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How can I stay healthy while traveling overseas for 3 weeks?

I'll be travelling in the Middle East this December, visiting relatives (and relatives friends, I suppose) for three weeks. How can I maintain a healthy diet in a country where turning down food (even politely) is considered very rude? [more inside]
posted by joyeuxamelie on Oct 7, 2014 - 14 answers

How do they do it?

What are some best practices that hotels use (housekeeping/food service etc) that I can use for my apartment living? [more inside]
posted by rippersid on Oct 2, 2014 - 19 answers

Weekend guest etiquette - am I right to be upset?

I recently had two very close friends to stay for the weekend. My partner and I put a load of effort into tidying and cleaning the house, buying new towels for our guests, filling the cupboards and fridge with yummy (and expensive!) food, and my partner spent hours cooking. I had a nice, though tiring, weekend (with some awkwardness as we have all changed over the years since we were very, very close) but when the guests had left, my partner pointed out that neither of them had brought a gift (I would never expect something huge, but I don't think I ever don't take a bottle of wine/flowers/chocolates if I go to stay with someone..). We also realised that neither of them had offered to (or taken it upon themselves) to help with the washing up after any of the homemade meals we had - even breakfast! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 18, 2014 - 64 answers

House tours (not the Newport, RI variety): specific to American hosts?

Do people outside of the US commonly go through the ritual of giving new guests "the tour" of their homes (i.e. a walkthrough, or at least peek at, every single room of the house/apartment, beyond what is necessary--not talking about overnight guests or housesitters, or showing folks the bathroom and where to put the coats)? [more inside]
posted by blue suede stockings on Aug 9, 2014 - 13 answers

Host Gift Help Needed

I will be staying with a friend and his family, in their mother-in-law unit. I want to give them a nice host gift, with the following stipulations: (a) I don't think they drink; (b) They have various dietary restrictions; (c) They are urbane, smart Bay Areans. I am paralyzed. Any hints or recommendations would be very welcome.
posted by sandettie light vessel automatic on Mar 18, 2014 - 24 answers

help me navigate the world of retail/hospitality part-time jobs

I need a part-time job to make some sort of income while I'm completing a post-bacc. I am okay with mindless jobs because my classes exhaust my brain enough. I am trying to decide between the hospitality industry vs retail. Share your knowledge so that I can have a better grasp on the pros/cons of each. [more inside]
posted by DayTripper on Sep 28, 2013 - 10 answers

Would it be legally feasible to open a Japanese-style love hotel in SF?

Would it be legally feasible to open a Japanese-style love hotel in San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by evil otto on Sep 24, 2013 - 25 answers

Beds, breakfasts, and inns, oh my!

What is it actually like to work at a bed and breakfast or a small inn? [more inside]
posted by firei on Mar 28, 2013 - 6 answers

Omelette du fromage isn't going to cut it...

So I have a chance to interpret for a bunch of French chefs who are coming to my city. The catch: I have zero knowledge of the hotel industry. [more inside]
posted by Tamanna on Jul 5, 2012 - 3 answers

Identifying Diets in the Wild.

Discreet supper party hostess seeks diet detectives. [more inside]
posted by feral_goldfish on Jun 25, 2012 - 34 answers

[Hospitality filter] What has a family member done for you that made your visit the most comfortable and pleasant it could be?

My sister is visiting my tiny apartment on short notice and staying for a week. I'm touched she chose to visit me on her vacation and want to make her stay the best. How can I be the best hostess? [more inside]
posted by Calicatt on May 29, 2012 - 15 answers

Investing in a food business 101

Investing in a food business. How can we make sure that we're getting a fair share of ownership and a good return on our investment? [more inside]
posted by yellowcandy on Nov 10, 2011 - 1 answer

Drinking space and gaming space in Seattle

Seattle party/gathering space rentals and reservations: Please help me find venues for 2 small events. [more inside]
posted by palmcorder_yajna on Nov 21, 2010 - 6 answers

Non-mgmt hospitality jobs that pay well

How does one make money in retail/hospitality without becoming a manager? Are there “hidden” lower-level hospitality jobs that pay well? [more inside]
posted by yawper on Aug 17, 2010 - 11 answers

Hotel compendiums

I'm looking for online examples of hotel compendiums and directories of services (the one that you usually find in your hotel room). Photos would be great.
posted by drea on May 10, 2010 - 0 answers

Nazar Boncuks on my stoop, a Mezuzah on my door frame, prayer flags outside... help me represent all faiths!

Help me decorate a multi-faith home! [more inside]
posted by hasna on Feb 24, 2010 - 15 answers

Receiving hospitality hospitably

How do I help people understand that I am satisfied? [more inside]
posted by ramenopres on Dec 10, 2009 - 21 answers

Overworked

My best friend is a senior level hospitality manager. He just quit a job as the director of operations for a large sports arena. He quit because he was working 90-100 hours a week and is simply burnt out. He would like to find a gig that provides a better life balance with more enlightened executive leadership. Outside of contacting hospitality companies directly, what is the best way for him to find a job? Are there head-hunters that specialize in hospitality careers? He would like to target the south-east coast of the United States. In the past he has used Monster.com, etc. but I think he would be better served by going through a head hunter. Can anyone provide some advice or information on how he can best find an employer that is a good fit for him? What hospitality / food service companies are great to work for?
posted by jasondigitized on May 8, 2009 - 5 answers

How to make sure I have coffee on hand for guests?

As a non-coffee drinker, help me figure out how to have coffee available when I host guests. [more inside]
posted by olinerd on May 3, 2009 - 44 answers

Sakartvelo on my mind

HospitalityFilter: What would be a nice parting gift or gifts for a guest from (the Republic of) Georgia spending three weeks in the U.S.? [more inside]
posted by headnsouth on Oct 2, 2008 - 7 answers

InnSitting

Has anyone ever done any innsitting - either formally, through a service, or informally by personal arrangement? How'd you get into it? What would you recommend if I'd like to try it?
posted by Miko on Mar 14, 2008 - 3 answers

Tips for planning a party of 25 people at home

I want to throw my first major party and I need tips on fitting 25+ people into an apartment. [more inside]
posted by madman on Dec 1, 2006 - 19 answers

how to be a good guest?

What are your recipes for being a good guest, for weekend or overnight stays? [more inside]
posted by jessamyn on Apr 18, 2005 - 28 answers

Easy Lunch Menus

What's a good, simple lunch to make when hosting a few guests? I'm looking for something nicer than sandwiches, but not something that's going to seem like dinner fare. [mi]
posted by rorycberger on Nov 13, 2004 - 12 answers

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