Trends we spotted | Week 1

10-1-2022

  • trends we spotted this week
  • Beyond Fried Chicken introduces by Liza KoshyBeyond Fried Chicken introduced by Liza Koshy
  • The Bedford by Martha Stewart in Las VegasThe Bedford by Martha Stewart in Las Vegas

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 amongst others the design of the new Hotel Piet Hein Eek in Eindhoven and Horecagroep RCE will open a new restaurant from the chain ‘Stan’ in the Sphinxkwartier in Maastricht in the spring of 2022.

Dutch Brave Food: that is what Katy Elst and Ron Okhuijsen, after more than 25 years of experience as restaurant entrepreneurs, want to put on the map at Blue Bar1 in Utrecht. We spotted ‘Taste the TV’ in Japan (with video) and this Monday, January 10, Beyond Fried Chicken debuts nationwide at KFC®.

Geoffrey is a cute 10-pound delivery vehicle/robot developed by Ignacio Tartavull and Gellert Mattyus of Tiny Mile. And it’s pushed of the streets of Toronto. Great idea for uniform shoes, the Zen Running Club shoes, if you want your restaurant or hotel to be as sustainable as possible. They are 100% vegan and plant-based.

A photo of food taken by writer Nicholas Gill in a famous BBQ joint in Brooklyn, NYC, will be auctioned as an NFT. And global lifestyle icon Martha Stewart will open her first-ever restaurant, The Bedford by Martha Stewart at Paris Las Vegas in Spring 2022.

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The Week Without Meat & Dairy in the Netherlands

6-1-2022

  • Week Zonder Vlees & Zuivel

The fifth edition of the Dutch National Week Zonder Vlees (Without Meat) will take place from the 7th – 13th of March 2022. Since the first edition in March 2018, this sustainability campaign has been an annual initiative that shows that eating less meat has a positive impact on the climate. New this year is the addition ‘& Dairy’. In addition to reducing meat, dairy also has a very dominant effect on the climate. During the Dutch National Week Without Meat & Dairy 2022, participants are therefore challenged not only to forgo meat, but also to try to replace dairy. You can register here!

In the past year we have also seen a number of restaurants and Dutch chains, such as Bram Ladage and Eazie, which responded to this Dutch week last year. It remains a great idea to tempt your guests to choose a special vegetarian menu during this week!

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Hyatt rolls out room keys in Apple Wallet

4-1-2022

  • Hyatt offers room keys in Apple Wallet - credits HyattHyatt offers room keys in Apple Wallet - credits Hyatt
  • Hyatt offers room keys in Apple Wallet - credits HyattHyatt offers room keys in Apple Wallet - credits Hyatt

In the beginning of December, Hyatt introduced the new contactless key technology of Hyatt Guests to seamlessly and securely tap their iPhone or Apple Watch to unlock across the first six participating U.S. hotels. Hyatt is the first brand to offer room keys in Apple Wallet.

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Trends we spotted | Week 52 2021

3-1-2022

  • trends we spotted this week
  • Bagels & Beans opent in de Brabander, Tilburg
  • Tapestry by Hilton -Cosmopolita Rome
  • KFC_Green_Marketing_Campaign
  • Skybar Paris on the rooftop of Pullman Paris Montparnasse

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 amongst others about the first beer spa in France and in Paris opened the first European Skybar on the rooftop of the Pullman Paris Montparnasse.

In Belgium La Trappe Beer introduced a modern and sustainable habit for the monks of the Koningshoeven Abbey, created by G-Star RAW.

The VersaValet by Standard Textile is a laundry collection bag that doubles as clean return garment bag. And the Vegan Babybel cheese, covered with green wax is available on the UK market at the Sainsbury’s supermarkets.

An interesting article at VegNews about ‘turning beer waste into vegan eggs and milk’ by Anheuser-Busch InBev. And Italy will welcome its first Tapestry Collection by Hilton Hotel in Rome’s Historic Centre this year, Cosmopolita Rome.

McDonald’s China is testing ‘Green Charging Bike’ at 2 stores, the bikes are created by waste and help their guests to charge for example their phone. And KFC China launched an interactive section on its Super App addressing topics including “Exploring Carbon Reduction” and “The Journey to Carbon Neutrality”. A green rewards program.

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JAMES horeca | Platform for temporary staff in the Dutch hospitality industry

3-1-2022

  • JAMES horecaAMES horeca app in Amsterdam
  • JAMES horeca app in Den BoschJAMES horeca app in Den Bosch
  • JAMES horeca app in NijmegenJAMES horeca app in Nijmegen
  • JAMES horeca app in UtrechtJAMES horeca app in Utrecht

Although we are not forced to hire new employees for a while, it is wise to check how you can get staff once we can reopen. The shortage of staff has been a reason for many companies to close several times slots in the past year here in the Netherlands.

JAMES horeca, a platform for temporary staff with an app for hospitality employees, could help compensate for the current shortage. Thanks to their 360-degree approach, they find, train, and captivate employees who help the Dutch hospitality industry at events, restaurants, bars, and clubs. With the result of always having trained people on location, something in which they are distinctive and progressive.

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Happy Holidays

23-12-2021

  • Fijne FeestdagenFijne Feestdagen - foto Faas Est 2016 Leiden
  • Fijne Feestdagen - foto Faas Est 2016 LeidenFijne Feestdagen - foto Faas Est 2016 Leiden

Thank you for reading our articles! In a world where so much is happening at the same time, attention is rare and precious. We don’t take your attention for granted and are looking forward to inspire you in 2022.   

Here in the Netherlands we are in lockdown in fear of theOmicron Variant. We are a small country that’s very crowded which means that the virus can easily spread among us. So for now we’re looking with envy to all the countries where the restaurants, shops, clubs, gyms, theatres, museums, cafés and bars are open.   

One of the side effects of this obligatory closure is that most people working in the hospitality industry get to spend Christmas evening at home. Quality time with your families, enjoying the company you’ve invited with Christmas. And of course for those working, have some Christmas spirit with your colleagues. We spotted a lot of restaurants that already decided to stay closed for this Christmas weekend or to only deliver Christmas diner boxes. And with the obligatory lock down as of December 19, lots of restaurants followed.  

Have a great Christmas Eve and for 2022 we wish you a healthy and happy New Year with many visits to restaurants, cafés and bars! 😉 

Team Van Spronsen & Partners Group

Trends we spotted | Week 50

20-12-2021

  • ‘Loco Gifts and Gear’ store by El Pollo Loco‘Loco Gifts and Gear’ store by El Pollo Loco

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 winter coffees from all over the world, inspiration from Starbucks. And a “snowman pizza” made by Joe’s Rotisseria in New Jersey!

The first 1,600 Neder Bananas from Wageningen University & Research in the Netherlands were harvested at the end of November. Many atypical and sustainable products are made of them! Ever heard of ‘National Cookies Day’? We didn’t, but this day is celebrated on December 4th and Subway opened a ‘Cookieway’ pop-up store around this date.

The fast food chain ‘El Pollo Loco’ is launching a ‘Loco Gifts and Gear’ store in which they sell merchandise specially designed for them, such as a bicycle. And the UK’s cheapest champagne bar has opened, Aldi will sell its award-winning Veuve Monsigny champagne for just £2.33 a glass. And so nice: a ‘Santa sushi’, created by Wave Asian Bistro & Sushi out in Mount Dora, Florida.

Airbnb had a special Christmas promotion in the USA: 4 people could be guests for one night in the ‘Home Alone’ house! Including lots of details like the cheese pizza and Kraft Macaroni & Cheese.

In London you can enjoy the patisserie of the French chef Cedric Grolet in The Berkeley Café and when you are in London now you can enjoy a special ‘Borealis’ by the famous artist Dan Acher for 2 more days. Northern lights above London during the Winter Lights season, we would love to see that above Amsterdam as well!

 Uber Eats was the first to deliver meals to space on December 11! And have you heard of PappaRoti? They sell drinks and special coffee buns from Malaysia in more than 400 locations worldwide. Located in Brussels, among others.

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Hotels for Trees | Blycolin becomes Founding Partner

16-12-2021

  • Blycolin founding partner of Hotels for TreesBlycolin founding partner of Hotels for Trees
  • Blycolin founding partner of Hotels for TreesBlycolin founding partner of Hotels for Trees

Blycolin becomes Founding Partner of Hotels for Trees. The international specialist in linen service for the hospitality industry offers the foundation financial support for further European growth. Furthermore, Blycolin will promote the concept among its more than 2,000 hotel customers.

Hotels for Trees is committed to making hotel room cleaning more sustainable by converting savings into planting trees. Until now they have planted 5,000 trees, their goal for 2022 is 100,000 trees and by 2025 even 1 million trees. It is an easy concept to implement for both the hotels and their guests. A number of renowned Dutch hotels are already participating, such as Grand Hotel De Draak, Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin, Banks Mansion and Hotel Kapellerput. More about this concept in this article.

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Nobu Hotel and Restaurant San Sebastián will open in 2023

16-12-2021

  • Nobu Hotel and Restaurant opens in San Sebastián in 2023Nobu Hotel and Restaurant opens in San Sebastián in 2023
  • Nobu Hotel and Restaurant opens in San Sebastián in 2023Nobu Hotel and Restaurant opens in San Sebastián in 2023

Nobu Hospitality, the global lifestyle brand founded by Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro, and Meir Teper, announced its fourth Spanish hotel and restaurant – Nobu Hotel and Restaurant San Sebastián. With a strong focus on cuisine, local culture, and architectural design combined with an air of celebrity, Nobu may have met its match in San Sebastián. As the capital of Gipuzkoa, this is a city with the most Michelin stars per square meter than anywhere else in the world, the site of Balenciaga’s first atelier, and a place that Hemingway fondly called home while writing ‘Fiesta’. A true culinary mecca, the mountainous Basque Country’s culture is reflected throughout the coastal town, where visitors are invited to hop from bar to restaurant while sampling bitesize gastronomy referred to locally as pintxo.

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W Hotels debuts in Italy with the opening of W Rome

14-12-2021

  • W ROME - Lounge BarW ROME - Lounge Bar
  • W ROME - Welcome Area detailW ROME - Welcome Area detail
  • W ROME - living roomW ROME - living room
  • W ROME - See and Be SeenW ROME - See and Be Seen

W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary hotel brands, recently mad its stylish and spirited Italian debut, with the much-anticipated opening of W Rome. The 162-room hotel, spanning two adjacent 19th century palazzos, makes a captivating entrance as it redefines discerning hospitality in the heart of the Eternal City. Primely located on Via Liguria next to the Spanish Steps.

“Layers of ancient history, exceptional food and wine, spectacular art and architecture, and the genuine welcoming attitude from its people – there is no place quite like Italy and no city quite like Rome,” said Tom Jarrold, Global Brand Leader, W Hotels Worldwide. “It is this Italian zest for life that pairs so well with the inspiring energy of the W Hotels experience. W Rome brings together unexpected design, inviting social spaces and the extraordinary talents of chefs Ciccio Sultano and Fabrizio Fiorani to create a refreshing and highly-experiential lens for modern luxury.”

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