Trends we spotted | Week 41

12-10-2018

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At hospitalitytrends.eu we spot many national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write about, the smaller trends we use in our weekly column ‘Trends we spotted this week’.

This week, amongst others, about a ‘Gin Palace’ in Scotland, Indian ice cream balls and The LoL PARK esports stadium in South Korea. We also spotted an article with great design images of a hotel in a former sugar factory and you will be able to buy low-calorie boozy push-pops ice creams at restaurant Paddlefish in Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando.

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Inspiration from Bergen, Norway | Hotel Norge by Scandic

12-10-2018

  • Hotel Norge entrance - credits Wouter van der Sar for concreteHotel Norge entrance - credits Wouter van der Sar for concrete
  • Café Norge - credits Wouter van der Sar for concreteCafé Norge - credits Wouter van der Sar for concrete
  • Hotel Norge, lobby check in - credits Wouter van der Sar for concreteHotel Norge, lobby check in - credits Wouter van der Sar for concrete
  • Hotel Norge the escalator - credits Wouter van der Sar for concreteHotel Norge the escalator - credits Wouter van der Sar for concrete
  • Hotel Norge the lobby - credits Wouter van der Sar for concreteHotel Norge the lobby - credits Wouter van der Sar for concrete
  • Hotel Norge, lobby bar- credits Wouter van der Sar for concreteHotel Norge, lobby bar- credits Wouter van der Sar for concrete
  • Café Norge - credits Wouter van der Sar for concreteCafé Norge - credits Wouter van der Sar for concrete
  • Restaurant Nova at Hotel Norge - credits Wouter van der Sar for concreteRestaurant Nova at Hotel Norge - credits Wouter van der Sar for concrete
  • Room hotel Norge - credits Wouter van der Sar for concreteRoom hotel Norge - credits Wouter van der Sar for concrete

Hotel Norge in Bergen has been around since 1885 and this summer reopened their new, modern home for travellers with a curious mind. The hotel embraces Bergen’s history and combines it with an international and contemporary lifestyle. Check out the video underneath the article and spot the special features of this hotel such as the giant eternal sun in the lobby which can be seen as the heart of the building, the escalator tunnel, the amfi staircase in café Norge and their own fragrance ‘the escapist’. Inspiration from Bergen in Norway, with a touch of Amsterdam as concrete was involved in the design.

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Trends we spotted | Week 40

5-10-2018

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At hospitalitytrends.eu we spot many national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write about, the smaller trends we use in our weekly column ‘Trends we spotted this week’.

This week, amongst others, the world’s 50 best bars for 2018 were announced and would you eat a croissant in the form of a cube? Also about Dunkin’ Donuts building a house that runs on used coffee grounds and the Canopy Market in London celebrates chocolate week with world’s leading bean-to-bar chocolatiers.

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CitizenM bowery hotel | A luxury and cultural experience in downtown New York

4-10-2018

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September 27th , the citizenM bowery hotel, full of luxury and cultural experiences, had officially opened its doors. With 300 rooms and a staggering 75m high, it becomes the tallest building in the neighbourhood and the world’s tallest modular hotel. Alongside a living room plaza and carefully curated art, the hotel introduces CoffeeM to the US, and is also topped with cloudM rooftop bar, offering 360 degrees of views over Manhattan. read more

Floating Farm | The first self-sufficient floating city farm

3-10-2018

Floating farm is a floating self-sufficient city farm in which they produce fresh dairy in a sustainable and animal-friendly way. In a world in which the population is rising tremendously, does Floating Farm bring food production back to the people. The initiative is not only based on making profit, but also on educating its guests. There will be information available about innovative techniques and the science behind city farming. Development company Beladon created the unique design for this innovative city farm. read more

Hotel Les Roches Rouges | It’s retro

1-10-2018

  • View from a balcony at hotel Les Roches RougesView from a balcony at hotel Les Roches Rouges
  • Above the minibar at hotel Les Roches RougesAbove the minibar at hotel Les Roches Rouges
  • The shower at hotel Les Roches RougesThe shower at hotel Les Roches Rouges
  • Seawater pool at the hotel Les Roches RougesSeawater pool at the hotel Les Roches Rouges
  • Ciname en Plein Air at hotel Les Roches RougesCiname en Plein Air at hotel Les Roches Rouges
  • Hotel Les Roches RougesHotel Les Roches Rouges
  • Retro Cocktails in your room at hotel Les Roches RougesRetro Cocktails in your room at hotel Les Roches Rouges
  • Side view of hotel Les Roches RougesSide view of hotel Les Roches Rouges
  • Reception area at hotel Les Roches RougesReception area at hotel Les Roches Rouges
  • Retro images at hotel Les Roches RougesRetro images at hotel Les Roches Rouges

Located at the French Riviera, well almost above the Mediterranean Sea, in Saint-Raphaël, hotel Les Roches Rouges is heaven for those who love to sleep with the sound of the waves. A contemporary Boutique style hotel with a high dose of retro, reintroducing the shower curtain, simple blue tiles in the shower, retro shower faucets, retro images and many more detail in the design and small gestures that bring back a lot of memories. Like the iron tables at the terrace, the large French oak communal tables, lots of concrete walls and wooden details. And old fashioned cocktails in small bottles in your room. The hotel is very #Instagrammable. read more

Trends we spotted | Week 39

28-9-2018

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At hospitalitytrends.eu we spot many national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write about, the smaller trends we use in our weekly column ‘Trends we spotted this week’.

This week, amongst others, about Usain Bolt opening a restaurant in London and Coca-Cola is eyeing a possible entry into the Cannabis market. Also about a top London chef that created a meal kit designed to deliver instagram likes.

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Christmas inspiration 2018

26-9-2018

  • Claridge´s Christmas Tree by Karl LagerfeldClaridge´s Christmas Tree by Karl Lagerfeld

We are already receiving plenty of newsletters with announcements for Christmas dinners, time for some Christmas inspiration! We have listed some top ideas from (inter)national companies. Do you already gave a ‘Tree Lighting ceremony’? Or do you decorate your Christmas tree already with cutlery or Christmas balls with liquor? Are you tempting your guests to share photos of your restaurant or hotel via Instagram on Christmas, in other words is your company ‘Instagrammable’? Enjoy reading and success with preparing your Christmas dinners!

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Replace your plastic straws! | A list of alternatives

24-9-2018

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It all started with a video on social media. It showed how a turtle was hurt by a plastic straw. The use of plastic straws has already been abolished in several American cities. Last May, the European Commission also proposed to ban the use of plastic disposable items. Several parties have now taken the initiative to ban plastic straws permanently. They came up with sustainable alternatives. If you are not completely enthusiastic yet, we have listed a few examples here!

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Trends we spotted | Week 38

21-9-2018

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At hospitalitytrends.eu we spot many national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write about, the smaller trends we use in our weekly column ‘Trends we spotted this week’.

This week, amongst others about a beer that tastes like beer but looks like water and about the world’s largest indoor ski resort. Also about tableware made out of Rotterdam’s pollution and an Instagram page about surprising new life for outdated daily objects.

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Seedlip Grove 42 | Seedlips third non-alcoholic spirit

20-9-2018

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  • Seedflip - Grove Soda SignatureSeedflip - Grove Soda Signature
  • Seedflip - Grove 70clSeedflip - Grove 70cl

September 10 was the official release of the third Non-alcoholic Spirit to join the Seedlip family with celebratory Grove 42 cocktails hosted at the Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Grove 42 is a celebration of the Orange; an adult, citrus blend of copper-pot distillates including Bitter Orange, Mandarin, Blood Orange, Lemongrass, Sansho Peppercorn, Ginger & Lemon.

Seedlip just introduced, with great pride, their third non-alcoholic spirit, Grove 42. Grove 42 is a celebration of the orange and can best be described as a mix of copper distilled citrus-flavours, containing bitter orange, tangerines, blood orange, lemongrass, ginger and lemon. With the launch of the World’s first Non-alcoholic Spirit in 2015, Seedlip pioneered the birth of a new category & approach to drinking – ‘considered & complex Non-alcoholic drinks’. read more

Matte black latte | The blackest coffee, Wasabi coffee and Egg Cappuccino are sold at Round K in New York

20-9-2018

Another very ‘Instagrammable’ product: Matte black latte! Round K Coffee Roasters has been roasting coffee beans from around the globe since 2015. Owner OCKHYEON BYEON developed the wholesale system with their signature blends that are crafted to create holistic and immersive cultural experiences, like the ‘Matte black latte’, ‘the Wasabi latte’ and an ‘Egg Cappuccino’. Their  philosophy is incorporating space, atmosphere, mood, and flavor into the making of coffee. Each coffee bean is different and so is the roasting process. The café is reminiscent of Dah-Bahn (Korean coffee shops) and is inspired by the stories of older generations of South Korea. The design is a bit kitchy, with a mixed culture and a main actor, the barista. Round K café is located in Lower East-Side, on Allen Street in New York City. read more

‘Fauchon Glamour’ at Fauchon L’Hôtel Paris | The hotel for foodies in Paris

18-9-2018

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  • Fauchon L´Hôtel Paris - room with Gourmet Bar in pinkFauchon L´Hôtel Paris - room with Gourmet Bar in pink
  • Fauchon L´Hôtel Paris - one of the roomsFauchon L´Hôtel Paris - one of the rooms
  • Fauchon L´Hôtel Paris - the Gourmet Bar interiorFauchon L´Hôtel Paris - the Gourmet Bar interior
  • Fauchon L´Hôtel Paris - the exteriorFauchon L´Hôtel Paris - the exterior
  • Fauchon L´Hôtel Paris - Grand Café FAUCHONFauchon L´Hôtel Paris - Grand Café FAUCHON
  • Fauchon L´Hôtel Paris - Grand Café FAUCHONFauchon L´Hôtel Paris - Grand Café FAUCHON
  • Fauchon L´Hôtel Paris - hotel for foodiesFauchon L´Hôtel Paris - hotel for foodies
  • Fauchon L´Hôtel Paris - the interiorFauchon L´Hôtel Paris - the interior
  • Fauchon L´Hôtel Paris - The libraryFauchon L´Hôtel Paris - The library

Every foodie who has ever been to Paris knows the Parisian confectioners Fauchon, they’re best known for their delicious and beautifully crafted desserts and pastries. Their ‘Maison de gourmets’ has been around since 1889 and on the first of September this year they launched their first hotel in Paris, member of the Leading Hotels of the World and located at Boulevard Malesherbes. The motto of this 5-star hotel is ‘Fauchon Glamour’ or in short G.L.A.M. In which the ‘G’ stands for Gourmandise (Glam’Hours and even a Bar Gourmet in the room) and the ‘L’ stands for Location, in the center of Paris, a historical building, near theaters and le quartier Saint-Honoré and la place Vendome for shopping.  The ‘A’ stands for Attentions, great service and small gestures that make a difference and the ‘M’ stands for Mesdames, delicate and subtle design with a female touch. The famed patisserie announced plans to launch a chain of 20 boutique hotels. The brand plans to expand their hospitality into other locations across Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas.

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EcoGarden | Connect with nature

18-9-2018

  • EcoGarden by EcobloomEcoGarden by Ecobloom
  • EcoGarden by EcobloomEcoGarden by Ecobloom
  • EcoGarden by EcobloomEcoGarden by Ecobloom
  • EcoGarden by EcobloomEcoGarden by Ecobloom
  • EcoGarden by EcobloomEcoGarden by Ecobloom
  • EcoGarden by EcobloomEcoGarden by Ecobloom

Nowadays, we spend about 90% of our time indoors even though we know that being close to nature is good for our mental and physical health. That is why the team of Ecobloom tried to find funding for their smart and interactive ecosystem, EcoGarden. Based on the ancient, unique growing method known as ‘Aquaponics’, which uses fish waste as the nutrient source for the plants. The plants naturally filter the water, which is circulated back into the aquarium. Within a week, the full 100% funding for the Ecogarden of Ecobloom at Kickstarter has been reached.

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Trends we spotted | Week 37

14-9-2018

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At hospitalitytrends.eu we spot many national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write about, the smaller trends we use in our weekly column ‘Trends we spotted this week’.

This week, amongst others about the new Abba restaurant in London, Mamma Mia! The Party and Starbucks introduced a new drink ‘the Cordusio’ in honour of the opening of Starbucks Reserve Rostary Milan at plaza Cordusio! And a link to a video in which the Subway CEO offers a peek into the future of their stores, also a link to an amusing article with the title: sobbing in the Starbucks. And a link to the New York Oyster Week from 13 September till the 29th, with a Dutch touch!

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