Lifestyle hotel QO Amsterdam | Luxury sustainability confirmed with a “LEED Platinum” certificate

18-6-2019

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In the spring of 2018, QO opened Amsterdam: a hotel which philosophy revolves around consistent sustainable choices in design, construction and output – without compromising or negatively affecting the experience of its guests. It is this philosophy that has made the hotel one of the first hotels in Europe to receive the highest possible LEED award. This certificate distinguishes buildings that reduce their impact on the environment in an innovative way.

In this article more about what #LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and their certification is all about and why hotel @qoamsterdam has received a platinum certificate! For example they have a high-tech greenhouse on the roof, an innovative facade, a gray water system and a carpet of old fishing nets.

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Pop-up vegan ice cream shop | JuiceBrothers x Van Leeuwen

18-6-2019

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Van Leeuwen Ice Cream recently opened a pop-up vegan ice cream shop in the JuiceBrothers kiosk on the Admiraal de Ruyterweg in Amsterdam. The JuiceBrothers kiosk will be entirely devoted to vegan ice cream this summer. In addition to the Van Leeuwen ice cream, customers can still buy the JuiceBrothers’ juices.

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Trends we spotted | Week 24

14-6-2019

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 Sky High Dining at the Greenwich cable car and Novotel opens its 500th hotel worldwide in Seoul.

In Belgium a ‘Chocolate University’ opens in the city of Brugge and the world’s first guitar shaped hotel by the Hard Rock Group of Hotels will be built in Los Angeles.  

Another ‘trend’ we spotted in London: the world’s first infinity pool with a 360-degree view, we’re still wondering how to access this pool! And at the London Zoo this summer: Zoo Nights!

Click on the title if you like to read the full article. Enjoy reading!

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Intercontinental Lyon – Grand Hôtel Dieu | From hospital to luxurious hotel

11-6-2019

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The recent opening of InterContinental® Lyon – Grand Hôtel Dieu comes after an extensive four-year restoration of one of the city’s most iconic buildings, the former hospital (‘Hôtel Dieu’). The renovation of the Grand Hôtel Dieu complex is the largest private transformation of a historic monument carried out in France to date. The interior designer, Jean-Philippe Nuel focused on maintaining the original beauty and architecture of the building whilst offering a contemporary, understated luxury design which is rooted in the history of Lyon and the building itself. They have a great promotion; of course there are quite a few inhabitants of Lyon who were born in this hospital, they get a glass of champagne if they make a reservation at restaurant Epona in the week of their birthday or two cocktails in bar ‘Le Dôme’, this under the name of ‘ Born at the Grand Hôtel Dieu ‘.

Special hotel for an overnight stay during the drive to the south of France or Spain. Lyon is a beautiful city and you can eat delicious local dishes in this culinary city!

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Trends we spotted | Week 23

7-6-2019

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 Chocolate Clouds, Little Big Hotelier-programme (no not at Netflix series) but at the Holiday Inn Resorts in Southeast Asia.

 California has its first edition of the Michelin Guide! For those foodies who will visit California this summer, a must check.

 In Thailand we spotted a burnout retreat and in London one can enjoy a BBQ on a boat now! We spotted this before at a couple of places but this looks very professional!

 Every first Thursday of the month, you can enjoy a ‘Close the loop’,  ‘conscious craft’ cocktail! Based on one ingredient from the kitchen at the Bluespoon Restaurant & Bar in Amsterdam that would otherwise have ended up in the trash as ‘waste’.

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Sofitel invites guests to ‘Live The French Way’

7-6-2019

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New global brand campaign celebrates Sofitel’s French roots, offering a modern spin on design, gastronomy, arts & culture, well-being and more. As the first international luxury hotel brand to originate from France, Sofitel Hotels & Resorts is a renowned global ambassador of French style and art de vivre. In celebration of the brand’s birthplace and heritage, Sofitel is launching a new global brand campaign that reaches deeper into its French roots. Live The French Way, the campaign’s brand promise, pays homage to Sofitel’s French origin, demonstrates the eternal allure of French style, and reinforces the brand’s time-honored position as an ambassador of French art de vivre around the world.

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Trends we spotted | Week 21

24-5-2019

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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’.

With this week, among other things, links to articles about a cocktail that looks like a plant, a hotel designed on a honeycomb, a cinema on a (houseboat) and a mega pickle as a replacement for a sandwich!

Click on the title if you like to read the full article. Enjoy reading!

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Horecatrends | Tips for Culinary videos worth watching – week 21

22-5-2019

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 Vera Rauwerda thinks are worth watching.

This week videos about a group of fisher women from India, they created a small innovation in order to catch more oysters! And a video about a cathedral made of bread in Italy. Finally, a video in which they show how to make plastic from the remains of a lobster.

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Trends we spotted | Week 20

17-5-2019

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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 ‘Impossible Whopper’ and the Coffee Mellow, the last one is very Instagrammable!

The Quin Central Park by Hilton Club will host a new series, ‘The Quin Presents: MoMA’. During the time the MoMA in New York is closed the hotel offers 12 lectures about the art collection of the museum.

In Switzerland you can sleep during the movies, the new VIP bedroom at Cinema Pathé in Spreitenbach replaced the seats with comfy double beds!

Chr. Hansen launches Sweety® Y-1: The first culture in the world allowing dairy manufacturers to create naturally sweeter products while reducing added sugar.

In the USA they created ‘Town Square’, an interactive experience for senior with dementia or Alzheimer’s and in London you can visit the first Oxygen Cocktail & Aroma Experience!

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Horecatrends | Tips for Culinary videos worth watching week 20

14-5-2019

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 Micha Luksenburg thinks are worth watching.

This week video’s about the winners of the overnight stay at the Louvre Museum, eatable art at Disney and ‘the Jewel’ at Changi Airport in Singapore!

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