MEET UP North 2023 panel announced

Tickets are now on sale for MEET UP North, Hotel Designs’ networking event that takes place inside YOTEL Manchester on July 6. The highlight of the evening will be an immersive panel discussion on ‘blurring the boundaries between spaces’. Editor Hamish Kilburn has all the details…

MEET UP North speakers

On July 6, Hotel Designs will be taking over YOTEL Manchester for MEET UP North. The event will welcome the hotel design community – interior designers in Manchester, as well as architects, hoteliers and industry suppliers in the North, to be part of a meaningful networking experience.

To take the event to the next level, Editor Hamish Kilburn will chair an immersive panel discussion entitled ‘Blurring the boundaries between spaces’. “The panel discussion will be split into three sections, and the idea is for us on the panel to physically move around the venue,” he explained. “We have decided to add this rehearsed movement into the discussion so that the conversation about blurring boundaries using design will be captured from different scenes in the venue.”

The panellists are: 


The panel discussion at will explore how interior designers and brands alike are creating cohesive design narratives that flow between all hotel spaces. Together, Katie Edgar, Director of Interior Design, YOTEL; Tim Hubbard, Founder and Creative Partner, 93ft and Luke Artingstall, Director and Founder, Artin Light – moderated by Kilburn – will discuss how to connect different areas of the hotel seamlessly. The aim of the conversation will be to understand how architectural restrictions and budget limitations – together with the growing demand for adaptive reuse – can become projects’ greatest strength, allowing design to play a major role in defining the hotel and brand’s character.

MEET UP North has limited spaces available. If you are an interior designer, architect, hoteliers or developer and would like to attend, click here to purchase tickets (£20+VAT). For anyone else wishing to attend, including suppliers, click here to purchase tickets (£150+VAT).

Brought to you by Hotel Designs, MEET UP North is sponsored by YOTEL (Exclusive Style Partner), Hamilton Litestat (Headline Partner), Häfele (Event Partner), Crosswater (Event Partner), Burlington (Event Partner), Mel Yates (Official Videographer) and DESIGN POD (Podcast Partner). 

Main image credit: YOTEL / Artin Lighting / 93ft