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    Guest Blog: Larry Mogelonsky – Dirty Dozen Of Hotel Renovation

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    Larry Mogelonsky, Principal at Hotel Mogel Consulting and Chairman at LMA Communications shares his thoughts on a general guideline of twelve tips for a smooth renovation… With the kids gone, it was time to follow the footsteps of many other boomers and downsize to a condominium. What started as a mere paint job, however, morphed […]

    Soft Furnishings Focus: Kobe – Upholstery colours, designs for 2017

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    As 2017 sees bold colours and motifs continue in soft furnishings, David Harris, managing director of luxury fabric specialist, Kobe UK, takes a look at some of the vibrant new colours and designs in upholstery fabrics. The latest trends include collections where each fabric has an individual identity. Rich, dark greens are back in fashion, […]

    Guest Blog: Duravit – trends for the ‘holistic bathroom of the future’

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    With the new products presented at ISH 2017, Duravit has re-interpreted the basic idea of the holistic interior. New designs provide the scope for individual bathroom furnishings offering a high standard of living. All products have a consistent design language and can be combined with products from all series to optimum effect. Precise geometric forms, […]

    Five to Watch: Best UK spa hotels

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    We’re halfway through the summer months, and judging by the weather we’ve had so far we’re in for a good one this year. With this in mind, Hotel Designs profiles five of our favourite spa hotels across the UK… G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland Situated at the intersection of some of Edinburgh’s most historic […]

    Guest Blog: Youri Sawerschel – is Zoku the next Citizen M?

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    Solicited for his creative thinking skills, Youri Sawerschel has been involved with projects focused on creating, launching and managing brands in Europe, China and the Middle-East. He has worked with brands as diverse as Kempinski Hotels, UBS, EPFL and Mondelez. He discusses below what we can expect from the brand Zoku… The success of Citizen […]

    July Focus: Mitre’s Chris Tame – ‘How to accessorise hotel rooms’

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    Every establishment is unique and it is often the little touches that can make all the difference to a guest’s experience. The increasing credibility of travel review sites has made the hospitality market even more competitive, so it is important to stand out for all the right reasons. Here Chris Tame, Mitre Linen’s National Sales […]

    In Conversation: Redefine|BDL’s Susan Bland on Brexit Plans

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    As Brexit negotiations kick off and uncertainty lingers following the general election, there are growing concerns over the UK’s pipeline of skilled employees, particularly within the hospitality industry. Redefine|BDL Hotels’ (RBH) Chief Human Resources Officer, Susan Bland, explains why the hotel industry should keep calm and carry on attracting and developing the best talent. The […]

    Brexit Opinion: BHA responds to Queen’s Speech

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    In a pared-back Queen’s Speech on 21 June, Theresa May’s Government set out its legislative agenda for the next two years. The speech focused on Britain’s future outside the European Union with a focus on industries such as agriculture and fishing, along with the Great Repeal Bill and an Immigration Bill. A Travel Protection Bill […]

    Brexit A Year On – Opinion: ‘Perfect storm’ on the way for UK hospitality industry

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    Heidrick & Struggles , a premier provider of executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping worldwide, spoke to Chairmen and Chief Executives from some of the biggest organisations in the industry, representing businesses with revenues of over £40 billion and employing more than a million people across the UK. While views on their specific business […]

    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 […]