The Rooftop Winter Cinema at the Berkeley Hotel in London

4-11-2019

  • The Rooftop Winter Cinema at The Berkeley hotel
  • The Rooftop Winter Cinema at The Berkeley hotel

Overlooking the rooftops of Belgravia and Knightsbridge, and with sweeping views of Hyde Park and Winter Wonderland, The Berkeley’s rooftop garden will once again transform into a twinkling festive forest cinema. Guests will snuggle into wooden huts laden with blankets to watch Christmas classics on the big screen whilst warming up with a menu of alpine and winter favourites and flowing Laurent-Perrier champagne for a touch of extra sparkle.  Screenings of festive favourites like ‘Home Alone’ and ‘The Holiday’ at the Rooftop Winter Cinema will take place from 15th November ~ 31st December 2019. Reservations will open today, November 4.

Great idea for other hotels with rooftops in the holiday season! Even cinemas could work together with restaurants to surprise their guests with the combination of watching a great ‘holiday season’ movie while enjoying a great meal.  

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Trends we spotted | Week 44

1-11-2019

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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 Michelin stars for 2020 in the USA, a list of the 14 restaurants with 3 stars. And following California, New York will also ban Foie Gras by 2022. 

A cool promotion for a ski Area! A huge ski helmet was spotted in Rotterdam, you could interactive experience the famous Austrian ski area Ischgl in wintertime here! And Stella Artois launched a ‘black lager’ for the winter season on Halloween. 

We know who’s going to design the Christmas tree of the Claridge’s hotel in London! We still think it’s a great opportunity for local designers and hotels to seek some free publicity. Most certainly if you give a party the day you will light the tree some hotels combine this with a donation to a local charity.  

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Starbucks Launches Bar Mixato in Shanghai | New mixology offering elevates nighttime experience

29-10-2019

  • Bar Mixato in Starbucks Reserve Roastery Shanghai
  • A Matcha Drama at Bar Mixato
  • A Nitro Coffee Martini at Bar Mixato
  • Bar Mixato in Starbucks Reserve Roastery Shanghai

Starbucks Launches Bar Mixato in the Starbucks Reserve Roastery Shanghai. New mixology offering elevates nighttime experience at China’s coffee wonderland by blending specialty coffee craftsmanship with cocktail artistry. This will further elevate the multi-sensory experience of China’s coffee wonderland, and include a novel nighttime third-place experience that will enthrall coffee lovers and bar-goers alike. Bar Mixato features a full bar menu, which includes the global debut of 11 innovative coffee- and tea-based cocktails specially created and available only at the Shanghai Roastery. Classic cocktails, Italian aperitivo, wine, draft beer and mocktails are also available, as is a thoughtfully curated selection of complementary food choices that customers can pair with their favorite cocktails. The menu will be refreshed quarterly based on the flavors of new Starbucks Reserve coffees.

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Trends we spotted | Week 43

25-10-2019

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’.

With this week a link to an article about a Boba Cruffin, it is made in Toronto at Bake Code! And in Tokyo you can drink tea or coffee and in the meanwhile feed or cuddle a hedgehog!

In London, you can have your milk and a few other products delivered before 7 a.m. and Milk and More delivers with electric vans! We wonder whether we will get a milkman in the streets of the Netherlands again?

As of December 7th you can admire a “Gingerbread City” in London and in New York the new Conrad Midtown has created a toy paradise in one of their suites, in collaboration with FAO Schwarz.

The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residence will open in Dubai in 2020, some more details in an article, like for example which chefs will open a restaurant in this project! And KFC sold ‘seasoned tickets’ in the ‘American footbal season’. Something for soccer fans? Want to get a meal from the snack bar at every match of your favourite team or the national team? lees verder

Carlsberg Green Fibre Bottle | latest update on their ‘paper beer bottle’

24-10-2019

  • Prototype of the Green Fibre Bottle with Carlsberg pilsner
  • Prototype Green Fibre Bottle with wood fibres
  • Prototype Green Fibre Bottle close up

During the C40 World Mayors Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark, the Carlsberg Group issued an update on its journey to create the Carlsberg Green Fibre Bottle, the world’s first ‘paper bottle’ for beer. Made from sustainably sourced wood fibres, it is both 100% bio-based and fully recyclable. The Group also announced it has been joined by other leading global companies that are united in their vision to develop sustainable packaging through the advancement of paper bottle technology.

These developments are a continuation of Carlsberg’s sustainable packaging innovation journey and a key part of its sustainability programme, Together Towards ZERO, including its commitment to ZERO carbon emissions at its breweries and a 30% reduction in its full-value-chain carbon footprint by 2030.

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Stroodles, the pasta straws | Say ‘Pasta la Vista’ to Plastic and Paper Straws

21-10-2019

  • logo Stroodles, the pasta straws
  • Stroodles, the pasta straws
  • Stroodles, the pasta straws
  • Stroodles, the pasta straws
  • Stroodles, the pasta straws

A pasta straw company, Stroodles, has launched pasta straws to provide an environmentally friendly solution to the singe-use plastic crisis and rise of greenwashing from the paper straw industry. In comparison to soggy paper and plastic straws, Stroodles are an improvement as they provide greater durability, are flavourless, vegan, 100% biodegradable and are edible raw or cooked after use. A core principle for Stroodles is their ‘drink-easy’ ethos, meaning drinkers don’t has to change behaviour or compromise on drinking experience to do good for the environment. The straws are 23-25 cm long, 0.75cm thick and the pasta straw walls will last over an hour in any one drink and remain flavourless! And they’re biodegradable in hours not generations!

Another alternative for plastic straws which we can add to our list! And we think at least every Italian restaurant should use these stroodles!  

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New, healthy and sustainable restaurant concept for IKEA launched in Amsterdam

21-10-2019

  • Gezond en duurzaam restaurant concept van IKEA in Amsterdam
  • Gezond en duurzaam restaurant concept van IKEA in Amsterdam
  • Gezond en duurzaam restaurant concept van IKEA in Amsterdam
  • Gezond en duurzaam restaurant concept van IKEA in Amsterdam
  • Gezond en duurzaam restaurant concept van IKEA in Amsterdam
  • Gezond en duurzaam restaurant concept van IKEA in Amsterdam

IKEA Amsterdam has opened its completely renovated restaurant last week. It is the first IKEA store in the world to implement the new concept: a different set-up and new dishes should inspire customers even more to eat healthier and more sustainable food. For example, there are now various stations with, among other dishes, fresh smoothies and sandwiches. IKEA also serves dishes such as a salad with vegetarian balls. In the new format there is more room for contact between customers and employees of the IKEA restaurants as the dishes are prepared on the spot.

We’re curious whether dishes from the ‘IKEA SPACE10 Lab’ will be on the menu! We wrote about this initiative at the beginning of 2018, in which they told that they also investigated the possibilities of alternative ingredients such as algae and insects.

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Trends we spotted | Week 42

21-10-2019

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 others a link to an article about Les Alchimistes in Paris, a great video by BBC about a food waste project.

The art of ‘tallado’ will be shown in London on Thursday 14th November during the UK’s first Ibérico Ham Carving Championships organized by Brindisa.  And at two Michelin stars restaurant Zaranda in Mallorca they’ve a special way to present their bill!

And yet another product covered in 24-Karat gold! Check out which product and why!

The Dutch are also known for their snacks around cocktail time, in the southern city of Den Bosch, ‘We Are Food’ created the longest ‘vegetarian snack board’ with products from the surroundings!

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Neapolitan pizza conquers (Hilton) Amsterdam

17-10-2019

  • An original Neopolitan pizza
  • Pizzachef Dario Guerrasio from Napels at Hilton Amsterdam

Hilton Amsterdam introduces exclusive Neapolitan pizza in combination with champagne. The classic among pizzas is put on the menu of their Half Moon Lounge. The contemporary combination with bubbles gives the original simple street food from Naples a gastronomic touch. Special pizza & champagne variations are served until 14th of November 2019 for 20 euros per person, including a glass of prosecco.

Nice and tasty, eating original Neapolitan pizza with bubbles at the Hilton Amsterdam! What kind of originals do you serve for a reasonable price?

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Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort | Opens early november

16-10-2019

  • Marriott Pool with Resort
  • Room
  • Logo Curacao Marriott Beach Resort
  • Dino Jagtiani

The completely renewed Curacao Marriott Beach Resort will soon officially open its doors. The resort has been closed for 3 years and has completely been renovated and refurbished, counting $ 37 million in total. The reopening gives this icon of Curaçao hospitality the position as the most luxurious resort on the island. Guests will be received in a modern, luxurious ambiance with a complete range of 5-star services and facilities. The beautiful Curacao Marriott Beach Resort is located on the beach, a 15-minute drive from Hato, the international airport of Curaçao, and 10 minutes from the historic capital city Willemstad which is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage.

In August 2016 the major renovation of the Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort started and now the renovations are all done. In addition to the new interior a new floor has been added and thereby 86 extra rooms. As from now on you can make a booking on their website for stays as of November 15th.

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