Hotel guests today are looking for more than high thread count sheets, fluffy pillows, and a place to lay their head for the night. They are raising their bar on their expectations for their hotel experience.
According to travel trend predictions for 2019 from the Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA), an organization that unites the travel and tourism research community, there are three key travel trends that will increase in 2019: weekend trips and short getaways, food tourism for culinary experiences, as well as a continued interest in bleisure- the new buzzword that describes the combination of business and leisure travel.
”Out of the ordinary experience”
Travelers interested in a holistic health-enhancing, plant-based culinary destination that caters to international foodies, business travelers and locals alike, perched just steps above a 17th century park with a stunning front row view of the water, will be able to tick all the boxes at Radisson Blu Royal Park Hotel, a green getaway located in Stockholm, Sweden. Lars Ålund, general manager, Radisson Blu Royal Park Hotel says:
– The concept of the Radisson Blu Royal Park Hotel is to bring everything together to get an “out of the ordinary experience”. The hotel is a destination that we feel caters to everybody. The ambience and surroundings are fantastic, and we want to make sure that rather than being a place to sleep for a few hours, people will want to come here to experience everything that is on offer.
A breathtaking location
Just minutes away from the bustle of the city, the Radisson Blu Royal Park Hotel is housed in a former Swedish regimental building, surrounded by lush greenery. This might seem like an unusual observation in a city that is known for its greenery, but the hotel is located a hop, skip, and a jump away from the neighboring Haga Park. The park is the green lung of Stockholm and part of the city’s Royal National City Park, a green corridor which forms an arc more than six miles long, stretching around and through the city.
Radisson Blu Royal Park Hotel also sits above the Brunnsviken Bay inlet, offering guests breathtaking views of the water. While in the context of Stockholm, affectionately referred to as ‘the Venice of the North’, waterfront views might seem run of the mill, the view at the Radisson Blu Royal Park Hotel is truly stunning, with the majestic Swedish Museum of Natural History providing the backdrop on the other side of the Brunnsviken Lake.
Ålund has noted that many individual leisure guests are coming to the hotel for a tranquil experience, and for the chance to soak in the atmosphere. They’re also staying in order to enjoy what makes the Swedish capital so unique- the Swedish nature: green grass, majestic trees, fresh air and clean water a few steps from their hotel room, with buzzing Stockholm and all that a capital city has to offer, right around the corner. Plant-based foodie guests and culinary travelers can also expect a truly unique visit.
– Our ambition is to be one of the leading plant-based travel destinations in the world, offering guests extraordinary culinary experiences, says Lars Ålund.
The first vegan hotel brunch
Radisson Blu Royal Park Hotel already features Sweden’s first 100 percent vegan hotel brunch, and the team running the hotel has set the bar high with the current restaurant collaboration with Canada’s award-winning executive vegan chef Doug McNish, who is composing special menus for the hotel.
– What we are aiming to do here at Radisson Blu Royal Park Hotel is to create the purpose of a visit to Stockholm. To have the hotel as your base, with the tranquil park next door where you can take your morning walk, or a morning swim in the summer months, and offer extraordinary culinary experiences, and health and wellness with the gym and spa, Ålund says.