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2500 new rooms bring movement to the Zurich hotel market.

Sebuyo
06.11.2017
News
Economy
2500 new rooms bring movement to the Zurich hotel market

The cut-throat competition in Zurich's hotel industry is intensifying because new suppliers such as Motel One are pushing their way onto the market. A study predicts turbulent times.

Next week, the German budget chain Motel One will open its second hotel in Zurich at the old Post Selnau. It will be the largest in the city with around 400 rooms and will stir up the market. Since April, the 25hours Hotel on Europaallee has been offering 170 rooms in the mid-price segment. In 2018, the German chain a-ja wants to open a hotel with wellness facilities in Altstetten, and two hotels will be built in the new business center "The Circle" at the airport by 2019. In three years


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Daily life of a sous chef in a 2-star restaurant.

Sebuyo
06.11.2017
Tips & Tricks
Gastro heroes
Daily life of a sous chef in a 2-star restaurant

Have you ever wondered what it means to be Sous Chef in a 2-star restaurant? If so, watch this video, which gives you an insight into the everyday life of a sous chef who works in one of the best restaurants in the USA. The list of awards that Restaurant Mélisse (Los Angeles) has received since its opening in 1999 is long: In addition to two Michelin stars, the Forbes Travel Guide has named it "One of the Finest Five Star Properties in the World".

The video is about Sous Chef Joseph Johnsen, who tells you his story.


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How to: Business Plan Gastronomy.

Sebuyo
21.09.2017
Tips & Tricks
How to: Business Plan Gastronomy

If you want to set up a hotel and restaurant business, you need to be perfectly prepared in order to get off to a successful start. The business idea should be examined step by step in terms of its feasibility and economic potential by drawing up a business plan. This is a structured overview of the entrepreneurial project, which can provide orientation for both the founder and potential business partners and investors.

These 12 steps do not only help you to write a business plan. When creating such a plan, one of the goals is to seriously think about each of these steps. This helps detecting problems or deficiencies already in the planning phase and thus enables you to make


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The 10 Most Common Mistakes Made while Founding a Business.

Sebuyo
05.09.2017
Tips & Tricks
The 10 Most Common Mistakes Made while Founding a Business

A lot of time and effort is invested in setting up a business. Nevertheless, a large number of founders fail due to the same, basal errors. Here are the ten most common errors in a concie list.

Error no. 1

Wrong Expectations about Independence

The founding of a company requires a lot of work. Irregular working hours, as well as hardly any vacation and leisure time are the result. Income is also anything but steady, which can lead to problems when it is imperative to cover private costs. This can be, for example, the caring for a family.


Error no. 2

Lack of Preparation

Before a hospitality business can be established, the up-and-coming restaurateur must gather information about the industry


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Hamburg’s FURRRst Cat Café.

Sebuyo
22.08.2017
News
Hamburg’s FURRRst Cat Café

The Eimsbüttel district in Hamburg welcomes its very first cat café. Following Munich and Nuremberg, this is the third “Katzentempel” to open its doors. In this restaurant, guests can eat, drink or casually snack vegan products all day in the company of six lovely cats. This idea came to the owner Rilana Rentsch overnight: “I found the concept of animal welfare and gastronomy great”. Indeed, the six cats were adopted from the shelter.

It's been a very fashionable phenomenon for a little over 5 years. The "cat cafés", these cafés or tea rooms, where felines live amid customers, are appearing in more and more cities around the world. Originating in Asia, the concept gained popularity in


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The Conflict between Airbnb and Traditional Hotels: Untapped Potential.

Sebuyo
22.08.2017
News
Economy
The Conflict between Airbnb and Traditional Hotels: Untapped Potential

Since its creation in 2008, the startup Airbnb has known a real success! But this success was accompanied by the reluctance of the hotel industry actors. Indeed, we can observe a similar scheme to the Uber and the Taxis confrontation: there is an ongoing underground war.

The 30 billion dollars’ worth company refreshed the way people look at travelling. By offering currently unoccupied private accommodations Airbnb increased the range of places to spend the holidays in enormously. The company manages to combine comfort and considerable discounts, creating a huge advantage over hotels. According to Forbes, 70% of Airbnb users choose it because of the low price and more than 50% choose the start up because of the individual furnishing and


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Bringing nature into the dining room.

Sebuyo
02.08.2017
Tips & Tricks
Bringing nature into the dining room
Flowers create atmosphere in your restaurant

How well the guest feels at a restaurant is largely determined by the chosen decoration. For this reason, it is important for every restaurateur to create an atmosphere of friendliness and welcome.

Of course, there are different ways to give the restaurant a pleasant atmosphere. The interiors and the layout of the rooms are surely connected to each other in order to provide the right style in the guest rooms. The decoration is determined by the type of your business. The use of accessories depends on whether you run a restaurant, café, bar or pub.

The motto must be: Don't exaggerate

Less is more. Most guests will not really feel comfortable in the


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