Trends we spotted | Week 14
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 multi-keg switching tech changes beer kegs automatically and Hometels, a bridge between hotels and Airbnb’s.
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Art ahead | Highway Gallery by the Louvre Abu Dhabi
The Highway Gallery is an innovative project developed by the Louvre Abu Dhabi in celebration of the United Arab Emirates Innovation month. It has been created to reinforce art’s role in elevating everyday life into something beautiful and memorable. The Highway Gallery which showcases 10 magnificent artworks is located alongside the E11 or Sheikh Zayed Road from Dubai to Abu Dhabi. The masterpieces on display in giant 8×6 meter frames are introduced at 3 radio stations. The 10 artworks are just an example, to see them in person you need to visit the museum.
The gym of the future | Get Pumped, a research insight by Reebok and Gensler
‘The gym of the future is closer than you think’ is a research insight by Reebok and Gensler a global architecture and design firm. Interesting read for those changing the world around us, they revitalize the fuel stations we no longer need when we have more autonomous cars on the road and turn them into fuel for our bodies stations instead.
Five Star Lager | Beer cans with discount code for ride home
This January USA’s second-largest ride sharing company Lyft teamed up with Chicago’s Baderbrau Brewing on Five Star Lager. They created beer cans with discount codes for the ride home. Hoping to reach drunk drivers and to persuade them to call for a ride home.
Nexto Guided Stories | Guided Audio tours 2.0
The Nexto Guided Stories are a new type of navigational experience, available on the Nexto Platform. Users who are visiting a city can get into the shoes of an active explorer to discover location-based information in an interactive way. Think of cultural tourism destinations and museums. Nexto Guided Stories uses Augmented Reality, which is the same technology as the Pokémon GO game released last year.
The Standard | #RingYourRep
We spotted a YouTube video about a public phone booth, placed outside The Standard High Line hotel in New York City, here they connect you directly to your political representatives. #RingYourRep, free of charge. In all five hotels of The Standard you can dial direct to Congress in your hotel room. All to make your voice heard on issues that matter to you. Don’t text or Twitter but dial direct.
Frazzled Cafe | It’s OK to not be OK!
The number one bestselling author, comedian and leading mental health campaigner Ruby Wax has joined forces with Marks & Spencer to launch Frazzled Cafes in M&S stores. ‘It’s ok not to be ok, feeling frazzled, come on in and let it out!’
Dubai launches a self-flying drone taxi service
In Dubai, from this summer onwards it’s possible to experience a self-flying taxi. Passengers can select a destination and the ‘Ehang184’ drone will transport you to this destination. This new type of transportation should reduce the number of accidents on roads and move passengers faster from destination A to B.
iLost.co | Website for lost & found
A centralized and standard platform for lost and found gear. In the Netherlands the iLost.co crowdfund was backed with €238.000,= last year and are rapidly expanding their iLost network.
Best read articles in 2016
At the end of 2016 we are not going to publish the ´Trends we spotted this week´. Instead of that we have collected the best read articles of last year. The top five articles are published below. We hope you will get inspired in 2017 just as you were in 2016 by our trends.
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