Two-thirds of Americans feel more at home when whipping up their own meals in a hotel room; Chef-inspired recipes stir up the comforts of home for extended stay guests
PARSIPPANY, N.J., 2016-Oct-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham® says ‘NO MORE’ to cold delivery, solo bar snacks and downright bad travel meals. Wyndham Hotel Group’s extended stay brand today introduced Homemade @ HawthornSM, a new chef-driven in-room cooking program designed for guests to feel at home when hitting the road for long stretches.
“With a lot of unsatisfying and unexciting food options out there, it can be tough to stick to your routine on the road,” said Larry Hambro, brand vice president, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham. “For travelers who are on the road for three weeks or three months, like many of our guests, a hotel stay isn’t a vacation – it’s life. Homemade @ Hawthorn gives them the ingredients they need to feel settled, at home, and on track with delicious, easy-to-make meals that can be created right in their hotel suite.”
Award-Winning Chef Partners
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham tapped acclaimed culinary minds Chef Hari Nayak – a New York-based chef, restaurateur, author and culinary consultant – and Chef James Rigato – former Top Chef competitor and owner of the award-winning The Root Restaurant & Bar and Mabel Gray in Michigan – to create exclusive flavor-driven recipes designed for hotel living that anyone can make, even when away from home.
Each of the chef-crafted seasonal recipes featured in the program’s e-cookbook is available at www.hawthorn.com/homemade. Currently, the e-cookbook contains fall and winter dishes, and as the seasons change it will update with spring and summer plates. All meals – such as sloppy joe tostadas, rigatoni with kale and pecorino, and salad with chickpeas, broccoli slaw and coconut – were designed to be easily prepared in Hawthorn Suites’ fully equipped in-suite kitchens.
Dishing on America’s Favorite Travel Foods
A recent survey from Hawthorn Suites uncovered 66% of Americans, including 84% of millennials, agree being able to cook in a hotel room would make them feel more at home when traveling.
“We know this is something travelers are craving, and we’re satiating the demand,” Hambro continued. “With the convenience of our in-suite kitchens and simple recipes bursting with distinct flavors, we’ve made home-cooking on the road easy and accessible. We’re dedicated to long-term travelers and this is how we make sure they stay better when they stay with us.”
What do travelers hunger for most? The same survey found comforting and familiar foods topped the list with 38% of respondents longing for baked goods, followed by pasta (31%) and salad (27%) – all of which can be found in the Homemade @ Hawthorn e-cookbook alongside health-conscious dishes for the 54% of Americans who believe a healthy meal is harder to find when traveling than a room with a view.
When on the Road, Sweets Take the Cake
The Hawthorn Suites survey also found:
- Across all generations baked goods such as pies and cookies ranked first among all cravings for Millennials (43%), Gen Xers (44%) and Boomers (31%);
- Women wrestle with the good-bad angels on their shoulders: baked goods (41%) and salad (32%) are their go-to choices; and
- Men dive into baked goods (36%) and pasta, such as lasagna or spaghetti (32%).
Personal Chef? Yes, Please!
Home-cooked meals just make us feel good, and 90% of the survey’s respondents would go without hotel room essentials – including a mini bar (70%), TV (17%) or even hotel room windows (14%) – if they could have a personal chef cook whatever they wanted during their stay. Hiring a personal chef isn’t always an option, but being your own chef is thanks to Homemade @ Hawthorn.
Visit www.hawthorn.com/homemade to learn more about Homemade @ Hawthorn and download the recipes. Check back for seasonal recipe additions to try something new at home or on the road.
The Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Survey was conducted by Wakefield Research between September 20th and 26th, 2016. Quotas have been set to ensure reliable and accurate representation of the U.S. adult population 18 and older.
About Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham
Part of Wyndham Hotel Group, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham® is a chain of extended stay hotels that provide an ideal atmosphere and a home-away-from-home for today’s extended stay guests. Hotels feature spacious suites with fully equipped kitchens, free Wi-Fi, guest laundry, on-site business services, free hot breakfast buffet daily and evening social hours. Select properties allow pets and offer meeting and fitness facilities, swimming pools, and convenience store items. Guests can save more when they stay longer with extended stay rates. Travelers have the opportunity to earn and redeem points through Wyndham Rewards®, the brand’s guest loyalty program, which can be joined for free at www.wyndhamrewards.com.
All Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham hotels are either franchised by Hawthorn Suites Franchising, Inc. (HSF), or its affiliate, or managed by an affiliate of Wyndham Hotel Group, LLC. HSF is a subsidiary of Wyndham Hotel Group and parent company Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN). Reservations and information are available by visiting www.hawthorn.com.
About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global portfolio consists of nearly 8,000 hotels and approximately 683,300 rooms in 73 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Grand®, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®,Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program, offers more than 46 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.
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