With the popularity of breakfast foods and your guest’s proclivity to sleep in, why limit breakfast to the morning? Here are 8 hotels spicing up their mid-morning traffic with unique brunch promotions.
1. A Broadway Partnership at the New York Palace Hotel
Arriving home by midnight wasn’t a problem for brunchers in December 2012 at the New York Palace Hotel’s Broadway-inspired Cinderella brunch. Prince Charming wooed guests over “Back By Midnight” waffles and a Princess Bellini Martini.
2. Tradition Meets Couture with Designer Pastries at the Berkeley London
Started in 2004, the Berkeley London’s Prêt-à-Portea Tea continues to generate a fashionable amount of press with designer-inspired pastries. Marie Claire, Vogue, Elle UK, Condé Nast Traveler, and the Telegraph each praised the menu, proving afternoon tea isn’t stuffy when you add Balenciaga mousse into the mix.
3. Poolside Perks at National Hotel
Miami’s National Hotel offered an added amenity with its 2011 Sunday brunch as access to the hotel pool took center stage. Fresh fruit, omelets, and bagels made for a rather traditional menu, but the bottomless Mimosas and complimentary towel caught diner’s attention.
4. Father’s Day Fare at Café ZuZu
While brunch is often seen as a feminine affair, Café ZuZu at Scottsdale, Arizona’s Hotel Valley Ho broadened its customer base with a Father’s Day special. Nixing classic fare in favor of dad-approved Beef Tenderloin Benedict, Café ZuZu was titled “Best Place to Take Your Dad to Brunch.”
5. Rooftop Brunch Party at the Ganesvoort
In 2009, when brunch saw an eight percent increase, New York’s Hotel Gansevoort celebrated with a rooftop party. With more than 1,200 guests on opening day, the “Get Up Get Down” meal earned a spot on Time Out New York’s list of Best Rooftop Brunches.
6. Tea Time for Tiny Guests at Fairmont Empress
The kid-friendly menu at Victoria, Canada’s Fairmont Empress Prince and Princess Tea is drawing a pint-sized crowd. In fact, the caffeine-free bubblegum tea and PB&J sandwiches are so popular that baby brunchers need a reservation.
7. Bring Brunch Abroad at Hoxton Hotel
At the Hoxton Hotel’s Hoxton Grill, diners are skipping Afternoon Tea in favor of the smoothies, milkshakes, pancakes, and cheeseburgers on the weekend brunch menu. Popular enough to earn 1,226 Facebook likes, the Hoxton Grill’s “American-style dining” is a fan-favorite import.
8. All-You-Can-Eat and then Some at the InterContinental Park Lane
Weekend Brunch at the InterContinental Park Lane’s Cookbook Cafe takes bottomless to the extreme. The drinks are unlimited, and so is the food. Is supplying customers with an unending menu really a good idea? The Telegraph, Times, Evening Standard, Square Meal, Mayfair Times, and the London Paper think so.