Lokal Hotel | ‘Invisible Service’ Boutique hotel
A 6-unit boutique hotel with a focus on invisible service, will open soon in Philadelphia, USA. The Lokal Hotel will offer guests an authentic Philadelphia experience and an escape that feels like home. The hotel seeks to provide a unique connection with the city without sacrificing the comfort and care travelers expect.
Alibi Hostel | Sleeping in a prison
Ever wanted to experience what it’s like to sleep a night in prison? It’s now possible in Leeuwarden. Since the beginning of this year, a hostel opened in former prison ‘De Blokhuispoort’. In order to find the perfect balance of keeping the original interior but still providing a comfortable and fun stay, several changes had to be made.
Marcus Roast & Toast | Toasty’s the new burgers
Marcus Roast & Toast is a new concept that recently opened in The Hague. The restaurant is serving culinary toasty’s, something which we haven’t spotted that often. Are toasty concepts going to be just as popular as the hamburger concepts were a few years ago?
Underwater restaurant The Pearl | Dive to your dinner
One of the first underwater restaurant where you actually have to dive to. So if you enjoy dining out and love to dive, The Pearl in dive center Nemo33 in Brussels is where you have to be. We have seen a couple of underwater restaurant and hotel locations but somehow this made us think of the ‘Genussgondel in the ski area Serfaus, Fiss, Ladis’. Back in 2009 we wrote about their smallest restaurant in the world in a gondola. Well The Pearl has the same capacity.
Retro arcade games | Big halls, arcade games, a group of friends and specialty beers
Do you like specialty beers and old-school arcade games? We spot this combination more often. Beer breweries and pubs which not only offer a wide variety of specialty beers but also give you the opportunity to play nostalgic retro arcade games such as: pinball, air-hockey, pool or even get rid of your frustrations by playing the shooting game Mortal Kombat. In Amsterdam we even have a hotel where you can play, The Arcade hotel.
Trends we spotted | Week 5
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 amongst others about nut milks to create vegan lattes and in Boston you could go to a Big Mac ATM and pay with a tweet.
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IKEA’s hot pot table | Enjoy a conversation around this phoneless table
It’s a fact that our smartphones have become a huge part of most of our lives. This way you miss the real interaction with friends or family. So you could go to the IKEA in your vicinity and ask them if you could buy the hot pot table they used to make this add for IKEA Taiwan! This phoneless hot pot table will only charge when everybody at the table hands in their mobile phones and place them below the pot.
Showhero Hotel | 60 people with disabilities running a hotel in Alkmaar
On the 27th, 28th and the 29th of January a team of 60 men and women with disabilities provided the guests of the King’s Inn City Hotel in Alkmaar in the Netherlands a warm welcome. Under the guidance of the foundation Showhero and the regular staff of the hotel, the participants took care of all the tasks in the hotel and provided a good dose of entertainment.
Pop-up IGLOOS | On which rooftop terrace in the Netherlands next winter?
In London it’s possible to diner in pop-up igloo’s until the end of the winter at the Coppa Club. The pop-up structures host smaller groups (up to 8 people at a time) and are fully-heated. To make it even more comfortable for the guests, there are sheepskin blankets and speakers in the IGLOOS. Which rooftop terrace in the Netherlands will install these kind of igloo’s next winter?
7132 Hotel |House of Architects in Switzerland
A Swiss design hotel and superb architecture under a single roof and as the latest architect indicates: “The human race may share common roots, but we are a pretty diverse bunch, so do we really have to put up with stereotypes?” Thom Mayne, the latest architect for 22 rooms in this hotel, says an emphatic no. Well, the 7132 Hotel in Vals is the embodied result of offering rooms designed by prize winning architects. With as latest asset the rooms created by Thom Mayne and the other 63 newly designed hotel rooms which are created by other top architects. Truly the house of architects in Switzerland.