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(In video) Hotel Designs LIVE: Social spaces in 2021 & beyond

(In video) Hotel Designs LIVE: Social spaces in 2021 & beyond The fifth edition of Hotel Designs LIVE was sponsored and broadcasted from the Minotti London showroom. The virtual event for the design, architecture and hospitality industry was rounded off with an engaging panel discussion with leading designers and developers that explored the future of social spaces – from arrival…

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Hotel Designs LIVE: Surface design trends

Hotel Designs LIVE: Surface design trends The fifth edition of Hotel Designs LIVE, sponsored by and filmed from Minotti London, invited world renowned designers, architects and hospitality experts to, once again, define the point of hotel design on an global scale while keeping the conversation flowing throughout. The third session of the day looked at interior design surface trends… Trends… not the most…

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(In video) Hotel Designs LIVE: Designing the perfect night’s sleep

(In video) Hotel Designs LIVE: Designing the perfect night’s sleep The fifth edition of Hotel Designs LIVE, sponsored by and filmed from Minotti London, invited world renowned designers, architects and hospitality experts to, once again, define the point of hotel design on an global scale while keeping the conversation flowing throughout. The second session of the day, sponsored by Silentnight…

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(In video) Hotel Designs LIVE: A design assault on the senses

(In video) Hotel Designs LIVE: A design assault on the senses Watch, on-demand, our exclusive panel discussion that was broadcasted recently on the Hotel Designs LIVE platform. To launch the virtual event, which took place on August 10 at the Minotti London showroom, editor Hamish Kilburn welcomed world-renowned designers and hospitality experts to explore sensory design in hospitality (scroll down…

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(in video) Hotel Designs LIVE: Workspace design trends in hospitality

(in video) Hotel Designs LIVE: Workspace design trends in hospitality In the final session of Hotel Designs LIVE on May 11, 2021, we positioned the spotlight on workspace design trends and how they are impacting hotel design and hospitality. In an exclusive panel discussion, editor Hamish Kilburn welcomed leading figures in residential, workspace and hospitality design in order to confront…

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Speakers announced for Hotel Designs LIVE in August

Speakers announced for Hotel Designs LIVE in August Following four successful virtual events, Hotel Designs LIVE, which is completely free for designers, architects, hoteliers and developers, will return on August 10, 2021. In order to confront ‘zoom fatigue’ with meaningful content, we have just announced the global line-up of speakers who will appear in a series of four engaging panel…

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(in video) Hotel Designs LIVE: Art outside the frame

(in video) Hotel Designs LIVE: Art outside the frame In the second session of Hotel Designs LIVE on May 11, 2021, we looked at art outside the frame. In an exclusive panel discussion, editor Hamish Kilburn welcomed Harry Pass, Creative Director, Elegant Clutter; Rob Wagemans, Founder, Concrete; Federico Toresi, Global Vice President Design – Luxury & Premium Brands, Accor and photographer…

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(in video) Hotel Designs LIVE: Bathrooms beyond practical spaces

(in video) Hotel Designs LIVE: Bathrooms beyond practical spaces In the second session of Hotel Designs LIVE on May 11, 2021, the editorial lens focused in on the hotel bathroom. In an exclusive panel discussion, editor Hamish Kilburn welcomed Nick Hickson, Co-Founder and Creative/Technical Director, THDP; Gabriele Chiave, Creative Director, Marcel Wanders Studio and Christos Passas, Director, Zaha Hadid Architects,…

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(In video) Hotel Designs LIVE: A new era of lifestyle

(In video) Hotel Designs LIVE: A new era of lifestyle To kickstart Hotel Designs LIVE on May 11, editor Hamish Kilburn invited James Dilley, Director, Jestico + Whiles; Naomi Heaton, CEO, The Other House and David Mason, Head of Hospitality at Scott Brownrigg for a panel discussion entitled: A new era of lifestyle (scroll down for full video of the discussion)……

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Hotel Designs LIVE: Less than 1 month to go

Hotel Designs LIVE: Less than 1 month to go Time is running out for designers, architects, hoteliers and developers to secure their complimentary tickets to attend Hotel Designs LIVE on May 11, the one-day virtual conference designed to keep the conversation flowing and the industry connected throughout the Covid-19 crisis… In less than one month, the team at Hotel Designs…

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Registration now open for Hotel Designs LIVE in May

Registration now open for Hotel Designs LIVE in May Hot off the heels of the success of Hotel Designs LIVE in February – and following being shortlisted in the ‘Best Webinar Series’ category at the Digital Event Awards – Hotel Designs’ one-day online conference will return on May 11, with world-renowned designers, architects and hospitality specialists confirmed in the speakership…

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(In video) Hotel Designs LIVE: The new era of wellness

(In video) Hotel Designs LIVE: The new era of wellness The final session at Hotel Designs LIVE, which took place on February 23, focused the lens on wellness. Armed with the knowledge shared in the previous sessions, editor Hamish Kilburn invited world-renowned designers and architects to discuss how wellbeing should be sheltered in hotel design… The third Hotel Designs LIVE…

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(In video) Hotel Designs LIVE: Sense of sound in hotel design

(In video) Hotel Designs LIVE: Sense of sound in hotel design The third session at Hotel Designs LIVE, which took place on February 23, turned the audience’s attention towards sound. Going deeper than simply discussing acoustics, editor Hamish Kilburn invited a leading designer, architect and sound architect to explore sound’s role in hotel design and hospitality… Designers, architects and the…

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(In video) Hotel Designs LIVE: Sustainability beneath the surface

(In video) Hotel Designs LIVE: Sustainability beneath the surface On February 23, designers, architects, hoteliers and developers from around the globe tuned in to watch Hotel Designs LIVE. In the second panel discussion of the day, editor Hamish Kilburn was joined by leading hospitality figures to discuss sustainability beneath the surface… With so much noise around sustainability at the moment,…

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(In video) Hotel Designs LIVE: The hotel experience 10 years from now

(In video) Hotel Designs LIVE: The hotel experience 10 years from now To kickstart Hotel Designs LIVE on February 23, editor Hamish Kilburn hosted a panel discussion with leading designers and architects entitled: Floor 20, room 31, which virtually checked in to the hotel experience 10 years from now… On February 23, 2021, Hotel Designs‘ editor Hamish Kilburn returned to host…

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Last chance to sign up to Hotel Designs LIVE

Last chance to sign up to Hotel Designs LIVE Hotel Designs LIVE, the one-day virtual conference for designers, architects, hoteliers and developers, takes place on Tuesday February 23 – and it will shelter four engaging panel discussions with world-renowned hospitality and design experts… In just a couple of days Hotel Designs LIVE, which has just been shortlisted at the Digital…

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Hotel Designs LIVE shortlisted at the Digital Event Awards

Hotel Designs LIVE shortlisted at the Digital Event Awards Hotel Designs LIVE, which was created to keep the industry connected and the conversation flowing during lockdown and beyond, has been shortlisted for ‘Best Webinar Series’ at the Digital Event Awards 2021… One week until the team at Hotel Designs go live with the next virtual conference – designers, architects, hoteliers…

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5 reasons to attend Hotel Designs LIVE in February

5 reasons to attend Hotel Designs LIVE in February Hotel Designs LIVE returns on February 23 to keep the industry connected and to serve our readers with relevant and engaging conversations that are unlike any other. With just over a month before the virtual event, editor Hamish Kilburn is here to explain to you why you should attend… Back by…

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Speakers announced for first Hotel Designs LIVE event in 2021

Speakers announced for first Hotel Designs LIVE event in 2021 Following two successful events, Hotel Designs LIVE will return on February 23, 2021, with a global line-up of speakers who will appear in a series of four engaging panel discussions. Editor Hamish Kilburn, who will host the event, reveals all… It all started in June 2020. The temperatures in the…

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(In video) Hotel Designs LIVE: The revival of smart tech post-pandemic

(In video) Hotel Designs LIVE: The revival of smart tech post-pandemic In the final session of Hotel Designs LIVE, editor Hamish Kilburn was joined by global industry experts to discuss the revival of smart tech after he checked in to a completely contactless hotel experience… The final session that took place during Hotel Designs LIVE was entitled: The revival of…

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(In video) Hotel Designs LIVE: Reassuring the post-corona consumer

(In video) Hotel Designs LIVE: Reassuring the post-corona consumer In the third session of Hotel Designs LIVE, editor Hamish Kilburn was joined by hoteliers from around the world in St Lucia, France, Zimbabwe and the UK to ask how we will reassure tomorrow’s travellers in a post-pandemic world… In the second edition of Hotel Designs LIVE, sponsored by Technological Innovations Group in…

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(In video) Hotel Designs LIVE: Adding personality in public areas

(In video) Hotel Designs LIVE: Adding personality in public areas In the second session of Hotel Designs LIVE, editor Hamish Kilburn was joined by Constantina Tsoutsikou, founder of Studio LOST; Eric Jafari, CDO of Locke and Erik Nissen Johansen, Founder of Stylt to discuss adding personality in public areas… In the second edition of Hotel Designs LIVE, sponsored by Technological…

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(IN VIDEO) Hotel Designs LIVE: Discussing sustainability with Bill Bensley

(IN VIDEO) Hotel Designs LIVE: Discussing sustainability with Bill Bensley To kickstart Hotel Designs LIVE on October 13, editor Hamish Kilburn discussed sustainability and purposeful eco solutions for the post-pandemic world with designer Bill Bensley… Hotel Designs LIVE, sponsored by Technological Innovations Group, took place on October 13. The one-day conference welcomed world-renowned interior designers, architects and hoteliers to discuss…

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Less than 1 week until Hotel Designs LIVE

Less than 1 week until Hotel Designs LIVE Calling all designers, architects, hoteliers and developers: Hotel Designs LIVE is a free one-day conference that takes place on October 13… On October 13, designers, architects, hoteliers and developers will virtually gather to attend Hotel Designs LIVE, sponsored by Technological Innovations Group in association with Crestron. Whether you are in need of…

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New speakers announced for Hotel Designs LIVE

New speakers announced for Hotel Designs LIVE Calling all designers, architects, hoteliers and developers: you can secure your complimentary seats in the audience for Hotel Designs LIVE, which takes place on October 13, by clicking here… With just a few weeks to go until Hotel Designs LIVE on October 13, new speakers have been announced for the one-day virtual conference.…

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Hotel Designs LIVE: speakers & sessions announced

Hotel Designs LIVE: speakers & sessions announced Designers, architects, hoteliers and developers can attend Hotel Designs LIVE for free on October 13, 2020… Following the success of our first ever virtual conference, Hotel Designs LIVE is back on October 13, complete with new sessions and speakers. Hotel Designs LIVE was born out of the idea to keep the industry connected…

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Hotel Designs LIVE: ‘eco warrior’ Bill Bensley confirmed as headline speaker

Hotel Designs LIVE: ‘eco warrior’ Bill Bensley confirmed as headline speaker Back by popular demand, following last months debut event, Hotel Designs LIVE, which will take place on October 13, has  announced the renowned ‘eco warrior’ Bill Bensley as its headline speaker… Last month, the industry gathered for Hotel Designs’ debut virtual conference, which broadcasted a series of debates and…

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Hotel Designs LIVE – what you missed

Hotel Designs LIVE – what you missed The debut Hotel Designs LIVE, which took place during lockdown on June 23, broadcasted four engaging virtual seminars. Editor Hamish Kilburn and publisher Katy Phillips share the highlights… On June 23, hundreds of leading designers, architects and hoteliers from around the world tuned in for the debut of Hotel Designs LIVE. The new…

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Hotel Designs LIVE: Technology’s role in tomorrow’s hotel with Jason Bradbury

Hotel Designs LIVE: Technology’s role in tomorrow’s hotel with Jason Bradbury On June 23, Hotel Designs hosted its first ever virtual conference. To kickstart Hotel Designs LIVE, sponsored by Technological Innovations Group, editor Hamish Kilburn welcomed tech influencer and the former presenter of The Gadget Show Jason Bradbury to discuss technology’s role in tomorrow’s hotel… Following a warm welcome from…

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Hamilton Litestat to sponsor technology seminar at Hotel Designs LIVE

Hamilton Litestat to sponsor technology seminar at Hotel Designs LIVE As part of its ongoing support as a solutions provider to the hotel sector, Hamilton Litestat will sponsor Hotel Designs LIVE, a one-day virtual conference for the hotel industry, to be held on June 23, 2020… Hamilton Litestat will sponsor the technology seminar at Hotel Designs LIVE, which takes place…

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TIG becomes headline partner for Hotel Designs LIVE

TIG becomes headline partner for Hotel Designs LIVE Technological Innovations Group (TIG) has been confirmed as the headline partner for Hotel Designs LIVE, which takes place on June 23… With less than two weeks until Hotel Designs goes live to the world on June 23 with its first ever virtual conference, TIG, which offers technology solutions from world-class brands such…

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HD launches a one-day virtual conference, Hotel Designs LIVE

HD launches a one-day virtual conference, Hotel Designs LIVE Hotel Designs LIVE, which takes place online on June 23, will consist of engaging seminars by the leading figures on the international hotel design scene, while also putting the latest products and innovations under the spotlight… If you are designer, architect, hotelier or developer, secure your complimentary place at Hotel Designs…

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Hotel Designs LIVE

About. Hotel Designs LIVE, which, since June 2020, has broadcasted more than 20 hours of content – and amplified the voices and opinions of more than 50 of internationally acclaimed designers, architects and hospitality experts, has now taken place. Hotel Designs LIVE was a series of ‘live’ panel discussions that took place virtually during the 2020 – 2021 pandemic. Hearing…

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IHS 2017 Live: Join Hotel Designs at the biggest event of the year…

This year’s Independent Hotel Show, the most comprehensive and best loved business event on the market for the luxury, boutique and independent hotel sector, is now open! With record hotelier attendance in 2016 and 66% of exhibitors already booked into their stands for 2017, the buoyancy of the industry is clear and the organisers are thrilled to provide a means to…

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Hotel Tech Live: Visit Hotel Designs on 4102

Hotel Tech Live – running alongside several design and technology shows – is the UK’s biggest event for the technology, systems, products, and services that are breaking new ground in the hotel and hospitality sector. As technology becomes more critical to the hotel and hospitality industries, Hotel Tech Live provides you with an unprecedented opportunity to find the very latest…

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Exclusive first look inside Ace Hotel Toronto

Exclusive first look inside Ace Hotel Toronto Opening this summer, Ace Hotel Toronto will be housed in a new building in Toronto’s Garment District designed by award-winning Toronto firm Shim-Sutcliffe Architects, in collaboration with Atelier Ace’s interior design team. Editor Hamish Kilburn shares what he knows about Ace’s first foray on the Canadian hospitality scene… The opening of the 124-key…

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Weekly digest: Eco hotel openings, tech updates & Vegas developments

Weekly digest: Eco hotel openings, tech updates & Vegas developments Roll up, roll up! Editor Hamish Kilburn here with your weekly digest. If you’re drowning in work, hurtling towards deadlines or are unable to scour the net for design and hospitality news, then this is the only article you need to read about the latest hotel openings and news to…

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Nordic Hotels to open Sommerro in Oslo this year

Nordic Hotels to open Sommerro in Oslo this year Before one of Oslo’s most iconic art-deco buildings is restored back to life as new luxury hotel Sommerro, Hotel Designs get a sneak peak into the design that plans to ‘revolutionise’ the city’s hospitality landscape.  Pauline Brettell writes… Nordic Hotels & Resorts has announced that it is bringing one of Oslo’s…

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January blues: Vibrant, story-telling hotel art for optimistic times

January blues: Vibrant, story-telling hotel art for optimistic times Artist Frances Bildner of Frances Bildner Expressive Arts believes she has the answer to all hotels wanting to add personality into their spaces in the form of vibrant hotel art… With coming out of lockdown and the latest omicron fears easing up, it’s time to look forward to some fresh outlooks.…

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Weekly digest: Hotel openings, wellness trends & colour in 2022

Weekly digest: Hotel openings, wellness trends & colour in 2022 Hello, sunshine! Editor Hamish Kilburn here to brighten up your day with the weekly digest, which this week contains a Rosewood opening that will blow your mind, wellness and colour trend forecasts for 2022 and beyond, and COMO’s new island-within-an-island resort. Follow me, this way… This week, Hotel Designs recorded…

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Case study: Simply the best for the beds of Billesley Manor Hotel & Spa

Case study: Simply the best for the beds of Billesley Manor Hotel & Spa Steeped in history, but with a very contemporary take on luxury, it made perfect sense for Billesly Manor Hotel & Spa to plump for a Hypnos bed when looking for the perfect nights sleep… Billesley Manor really is the perfect peaceful sanctuary from the outside world.…

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Fauchon L’Hotel Paris: Where rock & roll, design and luxury hospitality meet

Fauchon L’Hotel Paris: Where rock & roll, design and luxury hospitality meet Briefed to expect the unexpected, Gareth Thomas sets off on a Parisian adventure – far removed from chichés but still in the beating heart of the action – and checks in and checks out Fauchon L’Hotel Paris, where a bold interior design scheme juxtaposes heritage architecture in the…

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Fitness trends beyond the treadmill in hotel design

Fitness trends beyond the treadmill in hotel design It may be a new year, but the noise around wellness and wellbeing is just as loud in 2022 as it has been in recent times. Beverley Bayes, Creative Director at Sparcstudio, takes a look at future fitness trends and how hotel design can be used to direct the new wave of…

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7 hotel trends shaping hospitality in 2022

7 hotel trends shaping hospitality in 2022 As we start look past the crisis period of Covid-19, and start to settle into a ‘new normal’, the definition of hospitality has a new meaning – one of comfort, security and escape. International architecture firm SB Architects has identified which key hotel trends are shaping hospitality design in 2022 and beyond… SB…

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Hottest hotel openings anticipated for 2022 (Q1 & Q2)

Hottest hotel openings anticipated for 2022 (Q1 & Q2) Back with a bang, Hotel Designs starts 2022 with optimism and curiosity; shining the spotlight on the hotel openings and re-openings that will once again shift hospitality and hotel design into a new era. Editor Hamish Kilburn kicks things off with his edit of the hottest hotel openings to bookmark for…

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Unveiled: The Brit List Hoteliers of 2021

Unveiled: The Brit List Hoteliers of 2021 Sticking to tradition, each year Hotel Designs publishes The Brit List, which, following a nationwide campaign, profiles the top 25 designers, the top 25 architects and the top 25 hoteliers. Following the unveilings of both the designers and architects earlier this month, please meet The Brit List Hoteliers of 2021… Each year, The Brit…

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What you need to know about 25hours’ new hotel in Dubai

What you need to know about 25hours’ new hotel in Dubai 25hours Hotel One Central has opened its doors in Dubai, and like every hotel in this brand, it tells a story unique to the city, while sheltering a contemporary design scheme that tears up the rule book… Located in central Dubai, 25hours Hotel One Central is more than just…

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Case Study: Roca goes INNSiDE the bathrooms in Liverpool

Case Study: Roca goes INNSiDE the bathrooms in Liverpool The new hotel in the heart of Liverpool, INNSiDE by Spanish hotel chain Meliá Hotels International, features products by leading bathroom manufacturer Roca throughout. Pauline Brettell take a closer look… The much-anticipated INNSiDE Liverpool by Spanish hotel chain Meliá Hotels International is based on Old Hall Street, inside the iconic former…

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Editor checks in: A sense of change in hotel design

Editor checks in: A sense of change in hotel design Making the best out of a disruptive situation – day eight of 10 into quarantine after testing positive for Covid-19 – Editor Hamish Kilburn finds the time (and the words) to explore in his final editor’s letter of 2021 how sensory design and togetherness could help fuel hotel design and…

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Registration opens for Hotel, Restaurant & Catering 2022

Registration opens for Hotel, Restaurant & Catering 2022 Hotel, Restaurant & Catering (HRC), the UK’s largest and most prestigious business event for the hospitality and foodservice sector, has opened visitor registration for its 2022 edition, taking place on 21-23 March at ExCeL London.  Hotel, Restaurant & Catering (HRC) is the UK’s largest and most prestigious event for the hospitality and foodservice industry, and Hotel Designs is proud to be one of the…

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‘First in’ to review the newly renovated Hotel Colón Gran Meliá

‘First in’ to review the newly renovated Hotel Colón Gran Meliá In the heart of Seville, the iconic Hotel Colón Gran Meliá re-emerges from lockdown showcasing a sophisticated first impression that’s timeless design effortlessly takes it into a new era. Editor Hamish Kilburn is among those ‘first in’ to explore the newly renovated hotel – and while there, he manages…

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IHG Hotels & Resorts announces European debut of new luxury brand Vignette

IHG Hotels & Resorts announces European debut of new luxury brand Vignette In a landmark property deal bringing together exclusive properties in sought after urban and resort locations, with signings in Austria and Portugal, IHG’s latest brand, Vignette Collection, is set to make its mark… In August 2021, Vignette Collection became the sixth brand added to IHG’s portfolio in the…

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Introducing Melbourne Marriott Hotel Docklands: inspired by contours of yachts

Introducing Melbourne Marriott Hotel Docklands: inspired by contours of yachts DKO Architecture has completed its mission to design the interiors of Melbourne Marriott Hotel Docklands, a hotel that takes design cues from the luxury yachts that are moored outside the property… In line with the hotel group’s plans to open almost 100 hotels in 2021, and following its 70th hotel…

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In Conversation With: Kalia Konstantinidou on hotel development in Greece

In Conversation With: Kalia Konstantinidou on hotel development in Greece After creating three unique properties in Santorini, each reflecting the spirit of its location, it was only a matter of time before KANAVA Hotels & Resorts explored wider hotel development in Greece. Pauline Brettell speaks to co-owner Kalia Konstantinidou about the group’s island-hopping development plans… KAVANA Hotels & Resorts is…

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Virtual roundtable: Innovation in hotel lighting design

Virtual roundtable: Innovation in hotel lighting design With the aim to identify how hotel lighting is evolving in the international hotel design arena, Hotel Designs, in association with Franklite, invites leading interior designers and lighting experts to partake in its next virtual roundtable. From savvy product design to advanced technology – and even the idea of vitamin D lighting solutions –…

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Hotel La Tour to open in Milton Keynes

Hotel La Tour to open in Milton Keynes Dedicated to enhancing and supporting the development of the town, economically and environmentally, with its modern build emphasising sustainability from the ground-up Hotel La Tour is set to open in its doors in April 2022… With planning permission secured in 2018, Hotel La Tour is finally gearing up to opening its doors.…

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HIX panel discussion: Designing hospitality for the ‘WFHotel’ generation

HIX panel discussion: Designing hospitality for the ‘WFHotel’ generation One of the stand-out moments from HIX 2021 was undoubtedly the installations that were displayed in the Hotel Tomorrow gallery. Designed collaboratively by Conran and Partner, Areen Design and stroop design, the aim was to reflect the coming together of co-working spaces and hotels. Editor Hamish Kilburn, who spent six months…

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OD Hotels set to open its first hotel in Madrid

OD Hotels set to open its first hotel in Madrid Ocean Drive Madrid, a new design led boutique hotel under the OD Hotels brand, will be opening right in the heart of Spains capital city in February 2022, allowing guests to truly connect to the location. Pauline Brettell steps off the Plaza, and into the lobby to have a closer…

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Hard Rock Hotel New York prepares to take centre stage

Hard Rock Hotel New York prepares to take centre stage The highly anticipated Hard Rock New York is going up in the heart of Midtown Manhatten, and is on track to debut in April 2022 – we thought we would take a closer look at what is set to be this iconic brand’s new flagship… Gracing the iconic skyline of…

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Live from HIX: Grohe launches its cradle to cradle products

Live from HIX: Grohe launches its cradle to cradle products Marking the first industry exhibition for GROHE since the onset of the pandemic, HIX is also the first event where the brands newly accredited Cradle to Cradle Certified products are on show. We headed over to stand 7 to learn more… Shortlisted at The Brit List Awards 2021 in The…

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Live from HIX: Hypnos unveils new mattress in Hospitality Origins Collection

Live from HIX: Hypnos unveils new mattress in Hospitality Origins Collection First unveiled at the Independent Hotel Show, the stylish and sustainable Hospitality Origins Collection by Hypnos has been turning heads at HIX Event. Editor Hamish Kilburn heads over to stand 28 to learn more about the brand’s second new product, the Woolsleepers Pillow Top mattress… Hypnos Contract Beds is…

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Live from HIX: Up close to Parkside’s new zero waste tile

Live from HIX: Up close to Parkside’s new zero waste tile Made from 100 per cent natural materials, Criaterra tiles are a new addition to the Parkside portfolio. We thought we  would get up close and personal on stand 52A and find out a little more about the design and production process…  Earlier this year, Parkside unveiled the Criaterra tiles,…

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Live from HIX: Roca showcases new smart products

Live from HIX: Roca showcases new smart products It’s all about smart design and sustainability on stand 4 with Roca – from the fabrication of the stand itself, to the brand’s latest products and projects on display… Roca, known for design led bathroom products which combine innovation and product knowledge with a respect for the environment, have kept sustainability as…

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Live from HIX: hansgrohe & AXOR unveil ‘groundbreaking’ bathroom design innovations

Live from HIX: hansgrohe & AXOR unveil ‘groundbreaking’ bathroom design innovations Hotel Interiors Experience (HIX) has united Europe’s foremost designers, consultants, architects and emerging talent across the hospitality sector at London’s Business Design Centre. Among the exhibitors this year is hansgrohe, which is unveiling its latest bathroom design products. Editor Hamish Kilburn nipped over to stand 17 to find out…

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Live from HIX: LEDS C4 presents ‘best choice’ of new products

Live from HIX: LEDS C4 presents ‘best choice’ of new products LEDS C4 is presenting its ‘best choice’ of new products at Hotel Interiors Experience (HIX). Editor Hamish Kilburn heads over to stand U36 to learn more about the Tubs, Trip and Noway collections… LEDS C4 is at Hotel Interiors Experience (HIX) this week in London. The lighting company over…

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Live from HIX: Arte unveils L’Invite collection of wallcoverings

Live from HIX: Arte unveils L’Invite collection of wallcoverings Inspired by the world of French Haute Couture and fashion, L’invite is the latest collection from Arte. From Greek scenes to French Toile de Jouy, these elegant new additions to the brand’s portfolio, on display on stand 58 caught our attention. Pauline Brettell went over to have a closer look… L’invite…

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Cult Hotels and Hypnos collaborate in pursuit of sustainable luxury

Cult Hotels and Hypnos collaborate in pursuit of sustainable luxury Cult Hotels’ ambition to bring its game-changing new concept to the market includes providing guests with an exceptional sleep experience with Hypnos Contract Beds… Cult Hotels is the brainchild of Julian Dunkerton, Co-Founder of fashion giant Superdry and the highly successful Cotswold’s hotel and restaurant portfolio, The Lucky Onion. Dunkerton…

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The Signet Collection unveils plans for second hotel

The Signet Collection unveils plans for second hotel Hot on the heels of The Mitre Hampton Court, The Signet Collection has unveiled its plans to open its second hotel. The Retreat Elcot Park is slated to open in Spring 2022. Hotelier Hector Ross’ focus within this portfolio of hotels is to create ‘memorable experiences’ with informal yet imaginative design schemes……

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Weekly digest: Global hotel growth, a Nobu debut & a live roundtable

Weekly digest: Global hotel growth, a Nobu debut & a live roundtable Huddle in everyone… Editor Hamish Kilburn here to serve up your weekly dose of hotel design and hotel development news and features. This week on the editorial desk we unveiled our latest live roundtable, explored the art of lighting; shared hotel development news from several hotel groups and,…

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St Regis to almost double portfolio of hotels by 2025

St Regis to almost double portfolio of hotels by 2025 Solidifying St. Regis Hotels & Resorts’ position as a leader in luxury, the iconic brand is expected to expand its existing portfolio of 15 curated resorts with plans to debut 11 new enchanted escapes by 2025 in some of the world’s most coveted leisure destinations. Pauline Brettell takes a wander…

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Live roundtable: The art of lighting

Live roundtable: The art of lighting In Hotel Designs’ first live roundtable since the beginning of the pandemic, in association with Dernier & Hamlyn, editor Hamish Kilburn gathered leading interior designers to discuss the art of lighting in 2021 and beyond – from downlights to pendants and pitfalls in-between. Scroll down to meet the panellists and to catch the conversation……

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Image exclusive: A look at COMO Hotels’ debut property in France

Image exclusive: A look at COMO Hotels’ debut property in France The COMO Group has announced that its debut hotel in France, COMO Le Montrachet, is slated to open in 2022 – Hotel Designs has been given access to the first exterior images of the highly anticipated hotel property, taken by photographer Martin Morrell. Scroll down to have a peek… …

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Inside 1 Hotel Toronto, the city’s new sustainable masterpiece

Inside 1 Hotel Toronto, the city’s new sustainable masterpiece New York-based design studio Rockwell Group has unveiled the interiors of the new 1 Hotel in Toronto, Canada’s first ‘mission-driven hotel’ that celebrates the beauty of the city’s natural environment in an urban package that sets a new hospitality standards in sustainable luxury… Two years since whispers of the 1 Hotel…

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Now open: Inside the first Raffles hotel in India

Now open: Inside the first Raffles hotel in India Set to bring a ‘legendary hospitality’ experience to the romantic city of Udaipur, Raffles has unveiled its first hotel in India, which shelters 101 rooms inside an architectural marvel… Following the brand’s announcement earlier this year to more than double its portfolio of hotels by 2023, Raffles Hotels & Resorts has…

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Case study: Designing lighting & audio inside Grantley Hall Hotel & Spa

Case study: Designing lighting & audio inside Grantley Hall Hotel & Spa Local custom integrator Clever Association worked with Grantley Hall Hotel & Spa to complete the design and installation of perfectly integrated lighting and audio control automation within the bedrooms and communal areas, inside and out. By specifying Sonance Landscape Series systems, the design team were able to ensure…

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Show review: Independent Hotel Show 2021

Show review: Independent Hotel Show 2021 Following 18 months of uncertainty, the Independent Hotel Show 2021 did what it does best; it brought people back together to re-connect, re-think and re-consider what the future for the indy hotel looks like. Editor Hamish Kilburn, speaker at the show, was there to soak it all in… Leading figures on the UK independent…

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LXR Hotels makes its debuts in Asia Pacific

LXR Hotels makes its debuts in Asia Pacific Designed to reflect the traditions and tranquillity of Kyoto in Japan, ROKU KYOTO has opened. The hotel joins Hilton’s collection of independent, luxury hotels and marks LXR Hotels’ arrival in Asia Pacific… Following the brand’s arrival in the Seychelles earlier last month, LXR Hotels & Resorts, one of Hilton’s three distinctive luxury…

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First Canopy by Hilton hotel opens in Spain

First Canopy by Hilton hotel opens in Spain Situated in the heart of the capital city, Canopy by Hilton Madrid Castellana has arrived in the Azca neighbourhood with a focus on cultural hospitality and contemporary design that speaks the local language… The vibrant lifestyle brand that takes inspiration from local neighbourhoods, Canopy by Hilton, has official arrived in Spain, with…

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The sky is the limit: Germany’s highest hotel room

The sky is the limit: Germany’s highest hotel room Accor, in a bid to raise awareness of its ALL – Accor Live Limitless campaign, has installed a glass box that contains a fully-furnished hotel room on the top of Germany’s highest mountain. But you can’t stay here (not yet anyway)… Calling all stargazers, Accor has recently unveiled an entire hotel…

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citizenM opens hotel on Champs-Élysées in Paris

citizenM opens hotel on Champs-Élysées in Paris Talk about changing  up the narrative… the street of traditional luxury gets a french kiss from affordable luxury – citizenM Paris Champs-Élysées, designed by Concrete Amsterdam, becomes the brand’s fourth hotel in the City of Light… The multi-award winning, Dutch hotel-and-lifestyle brand citizenM is returning to Paris to open its fourth hotel –…

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W Hotels arrives in Changsha with futuristic design scheme

W Hotels arrives in Changsha with futuristic design scheme Bright, bold and playfully fun, W Changsha has arrived sheltering a ‘uniquely eclectic’ design scheme that modern travellers expect from the W Hotels brand. The hotel opening marks the first W in central China – and the brand’s eighth property in the country… The future is now, according to W Hotels,…

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Hotel Designs becomes media partner for Festival of Hospitality

Hotel Designs becomes media partner for Festival of Hospitality The inaugural Festival of Hospitality takes place this month across London with the aim to bring the hospitality industry together. Right on cue, Hotel Designs swoops in to help amplify the purposeful venture that will shelter many conversations, authentic networking experiences and forward-thinking initiatives – everything we believe in as a brand……

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Pan Pacific London – a new luxury wellness hotel is born

Pan Pacific London – a new luxury wellness hotel is born There is no doubt that Pan Pacific London was one of the most hotly anticipated hotel openings in London in 2021. With the hotel now open, following a spectacular opening party, it’s time to experience what luxury and wellness at new heights really feels like…  Following what has been…

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How Benholm Group created a ‘planted paradise’ inside a hotel room

How Benholm Group created a ‘planted paradise’ inside a hotel room ‘La Chambre Verte’ is the name of the new biophilic, ‘planted paradise’ that was created inside Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel by Benholm Group. Following presenting an insightful pitch at Hotel Designs LIVE, Adrian Byne, the Group’s Marketing and HR manager, takes us inside… At Benholm Group, we have pioneered…

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Hotel concepts: 3 hotel pools that will blow your mind

Hotel concepts: 3 hotel pools that will blow your mind Editor Hamish Kilburn continues to enjoy this month’s spotlight on ‘hotel concepts’ by sharing three hotel pools that he discovered recently… Many would argue that the sign of a quality hotel can be measured by the quality of its pool – we’re talking more style over size. With my wellness…

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Riad Elegancia, Marrakech – a traditional yet contemporary hotel

Riad Elegancia, Marrakech – a traditional yet contemporary hotel Riad Elegancia in Marrakech is the latest addition to the Cenizaro Hotels & Resorts group – the 10th hotel to open in the portfolio – and sister property to La Maison Arabe in Marrakech, Morocco’s first boutique riad hotel which opened in 1998… Behind Marrakech’s towering pink walls, hidden in one…

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Hotel concepts: Wild & wonderful hotel developments

Hotel concepts: Wild & wonderful hotel developments To celebrate this month’s feature of ‘hotel concepts’, editor Hamish Kilburn puts some interesting hotel developments under the spotlight – some more realistic than others – that are currently on his radar… As with any brief to source new and truly innovative ideas, to find hotel concepts that were really going against the…

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Hotel Designs events not to miss in August

Hotel Designs events not to miss in August In just a few days time, Hotel Designs LIVE will return (on August 10) and entries for The Brit List Awards 2021 will close (on August 6). Editor Hamish Kilburn explains how you can attend and apply, free-of-charge, for both… Following what has been the most stressful 18 months in the hospitality…

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Locke opens first hotel in continental Europe

Locke opens first hotel in continental Europe Lifestyle aparthotel brand Locke unveils first property in continental Europe with the launch of Schwan Locke in the heart of Munich… It was only ever going to be a matter of time – and timing – before Locke, the pioneering lifestyle hospitality brand was to launch it’s first hotel in continental Europe. Well,…

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#5 How Smart hotel design can support guests’ mental health & wellbeing

#5 How Smart hotel design can support guests’ mental health & wellbeing With wellness and wellbeing now higher up on the agenda than it has ever been, Ari Peralta, Founder of Arigami, conducts some research of his own to understand and explore whether or not smart design can be utilised to enhance not only the consumer journey but also the…

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Registration is now open for Independent Hotel Show 2021

Registration is now open for Independent Hotel Show 2021 Following an unstable period where all live events were down due to the outbreak of Covid-19, The Independent Hotel Show 2021, which Hotel Designs is a proud media partner of, has just announced that registration has opened for the headline event that will take place at Olympia London on October 4…

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LXR Hotels & Resorts arrives in Seychelles

LXR Hotels & Resorts arrives in Seychelles Situated on southern Mahé’s pristine beachfront, the island oasis, Mango House, LXR Hotels & Resorts’ debut property in Seychelles promises guests a bespoke barefoot luxury experience… LXR Hotels & Resorts, Hilton’s collection of independent luxury properties, has the opening of Mango House Seychelles, a hotel we first teased our readers with in January. The…

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Interiors unveiled of The Springwoods Club Palm Tree Hotel in Heyuan, China

Interiors unveiled of The Springwoods Club Palm Tree Hotel in Heyuan, China Emotion derived from balance of nature, relaxation and luxury are all cues that have inspired the design narrative, led by Hirsch Bedner Associates Los Angeles (HBA), inside The Springwoods Club Palm Tree Hotel in Heyuan, China… Design firm Hirsch Bedner Associates Los Angeles (HBA), which recently completed Hotel…

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Hard Rock Hotels arrives in Madrid

Hard Rock Hotels arrives in Madrid Music, art and culture… turn up the volume as we welcome, Hard Rock Hotel Madrid, the brand’s first Spanish city hotel…  Sheltering all the ingredients to make an exceptional lifestyle hotel, Hard Rock Hotel Madrid marks the brand’s debut property in a Spanish city. Located at the Golden Triangle of Art in the Spanish…

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Industry insight: Sustainability in luxury hotel bathrooms

Industry insight: Sustainability in luxury hotel bathrooms With sustainability running through the core of the leading bathroom brand’s DNA, GROHE is arguably most qualified to discuss conscious bathroom design. Karl Lennon, Leader for A&D Projects, LIXIL EMENA at GROHE, therefor, is here to explore how luxury brands can go a step further to create a premium, sustainable and impressionable experience…

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Weekly digest: The struggling generation & the latest hotel openings

Weekly digest: The struggling generation & the latest hotel openings The struggle is real in this week’s round-up of our top stories, as we celebrate the launch of a campaign to help young designers and architects on their feet while networking events are brought back to IRL (in real life). Meanwhile, there seems to be a new hotel opening on…

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