Hotels Are Moving F&B Outdoors

While hotels continue to navigate through the troubled waters of COVID-19 and its effects on their establishments, they are coming up with new ways to adhere to the CDC’s rules and regulations. One such regulation is the indoor dining restriction.

F&B took a hit when the pandemic first started, as neither indoor nor outdoor dining was permitted. However, since outdoor dining has started back up, hotels are now creatively offering F&B outdoors. Below are a few hotels that have gone above and beyond to make the outdoor dining experience enjoyable.

W Aspen

While W Aspen was on pause with Safer At Home, Chef Jacqueline Siao of W Aspen opened up a Townie food truck to feed the frontline workers and the locals. At first, the food truck was limited to curbside pickup and open-air dining; however, they have now opened seating in front of the hotel as a cafe-style eatery. 

The “Sky High” food truck offers casual eats, cocktails, and music for those looking to have a laid back evening with friends and family, or for hotel guests to enjoy during their stay.


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KEX Portland

Although the hotel is closed, KEX Portland has taken its F&B to new heights, with a new rooftop bar called Lady of the Mountain. Lady of the Mountain is named after the female personification of Iceland, where KEX was born. The bar offers seasonally focused cocktails, apps, and brunch on weekends. Seating 20 people, the rooftop bar overlooks Central Eastside of Portland with socially distanced seating. 


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Hotel Revival Baltimore

This month, Hotel Revival Baltimore moved its dining outdoors in place of their valet parking lane with an outdoor dining space called ‘Topside Outside.’ While dining, guests can enjoy a view of the Washington monument while sitting on top of a vibrant Baltimore-themed mural, created by local artist Will Watson. The restaurant is appropriately socially distanced and is open daily for outdoor dining. Guests of the hotel or locals can enjoy happy hour, dinner, and brunch on Sundays. 


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Whether your hotel is opened or closed during this time, consider using any outdoor space you have to reinvent your F&B. Locals are often looking for new eateries around town, and it’s a great way to bring in revenue!