Thursday, July 19, 2018
Where would you choose if you had the choice the City or the Country ??
We recently had two work trip that took us to two very different hotels, was their a favourite ? Not really, there were obvious differences however I would revisit both in a heartbeat...
Our General Manager, Anthony had a two night stay at The Ovolo Hotel Woolloomooloo
When traveling alone for work, Anthony primarily seeks 3 things in accommdation.
Convenience, Comfort and Intrigue
Close to the city, restaurants, bars and transport, therefore very convenient.
As Anthony shared with us
'the conveniences within the room for a business trip where impressive, the hotel rates include an FOC Mini Bar, and though I don’t mind paying for a drink or a snack occasionally, it’s a luxury to be able to grab a beer after a long day of conferencing or at a trade show. To walk in your room, kick off your shoes and relax. The bar and restaurant is located centrally below all of the rooms so a coffee or a cocktail is never far and happy hour drinks just takes the challenge away of deciding where to relax before retiring for the night.'
Being comfortable is also key, without the comforts of home and travelling alone, Anthony's photo snaps to home showed the suites were very spacious and well appointed. From the luxurious King Bed to the massive lounge area there is plenty of space to spread out, set up a workstation and also disconnect from a hectic day. Ideal for a single traveller on a work trip, however there is ample space for a couple or family to enjoy.
Anthony told me that he likes a property that offers something a little different and the Ovolo Wolloomooloo certainly sounds like it has it in spades. From the industrial architecture to the constant splash of colour, this hotel is visually satisfying. They have leveraged well off the base design of the building and not tried to overcome that real industrial feel. The design works because this still feels like a factory, but you miss nothing in regards to comfort and aesthetics.
The staff are trendy, attentive and friendly which helps highlight the fun quirky feel the property has.
We will surely revisit this property and who knows even the kids my get a chance to enjoy a little of the luxury it has to offer.
Whilst the city offers the convenience, luxury and intrigue on modern design, the country offers a little more peace and homely feel in a setting of warmth and comfort.
Spicers Clovelly was our country destination in Montville Queensland.
We arrived late from a days work and having missed dinner we decided to eat in-house and to our surprise we were beyond impressed with not only the menu but the service. The Long Apron Restaurant has a warm feel, the menu is divine created by Chef Chris Hagan, and bottle of red went down a treat, as did the warm setting on a cold winters night in the country.
So after a wonderful unplanned evening it was upstairs to our room with a fluffy robe, soft comfy bed coverings, and it was sweet dreams after our cabernet and no children or nightly chores. As a Gold Coast girl it was a nice comfortable stay being apart of house style accommodation yet still feeling like it was your very own hotel room totally separate from the other guests and common areas. Awaking the next day to this beautiful window spa bath and stunning outlook. Breakfast was served on the verandah (as one would expect). Once again our expectations were blown out of the park, with amazing service first thing in the morning and a breakfast of fresh fruit, yogurt, poached eggs, guacamole, peppers and brioche. A dish I have planned to attempt at home however only now am reminded of this, so tasty.... It was a slower start to the day which was so well received by us and whilst we had places to be we could of sat on this verandah for half the day if we had the chance.
If you started to read this in hope that I could convince you either way city or county, I have failed you and am no help. I love both and always will find positives, it truly does depend on what you are after. Good food and piece and quiet, in the country to relax, rewind and simply enjoy. Or the city hype and new and exciting places you can find on a city adventure, whilst still being able to head to the bar or kick back and chill in your room.
I am thankful that I have found accommodation that I can return to knowing we will receive great service and be able to enjoy good food in a comfortable environment, however also thankful that I can recommend these to others and know they will enjoy their experience.
Allison - Hospitality Products
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
How creative you choose to be from behind the bar is up to you.
The glassware is ready and the accessories aren't far away whether you wish to add a little smoke or floral experience.. or some colour ?
It's all up to you - There is a glass created just for your artisic flair.
The Jakobsen range is nothing like I have ever seen before. Every piece is made by hand, following simple design, that offers the food and beverage industy an aesthetically appealing, functional work of ART known as a glass.
There has been a shift in the food industry with Molecular Gastronomy becoming the way of the future in a lot of ways, with foames, gels, dry ice and more. It seems now there is a similar change in the land of bartenders with Mixology taking the main focus in a lot of bars. Paricularly in city settings where it can be how consumers choose their restaurant/bar of choice based on whether there is a mixologist in the house. So what is it that defines a Mixologist, is it the alluring way they are able to mix, garnish and serve your drink of choice. Could it be the selection available on the cocktail and wine list. The term basically refers to 'anyone that aspires to mix a great cocktail' so in staying that I too could call myself a mixologist at times.
At the end of the day I am sure we will all agree that technique is important, even with the best of ingredients if a mixologist is lacking in technique you can't save a poorly blended cocktail. The more experience one has behind the bar using their creative flair and the tools of the trade, the better their creations will become. Experience is everything !
Once you have learnt your mixology skills you will find the ability to step away from the stock standard and think outside the box. This is where creations like The DupleX come into play - created for the open minded bartender ready to blend a little smoke with a little liquor and create a cocktail experience that is part fantasy blended with a little reality. The Lark known as the 'bird glass' is certainly more about the glass than the cocktail however don't let that interupt your train of thought in creating a blend that is to be savoured and enjoyed. Created to offer a freedom in creating new recipes in an elegant and sophisticated way.
The Baron is a fancy iconic design with a twist on the rEvolution glass, stretching out a pipe that offers you endless possabilities.
From the depths of the sea comes a Fugu an inspired blow fish and for me this glass is unconventional and irresistable all at the same time. One that I am sure an experienced Chef could event tie into a dish. It's spiky exterior is sure to create some talk as all eyes watch it drift accross the main dining room floor on your servers tray. Adding colour to allure it's prey is sure to draw a crowd.
The creations in the range are endless (a glass to suit all) and with that in mind I end with The Poly glass, I see this glass as what I would call a Traditional Mixology glass (if there is such a thing) - with smoke and colour and aromas that tempt and draw you in, the unique shape is cimply captivating.
To view the full range go to :- https://www.hospitalitywholesale.com.au/brands/jakobsen-design/
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Schott Zwiesel - Fiesta Glassware
Hospitality Products is thrilled to introduce Schott Zwiesel - Fiesta !
Schott Zwiesel is a comany that has over 140 years experience with their extensive ranges offering sophistication, innovation and durability in their products.
This is an extensive range of glassware shapes for every meal. If your choice is white wine - Flute, Riesling, and Chardonnay and then onto the Burgundy and Bourdeaux in reds.
Developed for professionals with the concept of shape, quality and increased strength as their main focus. An added strength in this range of Fiesta Glassware - comes from the patented Tritan Protect. This has increased the durability and offers double the protection against breaking stems. Also offering protection agains scratches and overall durability unlike in conventional glassware.
Whilst Fiesta is the only glassware we currently have from Schott Zwiesel we look forward to welcoming more form this company that is globallly recognised as a leader in their market.
To view and order this glassware - it's easy, simply go to the link below and you will see the full range, add to shopping cart and fill in your details, we will be in touch and do the rest.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
So we PACK UNITS - What does that mean ?
As the title and images may suggest - Yes we grab some boxes and pack some things into them for units, but often one doesn't know what this entails and how this may help your business.
To start we go through your requirements to ensure that we have an understanding of exactly what you need. We then finalize this information with you and source the required products for our many suppliers. Once we have received all the goods, we sort, prep and then put these together into cartons for their units, apartments and offices. Whatever the establishment I am sure we can assist. So to give you an example this may be an apartment that goes into a lease back and needs a full kitchen for the guests use. Items such as a toaster, kettle, chopping board, knife set, pots and pans, cooking utensils, tea towels, tumblers, wine glasses, coasters, salad bowl, water jug, grater, plates, bowls, bathroom items, and more. The real fun begins, when the pallets start to roll in, the products are broken down into the quantities required per unit/apartment. Once the products are broken down and prepped into the quantities required, then they are packed in the most effective way possible for despatch and to ensure they get delivered with no breakages.
As you can imagine this can be a very lengthy process and that is where we come into assist with this service. Trying to complete this task with no supplier contacts, very little space and the uncertainty of exactly what may be required only presents more challengers. We have worked in the industry and are around these products on a daily basis, we know not only what is required however the brands and designs that are best suited to the product you have on hand. If we can assist all you need is some basic knowledge of what you require, and an end date for the project.
So now you know how this process plays out, I wonder if you have a project in mind that we could assist you with. An office kitchette, meeting rooms, apartments fitouts, new hotel rooms, modernizing of rooms, school canteen requirements.
So let us know how we can HELP you !
Email us firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone us on 1300 998 768 with your requirements.