Trends we spotted | Week 18
At horecatrends.com we spot many national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write about, the other trends we use in our weekly column ‘Trends we spotted this week’.
With this week links to articles about amongst others ‘Asia’s 50 Best Bars’, sponsored by Perrier has been won by cocktailbar Coa. And the premium quick-service restaurant known for its Chicken Fingerz™, wings and signature sauces, Zaxby’s® celebrates Mother’s Day with Zax Family Packs and a family portrait! Inspiration for Father’s Day?
‘Apaches de Paris’ is a bar clandestine, immersive in Paris in which you can infiltrate gangs. Located in the Musée Grévin. This original 1.5-hour adventure with two period drinks is open till June 30.
Un Dimanche au Cinéma – the French title for the open-air cinema on the Champs-Élysées on May 22, Organized in partnership between TCM Cinéma, Häagen-Dazs and the City of Paris. Hilton boosts eco-conscious travel across properties in Asia Pacific to reach their ‘Travel with Purpose’ 2030 goals.
Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced the introduction of the ‘Caption by Hyatt’ brand with the opening of the Caption by Hyatt Beale Street Memphis in Tennessee summer 2022. And Denmark becomes the first country to introduce a climate label for food.
In a claimed world-first, Japanese innovators have created chopsticks which artificially create the taste of salt. And Dominique Ansel, the creator of the cronut, is celebrating the hybrid croissant-donut’s nine-year anniversary with a 60-piece NFT collection.
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Coa, Hong Kong is named The Best Bar in Asia for the second year
Asia’s 50 Best Bars in Asia is sponsored by Perrier and cocktailbar Coa won the title of Best Bar in Asia and in Hong Kong. The list features 14 new entries and bars spanning 16 different cities. Singapore secures 11 positions with Jigger & Pony, at No.2, named The Best Bar in Singapore. Bar Mood in Taipei takes Ketel One Sustainable Bar title. Tesouro, Goa is London Essence Best New Opening and Argo, Hong Kong won Disaronno Highest New Entry. Bar Benfiddich, Tokyo won Rémy Martin Legend of the List and Singapore’s Colin Chia is the Roku Industry Icon. MO Bar in Singapore, is named Nikka Highest Climber and Honky Tonks Tavern, Hong Kong is Campari One To Watch. Inaugural Siete Misterios Best Cocktail Menu Award goes to Bar Trigona, Kuala Lumpur. The full list can be found here, more details in the press release of The Best Bar in Asia in the link in the title.
Bar clandestine immersive in Paris | Apaches de Paris
A trip back in time, straight into the heavy atmosphere of the gang wars of the Belle Epoque in Paris… That is the Paris Apaches experience. The perfect experience for those that have a soul of a real gangster! Apaches is an immersive bar in a hidden speakeasy in which you can infiltrate in the gangs. Located in the Musée Grévin. The Paris Apaches experience invites you to a real criminal association. Disembark in the middle of the 1900s, in the capital’s general headquarters of organized crime, and take part in an original 1.5-hour adventure with two period drinks. Between immersive theatre, role-playing and a themed bar, come and drink with the ‘French Peaky Blinders’ and (re)write history with them! The people from Paris Secret visited the immersive experience and reviewed it, link in the title. Paris Apaches experience is open till June 30.
Un Dimanche au Cinéma | The open-air cinema on the Champs-Élysées on May 22
Organized in partnership between TCM Cinéma, Häagen-Dazs and the City of Paris, this unique event will allow more than 1,700 participants to enjoy the most unusual open-air cinema experience of their lives. Imagine yourself sitting quietly on the most beautiful avenue in the world, in front of the Arc de Triomphe and watch one of the most acclaimed films of 2018, ‘A Star Is Born’. However, for the idyllic interlude to become reality, you will have to go through the cruel ordeal of the draw. For tickets, register on the City of Paris website which will open on 2 May. Two draws will take place on 11 and 18 May. More details at the website of Paris Secret, link in the title.
Travel with Purpose | Hilton boosts eco-conscious travel across properties in Asia Pacific
Hilton promotes conscious travel across its properties in Asia Pacific by making sustainable practices more accessible for guests, as travellers now seek more meaningful experiences. Honouring this year’s Earth Day theme, ‘Invest in Our Planet’, Hilton Hotels has released its latest Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report, which emphasizes its renewed commitment to taking real-world actions to reduce the environmental and social impact of its hotels and operations worldwide in pursuit of a better world to travel. Across its global network, Hilton continues to considerably close the gap toward meeting key sustainability targets from their ‘Travel with Purpose’-2030 Goals. In 2021, Hilton recorded: 70% reduction in landfilled waste per square meter from 2008 baseline (2030 goal: 50%); 49% reduction in CO2 emissions intensity per square meter from 2008 baseline (2030 goal: 61%); 39% reduction in water consumption per square meter from 2008 baseline (2030 goal: 50%); $1B+ cumulative savings in energy costs since 2009, monitored through LightStay. More details in their press release, link in the title.
Caption by Hyatt | Lifestyle brand with the first opening in Memphis
Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced the introduction of their newest lifestyle brand, Caption by Hyatt, with the planned opening of the 136-room Caption by Hyatt Beale Street Memphis in Tennessee this summer. Situated in the heart of famed and vibrant Beale Street, the highly anticipated upscale, select-service hotel will introduce a dynamic hospitality experience with an unmistakable neighborhood feel. The Caption by Hyatt brand is also expected to grow in key global leisure markets through 2024, including Shanghai (early 2023), Osaka (2024) Tokyo (2025), and Saigon (2025). Caption by Hyatt hotels will combine the design and comfort of an upscale, lifestyle-forward hotel with the flexibility of a select-service property. More details in their press release, link in the title.
Denmark becomes the first country to introduce a climate label for food
In April 2022, the Danish Government announced it would begin funding the development of a climate label for food, making Denmark the first country to do so. The deployment of a “state controlled” label is intended to enforce transparency while minimizing consumer confusion over a multitude of different labels. This is not Denmark’s first foray into environmental labelling. Last year, the Danish official dietary guidelines included carbon emissions for the first time, offering its citizens advice on how to have a climate-friendly diet. More details in the article at retail insight network, link in the title.
Chopsticks that make food more salty
Interesting development read in a trend article at The Food People, link in the title. In a claimed world-first, Japanese innovators have created chopsticks which artificially create the taste of salt, with the desired goal of reducing sodium intake in some of the country’s most popular dishes. The new chopsticks, developed through a collaboration between Meiji University in Tokyo and food and drink manufacturer Kiri, work by using electrical stimulation and a mini-computer worn on your wrist.
The Cronut master himself, Dominique Ansel, is celebrating the hybrid croissant-donut’s nine-year anniversary with a 60-piece NFT collection, according to a representative. The collection, which went live on Wednesday, May 4, at 9 a.m., resurrects five retired Cronut flavors — including strawberry and lemon verbena, and guava and orange blossom — in the form of digital art that people can buy on NFT marketplace OpenSea. The five Cronut flavors will also be available — to actually eat, in Cronut Hole form — at Ansel’s Soho bakery from May 13 to 15.
Zaxby’s® celebrates Mother’s Day with Zax Family Packs and a family portrait
One of the thing mother’s love getting is a family portrait and Zaxby’s®, the premium quick-service restaurant known for its Chicken Fingerz™, wings and signature sauces, knows this. They are celebrating Mother’s Day by providing fans the chance to get a classically ‘awkward’ family photo via social media. Customers in Knoxville, Tennessee, have the opportunity to create an actual family portrait in person on Mother’s Day at the Zaxby’s Miller Place Way location. A great collaboration with a local photographer, inspiration for Father’s Day? More details in their press release, link in the title.