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    Brexit A Year On: UKinbound demands ‘tourism priority’ in EU negotiations

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    A UK trade association has called for the new government to review its approach and consider the importance of tourism to the country in the upcoming Brexit negotiations. UKinbound says the general election results show that the electorate has rejected Theresa May and the Conservative’s vision of a ‘hard Brexit’. The travel group is calling […]

    Guest Blog: Rob Sykes on the future of hotel design

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    As the global hospitality marketplace evolves and travelers’ preferences shift, what are the future trends that hotel designers need to anticipate? And how can we be visionary in our approach to each and every assignment? Rob Skyes, senior associate WATG shares his thoughts… Our industry constantly yearns for innovation, with each hotel brand and independent […]

    Opinion: HBAA profiles the growing Serviced Apartment sector

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    The Alternative Accommodation Committee held its first educational event last week at the Park Regis, Birmingham. The event was well attended by 30 agents and 10 suppliers. Erica Livermore, Alternative Accommodation Chair said: “This was an important event for us, it served to highlight the importance of a growing sector in hospitality and hopefully enlighten […]

    Client Spotlight: Viero UK’s work with Faux Creation

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    It’s time for another edition of Viero’s ‘meet the clients’ feature where we enter into the inspiring world of our good friends at Faux Creation. Led by Jason Ebers, a well-respected artisan in the specialist decoration community for his application, professionalism and fresh perspective on old world techniques, his team offers great creative input into […]

    Opinion: How Artificial Intelligence will change the hospitality industry

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    Michael Toedt, Managing Partner and CEO at TS&C GmbH talks about a fascinating and at the same time scary topic entering our working world: Artificial Intelligence (AI). Many industries are already looking for ways to apply AI. So far, not much activity can be seen in the hospitality industry… More Individuality through Big Data Artificial […]

    Shalini Misra to design Champagne Bar at Decorex 2017

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    Decorex is delighted to announce that Shalini Misra will be creating this year’s Champagne Bar. The design, which is inspired by The Great Exhibition of 1851, will take centre stage at the show when it returns to Syon Park from 17-20 September 2017. The most famous showcase of international invention in history, The Great Exhibition, […]

    Opinion: HBAA – ‘Brexit is having impact on hospitality industry’

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    Just over half (52 per cent) of hotels, conference venues and booking agencies say that Brexit has had a noticeable impact on their businesses, with 7 per cent saying that it has had a major effect. These are among the key findings of a survey of Hospitality Booking Agents Association (HBAA) members in the run […]

    Everything you need to know about Brit List 2017

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    Hotel Designs is producing the Brit List 2017, a celebration of the country’s most inspirational and influential hoteliers and designers. The full Hotel Designs Brit List will be revealed via a glossy print publication this summer, with a party to celebrate the List taking place at Urban Coterie, London on Wednesday July 12th. We’ve been […]

    Salone del Mobile Milano at the centre of the creative world

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    “A stand-alone moment at which culture and industry become an international benchmark and an exemplary model for an Italy that works. It’s been an exciting week, full of positivity and enthusiasm from the companies, which showed themselves off to best advantage, from the creative genius displayed by the architects and designers and from the huge […]

    Opinion: ‘Redefine|BDL Hotels will embrace new apprenticeship levy’

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    The complexities of the newly-introduced apprenticeship levy shouldn’t detract from the fact that, with careful planning, it can help drive productivity and close the skills gap across the UK, says Redefine|BDL Hotels’ (RBH) Chief Human Resources Officer, Susan Bland. The UK’s leading independent hotel management group has an expert team of over 110 hotel specialists […]