ago that the beef steak or the burger we are eating is developed…

Digital Art in the Hospitality Industry

Written by: Ekaterina Meshcheryakava We live in a time where NFTs are as common as oil paintings of waterlilies back in the time of Monet. Digital art is on the rise and cannot be ignored. Technology has been on the…

Three Important Elements at HITEC: Insights from a HITEC Orlando Guest Blogger

Written by: Ron Strecker, CHAE+, CHTP+ HITEC 2022 is in full swing, and it certainly feels like the HITECs from pre-pandemic days. The aisles are packed with vendors and attendees again, and the energy in the exhibit hall is electric. This…

The Ghost Kitchen Has Risen: How Do You Feel?

Written by: Ruogu Wang Have you ever ordered food delivery from a new restaurant that was so delicious, it made you want to go there to dine in? Sadly, these days that might be impossible — because that restaurant may…

HITEC Dubai 2022 Highlights from an E20X Participant

Written by: Dominika Duziak End of May in Dubai means two things are coming: hot summer weather and HITEC Dubai ⁠— the biggest and highly anticipated hospitality technology congress in Middle East, organized by HFTP. I was really looking forward to…

Look Into the Future at HITEC Orlando: 2022 Education Program Explores What Is Next in Hospitality

For the past 50 years, HITEC has been known for its impressive collection of hospitality technology that assembles each year in the world-class HITEC Exhibit Hall (the largest in the world, in fact). It is incredible to see the latest…

HFTP Club Summit 2022: The Greatest Knowledge Source Comes from Experience

Step right out onto a terrace of The Westin Riverwalk Hotel and immediately enjoy a sun-drenched view of the famed San Antonio Riverwalk. This made an ideal backdrop for the HFTP 2022 Club Summit that took place earlier this week,…

Startups Pitching Over Pizza with Burj Al Arab in the Background

Written by: Dominika Duziak Imagine you are a start-up founder. You have a fantastic idea, product or solution that you want to bring to the market. Maybe you already had some success, tested the waters, you think it’s going to work…

Read Between the (Wine) Lines

Written by: Joanne Sieljes During the last decade, wine has become increasingly popular in the United States. Online wine retailers have made drinking wine become more accessible and affordable regardless of where consumers reside. Additionally, wine makers in the United…

Distressed Hotels Find New Ownership and Vision

Written by: Kristopher Swanson Opportunistic outlook The Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the financial wellbeing of hotels around the world, especially in regions that have experienced prolonged lockdowns and reduced travel. Real estate investment funds and managers,…