Trends we spotted | Week 12

20-3-2020

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Our perspective on the world has completely changed in the past week, what a paradigm shift! I personally thought that we would no longer post trends and inspiration on Horecatrends. It seems of no importance right now but we also spotted a lot of positive inspiration. So, we have written a ‘trends we spotted this week’ with small positive gestures and inspiration in these anxious times.
Stay healthy and take care of each other! ^Marjolein van Spronsen

This week, among other links to articles about a hand wash tutorial by Gordon Ramsey and the Cheese trucks of the London based The Cheese Bar.

McDonald’s in the U.S. and Canada are considering rent deferrals for its franchisees and Uber Eats is introducing a new support package that includes a waiving of delivery fees on all orders from independent restaurants across U.S. & Canada and dedicated marketing campaigns.

And an article at Eater about what restaurants need right now to actually survive in the USA. Here in the Netherlands, the government is taking all the necessary measures at this moment and even banks are helping. We wish all restaurant owners worldwide will be able to find a way to stay in business.

Chipotle tackles social distancing with virtual hangouts on Zoom, interesting inspiration if you try to reach young people. And upscale restaurant Canlis in Seattle finds new business model in the Covid-19 crisis.

In the Netherlands we spotted free e-learning programs for people working in the hospitality industry and many restaurants offer gift vouchers with benefits. One of them doesn’t give vouchers but gift plates!

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Booking.com | Twenty epic unique places to stay to kick start 2020 New Year’s resolutions

24-1-2020

  • booking.com the 'Practice Self Care Room'
  • booking.com the 'Snap Your Best Shot Room'
  • booking.com the 'Snap Your Best Shot Room'
  • booking.com the 'Unplug Room'
  • booking.com the 'Recommit To Romance Room'
  • booking.com the 'Read More Room'
  • booking.com the 'Learn To Dance Room'
  • booking.com the 'Learn To Code Room'
  • booking.com the 'Become Financially Savvy Room'
  • booking.com the 'Be More Adventurous Room'

This holiday season, Booking.com, the global travel leader with a mission to make it easier for everyone to experience the world, is encouraging consumers to book a trip to help kick start 2020 New Year’s resolutions. In an effort to offer inspiration, Booking.com is custom designing 20 incredible experiences available for guest bookings, with each “Resolution Suite” themed to align with 20 of the most popular New Year’s resolutions for 2020. Booking.com has encouraged consumers to #BookYourResolution to help them come true.

Great marketing campaign by booking.com. Unfortunately only available in the US and hopefully the lucky ones that had the opportunity to stay in one of their resolutions suites are probably even more motivated to have their resolution come true! The suites were available for 2 nights as from January 17th! It might be a great 2021 New Year’s resolution for Booking.com to create a likewise campaign in Europe, preferably in Amsterdam!

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KINGSTAIRS | Burger King gave away free Whoppers in the Bronx

17-1-2020

To celebrate the DVD release of the movie Joker, Burger King gave away free Whoppers delivered to residents of the Bronx in New York City. This because they have been suffering through tourists from all over the world climbing the ‘Joker stairs’ on Shakespeare Avenue! Burger King said anyone living in the same borough as the now-famous stairs could get a free Whopper delivered by Uber Eats until January 12 if they used the code KINGSTAIRS.

Another example of a viral marketing campaign to promote a local happening. So if your city has its own special circumstances….. like a famous Instagram spot, use it to promote your product through social media. And we all know that residents in cities like Amsterdam, Barcelona, Paris etc. ‘suffer’ due to the influx of tourism. Play with it!    

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Trends we spotted | Week 38

20-9-2019

At hospitalitytrends.eu we spot many national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write about, the smaller trends we use in our weekly column ‘Trends we spotted this week’.

This week, among other a link to an article about ‘The Swingers Open 2019’, a crazy golfing tournament at Swingers City in London, sponsored by Tanqueray No. Ten.

Also two articles with sustainable initiatives by McDonald’s in Germany and the UK and Burger King in the UK.  SeaBubbles is another sustainable initiative in Paris, these electric and futuristic taxis are hovering the Seine.

From London this week two examples of a collaboration around one ingredient, a truffle menu at restaurant Orrery and the ‘Champagne Friends’ initiatives by bubbledogs.

Ever heard about a PizzaRitto? You can eat them at Russo’s House of Pizza in Pearl River, New York State. What it is? Check out the video! lees verder

Trends we spotted | Week 30

26-7-2019

  • Trends we spotted this week

At hospitalitytrends.eu we spot many national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write about, the smaller trends we use in our weekly column ‘Trends we spotted this week’.

This week, among other links to articles about ice cream dumplings which are at the menu of Oddfellows in New York City and about The Grid, a combination of Escape rooms & cocktails in London. A new concept by Lollipop’s.

 In Hong Kong Fairwood eSports Café will open and it will be the first eSports café in the city which will be a dining destination as well. In Croatia they spotted smart city benches which are also internet hot spots. Created by the firm Include. And Tokyo is getting its own ‘Bubble Tea’ theme park!     

 In an American article we have spotted the pre-dinner drink Haus, a start-up in aperitifs with a lower alcohol level than other spirits. Sounds delicious! And start-up Third Aurora is busy creating self-translating wine labels! With a link to a video how this works!

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Horecatrends | Tips for Culinary videos worth watching – week 28

18-7-2019

YouTube has been a source of inspiration for spotting trends the past few years. Every day, thousands of movies are uploaded with new and interesting content. We too sometimes use videos as a source of inspiration to write about. With this week again a selection of 3 videos which our colleague Manual Imanse thinks are worth watching.

This week links about why lobster is so expensive and top chefs who answer questions from the audience. I also found an interesting video with 10 completely different ways sushi can be prepared and served. About some we already wrote articles but still very interesting to watch!

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Horecatrends | Tips for Culinary videos worth watching – week 28

12-7-2019

YouTube has been a source of inspiration for spotting trends the past few years. Every day, thousands of movies are uploaded with new and interesting content. We too sometimes use videos as a source of inspiration to write about. With this week again a selection of 3 videos which our colleague Manual Imanse  thinks are worth watching.

This week links to videos about ‘What coffee looks like around the world and why menuca honey from New Zealand is so expensive. And since the beginning of July, amusement park Walibi Holland has a new attraction: the Untamed.

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Rosé Mansion in NYC | Wine bar + amusement park + museum of science for wine

11-7-2019

  • Rosé Mansion Celebration Room l Credits James ColettaRosé Mansion Celebration Room l Credits James Coletta
  • Rosé Mansion Disco Ball Pit l credits James ColettaRosé Mansion Disco Ball Pit l credits James Coletta
  • Rosé Mansion Entrance l credits James ColettaRosé Mansion Entrance l credits James Coletta
  • Rosé Mansion Fermentation room l Credits James ColettaRosé Mansion Fermentation room l Credits James Coletta
  • Rosé Mansion Grape Room l credits James ColettaRosé Mansion Grape Room l credits James Coletta
  • Rosé Mansion New York City l Credits James ColettaRosé Mansion New York City l Credits James Coletta
  • Rosé Mansion New York City l Credits James ColettaRosé Mansion New York City l Credits James Coletta
  • RoséLand l Credits James ColettaRoséLand l Credits James Coletta
  • RoséLand l Credits James ColettaRoséLand l Credits James Coletta

Rosé Mansion opened on June 1, 2019 and tickets are available on the website of the country’s only interactive wine tasting experience celebrating everyone’s favorite summer wine. Rosé Mansion, the wine tasting experience dedicated to the history and allure of the pink-hued, warm-weather favorite, has launched an all-new experience for 2019. The all-new Rosé Mansion brings the pink from around the world to a picture-perfect experience in New York City. Taking over 32,000 square feet (over twice the size of last year’s Mansion), Rosé Mansion features a labyrinth of 14 rooms for wine lovers to explore, learn and ‘gram, including Cleopatra’s Palace, a 1960s-themed Acid Test, and a vintage Airline Lounge. Rosé Mansion closes by the end of September and is located at the second floor of the Manhattan Mall, where it has a private entrance and address at 111 W. 32nd Street, near Penn Station.

Another must visit for all Instagrammers and rosé lovers going to New York this summer!

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The New York Collection | By the Dominique Ansel Bakery in Soho

4-7-2019

  • New York Collection by Dominique Ansel Bakery in SohoNew York Collection by Dominique Ansel Bakery in Soho
  • New York Slice by Dominique Ansel Bakery in SohoNew York Slice by Dominique Ansel Bakery in Soho
  • Bodega Coffee Tiramisu by Dominique Ansel Bakery in SohoBodega Coffee Tiramisu by Dominique Ansel Bakery in Soho
  • Everything Bagel & Schmear Pavlova & Bodega Coffee Tiramisu by Dominique Ansel BakeryEverything Bagel & Schmear Pavlova & Bodega Coffee Tiramisu by Dominique Ansel Bakery
  • Haute Dog, Stroll in Central Park Chocolate Hazelnut Acorn, Bite of the Big Apple - Dominique Ansel Bakery SohoHaute Dog, Stroll in Central Park Chocolate Hazelnut Acorn, Bite of the Big Apple - Dominique Ansel Bakery Soho
  • Pretzel by Dominique Ansel Bakery in SohoPretzel by Dominique Ansel Bakery in Soho
  • Yellow Taxi Salted Caramel éclair (top), Spring Street Chocolate éclair (bottom) - Dominique Ansel Bakery SohoYellow Taxi Salted Caramel éclair (top), Spring Street Chocolate éclair (bottom) - Dominique Ansel Bakery Soho

As from today, July 4th  (Independence Day) through September 2nd (Labor Day), the Dominique Ansel Bakery is transforming their entire pastry case at the Soho Bakery (189 Spring Street, NYC) into a dessert tribute to New York, with a ‘capsule collection’ of 9 new desserts inspired by all the things they love about NYC.

We love the combination of creativity and real good taste at the bakeries of Dominique Ansel! In the past we wrote a couple of articles about this entrepreneur / pastry chef. Just put his name in the ‘search’ bar at the front page of Horecatrends and you’ll hit a lot of inspiration, in product and the way his social media is done. If you love pastry and you’re living in or visiting NYC this summer, you should definitely visit his bakery!

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Hash Kitchen | Build-your-own Bloody Mary bar

27-6-2019

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A lunch or brunch with just a Bloody Mary? It is possible and it happens, in Scottsdale (near Phoenix) in the USA. All restaurants of Hash Kitchen, have a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar. Guests who order one of their legendary ‘Big Hash Bloody Mary’ of 1 liter in one of their four restaurants, can also use the BYOBM-Bar with more than 40 different toppings as desired.

Initiatives such as a Build-your-own Bloody Mary bar with more than 40 different toppings ensure extra attention for your business, both in the media as on social media. lees verder

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