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    Daniel Fountain

    Product Spotlight: Introducing the new GROHE Smartbox

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    GROHE is delighted to reveal its brand new Smartbox, an extension to the award-winning SmartControl shower line. The “Push, Turn, Shower” experience has now become even more diverse thanks to new models and combination options. In addition to the stylish on-the-wall model, the new Smartbox offers a concealed behind-the-wall installation. For even greater design variety, […]

    Kengo Kuma to develop ‘eco-luxury’ 1hotel in Paris

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    Kengo Kuma is planning a Parisian project which hopes to incorporate sustainability and hospitality design into an ‘innovative eco-luxury hotel’ which will ultimately serve as a landmark, as well as a popular destination. The building, which will be called ‘1hotel Paris’ will be bedecked with greenery, becoming what the firm is calling a ‘green lung’ […]

    Hotel Círculo Gran Vía, Autograph Collection opens in Madrid

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    Autograph Collection Hotels, part of Marriott International, has welcomed its third distinctly independent property in Madrid with the opening of Hotel Círculo Gran Vía. The magnificent neo-classical building is the former home of the Merchants and Industrialist’s Circle and has been transformed into a boutique, adults-only hotel and casino following a multi-million euro renovation. Offering […]

    Independent Hotel Show Awards nominations now open

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    Who do you think stands out as a deeply passionate, creative and innovative independent hotelier? Which new hotel do you believe has made a significant impact on the industry in a short space of time? Setting the stage for the industry to recognise its champions, the Independent Hotel Show (17-18 October) invites you to nominate […]

    Brit List 2017: Attendee numbers hit more than 200…

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    We’re just over two weeks away from the Hotel Designs Brit List event, which will see some of the biggest names in the UK hotel and design industries all in one room for an evening of drinks, celebration and networking. For the past few months, Hotel Designs has been taking soundings and nominations to create […]

    100% Design announces Kitchens & Bathrooms and Design & Build brands

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    100% Design, the UK’s largest design trade show, returns to Olympia London from 20-23 September. Taking place in the burgeoning design district of West Kensington over four days, 100% Design showcases leading national and international exhibitors, many of whom will be launching new products at the show. Split into five sections, the show presents products […]

    Product Spotlight: Duravit’s Vero Air, timeless geometry re-imagined

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    Duravit has launched Vero Air, the next development in the successful Vero series at ISH 2017. The new collection retains the iconic, rectangular character of the Vero washbasins while introducing new technical distinctions. Through the recent additions of rimless toilets, a new range of bathtubs and various pieces of furniture using c-bonded technology, Vero Air […]

    Sir William Hastings ‘proud’ of £53m Grand Central, Belfast investment

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    Following revised planning permission being granted for the Grand Central Hotel, Hastings Hotels has announced that its investment will be £53 million on what will be Northern Ireland’s largest hotel. Building work is now well under way following the approval of the revised plans by Belfast City Council which will see an additional 104 bedrooms […]

    André Fu, AFSO continue ascent in Singapore, Hong Kong

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    After the successful launch of the Kerry Hotel on Hong Kong’s waterfront, acclaimed Hong Kong-based designer and architect André Fu sees a contemporary art gallery in Tokyo completed for Galerie Perrotin, the spa at the now iconic Villa La Coste open and the VIP lounge at Pacific Place finished. With Andaz Singapore set to open […]

    Guest Blog: Viero – the benefits of using lime plasters and paints

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    Viero’s clients often ask why they are so passionate about recommending and specifying our range of lime-based plasters and paints, the answer is so simple it’s difficult… The qualities of lime are so far-reaching that pinpointing just one to talk about can often be a challenge. In another instalment of our blog exploring our admiration […]