Trends we spotted | Week 46

15-11-2019

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, among other a link to an article about Blend 32 Kitchen & Bar in the Hilton Groenplaats in Antwerp, Belgium. And we spotted the Ben Nevis beer by the Northern Monk Brewery, priced at £1,000 for 330ml!

Accor, the world-leading hospitality group and the Alibaba Group recently announced a strategic collaboration to develop a series of digital applications and loyalty programs to improve the consumer and traveller experience over the next five years. And did you ever taste green caviar?

Barcelona-based Glovo, one of the world’s fastest-growing on-demand delivery players, recently announced that it has acquired Poland’s largest food delivery platform, Pizza Portal. And did you already tried the Rebel Whopper at one of the Burger King locations in Europe?

And a link to an article about The “Restaurant Industry 2030” report, on which the National Restaurant Association partnered with American Express and Nestlé Professional, examined the key indicators shaping the future of the industry. And Heineken joins mayor beer companies with ditching the plastic 6-pack rings.

In Seoul, Stylenanda’s store sells makeup, clothing and accessories in a five-floor space inspired by the hotel and hospitality experience. Deliveroo launched a ‘Pickup’ service in the UK.

For Christmas inspiration we invite you to check these two articles about the ‘floating’ tree at Liberty, London and the Serra Alpina at Eataly NYC Flatiron. Nhow Amsterdam RAI will open its doors in the first quarter of 2020, this month they organized a Nhow Crew Fest!

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Zero-waste restaurant SILO | Second location opened in London

14-11-2019

  • Front of the zero-waste restaurant SILO in The White Building in London
  • Zero waste restaurant SILO in The White Building in London
  • The team behind the zero-waste restaurant SILO in London

Yesterday, Wednesday 13th November SILO, the world’s first zero-waste restaurant SILO by award-winning chef Douglas McMaster, joined CRATE Brewery, in their Hackney Wick home, The White Building. A zero-waste pioneer, Douglas’ innovative approach is threaded throughout the whole restaurant and its supply chains: from trading directly with farmers to composting any leftover scraps into compost, the continuing aim is to ‘close the loop’ in the food production process.

Back in 2014 we wrote about restaurant SILO in Brighton, back then had just opened his restaurant after being funded with crowdfunding, so it’s great to notice that the sustainable initiatives of chef Douglas McMaster pay off.

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Order-Catch | Software solution to process online food delivery orders faster and more efficient

12-11-2019

Restaurants can process online food delivery orders faster and more efficient from now on. A new system launched by Dutch start-up Order-Catch gathers all online food orders from all delivery marketplaces, including their own website, in one central overview on the computer, tablet and cash register system of the user.

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Trends we spotted | Week 45

8-11-2019

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, among other links to articles about the new Equinox Hotel in Hudson Yards in New York and Illycaffè will launch aluminium coffee capsules in 2020 in the UK.

Some news from the packaging front, we spotted Nada Grocery Store in Vancouver where you have to bring your own packaging and Nestlé’s Häagen-Dazs brand is partnering with recycling organization Terracycle on a disruptive home delivery service by the name of ‘Loop’. Together they will launch reusable packaging for delivery.

In London MontaMonta collects spent coffee grounds at cafés to creates a scrub! And we spotted an article with video in which Ercan Steakhouse smokes a whole camel!  

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Cheese conveyor belt take over | Pick & Cheese invites heavyweights of cheese

7-11-2019

  • Belt takeover at Pick & Cheese by heavyweights of cheese
  • Belt takeover at Pick & Cheese by heavyweights of cheese
  • Belt takeover at Pick & Cheese by heavyweights of cheese

Pick & Cheese, the world’s only cheese conveyor belt at Seven Dials Market, will play host to some of the biggest and best names in cheese with ‘Heavyweights of Cheese’, their new series of one-off belt takeovers. Kicking off on Wednesday 27th November with Paxton & Whitfield, the UK’s oldest cheesemonger, the series will see each guest cheesemonger take over the belt for one night only, showcasing their signature cheeses with unique condiments, hot dishes, desserts and a selection of drink pairings.

Heavyweights of Cheese will be a non-ticketed event, available on a first-come first-served basis running from 6pm till 10pm. The belt take over will be by: 27th November: Paxton & Whitfield; 29th January: La Fromagerie; 26th February: Neal’s Yard Dairy and 25th March: Mons Cheesemongers. Great collaboration!

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Dubbel Dubbel Toil and Trouble | #PumpkinRescue campaign after Halloween

7-11-2019

  • credits Maria Sokor - Dreamstime.com

15 million pumpkins were carved but not eaten last Halloween – symbolic of a systemic food waste epidemic. Toast Ale, Hubbub and Brewdog Tower Hill Outpost want to change that. The 4th of November they brewed seasonal beer that tackles seasonal food waste as part of Hubbub’s annual #PumpkinRescue campaign.

Although Halloween isn’t that big yet in the Netherlands we have a lot of pumpkins as well. We already loved the idea of Toast Ale and their initiative for the pumpkin ale, Dubbel Dubbel Toil and Trouble, is another food waste initiative we love to write about!

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BYOC | Duebest sustainable, Fair-Trade reusable cutlery

5-11-2019

  • BYOC - Duebest wants you to Bring Your Own Cutlery - sustainable & Fair-Trade
  • BYOC - Duebest wants you to Bring Your Own Cutlery - sustainable & Fair-Trade
  • BYOC - Duebest wants you to Bring Your Own Cutlery - sustainable & Fair-Trade
  • BYOC - Duebest wants you to Bring Your Own Cutlery - sustainable & Fair-Trade
  • BYOC - Duebest wants you to Bring Your Own Cutlery - sustainable & Fair-Trade

Bring Your Own Cutlery (BYOC), an idea by Duebest, a brand on a mission to end single-use plastic utensils starting with Fair-Trade reusable cutlery to launch on the crowd-funding site Kickstarter. Duebest is a new Brooklyn-based brand that starts their sustainable initiative by selling their sleekly designed fork, knife, spoon, and chopstick sets. All made from sustainably sourced teak wood and hand-crafted by Fair Trade artisans in Bali. The set comes in a compact fabric case and retails for $35. Exclusive glass straw upgrades are available for $5 more.

With a couple of days to go, you could still back their Kickstarter goal!

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The Borough Market Kitchen in London | New communal dining space

5-11-2019

  • The Borough Market Kitchen opens in The Borough Market
  • The Borough Market Kitchen opens in The Borough Market
  • The Borough Market Kitchen opens in The Borough Market

The Borough Market Kitchen will open Monday 18th November at the same day the Borough Market celebrates 21 years as a central pillar of London’s food community. The Borough Market Kitchen will be their new communal dining space, in which they will welcome over 20 food traders dedicated to cooking with the best of the market’s seasonal produce, with familiar favourites such as ‘Arabica’ and ‘Horn OK Please’ sitting alongside newcomers including ‘JUMA Kitchen’ and the all new ‘Batera pintxos bar’ from ‘Mimo London’.

So if you’re going to London in the Christmas season, you’ll have another hip place to have lunch!

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The Rooftop Winter Cinema at the Berkeley Hotel in London

4-11-2019

  • The Rooftop Winter Cinema at The Berkeley hotel
  • The Rooftop Winter Cinema at The Berkeley hotel

Overlooking the rooftops of Belgravia and Knightsbridge, and with sweeping views of Hyde Park and Winter Wonderland, The Berkeley’s rooftop garden will once again transform into a twinkling festive forest cinema. Guests will snuggle into wooden huts laden with blankets to watch Christmas classics on the big screen whilst warming up with a menu of alpine and winter favourites and flowing Laurent-Perrier champagne for a touch of extra sparkle.  Screenings of festive favourites like ‘Home Alone’ and ‘The Holiday’ at the Rooftop Winter Cinema will take place from 15th November ~ 31st December 2019. Reservations will open today, November 4.

Great idea for other hotels with rooftops in the holiday season! Even cinemas could work together with restaurants to surprise their guests with the combination of watching a great ‘holiday season’ movie while enjoying a great meal.  

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Amsterdam Noord has its own sustainable YOTEL for techsavvy travelers

4-11-2019

  • Yotel Amsterdam Cabins - credits Ashkan Mortezapour Photography
  • Yotel Amsterdam Cabins - credits Ashkan Mortezapour Photography
  • Yotel Amsterdam Cabins - credits Ashkan Mortezapour Photography

Today, Monday 4 November YOTEL, the innovative global hotel brand for smart, techsavvy travelers, will open its doors in Amsterdam Noord. Complete with an all-day dining concept, a stunning deck and a one of a kind outdoor cinema, the 202-cabin hotel offers a slick experience enhanced by clever use of technology and sustainable design at a surprisingly affordable price. The brand’s first hotel in mainland Europe, YOTEL Amsterdam Noord is at the epicentre of the up-and-coming Buiksloterham neighbourhood, built on the sunny bank of the Tolhuis Canal. Home to start-ups and creative businesses, the area is also brimming with hip bars, experimental festivals and modern architecture, making it an ideal base for modern travelers.

We wrote a couple of articles about YOTEL and this brand is expanding in a fast pace, next year they will open their first YOTELPAD, YOTEL’s name for condo, which will open in Park City (ski resort in Utah), followed by Mammoth (2021, ski resort in California) and Miami (2021). These pads will be located in city centre and resort locations.  Guests will be welcomed in private PADs which are the epitome of efficiency.

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Rooms with a spectacular view | The underwater Reefsuites on the Great Barrier Reef

1-11-2019

  • Underwater Reefsuites on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Underwater Reefsuites on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Underwater Reefsuites on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Underwater Reefsuites on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Underwater Reefsuites on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Underwater Reefsuites on the Great Barrier Reef

Cruise Whitsundays has announced the opening of Australia’s first underwater Reefsuites on the Great Barrier Reef. Guests will be able to stay overnight in one of two underwater Reefsuites from this summer. Each private Reefsuite showcases spectacular panoramic views of the reef’s marine life, including tropical fish, turtles and manta rays. Guests can choose between premium king or twin single accommodation below sea level, complete with private glass en suite. The full Reefsuite experience includes a return cruise out to the reef, all meals and beverages, a selection of marine activities and overnight accommodation.

This article is for all Dutchies dreaming about warm destinations for the holidays while it’s raining cats and dogs outside this weekend! You can now register your interest or book a room for this once-in-a-lifetime experience at cruisewhitsundays.com.

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Trends we spotted | Week 44

1-11-2019

  • trends we spotted this week

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, among other links to articles about the Michelin stars for 2020 in the USA, a list of the 14 restaurants with 3 stars. And following California, New York will also ban Foie Gras by 2022. 

A cool promotion for a ski Area! A huge ski helmet was spotted in Rotterdam, you could interactive experience the famous Austrian ski area Ischgl in wintertime here! And Stella Artois launched a ‘black lager’ for the winter season on Halloween. 

We know who’s going to design the Christmas tree of the Claridge’s hotel in London! We still think it’s a great opportunity for local designers and hotels to seek some free publicity. Most certainly if you give a party the day you will light the tree some hotels combine this with a donation to a local charity.  

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Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas is rebranding The Marker Hotel in Dublin

31-10-2019

  • Front view of the new location of Anantara hotels, Resorts & Spas in Dublin
  • the Marker Hotel in Dublin - Corner suite
  • the Marker Hotel in Dublin - rooftop bar and terrace
  • the Marker Hotel in Dublin - Spa pool

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas will make its debut in the upcoming months in Ireland with the rebranding of The Marker Hotel in Dublin, one of the Irish capital’s most modern and luxurious buildings, member of ‘Leading Hotels of the World’. The addition of the property in Dublin will represent the expansion of the luxury brand’s footprint into northwest Europe for the first time.

The Marker Hotel in Dublin is set to become the Anantara Hotels, Resorts and Spas brand’s first urban hotel in northern Europe.

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Starbucks Launches Bar Mixato in Shanghai | New mixology offering elevates nighttime experience

29-10-2019

  • Bar Mixato in Starbucks Reserve Roastery Shanghai
  • A Matcha Drama at Bar Mixato
  • A Nitro Coffee Martini at Bar Mixato
  • Bar Mixato in Starbucks Reserve Roastery Shanghai

Starbucks Launches Bar Mixato in the Starbucks Reserve Roastery Shanghai. New mixology offering elevates nighttime experience at China’s coffee wonderland by blending specialty coffee craftsmanship with cocktail artistry. This will further elevate the multi-sensory experience of China’s coffee wonderland, and include a novel nighttime third-place experience that will enthrall coffee lovers and bar-goers alike. Bar Mixato features a full bar menu, which includes the global debut of 11 innovative coffee- and tea-based cocktails specially created and available only at the Shanghai Roastery. Classic cocktails, Italian aperitivo, wine, draft beer and mocktails are also available, as is a thoughtfully curated selection of complementary food choices that customers can pair with their favorite cocktails. The menu will be refreshed quarterly based on the flavors of new Starbucks Reserve coffees.

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Limited edition pumpkin buns at Bun House in London for Halloween

29-10-2019

  • Limited edition pumpkin buns at Bun house in London for Halloween
  • Limited edition pumpkin buns at Bun house in London for Halloween

This autumn Bun House, the Cantonese-style steamed bun specialist, will celebrate Halloween with its new limited edition pumpkin buns. For one week only from Thursday 24th October, the spooky buns will be available at Bun House’s Chinatown home and Wembley’s Box Park.

They simply look marvelous these pumpkin buns for Halloween. Inspiration for other restaurants or bakeries!

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