Neapolitan pizza conquers (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


  • 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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Trends we spotted | Week 41


At 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 Coca-Cola Energy that will be available in January 2020 in the US, one of our colleagues tried it!

The American “New Wave Foods” has found a vegan alternative to shrimp! And so cute! The McHive by McDonald’s Sweden!

And the Michelin Guide UK and Ireland 2020 is published! La Dame de Pic London, from chef Anne-Sophie Pic has been awarded a second Michelin star, she now holds 8 Michelin stars across 5 restaurants.

The company ‘Bace’ created the ROTOFARM, curious what it is? Read the article!

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greet by Accor | With ‘Pure rooms’ and ‘Pop rooms’


  • greet hotel Beaune - new concept by Accor
  • greet hotel Beaune - new concept by Accor
  • greet hotel Beaune - new concept by Accor
  • greet hotel Beaune - new concept by Accor

Accor is introducing a new alternative hospitality offering, with a closer connection to people and the environment. Their concept ‘greet’ has to be a reflection of the group’s commitments, it forms part of a locally engaged approach and provides a response to these new guest expectations in relation to sustainable tourism. Expect, upcycled furniture sourced from flea markets, like a jar used as a bedside lamp, fresh, simple and local products, a friendly and unique atmosphere.

The brand’s first property, the greet hotel Beaune opened its doors last April, greet is the latest addition to Accor’s economy segment. Community-based, engaged and non-standardized brand, its aim is to welcome those seeking meaning in their purchases, relationships and lifestyle! But according to Accor greet is not just an economy brand. It’s a state of mind symbolized by a name, meaning to welcome, meet and celebrate. A single watchword: sharing – moments, stories and experiences.

Following the greet hotel Beaune, new openings are planned in Marseille (St Charles & Airport), Lyon Perrache, Paris, St Witz, Rennes, Bourges or Saint-Germain-en-Laye. The brand will quickly expand in various destinations in Europe, with a 1st address already scheduled in Darmstadt (Germany). Its ambition: 300 hotels opening in Europe by 2030!

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Trends we spotted | Week 40


At 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 ‘Blue caviar’, a cannabis restaurant with licence opened in Los Angeles and London’s Cocktail Week 2019 that starts today, October 4.

A new Korean restaurant will open this November in London. Seoul Bird, from the world-renowned Korean American chef Judy Joo. And the Borough Market celebrates 21 years with the launch of the Borough Market Kitchen, a new communal dining space housed in Jubilee Place.

Have you already heard about OmniPork a vegan substitute for pork meat? We didn’t but this Asian concept is looking to expand beyond Asia into the UK.

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CityHub Copenhagen will open in the summer of 2020


  • CityHub Copenhagen

Hot on the heels of Amsterdam and Rotterdam, CityHub’s third location will be in one of the healthiest and happiest cities in Europe, Copenhagen. CityHub Copenhagen will open its doors in summer 2020 and will mark CityHub’s first step towards international expansion.

Launched four years ago in Amsterdam, CityHub was created to fulfil the gap between hotels and hostels. Founders Pieter van Tilburg and Sem Schuurkes, two assiduous travelers themselves, recognized that the hotel industry was lacking satisfactory solutions for millennials who are looking for an accessible and authentic experience at the heart of a city.

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International Coffee Day | How do you make the perfect Espresso Martini?


  • Tia Espresso Martini kit
  • Espresso Martini cocktail
  • Espresso Martini Belenkaya
  • Irish Espresso Martini
  • Oriental Espresso Martini

Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world, and an essential ingredient of a coffee cocktail. The famous ‘Espresso Martini’ coffee cocktail has been in the top 10 of best-selling cocktails worldwide for years! The Espresso Martini is a true classic and has become an integral part of the cocktail menu. This cocktail is guaranteed to give you a cool down and energy kick at the same time. From now on you can also get started with coffee cocktails at home with the Tia Maria Espresso Martini kit. On the occasion of International Coffee Day they give away three delicious varieties (including a spicy variety!) on the iconic Espresso Martini, to prepare at home.

It seems to be ‘International Coffee Day’ today, October 1 2019! The popularity of coffee is celebrated worldwide on this day. We are gradually seeing that these types of ‘commercial days’ are also being used in the Netherlands. For example today they also celebrate the ‘International Day for Older Persons’ in the UK and the ‘World Vegetarian Day’ is celebrated internationally. You can find entire lists of what is celebrated every day! Today this article from Tia Maria around one of my favorite cocktails, the Espresso Martini! ^Marjolein

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Trends we spotted | Week 39


  • Trends we spotted this week

At 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 links to articles about inspiration around ice cream by Spanish parlour Rocambolesc and McDonalds Canada is testing the P.L.T. Burger they created with Beyond Meat.

Pulpac is a patented innovation that can replace single-use plastic at a lower price on a global scale and in a press release TripAdvisor says it blocked more than a million fake reviews in 2018.

Food lifestyle brand Bon Appétit opens a virtual restaurant in Chicago, Bon Appétit Delivered and would you like to try a burrata stuffed with pizza sauce? They serve it with pizza crust at restaurant The Bedford.

Helsinki just became the world’s first ‘City as a Service’ to attract more tech talent for the companies in this city and more about ‘The Fyre Burger’ created by ‘Lock & Key Social Drinkery Kitchen’ in Los Angeles!

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Boutique antique Hotel Beijers | A new, unique hotel in Utrecht


  • Hotel Beijers in Utrecht

In the violence of the openings of new hotels of large chains that have found their way to Utrecht (The Netherlands), the opening of Hotel Beijers can be called special. The combination of boutique with antique makes Hotel Beijers unique for Utrecht and perhaps even for the Netherlands. At Hotel Beijers you really step into another world and it appears as if time has stood still. Yet the hotel is anything but old-fashioned, because in the design they worked with bold color combinations, special antiques and the hotel is equipped with all the luxury and modern conveniences of today.

The hotel has 15 rooms and no room is the same. A cool concept for guests who love architecture, antiques and history, but of course with a modern twist! Utrecht City Concepts will run the hotel. They are known for its collection of small-scale boutique hotels in the center of Utrecht. You can recognize them from Mother Goose, Eye Hotel, Court Hotel, Hotel26 and the Malie Hotel.

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Quirky ‘storytelling’ video for BUNK hotels | ‘Another hotel’


  • BUNK Hotels in Utrecht en Amsterdam
  • BUNK Hotel Utrecht - credits Wouter van der Sar
  • BUNK Hotel Utrecht - credits Wouter van der Sar
  • flexwerken bij het BUNK Hotel in Utrecht - credits Michiel Ton

If you have missed the news: BUNK Hotels has recently opened the doors of its first location in the heart of Utrecht in an old church. BUNK Amsterdam will open soon, also in a former house of God.

We wrote earlier about this special hotel in the Westerkerk in Utrecht, and with the announcement of BUNK Amsterdam they have created a special promotional video for the concept. A big nod to Wes Anderson’s Grand Budapest Hotel, that’s what you could call this artistic piece of cinematography from BUNK. And also an ode to the bird of paradise that lurks in everyone, as ultimately we all have our own original story. BUNK brings these stories together.

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