Trends we spotted | Week 24
At Horecatrends we spot a lot of national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write articles about, the smaller trends we use in our column ‘Trends we spotted this week’. This week amongst others a Titanic themed hotel in Belfast and a pop-up with a peculiar name: ‘The Restaurant of Order Mistakes’.
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DeDAKKAS | green hospitality concept strats with crowdfunding!
Saturday the 10th of June DeDAKKAS started a crowdfunding campaign in order to realize their project, a green hospitality concept on top of parking garage ‘de Kamp’ in the city centre of Haarlem. According to the initiators the concept, situated in urban area of Haarlem, will be unique and approachable. A place to relax, with a great view over the city centre while enjoying pure food and drinks. Besides the hospitality greenhouse there will also be a rooftop terrace and a city park to create a social, green and sustainable surrounding.
Zip line off the Eiffel tower
Only for all daredevils amongst us: zip lining of the Eiffel tower whilst reaching a speed of 90 kilometers per hour. The 800 metres long zip line trip takes less than a minute, you’re done before you know. The idea of this pop-up zip line comes from Perrier that sponsors Roland Garros, one of the four Grand Slams in tennis.
THE BUTCHER Social Club
THE BUTCHER Social Club, located in the A’DAM tower is a 24h-juncture of great food, new music, edgy creativity, metropolitan lifestyle, and urban design. The A’DAM tower is one of the seven concepts with a 24-hour liquor license in Amsterdam. THE BUTCHER Social Club is a full-service playground for urbanites, open from 8 AM until far after midnight and all around-the-clock on Friday and Saturday.
The Wonderland Bar | Experience fantasy cocktails
The Wonderland Bar is the new exciting immersive destination bar in London. It’s the place which truly brings Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to life. Are you a real Alice in Wonderland fan and would you like to experience her adventures? Than this bar is a must-visit. The bar is part of Alice’s Adventurous Underground. A theater show that let you experience Alice’s adventures.
Food Festivals | 10 Dutch food festivals that are specialized in one product
Spring has arrived so let’s take a moment to look at this year’s upcoming food / drink festivals. Enjoying food, drinks, music together with friends whilst enjoying the nice weather. Because it’s a bit too much to make a list of 200 festivals this summer, we decided to make a list of 10 Dutch food festivals that are specialized in one product.
Ramada Apollo Amsterdam Centre | Sleep in a transparent air-bubble
After last year’s ice-skating area and the curling sheet on the rooftop of the hotel this winter, Floor17 will organize something special again this spring: sleeping in a transparent air-bubble. From the 12th of May till the 10th of June you it’s possible to sleep under the stars on Floor17’s 85 meters high rooftop. The special hotel room is designed by popular online design brand MADE.com. It’s not only going to be a super romantic stay, but also a very stylish one.
Van Wonderen Stroopwafels | Most enjoyable stroopwafel shop in the Netherlands
A new stroopwafel shop will open soon at the Kalverstraat in Amsterdam. A stroopwafel is a typical Dutch sweet made out of two thin layered waffles with a caramel-like syrup filling in the middle. It’s not one of the stroopwafel shops we often spot in city centers. Van Wonderen Stroopwafels is going to be a ‘sweet’ paradise that, besides stroopwafels in different sizes and flavors, also is going to sell coffee and chocolate. The exact opening date is unknown but it’s definitely going to be a great one. The photos do speak for themselves.
Subway’s Facebook Messenger ordering bot | Launched in the United States
Last week, Subway launched a bot for Facebook Messenger that allows guests to order sandwiches and salads from more than 26,500 Subway restaurants in the U.S. The first-of-its-kind sandwich ordering bot was announced at the F8 Facebook Developer Conference with Agilitee, one of Subway’s digital partners, and is the latest innovation from Subway® Digital. Guests can use Subway’s Facebook Messenger ordering bot to order a sandwich or salad, customize it with their favorite bread; cheese; vegetables; and sauce, to pay on any device that supports Messenger. The bot is the latest addition to the brand’s mobile order systems that includes web ordering and app ordering.
Restaurant Tante Kee | Reopened after a three months renovation
On the 1st of April, Restaurant Tante Kee (aunt Kee) at the Kaag Island in the West of the Netherlands reopened after a three months renovation. Restaurant owners Kim Edwards and Raymond Reeb renewed the restaurant, the terrace, the logo and corporate identity completely. The New chef Bobby Rust and Raymond Reeb have already composed their first menu together. During the renovation social media platforms were used to keep all their guests and those interested informed about new developments.