SKYE Hotel Suites Parramatta | Opening your room with your mobile phone

6-12-2017

SKYE Hotel Suites Parramatta, a five-star hotel and one of the newest property additions to Sydney, Australia, has partnered together with ASSA ABLOY Hospitality and Intelity to provide its guests with state-of-the-art digital key functionality. With the implementation of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access in 72 of its apartment-style suites, along with the use of Intelity’s downloadable mobile app, the property can now allow guests to quickly and conveniently enter their room with a swipe of their mobile device. You never have to worry again about forgetting the key card of your room! read more

First KiKat Chocolatory in the Netherlands | At Utrecht Central Station

5-12-2017

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The first ‘KitKat Chocolatery’ in the Netherlands has opened on the 30th of November at Utrecht Central Station. In the pop-up store you can make your own KitKat bar, or as their slogan says ‘Create your own break’, until December 23rd. There are a number of KitKat Chocolatery stores in Japan, England, Malaysia and Australia.

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Some Christmas inspiration | Serve a cocktail in a Christmas ornament

5-12-2017

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Last month we wrote about the Christmas ornaments from The Lakes Distillery. They give the Christmas tree an alcoholic touch with Whiskey Christmas ornaments, or Christmas ornaments filled with The Lakes Vodka or The Lakes Gin. We already suggested that it is quite a nice idea to serve a cocktail in a Christmas ornament. Last weekend I had my first ‘Christmas dinner’ with friends and based on the Christmas ornaments from The Lakes Distillery, I also filled a small Christmas ornament with a Christmas cocktail, wrapped it in a gift box and served with the starter. Simple and tasty!

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Inspiration around the Christmas tree | The Claridge’s Christmas Tree by Karl Lagerfeld

4-12-2017

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Claridge’s, London’s legendary Mayfair hotel has unveiled the Claridge’s Christmas Tree 2017 in the hotel lobby, designed by Karl Lagerfeld, widely regarded as one of the fashion world’s most influential creative forces. This year’s Claridge’s festive installation is inspired by Lagerfeld’s childhood memories of Christmas with a series of inverted spruce Christmas Trees placed around the hotel lobby. The centrepiece is a sixteen foot high inverted tree with silver gilded roots topped with a multi-facetted mirrored star which reflects rays of magical light across the art deco lobby. In this article some inspiration around the Christmas tree for other hoteliers, for example do you celebrate the fact that the lights in your tree are lightened? read more

Fazer Cricket Bread | Finnish bakery launches ‘crunchy’ insect bread

4-12-2017

Since the 24th of November you can buy cricket bread in Finland. One of Finland’s largest food companies, Fazer is selling this crunchy cricket bread. According to Markus Hellstrom, head of the Fazer group’s bakery division, one loaf of bread contains about 70 dried crickets. The crickets are grounded into powder and added to the flour. read more

Trends we spotted | Week 48

1-12-2017

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At Horecatrends 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 about trains of the future and the top 10 of Le Chef List 2018.

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The Christmas trees by Starbucks Valencia | Christmas inspiration

1-12-2017

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The season is about to begin and as from today we will try to inspire you every day with Christmassy inspiration from other entrepreneurs in hospitality. The first one: Starbucks in Valencia is decorating their trees with sparkling red cups. read more

Crème brûlée in a crêpe cone | As Christmas dessert?

30-11-2017

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Inspiration for those selling pancakes or better the French version: crêpes. Comcrepe in Jiyugaoka, Tokyo created crème brûlée in a crêpe cone. Great idea for a Christmas dessert.

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The Santa’s Sausage from Bubbledogs | Do you have a recipe with a fun Santa twist?

29-11-2017

This December, Bubbledogs, the gourmet hotdog and champagne bar, will be getting in the Christmas spirit, bringing back Londoners’ favourite: The Santa’s Sausage. Topped with all the festive favourites, Sandia Chang has been busy in the kitchen, designing the very special turkey hot dog with Christmas stuffing, cranberry chutney, crispy brussels sprouts, parsnip chips and gravy. This year, guests can also choose to pimp up their Santa’s sausage with the luxury addition of truffles, for a little extra. read more

Relaxed atmosphere at Alex + Pinard | A place to enjoy a plate of cheese, charcuterie and a glass of wine

28-11-2017

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More and more restaurants and wine bars open with the focus on a ‘relaxed atmosphere’. No culinary delights but great products and a nice glass of wine. Recently the wine café Alex + Pinard has opened in Amsterdam. The idea for the wine bar came from chef Nathaniel Zuijderwijk and sommelier Sanna Burggraaf, they were looking for a place to relax and drink a good glass of wine with quality, tasty food but couldn’t find. Thus they decided to join forces and create such a place in Amsterdam East. In this article, likewise concepts in New York, Amsterdam and The Hague.

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Disaronno Innovation Hunter | The pursuit of innovation in cocktails

27-11-2017

Disaronno, The Mixing Stars, makes a step change and starts looking for innovation. The Disaronno project dedicated to bartenders evolves and becomes a journey into the most innovative trends in international mixology. Wouter Bosch (Rosalia’s Menagerie in Amsterdam) is focussing on sustainability and Kevin Kroon (Door 74 in Amsterdam) shows attractive low ABV (alcohol by volume) cocktails. Tess Posthumus, Mixing Star in 2013, does introduce them in two interesting video’s. Their pursuit of innovation started in Milan and after Amsterdam they’re going to London. The chronicle of the journey is online on the Facebook page of The Mixing Stars. read more

Trends we spotted | Week 47

24-11-2017

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At Horecatrends 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 about the Michelin stars for 2018 in Belgium, Spain and Portugal. And restaurant The Avocado Show in Amsterdam has opened the first pop-up avocado shop in the world.

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Social Wifi |SpotOn

24-11-2017

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Internet access has become an important daily requirement. Access to news, social media and e-mail from your laptop, smartphone or tablet, was once seen as a luxury. Nowadays people want and expect this access everywhere. Not offering free WiFi can strongly discourage guests from visiting your place and has therefore become an essential part of the service for the hospitality industry. Social wifi from SpotOn makes it possible for guests to simply and quickly log in to your Wi-Fi network with their social media account, for example Facebook or Twitter. Besides that you can also analyze the users of your network, send marketing campaigns, hand out coupons and measure customer satisfaction. read more

Largest hotel spa from Switzerland opened | The Alpine Spa of the Bürgenstock Resort Lake Lucerne

23-11-2017

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November 6 2017, Switzerland’s largest alpine wellness hotel spa opened in The Bürgenstock Resort Lake Lucerne. For those enjoying a day at the spa, a dream come true. Imagine swimming with stunning views of lake Lucerne and the snow-covered Alps and the pools are even filled with water from the same lake! Check out the images for the design that harmonizes with the surroundings. The Alpine Spa is unique in its size and variety, it’s stretching over an area off more than 10,000 square metres. A modern, indoor and outdoor spa right next to the 5 star hotel Bürgenstock, connected via a skywalk. read more

Reyka Expedition | From Iceland to Hackney

21-11-2017

What comes to mind when you think of Iceland? The awe-inspiring Northern Lights and cosy nights, geysers and glaciers, vast volcanoes and vodka. Vodka you say? Yes, vodka. Till the 26th of November Londoners can taste and experience Reyka Vodka during the Reyka expedition in Hackney London. We would love to have the Reyka expedition as well in Amsterdam! read more

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