LUX Hospitality Awards 2016

LUX - Hospitality Awards 2016 11 The Next Idea are based in Los Angeles, with offices in India, and representation in Africa and Europe. We work across the world, specializing in concept creation, franchise development and management everything from research, strategy, brand and product development, franchising, through to design, execution, systems and operations, and communication. Currently we are working on concept development, franchise and management projects around the world including the USA, Middle East and Asia, utilising our highly specialised expertise in hotels, food service operations, restaurants, cafes, leisure and entertainment. The TNI team has consulted with some of the world¹s most eminent Chefs, and upscale restaurant groups, in addition to working with clients across the hospitality market including entertainment, casual dining, fast casual dining, resorts, theme parks and travel. In each project we have been involved in all areas of the business, and have delivered programs and plans that have targeted the elevation of concept positioning, product and menu, operating standards, infrastructure, and overall quality. We have worked with a wide range of brands, including Royal Caribbean, Steak N Shake (US), Gustoso (In), Al Saud Family (KSA), Marias Italian Kitchen (USA) and Pizzaro (UAE) alongside a very broad range of smaller yet very dynamic restaurant and hotel groups. Working within such a competitive industry, it is vital that we stand out so that clients know we are truly the best option for all of their hospitality consultancy needs. We differentiate ourselves from our competitors by always beginning with the end user the customer Most Innovative Hospitality Consultancy Group - California The Next Idea is an international restaurant and hospitality con- cept development and management agency. We invited Robert Ancill to provide us with a fascinating insight into the firm and the creative services it provides. Most Innovative Hospitality Consultancy Group - California experience, the employee training experience, and the brand experience are given the upmost priority when we approach a project. We have opened and managed over 750 restaurants across the US, Middle East, Asia and Europe, and developed 84 concepts. Our clients look for creativity, unique solutions to their ideas, and credible best practice operational systems and training. Internally we execute continuous training and research, and naturally always ask clients for feedback when executing a project to ensure that we meet these needs. When a client visits our office, the environment is creative yet professional, and we treat each client as the individuals they are and respect them throughout the project. In order to ensure that they are able to meet these standards, our employees and consultants are highly professional and generally experts in restaurants and food and beverage. We operate a flat hierarchy, and have an open dialogue philosophy. Questions and ideas are always encouraged, as we believe that ideas often branded as ‘crazy’ could potentially be exciting new innovations. Within our industry a key trend we are noticing currently is the integration of technology into projects and without this ability our competitors will struggle. In order to adapt to this change in our market we have made it our focus to understanding technology trends and the availability of technology in all areas of the food and beverage sectors. We use up to date software and project management systems, as well as deploying specialist systems as required by each client to ensure that our technological offering is always at the forefront of industry developments. Looking ahead, we will continue to expand our representative network in the future by setting up offices in as many countries as possible. Company: The Next Idea CEO Name: Robert Ancill Email: [email protected] Web: Phone: +1 818 887 7714