Online pop-up Dunkin’ shop | Exclusive holiday merchandise
The search to find the perfect present for the Dunkin’ lovers in your life can now be all wrapped up. Dunkin’ launched its first-ever online pop-up Dunkin’ shop in the USA in November, offering a selection of Dunkin’-ized holiday gifts that fans can’t find anywhere else. From apparel like a holiday sweater, one-piece pajamas and joggers to accessories like scrunchies, a fanny pack and an electric guitar, the limited-edition, fun and festive items currently featured on Dunkin’ Shop will be on every Dunkin’ fan’s holiday wish list.
Although most merchandise is only available in the USA we think the web shop is inspiration for restaurants with a large fan base! And although it’s original we’re sure it isn’t the first online pop-up shop! We spotted the FEBO web shop (check out their pajamas in photo 8 at this article in Dutch) in the Netherlands back in 2018, with all kind of merchandise of this Dutch snackbar brand.
Hotella Nutella | The sweetest hotel pop-up of all will open in Napa Valley in 2020
A dream comes true for Nutella fans over the whole world, a pop-up Nutella hotel will open in January 2020 in Napa Valley, California. Inspired by Nutella®, The Original Hazelnut Spread®, the exclusive one weekend only pop-up will treat three Nutella super-fans and their guests to an unforgettable breakfast experience that showcases new and exciting ways to enjoy the hazelnut spread. Consumers interested in vying for a reservation for the weekend of January 10-12, 2020 can apply for the chance to win a visit to the property by going to the website of Hotella Nutella, and creating a video that demonstrates how Nutella makes their mornings special. Nutella fans can also find full contest rules here.
Earlier this year we wrote about the pop-up Taco Bell Hotel and the Airbnb Barbie home. It looks like marketing departments of famous brands found their way into the hotel world! We wonder when their will be pop-up in a Dutch hotel?
Dubbel Dubbel Toil and Trouble | #PumpkinRescue campaign after Halloween
15 million pumpkins were carved but not eaten last Halloween – symbolic of a systemic food waste epidemic. Toast Ale, Hubbub and Brewdog Tower Hill Outpost want to change that. The 4th of November they brewed seasonal beer that tackles seasonal food waste as part of Hubbub’s annual #PumpkinRescue campaign.
Although Halloween isn’t that big yet in the Netherlands we have a lot of pumpkins as well. We already loved the idea of Toast Ale and their initiative for the pumpkin ale, Dubbel Dubbel Toil and Trouble, is another food waste initiative we love to write about!
The Borough Market Kitchen in London | New communal dining space
The Borough Market Kitchen will open Monday 18th November at the same day the Borough Market celebrates 21 years as a central pillar of London’s food community. The Borough Market Kitchen will be their new communal dining space, in which they will welcome over 20 food traders dedicated to cooking with the best of the market’s seasonal produce, with familiar favourites such as ‘Arabica’ and ‘Horn OK Please’ sitting alongside newcomers including ‘JUMA Kitchen’ and the all new ‘Batera pintxos bar’ from ‘Mimo London’.
So if you’re going to London in the Christmas season, you’ll have another hip place to have lunch!
The Rooftop Winter Cinema at the Berkeley Hotel in London
Overlooking the rooftops of Belgravia and Knightsbridge, and with sweeping views of Hyde Park and Winter Wonderland, The Berkeley’s rooftop garden will once again transform into a twinkling festive forest cinema. Guests will snuggle into wooden huts laden with blankets to watch Christmas classics on the big screen whilst warming up with a menu of alpine and winter favourites and flowing Laurent-Perrier champagne for a touch of extra sparkle. Screenings of festive favourites like ‘Home Alone’ and ‘The Holiday’ at the Rooftop Winter Cinema will take place from 15th November ~ 31st December 2019. Reservations will open today, November 4.
Great idea for other hotels with rooftops in the holiday season! Even cinemas could work together with restaurants to surprise their guests with the combination of watching a great ‘holiday season’ movie while enjoying a great meal.
Limited edition pumpkin buns at Bun House in London for Halloween
This autumn Bun House, the Cantonese-style steamed bun specialist, will celebrate Halloween with its new limited edition pumpkin buns. For one week only from Thursday 24th October, the spooky buns will be available at Bun House’s Chinatown home and Wembley’s Box Park.
They simply look marvelous these pumpkin buns for Halloween. Inspiration for other restaurants or bakeries!
Pop up Grand Kobel in Vienna | In a forgotten Viennese ballroom
Restaurant Taubenkobel, located on Lake Neusiedler in Austria, has an annual tradition of creating a pop-up in and around Vienna when it becomes quieter on the lake. In recent years they have held these pop ups in a train hangar (Lokvogel, 2018), in an old post office (Brieftaubenkobel, 2017) and this year the pop up takes place in an old ballroom in the former Donauhof Hotel in Vienna’s 2nd district. Restaurant & hotel Taubenkobel is a member of Relais & Chateaux and chef Alain Weissgerber has 18 out of 20 points in the Gault Millau of 2019.
From November 15 to December 21 you can enjoy the Christmas atmosphere in Vienna and enjoy culinary delights at pop up Grand Kobel. For hospitality entrepreneurs, it is a cool idea to visit your guests with a pop up at a special location. In our opinion, pop ups from chefs from outside the region in the west of the Netherlands would also do great in Amsterdam or Rotterdam!
greet by Accor | With ‘Pure rooms’ and ‘Pop rooms’
Accor is introducing a new alternative hospitality offering, with a closer connection to people and the environment. Their concept ‘greet’ has to be a reflection of the group’s commitments, it forms part of a locally engaged approach and provides a response to these new guest expectations in relation to sustainable tourism. Expect, upcycled furniture sourced from flea markets, like a jar used as a bedside lamp, fresh, simple and local products, a friendly and unique atmosphere.
The brand’s first property, the greet hotel Beaune opened its doors last April, greet is the latest addition to Accor’s economy segment. Community-based, engaged and non-standardized brand, its aim is to welcome those seeking meaning in their purchases, relationships and lifestyle! But according to Accor greet is not just an economy brand. It’s a state of mind symbolized by a name, meaning to welcome, meet and celebrate. A single watchword: sharing – moments, stories and experiences.
Following the greet hotel Beaune, new openings are planned in Marseille (St Charles & Airport), Lyon Perrache, Paris, St Witz, Rennes, Bourges or Saint-Germain-en-Laye. The brand will quickly expand in various destinations in Europe, with a 1st address already scheduled in Darmstadt (Germany). Its ambition: 300 hotels opening in Europe by 2030!
CityHub Copenhagen will open in the summer of 2020
Hot on the heels of Amsterdam and Rotterdam, CityHub’s third location will be in one of the healthiest and happiest cities in Europe, Copenhagen. CityHub Copenhagen will open its doors in summer 2020 and will mark CityHub’s first step towards international expansion.
Launched four years ago in Amsterdam, CityHub was created to fulfil the gap between hotels and hostels. Founders Pieter van Tilburg and Sem Schuurkes, two assiduous travelers themselves, recognized that the hotel industry was lacking satisfactory solutions for millennials who are looking for an accessible and authentic experience at the heart of a city.
#PearPizza campaign | USA Pears promotes pears on pizza
The pear season is about to start and as part of the kick-off for the 2019-20 Northwest pear season, USA Pears launched a campaign centered around #PearPizza. As it seems the beginning of 2019 was marked by the great pineapple pizza controversy, and now USA Pears is proudly declaring that there is nothing wrong with using fruit as a pizza topping. That being said, now it is time for pineapples to step aside for pears to triumph as the ultimate fruit to use as a pizza topping. The quest for their world pizza domination begins at FEAST Portland on September 14.
I love to make flammkuchen with blue cheese, hazelnuts and pears, so I can imagine enjoying a #PearPizza although I don’t like to eat a pizza with pineapple. In the past we even spotted pizza’s with chocolate so there are a lot of people enjoying a touch of sweetness on their pizza! In this article a link to more recipes with pears from USA Pears! ^Marjolein