Trends we spotted | Week 20

20-5-2022

  • Trends we spotted
  • Jubilee celebrations at Claridge’sJubilee celebrations at Claridge’s
  • Kate Pery in clip Takeaway.com - credits Vijat MohindraKate Pery in clip Takeaway.com - credits Vijat Mohindra
  • McDonalds USA - Chocolatey Pretzel McFlurryMcDonalds USA - Chocolatey Pretzel McFlurry

At horecatrends.com we spot many national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write about, the other trends we use in our weekly column ‘Trends we spotted this week’.

With this week amongst others links to articles about the beer brand Coors, which introduced a barley milk, ‘Golden Wing’.  And we congratulate Brewdog on their 15th anniversary, they have created a 15%. PUNK. IPA for the occasion!

Katy Perry collaborates with Takeaway.com in a new campaign. Did you see their clip already? You can watch the whole clip further in this article. And Richard Branson’s Virgin Limited Edition currently has seven high-end hotels and the eighth, the Son Bunyola Hotel on Mallorca, is due to open in the summer of 2023.

There are already two Paradox Museums in Oslo and Stockholm, and at the end of this year a Paradox Museum will open in the ‘American Dream’ shopping and indoor family entertainment park in New Jersey.

On May 12, the 50 best pizzerias in Europe were announced by, 50 Top Pizza Europe 2022. According to them, you eat the best pizza at Peppe Pizzeria in Paris. We congratulate them and nNea Pizza in Amsterdam with their 11th position!

In honor of Queen Elizabeth’s platinum jubilee, Claridge’s is celebrating her anniversary in its own unique and legendary style, including cocktails and a ‘Royal Archive Cabinet’ in their lobby.

There is a limited edition NFT collection of the Instagram posts of virtual influencer Esther Olofsson from Rotterdam! Available at opensea.io. And McDonald’s USA is introducing the ‘Chocolately Pretzel McFlurry’ this summer. For a limited time as from May 25.  

The newest Eataly store opens at Rome Fiumicino airport, with over 2,000 square meters, it will be the brand’s 41st outlet!

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Dormio Resort Maastricht enriched with Castellum castle complex

19-5-2022

  • Dormio Resort MaastrichtDormio Resort Maastricht
  • Dormio Resort Maastricht - Castellum buildingDormio Resort Maastricht - Castellum building
  • Dormio Resort Maastricht - Castellum buildingDormio Resort Maastricht - Castellum building
  • Dormio Resort Maastricht - Castellum torenwoningDormio Resort Maastricht - Castellum torenwoning
  • Dormio Resort Maastricht - apartmentDormio Resort Maastricht - Castellum apartment
  • Dormio Resort Maastricht - Castellum apartmentDormio Resort Maastricht - Castellum apartment
  • Dormio Resort Maastricht - Castellum apartmentDormio Resort Maastricht - Castellum apartment

Opening – With the finalization of the Castellum, Dormio Resort Maastricht is complete. The addition of three very luxurious penthouses, 21 apartments and a tower house to the existing 266 accommodations and the new wellness centre completed the resort on the Dousberg in the south of the Netherlands, near the city Maastricht. The whole complex oozes the atmosphere of an authentic Limburg village with the architectural features of the region. The resort comprises various types of luxury houses and flats. They are situated along real streets and squares, which refer to the illustrious history of this part of Maastricht. The accommodations vary in size and facilities and can be flexibly booked from 1 night to long stays.

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Trends we spotted | Week 19

13-5-2022

  • Trends we spotted
  • Accor adds legendary Queen Elizabeth 2 to its portfolioAccor adds legendary Queen Elizabeth 2 to its portfolio
  • New look for the beers of the ScheldebrouwerijNew look for the beers of the Scheldebrouwerij
  • Blue Wellness by FletcherBlue Wellness by Fletcher
  • Nederlandse WijninfoNederlandse Wijninfo
  • aerMist at Fairview Farmers RestaurantaerMist at Fairview Farmers Restaurant

At horecatrends.com we spot many national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write about, the other trends we use in our weekly column ‘Trends we spotted this week’.

With this week links to articles about amongst others the small blocks of Parmigiano Reggiano at the McDonald’s in Italy! Might be inspiration for the McDonald’s in the Netherlands, we have great cheeses as well!

Karen’s Diner is coming to the Netherlands, this chain from Australia serves ‘great burgers with very rude service’. We had to explain to our older colleagues what a ‘Karen’ is, do you know it? And Domino’s Pizza Germany launched the Nutri-Score on products and an A-Pizza ‘Fitness Fan’.

The legendary cruise ship Queen Elizabeth 2 becomes an Accor branded hotel: MGallery Hotel Collection. After renovation it will be permanently located in Port Rashid, Dubai.

Lowering the temperature on a terrace: aerMist. We have already experienced a similar system in San Francisco and the Far East, but perhaps also useful in the north of Europe with the rising temperatures?

The Belgian brewery ‘Scheldebrouwerij’ has created a new, fresh look for their special beers. And the Fletcher hotels introduced their own private label in skincare products: BLUE Collection by Fletcher.

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TRIBE Amsterdam City is a design hotel for adventurous travellers

12-5-2022

  • TRIBE Amsterdam CityTRIBE Amsterdam City
  • TRIBE Amsterdam CityTRIBE Amsterdam City
  • TRIBE Amsterdam CityTRIBE Amsterdam City
  • TRIBE Amsterdam CityTRIBE Amsterdam City
  • TRIBE Amsterdam CityTRIBE Amsterdam City
  • TRIBE Amsterdam CityTRIBE Amsterdam City
  • TRIBE Amsterdam CityTRIBE Amsterdam City

The newest addition to TRIBE is located in Gare du Nord, a new area in Amsterdam North, and right by the North metro station. The TRIBE Amsterdam City is located next to the Mercure Amsterdam North Station hotel. The modern and arty interior should particularly attract travellers looking for Amsterdam’s cultural underground scene.

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NEO KVL hotel by Tasigo | Located in the building of the old KVL leather factory in Oisterwijk

10-5-2022

  • NEO KVL Hotel by Tasigo in OisterwijkNEO KVL Hotel by Tasigo in Oisterwijk
  • NEO KVL Hotel by Tasigo in OisterwijkNEO KVL Hotel by Tasigo in Oisterwijk
  • NEO KVL Hotel by Tasigo in OisterwijkNEO KVL Hotel by Tasigo in Oisterwijk
  • NEO KVL Hotel by Tasigo in OisterwijkNEO KVL Hotel by Tasigo in Oisterwijk
  • NEO KVL Hotel by Tasigo in OisterwijkNEO KVL Hotel by Tasigo in Oisterwijk
  • NEO KVL Hotel by Tasigo in OisterwijkNEO KVL Hotel by Tasigo in Oisterwijk
  • NEO KVL Hotel by Tasigo in OisterwijkNEO KVL Hotel by Tasigo in Oisterwijk
  • NEO KVL Hotel by Tasigo in OisterwijkNEO KVL Hotel by Tasigo in Oisterwijk
  • NEO KVL Hotel by Tasigo in OisterwijkNEO KVL Hotel by Tasigo in Oisterwijk

Opening – The charming village of Oisterwijk in the Dutch region Brabant has a new four-star hotel: the NEO KVL hotel by Tasigo. The design hotel has 68 modern furnished rooms, a restaurant, spa, meeting rooms, 2 hotel bars including the Sky rooftop bar and an impressive atrium. The hotel is located within walking distance of the center of Oisterwijk and 500 meters from the Oisterwijk train station. It also has access to a private parking lot.

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Trends we spotted | Week 18

6-5-2022

  • Trends we spotted
  • Zaxby's® celebrates Mother's Day with Zax Family Packs and a family portraitZaxby's® celebrates Mother's Day with Zax Family Packs and a family portrait
  • ‘Caption by Hyatt Beale Street Memphis’ - lobby‘Caption by Hyatt Beale Street Memphis’ - lobby
  • ‘Caption by Hyatt Beale Street Memphis’‘Caption by Hyatt Beale Street Memphis’
  • Asia 50 Best Bars 2022Asia 50 Best Bars 2022
  • Hilton Boosts Eco-Conscious Travel Across Properties in Asia PacificHilton Boosts Eco-Conscious Travel Across Properties in Asia Pacific

At horecatrends.com we spot many national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write about, the other trends we use in our weekly column ‘Trends we spotted this week’.

With this week links to articles about amongst others ‘Asia’s 50 Best Bars’, sponsored by Perrier has been won by cocktailbar Coa. And the premium quick-service restaurant known for its Chicken Fingerz™, wings and signature sauces, Zaxby’s® celebrates Mother’s Day with Zax Family Packs and a family portrait! Inspiration for Father’s Day?

‘Apaches de Paris’ is a bar clandestine, immersive in Paris in which you can infiltrate gangs. Located in the Musée Grévin. This original 1.5-hour adventure with two period drinks is open till June 30.

Un Dimanche au Cinéma – the French title for the open-air cinema on the Champs-Élysées on May 22, Organized in partnership between TCM Cinéma, Häagen-Dazs and the City of Paris. Hilton boosts eco-conscious travel across properties in Asia Pacific to reach their ‘Travel with Purpose’ 2030 goals.

Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced the introduction of the ‘Caption by Hyatt’ brand with the opening of the Caption by Hyatt Beale Street Memphis in Tennessee summer 2022. And Denmark becomes the first country to introduce a climate label for food.

In a claimed world-first, Japanese innovators have created chopsticks which artificially create the taste of salt. And Dominique Ansel, the creator of the cronut, is celebrating the hybrid croissant-donut’s nine-year anniversary with a 60-piece NFT collection.

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Trends we spotted | Week 17

29-4-2022

  • Trends we spotted
  • Stumptown Coffee Roasters partnered with Oatly to serve first-annual ‘Earth Day Latte’Stumptown Coffee Roasters partnered with Oatly to serve first-annual ‘Earth Day Latte’
  • Accor opens Jo&Joe Hotels in ChinaAccor opens Jo&Joe Hotels in China
  • Accor opens Jo&Joe Hotels in ChinaAccor opens Jo&Joe Hotels in China
  • Accor opens Jo&Joe Hotels in ChinaAccor opens Jo&Joe Hotels in China

At horecatrends.com we spot many national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write about, the other trends we use in our weekly column ‘Trends we spotted this week’.

With this week links to articles about amongst others Château Galoupet in France, they produce exceptional sustainable rosé and Accor, Ennismore and Country Garden’s Funyard will develop more than a thousand JO&JOE hotels in China.

Stumptown Coffee Roasters partnered with Oatly to serve first-annual ‘Earth Day Latte’ and we can imagine the Pearlsuites by Pierpaolo Lazzarini at our Dutch lakes!

A 50-Pin Challenge with Bowling at the Kabukicho’s Shinjuku Copa Bowl, inspiration for other Bowling centers? And in Amsterdam the Anatara Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky recently reopened under the Anatara brand!

Spicy McNuggets return at some McDonald’s locations in the USA for a limited time only. What would your guests like to return on your menu? And a special initiative of chef Niko Romito, the ‘Niko Romito method’ it includes 7 techniques of ‘food transformation’, we spotted it in an Instagram post of the World Economic Forum.

The Fazer Xylitol factory has started operations in Lahti, Finland. The new state-of-the-art factory showcases a unique example of circular economy – a patented process transforms upcycled oat hulls into sustainable xylitol.

Last year restaurant Eleven Madison Park (***) switched to an entirely plant-based menu, and now Daniel Humm starts delivering its green ethos to home kitchens: Eleven Madison Home. And in Berlin Domino’s pizza delivers pizza with robots which are using the sidewalks.

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Trends we spotted | Week 14

12-4-2022

  • Trends we spotted
  • Selfridges | The world's first department store to serve New-Meat™ within its restaurantsSelfridges | The world's first department store to serve New-Meat™ within its restaurants
  • Bird Brewery plants 100,000 treesBird Brewery plants 100,000 trees
  • Theekopers Betjeman & Barton in AmsterdamTheekopers Betjeman & Barton in Amsterdam
  • Prêt-à-Portea at the Berkeley features Gucci, Lanvin, Oscar de la Rente and more this Spring Summer 2022Prêt-à-Portea at the Berkeley features Gucci, Lanvin, Oscar de la Rente and more this Spring Summer 2022
  • NOCCO Mango Del SolNOCCO Mango Del Sol

At horecatrends.com we spot many national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write about, the other trends we use in our weekly column ‘Trends we spotted this week’.

With this week links to articles about amongst others a new series ‘Definitive and Doable’ on the website of Fine Dining Lovers. Great for foodies: in this series they show some very exciting recipes. And the James Bond’s studios at Pinewood are opening to the public in the UK  

In 2019 the Dutch Bird Brewery started planting trees for every liter of their beer sold, recently the reached their goal: 100.000 trees. And the Prêt-à-Portea at the Berkeley features Gucci, Lanvin, Oscar de la Rente and more this Spring/Summer 2022.

New-Meat pioneer, Redefine Meat, recently announced that Selfridges London is the world’s first department store to feature New-Meat as part of its in-store dining experience. And D-Drinks starts selling a second taste of the NOCCO drinks – Mango Del Sol in the Netherlands.

 San Francisco-based MeliBio has found a way to make honey that doesn’t require bees, bee free honey! And the French tea merchants Betjeman & Barton now also has a shop in the Jan Evertsenstaat in Amsterdam.

In Toulouse, France a retired A380 jet will be transformed into a luxury hotel with 31 rooms and a grand suite on the flight deck. An in Paris you can buy a box of ‘naughty waffles’ for Easter from La Quequetterie.

KFC Australia opened the first KFC fine dining degustation pop-up restaurant with a delicious 11-courses menu. Great idea for the opening of a fast food restaurant! And a special arrangement ‘Steal the Suite’ at the Prince Hotel in Melbourne from April 5th – May 31st!

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Trends we spotted | Week 13

4-4-2022

  • The handshake on the Michelin Guide DubaiThe handshake on the Michelin Guide Dubai
  • GoTab Partners with MastercardGoTab Partners with Mastercard
  • Podcast 'Over Eten' met Willem HielePodcast 'Over Eten' met Willem Hiele

At horecatrends.com we spot many national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write about, the other trends we use in our weekly column ‘Trends we spotted this week’.

With this week links to articles and amongst others three Instagram posts we spotted, the special branding of Mr. Charlie’s in Los Angeles with their red/yellow colors as well as the upside down smile. And Miss Crispy Rice who recently opened inside the Oasis Wynwood in Miami, serving crispy rice sushi!

Another Instagram post that we really love is one from Paris where restaurant La Bourse et la Vie hired 3 refugees from Ukraine and changed their cuisine and their name in Le Borscht et la Vie as of yesterday for 2 months.

Dubai is the 36th destination which will have its own Guide MICHELIN! The first selection of restaurants will be revealed in June. And McDonald’s USA surprises fans with unexpected Szechuan Sauce drop. Great idea a limited time offer of products from the past, which product would you bring back?

SALSA SHOP is a fast growing brand of fresh Mexican food restaurants, they recently opened the 10th restaurant in the Netherlands and they have big dreams for Europe. And a great initiative of Culinair Leiden in our hometown, a 6.5 km long festive ribbon of tables along the Singelpark route on 25 and 26 June 2022: Singelpark Dinner.

Restaurant commerce platform, GoTab, recently announced that it is partnering with Mastercard to transform the digital checkout experience in hospitality venues across the US with the implementation of Click to Pay.

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Smullies Maastricht | Trendy patisserie shop and ice cream parlour

4-4-2022

  • Smullies Maastricht - credits Serge Technau.Smullies Maastricht - credits Serge Technau.
  • Smullies Maastricht - credits Serge Technau.Smullies Maastricht - credits Serge Technau.
  • Smullies Maastricht - credits Serge Technau.Smullies Maastricht - credits Serge Technau.
  • Smullies Maastricht - credits Serge Technau.Smullies Maastricht - credits Serge Technau.
  • Smullies Maastricht - credits Serge Technau.
  • Smullies Maastricht - credits Serge Technau.Smullies Maastricht - credits Serge Technau.
  • Smullies Maastricht - credits Serge Technau.Smullies Maastricht - credits Serge Technau.
  • Smullies Maastricht - credits Serge Technau.Smullies Maastricht - credits Serge Technau.
  • Smullies Maastricht - credits Serge Technau.Smullies Maastricht - credits Serge Technau.

Since 10 March 2022, Maastricht has been home to a trendy and special patisserie shop and ice cream parlour. Servais Tielman of Michelin-starred restaurant Beluga Loves You and his partners opened ‘Smullies Maastricht’, a unique and trendy shop with unique ice cream flavours, exceptional patisserie, smoothies, milkshakes and coffee. Smullies is located at Frankenstraat 198 and has a striking interior in pastel pink colours and gold. In May 2022 the second branch will open in the new Foodchurch in the Boschstraat in Maastricht.

A trendy new address to go to when you go to the most touristic city in the south of the Netherlands, Maastricht! Here you can enjoy a cup of slow roast coffee with a Big Boy Macaron from the Michelin-starred restaurant Beluga Loves You or an éclair or madeleines or….. Or ‘just’ an ice cream: the pink ruby chocolate ice cream with raspberry and rose water sounds delicious, right?

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