The Tao Group
The economy is turning around and the entertainment industry is eating it up.
Bill Bonbrest is COO for the Tao group. The restaurant and nightlife company operates more than 20 locations in New York, Las Vegas and Sydney. He says 55 million tourists are expected to come through New York this year alone.
“We have to pay attention to delivering the best guest experience we can but that’s true in any industry, you have to be the best at what you do and we come at it with a lot of passion to do our best.”
Bonbrest says one of the things helping the industry is the growing relationship between hotels and food and beverage operators. He says these days’ people aren’t just booking a hotel for the room.
“Food and beverage outlets become a magnet; they drive guests through the hotel so it’s a win-win for the hotel and food and beverage operators like us.”
Bonbrest says it also helps that business expense accounts are loosening up and companies are holding big conventions again. Let the summer travels begin.