Inspiration from 2018 | Robots

29-7-2019

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In the Netherlands restaurants, hotels and bars face a big shortage of staff!  Many hospitality entrepreneurs will sometimes miss a robot in service! We wonder when we will see robots in the Dutch hospitality industry?

YOTEL, the affordable luxury hotel brand, announces their new hire in their Boston hotel, YO2D2. The Seaport hotel is known for its of-the-moment technology offerings which include super-fast (and free) WiFi, self-service check-in via mobile app and sleek cabins with SmartBeds™ and Technowalls. With this latest tech enhancement, guests can look forward to receiving amenities from and taking selfies with YOTEL’s newest crew member, YO2D2.

Would you like to eat in a robot-run restaurant? Or would you prefer a restaurant in which the waiter is being helped by a robot that helps them carry your food? Bear Robotics is designed not to replace human waiters but to act as an assistant. Korean restaurant Kang Nam Tofu House in Milpitas, California is the first to try out Bear Robotics.

Spyce is a Boston-based restaurant, founded by MIT graduates and backed by Michelin-starred chef Daniel Boulud. At Spyce, robots produce healthy fast food at affordable prices. At the newly-opened establishment all bowls start at USD 7.50, the prices are lower than at similar restaurants as robots save on human labor expenses and the robots work fast! The robots prepare your meal in 2 minutes and as you can watch in the video underneath the article, they even clean up their own mess!

Starbucks Now | Starbucks unveiled their express retail store experience in Beijing

25-7-2019

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Starbucks recently opened its first Starbucks Now™ store – an innovative, express retail experience that seamlessly integrates Starbucks physical and digital customer touchpoints. Combining the signature Starbucks café environment with Mobile Order & Pay and Starbucks Delivers™ customer experiences, this streamlined experience allows customers and delivery riders to conveniently get their favorite beverages and food at Starbucks.

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Horecatrends | Tips for Culinary videos worth watching – week 28

18-7-2019

YouTube has been a source of inspiration for spotting trends the past few years. Every day, thousands of movies are uploaded with new and interesting content. We too sometimes use videos as a source of inspiration to write about. With this week again a selection of 3 videos which our colleague Manual Imanse thinks are worth watching.

This week links about why lobster is so expensive and top chefs who answer questions from the audience. I also found an interesting video with 10 completely different ways sushi can be prepared and served. About some we already wrote articles but still very interesting to watch!

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Horecatrends | Tips for Culinary videos worth watching – week 28

12-7-2019

YouTube has been a source of inspiration for spotting trends the past few years. Every day, thousands of movies are uploaded with new and interesting content. We too sometimes use videos as a source of inspiration to write about. With this week again a selection of 3 videos which our colleague Manual Imanse  thinks are worth watching.

This week links to videos about ‘What coffee looks like around the world and why menuca honey from New Zealand is so expensive. And since the beginning of July, amusement park Walibi Holland has a new attraction: the Untamed.

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Trading spaces | Two chefs from the Netherlands and Bali, exchange their restaurants

12-4-2019

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From the 23th till the 26th of May, two different teams of chefs will exchange from both restaurant and life. Restaurant Locavore (Ubud, Bali) and RIJKS (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) rise to the challenge of participating in the largest cross-border chef event. They let know that they are ready to push the boundaries and are willing to stimulate creativity and offer guests even more unique experiences. lees verder

Roca Recicla | Turning empty glass bottles of daily service into creative tableware pieces

9-4-2019

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Restaurant El Celler de Can Roca in Girona (Spain) has been awarded two times ‘World’s Best Restaurant’ (2013 & 2015) and has 3 Michelin stars since 2009. On yearly base, 22.500 bottles of wines are being opened in this restaurant. In fact, their cellar treasures more than 40.000 bottles. Unfortunately, most of the bottles end up in the garbage at the end of the night and therefore, the Roca Brothers’ team decided to transform the empty glass bottles of daily service into creative tableware pieces through Roca Recicla. Although introduces last year we love the initiative and we have a similar initiative in the Netherlands, Rebottled. Rebottled also believes that upcycling is the new recycling. They extend the lifespan of wine bottles by making drinking glasses at a workplace of the Salvation Army in Utrecht, The Netherlands. lees verder

The Distillers Academy | Masterclass or cocktail experience in Schiedam

14-3-2019

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From Black Nazareth to hot and happening Distillers District: you can find these in Schiedam, the core of the distillery world. With the new opening of the Distillers Academy in Schiedam, a unique concept was born next in the shadow of Rotterdam. It’s the one place where fans can turn into experts. During the Masterclass you are taught about the special distillery process and you are introduced to the art of making cocktails during the Cocktail Experience. The Academy is located in De Palmboom mill, one of the giant mills in Schiedam that was built for distilleries. The experiences can exclusively be booked for groups and consumers on the set dates. lees verder

Trends we spotted | Week 10

8-3-2019

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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, among other links to articles about the ‘Bar of Yes’ in London en IHOP (International House of Pancakes) created some fakenews with their IHOb rebranding! And KLM (our Royal Dutch Airline) is offering ‘Take-off tips’ through holographic travel kiosks.

We know that there are stunning hotel suites all over the world, but this suite in Las Vegas beats a lot! This suite at the Palms Casino resorts is decorated by the artist Damien Hirst.  And a list of 10 great Escape Rooms from around the world with the rooms of ‘Sherlocked’ in Amsterdam on it!

We also spotted a Japanese Café that has robots as staff that are controlled by disabled people. And in the USA joins Pizza Hut forces with FedEx to explore the FedEx SameDay Bot for delivery.

Also: IKEA created an air purifying curtain, the GUNRID and KFC is crowdfunding its next marketing gimmick!    lees verder

Cheeseburger Dumplings | 2019, the year of the crossovers?

8-2-2019

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Leonie van Spronsen, lives and works in New York and enjoys new concepts that she spots in the hospitality industry. In this blog she argues for more crossovers in the hospitality industry and gives an example, the cheeseburger dumplings created by Mimi Chengs & Emily. In addition, she thinks that hospitality entrepreneurs should contact friends from within the industry to see what they could create together. Might be a great opportunity to generate more publicity and buzz for your business! She loves to hear (and taste) what you’ve created! lees verder

Jutter Speijs | The unmanned shop-in-shop solution for the hospitality industry

8-2-2019

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Should the minibar belong to the past? It does according to Jutter Speijs. Jutter Speijs offers an unique “Food Market”-retail concept for hotels. The unmanned food markets of the company can be placed in the lobby of a hotel and the guests can decide themselves what they will take up to their room, which makes the minibar unnecessary. Jutter Speijs is already active in several hotels in the Netherlands and hopes to expand locally and abroad this year. lees verder

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