Tag Archives: humour

The Ultimate Bar and Restaurant Sign Collection!

Portable bar and restaurant advertising signs have seemingly been around forever, although the origins of these signs are a matter of some debate. Charles Dickens is credited with first use of the term ‘sandwich man’ in his literature, to describe “a piece of human flesh between two slices of paste board” which were frequently used […]

The Search for Highlights When Reviewing Job Applications…

When evaluating job applicants, probably the most time consuming, and let’s face it, tedious aspect of the process is reviewing candidate applications. This is the ‘grind’ part of the process where you hope to find that diamond in the rough. Between those that are totally unqualified for the job and those who have just copied […]

Dalgona Coffee – Just Why? …and other Bizarre Coffee Options.

There was a time when coffee was just coffee. Something to give you that small lift to get your day going in the morning. The all-important caffeine hit was the objective. If it tasted good that was great, but this paled into insignificance compared to the heart starting boost from that most seductive of drugs […]

The Elite Hotelier – Top Five Posts of 2019

When we review the previous year, it is always fun to see which of our blog posts have captured the imagination of readers, so here are the top 5 posts from 2019. 5) 10 Best Movies Featuring the Hotel and Hospitality Industry… We all love a good movie but watching one that involves hotels and […]

The Influencer…What’s That?

I was recently enlightened to a new term, which those of you who frequent social media will be well aware of – The Influencer. So, after emerging from my social media hole in the ground and rubbing the sand from my eyes, I consulted the oracle (now known as Google) to find out more. An […]

Cringeworthy Menu Descriptions at a Restaurant Near You!!

If you are anything like me, you always look at restaurant menus with interest.  Is that the hospitality manager in me or just my stomach talking? Well, the truth is probably a little of both… It’s worse if I am on vacation, as the most important decision of the day is where to go for […]

Who’s in charge?

  Having worked in all kinds of environments and cultures, I am constantly fascinated by the comments I see from guests about their hotel stay. Here are some odds and ends from the daily routine of a typical resort operation – unbelievably, they are all real comments!   The weather: – “your brochure sells sunshine. […]

Do Not Disturb!

A 2018 article in ‘Conde Nast Traveler’ suggested that due to events in the USA after the mass shooting in Las Vegas from a hotel room we will most likely see an end to DND signs in hotels as the hotels ensure they inspect rooms at least once in every 24 hours (https://www.cntraveler.com/story/why-hotel-do-not-disturb-signs-are-disappearing). Most hotels […]