Trends we spotted | Week 35


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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 a glimpse of the future and Emoji’s as a new trend of room service. Also about An algorithm that analyzed 118 crucial points and picked the 12 best luxury hotel brands in the world and about Uber Eats in London.

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Manhattan’s Aloft Hotel | Emojis are the new trend of room service

Guests at the Manhattan’s Aloft Hotel can text emojis with their name and room number to a given number and they’ll be soon receiving a riveting surprise. Of course, specific emojis only! The concept is simple: every room has a menu of of six emoji packages available. After texting the correct emoji’s, guests receive a conformation and their package will be brought to the room. Menu items include, amongst others: The Hangover, A Phone Charger and a Surprise Me package.

Amsterdam’s ‘health food wall’ will provide takeaway plant-based food

With the rise of automation, the restaurant industry is becoming transformed with new concepts like the ‘Health Food Wall,’ which is coming soon to Amsterdam. While the “automat” format has been adopted by many fast food restaurants, this new concept is set to stock food-dispensing machines with healthy organic, vegetarian and vegan grab-and-go options. At the Health Food Wall, there will be refrigerated chambers for storage, where customers are able to pay with a card to get their desired meals on demand. Alongside the plant-based meals that it is set to offer, the health-centric dispensary will also provide a selection of beverages and snacks.

Glimpse of the future | IBM patented a drink-delivering drone that predicts when one needs coffee

IBM recently filed a patent for a camera-equipped coffee delivery drone that promises to do more than just put beverages in the hands of consumers. It is detailed that the coffee drone would be able to deliver a pre-ordered coffee to various settings via facial or voice recognition technology, an electronic ID tag or Bluetooth, so as to ensure that the right person is getting their order.

Virgin Atlantic | Enjoy a taste of the States campagin

Virgin Atlantic recently opened a pop-up pub in London to celebrate 230 U.S. destinations. To celebrate, they figured to give their customers a taste of each and every one. The pop-up pub in London was called the Joint Venture, where they were serving a craft beer from each of the US destinations.

Uber Eats will be available 24/7 in London

You can now get your favourite food delivered whenever you fancy it. Maybe you’ve been out dancing, played a marathon session of World Of Warcraft or just finished a late shift. It’s 5am and even the kebab shop round the corner is shut. Thanks to Uber Eats, you don’t have to settle for fridge leftovers or go hungry. The food delivery service will now be feeding peckish Londoners 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Uber Eats are expanding their services in response to rising consumer demand for late night food delivery options.

An algorithm analyzed 118 crucial points and picked the 12 best luxury hotel brands in the world

If you’re about to embark on a holiday and are looking for the best luxury options to stay at, here’s a piece of news that could do you some justice. While there’s always the Tripadvisors and several other travel forums to go to, none can guarantee you luxury based on fact. However, here to luxe-proof your stay with science is Luxury Travel Intelligence (LTI), a members-only travel reporting group, that recently curated an algorithm-based list of the top 12 luxury hotels for you. Curious what the top-12 luxury brands are? Check out the article!

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