Casa Velas | Holy Guacamole, time for Guacamania!

22-11-2018

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Do you love guacamole? Casa Velas in Mexico, an adults-only boutique hotel in Puerto Vallarta, has been organizing Guacamania, a tribute to the green fruit, twice throughout the year 2018. Guacamania at the hotel means special avocado-focused menus, avocado-themed spa treatments, a dedicated guacamologist and many more! The Guacamania festival took place in March as well as September (in honor of Mexico’s Independence Day). Lots of millennials reading this blog might hope Guacamania returns in 2019! Inspiration for all the hotels which focus on millennials as guests, why doesn’t your restaurant have a guacamologist? lees verder

Trends we spotted | Week 46

16-11-2018

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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, amongst others, about an automatic Negroni machine in the underground cocktail bar Mr. Fogg’s in London and people living there can order IKEA’s Swedish meatballs through Uber Eats. Michelin released their ‘Cantonese Food Guide 2019’, this is the first Michelin guide that focuses on a cuisine, not a city or region. And also a link to a video  about the Avocaderia in Brooklyn and the EFSA (the European Food Safety Authority) has developed a new food safety management approach that makes it simpler for small retailers to donate food. We also spotted a link to a great video about the process of making the Aviary Cocktail Book. And do you know where Zerobnb stands for? Or did you ever drink Kaffeost? lees verder

Flip Sigi | Special dish: Sinigang Cup Noodles

15-11-2018

  • Photo received from Flip Sigi - credits FoodbeastPhoto received from Flip Sigi - credits Foodbeast

Flip Sigi is a ‘Filipino Taqueria’ with several locations in New York. The restaurant is a modern take on Filipino cuisine specialized in tacos, burritos, rice bowls, burgers and bao buns. Jordan Andino is the chef and owner, who recently created a temporary special new dish: Sinigang Cup Noodles. A combination of Nissin Cup Noodles and a traditional tangy sinigang soup topped-off with a few crispy fries. lees verder

The use of power banks in the hospitality industry

15-11-2018

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For restaurant owners it will always be important to continue to respond to the needs of the modern guest. The modern guest with his cell phone, we mean! We have already seen several solutions for this, from actions to enthuse guests to switch off the phone during dinner to offering various possibilities to charge their mobile. This doesn’t always have to go hand in hand with huge investments, an example of restaurant De Dorpskamer in Ermelo (the Netherlands), which offers their guests power banks to charge their mobile phone at the table. lees verder

Trends we spotted | Week 45

9-11-2018

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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, amongst others, about Halo Burger that will open the first vegan burger joint that sells the Beyond Burger in London and the Amsterdam-based The Avocado Show will open a restaurant in Brussels by the end of this month. And more vegan news: in London you can follow a fast track vegan chef course! In New York at the Time Warner Center David Chang opened a Korean wrap bar, Bāng Bar. We also spotted crystal cordless lamps!

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Trends we spotted | Week 44

2-11-2018

  • Trends in het kort

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, amongst others, about shelf stable omelette bars for breakfast and Dubai gets their first floating swimming pool at sea. Also links to a tempting looking purple sweet potato toast and about the new owner of the popular Asian-style chain Wagamama. And chef Quique Dacosta will open a restaurant in London next year! And a video about an adorable latte!

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Trends we spotted | Week 43

26-10-2018

  • Trends in het kort

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, amongst others, a link to an article about Crossroads Kitchen that serves luxury plant-based seafood towers for vegetarians! But also a link to an article about the new fish markets in Tokyo, Toyosu Market and Panera Bread started a campaign around food transparency: ‘Food Interrupted’. McDonald’s started with testing ‘cold brew coffee’ in all their San Diego based restaurants. Further we show links to Christmas flavoured chips, Starbucks opens their first U.S. signing store and in London a restaurant called ‘Potus’ will open next week!

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Wellness Hostel 4000 | Luxury wellness hostel in Switzerland

19-10-2018

  • Wellness Hostel 4000 - credits Michel van GrondelWellness Hostel 4000 - credits Michel van Grondel
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  • Wellness Hostel 4000 - credits Michel van GrondelWellness Hostel 4000 - credits Michel van Grondel
  • Wellness Hostel 4000 - credits Michel van GrondelWellness Hostel 4000 - credits Michel van Grondel
  • Wellness Hostel 4000 - credits Michel van GrondelWellness Hostel 4000 - credits Michel van Grondel
  • Wellness Hostel 4000 - credits Michel van GrondelWellness Hostel 4000 - credits Michel van Grondel
  • Wellness Hostel 4000 - credits Michel van GrondelWellness Hostel 4000 - credits Michel van Grondel
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  • Wellness Hostel 3000 visualisation by SSA Architekten AGWellness Hostel 3000 visualisation by SSA Architekten AG

At the beginning of October, our colleagues from Van Spronsen & Partners hospitality consultancy,  published their sector research ‘De hostel in beeld’ (published only in Dutch). This publication shows that the youth hostel image has been stuck to the hostels for years, it’s now changing partly thanks to the newer, contemporary trendy concepts. Nowadays, hostels also profile themselves partly as hotels, with less large dormitories and more private rooms. This ensures a separation in different types of hostels: the classic youth hostel, budget hostels and boutique, design hostels. A nice example of a hostel where it is not just about the overnight stay is the Wellness Hostel 4000 & Aqua Allalin in Saas Fee, Switzerland. And in 2020 a second Wellness hostel will open in Laax, Wellness hostel 3000 & Aua Grava. lees verder

Trends we spotted | Week 42

19-10-2018

  • Trends in het kort

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, amongst others, about ‘The Zombie cocktail by Bacardi’ and for those in search of a spectacular dessert: how about a cotton candy baked Alaska? The foodies living in California might be lucky: Massimo Bottura might open a second Gucci Osteria in Beverly Hills and Elon Musk will start selling ‘Teslaquila’. We also found to articles about beer: Starbucks in China is selling ‘beer lattes’ and about the effect of climate change on the production of barley, one of the main ingredients of beer! And for those who are fans of LEGO: there is a pop-up Brick Bar made of LEGO coming to London!

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Trends we spotted | Week 41

12-10-2018

  • Trends in het kort

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, amongst others, about a ‘Gin Palace’ in Scotland, Indian ice cream balls and The LoL PARK esports stadium in South Korea. We also spotted an article with great design images of a hotel in a former sugar factory and you will be able to buy low-calorie boozy push-pops ice creams at restaurant Paddlefish in Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando.

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