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.

We love the idea of a weekly food festival! read more

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

23-4-2019

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  • 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

Deepspot Pool | Deepest diving pool in the world

18-4-2019

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  • Deepspot Pool
  • Deepspot Pool
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  • Deepspot Pool

This autumn, the deepest diving pool in the world will be put into operation near Warsaw (exactly in Mszczonów). The project is called Deepspot and is unique by its size, but also because of the transparency of water. Crystalline depth of 45 meters (8,000 cubic meters of water, 27 times as much as in ordinary 25-meter swimming pools!) will provide pool users with an extraordinary experience. Great place to practice your diving skills! read more

Moxy NYC Chelsea Launches ‘A.S.M.R. Bedtime Story Videos’ for Guests

16-4-2019

  • Caroline Vreeland in the A.S.M.R. pop-up #ATTHEMOXY - credits amantha Deitch and Samantha Nandez at BFACaroline Vreeland in the A.S.M.R. pop-up #ATTHEMOXY - credits amantha Deitch and Samantha Nandez at BFA
  • Caroline Vreeland #ATTHEMOXY - credits Samantha Deitch and Samantha Nandez at BFACaroline Vreeland #ATTHEMOXY - credits Samantha Deitch and Samantha Nandez at BFA
  • Caroline Vreeland, Lady Bunny, Bella Thorne #ATTHEMOXY - credits Samantha Deitch and Samantha Nandez at BFACaroline Vreeland, Lady Bunny, Bella Thorne #ATTHEMOXY - credits Samantha Deitch and Samantha Nandez at BFA

Created in collaboration with Whisperlodge, hotel Moxy NYC Chelsea recently announced the launch of exclusive titillating bedtime story videos for guests. Featuring Bella Thorne and Dani Thorne (COM3T), along with Caroline Vreeland, they are taking guests on a sensory-stimulating journey. The A.S.M.R. Bedtime story videos will be available at Midtown Manhattan’s boldest new hotel opening, Moxy NYC Chelsea by Marriott International, exclusively in-room for one month beginning April 15th. Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (A.S.M.R.) is a sensory phenomenon where viewers feel pleasurable tingles from specific visual, auditory and haptic triggers.

We were kind of surprised to watch the videos from Moxy’s NYC Chelsea A.S.M.R. Bedtime Stories! We don’t think we will fall asleep with the A.S.M.R. bedtime story (check the next page) but it might inspire us to go downstairs to eat something!   

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Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam celebrates its 5th anniversary

15-4-2019

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  • Waldorf Astoria AmsterdamWaldorf Astoria Amsterdam
  • Waldorf Astoria AmsterdamWaldorf Astoria Amsterdam
  • Waldorf Astoria AmsterdamWaldorf Astoria Amsterdam

At Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam, May will be a month of celebration. Five years ago, the majestic hotel opened its doors on Amsterdam’s most elegant canal: the Herengracht. For years since, it has been applauded as the top luxury hotel in Amsterdam, but also as one of the best hotels in the Netherlands – and worldwide. Set inside six Dutch Golden Age patrician’s houses, Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam does not only breathe history, luxury and elegance, but also the highest quality of service. A visit to the monumental hotel is a journey in the world of taste and refinement: A simple dinner becomes a culinary experience, a night’s sleep becomes a dream.

In honour of its fifth anniversary, Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam has developed an Anniversary Afternoon Tea, a glamourous Aperitivo inside Peacock Alley, Goldfinch Brasserie classics, a celebratory cocktail inside the Vault Bar and its exclusive Guerlain Spa has created a new treatment for the occasion. Additionally, an exciting Lottery Raffle has a range of extraordinary prizes to win. read more

Trends we spotted | Week 15

12-4-2019

  • 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 lemon for dessert at LROOM Café in New York and Kubus croissants at Weirdoughs in Melbourne. We also came across a special, ‘jiggly’ pancake dessert at Gram Café and Pancakes in San Francisco and Airbnb signed an agreement to acquire the HotelTonight website.

And would you have your saliva, urine or stool analysed before going out to eat sushi? The sushi is of course made on the basis of these analyses, but we don’t know! read more

Trading spaces | Two chefs from the Netherlands and Bali, exchange their restaurants

12-4-2019

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  • Team LocavoreTeam Locavore
  • Team RIJKSRIJKS® dish - By Rinze Vegelien
  • Team LocavoreDish bubursumsum by restaurant Locavore
  • Team LocavoreDish otakotak by restaurant Locavore
  • Team RIJKSRIJKS® dish 998 by Jan Kees Steenman

From the 23th till the 26th of May, two different teams of chefs will exchange from both restaurant and life. Restaurant Locavore (Ubud, Bali) and RIJKS (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) rise to the challenge of participating in the largest cross-border chef event. They let know that they are ready to push the boundaries and are willing to stimulate creativity and offer guests even more unique experiences. read more

Experimental Gastronomy | Steinbeisser x André Chiang in Amsterdam

12-4-2019

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  • Andre Chiang OctaphilosophyAndre Chiang Octaphilosophy
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  • Andre Chiang OctaphilosophyAndre Chiang Octaphilosophy
  • Het GemeenlandshuisHet Gemeenlandshuis

On 14, 15 and 16 June Steinbeisser and ‘Vereniging Hendrick de Keyser’ will bring one of Asia’s best chefs André Chiang to Amsterdam for a new edition of Experimental Gastronomy, Steinbeisser x André Chiang. Chef André Chiang will create a special organic vegan tasting menu in collaboration with fifteen artists who will craft custom cutlery and tableware especially for the occasion. Experimental Gastronomy is an unique immersive experience that brings together acclaimed chefs and artists to create an exciting and radically different way of enjoying food. read more

Horecatrends | Tips for Culinary videos worth watching – week 15

11-4-2019

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 based upon April fools jokes which Demi Poppe thinks are worth it to watch.

This week a couple of April fools jokes in the hospitality & leisure world. Amongst them a video of the Dutch amusement park, Duinrell. They launched the Hyperkik, a hyperloop system with which you can visit more than forty attractions within one hour!  A similar joke was the MULTIcoaster from Thyssenkrupp, but this was more a kind of elevator. And the cutest Starbucks video ever, for April fools day they introduced Pupbucks, a Starbucks branch for dogs! read more

47 Anno Domini ǀ Wine bar and restaurant with real Italian Influences

11-4-2019

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  • 47AnnoDomini47 Anno Domini

At the beginning of this year, the Italian restaurant 47 Anno Domini opened its doors in Groningen. The restaurant is owned and managed by the young entrepreneur Valeria Scamacca. She is only 21 year old and thus most probably the youngest entrepreneur of this city. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Ever since Valeria was a little girl she could be found at the restaurant of her parents and soon it became clear that she wanted to pursue a career in hospitality. And so she did, she studied International Hospitality Management and the firsts plans for her own restaurant were already made before graduating. read more

Rotor Blade furniture | Recycling wind turbines

11-4-2019

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  • Rotor Blade furnitureRotor Blade furniture
  • Rotor Blade furnitureRotor Blade furniture

Rotor blades from wind turbines must be replaced every twenty years. Their synthetic materials make them difficult to recycle. Until today they were shredded and burned. Now they’re made into unique furniture pieces by the German design studio Tarantik & Egger. Great Great objects for restaurants and hotels that are committed to sustainability. read more

Roca Recicla | Turning empty glass bottles of daily service into creative tableware pieces

9-4-2019

  • © El Celler de Can RocaRoca Recicla by © El Celler de Can Roca
  • Anna TubauRoca Recicla - Anna Tubau
  • © El Celler de Can RocaRoca Recicla by © El Celler de Can Roca
  • Anna TubauRoca Recicla - Anna Tubau
  • © El Celler de Can RocaEat Sit by Andreu Carulla - © El Celler de Can Roca
  • Anna TubauRoca Recicla - Anna Tubau
  • © El Celler de Can RocaRoca Recicla by © El Celler de Can Roca

Restaurant El Celler de Can Roca in Girona (Spain) has been awarded two times ‘World’s Best Restaurant’ (2013 & 2015) and has 3 Michelin stars since 2009. On yearly base, 22.500 bottles of wines are being opened in this restaurant. In fact, their cellar treasures more than 40.000 bottles. Unfortunately, most of the bottles end up in the garbage at the end of the night and therefore, the Roca Brothers’ team decided to transform the empty glass bottles of daily service into creative tableware pieces through Roca Recicla. Although introduces last year we love the initiative and we have a similar initiative in the Netherlands, Rebottled. Rebottled also believes that upcycling is the new recycling. They extend the lifespan of wine bottles by making drinking glasses at a workplace of the Salvation Army in Utrecht, The Netherlands. read more

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