#WhopperExchange | Exchange unwanted holiday gifts for a Whopper
On December 26th between 10.30 am and 5 pm, exchange any unwanted holiday gift for a free Whopper sandwich at the Burger King restaurant located at 910 Arthur Godfrey Road in Miami Beach. Another way to celebrate the second Christmas day we celebrate in the Netherlands and a great way to get a lot of exposure with their #WhopperExchange for their Burger King restaurant.
Trends we spotted this week 50
At Horecatrends we spot a lot of national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write articles about, the smaller trends we use in our column ‘Trends we spotted this week’. This week 2 small articles; a recipe to use chickenpea liquid, aka Aquafaba and bacon-flavoured mushrooms. In the Dutch article a couple of unique items from Dutch hotels and restaurants for the auction of 3FM Serious Request.
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The breakfast buffet in the kitchen
Creating a breakfast buffet in the kitchen of your restaurant, allowing your guests to take a look in the kitchen. That is what chef Nancy Bourguignon from the restaurant at Hotel B Design & Spa in France is doing. This charming design hotel in the Provence is located near Les Baux-de-Provence and offers their guest this small gesture of hospitality.
Spelly Straws | Get rid of the standard straws
Spelly Straws aren’t just any straw. They’re individual letter pieces that connect to form personalized words straws you can drink from. Spell a name, form a message or just let your imagination run free.
Conservatorium Hotel | Christmas advent calendar
The Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam is creating a special Christmas season this year. The hotel has a Christmas advent calendar at their website and on December 9, the official Tree Lighting ceremony will be held in the lobby. Their Christmas tree is decorated in collaboration with jewelry brand Buccellati and will be revealed with a performance by the Dutch National Opera & Ballet.
Wolf Atelier | DJ in the kitchen
Nice collaboration between chef Michael Wolf and DJ Michel de Hey, together they will prepare a special dinner in Wolf Atelier (Amsterdam) on Friday, December 9th. At 22:00’s Michel de Hey will take of his chef’s jacket, put his headset on, the chairs will be replaced to the side and the volume will be up. Wolf Atelier will transform from restaurant into a club that night and the music will be attended to with just as much care as dinner will be served.
Win a hotel | YUP hotel goes bananas
You can win the YUP hotel in Hasselt (Belgium) for one night. The whole hotel is for the winner for one night, he or she determines the date and who can all come along. You can participate at www.wineenhotel.be where you can let them know why you should win, and who will be your guests.
#MannequinChallenge | examples from the hospitality industry
At our Facebook page we spot more and more videos from hotels and restaurants participating in the #MannequinChallenge. Have you already seen one? In this challenge, a group of people remains ‘frozen’ like a mannequin while someone walks around with a camera and captures the scene. What makes it fun is that companies can use this challenge to give their fans a glimpse into ‘their world’. We gathered a few examples.
Blurring at the bank | banking in a café
Even the banks start using blurring to sell their services. Recently in the USA, Capital One Cafés opened several outlets where you can combine working, relaxing and banking over a cup of coffee from Peet’s Beverages and of course free Wi-Fi. Blurring at the bank creates a ‘third space’ work / relaxing environment. Last year we already spotted that ‘Die Deutsche Bank der Zukunft / Berlin Q110’ is testing different ‘third space’ environments in their ‘bank lobby’ in Berlin, Germany.
Chocolate-Atelier Vyverman | chocolate vending machine in hotel lobby
When we drive through Belgium and see the exit to the city of Sint-Niklaas, I always think of our Dutch version of Santa Claus, Sinterklaas. Actually, it’s just logical thinking to let the modern version of Sinterklaas originate from this town, don’t you think? Chocolatier Wim Vyverman of the Chocolate-Atelier Vyverman in Sint-Niklaas currently started selling chocolate, including special treats for Sinterklaas, in a chocolate vending machine in the lobby of Hotel Serwir.