Claridge’s Christmas magic delivered to your home | Comfort and Glamour

10-11-2020

  • Claridge’s Christmas magic delivered to your home
  • Claridge’s Christmas magic delivered to your home

We have always loved to write about the Christmas season in London, check out for example the really extremely beautiful Christmas Tree decorations at the Claridge’s in London, created by Karl Lagerfeld, Christian Louboutin and Diane von Furstenberg. The much anticipated arrival of Christmas at Claridge’s has long symbolised the start of the festive season in the capital and this year, the yuletide magic of the iconic London landmark is more poignant than ever. Claridge’s online shop is packed full of the hotels’ most loved festive treats. If you can’t enjoy Claridge’s Christmas magic in their hotel, they deliver parts of it to your home.

With the current lockdown for restaurants, cafés and pubs till at least halfway December here in the Netherlands it’s going to be hard to enjoy the magic of this season. Your guest can order take-away or delivery but how do you add that Christmas magic? Claridge’s online shop is an example but we have also heard about ideas like a Christmas Drive Thru and we can image that for streets with a lot of restaurants, it might be a way to make Christmas sparkle… Families collecting their orders while driving thru a Christmas fairy tale! If that doesn’t add some magic? 

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CityHub just opened its first international location in Copenhagen

3-11-2020

  • CityHub Kopenhagen
  • CityHub Kopenhagen
  • CityHub Kopenhagen
  • CityHub Kopenhagen

CityHub, the award-winning champion of smart city travel, opened its first international location on the 8th October 2020 in the diverse Vesterbro neighbourhood of Copenhagen, Denmark. CityHub Copenhagen marks the beginning of CityHub’s European rollout, following recent global financing from Dutch banks NIBC and ABN Amro.

 CityHub Copenhagen is our largest location yet, and the first milestone towards international development. A city known for its pioneering design and hospitality excellence, Copenhagen is a perfect fit for the brand,” asserts CityHub Co-founder Pieter van Tilburg. read more

Michelin star drive thru | Taste the art of 4 Michelin starred chefs in one meal

3-11-2020

  • Michelinsterren Drive Thru
  • Michelinsterren Drive Thru
  • Michelinsterren Drive Thru

A detour which everyone loves to make. The Michelin star drive thru at the stadium of soccer club Excelsior, in Rotterdam, executed by four Michelin starred chefs. A take-away meal has never been as delicious as this.

After a collaboration in the past, the culinary stars of Rotterdam are gathering again to collaborate. Lovers of high-quality food can enjoy meals at home from restaurant Parkheuvel, restaurant Fred, restaurant Joelia and restaurant Perceel, with in total 6 Michelin stars combined. We would go for the dishes: ‘Bouillabaise | Tomato | Vadouvan’ of restaurant Perceel, the ‘Ravioli of the Bresse Chicken’ of restaurant Parkheuvel and the ‘Pannactta | Pineapple | Star anise’ of restaurant Fred. You only have to order the food and collect it by driving through the drive thru. Taste the art of 4 Michelin starred chefs in one meal!  

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Trends we spotted | Week 44

2-11-2020

  • trends we spotted this week

At horecatrends.com or hospitalitytrends.eu 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 the hotel arrangement by Hotels.com offering a place to literally ‘hide under a rock’ during the 2020 presidential election. Although we hope that everybody allowed to vote will support their candidate!

The Former chief design officer at Apple will design ‘the next generation of Airbnb products’ and a link to an article about The ‘Don’t Call Me Chicken’ pizza by California Pizza Kitchen.

In New York the Brooklyn Dumpling Shop will open, it will be the first ZHI restaurant and they will be offering a special crossover. Also serving a crossover is Papa John’s: Double Cheeseburger Pizza!

Sensory Inc., an artificial intelligence provider in Silicon Valley, is debuting the alpha release of its artificial intelligence enabled virtual assistant. No more touchscreens at kiosks! And as flying taxis inch closer to reality, companies are scrambling to develop infrastructure.

‘Gordon Ramsey Burger’ will soon be available at Harrods, it’s the second location of his gourmet burger restaurant, the first one is in Las Vegas. And Japanese robots serve soft ice cream!

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Pulitzer X Dr. Hauschka | Pop-up beauty boutique in Pulitzer Amsterdam

29-10-2020

  • Pulitzer X Dr. Hauschka - credits Ashkan Mortezapour Photography
  • Pulitzer X Dr. Hauschka - credits Ashkan Mortezapour Photography
  • Pulitzer X Dr. Hauschka - credits Ashkan Mortezapour Photography
  • Pulitzer X Dr. Hauschka

The 100% natural cosmetics brand Dr. Hauschka and five-star Pulitzer Amsterdam have joined forces to open a pop-up beauty boutique in a room of the hotel. For the first time in the hotel’s 50-year history, everyone is now welcome for a soothing facial or body treatment.

This pop-up beauty boutique will be open in Pulitzer Amsterdam from November 4 until at least the end of February 2021. Another great example of collaboration!

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KFC’s 11 Herbs & Spices Firelogs | KFC ignites their fans Holiday Season

27-10-2020

  • KFC's 11 Herbs & Spices Firelog

After selling out two years in a row, KFC’s 11 Herbs & Spices Firelogs are back exclusively in select Walmart stores and on Walmart.com. Forget chestnuts roasting over an open fire, because KFC’s famous fried chicken-scented 11 Herbs & Spices Firelog is back for its third consecutive holiday season. Created once again in partnership with Enviro-Log®, the famous fried chicken-scented firelog is available while supplies last exclusively in the U.S. at select Walmart stores and on Walmart.com.

We recently wrote about a Christmas scented hand sanitizer that recently hit the market in the U.S., we wonder when a European restaurant or fast service chain will follow with a scented product! It looks like it’s very popular in the U.S. and KFC will even be available at the Canadian market as well. The big question is whether you want your home to smell like fried chicken?

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On Air Beauty Co. launched unique Christmas scented hand sanitizers

27-10-2020

  • The Christmas scented hand sanitizers by On Air Beauty Co

On Air Beauty Co. kicked the hand washing game up a notch by launching Christmas scented hand sanitizers on ‘Global Hand Washing Day’ that took place on the 15th of October. Washing your hands is one of the most important things people can do to protect their health, but a Global Hand Washing Day? Well if COVID-19 learned us anything, it’s the importance of just that! On the other hand and  compared to ‘World Happiness Day’ or ‘National Unicorn Day’, ‘Global Hand Washing Day’ seems a bit boring. That’s all changed this year, because the Pumpkin Spice and Hallmark Christmas Movie Revolutions just elevated the global holiday.

Although we Dutchies weren’t aware of a Global Hand Washing Day, we most certainly realize the importance of it and if a product like Christmas scented hand sanitizers make more people clean their hands, we love to be able to buy it here as well!

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Nxt Museum | The first new media art museum in the Netherlands

16-10-2020

  • Biometric Mirror by Lucy McRae and Dr Niels Wouters. Part of the inaugural exhibition at Nxt Museum, Shifting Proximities © Peter Tijhuis
  • Habitat by Heleen Blanken with Naivi and Stijn van Beek. Part of the inaugural exhibition at Nxt Museum, Shifting Proximities. © Heleen Blanken
  • Dimensional Sampling #1 by Yuxi Cao (James). Part of the inaugural exhibition at Nxt Museum, Shifting Proximities. © Peter Tijhuis
  • Dimensional Sampling #1 by Yuxi Cao (James). Part of the inaugural exhibition at Nxt Museum, Shifting Proximities. © Peter Tijhuis
  • Dimensional Sampling #1 by Yuxi Cao (James). Part of the inaugural exhibition at Nxt Museum, Shifting Proximities. © Peter Tijhuis
  • Distortions in Spacetime by Marshmallow Laser Feast. Part of the inaugural exhibition at Nxt Museum, Shifting Proximities. © Marshmallow Laser Feast

Opened on August 29, Nxt Museum in Amsterdam. Visitors can immerse themselves in the futuristic world of the first museum dedicated to New Media Art in the Netherlands. Their inaugural exhibition is ‘Shifting Proximities’. The museum is located in the up-and-coming North of Amsterdam and it presents eight large-scale, multi-sensory art installations, four of which have been commissioned by and are premiering at Nxt Museum. Each of the multi-disciplinary installations has been created in collaboration with local and international artists, designers, technologists, scientists and musicians, fusing creative ideas with pioneering academic research and technological innovation.

For those who love new art installations the Nxt Museum is a new ‘must visit’ museum in Amsterdam. So the moment you can safely travel to Amsterdam after Covid this museum must be on your bucket list! We have really enjoyed our visit to the Van Gogh exhibition in the museum L’Atelier des Lumières in Paris, an art installation that gave an insight in a couple of paintings with technology. The first exhibition in Nxt Museum looks much more futuristic though! In the first couple of weeks they welcomed some 4.500 people to enjoy the installations.

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Cabin | Hotel on wheels between Los Angeles and San Francisco

8-10-2020

  • Ride Cabin - Hotel on Wheels
  • Ride Cabin - Hotel on Wheels
  • Ride Cabin - Hotel on Wheels
  • Ride Cabin - Hotel on Wheels
  • Ride Cabin - Hotel on Wheels

Cabin, a USA based company, provides travellers with a new way of travelling between San Francisco and Los Angeles. This concept was first executed in 2016 under the name SleepBus as a pilot, where tickets were sold-out in three days and the waiting list contained more than 20,000 people who liked the idea of being transported in a bus with sleeping pods. The same concept continued under the name of Cabin, providing services between San Francisco and Los Angeles.

One of our colleagues came across these services and really liked the idea of travelling by night while having a pod to sleep in. Currently the staff of Cabin is closely monitoring the Covid-19 situations but still continues to provide their services. At their new initiative you can order a Cabin or ‘Hotel on wheels’ for private events as well. Wouldn’t it be great to travel while sleeping between big cities in Europe? Kind of a rolling hotel!

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The TABASCO X Seoul Bird Collaboration | Limited edition dishes

29-9-2020

  • The TABASCO X Seoul Bird Collaboration
  • The TABASCO X Seoul Bird Collaboration

Recently opened Seoul Bird, West London’s Korean fried chicken specialists, are pleased to announce their exclusive eight-week collaboration with TABASCO® Brand from the 1st October, called The TABASCO X Seoul Bird Collaboration.  Korean-American founder, Judy Joo, has created three limited edition dishes that will join the menu, for a short time only, featuring her ‘Chilli Chicken & Wicked Waffles’, ‘Burnin’ Bird Burger’ and ‘Tater Tots with TABASCO® Sriracha Sauce’.

A great example of working together during the COVID-19 pandemic. This initiative in London shows a supplier supporting a restaurant but it might as well be a local supermarket creating a collaboration with a local restaurant. Especially during the rapidly changing (stricter) measurements by the government a collaboration with either suppliers or supermarkets might be the reason a restaurant can survive.

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Legendary Vish | Tasty fish, made of plants, enabled by 3D Printing

8-9-2020

  • Legendary Vish - plant-based salmon made by 3D bioprinting 1
  • Legendary Vish - plant-based salmon made by 3D bioprinting
  • Legendary Vish - plant-based salmon and spread

The last few years we have seen numerous examples of new products to replace meat and fish and other animal based foods like for example eggs and milk. As for replacing pieces of meat and fish there are basically two options: cultivated meat and fish that is grown from cells of an actual animal or plant-based alternatives. The cultivated alternative isn’t on the market yet but we have seen a couple of great plant-based alternatives like this one: start-up Legendary Vish from Austria.

Legendary Vish wants to start testing their bioprinted salmon fillet on a small scale in 2021 and they’re looking for partners for the launch of their products. Do you have a restaurant and are you interested in participating exciting projects? Don’t hesitate to contact Legendary Vish!

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Trends we spotted | Week 36

7-9-2020

  • trends we spotted this week

At horecatrends.com or hospitalitytrends.eu 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 the first carbon negative beer business, BrewDog and a French article explaining that the summer 2020 tourism season was better than expected.

Concerts in Your Car is a concert series taking place at the Ventura County Fairgrounds in California and a big funding for Shef, an Airbnb-like platform for home cooked meals.

A great sustainable initiative by Farm Brothers cookies: if you buy a pack – they will save a cookie-sized piece (12cm²)  of degraded farmland and turn it in organic soil.

According to a new study, the global vegan cheese market could reach $2.5 billion by the end of 2020 and an article about NAFSIKA’S GARDEN. Cheese alternatives from Nafsika Antypas who is also the host and creator of ‘Plant-based By Nafsika’, the first vegan lifestyle series on mainstream television (A&E Network).

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by Noa | Culinary hotspot in The Hague where you can order 60 wines by the glass

4-9-2020

by Noa in The Hague is a new culinary hotspot. A unique concept in the heart of the city, with the possibility of ordering 60 different wines by the glass. In addition to a selection from traditional wine countries such as France and Italy, By Noa also serves wines from less famous wine countries, such as the United States and Argentina. With this concept, General Manager Dimitri Kalaitzis does not only targets tourists, but also hopes to make the local population enthusiastic about by Noa, in the Mövenpick Hotel.

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Great Scotland Yard hotel | Announced a ‘Grand Unlocking’ this September

1-9-2020

  • Great Scotland Yard hotel in London
  • The 40 Elephants, the destination bar of the Great Scotland Yard hotel in London
  • Great Scotland Yard hotel in London

The Great Scotland Yard hotel, part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt is one of London’s top 5* hotels and has announced plans to reopen with a ‘Grand Unlocking’ on Monday 7th September. The hotel is located in Westminster. The re-opening of the hotel will coincide with the launch of a new seasonal snack menu alongside its signature cocktail menu at The 40 Elephants, the destination bar in the heart of the hotel, which will be open to both guests and the public throughout the week.

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Four apps helping hospitality businesses provide socially distanced services

31-8-2020

  • Guest blog about socially distanced services by UKWebHostReview - app Criton
  • Guest blog about socially distanced services by UKWebHostReview - app Attractions.io
  • Guest blog about socially distanced services by UKWebHostReview - app Wavetec Safe Q
  • Guest blog about socially distanced services by UKWebHostReview - app Wi-Q

In the last few months, we’ve seen entire countries pausing day-to-day activities, shops and stores closing down and millions of people forced to work from home. But as infection rates in some countries slow down, people are starting to ask ‘how can we return to business?’. The question facing many hospitality businesses as they transition to the re-opening phase is how they can provide socially distanced services, in line with guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO) and local and national governments, who are tasked with keeping us safe.

A guest blog by Georgie Peru, a Content Contributor for UKWebHostReview. She is passionate about sharing her enthusiasm for technology through her content writing work, with a mission to help others learn and understand what makes the digital world so successful. She shows us four of the best apps that can be helpful to create socially distanced services in hospitality.

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