Geofencing | How location-aware dining apps are changing the hospitality industry

16-9-2019

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QSR (quick service restaurant) brands have only begun to scratch the surface of geofencing. Beyond providing better delivery analytics and clever marketing campaigns, location context can help restaurants understand customer loyalty, impact customer engagement, and help them save on operational and delivery costs.

A rather long but interesting article especially for fast food and fast casual brands about the possibilities presented by geofencing. A guest blog by the company Radar! They give examples on how some QSR brands have started experimenting with geofencing to improve the customer carryout experience. They indicated that API’s (application program interface) are the next big thing in the SaaS (Software as a Service) wave and have been recognized as a Rising Star on TechCrunch

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Cleanyst | A ‘sodastream’ for cleaning and personal care products

22-8-2019

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Cleanyst recently launched an at home mixing system for creating natural home and body care products with minimal plastic waste. In May 2019 their product, developed by industry professionals, was backed for more than 200% for their crowdfunding at Kickstarter. The ‘reusable bottle system makes plant-based cleaning and personal care products with concentrated ingredients shipped in minimal packaging.

Great product for households but we could imagine that it might be a great asset for B&B’s and small luxury hotels as well! You could create your own shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hand soap, laundry detergent, fabric softener, all-purpose cleaner, glass cleaner and tub and tile cleaner. 

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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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Horecatrends | Tips for Culinary videos worth watching – week 26

27-6-2019

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 Manuel Imanse thinks are worth watching.

This week videos about ‘La Bonnotte de Noirmoutier’, world’s most expensive potatoes and an video about why Pink Himalayan Salt is so expensive. Last but not least: a video about Sea Cucumbers.  lees verder

Trends we spotted | Week 15

12-4-2019

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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 a lemon for dessert at LROOM Café in New York and Kubus croissants at Weirdoughs in Melbourne. We also came across a special, ‘jiggly’ pancake dessert at Gram Café and Pancakes in San Francisco and Airbnb signed an agreement to acquire the HotelTonight website.

And would you have your saliva, urine or stool analysed before going out to eat sushi? The sushi is of course made on the basis of these analyses, but we don’t know! lees verder

Lucknow 49 London | 100 rupee galawati kawab giveaway during opening

28-3-2019

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On 2nd April, the team behind DUM Biryani House will open the doors to their new restaurant Lucknow 49, an Indian restaurant specialising in Lucknavi cuisine just off Regent Street. To celebrate the opening, founder Dhruv Mittal will be giving away Beef Galawati Kawabs (traditional Lucknavi kebabs) during lunchtime on Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd April. Priced at 100 rupees (circa. £1), Londoners can take their chances with the Galawati Kawab rolls priced at the day’s exchange rate. lees verder

Vegotel opened its doors | Ecofriendly b&b

14-3-2019

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Vegotel is located in a farmhouse, dated from 1885, nearby the sea in the north of the Netherlands. It is a very quiet and peaceful area but even more important is the vegan concept that vegotel persists. Breakfast and rooms, everything in this 2-room bed & breakfast is all about veganism. 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

Flying Nest | Hotel concept by Accor Hotels for at unique locations

22-2-2019

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Last year AccorHotels launched their Flying Nest concept. With its bold design, this new concept of mobile and sustainable accommodation is in line with AccorHotels’ innovative approach of constantly rethinking tomorrow’s hospitality in response to a strong trend, that of guests expecting to enjoy exclusive and intense experiences.

Unique hotel rooms for large entertainment and sporting events anywhere in the world. That is what AccorHotels wants to achieve with their Flying Nest concept. Last year the concept had a successful pilot at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and won the award for ‘Best Innovation in Hotel Concept 2018’ at the World Wide Hospitality Awards. Meanwhile, the concept has already been at various events. lees verder

Startup Atomo created the future of coffee | They hacked the coffee bean

19-2-2019

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Atomo created the future of coffee; coffee without a bean. Startup Atomo, located in Seattle, uses naturally derived sustainable ingredients to create a smooth coffee with a perfect caffeine kick. By reverse-engineering the coffee bean, Atomo has created a naturally-derived and sustainable coffee with the same caffeine you’d expect and no harsh acid or bitterness. They analyzed the molecular compounds  in a cup of coffee and used the coffee’s blueprint to design the perfect cup of coffee without using any coffee beans. They produce a ground coffee, which looks and acts like a regular ground coffee and can be used in drip machines, pour overs, cups and French presses. lees verder

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