Trends we spotted | Week 49


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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 link to an article about the second barbecue restaurant for Black Smoke, now in Antwerp and Rotterdam. Check out the video over the Harry Potter make-over at Changi Airport which we spotted at Facebook and in Shanghai the new M&M’s World will open! A development in the world of guides: Michelin has bought Tablet a hotel booking platform from New York to lead their digital transformation. Also great images of the new CitizenM in Copenhagen at the website of concrete Amsterdam. By the way, have you ever tasted Dutch wine? Well this year it’s better than ever!

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BBQ-restaurant Black Smoke will open second location

The first barbecue restaurant Black Smoke opened in Antwerp about 2 years ago. In the spring of 2019, the second location of Black Smoke will open its doors in Rotterdam. In addition, they have  released their own cookbook which is named ‘BBQ, Booze & Attitude’ with tips & tricks and a lot of recipes.

Harry Potter make-over of Singapore’s Changi Airport till February 2019

Passengers can dress like a wizard, learn how to cast spells and even enjoy a game of Quidditch at the Harry Potter wonderland that’s in the airport. Check out the video in the title if you wonder how this make-over looks like!

The new M&M’s world Shanghai emphasizes personalization

The doors of the freshly remodeled M&M’s World Shanghai confectionery store will be opening to the public this December. They strive to give the locals and tourist a new experience which is focused on immersion, personalization and the creation of memorable experiences. The redesigned store in the Shanghai Shimao International Plaza includes an all-new Wall of chocolate with more than a million M&M’s displayed in different varieties. The M&M’s World Shanghai also boasts a personalized printer where guests are able to create and print custom messages.

Concrete creates CitizenM Copenhagen | the first CitizenM with its public life on top of the rooms

CitizenM Copenhagen is located in the centre of Copenhagen, just a couple of steps away from the City Hall Square at Radhuspladsen. This hotel is the first for the brand with its public spaces on top of its 238 bedrooms. Up on the 7th floor you’ll find the one-minute check-in, canteenM, livingroom, creative meeting spaces and the sky bar, which is open to the public where you can enjoy the spectacular view over Copenhagen. Check out the great images at the website of concrete Amsterdam.

Dutch wine better than ever

Dutch wine is better than ever. This partly due to global warming and the fact that the winemakers in the Netherlands have started to produce more professionally. The warm summer of 2018 could very well ensure that this will be the best Dutch wine year ever. The article is in Dutch unfortunately.

Michelin makes a move in to online hotel bookings

Michelin, the France-based tire company that publishes Michelin guides for restaurants and tourism, quietly acquired the booking site Tablet Hotels this October. The goal of the deal, which was announced at the beginning of December, is to have the Tablet Hotels team lead the digital transformation of the print-oriented Michelin Red Guides for restaurants and Green Guides for tourism, and to build a larger travel vertical, Tablet Hotels co-founder and CEO Laurent Vernhes told Skift. Interesting read at the website of Skift.

Roberto Gelato wins gold at Italian ice cream show

Ice cream parlor Roberto Gelato from Utrecht (in the Netherlands) won gold this week for the best vanilla ice cream at an important ice cream fair in Italy.

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