Trends we spotted | Week 23

7-6-2019

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 Chocolate Clouds, Little Big Hotelier-programme (no not at Netflix series) but at the Holiday Inn Resorts in Southeast Asia.

 California has its first edition of the Michelin Guide! For those foodies who will visit California this summer, a must check.

 In Thailand we spotted a burnout retreat and in London one can enjoy a BBQ on a boat now! We spotted this before at a couple of places but this looks very professional!

 Every first Thursday of the month, you can enjoy a ‘Close the loop’,  ‘conscious craft’ cocktail! Based on one ingredient from the kitchen at the Bluespoon Restaurant & Bar in Amsterdam that would otherwise have ended up in the trash as ‘waste’.

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PERENNIAL® | The 50+ consumer is getting more and more important

3-6-2019

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We keep spotting more and more products, initiatives and simple, small gestures that benefit the 50+ consumer. Product wise we recently spotted PERENNIAL®. As they put it, the world over 50 is aging like no generation before, but the entrepreneurs behind PERENNIAL® think people could be aging better, and that is why they’ve launched their first product, to support those who want to thrive and not slow down like prior generations.

PERENNIAL® is just one of the products we recently spotted for the accelerating 50+ market in the US, we recently also spotted ‘Town Square’, an interactive experience for senior with dementia or Alzheimer’s. We think it’s trendy and time to start preparing the hospitality industry for the elderly guests. We don’t need to create new products but check if our daily offerings are attractive for this booming market. As they’re the ones that are enjoying more free time and most of them have the finance to have some fun! Unfortunately PERENNIAL® isn’t available on the Dutch market yet but we can expect these kinds of drinks or foods focusing on older groups of consumers, on the market within a couple of years.

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Female entrepreneur from Rotterdam starts new Thai tea brand | 100% natural Tamnan Tea

28-5-2019

Tamnan Tea was founded by Penpak Boonla, an entrepreneur from Rotterdam and Stephan van IJperen. Their tea journey started  2 years ago. On one of their many trips to Thailand we met great and good-hearted people. Among them farmers who just want to have a normal, happy, simple life, but cannot market their beautiful and healthy products,  because of a gap in knowledge, network, support and market access. They market ‘Fresh Blue’, a lemongrass tea with a hint of ginger and handpicked blue pea flowers, which makes this tea a great refreshment. ‘Calm Green’, a loose kaffir lime tea that has a slightly bitter taste. To achieve the right balance you taste the soft flavors of pandan leaves en the freshness of lemongrass. ‘Mellow Yellow’, loose ginger tea with a Thai twist of fresh lemongrass and the soft flavor of pandan leaves. ‘Soft Sour Flower’, loose hibiscus tea with a soft sourness to it because of the added blue pea flower and lemongrass.

Colored teas, they’re trendy! Surprise your guests with Tamnan Tea or the blue tea from Crusio Thee or the red and blue matcha’s from Matcha.blue by Fluxias GmbH!

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Trends we spotted | Week 21

24-5-2019

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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’.

With this week, among other things, links to articles about a cocktail that looks like a plant, a hotel designed on a honeycomb, a cinema on a (houseboat) and a mega pickle as a replacement for a sandwich!

Click on the title if you like to read the full article. Enjoy reading!

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Trends we spotted | Week 20

17-5-2019

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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, among other links to articles about the ‘Impossible Whopper’ and the Coffee Mellow, the last one is very Instagrammable!

The Quin Central Park by Hilton Club will host a new series, ‘The Quin Presents: MoMA’. During the time the MoMA in New York is closed the hotel offers 12 lectures about the art collection of the museum.

In Switzerland you can sleep during the movies, the new VIP bedroom at Cinema Pathé in Spreitenbach replaced the seats with comfy double beds!

Chr. Hansen launches Sweety® Y-1: The first culture in the world allowing dairy manufacturers to create naturally sweeter products while reducing added sugar.

In the USA they created ‘Town Square’, an interactive experience for senior with dementia or Alzheimer’s and in London you can visit the first Oxygen Cocktail & Aroma Experience!

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Horecatrends | Tips for Culinary videos worth watching week 20

14-5-2019

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 Micha Luksenburg thinks are worth watching.

This week video’s about the winners of the overnight stay at the Louvre Museum, eatable art at Disney and ‘the Jewel’ at Changi Airport in Singapore!

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Brazilian vegetarian crêpes l Onda serves ‘la tapioca’

13-5-2019

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In Paris, in the BHV Marais Homme on rue du Temple, Onda serves ‘une crêpe brésilienne’. This crêpe is called ‘la tapioca’ and is real Brazilian street food. ‘La tapioca’ is a ‘galette’ (a kind of savory pancake) with a velvety texture made from cassava flour. ‘La tapioca’ is vegan, gluten-free and lactose-free! You can pick this healthy snack all day at the location of the BHV (Bazar de l’Hôtel de Ville) Homme. Onda is open from Tuesday to Sunday.

Nice to try if you’re going to Paris this spring!

À la minute Tapioca at Onda

Onda is a street food stand started by Elsa who discovered this Brazilian delicacy during a stay in Brazil. The last 2 years she has traveled many festivals with a pop-up stand and now she is settled at the BHV Homme. Together with her brother Sacha, she makes à la minute tapioca’s with for example smoked salmon, avocado, tomato and salad, but also a more traditional tapioca with cheddar, avocado, tomato, pickles, red onion and jalapeno sauce. The Italian version also sounds delicious with mozzarella, dried tomatoes, tomatoes, arugula and pesto! Also on the menu: ‘Paes de queijo’, a kind of ‘Gougères’ with cheese (small airy balls of bread made from cassava flour). Besides ‘la tapioca’, you can enjoy smoothies at Onda and also an açaï bowl and a smoothie bowl with blue spirulina, banana, coconut milk and orange blossom.

Trends we spotted | Week 19

10-5-2019

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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, among other links to articles about the fact that people write petty restaurant reviews when the weather is bad and about WePark, a different way to use a parking space!

This Sunday it’s Mother’s Day and KFC has a special gift to mothers everywhere: ‘Chickendales’ dancers! In addition to that a street food car made in a Fiat Coupe, created by Benedetto Bufalino.

Finally a link to an article about a ‘Leornardo da Vinci’-themed menu by Daniel Canzian of restaurant Daniel in Milan.

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Workspitality | Accor launches WOJO coworking spaces

9-5-2019

Accor recently launched WOJO to become the largest coworking brand in Europe by 2022. WOJO stands for ‘Work. Live. Share.’ and is Accor’ take on workspitality. With the launch of WOJO, Accor continues to execute its augmented hospitality strategy, expanding into new verticals and becoming relevant in the daily lives of consumers. Stephane Bensimon (CEO): “As we are directly in touch with companies and workers on a daily basis we have a thorough understanding of their needs and expectations in the work space. A personalized welcome, premium services, a friendly atmosphere and designer spaces are all essential features covered by our expertise. Through our new range of spaces, we are now able to meet a key customer need: combining the quality of work life with mobility.

The WOJO coworking spaces will be launched within Accor hotels worldwide with different offerings, across all segments (economy, mid-scale and luxury segments). Accor is the first hotel group to work with a recognized player in the coworking field to offer a brand experience that is unique in content and that is open to both travelers and locals.

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Horecatrends | Tips for Culinary videos worth watching – week 18

7-5-2019

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 Micha Luksenburg thinks are worth watching.

This week video’s about a coffee farmer who grows coffee at the sloops of an active volcano and why the Miyazaki mango from Japan costs $5000 dollar! Also in Japan, a café where you can play with micro pigs!

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