Trends we spotted | Week 48
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, amongst others, a link to an article about the collaboration between the Dutch department store the Bijenkorf and the Pulitzer Hotel with as result a great Christmas tree. Although we have to admit the Churchill Arms in Kensington Christmas decoration beats everything! And we wished we were living London, we would love to try the ‘Bumper cars on ice’ at the Elephant & Castle rink! The Angad Arts Hotel has yellow, red, green and blue mood rooms and Dominique Ansel the Cronut® creator, will host online masterclasses. Wouldn’t you love to learn how to make some of his creations? And a couple more links to articles about the nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize for a chef and would you like to sit at a ‘Chatter & Natter’-table?
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Collaboration around the Christmas tree of the Pulitzer Hotel | Theme by the Bijenkorf ‘Make Classic Fantastic’
Friday 7 December, the lights will be lit in the ten-meter high Danish fir of the Pultizer hotel. The beautifully decorated Christmas tree with large mother-of-pearl and golden Christmas balls can be admired between the twenty-five canal houses of the hotel. Especially for this year Pulitzer Amsterdam has teamed up with the Dutch department store Bijenkorf for decoration. The striking design of the tree is inspired by the theme of the famous department store; “Make Classic Fantastic”. Another nice form of collaboration, previously there was a pop-up Pulitzer bar in the Bijenkorf with the Bee’s Knee No.3 cocktail, created especially for that event.
The surest sign of impending Christmas is the grand switch-on of The Churchill Arms‘ Christmas lights. Roughly 80 Christmas trees festoon the pub, with a whopping 18,000 lights covering the exterior.
The Elephant & Castle ice rink in London opened on November 29th, and whilst the usual ice skating is on offer, you’re going to want to sample their new invention. The rink will be hosting a ‘Bumper Cars on Ice’ experience!
When you check into the Angad Arts Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri, after you choose between a queen- or king-size bed, you can choose between happiness and tranquility. Or maybe passion is more your speed… The hoteliers want the rooms’ decor to match—or influence—your mood. Check out the article at the website of Well and Good.
A Chatter & Natter table is where customers can sit if they are happy to talk to other customers. Think about supermarket cafes, community cafes, large and small cafes to get involved so that a Chatter & Natter table becomes part of everyday café culture. In the UK, 25 shops of Costa Coffee and a couple more organisation have a Chatter & Natter table! All you have to do is put up a sign at one table.
The French baker Dominique Ansel will host masterclasses to teach French pastry fundamentals. Cronut® creator and James Beard Award-winning pastry chef teaches his essential techniques for making delicious pastries and desserts in his first-ever online class. You can now learn his precise methods, add classic recipes to your repertoire, and explore texture and flavor inspirations! You can subscribe here.
Chef José Andrés, who runs the world famous Minibar restaurant in Washington D.C., has been nominated by the politician John Delaney for a Nobel Peace Prize. The Spanish chef garnered attention far from the kitchen when he took it upon himself to fly to Puerto Rico after the 2017 hurricanes to set up a system for feeding those in need. He and an army of volunteers, built temporary kitchens across the battered region and fed over two million people. He and his team offered similar assistance after the recent California wildfires.
Jeroen Smeele, creative brain and owner of the interior design agency SMEELE in Rotterdam, has won a Special Mention Award for the interior design of the two-star restaurant Fred in Rotterdam in the prestigious design competition of the German Design Council. The interior testifies to “outstanding design quality” according to the jury. The jury was particularly enthusiastic about the daring elements in the timeless, elegant design that make the interior of chef-owner Fred Mustert distinctive.