While we all know due to the pandemic, people travel less and this has made several industries suffer a great economic threat. In this regard, people have also quit dining out. But creativity always rises when you have the least materials. Hotels and restaurants have found a solution to both have people over and get a little money.
Some people just enjoy room service at a hotel. Maybe they have had a long day and just don’t want to deal with seeing anyone or bother to get dressed and go down to eat. Whether you’re up to see people or not, this year has forced us all to keep indoors, so if you travel, room service is your only option.
Hotels and Restaurants have teamed up to suggest indoor dining in an isolated space of hotel rooms. In this way, there is no need for additional plastic dividers. In one example, the Walnut Street Cafe is offering a $65 meal with a $50 room charge to offer “Walnut Suite Cafe” dining at the AKA University City hotel above the restaurant.
Branden McRill, the cafe’s co-owner told us that they have had few options for serving guests, so they thought of a solution and put it into action. The idea started when the city once again shut down indoor dining in November as the second wave of OCVID-19 spread. Diners can now apply their $50 as a room credit to stay over for the night if they want.
Hotel room dining which now is the solution created out of need comes with a silver lining. Though the experience is much more expensive, it’s a special event at a time when people may need something refreshing. They order more, a nicer bottle of wine, a safer place to eat and eat without the stress of being exposed to the virus. The check averages are higher but that means people are enjoying the new style, the “new normal.”