Trendy hotels set themselves apart by adjoining to a hip hotel with a well-known chef in a marriage that makes hotel guests happy and provides a steady stream of customers looking for a bite to eat.
Convenient as they are for a quick bite, hotel restaurants can get a bad rap for uninspired menus and bland atmosphere — sometimes, deservedly so.
But there’s been a countervailing trend gathering strength since the mid-’90s, and some of the hottest restaurants are now opening in hotels, proving to be destinations for locals and tourists alike. As Spanish chef José Andrés says, with “so many great dining and drinking experiences in hotels, it is bringing back a golden age when hotels were the only places to meet out for a dinner.”
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