Starbucks | Paper cup recycling launched in the Netherlands

15-5-2018

  • Starbucks greener cup

Following a similar cup collection and recycling process proving successful in UK Starbucks stores, Starbucks now offers paper cup recycling in 11 of its company-operated stores in Amsterdam, Utrecht and The Hague. Reinforces commitment to advancing Starbucks sustainability commitments in the Netherlands and driving industry-wide awareness and participation of cup recycling. The cup recycling will first trial in 11 company-operated Starbucks stores in the Netherlands, with plans to expand to more Starbucks stores across the country, operated by licensed business partners. In our ‘Trends we spotted in week 18’ we already wrote that Starbucks USA announced a partnership with Closed Loop Partners and its Center for the Circular Economy to develop the ‘NextGen Cup’, a recyclable and compostable cup.

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Trends we spotted | Week 19

11-5-2018

  • Trends in het kort

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, amongst others AB InBev develops greener way to put bubbles in your beer, the 10 most instagrammable hotels in the world and Cafe Latte flavored water released in Japan.

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Trends we spotted | Week 16

20-4-2018

  • Trends in het kort

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, amongst others the first space hotel is only a few years away and a restaurant in Oakland protects its staff by a Management Alert Color System.

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Hotel School to teach homeless people the basics of hospitality | A London community collaboration

16-4-2018

  • HOTEL SCHOOL - A London community collaboration between homeless charities and the hospitality industry
  • HOTEL SCHOOL - A London community collaboration between homeless charities and the hospitality industry
  • HOTEL SCHOOL - A London community collaboration between homeless charities and the hospitality industry
  • HOTEL SCHOOL - A London community collaboration between homeless charities and the hospitality industry
  • HOTEL SCHOOL - A London community collaboration between homeless charities and the hospitality industry
  • HOTEL SCHOOL - A London community collaboration between homeless charities and the hospitality industry
  • HOTEL SCHOOL - A London community collaboration between homeless charities and the hospitality industry
  • HOTEL SCHOOL - A London community collaboration between homeless charities and the hospitality industry
  • HOTEL SCHOOL - A London community collaboration between homeless charities and the hospitality industry
  • HOTEL SCHOOL - A London community collaboration between homeless charities and the hospitality industry

The Goring hotel has teamed up with a charity to launch a hotel school to teach homeless people the basics of hospitality and help them into full-time work. The Goring Hotel in London’s Belgravia, the five-red-AA-star, 69-bedroom hotel, already launched the Hotel School in 2017 in partnership with its neighbour, the Passage Homeless Resource Centre. They’re right next door to one another so it shouldn’t be a surprise that they’ve finally joined forces to create Hotel School.

We have seen another initiative in the Netherlands in which an entrepreneur did start his own education project and with all the problems of finding great members for a hospitality team these initiatives are a source of  inspiration to other hospitality entrepreneurs. lees verder

Tomasu Soy Sauce | The only micro brewed soy sauce in Europe

12-4-2018

Tomasu Soy Sauce is the only micro brewed soy sauce in Europe and finds its origin in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Its founder, Thomas Uljee, born and raised in Rotterdam, taught himself the art of soy sauce brewing by travelling the world, researching online and spending 3 years of trial and error by working closely together with his brewing-partner-in-crime Piet van Westen. Respecting centuries-old Japanese and Dutch traditions, the soy sauce is fermented and aged, for a minimum of 24 months, in 25- to 50-year-old whisky barrels specially sourced from Scotland’s finest distilleries. Using these barrels as an aging vessel the taste is rather rich and one-of-a-kind. lees verder

Trends we spotted | Week 13

30-3-2018

  • Trends in het kort

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, amongst others you can now list your hotel at Airbnb trough SiteMinder, Gaggan won the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants for the fourth time and won’t win it for the fifth time! And you can now wander through Disneyland with Google Maps Street View!

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wagamamago | Created a ‘walk out and pay’ app with Mastercard

28-3-2018

Pan-Asian restaurant wagamama launched the wagamamago app. They describe the app as ‘Uber for diners’ allowing customers to walk in, order, eat and for the first time ever, simply go, wagamamago-walk-out-payment. The new app will save diners an average of 12 minutes at every meal, according to research. The wagamamago™ app is completely safe and secure, developed in partnership with Mastercard which processes 65,000 secure transactions a minute. lees verder

The Standard | Stowaway program

28-2-2018

As more and more people find their way to Airbnb, it’s time for the hotel industry to respond. The Standard Hotels, which has a number of hotels in America, therefore introduced the Stowaway program. The program focusses on guests in search for a for a long stay room or apartment, if they decide to book at The Standard, they’ll enjoy a variety of new and luxurious offerings.
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Trends we spotted | Week 8

23-2-2018

  • Trends in het kort

At Horecatrends 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, amongst others about turning delays into a party with free Gordon’s & Tonic and a VR club where avatars can dance and mingle.

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Shrove Tuesday | Or Pancake Day

13-2-2018

  • Credits to The Book Club
  • Credits to The Book Club

For our English followers, have a great Pancake Day today! Here in the Netherlands we don’t celebrate Pancake day on Shrove Tuesday like in the UK and USA. On Shrove Day we often eat ‘stamppot’, a Dutch meal that consist of mashed potatoes, vegetables and meat. Shrove Tuesday is the day that precedes Ash Wednesday. As it is determined by Easter, for which the actual date changes on an annual basis. In the US it’s called Mardi Gras (French for ‘Fat Tuesday’) mainly because they use up the fatty foods before Lent. Pancake Day itself came much later as a way of using up rich foods, like eggs, milk and sugar before the 40 days of fasting. In this article some examples of how it’s celebrated around the UK found in an article at The Nudge in which you can find more inspiration.  We hope they will be inspiration for the Dutch Pancake Day that is celebrated March 16. If you’re looking for some inspiration from the Netherlands, type ‘pannenkoeken’ or ‘pancakes’ in our search bar and you’ll find a lot of inspiration. lees verder

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