Trends we spotted | Week 26

1-7-2022

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  • Summercamp in the app of McDonald'sSummercamp in the app of McDonald's
  • The Orient Express is back on track - cc Xavier AntoinetThe Orient Express is back on track - credits Xavier Antoinet
  • Hard Rock International presents Elton John with check for Elton John AIDS Foundation at London Hard Rock Cafe. Photo Credit: BEN GIBSON PHOTOHard Rock International presents Elton John with check for Elton John AIDS Foundation at London Hard Rock Cafe. - Credits: Ben Gibson Photo
  • 'Jack & Coke' a can of Jack Daniels and Coca-Cola'Jack & Coke' a can of Jack Daniels and Coca-Cola

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 ‘Jack & Coke’, a ready-to-drink pre-mixed cocktail option and Two Bit Circus from Los Angeles has ‘Story Rooms’ instead of ‘Escape Rooms’.

This July, McDonald’s USA will offer a first-of-its-kind virtual summer camp experience for fans in their app. And Airbnb is on the hunt for the world’s craziest spaces and will help foot the bill to build them. Their $10,000,000 OMG! Fund is looking for 100 great ideas!

The legend Orient Express is back on track. The Accor Group announced that they expect the train to be back in business in time for the Olympic Games in France in 2024. And Elton John gifts Hard Rock International his one-of-a-kind Gucci suit! And receives a donation of $100,000 to The Elton John AIDS Foundation.

In a world’s first Air New Zealand has introduced ‘sleep pods’ for economy class passengers to rest for four hours at a time. And opening a Crypto restaurant isn’t always easy, especially not in a crypto crash!

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In search of the taste of Rembrandt’s beer

30-6-2022

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  • Op zoek naar Smaak - bier van RembrandtOp zoek naar Smaak - bier van Rembrandt
  • Op zoek naar Smaak - bier van RembrandtOp zoek naar Smaak - bier van Rembrandt

CRAFT, the trade association for independent breweries in the Netherlands, is making a documentary and a new contemporary beer with a group of brewers, historians and TV chef Perry de Man. What kind of beer was in the glass in Rembrandt’s painting “The prodigal son in an inn” from 1635? Rembrandt’s beer is the starting point of the new documentary series ‘In search of taste’. In this series, beer brewers, art and beer historians, and culinary all-rounder Perry de Man (DJ, chef, De Toko Rotterdam, Falafval, 24Kitchen) not only go in search of the taste of Rembrandt’s beer back then, but they also show how they managed to brew the beer in the painting with the taste of today.

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Snackization | Top chefs are increasingly specializing in street food

29-6-2022

  • Gastrobar Supersoft - credits Nina SlagmolenGastrobar Supersoft - credits Nina Slagmolen
  • Gastrobar Supersoft - credits Nina SlagmolenGastrobar Supersoft - credits Nina Slagmolen
  • Gastrobar Supersoft - credits Nina SlagmolenGastrobar Supersoft - credits Nina Slagmolen
  • Paindemie - credits Chantal ArntsPaindemie - credits Chantal Arnts
  • Paindemie - credits Chantal ArntsPaindemie - credits Chantal Arnts
  • Paindemie - credits Chantal ArntsPaindemie - credits Chantal Arnts
  • Exterieur van Softy's op de Nieuwe Markt in TilburgExterieur van Softy's op de Nieuwe Markt in Tilburg
  • Portret Sander & Koos - Softy's tilburgPortret Sander & Koos - Softy's tilburg
  • Interieur van Softy's op de Nieuwe Markt in TilburgInterieur van Softy's op de Nieuwe Markt in Tilburg
  • Softy's - Milkshake Kimchi en Spicy Ananas softijs.Softy's - Milkshake Kimchi en Spicy Ananas softijs.

Who doesn’t like a good snack from time to time? That goes for most people, of course, including top chefs. Behind the scenes, they have always created the most delicious simple dishes and snacks for themselves and their loved ones. A few years ago, the first chefs came to the realization that many more people would like to taste this. Like chef Gavin Kaysen (*) who already served a late night greasy spoon at the bar in his first restaurant Spoon and Stable years ago, New York’s favorite chef David Chang (**) who started his own fried chicken brand, Chef Schilo van Coevorden of restaurant Taiko (*) in the Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam who in collaboration with Febo served the limited edition ‘langoustine frikandel’ or the Valuas croquettes and bitterballen of chef Eric Swaghoven which he has been selling since 2004. These chefs already set this trend back then, this article will continue after a few of these examples of “snackization” of the culinary world where we discuss the inspiration and initiatives that the corona period brought us.

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Trends we spotted | Week 25

24-6-2022

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  • Conscious hotels is going to expand in EuropeConscious hotels is going to expand in Europe
  • Finger Sporks at KFCFinger Sporks at KFC
  • Fletcher Hotel Rotterdam -AirportFletcher Hotel Rotterdam -Airport
  • Pike Place - Heritage Market Starbucks - credits Joshua TrujilloPike Place - Heritage Market Starbucks - credits Joshua Trujillo
  • SkyDrop Delivery DroneSkyDrop Delivery Drone
  • The Good Wine collaborates with the Made Blue FoundationThe Good Wine collaborates with the Made Blue Foundation
  • Topping out Maritim Hotel AmsterdamTopping out Maritim Hotel Amsterdam

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’.

German Maritim Hotel group has signed a new 50-year lease with Union Investment for the biggest integrated congress hotel in Europe, The Maritim Hotel, being developed in Amsterdam North, close to the River IJ and opposite the city’s central railway station across the waterway.

Celebrating a milestone 50th anniversary, European-born brand Le Méridien brings glamour back to travel with renovations across its global portfolio. And SkyDrop and Domino’s gear up to launch a commercial drone delivery trial in New Zealand.

Hard Rock International commences partnership with GEK TERNA Group to create a luxury resort and Casino in the Heart of the Athens Riviera. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Athens is set to open in 2026. And a Heritage Market by Starbucks opened in Seattle, showing the past, present and future of coffee and their community.

KFC US unveils innovative new ‘finger sporks’ to make its side orders as finger lickin’good as its fried chicken. And NIPA Capital & Conscious hotels join forces for sustainable growth of this chain in Europe.

Organic wine form The Good Wine provides one thousand times more clean drinking water in cooperation with Water Made Blue. And the two Fletcher Hotels at Rotterdam The Hague Airport introduce a package deal: ‘The super relaxed travel package’.

In the category Catering, cleaning, security and various business services of the MT500, Hutten is number 1 this year. The MT500 is the reputation research for Dutch companies, based on the opinion of managers, decision makers and executives.

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LIGHTYEAR-experience at Novotel

23-6-2022

  • Lightyear-experience at NovotelLightyear-experience at Novotel

Novotel, in collaboration with Disney and Pixar, is excited to announce an intergalactic campaign to celebrate the launch of LIGHTYEAR, beginning on June 16 and continuing throughout the summer. LIGHTYEAR is a family-friendly animated adventure that tells the origin story of the heroic space ranger, Buzz Lightyear. Novotel will delight its guests, fans, and followers with special offers, surprises, and fun activities inspired by the film at hotels across more than 50 participating countries around the world. Novotel’s multi-film collaboration with Disney and Pixar has already successfully celebrated the launch of three previous films: ONWARD, SOUL and LUCA.

Children get an assortment of Disney-Pixar’s LIGHTYEAR colouring pages, games, stickers and, on request, a star projector that transforms their room into an unworldly space. But you can also take photos as Buzz with an exclusive Snapchat Lens or pose with a digital Buzz in the lobby via an augmented reality photo shoot. And of course, you can win prizes on their social media.

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Project ‘Ingelijst’ expresses gratitude to the hospitality industry in Rotterdam

21-6-2022

  • Project Ingelijst van biermerk Vedett - illustrator Libra TelakoProject Ingelijst van biermerk Vedett - illustrator Libra Telako
  • Project Ingelijst van biermerk Vedett - illustrator Libra TelakoProject Ingelijst van biermerk Vedett - illustrator Libra Telako
  • Project Ingelijst van biermerk Vedett - illustrator Libra TelakoProject Ingelijst van biermerk Vedett - illustrator Libra Telako
  • Project Ingelijst van biermerk Vedett - illustrator Libra TelakoProject Ingelijst van biermerk Vedett - illustrator Libra Telako

Nine striking heads adorn beer bottles and pub walls. According to the beer brand Vedett, it is often the staff that makes the difference. That smile you get for free with your beer, the listening ear behind the bar and the good conversations between orders. After years of lockdowns and uncertainty, it is important to thank these indispensable people. Because they are here again. Because they exist. And because they make every day just that little bit better. Project ‘Ingelijst’ (Framed) is the name of a creative project that started last year in Utrecht and was created especially to put hospitality workers in the spotlight after the corona crisis. In collaboration with the beer brand Vedett, young illustrator Libra Telako immortalized nine people in Utrecht and now nine giants in the  hospitality industry in Rotterdam with her colourful and striking style.

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Free Heri Heri For All during Keti Koti on July 1

20-6-2022

  • Free Heri Heri For All - credits Paul WijsenFree Heri Heri For All - credits Paul Wijsen
  • Free Heri Heri For All - credits Paul WijsenFree Heri Heri For All - credits Paul Wijsen
  • Free Heri Heri For AllFree Heri Heri For All
  • Free Heri Heri For AllFree Heri Heri For All

This July 1st, ‘Free Heri Heri For All’ will take place. Free Heri Heri For All was developed by KIP Republic in memory of the history of slavery and to connect history with the present. The first edition took place in 2020 with 4,000 free dishes that were distributed across all Amsterdam city districts, the event has since grown into a nationwide celebration with more than 20,000 Heri Heri dishes that will be distributed in eight provinces this year. Free Heri Heri unites society in remembrance of the history of slavery.

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New pop-up city terrace ‘de Prairie’ in Eindhoven

17-6-2022

  • Stadsterras 'de Prairie' Iin EindhovenStadsterras 'de Prairie' Iin Eindhoven
  • Stadsterras 'de Prairie' Iin EindhovenStadsterras 'de Prairie' Iin Eindhoven
  • Stadsterras 'de Prairie' Iin EindhovenStadsterras 'de Prairie' Iin Eindhoven
  • Stadsterras 'de Prairie' Iin EindhovenStadsterras 'de Prairie' Iin Eindhoven
  • Stadsterras 'de Prairie' Iin EindhovenStadsterras 'de Prairie' Iin Eindhoven
  • Stadsterras 'de Prairie' Iin EindhovenStadsterras 'de Prairie' Iin Eindhoven
  • Stadsterras 'de Prairie' Iin EindhovenStadsterras 'de Prairie' Iin Eindhoven
  • De lama van het stadsterras 'de prairie'De lama van het stadsterras 'de prairie'

After two sold-out editions in 2020 and 2021 with city oasis ‘de Zomertuin’, a new event returns to Eindhoven this year. City terrace ‘de Prairie’ will take place from Wednesday, 15 June to 28 August at De Caai. At the Prairie, you can play among the hay bales and farm animals, eat tasty and healthy food, barbecue or have a drink, and above all, be inspired by the pure outdoor life.

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Pop-up restaurant SterkWater introduces visitors to Fort Giessen in a culinary way

17-6-2022

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  • pop-up SterkWater in Fortpop-up SterkWater in Fort Giessen
  • pop-up SterkWater in Fortpop-up SterkWater in Fort Giessen
  • pop-up SterkWater in Fortpop-up SterkWater in Fort Giessen
  • pop-up SterkWater in Fortpop-up SterkWater in Fort Giessen
  • spek en bonen pop-up SterkWaterspek en bonen pop-up SterkWater
  • trio vis pop-up restaurant SterkWater in Forttrio vis pop-up restaurant SterkWater in Fort

In July, you will have the opportunity to discover the Dutch Fort Giessen in a culinary way. From 7 to 31 July, travelling pop-up restaurant SterkWater, a catering experience that brings the hidden stories of the Dutch Waterline to life, will take place here. At Fort Giessen, visitors will be taken on a culinary evening full of stories, delicious food and music. With a menu inspired by the fortress, SterkWater lets you experience Dutch history in a very special way.

Guests are offered a full dinner including drinks and an evening of music and experience. All information and tickets can be found on the website.

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Pika Fest | New hot sauce festival on June 25

17-6-2022

  • Pika Fest - hot sauce festivalPika Fest - hot sauce festival
  • Pika Fest - hot sauce festivalPika Fest - hot sauce festival
  • Pika Fest at Six and SonsPika Fest at Six and Sons

Amsterdam has the first edition of Pika Fest on June 25th! A new free, sustainable and community driven hot sauce event featuring local hot sauce producers. Pika Fest welcomes heat seekers from Amsterdam and around the world to celebrate the ‘pikante’ way of life all together with Pika Fest. Enjoying hot sauce, snacks, music and drinks.

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