Trends we spotted | Week 20

18-5-2018

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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, amongst others a special Instagrammable hidden dessert at Long Story Short Café in Melbourne, granola butter as the new spreadable gold and how to make dinner reservations through Instagram.

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The Audemars Piquet Hotel des Horlogers | Luxurious ski hotel in Switzerland

15-5-2018

  • Hotel des Horlogers - all images courtesy of bjarke ingels groupHotel des Horlogers - all images courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group
  • Hotel des Horlogers - all images courtesy of bjarke ingels groupHotel des Horlogers - all images courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group
  • Hotel des Horlogers - all images courtesy of bjarke ingels groupHotel des Horlogers - all images courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group
  • Hotel des Horlogers - all images courtesy of bjarke ingels groupHotel des Horlogers - all images courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group
  • Hotel des Horlogers - all images courtesy of bjarke ingels groupHotel des Horlogers - all images courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group
  • Hotel des Horlogers - all images courtesy of bjarke ingels groupHotel des Horlogers - all images courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group
  • Hotel des Horlogers - all images courtesy of bjarke ingels groupHotel des Horlogers - all images courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group

Neighboring the Audemars Piguet Museum, the Hotel des Horlogers is seamlessly integrated into the smooth topography of the scenic Vallée de Joux. Five zigzagging room slabs expand into a gently sloping exterior path, leading directly to the museum and local ski trails. Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piquet invited the famed Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) to create their luxurious ski hotel. BIG also designed the museum. The hotel will include about 50 hotel rooms.

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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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Lucky Pickle Dumpling Co. | Pickle flavoured soft serve ice cream

14-5-2018

  • Lucky Pickle Dumpling Co. | Pickle soft serve ice creamLucky Pickle Dumpling Co. | Pickle soft serve ice cream
  • Lucky Pickle Dumpling Co. | Pickle soft serve ice creamLucky Pickle Dumpling Co. | Pickle soft serve ice cream

New York’s new Lucky Pickle Dumpling Co. is very creative with cucumber. How about pickle flavoured soft serve? The new, casual spot, Lucky Pickle Dumpling Co. is created by the team behind Jacob’s Pickles, a restaurant in NYC’s Upper West Side neighborhood at Amsterdam Avenue. If you’re in for a special treat and if you’re visiting NYC, you know where to go!

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Blue Matcha | Pink Matcha | Red Matcha

14-5-2018

  • Blue, Red, Pink matcha teaBlue, Red, Pink matcha tea
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  • Premium, Organic Pink MatchaPremium, Organic Pink Matcha
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  • Premium, Organic Red MatchaPremium, Organic Red Matcha
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  • Blue, Red, Pink matcha teaBlue, Red, Pink matcha tea
  • Purple acai bowl with organic red matchaPurple acai bowl with organic red matcha

Matcha.blue by Fluxias GmbH sells blue, pink and red matcha. All three the matcha powders are packed in bamboo tubes. The all natural powders can be used to create vibrantly colored beverages or could be used as substitutes for food coloring. The blue matcha is for example the finely ground powder of specially grown and processed natural blue tea know as blue butterfly pea tea. Another product to create colored lattes, like the Mermaid latte and the Golden latte.

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Trends we spotted | Week 19

11-5-2018

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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, 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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Chill-Can® technology | 7-Eleven tests first ever self-chilling canned beverage

11-5-2018

  • Chill-Can® technology / Chill-Can® technologie7‑Eleven Brings First Self-Chilling Can to Market for Test Launch of New Fizzics™ Sparkling Cold Brew Coffee

7‑Eleven, Inc. is rolling two ground-breaking launches into one with the introduction of its proprietary Fizzics Sparkling Cold Brew Coffee in the first self-chilling cans available to the public in the U.S. During the test launch, the groundbreaking Fizzics Sparkling Cold Brew Coffee drinks are available exclusively at select participating 7‑Eleven stores. It reminded us of ‘Hot Booster’ about which we wrote back in 2011, they created a self-warming can for their soups and hot chocolate milk. lees verder

The Private Suite at Los Angeles Airport | Four Seasons Luxury starts with your flight

8-5-2018

  • The Private SuitePrivate suite at LAX
  • The Private SuitePrivate suite at LAX
  • The Private SuitePrivate suite at LAX

The Private Suite, the first private terminal in the USA, offers guests of selected Four Seasons hotels and resorts an exclusive opportunity to experience head-of-state style travel through Los Angeles airport (LAX). The Four Seasons resort Bora Bora and their resorts at Hawaii partner with The Private Suite. Last January we wrote about Virgin Holidays ‘Departure Beach’ at Barbados, a lounge on the beach. Here you could check in for your flight, take your last dip in the sea, eat & drink and shower before departure to customs. These kind of initiatives make travelling a lot more relaxed, remains the question if you would pay for the extra service as guest? But it might be inspirational for hotels near airports: what could you do to facilitate the arrival or departure experience for your guests?    lees verder

Glamping near Mount Fuji | Fujino Kirameki fuji Gotemba

7-5-2018

  • Fujita Kanko opens Fujino Kirameki Fuji Gotemba, introducing luxury glamping in JapanFujita Kanko opens Fujino Kirameki Fuji Gotemba, introducing luxury glamping in Japan
  • Fujita Kanko opens Fujino Kirameki Fuji Gotemba, introducing luxury glamping in JapanFujita Kanko opens Fujino Kirameki Fuji Gotemba, introducing luxury glamping in Japan
  • Fujita Kanko opens Fujino Kirameki Fuji Gotemba, introducing luxury glamping in JapanFujita Kanko opens Fujino Kirameki Fuji Gotemba, introducing luxury glamping in Japan
  • Fujita Kanko opens Fujino Kirameki Fuji Gotemba, introducing luxury glamping in JapanFujita Kanko opens Fujino Kirameki Fuji Gotemba, introducing luxury glamping in Japan
  • Fujita Kanko opens Fujino Kirameki Fuji Gotemba, introducing luxury glamping in JapanFujita Kanko opens Fujino Kirameki Fuji Gotemba, introducing luxury glamping in Japan
  • Fujino Kirameki Fuji Gotemba with Mount Fuji in the snowFujino Kirameki Fuji Gotemba with Mount Fuji in the snow
  • Fujino Kirameki Fuji GotembaFujita Kanko opens Fujino Kirameki Fuji Gotemba, introducing luxury glamping in Japan
  • Fujita Kanko opens Fujino Kirameki Fuji Gotemba, introducing luxury glamping in JapanFujita Kanko opens Fujino Kirameki Fuji Gotemba, introducing luxury glamping in Japan
  • Glamping aan de voet van Mount FujiFujita Kanko opens Fujino Kirameki Fuji Gotemba, introducing luxury glamping in Japan

Leading Japanese hotelier Fujita Kanko Inc. announced the launch of “Fujino,” a new brand for upscale glamping. It opened the first property “Fujino Kirameki Fuji Gotemba” in April, glamping near Mount Fuji, the iconic and highest Japanese mountain and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Asia. A tip for if you’re planning a trip to Japan.  lees verder

Trends we spotted | Week 18

4-5-2018

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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, amongst others; a Dutchman wins the 10th Bacardi cocktail competition, McDonald’s tests international menu items in the USA and we’re wondering whether the Dutch McKroket will be on their menu! And a look inside the cafe located in Pinterest’s San Francisco headquarters.

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Silent cafés | Ssssst

Café Adem Inn in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, is advising their customers to put their phone in a safe when visiting the café. In addition to their menu, silence is served. No loud noises, no wifi, just enjoy a consumption and the silence around you. Adem Inn is a quiet café with room for reflection, although you’ll hear some music in the background and talking is allowed.

Dutchman Eric van Beek wins 10th BACARDI® Legacy cocktail competition

Dutch bartender Eric Van Beek was named 2018 Bacardí Legacy winner with his Cariño cocktail. His winning cocktail triumphed in a very exciting finale that was held in the Museo Numismático Nacional in Mexico City for 400 guests. Van Beek’s winning creation, called Cariño, is a shaken cocktail combining Bacardí Reserva Ocho rum with Yellow Chartreuse, Greek yoghurt, vanilla syrup and lemon juice. The recipe of the Cariño:

2 parts BACARDÍ Reserva Ocho | 1/5 part Yellow Chartreuse | 1 1/5 part Greek yogurt 4/5 part of vanilla syrup 2/5 part lime juice | Preparation: shake, serve over a large piece of ice cream | Glass type: Coupette.

NextGen Cup Challenge

Starbucks and Closed Loop Partners and its Center for the Circular Economy have announced the NextGen Cup Challenge. This groundbreaking industry consortium will develop recyclable and compostable cup solutions as the first step in the development of a global end-to-end solution that will allow cups around the world to be diverted from landfills and composted or given a second life.

Each year, an estimated 600 billion paper and plastic cups are distributed worldwide. The NextGen Cup Challenge will bring together entrepreneurs, industry, and recyclers to identify and commercialize the next generation of recyclable and/or compostable cups.

McDonald’s tests international menu items in the USA | Would our McKroket be on the menu?

A new Chicago flagship restaurant offers meal options from worldwide locations and uses social listening for feedback. Fast food outlet McDonald’s opened a new location that gives diners the chance to experience some of the restaurant’s worldwide specialties without ever having to venture outside the United States. Their recently opened Chicago chain is part of the company’s ongoing initiative to modernize their restaurants and their customer’s dining experience. Among the staples on offer are the McSpicy Chicken Sandwich from Hong Kong, a French mozzarella salad and a barista bar resembling those in the company’s Australian branches. These international items will be available to customers on a rotating basis alongside regular favorites such as the classic chicken nuggets and fries or the Big Mac.

Marriott International gets into Airbnb territory by adding 200 vetted private UK homes to their Tribute Portfolio brand

Tribute Portfolio Homes is a new home share offering from Marriott International, launched in partnership with Hostmaker, a London-based homestay property management company. It still 1s a Beta experience; they would love your feedback to make the experience even better. Every property within Tribute Portfolio Homes is vetted and reviewed by hospitality experts. Properties meet rigorous safety, security and design standards before they are accepted as part of Tribute Portfolio Homes. They have partnerships with local property management experts, like Hostmaker, who provide 24/7 support. They also strive to make travel easy and stress-free through offering 24 hour in-person check-in; high speed wi-fi; premium bed linens and fluffy white towels – all expertly laundered; full-sized bath amenities; cooking essentials; and child-friendly items, such as high chairs and travel cribs. Staying with Tribute Portfolio Homes allows guests to earn with Marriott Rewards or SPG.

Edition Hotels ditch plastic in eco-conscious movement

Ian Schrager’s luxury hotel chain EDITION Hotels, co-owned by Marriot, is cutting down on the most environmentally damaging resource: disposable plastic. In honor of Earth Day on April 22, they’ve pledged to be disposable plastic free — leading the hospitality industry in a plastic free movement. ‘Stay Plastic Free’ is their initiative, aimed to make the luxury chain disposable plastic free by the end of 2019. Sparking a movement among hoteliers worldwide, this campaign is spearheaded by EDITION’s vice president of brand experiences, Ben Pundole.

A look inside the cafe located in Pinterest’s San Francisco headquarters

Susan Kare, the woman behind the Apple Macintosh’s smiling computer icon, has lent her decades-long visual expertise and creative savvy to a new cafe located inside Pinterest’s San Francisco headquarters.

Kare, a UI and graphic designer, has worked for Pinterest since 2015. She also sits on the design team of the newly-opened cafe called “The Point.” Inspirational images in the article of Business Insider.

Alston superstore founders launch the Karaoke Hole

The founders of East London nightlife institution Dalston Superstore are to open a new karaoke dive bar, The Karaoke Hole, on 24th May. Tucked away on Kingsland High Street in the heart of Dalston, The Karaoke Hole will play host to professional drag queens and brave amateurs alike, stepping into the limelight on the bespoke, disco ball-clad stage complete with strategically-placed wind machines allowing every performer to unleash their inner RuPaul. Karaoke seems to become more popular, we recently wrote about the opening of the Duke of Tokyo, a Japanse karaoke bar in Amsterdam that opened in April this year.

Mount Everest is getting another pop-up restaurant

A group of chefs is attempting to set a world record for the highest ever restaurant pop-up – 11,600 feet to be precise, at Everest Base Camp in the Himalayas. The group of four chefs, which includes Indian chef Sanjay Thakur, who has competed in both the Bocuse d’Or and S.Pellegrino Young Chef competitions, will be setting off on an eight day trek from the town of Lukla, Nepal at the end of May, foraging all the way – an they’re looking for 10 intrepid diners to join them!

“The biggest challenge of course will be the altitude, which will affect everything,” says Thakur. “Flavour [perception] will be decreased, so we will be designing a menu of extraordinary dishes accordingly, where spices will have the upper hand.”

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