Workspitality | Accor launches WOJO coworking spaces

9-5-2019

Accor recently launched WOJO to become the largest coworking brand in Europe by 2022. WOJO stands for ‘Work. Live. Share.’ and is Accor’ take on workspitality. With the launch of WOJO, Accor continues to execute its augmented hospitality strategy, expanding into new verticals and becoming relevant in the daily lives of consumers. Stephane Bensimon (CEO): “As we are directly in touch with companies and workers on a daily basis we have a thorough understanding of their needs and expectations in the work space. A personalized welcome, premium services, a friendly atmosphere and designer spaces are all essential features covered by our expertise. Through our new range of spaces, we are now able to meet a key customer need: combining the quality of work life with mobility.

The WOJO coworking spaces will be launched within Accor hotels worldwide with different offerings, across all segments (economy, mid-scale and luxury segments). Accor is the first hotel group to work with a recognized player in the coworking field to offer a brand experience that is unique in content and that is open to both travelers and locals.

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BACARDÍ Legacy Cocktail Competition | Olympic Games for bartenders

9-5-2019

  • Eric van Beek makes his winning cocktail Cariño at the Bacardí Legacy Cocktail Competition 2018Eric van Beek makes his winning cocktail Cariño at the Bacardí Legacy Cocktail Competition 2018
  • De Cariño cocktail by Eric van Beek at the Bacardí Legacy Cocktail Competition 2018De Cariño cocktail by Eric van Beek at the Bacardí Legacy Cocktail Competition 2018

Within a couple of days there will be a lot of stirring and shaking during the eleventh edition of the BACARDÍ Legacy Cocktail Competition. The competition challenges bartenders from all over the world to design an original BACARDÍ rum cocktail with no more than 6 ingredients. The competition will be held in Amsterdam this year, with the final on Tuesday 14 May. These Olympic games for bartenders will start on Saturday 11 May with an introduction and workshops.

The semi-finals and the Grand Finale can be followed live via the BACARDÍ LEGACY Facebook page.

Also in this article the recipe for last year’s winning cocktail, created by Eric van Beek!

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Horecatrends | Tips for Culinary videos worth watching – week 18

7-5-2019

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 Micha Luksenburg thinks are worth watching.

This week video’s about a coffee farmer who grows coffee at the sloops of an active volcano and why the Miyazaki mango from Japan costs $5000 dollar! Also in Japan, a café where you can play with micro pigs!

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Enso Ango by Ango Hotels | Kyoto’s first dispersed hotel

7-5-2019

  • Facade Enso Ango building Tomio - credits Satoshi AsakawaFacade Enso Ango building Tomi l- credits Satoshi Asakawa
  • Facade Fuyao (left) and Tomio (right) - credits Satoshi AsakawaFacade Fuya l (left) and Tomi l (right) - credits Satoshi Asakawa
  • hotel room Enso Ango Fuya ll - credits Tomooki Kengakuhotel room Enso Ango Fuya ll - credits Tomooki Kengaku
  • Bunk room Enso Ango building Yamato - credits Tomooki KengakuBunk room Enso Ango building Yamato l- credits Tomooki Kengaku
  • Bathroom Enso Ango Fuya ll - credits Tomooki KengakuBathroom Enso Ango Fuya ll - credits Tomooki Kengaku
  • Chashitsu Enso Ango Fuya ll - credits Tomooki KengakuChashitsu Enso Ango Fuya ll - credits Tomooki Kengaku
  • Lounge Enso Ango building Fuya l - credits Tomooki KengakuLounge Enso Ango building Fuya l - credits Tomooki Kengaku
  • Lounge Enso Ango building Tomi l - credits Tomooki KengakuLounge Enso Ango building Tomi l - credits Tomooki Kengaku
  • Lounge Enso Ango building Tomi ll - credits Tomooki KengakuLounge Enso Ango building Tomi ll - credits Tomooki Kengaku
  • terrace Enso Ango building Tomi ll - credits Tomooki Kengakuterrace Enso Ango building Tomi ll - credits Tomooki Kengaku

Opened in the fall of 2018, ENSO ANGO’s five zen-inspired properties function as one to immerse the traveler in the living culture of Kyoto. Each property contains communal spaces and facilities, so that guests aren’t staying in one hotel building. Guests can choose to visit spaces in five buildings nestled into the charming side streets of central Kyoto. With six more buildings planned to join the current five, the people behind the progressive hotel concept ‘Enso Ango’ are committed to a continuing process of evolution and to further enriching the experience of their guests.

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Sleeping in a potato | The Potato Hotel

6-5-2019

In the region known for … you guessed it: potatoes (!), this giant potato has been placed and has an Airbnb function. The giant fake potato, before being used as an Airbnb accommodation, drove across America to promote potatoes. After the promotion tour, the potato got its new destination as Airbnb room.

Great way to promote a product! An Airbnb room would be great in some regions in the Netherlands as well, we have a lot of potato fields! Or how about a giant Airbnb wooden clog or giant Tulip in the tulip fields ;-). 

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Trends we spotted | Week 18

3-5-2019

  • 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 an Ajax burger, we couldn’t resist to write about this one! We hope you’re all crossing your fingers for Ajax next Wednesday! And two concepts about shared kitchens! Suiba shared kitchen from Tokyo and Carrousel in Utrecht.

The hotel concept from Zoku is going global with 2 new destinations in 2020 and in Israel an automated cannabis farm will open! And our Dutch Stroopwafel McFlurry might soon be on the menu of McDonald’s in the U.S..

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Doloris’ Meta Maze in Tilburg | Surrealistic art maze and rooftop bar

2-5-2019

  • Doloris' Meta MazeDoloris' Meta Maze
  • Doloris' Meta MazeDoloris' Meta Maze
  • Doloris' Meta MazeDoloris' Meta Maze
  • Rooftop bar Doloris' Meta MazeRooftop bar Doloris' Meta Maze

It took them almost ten months of construction, but on the 17th of May Doloris will open their doors to the  surrealistic ‘Meta Maze’ and rooftop bar. Doloris’ Meta Maze (as the maze is officially called) is the new creative, touristic hotspot of Tilburg and the Netherlands. A surrealistic maze of 400 m2, full of art and a touch of Alice in Wonderland, Narnia or Stranger Things. A walk- or climb-through art experience with over 40 rooms of surreal art, designed and built by the creators of Karmanoia. In the realm of Doloris you immerse yourself in a world beyond ours. As you follow oblique pathways, slip through hidden loopholes, walk through walls and encounter mysterious objects, time becomes fluid. Meta Maze is the only “immersive art experience” of this format in Europe and unique in the world in terms of form.

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Horecatrends | Tips for Culinary videos worth watching – week 18

30-4-2019

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 Micha Luksenburg thinks are worth watching.

This week a video about the food that’s being served at Korean game cafés.

Have you ever tasted woodworms? Well, they seem to be considered ‘the new oysters’ in the Philippines! And a video about a very popular ‘Japanese style sandwich’ that is being served in Los Angeles. Instagrammable! read more

Faena Hotel Miami Beach | An artistic story

29-4-2019

  • Faena Hotel Miami Beach - Gone but not ForgottenFaena Hotel Miami Beach - Gone but not Forgotten
  • Faena Hotel Miami BeachFaena Hotel Miami Beach
  • Faena Hotel Miami Beach - Living Room - credits Todd EberleFaena Hotel Miami Beach - Living Room - credits Todd Eberle
  • Faena Hotel Miami Beach - Suite - credits Nik KoenigFaena Hotel Miami Beach - Suite - credits Nik Koenig
  • Faena Hotel Miami Beach - Sunbar - credits Bill WisserFaena Hotel Miami Beach - Sunbar - credits Bill Wisser
  • Faena Hotel Miami BeachFaena Hotel Miami Beach
  • Faena Hotel Miami Beach - Faena TheaterFaena Hotel Miami Beach - Faena Theater

Last January we visited Miami Beach, unfortunately just one night and last minute so the hotel was fully booked. But in the morning we hired bikes to stroll the scenic bike path of Miami beach and took a short moment to visit this particular and truly artistic hotel. Even breakfast was fully booked but walking through the entrance to the garden with the famous Damien Hirst’ sculpture ‘Gone but not Forgotten’, was worth the visit. The Faena Hotel Miami Beach is part of the ‘Leading Hotels of the World’ and is famous for their commitment to transform the ordinary to the extraordinary. Faena Hotel Miami Beach features remarkable works by artists including Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Alberto Garutti, Gonzalo Fuenmayor, Manuel Ameztoy and Juan Gatti.

So if you’re going to Miami Beach and love art, we definitely recommend you to check whether you can stay at this artistic hotel! You could also try to make a reservation at one of their restaurants or have a sip at the Saxony bar.   read more

3DEN | Pay-as-you-use urban spaces

29-4-2019

  • 3DEN at Hudson Yards New York City3DEN at Hudson Yards New York City
  • 3DEN at Hudson Yards New York City3DEN at Hudson Yards New York City
  • 3DEN at Hudson Yards New York City3DEN at Hudson Yards New York City
  • 3DEN at Hudson Yards New York City3DEN at Hudson Yards New York City
  • 3DEN at Hudson Yards New York City3DEN at Hudson Yards New York City
  • 3DEN at Hudson Yards New York City3DEN at Hudson Yards New York City
  • 3DEN at Hudson Yards New York City3DEN at Hudson Yards New York City
  • 3DEN at Hudson Yards New York City3DEN at Hudson Yards New York City

3DEN (pronounced “Eden”) is the second generation of the ‘third place’ (a space that’s neither home nor work). A non-membership, pay-as-you-use destination, 3DEN offers convenient and luxury amenities including sound-proof phone booths, nap pods, a spacious lounge, refreshments, private showers and more. With a nature-inspired design that fosters ease and focus, it’s the third place between home and work where you can get things done and refresh for wherever you’re headed next. The 3DEN app allows guests to reserve amenities in advance, as well as purchase any of the products they discover while in the space. 3DEN’s first location opened inside Hudson Yards on March 15, 2019, with a network of additional locations launching throughout New York City this year.

The place can be used to get some work done or for example if you have time to fill between meetings, or if you just arrived in town after a long flight and need somewhere to freshen up before going to your office or a meeting. read more

Trends we spotted | Week 17

26-4-2019

  • 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 a vegan mozzarella produced in a lab, transparent wood as a substitute for glass and a toilet in Japan in which you’re completely surrounded by an aquarium with hundreds of fish and other sea creatures.

To reduce the use of plastic, the Rimping Supermarket in Chiang Mai uses banana leaves to wrap food! And if you’re going to New York, check out the PhoBar, if you love to eat Thai food!

Disney World is getting an upscale ‘Beauty and the Beast’-bar and at Netflix you can watch a new documentary on street food! read more

River Walk Market opens at Battersea Power Station

25-4-2019

Saturday 27th April will mark the launch of River Walk Market, a new weekly independent market at the foot of the iconic Battersea Power Station. Located at Circus West Village and its open from 11.00 AM till 17.00 PM. From the founders of Real Food Festivals who have been dedicated to supporting small, sustainable and ethically minded producers and staging some of the biggest food events in London and beyond, River Walk Market will be host to independent food and drink producers, artists, designers, street food and live musicians every Saturday.

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First ‘jeu de boules’-food hall ‘Mooie Boules’ opens in Rotterdam | The Dutch love to play the game

23-4-2019

  • Mooie Boules opent in RotterdamMooie Boules opent in Rotterdam
  • Mooie Boules opent in RotterdamMooie Boules opent in Rotterdam
  • Mooie Boules opent in RotterdamMooie Boules opent in Rotterdam
  • Mooie Boules opent in RotterdamMooie Boules opent in Rotterdam

In June, the very first covered ‘jeu de boules’ bar in Rotterdam North opens its doors: ‘Mooie Boules’ (Beautiful Boules). The old, characteristic metal factory in the upcoming ZOHO quarter in Rotterdam will be transformed into a French village square. Local restaurants (the names of which are not yet disclosed), will serve their signature dishes and at the bar a wide range of wine, specialty and local beers will be available. All this in combination with a game of ‘jeu de boules’. The location in Rotterdam opens on Vijverhofstraat 45 in Rotterdam-North in June. It seems like the Dutch love to play the famous French game!

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Trends we spotted | Week 16

19-4-2019

  • 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 sleep concierges and other amenities high-end hotels offer their guests to guarantee a good night’s sleep and The first official Naanery opened in London.

In the future we can’t call a vegetarian hamburger a burger anymore, if European legislation becomes official. We don’t think it will be a big issue, we will eat ‘veggie discs’ as well! And in London a new Nobu Hotel at Portman Square will open in the Spring of 2020.

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Horecatrends | Tips for culinary videos worth watching – week 16

18-4-2019

YouTube has been a source of inspiration for spotting trends 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 videos which Micha Luksenburg thinks are worth watching.

This week a video about Chef Miro Uskokovic at the Gramercy Tavern who uses alternative sugars and he is making a delicious looking ‘ice cream sundae’ with these sugars. Next to that a video about a special collaboration between Airbnb and the Louvre museum and finally a video about drones delivering coffee in Australia. read more

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