From pink drinks and signature scents to pre-poured bubbles and bad mini bars, these are the best and worst of event trends this spring.
Hotels are switching from single-use mini amenities to large, refillable bottles. But these sustainable alternatives are nothing short of stylish – take Ovolo Hotels for example, which has designed custom bottles with cheeky song lyrics on the labels.
Tap into a new sense and develop a custom scent for your conference or event, or host a perfume workshop for a team-building activity with a difference.
A wave of new technology is making events more inclusive for all attendees, such as live captioning for those with deafness, hearing difficulty or learning challenges.
Pink is having a moment in the beverage biz, thanks to warmer weather and the fact that they make for a killer Instagram shot. Expect to see pink gin cocktails and rosé on the menu this spring.
IMPOSSIBLE-TO-FIND POWER POINTS
There’s nothing more frustrating than having to search high and low in your hotel room for somewhere to plug in your phone charger, and finally discovering it behind the bed in an impossible spot to reach.
Say goodbye to $8 chocolate bars and $5 waters, mini bars are getting a reboot (and some are getting the boot altogether). Many hotels now offer a limited range of complimentary drinks and snacks, while others are removing them completely.
We understand the practical reasons for pre-pouring drinks for cocktail events, but Champagne is one that should be poured on demand. Don’t ruin our sacred bubbles!
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