Le Louise Hotel Brussels | Introduction of MGallery Collection in Belgium
MGallery Hotel Collection has officially opened its first hotel in Belgium: Le Louise Hotel Brussels. The former Sofitel is located on the Avenue de la Toison d’Or, between the historic centre and the European neighbourhoods. The new hotel is a tribute to the city of Brussels, its inhabitants, architecture and gardens from around the world. It has 159 rooms and 10 suites and caters to guests visiting the European metropolis for both business and leisure. Le Louise Hotel Brussels – MGallery is part of the MGallery Collection. The MGgallery Collection has more than 120 hotels in over 30 countries worldwide.
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Cédric Grolet at The Berkeley opens on Valentine’s Day
We already spotted the date of opening on Instagram last week and mentioned it in our ‘Trends we spotted week 5’, but it’s now official, on Monday 14th February 2022, one of the world’s best pastry chefs will open the doors to his first patisserie outside of France, Cédric Grolet at The Berkeley.
From Valentine’s Day at 8am, the chef’s world renowned creations will be available to takeaway, including Grolet’s famous trompe-l’œil, fruit and flower cakes. The patisserie – which is almost lab-like in its aestehetic with touches of gold and is designed by renowned interior designer Remi Tessier – has a central focal point: The Chef’s Counter which will host a globally exclusive dining experience inside the lab, set to wow Londoners and beyond.
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American Italian restaurant, lounge & bar SPAZIO | New hotspot next to Rotterdam The Hague Airport
Rotterdam has gained a new hotspot, at a unique location just outside the city. Restaurant, lounge & bar spazio opens directly along the runway of Rotterdam The Hague Airport. An American Italian restaurant that will become the neighborhood’s new living room. At SPAZIO you step into an elegant yet sturdy design, where all your senses are immediately stimulated. The menu contains pure, honest dishes that have their origin in Italian cuisine with influences from America. The American Italian style refers to the long history of Italians who emigrated from different regions to the U.S. and settled in cities such as New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and Boston. They brought their age-old traditions, creating new favorite dishes and menus. SPAZIO continues this blend of cultures and will soon welcome everyone for lunches, drinks, dinner and (business) events.
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Independent Hotel Show Amsterdam | The latest hotel developments
On March 16 and 17 you can get acquainted with the latest developments in the hotel industry during the Independent Hotel Show Amsterdam. For example, you can see the following developments: a personal hologram that welcomes you in the lobby, recyclable bath slippers, bactericidal design wallpaper, but also a complete work-out station in the form of an interactive mirror for the hotel room.
The Independent Hotel Show Amsterdam takes place for the second time in RAI Amsterdam. The event, which has been organized in London since 2012, focuses among others on the independent hotelier from the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. In addition to London and Amsterdam, the Independent Hotel Show will also be held in Miami this year. During the event, the corona measures in force at that time will be observed. For more information and tickets, please visit their website.
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New Starbucks BAYA® Energy & more new ready-to-drink beverages in 2022
A new drink by the North American Coffee Partnership (NACP), a joint venture between PepsiCo and Starbucks, BAYATM Energy. They also expand its ready-to-drink (RTD) portfolio with new coffee beverages including Starbucks® Frappuccino® coffee drink with oat-milk.
NACP furthers its leadership position in RTD coffee as the category experiences double-digit growth driven by innovation and consumer demand. Starbucks is entering the energy category for the first time with the introduction of Starbucks BAYATM Energy, a ready-to-drink beverage that is crafted from caffeine naturally found in coffee fruit as well as antioxidant vitamin C for immune support* to give consumers a boost of feel-good energy.
We wonder when these drinks will be introduced in the European market!
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trends we spotted week 5
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 the new Nordic food movie, ‘A taste of Hunger’ and inspiration for those serving freakshakes from The Yard Mikshake Bar.
From March 1, the origin of meat served in canteens and restaurants must be mentioned in France and in Paris we spotted a great Valentine’s Day offer by the Bistrots Pas Parisiens. We love the idea!
Although we missed the fact that it’s going to be “World Pistachio Day” on February 26, we love the culinary partnership of Wonderful® Pistachios with world renowned, plant-based chef, cookbook author and restaurateur Matthew Kenney to celebrate all month long.
TGI Fridays in the USA will give a free appetizer to delivery drivers on February 10 just to say, “thanks for the hard work”. And Britain’s Borrow a Boat acquires Dutch competitor Barqo.
Cedric Grolet at the Berkeley Café opens in London on February 14! What a truly sweet Valentine’s Day surprise to give to your loved one: one of his pastries!
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‘Rotterdam Naming Celebration’ cruise and royal treatment for newest ship of the HAL
Holland America Line’s newest ship ‘Rotterdam’ is set to get the royal treatment at a naming ceremony in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, May 30, 2022. Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands will be the ship’s godmother, carrying on a Dutch royal tradition that began in the 1920s. And there will be a special seven-day ‘Rotterdam Naming Celebration’ cruise that sails roundtrip to Norway.
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Menu Hacks created by fans on the menu at McDonald’s USA
Hacks this delicious deserve a spot on the menu (at least, for a limited time). From putting a crispy Hash Brown in between their Sausage McMuffin® with Egg, to adding Chicken McNuggets® to their favourite sandwich, McDonald’s fans are always coming up with different ways to make a their McD meal uniquely their own. That’s why, for the first time ever, McDonald’s is spotlighting their creativity by officially debuting four fan-favourite creations on menus across the country for a limited time.
Starting January 31st, customers can visit their local participating McDonald’s or go on McDonald’s App to order the custom ‘Menu Hacks’ by name and receive all the delicious menu items needed to build them by hand (because that’s half the fun)!
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Healthy cooking for the community
Marjolein van Spronsen blogs about an initiative from California where catering companies and restaurants offer a ‘plate pass subscription’. Definitely an idea for restaurants in neighbourhoods with many dual-earners and their families.
This blog has been posted in Dutch recently at the website of Van Spronsen & Partners Hospitality Consultancy.
8.000 m² of wellness and fitness facilities | Spa Lyon Plage
This is a must visit for all the real sauna fans. When traveling to the south of France this summer, make a stop at Spa Lyon Plage, at Hôtel Lyon Métropole ****.
This spa complex has been renovated for over 7 million euro’s and is now the largest city spa in France. With a total of 600m² of hammams, saunas, sanarium’s, footbaths, an ice fountain, infrared armchairs and ‘The Grotto’ a swimming pool of 200m² with waterfalls, hydromassages and jacuzzies.
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