Trends we spotted | Week 23
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 ‘tree free paper’, notebooks made from upcycled stone waste. Is ‘Paper / On The Rocks’ interesting as stationary for those hotels who strive to be as sustainable as possible?
Audi USA teams up with three-Michelin-star Restaurant Noma and global nonprofit MAD to spark conversations around sustainability. And the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design opens in Oslo on 11 June, 2022.
You can play ‘feather bowling’ at Randolph Beer bar in Brooklyn. We never heard of ‘Feather Bowling’, or ‘Trabollen’ as they call it in Belgium, did you? Culinary cruise during the hundredth edition of the Dutch sailing event ‘Kaagweek’.
We love the simple idea behind the Pride Wopper of Burger King in Austria (that features a same-side bun for “equal love and equal rights”) but the campaign gets a lot of reactions. The Colombian brewery Dos Tercos prints promises by presidential candidates on beer cans. To remind them of it!
The Apollo Hotels successfully transformed into Leonardo Hotels and their new website is online as well. And TENZING Natural Energy is now also available in the Netherlands, it’s a completely plant-based, low-calorie energy drink with a positive impact on the planet.
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Using a process developed in Taiwan, Netherlands-based startup ‘Paper / On The Rocks’ turns agricultural and mining waste products into a new type of paper. It looks the same and feels the same as traditional paper, but doesn’t use the same volume of resources. Known as ‘Stonepaper’ the tree-free paper alternative is made from rock waste, left over from various mining processes. Calcium carbonate stones are crushed into a fine dust that is mixed with a small amount of partially recycled high-density polyethylene (HDPE). Check out the article at Springwise for more details, link in the title. Interesting as stationary for those hotels who strive to be as sustainable as possible?
Audi of America announced a collaboration with the Copenhagen-based Restaurant Noma – named #1 in the world by the prestigious World’s 50 Best Restaurants organization in 2021, and with the food and hospitality nonprofit MAD, reinforcing a shared passion for innovation, focus on sustainability and commitment to driving positive change.
The partnership includes bringing a three-night noma dinner series to Los Angeles this July (19-21), hosting the first ever MAD Monday speaker series (July 18) event in LA and providing funding for six scholarship recipients to attend the MAD Academy in Copenhagen, Denmark. More in their press release, link in the title.
The first and only Feather bowling joint in NYC is at Randolph Beer in DUMBO. This from origin Belgian game is the center piece of a 7,000-square-foot expansion at Randolph Beer in DUMBO. Owner Dave Plate has been trying to import this one-of-a-kind game to this side of the Atlantic for years and, after a pandemic that halted his original plans to lease out a waterfront flagship in Williamsburg, he was able to secure the empty space next door to his bar, now home to two 72-feet-long and 9-feet-wide feather bowling courts. More in this article at the website of Time Out New York, link in the title. We never heard of Feather Bowling, or ‘Trabollen’ as they call it in Belgium, did you?
Although we love the simple idea behind the Pride Wopper of Burger King in Austria (that features a same-side bun for “equal love and equal rights), some people (mostly in the USA) are denouncing the campaign. Declaring that topics like political views, religion, and sexual preference should be left out of fast food advertising. In its defense, local Austrians are commenting over Twitter saying that only half the campaign is really featured in the Pride Whopper tweet, as it is “explained better in the posters and ads” over in Austria. More in the article of Hype Beast, link in the title.
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Every election campaign is replete with promises by politicians trying to win votes. In Colombia, a craft beer brand wants to hold the winning candidate to their word. Just before the May 29th presidential elections — with a run-off following on June 19th — Dos Tercos released a series of Cervezas Inolvidables or Unforgettable Beers, “which will have the purpose of preventing any of our candidates, in the future, from suffering from selective amnesia or mental blackouts and from forgetting what they promised us.”
Norway’s new National Museum in Oslo will be the largest art museum in the Nordic region. With the new National Museum, Norway gets a unique space for the country’s most extensive collection of art, architecture and design. More than 6,500 works, from the antiquity to the museum’s most recent contemporary acquisitions, will be on display in a collection exhibition that spans two floors and almost 90 rooms. The building also includes a spectacular space for temporary exhibitions – the Light Hall situated on the roof – as well as a large open-air roof terrace, cafés, a shop, and the largest art library in the Nordic region. Situated on Oslo’s harbour close to the promenade, the museum offers spectacular views of the city. More in their press release, link in the title.
Four years after the acquisition of Apollo Hotels by the Fattal Hotel Group, operating in Europe under the name Leonardo Hotels, 15 hotels in the Benelux have been fully transformed into Leonardo Hotels. After the acquisition and a repositioning, the decision was taken in 2018 to rebrand all Apollo Hotels (except the Apollo Hotel on the Apollolaan in Amsterdam). With the rebranding of the Apollo Hotel in Breda and the going live of the new Leonardo websites, the rebranding was successfully completed. In the past two years, significant investments were made in the product and all 15 hotels joined the Leonardo Hotel brand. With this, the Fattal Hotel Group brings international allure and a matching image to the Netherlands and Belgium. The Plaza Hotel in Antwerp was also added to the portfolio.
On Sunday 10 July, the hundredth (!) edition of the Dutch sailing event ‘Kaagweek’ starts, with a culinary cruise! You will visit six addresses from the water: La Croute in Warmond, Plantage 87 in Roelofarendsveen, Suzie’s and Van Aken in Oegstgeest, de Vergulde Vos in Rijpwetering and Tante Kee on Kaageiland. At each address, you can enjoy delicious dishes served on biodegradable material. You can find the team of Tante Kee at the Royal van Lent shipyard on that day. The tour ends at the Kaagsociëteit, where you will be served a cheese board from four farms on the Kaag that make traditional raw milk cheese and butter according to a centuries-old tradition. Tickets can be ordered via the link in the title.
ge is a completely plant-based, low-calorie energy drink with a positive impact on the planet. This drink is now also available in the Netherlands. After a successful introduction in the United Kingdom, the brand with 100% Dutch roots is now for sale at the Dutch supermarkets Albert Heijn, Jumbo and flash delivery service Gorillas. Founder Huib van Bockel has a clear mission: “We want to shake up the market by offering a natural alternative to traditional energy drinks and be transparent about our impact on nature.”
TENZING Natural Energy contains 60% less sugar than energy drinks and consists entirely of plant-based ingredients, such as green coffee, green tea, acerola and himalayan salt. TENZING has set itself the mission of making a positive impact on the planet. The brand is B-corp certified and operates in a fully CO2-negative manner. The green tea in the drink has the Rainforest Alliance seal of approval, the can is infinitely recyclable and chemical-free. In addition, TENZING donates 5% of its profits to environmental projects, such as Clean up Basecamp, which cleans up litter on Mount Everest.