Refreshing summer cocktails | Taste the sun with ‘The Mocktail Club’

23-5-2024

  • The Mocktail Club - credits Buro BonitoThe Mocktail Club - credits Buro Bonito
  • The Mocktail Club - credits Buro BonitoThe Mocktail Club - credits Buro Bonito
  • The Mocktail Club - credits Buro BonitoThe Mocktail Club - credits Buro Bonito
  • The Mocktail Club - credits Buro BonitoThe Mocktail Club - credits Buro Bonito
  • The Mocktail Club - credits Buro BonitoThe Mocktail Club - credits Buro Bonito
  • The Mocktail Club by the sisters Kaat en Marie Claessens - credits Buro BonitoThe Mocktail Club by the sisters Kaat en Marie Claessens - credits Buro Bonito

At ‘The Mocktail Club’, the sisters Kaat and Marie Claessens are ready to take you on a journey full of delicious, non-alcoholic creations. The mocktails, with surprising combinations of fresh fruits, herbs and spices, are perfect for the warm days and warm evenings of the summer season. Join the club and celebrate life without regrets. The ready-to-use mocktails with 100% natural ingredients will get you started. Just shake, serve with ice, garnish and your favorite non-alcoholic beverage is ready in seconds.

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Pink Beach takes glamorous city beach to a new level

23-5-2024

  • Pink Beach by WONDR Experience, AmsterdamPink Beach by WONDR Experience, Amsterdam
  • Pink Beach by WONDR Experience, AmsterdamPink Beach by WONDR Experience, Amsterdam
  • Pink Beach by WONDR Experience, AmsterdamPink Beach by WONDR Experience, Amsterdam
  • Pink Beach by WONDR Experience, AmsterdamPink Beach by WONDR Experience, Amsterdam
  • Pink Beach by WONDR Experience, AmsterdamPink Beach by WONDR Experience, Amsterdam
  • Pink Beach by WONDR Experience, AmsterdamPink Beach by WONDR Experience, Amsterdam

Since May 15, Pink Beach has opened its terrace on May 15. This glamorous city beach – an initiative of WONDR Amsterdam – involves a pop-up beach bar of no less than 300m2, just one metro stop away from Amsterdam Central Station.

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Grandma McFlurry at McDonald’s USA as a sweet ode to grandmas

21-5-2024

  • Grandma McFlurry limited edition by McDonald'sGrandma McFlurry limited edition by McDonald's
  • Grandma McFlurry Pink Cup by McDonald's USAGrandma McFlurry Pink Cup by McDonald's USA

McDonald’s is the place where lifelong memories are made with grandma. From treating you to an impromptu soft serve to letting you have dessert before dinner – grandmas always know how to make you feel special. And now, it’s her turn. McDonald’s USA is inviting fans to celebrate grandma and recreate some of those cherished moments this summer by treating themselves to a Grandma McFlurry – available starting today, May 21 for a limited time.

We are highlighing special days in our weekly trendmail and thought it would be a promotion for ‘Grandma’s Day’, but it’s not. It’s a limited time Grandma McFlurry for the summer season. A special ‘Grandma’s McFlurry Mobile’ even made stops around New York City. Inspiration: a great way to open the ice cream season! Or celebrateGrandparents Day!

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Trends we spotted | Week 18

6-5-2024

  • Trends we spotted
  • P.F. Chang's lauches Fortune Cookie Flower BouquetP.F. Chang's lauches Fortune Cookie Flower Bouquet
  • Ruby Hotel in SwedenRuby Hotel in Sweden
  • UNLIMEAT Pulled Pork Wrap at Starbucks Hong KongUNLIMEAT Pulled Pork Wrap at Starbucks Hong Kong

At horecatrends.com we spot many national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write about, the other trends we use in our weekly column ‘Trends we spotted this week’. With this week links to articles about:

  • Ruby Hotels pioneers 35-hour work week in their hotels;
  • A creative way to present charcuterie, a ‘wine glass charcuterie topper’;
  • The new plant-based UNLIMEAT Pulled Pork Wrap is now available at all Starbucks locations in Hong Kong;
  • The launch of P.F. Chang’s fortune cookie flower bouquet for Mother’s Day;
  • A new way of having breakfast: teeny tiny croissant cereals.
  • Chanel International Beach Experience – created with a touch of AI by ‘My Little Saint Tropez’. We spotted more examples of these kinds of collabs last year!
  • Spotted on the Instagram of ‘Friends from Thailand travel Guide’ – Thai street food called Ka-nom Khai Nok Krata, which is Thai Fried Sweet Potato Balls. Looks delicious!
  • Last but certainly not least: an extraordinary marketing stunt by a restaurant.

Enjoy reading!

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Managing group menus with Menukiezen.nl | Convenience and flexibility first

3-5-2024

  • Managing group menus with Menukiezen.nlManaging group menus with Menukiezen.nl
  • Managing group menus with Menukiezen.nlManaging group menus with Menukiezen.nl

In the hospitality industry where efficiency and customer satisfaction are essential, the Dutch initiative Menukiezen.nl (MenuChoice) offers a tool for streamlining group menus. Their solution supports restaurants, cafés and caterers in meeting the varying expectations of large groups of guests. Restaurant supply the link with the guest so they can share it with the group of people they invited. For example, a number of restaurants now have 3 to 4 fixed menus in the system. The person organizing the dinner chooses the menu and shares the link with his or her guests. For the restaurant, it’s just the push of a button. It’s similar to a date picker but for menu choices!

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Conscious Hotels opens boutique hotel in former pop temple Tivoli in Utrecht

3-5-2024

  • Next year the Conscious Hotels opens on the Oude Gracht 245 in UtrechtNext year the Conscious Hotels opens on the Oude Gracht 245 in Utrecht
  • Next year the Conscious Hotels opens on the Oude Gracht 245 in UtrechtNext year the Conscious Hotels opens on the Oude Gracht 245 in Utrecht
  • Next year the Conscious Hotels opens on the Oude Gracht 245 in UtrechtNext year the Conscious Hotels opens on the Oude Gracht 245 in Utrecht

Sustainable hotel group Conscious Hotels will open their first hotel outside Amsterdam in the spring of 2025. The monumental building in Utrecht will be preserved according to Conscious Hotels’ philosophy, but with an eye for the special historical characteristics. This expansion is their next step in achieving 2,500 rooms in Europe by 2030.

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Champions of Change 2024 winners by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants

30-4-2024

  • Caroline Caporossi and Jessica Rosval - RootsCaroline Caporossi and Jessica Rosval - Roots
  • João Diamante - Diamantes Na CozinhaJoão Diamante - Diamantes Na Cozinha
  • João Diamante, Caroline Caporossi and Jessica Rosval - RootsJoão Diamante, Caroline Caporossi and Jessica Rosval - Roots
  • World 50 Best 2024 LogoWorld 50 Best 2024 Logo

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants recently announced that João Diamante, founder of Diamantes Na Cozinha in Rio de Janeiro and the duo Caroline Caporossi and Jessica Rosval behind Roots in Modena, are their Champions of Change winners 2024.

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You Tip, We Tip | Domino’s is tipping customers who tip their delivery drivers

30-4-2024

  • Dominos You Tip We Tip on mobileDominos You Tip We Tip on mobile

Domino’s Pizza Inc. now the largest pizza company in the world, known for its value innovation, is launching ‘You Tip, We Tip’ – a promotion that tips customers who tip their delivery drivers, since April 29. Domino’s is the first quick-service restaurant to tip customers for tipping their delivery drivers.

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Trends we spotted | Week 17

29-4-2024

  • Trends we spotted
  • House of Inclusion met o.a.De Verspillingsfabriek en Sign Language Coffee BarHouse of Inclusion met o.a.De Verspillingsfabriek en Sign Language Coffee Bar
  • ibis London Sutton Point Hotelibis London Sutton Point Hotel
  • NH Collection Dubai The Palm Exterior - Dillip Rajakarier CEO Minor HotelsNH Collection Dubai The Palm Exterior - Dillip Rajakarier CEO Minor Hotels
  • Nonius Mobile Web AppNonius Mobile Web App

At horecatrends.com we spot many national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write about, the other trends we use in our weekly column ‘Trends we spotted this week’. With this week links to articles about:

  • Minor Hotels unifies global corporate identity with NH Hotel Group rebranded to Minor Hotels Europe & Americas.
  • Nonius Mobile is offering a seamless guest journey from pre-stay to post-stay, now also as web app experience.
  • This year, ibis, celebrates its 50th anniversary. Ibis was established in 1974 on three core promises: affordability, innovation and quality. They now have 2,500 locations in 79 countries!
  • Original Bored Ape-themed restaurant Bored & Hungry in Long Beach, California has closed. More NFT ventures have either closed or scaled down.
  • Authentically Britalian café Britaly is opening May 8 in London, and to indicate what will be served, their bio on Instagram says: Serving carbonara with cream since 2024’.
  • There is a new drink on the block: NON. Verjus as base and a variety of fruits and vegetables that may change over the seasons.
  • Jumping into a dive pool from the top of a 5 meter climb wall is a thrill. #AquaClimb!
  • Rotterdam gets a Bentō Café! We’re very curious, there isn’t much information yet.

Enjoy reading!

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Lazzarella delivers authentic, sustainable Neapolitan pizza bases to the hospitality industry

26-4-2024

  • Lazzarella pizzabodem voor de horecaLazzarella pizzabodem voor de horeca
  • Lazzarella pizzabodem voor de horecaLazzarella pizzabodem voor de horeca
  • Lazzarella pizzabodem voor de horecaLazzarella pizzabodem voor de horeca
  • Lazzarella pizzabodem voor de horecaLazzarella pizzabodem voor de horeca

According to the owners of Lazzarella, the pizzas served in the Dutch hospitality industry are often not fresh, not authentic Italian and not always tasty. Lazzarella’s ready-made pizza solution allows restaurants to serve Authentic Neapolitan pizzas with minimal effort.

Although they currently only are made in Naples, the pizza will soon be produced at their pizzeria in Erp. The dough is prepared with fresh ingredients from Italy, stretched by hand and baked 80% before being packaged. With minimal skills and time, the pizza can be easily topped and only has to bake briefly. This way, you effortlessly serve your guests the most authentic Neapolitan pizza with Lazzarella’s high-quality pizza base, all within 2 minutes.

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Santani Organic Soda | ‘Goodness in a can’

25-4-2024

  • Santani Organic Soda or as described, 'Goodness in a can'
  • Santani Organic Soda or as described, 'Goodness in a can'Santani Organic Soda or as described, 'Goodness in a can'
  • Santani Organic Soda or as described, 'Goodness in a can'Santani Organic Soda or as described, 'Goodness in a can'
  • Santani Organic Soda or as described, 'Goodness in a can'Santani Organic Soda or as described, 'Goodness in a can'

Santani, the next-gen Organic Soda brand from Amsterdam, is on a mission to transform the soft drink industry by offering a healthier, more sustainable and tastier alternative. With 100% organic ingredients and the Skal label is Santani Organic Soda the choice for those looking for flavour, health and sustainability.

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LaundroMatch | Heineken transforms laundromats into 24-hour sports bars

25-4-2024

  • Heineken LaundroMatch at a WashEnjoy laundromat - credits PRNewsfoto HERD MSLHeineken LaundroMatch at a WashEnjoy laundromat - credits PRNewsfoto HERD MSL

Last week, Heineken® turned 24-hour laundromats into all-night sports bars so that Korea’s most dedicated football fans could tune in to watch the UEFA Champions League. Inspired by the fact that Asia is home to some of the world’s most ”hardcore” football fans – so devoted, they’ll wake up at 3am or 4am to watch UEFA Champions League games live – Heineken® wanted to provide a location for fans to watch UEFA Champions League matches. When most bars are closed and watching alone at home is the only other option, Heineken® created ‘LaundroMatch’.

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Earth Day 2024 | List of 6 green hotels in the Benelux

22-4-2024

  • Hotel Jakarta - sustainable hotel in AmsterdamHotel Jakarta - sustainable hotel in Amsterdam
  • Interior restaurant LIZZ in the Weeshuis GoudaInterior restaurant LIZZ in the Weeshuis Gouda
  • Mövenpick AmsterdamMövenpick Amsterdam
  • Novotel Schiphol AmsterdamNovotel Schiphol Amsterdam
  • Radisson Grand Place BrusselRadisson Grand Place Brussel
  • Weeshuis GoudaWeeshuis Gouda
  • Conscious HotelsConscious Hotels
  • Hotel FRANQ in Antwerp - credits Studio Aline Friant HosteHotel FRANQ in Antwerp - credits Studio Aline Friant Hoste

It’s Earth Day and the world is becoming increasingly aware of climate change and sustainability challenges. Large-scale research by hotel group Accor** shows that one in five travelers from Northern Europe would be willing to pay more for a holiday if the tour operator offering the holiday was arguably green or CO2 neutral. How lucky are we that both the Netherlands and Belgium have many sustainable hotels. Below are some green gems where you absolutely don’t have to compromise on luxury or comfort and where sustainable initiatives are taken all year round. Fortunately, there are more and more of these too!

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Trends we spotted | Week 16

22-4-2024

  • Trends we spotted
  • Armin Vahabian, owner of Fatt Phill's, is listed in the Forbes 30 Under 30 EuropeFatt Phill's celebrations
  • Disneyland Paris will become Disney Adventure WorldDisneyland Paris will become Disney Adventure World
  • Blue Welness by Fletcher bestaat 5 jaarBlue Welness by Fletcher bestaat 5 jaar
  • Benefit diner at restaurant Eden for Make a Memory - chef Herman CooijmansBenefit diner at restaurant Eden for Make a Memory - chef Herman Cooijmans
  • Armin Vahabian, owner of Fatt Phill's, is listed in the Forbes 30 Under 30 EuropeArmin Vahabian, owner of Fatt Phill's, is listed in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe
  • With US brand Bodega, Heineken launched 'The Boring Phone' - created by Human Mobile DevicesWith US brand Bodega, Heineken launched 'The Boring Phone' - created by Human Mobile Devices
  • Paris Saint Germain & Paris Baguette in commercial Let's ParisParis Saint Germain & Paris Baguette in commercial Let's Paris

At horecatrends.com we spot many national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write about, the other trends we use in our weekly column ‘Trends we spotted this week’. With this week links to articles about:

  • A benefit dinner for ‘Make a Memory’ at Michelin star restaurant EDEN in Valkenswaard, in the south of the Netherlands, on Wednesday May 22nd.
  • Blue Wellness Resorts reaches 5-year milestone. They celebrate this with various offers, also in combination with Fletcher Hotels.
  • Fat Phill’s is offering 16 people free burgers for a year for their 5-year anniversary. One person per establishment will stand a chance, read how. The owner, Armin Vahabian, is listed in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe.
  • Heineken is the official main sponsor for the 10th edition of SAIL 2025.
  • During the Milan Design Week, in collaboration with US brand Bodega, Heineken launched ‘The Boring Phone’. Created by Human Mobile Devices. A mobile without social media!
  • Paris Baguette has launched a special ad ‘Let’s Paris’ in collaboration with a number of Paris Saint-Germain
  • Also spotted in Paris: Disco Burgers. Their burgers look tasty and different!
  • A special collaboration that we would like to see in the Netherlands too! Fato a Mano, a pizza chain in London is going to sell the Margherita Sbagliata pizza by ‘World’s Best Pizza Chef’, Franco Pepe.
  • A special wellness resort, built within a year with a lot of shared details on the Instagram account of Long Lane. An idea of Harrison Hide.
  • Also via Instagram: Espresso Martini flights and ‘smores kits at Concorde Espresso Bar in Wilmington North Carolina. Great idea for a summer terrace!
  • Walt Disney Studios in Disneyland Paris gets another name after the expansion with a new immersive area of ‘World of Frozen’: Disney Adventure World.

Enjoy reading!

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GiG Orange Anthem | The King’s Day GiG Hard Seltzer edition 2024

22-4-2024

  • GiG Orange Anthem - a special hard seltzer for King's Day in the Netherlands 1GiG Orange Anthem - a special hard seltzer for King's Day in the Netherlands 1
  • GiG Orange Anthem - a special hard seltzer for King's Day in the Netherlands 2GiG Orange Anthem - a special hard seltzer for King's Day in the Netherlands 2
  • Bob en Max Ponsen - owners of GiG Hard SeltzerBob en Max Ponsen - owners of GiG Hard Seltzer

Especially for King’s Day 2024, GiG is launching their hard seltzer ‘GiG Orange Anthem’ with a refreshing orange flavour for the ultimate King’s Day experience. Owner Bob Ponsen: “The GiG Orange Anthem is selling really fast, which is great to see. I understand that too, because the improved flavour is, if I do say so myself, even tastier now. By the way, that’s something we always hear, that our seltzers are so flavorful, really cool”.

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