Trends we spotted | Week 39
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 a Coffee Cocktail Challenge by Mr. Black Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur to create a delicious coffee cocktail, and one of the newest alcohol flavours according to chef Todd English is Mexican spiced gin, Mexigin.
GROHE, a leading global brand for complete bathroom solutions and kitchen fittings, recently unveiled a new water-recycling shower concept, great idea for small boutique hotels or B&B’s? And Voyager Space named Hilton officially to be its hotel partner to elevate the guest experience in space.
Starbucks opens its 6,000th store in China and 1,000 stores in Shanghai! And Ibis hotels in Bangkok and Sevilla exhibit original art IRL, while @ibisstyles followers on Instagram can win an NFT.
The CloudBar opened 1,000 feet above The Magnificent Mile at 360 CHICAGO and Taco Bell introduced their new Beyond Carne Asada Steak. And in the Netherlands we enjoy a new dairy brand ‘Kalverliefde’, it sells milk from farms that keep calves with cows.
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GROHE, a leading global brand for complete bathroom solutions and kitchen fittings, recently unveiled a new water-recycling shower concept, expanding the brand’s range of bathroom and kitchen products that promote efficient water use and make sustainable choices easier. It shows how a new generation of sanitary solutions can drastically cut water use. Nowhere is this more important than in the bathroom – which accounts for over two thirds of daily water usage (4). In addition, water heating is the second biggest source of energy usage at home (5). Increased water efficiency cuts fossil fuel use, energy bills and carbon emissions.
GROHE’s circulating solution cleans, reheats and reuses water in order to use only a quarter of the water and a third of the energy typically required by traditional showers, translating into a cost-saving of up to 65% a year for a four-person household and up to 70% less CO2 emissions. This new technology has been designed to create the shower experience people expect but using as little fresh water as possible – and opens up the opportunity enjoy a long shower, guilt free! More details in their press release, link in the title. Could this be a solution for small boutique hotels and B&B’s?
4) German Association of Energy and Water Industries, Water Statistics, 2021
(5) Federal Statistical Office 2018, www.destatis.de
Starbucks celebrated its 6,000th store in the Chinese mainland this week, which opened on September 30 at Shanghai Lippo Plaza, where the company opened its first store in Shanghai more than 20 years ago. The new store marks Starbucks 1,000th in Shanghai – making it the first city in the world to pass the milestone. The latest addition to Starbucks growing portfolio of ‘Greener Stores’ also features leading sustainability solutions and digitalized operations. To commemorate the milestone, Starbucks is launching ‘Shanghai Coffee’ in Crema Ristretto style – its first city-themed handcrafted coffee creation in China as a tribute to the city and its coffee lovers. More details in their press release, link in the title.
Ibis Hotels in Bangkok and Sevilla exhibit original art IRL | While @ibisstyles followers on Instagram can win an NFT
ibis Styles is bringing new artistic pop to the metaverse with its 2022 #OpenToCreators global campaign, in partnership with world-renowned digital creator and contest ambassadors @tikkywow and @naranjalidad. The NFTs (Non Fungible Token) of all artists associated with the ibis Styles 2022 Open to Creators campaign will be shared in an ibis Styles virtual art gallery in the metaverse, accessible through spatial.io. The virtual gallery follows recent IRL (in real life) events at ibis Bangkok Silom and ibis Styles Sevilla, where original works and NFTs were created. Followers of @ibisstyles on Instagram can now enter for a chance to win an NFT created by the artist Naranjalidad, which will be transferred through Opensea. The winner will also receive gold member status for ALL Loyalty Program. More details in their press release, link in the title.
Hilton and Voyager Space want astronauts and space tourists to know it matters where you stay. Voyager, a global leader in space exploration, recently announced Hilton will be the official hotel partner of Starlab, Voyager’s planned free-flying commercial space station. More details in their press release, link in the title.
Mexigin is the only dark spiced gin on the market, a lush amber colour with a taste that completely departs from conventional floral or pine, offering deep, spicy notes instead that pay homage to the New World Latin flavors. In their press release (link in the title), they announce that their gin is the gin of choice by the celebrity chef Todd English, proprietor of The ENGLISH Hotel and restaurants worldwide including the popular Las Vegas restaurants Olives and The Pepper Club. Chef Todd English is a four-time James Beard Award Winner and was awarded “Restauranteur of the Year” by Bon Appetit Magazine. Check out his video about Mexigin below.
Magnicity, the global operator and creator of innovative, experiential attractions high above notable cities, recently celebrated the grand opening of CloudBar on the 94th floor of the former John Hancock Center (875 N. Michigan Ave.). Situated over 1,000 feet above The Magnificent Mile at 360 CHICAGO Observation Deck, the new concept bar unveiled reimagines of how tourist destinations feature hyper-local artisans and food and beverage partnerships to magnify a city’s authentic best. More details in their press release, link in the title.
Last week Taco Bell and Beyond Meat® announced the unveiling of a first-of-its kind, category-disrupting product: Beyond Carne Asada Steak™. Completely new yet expectedly flavourful, this plant-based protein will be available at select Taco Bell locations in the Dayton, Ohio area starting October 13, for a limited time, while supplies last. More details in their press release, link in the title.
As from October 1 the new milk brand Kalverliefde will be on the market in the Netherlands, just in time for international animal day (October 4). It’s a new milk brand, being launched to ensure calves can stay with their moms for months instead of hours. Kalverliefde — literally ‘calf love’ and figuratively ‘puppy love’ — works with farmers who ensures cows and their offspring stay together, allowing the calves to suckle from their mother instead of from artificial udders. Out of over 15,000 dairy farmers in the Netherlands, an estimated 45 currently keep calves with cows. Would it be a sympathetic gesture to use this milk in coffee shops? Check out the brand in the article at Trendwatching, link in the title.
Coffee Cocktail Challenge returns for 2022. Think you’ve got what it takes to create the next modern-classic coffee cocktail? Go head-to-head with cocktail lovers from around the world. Create a drink. Make the drink. Take a photo or snappy video, tag #coffeecocktailchallenge and @mrblackspirits with your chance to win some sweet prizes. It’s that simple! Entries open from 28 September and they close at October 11. More details in the Instagram post, linked in the title. We loved the one espresso cocktail with cognac we drank at Chais Monnet Hotel & Spa in the city of Cognac!