Trends we spotted | Week 31
At horecatrends.com or hospitalitytrends.eu 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’.
This week, among other links to articles about the Robot Rosé that delivers wine to your room at hotel Trio in California and about a sustainable wine bottle made for 94% out of paper.
Select Palladium Hotel Group properties in the U.S.A. offer free medical insurance to guests and The new Tony’s Chocolonely Super Store is located in the heart of Amsterdam at the Beurs Building. With a video of the theme park they’re developing!
Pentatonic is a design and technology company that makes purpose from waste, they created furniture and textiles out of store waste for Starbucks and last year they created the Burger King Meltdown in the UK.
We spotted a new hotel brand: the LyvInn, an extended-stay and transient hospitality concept and initial locations for this brand include Amsterdam. And an interesting read about apps trying to solve the surplus, here in the Netherlands we know ‘Too good to go’ but for example the app Karma makes an extra effort to prevent products going to waste.
For those living in London: there are about 45 Michelin star restaurants where you can eat out and pay partly with the ‘Eat Out To Help Out’ discount.
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Robot Rosé delivers wine to your room
The robot butler at hotel Trio in Healdsburg, California, can glide onto elevators and deliver wine to guest in their room. Rosé the Robot is an innovative robotic butler that offers a touchless experience when delivering wine. More at the website of Food and Wine, link in the title.
Hotel offers free medical insurance to guests
Guests staying at select Palladium Hotel Group properties in the Americas will be insured with guaranteed services for any incidents directly related to COVID-19 that may arise during their stay. By offering the medical insurance the hotel group is reinforcing its commitment to guests’ safety and wellness. Their medical insurance includes expenses for any illness arising during a guest’s stay, medical transfer of patients and for example the extension of stays. More in the article at Travel Pulse, link in the title.
LyvInn, an extended-stay and transient hospitality concept
Navneet Bali, the former chairman of Meininger Hotels, has launched the LyvInn brand, an extended-stay and transient hospitality concept. The LyvInn brand is aimed at young people and will provide spaces to live in for work and travel. It will feature communal spaces and facilities, as well as state-of-the-art health and safety features. Initial locations for the brand include Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin, Hamburg, Barcelona and London. More about this brand in the article at Boutique Hotel News, link in the title.
Sustainable wine bottle (94% paper)
We recently wrote about the first ever 100% plastic free and paper based spirits bottle by Diageo that will be introduced this fall and Carlsberg creating a green fibre bottle for their beers. And now we spotted a sustainable wine bottle made mostly out of recycled paper. Of course the traditional bottle is still king—but even that classic container isn’t beyond innovation. The British company Frugalpac has just launched a standard-sized wine bottle made mostly (94%) out of recycled paper. More at the website of Food and Wine, link in the title.
Tony’s Chocolonely Super Store
The new Tony’s Chocolonely Super Store is located in the heart of Amsterdam at the Beurs Building. Here Tony’s Superstars will tell you all about the abuses happening in the cocoa industry, and how we can make a positive impact together. You can make your own custom bar, taste their new (and slightly less new) bars, take a picture at the mega-monster-super-choco-vending-machine and score a Tony’s Rainbow pack.
Check out the video about the theme park ‘Tony’s Chocolonely Factory’ in Amsterdam! Created by Storyland Studios.
From waste to purpose
Pentatonic is a design and technology company that operates in what is known as the circular economy. That means they design and create beautiful consumer products and goods that enable a more sustainable, responsible way of daily life, and can be recycled over and over again. For example they supported Starbucks with its plan to decrease its environmental footprint through innovative store design, they created furniture and textiles out of their own store waste. Another example is their work for Burger King UK for whom they created their Meltdown Campaign last year, a truly trailblazing initiative for the food service industry. Check out the add below: (text continues below the video)
An article at the website of +Wunderman Thompson about different apps trying to solve the surplus of food from restaurants, supermarkets, shops etcetera. In the Netherlands the ‘Too good to go’-app is popular but in this article a list of many more apps that try to make waste more accessible for human consumption.
They mention for example the Swedish company Karma, we wrote about them back in January, a ‘food rescue’ app that did install communal smart fridges across Sweden, the UK and France. In an effort to solve waste more efficiently; suppliers can leave surplus food in those communal fridge, and Karma customers can unlock the fridge themselves once they have purchased items through the app. Karma started back in 2016 in Sweden and is now available in London, Paris and the UK. In the article more apps and a short explanation how they work.
HEMPOP™ is a delicious tasting CBD infused popcorn
HEMPOP™ is a delicious tasting CBD infused popcorn. The popcorn is made using all natural ingredients from its Health halo and is currently one of the most popular products on the market. HEMPOP™ offers a great way to add CBD to ones diet. CBD is one of the 104 chemical compounds found in the Cannabis of Marijuana plant and is often consumed by those looking for a way to relief from pain or other symptoms. CBD is becoming increasingly popular in the health and wellness markets, partly due to several scientific studies confirming the pain relieving effect.
Eating at Michelin star restaurants in London during the ‘Eat Out To Help Out’ scheme
The British government is about to launch its ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme through the month of August across Britain. This means each Briton will be given a discount of up to £10 per head when eating out. Its aim is to help the hospitality industry which has suffered during the UK’s lockdown.
Money.co.uk has made a list with all the Michelin star spots that are taking part in the scheme. They found that 45 Michelin starred restaurants are partaking in the scheme; 43 with one star, and two with a pair of Michelin stars, check out the list at the website of Secret London, link in the title.