Trends we spotted | Week 24


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 Sky High Dining at the Greenwich cable car and Novotel opens its 500th hotel worldwide in Seoul.

In Belgium a ‘Chocolate University’ opens in the city of Brugge and the world’s first guitar shaped hotel by the Hard Rock Group of Hotels will be built in Los Angeles.  

Another ‘trend’ we spotted in London: the world’s first infinity pool with a 360-degree view, we’re still wondering how to access this pool! And at the London Zoo this summer: Zoo Nights!

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Chocolate University in Belgium

The third of june, Syntra West launched a cooperation with Dominique Persoone, Belcolade and Selmi becoming the second “Chocolate University” in Belgium. The Chocolate University should become an international knowledge center where chocolatiers can trade their knowledge about trends and techniques. This ‘Univeristy’ is established in Brugge.

Sky High Dining at the Emirates Air line in Greenwich in London

The king of pop-ups Jimmy Garcia offers guest an experience with a 5 course feast on the iconic Greenwich cable car while enjoying some truly inspirational food and fabulous drinks! Jimmy and the team will cook you a tailored menu of incredible canapes in their converted garage, before you enjoy a premium menu featuring scallops, lamb rump and even ‘dessert in the clouds’. With wines and cocktails paired to the menu and uninterrupted views of the London skyline. ‘Flights’ take approximately 1 hour, with 30 minutes before in the hanger bar.

Novotel opens its 500th hotel worldwide | Novotel Ambassador Seoul Dongdaemun

Featuring 523 rooms that boast the latest state-of the-art digital facilities and design by Novotel, the hotel is located within close proximity to major historical sites including Heunginjimun, one of the “Eight Gates of Seoul” dating back to the 14th century. Novotel has always been about providing a comfortable living experience for guests, and at Novotel Ambassador Seoul Dongdaemun, ease and convenience are enhanced with the use digital technologies including a mobile concierge and a smart phone which guests can use freely during their stay. The phone is pre-loaded with hotel information, maps, as well as call and message functions when they are out exploring the city. Back at the hotel, guests can scan QR codes assigned to each individual guest room and enjoy remote access to room controls and amenity service requests with the iStay app that can be downloaded to their own phone. A smart kiosk provides guests with useful hotel information including facilities, latest F&B and room promotions and a media wall that showcases a sketch of the Dongdaemun district. The hotel also offers an electric car recharging station.

The World’s First Infinity Pool With a 360-Degree View Is Coming to London

The pool will sit atop a planned 55-story building and offer completely unobstructed views of the UK capital. If you check the images at the website of Robb Report you’ll wonder how on earth you gain access to this pool! Check out the article for the answer!

The world’s first guitar shaped hotel will be built in Los Angeles

The Hard Rock Group of hotels is expanding its portfolio to Los Angeles, they already have 17 outposts in North America, but the one in Los Angeles will have 35 stories and will be guitar-shaped!

The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is slated to open their doors to the public on October 24 this year. You can make reservations as from July 24.

Zoo Nights | This summer Friday nights at the London Zoo

Zoo Nights is back for 2019, from 7 June till the 26th of July. Adults only they will serve up a unique mix of wildlife and city life on Friday nights over the summer. Amongst others: ‘Plonk crazy golf course’, guided tour which include watching a ‘Moon-walking’ Emu, or find out what animals really get up to after dark in their ‘Birds and the Bees’ tour. And an array of street food vendors offering exciting flavours and unique dishes from around the globe, with plenty of choice for herbivores and carnivores.


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