Trends we spotted | Week 47

28-11-2023

  • Hertog Jan Grand Prestige Vatgerijpt 2023Hertog Jan Grand Prestige Vatgerijpt 2023
  • Het Schrobbelèr KookboekHet Schrobbelèr Kookboek
  • Bear Robotics and Sodexo partner to improve healthcare operations with service robotsBear Robotics and Sodexo partner to improve healthcare operations with service robots - credits Business Wire
  • Blendid Robotic food automation platform in actionBlendid Robotic food automation platform in action
  • Mandarin Oriental hotels celebrate 'Silent Night' - image Mandarin Oriental MarrakechMandarin Oriental hotels celebrate 'Silent Night' - image Mandarin Oriental Marrakech

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 article about among others:

  • A beautiful cake; a great idea for shared dining dessert for your Christmas dinner.
  • The Christmas tree of the Pulitzer hotel in Amsterdam has been decorated by ROKSANDA.
  • We wonder when the first branch of BelChicken, a fast-growing Belgian chain, will open in the Netherlands.
  • For the seventh edition of Hertog Jan Grand Prestige Vatgerijpt, the four variants pay tribute to the shared craftsmanship behind distinctive Latin American distillates.
  • In the US, autonomous robotic kiosks powered by Blendid technology selling smoothies with Thor’s Skyr will soon open.
  • Sodexo, a global leader in quality-of-life services, is expanding its partnership with Bear Robotics to facilitate patient care.
  • Mandarin Oriental hotels are taking their wellness to the next level while promoting mindfulness, silence and a digital detox. On 13 December, they will celebrate their ‘Silent Night’.

Enjoy reading!

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ROAM & Desert Inn Pub opens at Carlton Oasis Spijkenisse

24-11-2023

  • The Desert Inn Pub at the Carlton Oasis in SpijkenisseThe Desert Inn Pub at the Carlton Oasis in Spijkenisse
  • Restaurant ROAM at the Carlton Oasis in Spijkenisse in the NetherlandsRestaurant ROAM at the Carlton Oasis in Spijkenisse in the Netherlands
  • Restaurant ROAM at the Carlton Oasis in Spijkenisse in the NetherlandsRestaurant ROAM at the Carlton Oasis in Spijkenisse in the Netherlands
  • Electric Shuffle at the Desert Inn Pub at the Carlton Oasis in SpijkenisseElectric Shuffle at the Desert Inn Pub at the Carlton Oasis in Spijkenisse

Reopening – During the grand opening of the completely renovated restaurant ROAM & Desert Inn Pub, Carlton Oasis in Spijkenisse welcomed guests and locals to a renewed hospitality experience where everyone is welcome.

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Pop-up Vogue Café on national day against violence against women

23-11-2023

  • Vogue Café on November 25th at the National Day Against Violence Against WomenVogue Café on November 25th at the National Day Against Violence Against Women

Vogue is opening Vogue Café for the first time ever in the Netherlands, in collaboration with ‘StandUp’ by L’Oreal Paris. The two are joining forces on National Day Against Violence Against Women to draw attention to street harassment. The café will open for breakfast, lunch and dinner on November 25th and will feature special performances such as a performance by spoken word artist Zaire Krieger and singer Bente.

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Maison ELLE | Trendy French life in the heart of Amsterdam

21-11-2023

  • Entrance of hotel Maison ELLE in AmsterdamEntrance of hotel Maison ELLE in Amsterdam

Located in the Anna van den Vondelstraat, in the heart of Amsterdam, the hotel Maison ELLE Amsterdam will receive its first guests mid-December. This is the second worldwide establishment of the prestigious and successful Maison ELLE and the first outside of France.

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Thai Kitchen to the World | 4-hands dinner by Chris Naylor and Keng Vichianrat

20-11-2023

  • Chefs Keng Vichaianrat & Chris Naylor - 4-hands dinner restaurant VermeerChefs Keng Vichaianrat & Chris Naylor - 4-hands dinner restaurant Vermeer

On Tuesday evening December 5th, Thailand’s top chef Keng Vichianrat and master chef Chris Naylor of Restaurant Vermeer will join forces for a Thai-Dutch dinner. It is an initiative of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Thailand and part of the three days of Thai National Day festivities. The event is part of Thai Kitchen to the World, a long-term project promoting Thai cuisine, gastronomy and ingredients worldwide.

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Trends we spotted | Week 46

20-11-2023

  • The Connaught Christmas Tree 2023The Connaught Christmas Tree 2023
  • Beekman x NESTLE - Holiday CollectionBeekman x NESTLE - Holiday Collection
  • Crocs x McDonald's shoe Line up - credits McDonald'sCrocs x McDonald's shoe Line up - credits McDonald's
  • HEINZ Pickle Ketchup launched in the USA - credits HEINZHEINZ Pickle Ketchup launched in the USA - credits HEINZ

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 among others:

  • McDonald’s X Crocs – a collaboration resulting in very special crocs.
  • ‘Ravioles du Dauphine’, the recently opened Café Chelsea, which belongs to Hotel Chelsea in NYC, decided to put this classic dish on its menu.
  • The Disney Treasure is Disney’s sixth themed cruise ship, with touches of well-known classics like ‘The Lion King’ and ‘Star Wars’ on board.
  • It’s the season of perfume commercials! Absolut and Kahlúa launched an espresso martini perfume in collaboration with Imaginary Authors, and Nestle Toll House decided to launch ‘freshly baked biscuits’-skincare products with skincare brand Beekman 1802.
  • The first location of restaurant Kernel is opening in New York next year. They will use robots to serve meat-free dishes.
  • Fletcher Hotels in the Netherlands adjusted its policy on action vouchers in consultation with the Dutch Consumers’ Association.
  • A new flavour combination from Heinz – Pickle Ketchup. Available in early 2024.
  • The Connaught hotel in Mayfair has unveiled its legendary Christmas tree, decorated this year by the British artist and sculptor Rachel Whiteread.

Enjoy reading!

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Hotel Kapellerput participates in Clean the World’s Global Hospitality Program

16-11-2023

  • Hotel Kapellerput duurzame zeepdispenserHotel Kapellerput duurzame zeepdispenser
  • Plastic Flakes - Clean the WorldPlastic Flakes - Clean the World
  • Hotel Kapellerput duurzame zeepdispenserHotel Kapellerput duurzame zeepdispenser

With a focus on recycling, waste reduction, energy efficiency and ethical sourcing, hotel Kapellerput is a beacon of eco-friendly practices. They are now participating in the Clean the World’s Global Hospitality Program. A sustainable partnership for positive change.

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Trends we spotted | Week 45

14-11-2023

  • Chef Ties van Oosten at Eatralin serves food to guests in their floating chairChef Ties van Oosten at Eatralin serves food to guests in their floating chair
  • Double Tree by Hilton Amsterdam CS works with GiveMe5Double Tree by Hilton Amsterdam CS works with GiveMe5
  • Flowerbx in the lobby of the Corinthia hotel in LondonFlowerbx in the lobby of the Corinthia hotel in London
  • Magic Pakket van Too Good To G0Magic Pakket van Too Good To G0
  • The Mocktail Club - Cheers Without TearsThe Mocktail Club - Cheers Without Tears
  • The Mocktail Club - Cheers Without TearsThe Mocktail Club - Cheers Without Tears

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’.

  • ‘Cheers without tears’ – Sisters Kaat and Marie of The Mocktail Club make it easier to choose an alcohol-free alternative this New Year’s Eve.
  • Too Good To Go also provides Magic Packages. Read on to see what’s in them!
  • Dutch chef Ties van Oosten is cooking ‘Futuristic’ at Eatrenalin at the Europa-Park Resort.
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Central Station provides shelter for economically homeless people in cooperation with GiveMe5.
  • The Coca-Cola Christmas truck will tour the United Kingdom again. Seems like a lot of fun, we would love that in the Netherlands too, right?
  • Frostys Christmas Pop-Up is a spectacular bar with a cozy and enchanting Christmas ambiance. With 4 locations in America. Looks top notch with DJs, sexy Santa Clauses and elves.
  • FLOWERBX, a luxury floral brand, is the new creative floral specialist in the lobby of the Corinthia hotel in London.
  • Dinner overlooking NYC’s premier ice rink: the ‘après skate chalets’ at Rockefeller Plaza by Balsam Hill.
  • We previously wrote about the cobots Flippy and Chippy and now we came across another revolutionary cobot. This one is called Hyphen and is currently being tested at Chipotle.

Enjoy reading!

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Winter magic at the restaurants of The Entourage Group

10-11-2023

  • Enjoy the view of the fireworks at The ButcherEnjoy the view of the fireworks at The Butcher
  • THE DUCHESS - Royal treatTHE DUCHESS - Royal treat
  • Winter magic at Mr. Porter AmsterdamWinter magic at Mr. Porter Amsterdam
  • Omakase Christmas menu at IzakayaOmakase Christmas menu at Izakaya
  • Winter magic at MOMO AmsterdamWinter magic at MOMO Amsterdam

We often feature examples of winter magic from abroad on our website, like this week about the ‘Countdown to Christmas’ themed suites at a number of Hilton Hotels and the Christmas initiatives on the grounds of the Biltmore Estate museum. But a lot is happening in the Netherlands around Christmas too! If you are doing something special send a press release to the local press! Hopefully potential guests will read an article about what they can experience at your place. Of course, we always enjoy receiving special press releases as well. From The Entourage Group, for example, we received an overview of what their restaurants are hosting for each holiday. Hopefully their ‘winter magic’ press release will be picked up by the local press in Amsterdam as well. Check out what they organize during the holiday season below.

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‘Countdown to Christmas’ themed suites | By Hilton and Hallmark Channel movies

9-11-2023

  • 'Countdown to Christmas' themed suites at Hilton Chicago - ornaments'Countdown to Christmas' themed suites at Hilton Chicago - ornaments
  • 'Countdown to Christmas' themed suites at Hilton Chicago - ornaments'Countdown to Christmas' themed suites at Hilton Chicago - ornaments
  • 'Countdown to Christmas' themed suites at Hilton Chicago'Countdown to Christmas' themed suites at Hilton Chicago
  • 'Countdown to Christmas' themed suites at Hilton Chicago'Countdown to Christmas' themed suites at Hilton Chicago
  • 'Countdown to Christmas' themed suites at Hilton Houston'Countdown to Christmas' themed suites at Hilton Houston
  • 'Countdown to Christmas' themed suites at Hilton Houston'Countdown to Christmas' themed suites at Hilton Houston
  • 'Countdown to Christmas' themed suites at Hilton Houston'Countdown to Christmas' themed suites at Hilton Houston
  • 'Countdown to Christmas' themed suites at Hilton NY Times Square - ornaments'Countdown to Christmas' themed suites at Hilton NY Times Square - ornaments
  • 'Countdown to Christmas' themed suites at Hilton NY Times Square'Countdown to Christmas' themed suites at Hilton New York Times Square
  • 'Countdown to Christmas' themed suites at Hilton New York Times Square'Countdown to Christmas' themed suites at Hilton New York Times Square

When you want to be surrounded by the magic of the holidays in a home away from home, it matters where you stay. Hilton and Hallmark Channel are teaming up to give travelers, fans, and viewers the chance to immerse themselves in a festive dreamscape inspired by Hallmark’s beloved ‘Countdown to Christmas’ movies. The ‘Countdown to Christmas’ themed suites are located at select Hilton Hotels & Resorts properties in New York, Houston and Chicago.

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