Carlsberg Green Fibre Bottle | latest update on their ‘paper beer bottle’

24-10-2019

  • Prototype of the Green Fibre Bottle with Carlsberg pilsner
  • Prototype Green Fibre Bottle with wood fibres
  • Prototype Green Fibre Bottle close up

During the C40 World Mayors Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark, the Carlsberg Group issued an update on its journey to create the Carlsberg Green Fibre Bottle, the world’s first ‘paper bottle’ for beer. Made from sustainably sourced wood fibres, it is both 100% bio-based and fully recyclable. The Group also announced it has been joined by other leading global companies that are united in their vision to develop sustainable packaging through the advancement of paper bottle technology.

These developments are a continuation of Carlsberg’s sustainable packaging innovation journey and a key part of its sustainability programme, Together Towards ZERO, including its commitment to ZERO carbon emissions at its breweries and a 30% reduction in its full-value-chain carbon footprint by 2030.

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Iconic Malibu dreamhouse of Barbie® on Airbnb

24-10-2019

  • Exterior of the dreamhouse of Barbie® at Airbnb
  • Living room in the dreamhouse of Barbie® at Airbnb
  • Bathroom in the dreamhouse of Barbie® at Airbnb
  • Bedroom in the dreamhouse of Barbie® at Airbnb
  • Walk in closet in the dreamhouse of Barbie® at Airbnb

Global icon Barbie just added ‘Host on Airbnb’ to her extensive list of careers and accomplishments! Later this month, Barbie will hand over the keys to her Malibu Dreamhouse for the ultimate fan stay. Located in the heart of Malibu and overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the fabulous life-size Barbie Malibu Dreamhouse was be available to book on October 23 by one guest and up to three friends for a two-night stay. The one-time reservation will take place from next Sunday, October 27 to Tuesday, October 29.

Of course we have seen more hotel rooms that were designed for the ultimate Barbie fan or for fans of artists, etc. Airbnb regularly uses special, one-time locations that receive a lot of attention worldwide in the press. In addition, they often combine such a stay with a good cause, in this case “The Barbie Dream Gap Project GoFundMe initiative’. If you read this as a hotelier, which room could you regularly change and thereby create attention for your hotel?

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Petco’s In-Store Kitchen for dogs

22-10-2019

  • Petco´s JustFoodForDog - counter
  • Petco´s JustFoodForDog - counter
  • Petco´s JustFoodForDog - counter
  • Petco´s JustFoodForDog - Kitchen
  • Petco´s JustFoodForDog
  • Petco´s JustFoodForDog - where to find

A blog by Leonie van Spronsen who lives and works in New York and enjoys spotting new restaurants and hospitality concepts. This blog about hospitality towards man’s best friend!

New York City just saw the opening of its first in-store kitchen for dogs, Petco (the largest animal store imperium in the US) has offered fresh food for dogs since 2010 but only now opened the first place in America where pet owners can go in store and see chefs prepare food for their beloved dogs live in front of them. If you think this sounds a little nutty, you might think twice: NYC is only the flagship – this type of fresh dog food is for sale on 25 locations in New York State alone!

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New nhow hotel Hamburg will be build on the bunker St. Pauli

22-10-2019

  • New nhow hotel Hamburg - rendering of the bunker in St. Pauli

NH Hotel Group’s has plans to open a new nhow hotel built on ex Nazi bunker in the city of Hamburg in 2021 an it’s set to be one of Europe’s most emblematic hotels. nhow Hamburg joins the brand’s pipeline of seven establishments, with three of the planned new hotels – in London, Amsterdam and Brussels – due to open their doors in 2020.

The amazing bunker, right in the heart of the city, will extend over five storeys in the shape of a pyramid, which will house the hotel rooms. One of the project’s most eye-catching features is the landscaping plans: a spectacular roof-top garden, in all likelihood one of a kind in Germany. The hotel will enjoy fantastic panoramic views of Hamburg, in the line of sight of the Elbphilharmonie and a leafy and meandering green walkway that will surround the bunker.

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Stroodles, the pasta straws | Say ‘Pasta la Vista’ to Plastic and Paper Straws

21-10-2019

  • logo Stroodles, the pasta straws
  • Stroodles, the pasta straws
  • Stroodles, the pasta straws
  • Stroodles, the pasta straws
  • Stroodles, the pasta straws

A pasta straw company, Stroodles, has launched pasta straws to provide an environmentally friendly solution to the singe-use plastic crisis and rise of greenwashing from the paper straw industry. In comparison to soggy paper and plastic straws, Stroodles are an improvement as they provide greater durability, are flavourless, vegan, 100% biodegradable and are edible raw or cooked after use. A core principle for Stroodles is their ‘drink-easy’ ethos, meaning drinkers don’t has to change behaviour or compromise on drinking experience to do good for the environment. The straws are 23-25 cm long, 0.75cm thick and the pasta straw walls will last over an hour in any one drink and remain flavourless! And they’re biodegradable in hours not generations!

Another alternative for plastic straws which we can add to our list! And we think at least every Italian restaurant should use these stroodles!  

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New, healthy and sustainable restaurant concept for IKEA launched in Amsterdam

21-10-2019

  • Gezond en duurzaam restaurant concept van IKEA in Amsterdam
  • Gezond en duurzaam restaurant concept van IKEA in Amsterdam
  • Gezond en duurzaam restaurant concept van IKEA in Amsterdam
  • Gezond en duurzaam restaurant concept van IKEA in Amsterdam
  • Gezond en duurzaam restaurant concept van IKEA in Amsterdam
  • Gezond en duurzaam restaurant concept van IKEA in Amsterdam

IKEA Amsterdam has opened its completely renovated restaurant last week. It is the first IKEA store in the world to implement the new concept: a different set-up and new dishes should inspire customers even more to eat healthier and more sustainable food. For example, there are now various stations with, among other dishes, fresh smoothies and sandwiches. IKEA also serves dishes such as a salad with vegetarian balls. In the new format there is more room for contact between customers and employees of the IKEA restaurants as the dishes are prepared on the spot.

We’re curious whether dishes from the ‘IKEA SPACE10 Lab’ will be on the menu! We wrote about this initiative at the beginning of 2018, in which they told that they also investigated the possibilities of alternative ingredients such as algae and insects.

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Trends we spotted | Week 42

21-10-2019

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 others a link to an article about Les Alchimistes in Paris, a great video by BBC about a food waste project.

The art of ‘tallado’ will be shown in London on Thursday 14th November during the UK’s first Ibérico Ham Carving Championships organized by Brindisa.  And at two Michelin stars restaurant Zaranda in Mallorca they’ve a special way to present their bill!

And yet another product covered in 24-Karat gold! Check out which product and why!

The Dutch are also known for their snacks around cocktail time, in the southern city of Den Bosch, ‘We Are Food’ created the longest ‘vegetarian snack board’ with products from the surroundings!

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Neapolitan pizza conquers (Hilton) Amsterdam

17-10-2019

  • An original Neopolitan pizza
  • Pizzachef Dario Guerrasio from Napels at Hilton Amsterdam

Hilton Amsterdam introduces exclusive Neapolitan pizza in combination with champagne. The classic among pizzas is put on the menu of their Half Moon Lounge. The contemporary combination with bubbles gives the original simple street food from Naples a gastronomic touch. Special pizza & champagne variations are served until 14th of November 2019 for 20 euros per person, including a glass of prosecco.

Nice and tasty, eating original Neapolitan pizza with bubbles at the Hilton Amsterdam! What kind of originals do you serve for a reasonable price?

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Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort | Opens early november

16-10-2019

  • Marriott Pool with Resort
  • Room
  • Logo Curacao Marriott Beach Resort
  • Dino Jagtiani

The completely renewed Curacao Marriott Beach Resort will soon officially open its doors. The resort has been closed for 3 years and has completely been renovated and refurbished, counting $ 37 million in total. The reopening gives this icon of Curaçao hospitality the position as the most luxurious resort on the island. Guests will be received in a modern, luxurious ambiance with a complete range of 5-star services and facilities. The beautiful Curacao Marriott Beach Resort is located on the beach, a 15-minute drive from Hato, the international airport of Curaçao, and 10 minutes from the historic capital city Willemstad which is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage.

In August 2016 the major renovation of the Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort started and now the renovations are all done. In addition to the new interior a new floor has been added and thereby 86 extra rooms. As from now on you can make a booking on their website for stays as of November 15th.

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KFC says: ‘I do’ to brand new wedding planning service

15-10-2019

  • 'Put a wing on it' - KFC Weddings
  • KFC Weddings Vogue
  • KFC Weddings
  • KFC Weddings

KFC is giving Australia the chance to ‘put a wing on it’ as the first couple to get hitched under its brand-new wedding service. Now, KFC fans all over Australia can officially head to the website and lodge an application form telling them in 200 words or less why you want the ultimate KFC Wedding. For those loved up couples ready to take the plunge, the Colonel suggests you apply fast as there’s only six weddings available. Winners will be judged on their originality, creative merit and independent expression shared in the entry.

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Trends we spotted | Week 41

11-10-2019

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 links to articles about Coca-Cola Energy that will be available in January 2020 in the US, one of our colleagues tried it!

The American “New Wave Foods” has found a vegan alternative to shrimp! And so cute! The McHive by McDonald’s Sweden!

And the Michelin Guide UK and Ireland 2020 is published! La Dame de Pic London, from chef Anne-Sophie Pic has been awarded a second Michelin star, she now holds 8 Michelin stars across 5 restaurants.

The company ‘Bace’ created the ROTOFARM, curious what it is? Read the article!

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Lowlander launches Winter IPA | Brewed with donated Christmas trees

10-10-2019

  • Lowlanders Winter IPA
  • Lowlanders Winter IPA

Last winter, botanical brewer Lowlander called on all Dutch people not to throw away their Christmas tree after the holidays, but to donate to them for brewing a winter beer. The call was a great success and after picking all the fir needles by hand, the result can now be tasted. You can find Lowlanders Winter IPA in bars/restaurants and the grocery store Albert Heijn.

Last year we wrote about the Lowlander Beer initiative to brew beer from Christmas tree needles. This year another special initiative from Lowlander Beer!

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Cacaofruit Experience | Barry Callebaut unleashes the full power of the cacaofruit in next-gen food & drink category

8-10-2019

  • Barry Callebaut - Cacaofruit Experience - WholeFruit Chocolate
  • Barry Callebaut - Cacaofruit Experience - WholeFruit Chocolate

Based on its unparalleled innovation power, Barry Callebaut AG, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, unveiled last week (September 28) at an exclusive event in San Francisco ‘Cacaofruit Experience’: an innovative range of products that celebrates the fresh, fruity taste and natural richness of the cacaofruit and marks the creation of a next-gen food & drink category. As part of ‘Cacaofruit Experience’, the company also presented the artisan world with the delicious WholeFruit chocolate, a fresh, fruity delight made from 100% pure cacaofruit.

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Wheat Straws | 100% natural straws made from wheat

7-10-2019

  • Wheat Straws
  • Wheat Straws

100% natural, super compostable, plastic free straws that are stronger than paper straws. The wheat straws don’t get soggy and they are softer than plastic straws. With their natural structure, these  straws feel soft and smooth while you drink. Besides that Wheat Straws donates 2% of all the purchases to The Ocean Cleanup. A great alternative to give your drinks an eco-friendly update.

Another alternative for plastic straws we can add to our list

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greet by Accor | With ‘Pure rooms’ and ‘Pop rooms’

7-10-2019

  • greet hotel Beaune - new concept by Accor
  • greet hotel Beaune - new concept by Accor
  • greet hotel Beaune - new concept by Accor
  • greet hotel Beaune - new concept by Accor

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!

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