Trends we spotted | Week 29

23-7-2021

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At horecatrends.com or hospitalitytrends.eu 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 a cake ATM in the Harrah’s Hotel and Casino and the posthumous film ‘Roadrunner’ about the life of Anthony Bourdain that has been shown in theaters nationwide since July 16 before heading to streaming on HBO Max and CNN.

Comfort food in a cone, Van Leeuwen ice cream and Kraft debut ‘mac and cheese’-flavored ice cream, inspiration for other ice cream parlors? And in Paris the Dream Factory will create immersive cinema, with as credo, ‘stop watching, start living’!

Board game Monopoly will come to life in a brand new immersive show launching in London on 14 August 2021, at Monopoly Lifesized. And we will get a ‘Fabrique des Lumières’ in Amsterdam, this new digital art center will open its doors in April 2022.

Just Salad introduced the Zero Foodprint Salad to support regenerative agriculture and Yard Bar in Austin is also a dog park, our ‘office friend’, dog Jimmy, would love to play there!

The first branch of fast food chain Chick&Cheez opened in Liège, serving original recipes fried chicken and sauces based on cheese. A new challenger on the fast food market in Belgium. And from 2024 the French startup Midnight Trains will start offering ‘hotel rooms on rails’ to travel by night from Paris to different European cities. Comfortable and a more sustainable way of travelling within Europe.

Deliverect launches their ‘Hidden Gems’ contest to support small and midsize restaurants, find out how you can participate.

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Gold foil-wrapped burritos at Chipotle to celebrate American athletes competing in Tokyo

23-7-2021

  • To celebrate American athletes, gold foil-wrapped burrito's by Chipotle

Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) announced this week it will be serving gold foil-wrapped burritos for a limited time at participating locations in-restaurant and through digital orders starting today, July 23. The limited-edition gold foil will celebrate American athletes competing in Tokyo and rally fans to cheer on first place finishes over the next three weeks. This is the first time Chipotle has introduced gold foil nationwide since it celebrated its 18th anniversary and debuted gold foil-wrapped burritos in 2011.

Do you celebrate your athletes also competing in the same Olympic Games? Five years ago, in 2016, we made a list of ten original celebrations with an Olympic theme from Brasil, check out this article for inspiration. And check out the way Chipotle made a pre-announcement on their social media channels!   

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Tavolino’s summer terrace with ITALICUS | Capri by the river in London

20-7-2021

  • ITALICUS served at the summer terrace of Tavolino
  • Cocktail met ITALICUS - summer terrace of Tavolino

This Thursday 22nd July, Tavolino, the Italian restaurant in the heart of London Bridge, will launch their summer terrace in partnership with award-winning modern Italian Aperitivo ITALICUS. The 100-seater terrace will be transformed into Capri by the river, with dishes and drinks inspired by the Italian coast.

Another example for a partnership to create a summer terrace, we spotted a couple of those summer terraces in London and Amsterdam as well, like pop-up Piazza by the Pier and café Bloesem! We wonder when we will see cocktails with this aperitivo ITALICUS Rosolio di Bergamotto at the terraces in the Netherlands. You can serve ITALICUS as a Spritz or a Negroni Bianco, or create your own cocktail with it. You have to visit the summer terrace Tavolino in London to try the The Alba Chiara blends ITALICUS cocktail or The Dolce Nuvola, sounds delicious to match their Amalfi lemon meringue!  

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Trends we spotted | Week 28

15-7-2021

At horecatrends.com or hospitalitytrends.eu 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 naughty treats, like dick- and vagina shaped waffles, spotted at La Quequetterie in Paris and Zizi Factory in London. And Ralph’s Tavern in Worcester, Massachusetts accepted Monopoly money!

The recently opened Restaurant Matū in Beverly Hills exclusively offers 100% grass-fed Wagyu beef, not a steakhouse but a real steak restaurant! And a great ad from Visit Norway: ‘You don’t need to be a billionaire to visit space’.  

The Uffizi museum has moved to Elba Island, with their first exhibition is about artworks that narrate Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. A celebration of the bicentenary death of Napoleon by the Uffizi Diffusi project.

Happy hour at the SPA at Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas is a bit different then you might expect, inspiration for wellness centers. And opening later this year in Barcelona, the three-story restaurant Jacqueline, concept inspired by the muse of Picasso. We’re curious!

Eco-luxury oasis 1 Hotel Toronto will open in downtown Toronto on August 4. The mission-driven, sustainable, luxury hospitality brand is now accepting reservations. And an article about foraged cocktails, rewilded bars turning to nature for their cocktail inspiration. With inspiration from Visit Sweden.

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Trends we spotted | Week 27

9-7-2021

At horecatrends.com or hospitalitytrends.eu 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 amongst others, beer made with goose poop, ‘Wasted Potential Imperial Sout’ by Ant Brew. Would you drink it? Another brewery in Australia, has a sustainable solution for the CO2 emissions, brewery Young Henrys uses algae to cut CO2 emissions.

This July, Soho Music Month will paint the iconic streets of London with culture. With for example talks, exhibitions, music history tours and a song competition.

The Radisson Hotel Group in partnership with Madaëf announced seven Moroccan hotels, of which four will open its doors this month, located in renowned tourist areas, Al Hoceima, Saïdia and Taghazout. The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts (with Hotel The Toren in Amsterdam amongst their portfolio) enhances its guest experiences by becoming the first global boutique hotel group to accept Cryptocurrency from any country for hotel bookings.

We didn’t know the brand Frutta Bowl, but it’s a fast growing superfoods café brand. They have 30+ restaurants in East U.S. and are going to debut in California. Part of the company WOWorks’ trajectory of non-traditional restaurant growth.

Sustainability is hip and much needed, we like it when luxury companies like LVMH are investing in it! Recently the luxury conglomerate announced plans to build a new center in Saclay, France dedicated to researching sustainable production.

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Trends we spotted | Week 26

2-7-2021

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With this week articles about amongst others blue raspberries, their origin and how they are used in products today. Have you hear about them? And about the opening of a new luxury hotel, the Cheval Blanc Paris, with rooms with panoramic views of the Seine.

Chance the Rapper collaborates with Starbucks to promote Starbucks’s ‘Ready to Drink’ canned and bottled coffees with the help of a TikTok campaign, with prizes including a one-on-one video moment with Chance. And an idea to save energy by storing your vegetables in ‘The Groundfridge’. Great idea for chefs who have their own vegetable garden.

We couldn’t find more information yet, but we spotted on the Instagram page of The Avocado Show that they are opening a location in London this summer! We wish their team a lot of success with the opening.

Inspiration for municipalities from Tokyo, the Nippon Foundation launched a new toilet facility as part of ‘THE TOKYO TOILET’ which makes toilets much more accessible to the public. Very handy especially if all restaurants and bars are closed, like during the pandemic!

Future Meat Technologies that has opened the world’s first industrial cultured meat facility. We wonder which food safety authority will be the first to allow human consumption!

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Novotel X LUCA | A love letter to Italy, youth, friendship and the young guests of the chain

29-6-2021

  • NOVOTEL X LUCA
  • NOVOTEL X LUCA
  • NOVOTEL X LUCA

Novotel, a leading brand within the Accor group, recently announced its latest collaboration with Disney and Pixar’s LUCA – a family-friendly original feature film about an unforgettable summer for two best friends in the Italian seaside town of Portorosso – which was released on June 18 on Disney +. Novotel X LUCA does celebrate the launch of the new movie with special offers and delightful surprises for its guests, fans and followers, across more than 40 participating countries, including the United Kingdom, France, South Korea, Canada, China, Mexico, India and many more.

We have seen many more releases of special offers and surprises by hotels and restaurant chains in collaboration with new movies but we love the social media part of this collaboration. Novotel has created a co-branded advert featuring clips from the film (shown in this article), and they invited guests to capture memories using their Luca-inspired Face Lens. Inspiring way to use Instagram!  

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Trends we spotted | Week 25

28-6-2021

At horecatrends.com or hospitalitytrends.eu 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 articles about amongst others Wolfgang Puck, a world-famous celebrity chef, who is opening his first restaurant in his country of birth Austria. And McDonald’s is still working towards a greener future worldwide and on local level, a new initiative in Switzerland is set to make a nation wide rollout.

El Pollo Loco is launching a pilot programme where they use their Air Loco Drone Delivery to deliver food into customer’s backyards. And some more sustainable projects; a collaboration between Mizuiro Inc and designeer Naoko Kimura led to the creation of crayons made from fruits and vegetables, safe for children to use.

A lot is happening in London this summer, with a magical afternoon tea being served at Aqua Sharp consisting of Peter Pan inspired treats and décor! And the Taste of London Festival that will be held from July 7 – 11 and July 14 – 18 in Regent’s Park.

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Trends we spotted | Week 24

18-6-2021

At horecatrends.com or hospitalitytrends.eu 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 some news from France; the Louvre Hotels Group is working together with Decathlon and the coaching application Trainme to transform a classic hotel room into a private gym. And the Logis Hotels Group is again partner of the 108th edition of the Tour de France.

Spotted in London; 11 outdoor cinemas popping up this summer! As both restaurants and cinemas have had a tough year, it might be a great idea to work together! Spotted in Paris, 60 restaurants and Deliveroo offer the reusable containers by barePack to create zero waste delivery.

Another Spritz Bar in combination with a Pizza Parlour; Piazza by the Pier in London. Will the Spritz Bars al fresco be the hit of this summer? And Lay’s chips opened a non-existent restaurant to introduce Amsterdammers to a menu consisting of three iconic Lay’s flavoured chips with names like the fast food giants KFC, Subway and Pizza Hut.

A Pop-Up Bike Experience of WeWatt X Ovamo was held in Antwerp on the Grote Markt. It might be a great idea as a bar or coffee bar to place a few WeWatt cycling tables to encourage exercise? And Vapiano’s Germany will go #Pinsa. They will gradually eliminate the classic pizza from its menu. The dough of the Pinsa is fluffier than the conventional pizza dough and also more digestible.

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Pop-up boutique and restaurant ‘Dior at Alto’ in Selfridges London

14-6-2021

  • Doir at Alto - Selfridges - Dioriviera
  • Dior at Alto - Selfridges - Beetroot carpaccio
  • Dior at Alto - Selfridges - Salade Nicoise
  • Dior at Alto - Selfridges - J'Adior Selfridges cocktail
  • Dior at Alto - Selfridges - Seabass carpaccio
  • Dior at Alto - Selfridges - Tagliolini Sicilian red prawn and caviar

This summer, Selfridges London is showcasing the Dioriviera capsule in a pop-up boutique with a seaside atmosphere at their iconic rooftop restaurant, Alto by San Carlo. The pop-up is named Dior at Alto and the space celebrates the art of living dear to the House and is adorned with toile de Jouy, an emblem revisited by Maria Grazia Chiuri in blue, chartreuse or raspberry.

We always love collaborations and this is another example and if you’re travelling to London this summer, another great restaurant to visit with delicious dishes on the menu. Already open and it will remain open till September 30th 2021. Check out where you can make a reservation further in the article. And as inspiration for restaurants and hotels, why not collaborate with local designers to create a pop-up?

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