Trends we spotted | Week 16


  • Trends we spotted this week

At 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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Sleep concierges | A good night’s sleep is the latest amenity at high-end hotels

58% of consumers associate sleep quality with overall health, according to a survey conducted by SONAR™, Wunderman Thompson’s proprietary market research tool. As a result, the sleep economy is booming; the global market for sleep aids and technologies is expected to reach $84.9 billion by 2021—up from $66.3 billion in 2016—according to the most recent findings from BBC Research. In this article on the website of JWT Intelligence some example of how hotels treat their guests to a good night of sleep, beyond the pillow menu and great beds!

Exceptional ice cubes for cocktails at Xixa in New York

The ‘Old Fashioned Cube’ at Xixa in Brooklyn takes every non-booze ingredient in a spicy, citrusy cocktail, and freezes it in a big ice cube. When you drop the cube into a couple ounces of alcohol — the team at Xixa recommends tequila or mezcal, since the flavors here go best with agave spirits — and give the cube a little time to melt, the drink changes with every passing minute, until you have a progressively more-interesting drink. Check out the recipe at the website of Men’s Journal.

Nobu Hotel Portman Square in London opens 2020

Nobu Hospitality, the globally established lifestyle brand founded by Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro and Meir Teper, is delighted to announce the launch of its London West End hotel. Expected to open in spring 2020, Nobu Hotel is set in Portman Square W1, steps from Mayfair’s vibrant restaurants and independent boutiques and on the edge of Soho’s world-famous theatres in the heart of London’s West End. The 239-guest rooms and suites, together with a Nobu restaurant, ballroom and meeting facilities are being conceptualized by London-based architecture and interior design firm, David Collins Studio, in conjunction with Make Architects.

Goodbye to veggie burgers and hello to veggie discs

Under new EU rules proposed in Brussels, veggie burgers could be rebranded as “veggie discs” while vegetarian sausages will become known as “veggie tubes”. Other protected words would include steak, sausage, escalope, burger and hamburger under the revised legislation. Read all about it in the article at the website of Fine Dining Lovers in the link in the title.

The first official Naanery has opened in London

Pan-Indian dining spot Baluchi have just launched London’s first ever Naanery, dedicated entirely to the creation and consumption of naan bread. The Naanery is a rather fancy experience with handcrafted flavoured naans with porcini and truffle or naan with fig and cheese kulcha according the article at the website of Secret London. Sounds delicious!

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