US-based hotel group Thompson Hotels has introduced a Food Truck Concierge in its New York hotels to cater for a growing demand for takeaway fare from the city’s 3,000-plus street-food vendors.
The Thompson Food Truck Concierge – the result of a high number of requests from British guests for information on food trucks – can advise guests on locations and cooking times of trucks across the city. ‘Food Truck Lover’ hotel packages will also be available at the five New York properties, matching guests with the hotel’s favourite truck. A free mobile dining app will also highlight the best local vendors.
Stylus’ report Street Food Movement explores the mobile food industry, which is burgeoning in popularity in the US and UK. Consumer demand for authentic, local experiences is also on the rise – see Hotels as Hyper-Local Cultural Hubs for more on how hotels are incorporating and interacting with their neighbourhoods. For more on how the role of the hotel concierge is evolving, read The New Concierge.