NIBBLES

The Pantry at Avenue N expands to Pantry 2.0

RUMFORD, RI – The Pantry at Avenue N re-opens Wednesday, December 13, as the expanded Pantry 2.0.

Nick, Tracy and The Avenue N Family will offer an “all-out community market seven days a week, working with local farmers, makers, growers and fishermen. The five year-old establishment will become “a hyper-local market,” declares co-owner Tracy Rabar.

Hotels are changing as 2018 approaches

A panel of hotel industry “insiders’ predicts changes ahead this coming year. They include Tina Edmundson, global brand officer, Marriott International; Bjorn Hanson, clinical professor, NYU Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism, John Vanderslice, global head, luxury & lifestyle brands, Hilton Worldwide, and Guy Langford and Marcello Gasdia, Deloitte LP travel, hospitality & services group. They predict resort fees will become more common at urban properties; turndown service will end; hotel rooms will be more ‘connected’ with mobile app controls; the check-in desk will fade away; brands will appeal to customer values; wellness will become major; and experiences and activities will play a major role – think walking tours, bike riding, culinary classes, etc. http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20171208/REAL_ESTATE/171209888/seven-ways-hotels-are-expected-to-change-in-2018-adding-resort-fees-internet-of-things-and-even-politics-into-the-mix

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