Trends we spotted | Week 28

16-7-2024

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  • Cooling, light-Transmissive, and glare-Free: the new material combines several unique properties. (Photo: Gan Huang, KIT)Cooling, light-Transmissive, and glare-Free: the new material combines several unique properties. (Photo: Gan Huang, KIT)
  • Tourist Board Michelin SloveniaTourist Board Michelin Slovenia
  • Outback Steakhouse Bloomin OnionOutback Steakhouse Bloomin Onion
  • Moët in Paris by Allenos Location Credits Virgile GuinardMoët in Paris by Allenos Location Credits Virgile Guinard
  • Moët Chandon Allenos LogoMoët Chandon Allenos Logo
  • Welzijnsbudget voor medewerkers van DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal StationWelzijnsbudget voor medewerkers van DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Station

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:

  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) introduces a polymer-based material with unique properties. For those interested in #sustainable building!
  • For foodies travelling to Slovenia this summer! The gastronomy in this country has reached another milestone, 63 restaurants listed in the 2024 Michelin Guide! Find them on TasteSlovenia.
  • Outback steakhouse celebrated ‘National Onion Day’ with free bloomin’ onions back in June. A great example of how the capitalize on a ‘National Day’.
  • Moët & Chandon, along with chef Yannick Alléno opened a pop-up in Paris for this Olympic summer: Moët in Paris by Allénos.
  • Netflix will be opening Netflix House, an experiential entertainment venue where fans can experience their favourite shows and movies in real life. The first 2 locations will open in 2025.
  • New York State introduces the SAFE (Stop Addictive Feeds Exploitation) for Kids Act, to protect children from social media.
  • Interesting initiative for cities? Attractions in Copenhagen reward climat-friendly actions with CopenPay.
  • Having your meal delivered to your regular pub, Takeaway.com created ‘Caf’eetjes’ in Brussels. Would that work in the Netherlands?
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Station introduces a welfare budget for employees in cooperation with empowr.
  • And a mobile charcuterie stand by La Rosé Charcuterie! Great idea for events?

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Summer festival Homelanding in Amsterdam

11-7-2024

  • Summer festival Homelanding in AmsterdamSummer festival Homelanding in Amsterdam
  • Summer festival Homelanding in AmsterdamSummer festival Homelanding in Amsterdam
  • Summer festival Homelanding in AmsterdamSummer festival Homelanding in Amsterdam

Next week, from July 17 to 21, the Marineterrein in Amsterdam will once again be transformed into the five-day summer festival Homelanding, full of live music, local beers, delicious food and a warm neighbourhood ambiance. For this festival, Homeland Brewery and Cantina Mobilé have joined forces to start of the summer together and even the weather predictions are great!

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Belgian chain Hawaiian opens first two restaurants in Amsterdam

11-7-2024

  • Hawaiian Amsterdam TableHawaiian Amsterdam Table
  • Hawaiian Amsterdam - de PijpHawaiian Amsterdam - de Pijp
  • Hawaiian Amsterdam DishHawaiian Amsterdam Dish
  • Hawaiian AmsterdamHawaiian Amsterdam

Hawaiian, the leading name in healthy Fastfood restaurants, is now conquering the Netherlands and Amsterdam after Belgium. The first location in Amsterdam, located at Ferdinand Bolstraat 53 in the Pijp, opened early July and welcomed a long line of poké bowl fans. A second location in the Bijlmer will follow later this month. With these expansions, the number of Hawaiian locations in the Netherlands grows to six, Maastricht, Eindhoven, Tilburg and Arnhem opened earlier. Utrecht is also scheduled to open in July. At Hawaiian, you can enjoy a delicious bowl on site, as a take-away, or order for home delivery via Deliveroo and UberEats.

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Salsa Shop celebrates 10th anniversary | Experience and innovation

1-7-2024

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Salsa Shop celebrates its 10th anniversary! Friends Louis Wesseling and Steven Visser opened their first business on Amsterdam’s Amstelstraat in 2014 and it turned out to be a hit. Thanks to its fresh, Mexican dishes and fast service, Salsa Shop grew into a chain with sixteen Dutch branches. The ambition to expand in Europe is also great.

With a combination of common sense, drive, very hard work and gathering the right people, Salsa Shop has become one of the best-known Dutch fast-casual brands. The secret? Fresh produce, authentic, Mexican recipes, efficient work processes, fast service and an experienced team.

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Costa Coffee unveils new Golden Caramel drinks range

28-6-2024

  • Costa Coffee - Golden Caramel Latte Macchiato & Iced Latte MacchiatoCosta Coffee - Golden Caramel Latte Macchiato & Iced Latte Macchiato
  • Costa Express - Golden Caramel Latte & Iced LatteCosta Express - Golden Caramel Latte & Iced Latte

Costa Coffee, a coffee shop chain in the UK, yesterday announced the launch of a new Golden Caramel drinks range, available in-stores and via Costa Express machines. As the official coffee partner of the Paris 2024 Olympics Games, the Golden Caramel drinks range has been crafted to capture the essence of champions – with each drink designed to shimmer with a touch of gold.

Although we are still in full swing with the UEFA European Championship, the Olympics are also coming up! Are you already planning on events or freebees?

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Frank brunch, lunch & specialty coffee concept | Opens second location in Brussels

27-6-2024

  • Chef Mathias and his partner Marianne of Frank - credits Equinox Light PhotoChef Mathias and his partner Marianne of Frank - credits Equinox Light Photo
  • Brunch - lunch - coffee specialty hotspot Frank in Brussels - credits Equinox Light PhotoBrunch - lunch - coffee specialty hotspot Frank in Brussels - credits Equinox Light Photo
  • Brunch - lunch - coffee specialty hotspot Frank in Brussels - credits Equinox Light PhotoBrunch - lunch - coffee specialty hotspot Frank in Brussels - credits Equinox Light Photo
  • Brunch - lunch - coffee specialty hotspot Frank in Brussels - credits Equinox Light PhotoBrunch - lunch - coffee specialty hotspot Frank in Brussels - credits Equinox Light Photo
  • Brunch - lunch - coffee specialty hotspot Frank in Brussels - credits Equinox Light PhotoBrunch - lunch - coffee specialty hotspot Frank in Brussels - credits Equinox Light Photo
  • Bread at Frank in Brussels - credits Equinox Light PhotoBread at Frank in Brussels - credits Equinox Light Photo

Frank is opening a second location in Brussels, in the plinth of the new Citybox hotel on Stephania Square, in the Louiza neighbourhood. The new spot builds on the success of owners Mathias and Marianne’s first shop, next to the Monnaie. Frank’s philosophy will continue in the second establishment both during the day and in the evening. Frank and the hotel will open its doors in early September.

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Trends we spotted | Week 25

25-6-2024

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  • We're Smart Award Ceremony 2024 for the Best Vegetable Restaurant takes place in ValenciaWe're Smart Award Ceremony 2024 for the Best Vegetable Restaurant takes place in Valencia
  • Restaurant Noor listed in OAD's ranking - credits Chantal ArntsRestaurant Noor listed in OAD's ranking - credits Chantal Arnts
  • Quality Lodgings celebrates 21st anniversary with 21 dinnerQuality Lodgings celebrates 21st anniversary with 21 dinner
  • Maarten van der Weijden brings the first Haring to Hilton AmsterdamMaarten van der Weijden brings the first Haring to Hilton Amsterdam
  • The Connaught unveils art installation by Alex Israel on Carlos Place in LondonThe Connaught unveils art installation by Alex Israel on Carlos Place in London
  • Seventh Brunch named ‘Best Brunch’ in Lisbon by TripadvisorSeventh Brunch named ‘Best Brunch’ in Lisbon by Tripadvisor
  • Restaurant Nolla in Helsinki reopens with a collaborative feast celebrating zero waste cookingRestaurant Nolla in Helsinki reopens with a collaborative feast celebrating zero waste cooking
  • Gossler & Florin X DaalderGossler & Florin X Daalder

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 We’re Smart award ceremony for Best Vegetable Restaurant in 2024 will take place in Valencia on November 12, 2024.
  • Restaurant Noor is ranked 155 in the top 555 restaurants in Europe, of Opiniated About Food (AOD). All the Dutch restaurants mentioned on the list in this article!
  • Quality Lodges celebrated its 21st anniversary with a 21-year dinner at The Duke Suites in Nistelrode. The ‘QL Hotel of the Year 2024’ award was presented to Châteauhotel & Restaurant de Havixhorst.
  • Hilton Amsterdam recently celebrated the arrival of the first keg of ‘Hollandse Nieuwe’ (herring) on their waterside terrace for the 29th time, with an Olympic touch and special preparations.
  • Last Friday, June 21st, restaurant Soigné organised an EK 3-course meal and restaurant de Burgemeester (the Mayor) organised an EK dinner for champions. A delicious meal and on time for the match of the Netherlands – France! Great idea?
  • The Connaught recently unveiled an art installation by Alex Israel in London’s Carlos Place. They also sell ice creams inspired by the artwork.
  • Seventh Brunch wins award for best brunch in Lisbon from Tripadvisor.
  • Haarlem-based craft brewery Jopen has made an IPA with desalinated North Sea water from SEA Water.
  • Reopening of sustainable restaurant Nolla in Helsinki, 2 special nights of cooking without electricity.

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Marriott Bonvoy points + Starbucks Stars | Free stays and coffee for US royalty members

24-6-2024

  • Loyalty members in the US can earn Marriott Bonvoy points and Starbucks StarsLoyalty members in the US can earn Marriott Bonvoy points and Starbucks Stars
  • Loyalty members in the US can earn Marriott Bonvoy points and Starbucks StarsLoyalty members in the US can earn Marriott Bonvoy points and Starbucks Stars
  • Loyalty members in the US can earn Marriott Bonvoy points and Starbucks StarsLoyalty members in the US can earn Marriott Bonvoy points and Starbucks Stars

By enrolling in both programs and linking accounts, US royalty members can earn Marriott Bonvoy points and Starbucks Stars and be on their way toward free stays and coffee as well as access to curated travel experiences.

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Taco Bell and Revolution Carts empower local food vendors in LA

21-6-2024

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  • Taco Bell, Taco TuesdayTaco Bell, Taco Tuesday

Taco Bell is stepping up to help bring the locally iconic Ave 26 Family Night Market back to downtown LA for pop-up events during three upcoming Taco Tuesdays. As an extension from last year’s partnership, Taco Bell and Revolution Carts are providing 26 sidewalk-legal food carts to local street vendors this summer. These Revolution Carts will be distributed at each of the Ave 26 events, which will be held in the Arts District on June 18, July 23 and August 13, 2024.

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Trends we spotted | Week 24

17-6-2024

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  • De ondernemers Dobias en Mariëlle Hoogervorst van De Beren YpenburgDe ondernemers Dobias en Mariëlle Hoogervorst van De Beren Ypenburg
  • Leonardo Hotels - Eden hotel in AmsterdamLeonardo Hotels - Eden hotel in Amsterdam
  • Ruby Hotels in Amsterdam - they will open in Rotterdam as wellRuby Hotels in Amsterdam - they will open in Rotterdam as well
  • Celest - the new restaurant en cocktailbar by Magnicity in the Zalmhaven in RotterdamCelest - the new restaurant en cocktailbar by Magnicity in the Zalmhaven in Rotterdam

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:

  • New pizza box bin debuts at Central Park latest attempt in NYC’s fight against rats, an initiative by the Central Park Conservancy.
  • A sunscreen smoothie by Vacation ® x Erewhon, if you see the ingredients it makes sense!
  • Have a Roll is a concept from Belgium selling all kinds of vegan cinnamon rolls, they now have 2 locations in Amsterdam and Utrecht!
  • Recently opened: Holy Macaroni, serving Mac & Cheese bowls in Utrecht, The Netherlands.
  • In Paris, Cala opens 4th location of their robotic pasta restaurant at Place de la Madeleine.
  • Link to an interesting article about ‘sleeptech’ and ‘welltech’ on eHotelier by Adam and Larry Mogelonsky. With the title: ‘Why focus on sleep amenities to grow a hotel’s wellness’.
  • Ruby Hotels unveils project in Rotterdam, a conversion of office space into a 225-room hotel.
  • Leonardo Hotels enters into an agreement to acquire the Zien Group and its 12 hotels in the Netherlands.
  • Celest, the new premium restaurant and cocktai lbar of Magnicity in the Zalmhaven in Rotterdam is going to offer an unique experience based on the novel ‘The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall’ (1835) by Edgar Allan Poe.
  • Restaurant De Beren in Den Haag – Ypenburg is now open. Located in the building of Pathé Ypenburg.

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