The city of Igualada & Airbnb | ‘Healthy Destinations Lab’

14-2-2020

  • The city of Igualada & Airbnb - a model for driving healthy tourism

A healthy tourism project between the city of Igualada (Spain) and Airbnb provides a blueprint to promote lesser-known destinations across the world. As told by Airbnb the number of arrivals of guests to the region increased 50% in one year propelled by domestic travelers. In late 2018, Igualada City Council and Airbnb announced the creation of the “Healthy Destinations Lab”. The innovative project brought together industry, policymakers and locals to explore, generate ideas and collaborate on building a healthy and sustainable tourism model for the municipality of Igualada, located within the L’Anoia region in Catalonia (Spain).

We wrote about the ‘Global Office of Healthy Tourism’ by Airbnb back in 2018 and recently they published a whitepaper on New Sustainable Tourism Destinations in which they, amongst other topics about sustainable tourism, subscribe the project with the city of Igualada in the Anoia region in Spain. The effect of the project: Guests arrivals in the Anoia region grew by almost 50% in 2019, 71% growth of domestic travel in the Anoia region in 2019, 16 of the 35 municipalities in the Anoia region received travelers through Airbnb.

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Mandarin Oriental Miami | 20 Years of Hospitality celebrated with a ‘Platinum Wedding and Honeymoon’ offer

4-2-2020

  • Mandarin Oriental, Miami wedding flowers

In honor of the hotel’s 20th anniversary, five-star Mandarin Oriental, Miami is gifting newlyweds the honeymoon of a lifetime with the ‘Platinum Wedding and Honeymoon’ offer. Named for the traditional 20th anniversary gift of platinum, the offer includes a seven-night honeymoon at any Mandarin Oriental hotel worldwide when booking a wedding at the Miami hotel.

Great initiative by this large key player within the hospitality industry, showing the importance to always keep utmost attention for creating exceptional and unforgettable guest experiences (no matter how large the organization is). A great example for other chains? Although this ‘Platinum Wedding and Honeymoon’ offer has a high price tag it might be an opportunity for other chains as well, a kind of ‘all in one wedding’ offer.  lees verder

Trends we spotted | Week 5

3-2-2020

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 ‘Truth & Tonic, the first plant-based café on the Strip in Las Vegas and at an ATM outside of the new Vagabond venue in London, dispensing a glass of prosecco!

Other articles are about CHEW, another personal and reusable straw and an eco-friendly chocolate bar by Kit Kat, flavoured and sweetened with cacao fruit!

The Mandarin Oriental Ritz, Madrid will reopen its doors in the summer of 2020 and Beyond Meat had another collaboration with Dunkin’ this time! A limited edition of the Beyond D-O-Double G Sandwich with Beyond Sausage!

And a very important development in Spain  Aqua Abib created a solar-powered system that turns salt water into drinking water and commercial salt. Big, bigger, biggest – At the Lamanna’s Bakery in Scaborough Canada they created very big pizza slices and even sweet ones like The Donut Slice!

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‘Tempo by Hilton’ | An elevated and approachable new lifestyle brand

28-1-2020

  • ´Tempo by Hilton´ King Bathroom
  • Tempo by Hilton´ - Lifestyle
  • ´Tempo by Hilton´- King Power Down Zone Monterey
  • ´Tempo by Hilton´- Public Space & Bar

Hilton launched ‘Tempo by Hilton’, an approachable lifestyle brand curated to serve a growing segment of ‘modern achievers’ who seek a hotel experience that reflects their ambition. By combining thoughtful design and diverse lifestyle partnerships, ‘Tempo by Hilton’ provides hotel owners and developers with a highly scalable brand that is both uplifting and within reach for future guests – all powered by an efficient service model. lees verder

Trends we spotted | Week 4

27-1-2020

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 loss of the third Michelin star by L’Auberge du Pont de Collonges, Restaurant Paul Bocuse and the most expensive bottle of gin ever is made by Skully Gin!

The Fairmont in San Francisco created a temporary and controversial solution for their very busy breakfast buffet and you’ll be able to enjoy ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ in London as well!

Karma the food rescue app, will install 100 communal smart fridges across Sweden, the UK and France. And in New York, the meat-free sushi restaurant ‘Beyond Sushi’ is expanding., they will open their 7th location.

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Mirabeau Rosé Gin | Perfect to make pale pink cocktails

17-1-2020

  • Mirabeau Gin Rosé
  • Mirabeau Gin Rosé
  • Mirabeau Gin Rosé

Mirabeau Rosé Gin, a sophisticated dry gin with a category redefining spirit, created by Alex Ignatieff, the gin brand director of Domaine Mirabeau in France. The Rosé Gin is made with the scented grape alcohol extracted during the dealcoholisation process when making the lower alcohol and vegan rosé of Mirabeau, Forever Summer. Together with the chosen botanicals, this small batch gin stands out in the growing pink gin category. Mirabeau Rosé Gin is a true gin with juniper being a dominant component. The delicate signature flavours come from traditional distillation with no need for sugary additions.

Like all the light pink rosés and sparkling rosé from Domaine Mirabeau, the gin looks beautiful and might be an asset for cocktails like Mirabeau Rosé Gin Fizz Recipe or a festive Punch cocktail recipe, in the article you will find a video about how to make the latter! The Domaine Mirabeau also sells 5 distinctive rosés, rosé with low alcohol and vegan (Mirabeau Forever Summer Rosé) and prêt-à-porter cans of rosé to go!

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Trends we spotted | Week 3

16-1-2020

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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 Selfridges that has a café with an adult-sized slide in its window and about Lets Golf!, they transformed the city of Groningen into a minigolf park.

During the Hotelnacht (the hotel night) 2020 in Amsterdam (the 18th of January) you can participate at Taiko Bar’s Asian Karaoke Night at the Conservatorium hotel. Or visit the Pulitzer x Lindt during the Hotelnacht 2020. They’re creating a chocolate heaven!

In December the first vegan cheese shop opened in Amsterdam and in London a pop-up cheese-themed hotel will open! An idea by Café Rouge.

Le Prestine in Antwerp, the new restaurant for Sergio Herman is looking for staff, they will open this April. Also a link to ‘The Jungle Bubble by Anantara’ in Thailand, watching elephants from your bed and bubble! And inspiration for a children’ playground from Beijing, the Baoyan Park Children’s Entertainment Park. 

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Collabs & Crossovers

3-12-2019

Enjoy the blog by our colleague Niek Timmermans from Van Spronsen & Partners hospitality consultants. He blogs about the trendy collabs & crossovers, how hip and popular are they in 2019?

Earlier this year, Leonie van Spronsen wrote a blog about crossovers, how she felt 2019 could have been the year of crossovers. She kicked it off with an example of the Emmy Cheeseburger Dumplings of Mimi Chengs in New York. Two hospitality entrepreneur comrades that created a dish out of their individual bestsellers. We also have an example of this in the Netherlands, the Taiko X FEBO authentic FEBO snack wall in Tunes bar with limited-edition langoustine frikandels and Wagyu burgers specially created by chef Schilo van Coevorden.

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Trends we spotted | Week 48

29-11-2019

  • trends we spotted this week

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 snowman sculpture trail you can walk in London Bridge this Christmas and start-up Air Protein creates ‘air meat’ using protein-producing microbes discovered by NASA.

Gucci and Massimo Bottura will open the second Gucci Osteria at a rooftop in Beverly Hills and we found an adorable package deal: last summer you could enjoy a ‘puppies & prosecco’ package at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco in Denver.

US-based Sweetgreen is using Artificial Intelligence tech and personalised service to attract customers to its latest restaurant in New York. And a link to the full list of the 100 Best chefs in the world 2020 according to the French restaurant Le Chef, with 6 Dutch chefs!

Tokyo’s 13th Michelin Guide has been released last week and KFC also tested plant-based chicken in Canada for one-day. They want to introduce plant-based chicken in 2020.

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Claridge’s Christmas Tree 2019 by Christian Louboutin | ‘The Loubi Express’ steams into Mayfair straight from Paris

22-11-2019

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  • Claridge’s Christmas TreeClaridge’s Christmas Tree

Claridge’s, London’s legendary Mayfair hotel has unveiled the Claridge’s Christmas Tree 2019 in the hotel lobby, created by long-time friend and guest, designer Christian Louboutin. Claridge’s Christmas Tree 2019, celebrating its 10th anniversary, is accompanied by The Loubi Express, a glittering red train stationed in the snowy forest clearing of the lobby, with a plethora of wrapped gifts atop the train, making their way from Paris to London to spread festive cheer.

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