Trends we spotted | Week 21


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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, amongst others the most expensive taco in the world, Hilton commits to cutting environmental footprint in half and doubling social impact investment and Sleeping under the stars in a luxury ‘Bird House’ in Africa.

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Hilton commits to cutting environmental footprint in half and doubling social impact investment

Hilton today announced it will cut its environmental footprint in half and double its social impact investment by 2030. With this commitment, Hilton will become the first major hotel company to institute science-based targets to reduce carbon emissions and send zero soap to landfill.

OpenTable unveils Business Intelligence Suite for GuestCenter

OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of Booking Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG), has today announced a business intelligence suite for its flagship restaurant management product GuestCenter. The new suite gives restaurants the tools and insights they need to seat more guests, better understand their diners’ booking habits and preferences, and personalize hospitality to help turn first-time diners into regulars.

A bowl of pizza dough | Filled with gnocchi

At DiAnoia’s Eatery you can eat a bowl of pizza filled with gnocchi. The Eatery is located at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Beyond its impressive roster of tasty meat and pasta dishes, the place offers a tomato-cream sauce gnocchi, served in a bowl made of bread. “Italians always eat bread with every course,” executive chef Dave Anoia tells Thrillist. “So I just put them together on one plate.” – Looks like a heart attack pizza bowl!

Most expensive taco in the world

There’s a new, insane sin: Chef Juan Licerio Alcala has created a $25,000 taco that apparently no one actually wants to order. He runs the kitchen at the Grand Velas Los Cabos resort hotel in Baja California, Mexico, where you pay thousands and thousands of dollars a night to stay in rooms that are probably too nice for most average humans to enjoy, kinda like this taco.

Sleeping under the stars in a luxury ‘Bird House’ in Africa

You’ve probably had a hotel room with a view — but never one with a bird’s eye view. At the Segera x Nay Palad Bird Nest Hotel, guests can experience what it’s like to sleep nestled in a cozy birds’ nest for the night.

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