Inspiration from 2018 | A list of alternatives to replace your plastic straws
The use of plastic straws has already been abolished in several American cities. Last year, the European Commission also proposed to ban the use of plastic disposable items per 2021. Several parties have now taken the initiative to ban plastic straws permanently. They came up with sustainable alternatives. In this article from 2018 we came up with some alternatives!
Pop-up stores at your summer destination
Lately, pop-up stores seem to be everywhere. Curious if there will be one at your summer destination? In this article you’ll read which pop-up stores we have seen passing by and which ones will still be there coming period.
Are you going to London this summer? A number of ‘trendy’ places to visit!
We spot a lot of inspiration in London for hospitality trends. Below is a short list with a number of great, ‘trendy’ places to visit. By the way, the Dominique Ansel Bakery in London where we wrote about yesterday is a great experience as well!
Inspiration from 2018 | Robots
In the Netherlands restaurants, hotels and bars face a big shortage of staff! Many hospitality entrepreneurs will sometimes miss a robot in service! We wonder when we will see robots in the Dutch hospitality industry?
YOTEL, the affordable luxury hotel brand, announces their new hire in their Boston hotel, YO2D2. The Seaport hotel is known for its of-the-moment technology offerings which include super-fast (and free) WiFi, self-service check-in via mobile app and sleek cabins with SmartBeds™ and Technowalls. With this latest tech enhancement, guests can look forward to receiving amenities from and taking selfies with YOTEL’s newest crew member, YO2D2.
Would you like to eat in a robot-run restaurant? Or would you prefer a restaurant in which the waiter is being helped by a robot that helps them carry your food? Bear Robotics is designed not to replace human waiters but to act as an assistant. Korean restaurant Kang Nam Tofu House in Milpitas, California is the first to try out Bear Robotics.
Spyce is a Boston-based restaurant, founded by MIT graduates and backed by Michelin-starred chef Daniel Boulud. At Spyce, robots produce healthy fast food at affordable prices. At the newly-opened establishment all bowls start at USD 7.50, the prices are lower than at similar restaurants as robots save on human labor expenses and the robots work fast! The robots prepare your meal in 2 minutes and as you can watch in the video underneath the article, they even clean up their own mess!
Pulitzer Home collection | The Pulitzer hotel in Amsterdam starts online shop
An article about pure hotel luxury at home! Every now and then you come across something in hotel rooms that you actually want at home. For example, a few years ago we slept at Brown’s in London, a lovely hotel with excellent bedding. In the morning my husband was already googling where he could buy Egyptian linen of 600 grams in the Netherlands. It would have been a lot easier if there had been a Brown’s Home collection, such as the Pulitzer hotel in Amsterdam just started. The complete Pulitzer Bed and Design items are now available in their online shop, the Pulitzer Home Collection. The Pulitzer experience but then at home, it’s now possible with the launch of the new Pulitzer Home collection from Pulitzer Amsterdam.
Trends we spotted | Week 29
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, among other links to articles about a new site where DSM and Evonik started the commercial production of omega-3 fatty acids rich in EPA and DHA from natural marine algae for sustainable salmon farming. And JuiceBrothers opened their 9th store in Downtown Memphis, to celebrate this they serve a special Memphis Smoothie!
We spotted a hotel room with a very cool amenity, a full-sized flight simulator! If you want to book the room at the Haneda Excel Hotel Tokyu you need to travel to Japan.
And another step in emancipation: Pampers announced that they will provide 5,000 baby changing tables for installation in public restrooms. This in response to the movement #SquatforChange! And Solar foods invented the Solein, a revolutionary natural protein source! And have you ever heard of Hala fruit?
Andaz Hotel Prinsengracht & Bluespoon restaurant & bar | Pride Amsterdam
It’s almost time for Pride Amsterdam! From July 27 to August 4, Amsterdam is even more colorful! Because of its location on the Prinsengracht with a direct view at the water, the Andaz hotel has been one of the most perfect places to experience Pride Amsterdam for years. In this period they organize, among other things, the Andaz X WinQ pre-pride breakfast, the Andaz Pride viewing deck, Pride Wonderland Weddings and of course the ‘Video Art takeover’ can be viewed by everyone.
Ibis Tallinn Center in Estonia | First hotel to feature the new hospitality experience of Ibis
In January 2019, Ibis paved the way for a new kind of hospitality refocused on social interaction in order to satisfy the new expectations of customers. With a warm and personalized welcome and spaces that are entirely open to the outside world, ibis is developing its model and moving from a uniform and standardized approach to one that is more flexible and tailored.
Steven Taylor, Accor Chief Marketing Officer, said, “On January 31st, we unveiled a new customer experience which positions ibis as a social hub, opening up to the local community and connecting with travelers and locals alike. I am delighted with the opening of Ibis Tallinn Center, which also embodies our new mobile hospitality vision as exemplified by the new check-in system.”
Horecatrends | Tips for Culinary videos worth watching – week 28
YouTube has been a source of inspiration for spotting trends the past few years. Every day, thousands of movies are uploaded with new and interesting content. We too sometimes use videos as a source of inspiration to write about. With this week again a selection of 3 videos which our colleague Manual Imanse thinks are worth watching.
This week links to videos about ‘What coffee looks like around the world and why menuca honey from New Zealand is so expensive. And since the beginning of July, amusement park Walibi Holland has a new attraction: the Untamed.
Horecatrends | Tips for Culinary videos worth watching – week 26
YouTube has been a source of inspiration for spotting trends the past few years. Every day, thousands of movies are uploaded with new and interesting content. We too sometimes use videos as a source of inspiration to write about. With this week again a selection of 3 videos which our colleague Manuel Imanse thinks are worth watching.
This week videos about ‘La Bonnotte de Noirmoutier’, world’s most expensive potatoes and an video about why Pink Himalayan Salt is so expensive. Last but not least: a video about Sea Cucumbers.