Restaurant Town House | The signature restaurant of The Kensington Hotel

21-2-2019

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Restaurant Town House at The Kensington are delighted to announce their new London Landmarks Afternoon Tea. Following the success of their record breaking ‘Tale As Old As Time’ offering, the new Afternoon Tea takes inspiration from London’s most recognisable and historic landmarks, taking diners on a tour of the capital’s most famed structures. Served in a mini London Eye! Inspiration for those offering afternoon teas in other parts of the world, what are the famous landmarks in your town? read more

BAR NØNE | Coca Cola launches non-alcoholic premium drinks

21-2-2019

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Coca-Cola’s Venturing & Emerging Brands (VEB) unit is raising the bar for alcohol alternatives with the launch of a new line of booze-free adult sparkling drinks. BAR NØNE made its debut in October at Taste of Atlanta, where nearly 3,000 festivalgoers sipped on the four varieties, Spiced Ginger Mule, Bellini Spritz, Dry Aged Cider and Sangria. The drinks were crafted with bar-inspired flavours and premium, on-trend ingredients to appeal to beer, wine and cocktail drinkers. BAR NØNE is currently available in select package stores, bottle shops, restaurants and specialty markets in Coke’s hometown of Atlanta, and online. The bottled drinks – which contain between 70 and 130 calories – are sweetened with unique juice blends or cane sugar.

BAR NØNE I How it all started..

The idea for BAR NØNE hatched during an at-work conversation about flavourful substitutes for spirits – or, more specifically, the lack thereof. Sabrina Tandon, BAR NØNE general manager and a few colleagues were chatting about craving something more exciting than club soda for occasions when they didn’t want to partake. “We talked about not wanting to drink as often, or as much, as we had before,” she recalled. “We wanted something we could actually look forward to enjoying as much as an alcoholic drink – something sip-able and savor-able.” And they’re not alone. According to external data sources, non-alcoholic option trends are generation agnostic; Millennials are drinking less than Generation X, and Generation Z are imbibing less than Millennials.

“People are choosing not to drink for many different reasons,” said Tandon. “We’re not targeting a certain demographic… we’re targeting a mindset.” BAR NØNE went from idea to shelf in only 10 months. At Coca-Cola agile teams like Tandon’s are empowered to take risks, iterate and move quickly.

Of samplers surveyed on site at the ’Taste of Atlanta’ festival, 93% said they would buy the beverages, and 78% said they’d drink BAR NØNE straight up or over ice, without adding alcohol or other ingredients.

Startup Atomo created the future of coffee | They hacked the coffee bean

19-2-2019

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Atomo created the future of coffee; coffee without a bean. Startup Atomo, located in Seattle, uses naturally derived sustainable ingredients to create a smooth coffee with a perfect caffeine kick. By reverse-engineering the coffee bean, Atomo has created a naturally-derived and sustainable coffee with the same caffeine you’d expect and no harsh acid or bitterness. They analyzed the molecular compounds  in a cup of coffee and used the coffee’s blueprint to design the perfect cup of coffee without using any coffee beans. They produce a ground coffee, which looks and acts like a regular ground coffee and can be used in drip machines, pour overs, cups and French presses. read more

Horecatrends | Tips for Culinary videos worth watching – week 8

19-2-2019

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 Vera Rauwerda thinks are cool to watch.  This week, among other things, a great video by Bloomberg about the history of Red Bull and their marketing. A video of ‘The Best Ever Food Review Show’ about the most impressive meat market in Asia where they sell meat from amongst other cats, dogs and rat. And a video about luxury plane meals, which we never had as travelers in the tourist class. read more

The World’s First ‘Vegan Suite’ | Hilton London Bankside

18-2-2019

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Following guest feedback, a vegan suite is now available for reservation at the design-led Hilton London Bankside. The suite, created in partnership with multi-sensory design experts Bompas & Parr and given the thumbs up by The Vegan Society, offers a vegan experience throughout, from a plant-based check-in desk and keycard to vegan-friendly bedding and eco-cotton carpet.

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Free tampons and naps in the bathroom | Women love it!

15-2-2019

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Demi Poppe blogs about her experience with extra amenities, such as free tampons and naps in bathrooms. She and her friends greatly appreciated this welcoming gesture.

I regularly visit restaurants, cafés and bars with friends, either for lunch, dinner or just a nice cup of coffee. I recently visited Grandcafé ‘t Gerecht in Heerenveen (The Netherlands). One of my friends had to go to the toilet and she came back with a big smile! She said that there were free tampons and naps in the bathroom. So handy! read more

Trends we spotted | Week 7

15-2-2019

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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 BeerYoga, DOT in Groningen, a Moët & Chandon vending machine and Amazon is testing delivery robots in Seattle. We spotted a new street food concept in Paris, Magnà Street Food sells ‘Rotolo’ and the ‘Portoglio’ pizza. And a link to an article about the World’s 50 Best Restaurants, in January they introduced radical changes in the voting system and judging panels. The 18th edition of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants will be unveiled on Tuesday 25th June in Singapore.

Wouldn’t you like to play a human snack claw machine? We would! And what we also like to try is the McFalafal, but you can only get it in Sweden at this moment. And how about a scoop of Hellmann’s Mayo ice cream, would you fancy that?  read more

Be-Mocktails | Natural, non-alcoholic cocktails

14-2-2019

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The demand for natural and healthy food is increasing. At the same time it is ‘hot’ to drink cocktails nowadays. These two trends come together in the new ‘Be-Mocktails‘ or while the ‘natural mocktails’. These mocktails are 100% natural and alcohol free. The ingredients are specially selected on their health promoting effect. read more

Horecatrends | Tips for Culinary videos worth watching – week 7

14-2-2019

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 Vera Rauwerda thinks are cool to watch.  Among other things, a video about 22 sustainable initiatives for a cleaner world, the reason why koi fish are so expensive and several facts about salmon that you didn’t know! read more

The Check Out Suite for Valentine’s Day | Check out from social media and check in at the screen free hotel room

12-2-2019

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Another hotel that plays with the social media addiction of many guests today! On 14 February guests of the ‘Check Out Suite’ have the chance to experience a unique hotel stay at Hotel Bellora in Gothenburg, Sweden. There’s only one condition – you need to put down your screens. They introduce the world’s first hotel room where the price is set according to how much you browse the web. Less browsing and more hanging out equals a better price. So, check-in, and then check-out! They want to encourage people that are staying in the hotel to spend more time together and less time looking at the phone screen. The Check Out Suite is an exciting concept that challenges our online behavior and incites us to spend more time together. Unfortunately the registration date has expired! Great way to increase your brand awareness!   read more

Anne-Sophie Pic & Clare Smyth | International Women’s Day dinner

12-2-2019

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Although the International Women’s Day is celebrated on Friday the 8th of March, two of the world’s greatest chefs Anne-Sophie Pic and Clare Smyth will prepare and host a dinner in honor of it on Monday 11th March. The dinner will be held in restaurant ‘La Dame de Pic London’ at the Four Seasons Hotel London. Guests will be welcomed to celebrate women working in the restaurant industry. A great example for other female chefs! Why not celebrate the International Women’s Day 2020 with these kind of dinners or lunches to ask attention for women in the restaurant industry? Collaborate with other female chefs and you could even invite speakers about related subjects. To reach more people you might even start a new contest and choose for example ‘the female restaurant owner of the year’.  read more

The interior design of citizenM Shanghai, Hongqiao

12-2-2019

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A new location for citizenM, they opened in one of the most up-and-coming business areas of Shanghai: Hongqiao, in the Minhang District. Concrete designed the interior of the freshly built 303-room citizenM hotel. It’s the brand’s second location in Asia (after Taipei North Gate). It is also a second collaboration between citizenM, Shun Tak, China Resources with the creative direction by Concrete. read more

Domino’s Pizza is ‘Paving for Pizza’ in the USA | Don’t let bad potholes ruin good pizza!

11-2-2019

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We missed this initiative by Domino’s Pizza  from June last year up to this morning but for once we don’t really mind. This way we can check whether this is just a media stunt or that they’re actually ‘paving for pizza’. As their press release back in June said; “Domino’s is saving pizza, one pothole at a time”. Cracks, bumps, potholes and other road conditions can put good pizzas at risk after they leave the store. Domino’s was hoping to help smooth the ride home for their freshly-made pizzas. Started June last year, Domino’s asked customers to nominate their town for pothole repairs at Paving For Pizza. And as we recently visited the states Florida and New York in the USA we noticed the terrible conditions of the road, so a great campaign by Domino’s Pizza.    read more

Trends we spotted | Week 6

8-2-2019

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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 the culinary development in the East of Europe according to Michelin and would you eat squirrel? Furthermore, a link to an exhibition about manhole covers in Tokyo and a new platform foodies should definitely check out, maned Njomly! And London has the first underground farm, the Growing Underground! By the way would you like to eat a polenta dish right from the table?

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Cheeseburger Dumplings | 2019, the year of the crossovers?

8-2-2019

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Leonie van Spronsen, lives and works in New York and enjoys new concepts that she spots in the hospitality industry. In this blog she argues for more crossovers in the hospitality industry and gives an example, the cheeseburger dumplings created by Mimi Chengs & Emily. In addition, she thinks that hospitality entrepreneurs should contact friends from within the industry to see what they could create together. Might be a great opportunity to generate more publicity and buzz for your business! She loves to hear (and taste) what you’ve created! read more

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