The use of power banks in the hospitality industry
For restaurant owners it will always be important to continue to respond to the needs of the modern guest. The modern guest with his cell phone, we mean! We have already seen several solutions for this, from actions to enthuse guests to switch off the phone during dinner to offering various possibilities to charge their mobile. This doesn’t always have to go hand in hand with huge investments, an example of restaurant De Dorpskamer in Ermelo (the Netherlands), which offers their guests power banks to charge their mobile phone at the table.
Horecatrends | Tips for Culinary videos worth watching – week 46
YouTube is a great source for inspiration for trend spotting. On a daily base, thousands of clips are being uploaded, and we decided to start with a weekly column of personal selections. This week a top 3 of culinary videos worth watching, based on the interests of Mike Adam, one of our writers. With this week videos about a sublime way to cook your burgers, a Korean Barbeque restaurant with a Michelin star in New York and about a sea food feast of $1.500 in China!
Take-away restaurant Vita Mojo | Food based on your DNA
A meal that is tailored to your DNA? It might sound like complicated and overly remote but this is changing: ultra-personalized food or eating exactly what your body needs! Vita Mojo in London is the first take-away restaurant that offers these meals. In addition, we spotted several other providers that are working on food based on your DNA, examples of Nestlé and of a DNA company in America that works with Amazon to deliver personalized meals at home.
We would like to taste the meals of Vita Mojo … however, handing over your DNA sample to third parties? Your DNA sample is pretty much the only thing that’s really ‘yours’ nowadays. Would you do it?
Christmas inspiration 2018
We are already receiving plenty of newsletters with announcements for Christmas dinners, time for some Christmas inspiration! We have listed some top ideas from (inter)national companies. Do you already gave a ‘Tree Lighting ceremony’? Or do you decorate your Christmas tree already with cutlery or Christmas balls with liquor? Are you tempting your guests to share photos of your restaurant or hotel via Instagram on Christmas, in other words is your company ‘Instagrammable’? Enjoy reading and success with preparing your Christmas dinners!
Replace your plastic straws! | A list of alternatives
It all started with a video on social media. It showed how a turtle was hurt by a plastic straw. The use of plastic straws has already been abolished in several American cities. Last May, the European Commission also proposed to ban the use of plastic disposable items. Several parties have now taken the initiative to ban plastic straws permanently. They came up with sustainable alternatives. If you are not completely enthusiastic yet, we have listed a few examples here!
Read more about the alternatives by clicking on the title!
Matte black latte | The blackest coffee, Wasabi coffee and Egg Cappuccino are sold at Round K in New York
Another very ‘Instagrammable’ product: Matte black latte! Round K Coffee Roasters has been roasting coffee beans from around the globe since 2015. Owner OCKHYEON BYEON developed the wholesale system with their signature blends that are crafted to create holistic and immersive cultural experiences, like the ‘Matte black latte’, ‘the Wasabi latte’ and an ‘Egg Cappuccino’. Their philosophy is incorporating space, atmosphere, mood, and flavor into the making of coffee. Each coffee bean is different and so is the roasting process. The café is reminiscent of Dah-Bahn (Korean coffee shops) and is inspired by the stories of older generations of South Korea. The design is a bit kitchy, with a mixed culture and a main actor, the barista. Round K café is located in Lower East-Side, on Allen Street in New York City.
Fairmont Loves Film Event Series | Turns cinematic moments into memories with a new generation of filmmakers
Fairmont Loves Film Event Series launched with Gia Coppola as film ambassador and retrospective photographic exhibits in Toronto, London and Shanghai. Fairmont Hotels & Resorts introduced the Fairmont Loves Film event series, comprised of pop-up events and a retrospective photo exhibit officially premiering at Fairmont Royal York during the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF, from September 6 – September 16 2018) and later traveling to London and Shanghai. Next to that they entered a partnership with film director and screenwriter Gia Coppola in the new role of Film Ambassador and Curator for Fairmont Loves Film. To celebrate this exciting program, Fairmont has also partnered with TIFF as the Official Gala Program Sponsor throughout the duration of the world-renowned festival.
Trends we spotted | Week 35
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, amongst others a glimpse of the future and Emoji’s as a new trend of room service. Also about An algorithm that analyzed 118 crucial points and picked the 12 best luxury hotel brands in the world and about Uber Eats in London.
Click on the title if you would to read the full article. Enjoy reading!
The Avocado Show Boutique | ‘To stay, to go, to deliver’ concept
The Amsterdam entrepreneurs Ron Simpson and Julien Zaal expanded ‘The Avocado Show’ with ‘The Avocado Show Boutique’ – an all-day counter concept that helps locals to eat their daily recommended dose of pretty healthy food. The first boutique opened this month at the Willemsparkweg in Amsterdam Zuid. With this launch follows the long-awaited international expansion of The Avocado Show.
The MacCoin | To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Big Mac
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Big Mac, McDonald’s unveiled the MacCoin, a limited edition global currency backed by the internationally iconic Big Mac that fans across the world can get their hands on starting August 2 to share, collect or redeem. Beginning at lunch time on August 2, customers can receive a MacCoin with the purchase of a Big Mac at 14,000 participating restaurants across the U.S., while supplies last. Starting on August 3 through 2018, customers can redeem their MacCoin for a free Big Mac at participating McDonald’s restaurants in the U.S. and in more than 50 participating countries. Of course the MacCoin has no cash value and is only redeemable for one free Big Mac at participating McDonald’s restaurants through 2018.