Wearable technology | The future is coming to dinner
Most of us know the Apple Watch, the Fitbit and some other wearable devices. But how is wearable technology used in the hospitality industry? We found a couple of examples with the main focus on creating an ultimate guest experience. From making guests life easier to creating a way to get information faster and easier accessible for employees. But did you know that there are already companies experimenting with using the same technology to track employee health?
The Aviary cocktail bar | Grant Achatz will open a second location in New York
Last week Grant Achatz announced the opening of a second location of his world famous Aviary cocktail bar in New York. The first location of the Aviary cocktail bar is in Chicago, near Grant Achatz famous restaurant Alinea (*** Michelin). There were rumours but now it has been confirmed, the Aviary cocktail bar will open this summer at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in the Time Warner building at Columbus Circle. Another reason for foodies to go to New York.
Trends we spotted | Week 10
At Horecatrends we spot a lot of national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write articles about, the smaller trends we use in our column ‘Trends we spotted this week’. This week amongst others a champagne vending machine in Las Vegas and in Japan opened a pop-up mayonnaise restaurant. Starbucks has announced their plans for an European Starbucks Roastery in Milan.
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Tunes Bar | Around the world in 11 cocktails
This week, the first edition of the Amsterdam Cocktail Week started and a ‘must see’ is the Tunes Bar at the Conservatorium Hotel. Last week they launched Tunes Around The World, a tantalizing trip around the world in eleven exciting cocktail & foodpairings. The plans from Bar Manager Tim Hoevenagel and Chef Schilo van Coevorden are ambitious: Tunes should be a destination bar for all cocktails.
The DogHouse | World’s first craft beer hotel
Scottish craft brewery BrewDog is giving beer geeks an ultimate beer-themed immersive experience, with plans to build a craft beer hotel. The DogHouse hotel is expected to open in 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. Every element of your stay will pay homage to hops and the vast world of incredible craft beer. Brewdog is currently raising money for The Doghouse hotel through Indiegogo.
Lokal Hotel | ‘Invisible Service’ Boutique hotel
A 6-unit boutique hotel with a focus on invisible service, will open soon in Philadelphia, USA. The Lokal Hotel will offer guests an authentic Philadelphia experience and an escape that feels like home. The hotel seeks to provide a unique connection with the city without sacrificing the comfort and care travelers expect.
Alibi Hostel | Sleeping in a prison
Ever wanted to experience what it’s like to sleep a night in prison? It’s now possible in Leeuwarden. Since the beginning of this year, a hostel opened in former prison ‘De Blokhuispoort’. In order to find the perfect balance of keeping the original interior but still providing a comfortable and fun stay, several changes had to be made.
The Beaufort bar | Inspiring cocktail menu in an illustrated tunnel book
Known for its theatrical drinks and dramatic décor, The Beaufort Bar at the Savoy in London is launching a new cocktail menu today in the form of a beautifully illustrated tunnel book. Twisting strands from the Savoy’s illustrious history into a fascinating cocktail narrative, the menu takes guests on a tour of the hotel through its legendary tales and extraordinary guests. From secret wartime bars, rooftop tap-dancing and extravagant gondola parties to luminaries such as Alfred Hitchcock, Katherine Hepburn and Tom Jones, the menu will be a celebration of some of The Savoy’s most captivating stories.
Harry Potter inspired afternoon Tea | At the Llety Cynin Bed-and-Breakfast
Are you a massive Harry Potter fan; did you prefer to read Harry Potter books over your school books and did you always wanted to know how the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry treats would taste like? Than the Llety Cynin bed-and-breakfast in South Wales is the place to be!
Retro arcade games | Big halls, arcade games, a group of friends and specialty beers
Do you like specialty beers and old-school arcade games? We spot this combination more often. Beer breweries and pubs which not only offer a wide variety of specialty beers but also give you the opportunity to play nostalgic retro arcade games such as: pinball, air-hockey, pool or even get rid of your frustrations by playing the shooting game Mortal Kombat. In Amsterdam we even have a hotel where you can play, The Arcade hotel.