Inspiration from 2018 l The (arcade)games are back

6-8-2019

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These last few years we see them more and more often, arcade games in the hospitality and leisure industry. Pinball machines, air-hockey and pool tables, it’s all coming back. Cool concepts that focus on a specific game or sport and where eating and drinking does come in second.

The rise of ping-pong bars has been going on a while now. In all major Dutch cities there are now bars where people can enjoy a game of ping-pong with friends. The last few years also pétanque bars seem to have joined this movement (such as Mooie Boules in Amsterdam and Rotterdam), Airhockey concepts (Puck) and even some more “fancy” places (Flight Club Darts Londen).

Besides this, concepts like TonTon Club really try to take their guests back in time with games such as Mortal Kombat and Time Shooters to relive their childhood memories. On the other hand there are places that really focus on the younger generation and their needs. E-sport bars like Meltdown are places where you can both play e-sports and watch big live e-sport events.

In summary, it can be concluded that for the people who love games this movement is more than amazing!

Inspiration from 2018 | Robots

29-7-2019

  • Robot YO2D2Yotel Boston

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!

Pick & Cheese | Pick your choice of cheese of their conveyor belt

23-7-2019

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  • Pick & Cheese, LondonPick & Cheese, London

A new opening from the team behind The Cheese Bar, Pick & Cheese, a cheese-laden conveyor belt in Covent Garden. Forget your traditional cheese and wine bar: Mathew Carver, known for championing the best of British cheese, is ripping up the rulebook with Pick & Cheese, the world’s first cheese conveyor belt at the highly-anticipated Seven Dials Market from the team behind KERB.

Opening in September 2019, Pick & Cheese will give each guest a bespoke cheese experience: plate after plate of small producer cheese will wind their way around the restaurant atop a 40 metre-long electronic belt, as diners follow Mathew’s suggested tasting flights, or simply help themselves to that day’s selection as it passes their table.

Conveyor belts can be used for other food that just sushi! Are you going to London this fall and you love to try different cheeses from the UK? Pick & Cheese is where you should eat!

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Pulitzer Home collection | The Pulitzer hotel in Amsterdam starts online shop

22-7-2019

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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.

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Trends we spotted | Week 29

19-7-2019

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 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?  

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Horecatrends | Tips for Culinary videos worth watching – week 28

18-7-2019

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 Manual Imanse thinks are worth watching.

This week links about why lobster is so expensive and top chefs who answer questions from the audience. I also found an interesting video with 10 completely different ways sushi can be prepared and served. About some we already wrote articles but still very interesting to watch!

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INSPICED by André Gerrits | Experience their culinary trip around the world & spice up your event!

18-7-2019

With the launch of a special film, André Gerrits introduced INSPICED by André Gerrits in cooperation with the NoName Group; gourmet food service on location inspired by its Michelin star philosophy, for both business and private events. With this new culinary concept, André Gerrits, from restaurant ‘t Amsterdammertje (*) in Loenen a/d Vecht in the Netherlands, and his team provide international haute cuisine dishes and top hospitality at every conceivable location. From intimate living room dinner to business event.

In order to reinforce his distinction, both in personality and philosophy, for the culinary concept ‘INSPICED by André Gerrits’, Gerrits didn’t go overnight. He had a short, controversial film produced, such as we have never seen before in the Netherlands. Which you can see as you continue reading!

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The ‘Green Nests’ of the Dutch Bird Brewery

16-7-2019

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The Dutch Bird Brewery has started sustainable partnerships with more than a hundred passionate bars, restaurants and specialty shops. They plant one tree for every liter of their beer sold at such a ‘Green Nest’. Up until now they planted more than 30,000 trees! At this moment they’re in search of more bars, restaurants and shops that want to become a ‘Green Nest’ by selling their beer! Their goal is to plant 50.000 trees in 2019 in collaboration with Trees for the Future.

The fast-growing Bird Brewery was founded by ‘beer and nature lovers’ Ralph van Bemmel and Rik van den Berg. The brewery has made an impact in recent years with their prize-winning beers and as from now they want to do so by consciously dealing with nature.

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Horecatrends | Tips for Culinary videos worth watching – week 28

12-7-2019

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 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.

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Trends we spotted | Week 28

12-7-2019

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 Corona Beer who invented a handy and sustainable interlocking assembly system. We also found an article about a luxury villa which makes a very special gesture in order to get high guest satisfaction.

In Dubai the new observatory deck ‘The view at the Palm’ (at the Palm Jumeirah) will be revealed by the end of 2019. And Nestlé developed a recyclable paper packaging for their Yes snack bars.

In London pup-up stores are rising night and day, with two very special stores coming up this summer like the Treats Club and The Clean Vic. And staying in London: Pick & Cheese will serve hungry Londoners an endless supply of cheese, all delivered via a 40-metre conveyor belt!  

From the Dudley Arms in Ingleby Greenhow in North Yorkshire we spotted a video on how to make their specialty: ‘Flowering Onion’. And a link to a new list: ‘The World’s 50 Best Vineyards’.

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

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