At the Luxury Hospitality 2013, world’s first exclusive luxury hospitality think tank for hospitality leaders, an event organized by International Herald Tribune (IHT) and Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) , the results of the World Luxury Index Hotels will be unveiled for the first time. As part of their World Luxury Index series, Digital Luxury Group, the first international company to create luxury industry market intelligence and use this strategic viewpoint to develop unique digital marketing strategies for luxury brands, has produced in partnership with the Chair of Luxury Hospitality of Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne– the world’s first hotel management school, and Luxury Society, the world’s largest community of luxury executives, the World Luxury Index Hotels, featuring an in-depth analysis of leading luxury hotel brands.
(Lausanne/Switzerland – 16 February 2013) The goal of this research was to anticipate which activities and skills will characterise the purchasing function in European restaurants in 2025. More precisely, it not only investigated the way the evolution of this function is envisaged by F&B buyers and restaurant managers themselves, but also confronted it to the opinions of academic experts. We used qualitative and quantitative methodologies to study six European countries: France, Poland, the UK, Germany, Sweden and Spain. This allowed us to examine the differences, similarities and singularities in the perceptions of restaurateurs from these various areas and cultures.