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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nhow Amsterdam RAI | Amsterdam has a new icon

13-1-2020

  • nhow Amsterdam RAI
  • nhow Amsterdam RAI
  • nhow Amsterdam RAI
  • nhow Amsterdam RAI
  • nhow Amsterdam RAI

General Manager Hermann Spatt personally welcomed the first guests of nhow Amsterdam RAI on January 10, 2020. It is the second nhow hotel to be opened in the Netherlands. nhow Amsterdam RAI is located between the RAI Convention Centre and the A10 highway, making it attractive for organizers, exhibitors and visitors to national and international exhibition and conference markets. Schiphol Airport is a ten minute drive by car or train and the tram will take you to Dam Square within six minutes. The building was designed by the architectural firm OMA. nhow is the lifestyle brand of NH Hotel Group and the hotel in Amsterdam has 650 hotel rooms and nine multifunctional event rooms on the 23rd floor.

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Pulitzer’s #StoriesToStay | Pulitzer Amsterdam’s 50th anniversary

9-1-2020

  • Art Collector's Suite of Pulitzer Amsterdam
  • Exterieur Pulitzer Amsterdam
  • Interior - Lobby Pulitzer Amsterdam
  • Suite at the Pulitzer Amsterdam
  • Peter Pulitzer

This year Pulitzer Amsterdam is celebrating their 50th anniversary and 2020 is going to be all about ‘Stories To Stay’. The hotel which is located at the canals of Amsterdam, is famous for its unique design, inspired by the stories and history of the twenty-five historical buildings alongside the canals; timeless charm combined with historical elements and comfort of the modern age. Pulitzer Amsterdam is celebrating this golden year by bringing an homage to the stories that took place behind the doors of these houses.

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Fresh food robot ‘Sally 2.0 by Chowbotics’ will be rolled out worldwide

2-12-2019

  • Fresh food robot Sally 2.0 by Chowbotics
  • Fresh food robot Sally 2.0 by Chowbotics
  • Fresh food robot Sally 2.0 by Chowbotics
  • Açai bowl made by fresh food robot Sally 2.0 by Chowbotics
  • Salad made by fresh food robot Sally 2.0 by Chowbotics

The world’s first fresh food robot, Sally 2.0 by Chowbotics enters a new phase with a new user interface, hardware enhancements, and an expanded menu with meal options for any time of day. Sally 2.0, the newest iteration of its widely-popular fresh food robot, which first came to market in 2018 and is currently in action at more than 70 locations including offices, college campuses, hospitals, and more. The enhanced model features a larger tablet display, a stunning new user interface, wheels for increased mobility, and improved servicing features that reduce operator refill and cleaning time. In addition to Sally’s flagship salad and grain bowl offerings, Sally 2.0 now offers breakfast and snack options such as Açai bowls, fruit, yogurt bowls, and more.  Thousands of people can now experience these enhancements at several new deployments across the country and around the world.

We wrote about the Robot Sally back in 2017 and wondered when we will see the first fresh food robots like Sally in Europe. Stated at the website of Chowbotics is that they work with the Compass Group, Sodexo and in the press release it says that Bonduelle, the French international plant-based food company, recently ordered a first set of 50 robots for France. Earlier this year, the two companies joined forces to create the Cabaletta brand and set an exclusive partnership for deployments at foodservice outlets throughout mainland Europe. “We believe offering salads and other plant-based food through easy to access kiosks will be a key trend for the future,”  says Elodie Levrier, Project Director, Bonduelle. So anything for your food outlet or kiosk?

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Trends we spotted | Week 48

29-11-2019

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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 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

  • Claridge’s Christmas TreeClaridge’s Christmas Tree
  • 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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Trends we spotted | Week 47

22-11-2019

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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 a link to an article about the new concept of Jamie Oliver, Jamie Oliver Kitchen. The first two restaurants will open this month in Bali and Bangkok. And Coca-Cola System introduces KeelClip to its multipack cans.

Christmas inspiration from London: the ‘over the top’ decorations at restaurant 34 Mayfair and the Narna-themed wonderland outside restaurant Ivy Chelsea Garden. And to remain in the Christmas spirit: an ‘Elf’- inspired suite at the Club Wyndham Midtown New York City.

Delicious news at the website of Eater about the famous Danish Smørrebrød! A couple of chefs are reviving this traditional dish. And the latest news on the ‘Cités des vins et des Climats’ in Beaune,  Burgundy.

A special and very expensive ‘Feeling Pretty’ arrangement of the Four Seasons hotel in Beverly Hills. Just a weekend to experience the movie ‘Pretty Woman’ including shopping!

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The Drinkworks® Home Bar by Keurig® | Cocktails, brews, wines and more

18-11-2019

  • The Drinkworks® Home Bar by Keurig®
  • The Drinkworks® Home Bar by Keurig®
  • The Drinkworks® Home Bar by Keurig®
  • The Drinkworks® Home Bar by Keurig®

The Drinkworks® Home Bar by Keurig® is a first-of-its-kind appliance that combines innovation and user-centric design, making it easy for consumers to prepare bar-quality cocktails at home with the touch of a button.  The Drinkworks Drinkmaker calculates the precise amount of water and carbonation needed for each proprietary Drinkworks pod, to deliver an exceptional cocktail experience, every time. The Drinkworks pod portfolio features over twenty different recipes crafted with in-house mixologists and beverage scientists including classics like the Moscow Mule and the Old-Fashioned, complemented by newer offerings such as Lemon Bubbly and Whiskey Sour.

The Drinkworks® Home Bar by Keurig® is at this moment only available in California, Florida and Missouri. We wonder when we will see the first ones in hotel lobbies or rooms and of course in Europe!   

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Trends we spotted | Week 46

15-11-2019

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 a link to an article about Blend 32 Kitchen & Bar in the Hilton Groenplaats in Antwerp, Belgium. And we spotted the Ben Nevis beer by the Northern Monk Brewery, priced at £1,000 for 330ml!

Accor, the world-leading hospitality group and the Alibaba Group recently announced a strategic collaboration to develop a series of digital applications and loyalty programs to improve the consumer and traveller experience over the next five years. And did you ever taste green caviar?

Barcelona-based Glovo, one of the world’s fastest-growing on-demand delivery players, recently announced that it has acquired Poland’s largest food delivery platform, Pizza Portal. And did you already tried the Rebel Whopper at one of the Burger King locations in Europe?

And a link to an article about The “Restaurant Industry 2030” report, on which the National Restaurant Association partnered with American Express and Nestlé Professional, examined the key indicators shaping the future of the industry. And Heineken joins mayor beer companies with ditching the plastic 6-pack rings.

In Seoul, Stylenanda’s store sells makeup, clothing and accessories in a five-floor space inspired by the hotel and hospitality experience. Deliveroo launched a ‘Pickup’ service in the UK.

For Christmas inspiration we invite you to check these two articles about the ‘floating’ tree at Liberty, London and the Serra Alpina at Eataly NYC Flatiron. Nhow Amsterdam RAI will open its doors in the first quarter of 2020, this month they organized a Nhow Crew Fest!

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Zero-waste restaurant SILO | Second location opened in London

14-11-2019

  • Front of the zero-waste restaurant SILO in The White Building in London
  • Zero waste restaurant SILO in The White Building in London
  • The team behind the zero-waste restaurant SILO in London

Yesterday, Wednesday 13th November SILO, the world’s first zero-waste restaurant SILO by award-winning chef Douglas McMaster, joined CRATE Brewery, in their Hackney Wick home, The White Building. A zero-waste pioneer, Douglas’ innovative approach is threaded throughout the whole restaurant and its supply chains: from trading directly with farmers to composting any leftover scraps into compost, the continuing aim is to ‘close the loop’ in the food production process.

Back in 2014 we wrote about restaurant SILO in Brighton, back then had just opened his restaurant after being funded with crowdfunding, so it’s great to notice that the sustainable initiatives of chef Douglas McMaster pay off.

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