Trends we spotted | Week 26

1-7-2022

  • Trends we spotted afbeelding
  • Summercamp in the app of McDonald'sSummercamp in the app of McDonald's
  • The Orient Express is back on track - cc Xavier AntoinetThe Orient Express is back on track - credits Xavier Antoinet
  • Hard Rock International presents Elton John with check for Elton John AIDS Foundation at London Hard Rock Cafe. Photo Credit: BEN GIBSON PHOTOHard Rock International presents Elton John with check for Elton John AIDS Foundation at London Hard Rock Cafe. - Credits: Ben Gibson Photo
  • 'Jack & Coke' a can of Jack Daniels and Coca-Cola'Jack & Coke' a can of Jack Daniels and Coca-Cola

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 amongst others ‘Jack & Coke’, a ready-to-drink pre-mixed cocktail option and Two Bit Circus from Los Angeles has ‘Story Rooms’ instead of ‘Escape Rooms’.

This July, McDonald’s USA will offer a first-of-its-kind virtual summer camp experience for fans in their app. And Airbnb is on the hunt for the world’s craziest spaces and will help foot the bill to build them. Their $10,000,000 OMG! Fund is looking for 100 great ideas!

The legend Orient Express is back on track. The Accor Group announced that they expect the train to be back in business in time for the Olympic Games in France in 2024. And Elton John gifts Hard Rock International his one-of-a-kind Gucci suit! And receives a donation of $100,000 to The Elton John AIDS Foundation.

In a world’s first Air New Zealand has introduced ‘sleep pods’ for economy class passengers to rest for four hours at a time. And opening a Crypto restaurant isn’t always easy, especially not in a crypto crash!

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Project ‘Ingelijst’ expresses gratitude to the hospitality industry in Rotterdam

21-6-2022

  • Project Ingelijst van biermerk Vedett - illustrator Libra TelakoProject Ingelijst van biermerk Vedett - illustrator Libra Telako
  • Project Ingelijst van biermerk Vedett - illustrator Libra TelakoProject Ingelijst van biermerk Vedett - illustrator Libra Telako
  • Project Ingelijst van biermerk Vedett - illustrator Libra TelakoProject Ingelijst van biermerk Vedett - illustrator Libra Telako
  • Project Ingelijst van biermerk Vedett - illustrator Libra TelakoProject Ingelijst van biermerk Vedett - illustrator Libra Telako

Nine striking heads adorn beer bottles and pub walls. According to the beer brand Vedett, it is often the staff that makes the difference. That smile you get for free with your beer, the listening ear behind the bar and the good conversations between orders. After years of lockdowns and uncertainty, it is important to thank these indispensable people. Because they are here again. Because they exist. And because they make every day just that little bit better. Project ‘Ingelijst’ (Framed) is the name of a creative project that started last year in Utrecht and was created especially to put hospitality workers in the spotlight after the corona crisis. In collaboration with the beer brand Vedett, young illustrator Libra Telako immortalized nine people in Utrecht and now nine giants in the  hospitality industry in Rotterdam with her colourful and striking style.

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Trends we spotted | Week 22

3-6-2022

  • Trends we spotted afbeelding
  • Chipotle Pride BurritoChipotle Pride Burrito
  • Zackby's Fried PicklesZackby's Fried Pickles
  • Vitam en Fooditis strijden tegen CO2Vitam en Fooditis strijden tegen CO2
  • The Filipino Santa Ana GinThe Filipino Santa Ana Gin
  • MijentaMijenta

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 amongst others the sunscreen swap with the new suncare brand Project Reef at the Four Seasons Resort Maui for World Oceans Day. And would you like to try a pizza with Pepsi Cola infused Pepperoni or as they call it, the Pepsi-Roni Pizza.

Inspiration for pastry chefs: from the pastry chef at the Venetian Resort in Las Vegas, Chambord Foam will be served at their new dessert action station. And from our favorite pastry chef Dominique Ansel, his delicious looking Around The World collection.

Chipotle kicks off pride month with ‘Always Real’ actions for the LGBTQIA+ community, inspiration for other restaurants during their cities pride? And we once tasted Fried Pickles, we loved it so if we lived in the USA we would visit Zaxby’s, the premium quick-service restaurant that has added it to their menu.

Nobu Hospitality continues strategic European expansion with the announcement of Nobu Hotel Madrid, again in a long-term agreement with Millenium Hospitality Real Estate SOCIMI (“MHRE”).

Two new drinks on the Dutch market: the Filipino Santa Ana Gin which is imported by André Kerstens in The Hague and a slow tequila: Mijenta Tequila Blanco and Mijenta Tequila Reposado!

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Mama Gaia Academy | First online hospitality academy with a plant-based focus

2-6-2022

  • Mama Gaia Academy - credits Boris HristovMama Gaia Academy - credits Boris Hristov

The unique Mama Gaia Academy recently launched, this academy prepares participants for a job in the hospitality industry for free and in just six weeks. This way, the academy wants to tackle the staff shortage in the hospitality industry. In a short online training course, people with little or no experience are trained for a job in the kitchen or operations. The English-language programme is easily accessible and participants can watch short informative videos on their smartphones at any time of day. In order to accelerate the transition to more plant-based options in the hospitality industry, vegan cuisine is central to all modules. The Academy was set up by the founder of social enterprise Dopper, known for the refillable water bottle that reduces the use of single-use plastic. The course is made possible by among others Gulpener.

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Sushi in all shapes and sizes

31-5-2022

  • 3D geprinte sushi van Singularity in Tokyo3D geprinte sushi van Singularity in Tokyo
  • 3D geprinte sushi van Singularity in Tokyo3D geprinte sushi van Singularity in Tokyo
  • Close up of a Crushi crunchy sushi snackClose up of a Crushi crunchy sushi snack
  • Close up of a Crushi crunchy sushi snackClose up of a Crushi crunchy sushi snack

Sushi, by now a product eaten with some regularity by young and old people. Everyone has at least one type of sushi that they like. There are now countless restaurants where you can eat sushi, in all shapes, sizes and formats. We did some research on the most original ideas for sushi!

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A list of special food bikes and food tricycles

2-5-2022

  • coffee tricycle by Bar Companycoffee tricycle by Bar Company
  • De smoothie bike by Bar CompanyDe smoothie bike by Bar Company
  • the churros tricycle of Ideas Boxthe churros tricycle of Ideas Box
  • The Dutch cocktailfiets by Niels Den BoogertThe Dutch cocktailfiets by Niels Den Boogert
  • The Dutch cocktailfiets by Niels Den BoogertThe Dutch cocktailfiets by Niels Den Boogert
  • The Dutch 'oesterfiets' or oysterbikeThe Dutch 'oesterfiets' or oysterbike
  • The Dutch 'oesterfiets' or oysterbikeThe Dutch 'oesterfiets' or oysterbike
  • The Dutch Pizzafiets by the koffiefietsThe Dutch Pizzafiets by the koffiefiets
  • The Dutch Pizzafiets by the koffiefietsThe Dutch Pizzafiets by the koffiefiets
  • The food bike by Bar CompanyThe food bike by Bar Company

In the Netherlands we cycle a lot and who is not familiar with the bike from which ice cream is sold? Or a coffee bike in a hiking area? But there are many more bicycles from which oysters, cocktails, fries, smoothies, cotton candy, cheese, churros and pizzas are sold. There are a number of professional food bike rental companies, but we also know a number of enthusiastic one-man businesses such as the ‘Oyster bike’ of Jolijn Géboers in Amsterdam and the ‘Cocktail bike’ of Niels den Boogert. With the summer approaching, a list of ‘food bikes’ and ‘food tricycles’! Maybe time for a small-scale food bike / food tricycles festival instead of a food truck festival? And then a joint work-out from the Bakfiets Gym afterwards!

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Trends we spotted | Week 16

22-4-2022

  • Trends we spottedTrends we spotted
  • Mexican Pizza at Taco BellMexican Pizza at Taco Bell

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 amongst others a blog by Deliverect about how environmental friendly take-out and delivery options are important for guests’ ordering decisions. And inspiration for sustainable building: the wooden Rocket&Tigeli building will stand 328 feet tall when it is completed in 2026.

Valpas is a Finnish startup that helps dozens of luxury hotels combat bedbugs in an unlikely way. And Space tourism company Space Perspective has revealed the interior design for its lounge-style travel capsule, which will be hauled into the stratosphere by a giant balloon.

Saudi Arabia has unveiled plans for its first-ever all-year-round ski resort — a futuristic, luxury super-project ensconced in the mountains of the desert kingdom which will be 33 times the size of New York City. And Emirates Airlines will launch NFT’s and experiences in the Metaverse.

We spotted a Starbucks all-you-can-eat buffet at the Starbucks Reserve Ginza Marronnier-dori store in Japan. And we never heard of the Taco Bell’s Mexican Pizza but it makes its long-awaited return in May!

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Trends we spotted | Week 15

15-4-2022

  • Trends we spotted
  • Canopy by Hilton Cannes RooftopCanopy by Hilton Cannes Rooftop
  • Nahkauf BOX by REWE in PettstadtNahkauf BOX by REWE in Pettstadt
  • Cookright coffee by Miso RoboticsCookright coffee by Miso Robotics
  • Fotocredit: KAVB/VidiPhotoTulpen mozaïek bij Kasteel Terworm -credit: KAVB/VidiPhoto
  • terrassen festival Almere -VidiPhototerrassen festival Almere -VidiPhoto

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 amongst others the CookRight Coffee product line, the coffee robot that Miso Robotics is testing at stores of Panera. And the mobil ordering platform for the food industry Choco connects restaurant kitchens directly with suppliers to more easily order and manage their inventory.

Here in the Netherlands the world horticultural exhibition Floriade Expo 2022 opened and it’s located near the city of Almere where you will be able to enjoy a terraces festival. And in the south a tulip mosaic of a wine bottle and wine glass is in full bloom at the gardens of Terworm Castle.

The supermarket chain REWE’s in Germany brings with their unmanned concept ‘nahkauf BOX’ or ‘walk in store’ fresh groceries to rural Germany. And Walt Disney World in Florida earmarks 80 acres for new affordable housing development for staff and the general public.

Accor is enhancing it loyalty program All-Accor live limitless with a new range of experiences in partnership with Fever, the leading global live-entertainment discovery platform. And Hilton’s lifestyle category hotels pipeline is expected to more than double over the next decade.

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Trends we spotted | Week 12

29-3-2022

  • trends we spotted this week
  • Starbucks x Volvo Charging StationStarbucks x Volvo Charging Station

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 amongst others the Bjarke Ingels Group, they unveiled a treetop hotel room in Sweden covered with 350 bird houses. And the 25hours Hotels introduce a 4-day working week in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Some openings: The Big Mamma Group will open Giorgia Trattoria in Munich this summer and today (March 28) the fourth Gucci Osteria will open in Seoul. In Berlin the new Café Camaleon opened, it’s an all-day casual dining concept at the Casa Camper Berlin. Camper is a famous shoe concept from Spain.

Come 2025, the way Parisians commute will change with the launch of Câble 1, Paris‘ first urban cable car. The new 4.5-kilometer line will connect suburbs in the city’s southeast to the Metro system. And a link to great images of the high-end breakfast all day concept in Berlin: Frühstück 3000.

Starbucks and Volvo will build an EV charging network from the Colorado Rockies to their Support Center in Seattle. And Portland in Oregon will get the first sports bar dedicated to women’s games: The Sports Bra.

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Summer bonus for the staff at Fletcher Hotels

15-3-2022

  • Fletcher HotelsFletcher Hotels

Fletcher Hotels foresees a great and therefore extremely busy year in 2022 and reserves 3.5 million as bonus for its hotel staff. “Both the spring and summer period will be very busy in the hotels and restaurants. It is important that we retain our people. Therefore, everyone who is employed after the summer will receive a summer bonus”. In addition, with their internal temping agency, the so-called FletcherGIG, they are committed to retaining staff by paying them more and offering them greater flexibility.

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