Trends we spotted this week – week 14


  • Trends in het kort

At the redaction of Horecatrends we spot a lot of national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write articles about, the smaller trends we use in our column ‘Trends we spotted this week’. This week among others, a great idea for your terrace this summer ‘Dorilocos or crazy doritos’. , ‘Urban pillow fight at square in Toronto’ and ‘Pizzacle, a pizza on a stick’.

Dorilocos or crazy doritos

It seems that on markets all over Mexico, bags of Doritos chips are cut open and then topped to your liking. With sauces such as avocado dip, cheese, crunchy vegetables, hot Mexican sauces, nuts, bacon bits and sour cream. Nice to serve on a terrace! You can use all sorts of chips and offer guests a choice of sauces and toppings and serve from a nice booth. Here in the Netherlands we haven’t seen it yet!

Alain Ducasse’s Lov Hotel Collection will run a hotel in Versailles

Michelin-starred chef Alan Ducasse is ready to set up a luxury hotel in Versailles. His company Lov Hotel Collection has been commissioned to revamp a set of three buildings: the Grand Contrôle, the Petit Contrôle and the Pavillon des premières cent marches that are located beside the palace’s Orangerie.

Another Barbie themed hotel room

There must be people who’d love to spend the night in a shockingly pink Barbie Room. The Barbie Room in Hilton Panama is the second Barbie Room Hilton is creating, the first was installed at a Hilton in Buenos Aires in 2014. Part of a trend to insert fantasy brands into the business travel experience. Great pictures with the article on Travel Skills, but a bit overwhelming pink to our taste! We already spotted a Barbie Café in Taipei back in 2013 and in 2010 a Barbie room at the Plaza Athénée hotel in Paris.

Birthday package for kids who dream of becoming a star.

A great initiative of the Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel in Los Angeles, a red-carpet birthday package designed exclusively for kids. Kids looking to celebrate their birthday in true red carpet style, The Peninsula Beverly Hills has just the experience for them. They’ve partnered with NYC-based Red Carpet Kids to craft a luxurious experience for kids where kids can star in their own live action film with a movie crew, special effects, costumes, stylists and attend the world premiere of the movie in their very own VIP Screening Room. Now who wouldn’t want to star in their own movie or experience first-hand a day in the life of Hollywood’s hottest stars.

Find a barista in your neighbourhood via the Coffee Shots app

Through the Coffee Shots application you can see on a map which ´home barista´ is nearby. In the profile of the barista you can also discover what his or her rating / valuation / expertise is and what the coffee specialties are and for example which machine is used. Based on this information, you could request a visit at the house of the barista of your choice. After confirmation you will enjoy a good coffee within minutes, either at the kitchen table or a coffee to go. You pay the home barista a fair price through the app (beta version only Paypal). The revenue is shared with the coffee farmer.

McDonald’s in Brixton, London embraces graffiti style

McDonald’s in Brixton has been closed for a month and reopened early March. Their new interior should remind you of a ‘shady back alley’. With lamps and walls decorated with graffiti. One of the McDonald’s in Dublin is also refurbished the same way. See the pictures on Pop Up City.

Coffee center ‘Eataly-style’ by Starbucks is planned to open in 2018 in New York

Starbucks’s planned “Eataly-style” coffee center will open at 61 Ninth Avenue in the Meatpacking District, right next to the tourist hot spot the Chelsea Market and Google’s headquarters. Expected to arrive in 2018, the center will be located in a brand-new 154.000-square-foot development, where the new shop will take over 20.000 of the forthcoming building’s 37.000 square feet of retail space.

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