Ramada Apollo Amsterdam Centre | Sleep in a transparent air-bubble


After last year’s ice-skating area and the curling sheet on the rooftop of the hotel this winter, Floor17 will organize something special again this spring: sleeping in a transparent air-bubble. From the 12th of May till the 10th of June you it’s possible to sleep under the stars on Floor17’s 85 meters high rooftop. The special hotel room is designed by popular online design brand MADE.com. It’s not only going to be a super romantic stay, but also a very stylish one. lees verder

Het Amsterdamse Proeflokaal | Food experience of 1.800 m2


‘Het Amsterdamse Proeflokaal’ (a ‘proeflokaal’ is a tasting room) will open its doors this week at the renewed Stadionplein near the Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. A food experience where over thousand people can experience the taste of Amsterdam. From residents to tourists, commuters to foodies. lees verder

MingleMush The Hague | A mishmash of entertainment, food and drinks


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In May 2017 a concept of (music) entertainment, food and drinks will open near The Hague Central Station. The MingleMush concept will feature fifteen food stands with different cultural foods, three bars, terraces, arcade games, a library with conversation pits and a stage. A combination of parties, live bands, events, spoken word, readings and singer-songwriters makes MingleMush a hospitality mishmash. lees verder

Wearable technology | The future is coming to dinner


Most of us know the Apple Watch, the Fitbit and some other wearable devices. But how is wearable technology used in the hospitality industry? We found a couple of examples with the main focus on creating an ultimate guest experience. From making guests life easier to creating a way to get information faster and easier accessible for employees. But did you know that there are already companies experimenting with using the same technology to track employee health? lees verder

Trends we spotted | Week 9


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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 Betsy Bee, Cathay Pacific own custom brew and Burger King Israel gave away sex toys in ‘adult meals’ for Valentine’s Day.

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Restaurant Syr | Food that tastes good and does good


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Restaurant Syr in Utrecht (The Netherlands) is a restaurants where refugees with a residents permit work. The aim of the restaurant is to train the employees and prepare them for a place In the Dutch labour market. At the restaurant they serve Syrian dishes with an European twist such as: tabbouleh, sambusek and green pea falafel. lees verder

Lokal Hotel | ‘Invisible Service’ Boutique hotel


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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. lees verder

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. lees verder

Marcus Roast & Toast | Toasty’s the new burgers


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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? lees verder

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. lees verder

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