Press garbage together with bin


Plastic waste is easily compressed to 50% of its original volume by the Plettum bin. This bin can help (small) restaurants, hotels and bars to save on waste costs. In the 25 liter garbage bag approximately 50 liters of garbage can be compressed. Do you have more tips to save on garbage? Send it to

Opening eighth Four Seasons hotel in China


Between the 74th and 98th floor of the Guangzhou IFC building in China the Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou opened with 344 luxe rooms. It is the eighth hotel by Four Seasons in China, were this number stands for prosperity and wealth. The presidential suite on the 97th floor has a stunning 336m2 living area. See the video for an impression.

Lobster in a bird cage during reopening Diamond Horseshoe


During New Year’s Eve, Paramount hotel owner Aby Rosen reopened ‘The Diamond Horseshoe’. The space is located under the Parmount Hotel and was originally opened in December 1938, but closed its doors in 1951. ‘The Diamond Horseshoe’ is a ballroom that not only serves the night life but also as a venue for theatrical performances. The space has undergone a renovation and features two bars, a kitchen and private rooms. During the reopening the show ‘Queen of the Night’ was played, a combination of performances, music, circus and food. During the show guests were served lobster in bird cages, whole roast pork and smoked ribs with cocktails, wine and champagne.

New hotels for 2014


Telegraph gives a list of 14 hotels that will open in 2014. For example the Raffles hotel in Istanbul or the Anantara Doha Island Resort & Spa in Qatar. The video above shows the Shangri-La hotel in ‘The Shard’ building in London. ‘The Shard’ is the largest building of Western-Europe and offers a stunning view of London. The ‘Shangri-La’ hotel is located from the 34th to the 52th floor of the building with 202 rooms, an infinity pool, a cocktail bar and a signature restaurant and lounge. For more hotels, visit

Collaboration Carlton Oasis and Intratuin


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The Carlton Oasis in Spijkenisse (The Netherlands) works together with Intratuin in Rhoon and Rhoon Groenprojecten BV to decorate the hotel in Winter atmospheres. The hotel buys its Christmas and buffet decorations from the local garden center, that decorates the lobby as a return of favor.

Happy holidays


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We wish you all the best for the holidays.

Best wishes from Laura Stoter, Marjolein van Spronsen and Armand Sol of the Van Spronsen & Partners Group.

Written in the stars


A revolution in Christmas-cards. Write it in the stars with an iOS device via

The Hobbit pop up book


At the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles the largest pop-up book in the world introduced the premiere of ‘The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug’. For five days the book promoted New Zealand as holiday destination. See the book here.

Accor Meeting Hotel Finder


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With the new search engine ‘Accor Meeting Hotel Finder’ of Accor Hotels, MICE- and meeting planners can search easily for a suitable location for their conference or event. They can search for a location based on the geographical location, type of event, accommodation and hotel segment. When the meeting planner has selected a location they can directly request for an offer or book the location. The search engine has more than 1,000 locations and 10,000 rooms in 90 different countries of which 65% in Europe and 23% in Asia Pacific.

Balsan DUO carpet designed INCH hotel suite


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Network club INCH (international network connecting hotelschool graduates) has decorated a hotel suite at the Hotelschool The Hague campus Amsterdam in collaboration with Balsan DUO carpet. The design studio of Balsan DUO has designed the room together with architect Frank ter Horst. The hotel suite is themed unruliness, spontaneity and to act unconventional. Balsan has placed a striking carpet with 4 designs on the floor and they also decorated the wall and the window frame with the same carpet. There is a bed of 2m by 2m in the middle of the room, a maxibar and enough space to move freely.

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