Bluestone Lane inks a co-branding deal with Hilton

The cafe chain will offer its products in the lodging giant's new Tempo line.
Bluestone cups
Photo courtesy of Hilton

Bluestone Lane has loaded its development pipeline with at least 11 more U.S. sites through a deal to offer its signature drinks and menu items within a new line of “lifestyle” hotels being introduced by Hilton.

Under the arrangement, Tempo by Hilton properties will exclusively feature Bluestone-brand coffee, tea and latte products. Cafes within the hotels will also feature Bluestone menu specialties. The partners cite such possible examples as the chain’s Avocado Smash, chili-spiced egg scrambles, grain-based bowls and wraps.

The announcement did not indicate if the cafes will carry the Bluestone Lane name.

In addition, Bluestone products will be included in the small-plate menu that Hilton plans to offer as part of its evening bar service.

Packaged items will be available for grab-and-go customers, according to the partners.

New York City-based Bluestone currently has 55 locations in the United States, according to Hilton.

The lodging giant’s website for Tempo indicates that 11 of the hotels are currently under development within the U.S.  Hilton says the properties are aimed at the modern traveler, with an open-lobby design.

Members help make our journalism possible. Become a Restaurant Business member today and unlock exclusive benefits, including unlimited access to all of our content. Sign up here.


Exclusive Content


Pipedream wants to take restaurant pickup underground

The startup uses robots and tunnels to move food from kitchen to car. It believes it can one day connect entire cities.


As CosMc's takes off, McDonald's operators want a piece of the action

The Bottom Line: But where that action should take place is the question. Many operators believe the brand should be a testing ground for McDonald's own beverage program.


Bad weather returns as a restaurant sales problem

The Bottom Line: Snow and cold in January kept customers from visiting restaurants. Here's why this might be a bigger influence in the future.


More from our partners