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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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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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Marriott International opens 70th hotel in Japan

Marriott International opens 70th hotel in Japan With the opening of Aloft Osaka Dojima, Marriott International now has 70 properties in Japan, which means that, with 18 brands in 21 prefectures, the hotel group leads with brand offerings in the country – and there are still more hotels in the pipeline… A few months ago, Marriott International opened its 800th…

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The power of biophilic design: Hotel creates immersive ‘forest bathing’ experience

The power of biophilic design: Hotel creates immersive ‘forest bathing’ experience While we gear up to explore sensory design and sleep performance at Hotel Designs LIVE on August 10, a hotel in Scotland has launched a unique experiment exploring the psychological and physical benefits of biophilic design. Forest bathing has been introduced to Kimpton Blythswood Square after a survey revealed…

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Fashion brand PrettyLittleThing launches UK hotel

Fashion brand PrettyLittleThing launches UK hotel While the boundaries between lifestyle and luxury continue to blur – and fashion, design and hospitality collide – it’s not a huge surprise to read that that global fashion brand PrettyLittleThing has entered the UK hotel market. Editor Hamish Kilburn explores more… According to a recent press release, demand for staycations this year is…

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VIP arrivals: Hottest hotels opening in July 2021

VIP arrivals: Hottest hotels opening in July 2021 As momentum and demand builds for the industry to reopen fully and for travellers to enjoy one-off travel experiences once more, it seems as if the hospitality landscape is updating its infrastructure with newly designed hotels, in both new and existing properties, standing to welcome the new era of modern travellers. Editor…

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Case study: Designing the bathrooms inside Dunkeld House Hotel, Scotland

Case study: Designing the bathrooms inside Dunkeld House Hotel, Scotland Global bathroom brands Roca and Laufen were selected for the stunning new bathrooms at the newly refurbished, luxury Dunkeld House Hotel in the beautiful Scottish countryside… Nestled in the beautiful Perthshire landscape, Dunkeld House Hotel boasts an unrivalled experience of Scottish country living. Situated in 280 acres of gardens and…

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Weekly briefing: design departures, hotel development & a new era for F&B

Weekly briefing: design departures, hotel development & a new era for F&B Editor Hamish Kilburn here, reporting for duty to patch up your week with a round-up of the hottest news and features that have emerged in the hotel design and hospitality industry over the last few days. This week’s briefing includes an emotional farewell, a look into the future…

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Alila opens second luxury/lifestyle hotel in Oman

Alila opens second luxury/lifestyle hotel in Oman Alila Hinu Bay, which is “dedicated to being responsible and sustainable,” with new innovative eco-friendly hospitality initiatives, has opened as the second Alila branded property in Oman. The arrival of the new hotel, which is nestled on a secluded beachfront in Oman’s southwest region of Dhofar, strengthens Hyatt’s luxury lifestyle and wellbeing offering…

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“New touchless tech delivers maximum hygiene for hotel bathrooms”, says Roca

“New touchless tech delivers maximum hygiene for hotel bathrooms”, says Roca Jon Bond, Head of Projects at Roca UK, explains how the bathroom brand has adapted its fleet of products to utilise touchless technology in order to offer new innovative solutions that cater to the demands from modern travellers…. In the past year, the hospitality industry has seen an increased…

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Mama Shelter to open five hotels this year

Mama Shelter to open five hotels this year As well as Mama Shelter preparing to opening is debut hotel in Rome, more than decade since launch its first property, the hotel brand known for its quirky and playful design schemes is also planning on launching hotels in Lisbon, Paris, Bahrain and Dubai – all of which are slated to open…

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Inside Viceroy Kopaonik Serbia, the brand’s debut hotel in Europe

Inside Viceroy Kopaonik Serbia, the brand’s debut hotel in Europe Arriving on the European hospitality scene for the first time, Viceroy Hotels & Resorts has just opened the 119-key Viceroy Kopaonik Serbia, a luxe mountain resort rich in culture, natural beauty and boundless adventure. Let’s take a look inside… Kopaonik , which translates to “Mountain of the Sun”  is a…

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Inside Graduate Hotels’ debut property in New York

Inside Graduate Hotels’ debut property in New York Designed by Stonehill Taylor and Snøhetta, Graduate Roosevelt Island becomes the Graduate Hotels’ 29th property and marks the brand’s arrival in New York City. With an arrival experience unlike any other (literally with a 12-foot sculpture greeting guests checking in), let’s take a look inside the 18-storey, 224-key design-led hotel… Created for…

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nhow Brussels Bloom Hotel opens with a colourful twist

nhow Brussels Bloom Hotel opens with a colourful twist NH Hotel Group’s unconventional lifestyle hospitality brand, nhow, expands its portfolio with the launch of its seventh hotel; a contemporary hub that has been designed with a different art form on every floor, including a floor designed by London designer Jessica Thacker. Sunglasses on, folks things are about to get colourful… …

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Rosewood Hotel Group launches ‘new breed’ of private members’ clubs

Rosewood Hotel Group launches ‘new breed’ of private members’ clubs Rosewood Hotel Group, which has been loudly expanding its global portfolio during the pandemic period with hotel development in destinations such as Rome, Amsterdam, London and most recently Mexico City, has just changed the narrative once more by announcing the opening of Carlyle & Co., a landmark private members’ club…

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Home-meets-hotel brand Locke opens first hotel outside the UK

Home-meets-hotel brand Locke opens first hotel outside the UK Following what can only be regarded as dominating the home-meets-hotel market in lockdown with several openings of design-led properties in London, pioneering hospitality brand Locke, which joined Hotel Designs LIVE in October last year to explore adding personality in public areas, has opened its first hotel outside of the UK. Zanzibar…

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Construction begins for Omni Hotel & Resorts’ new resort in Frisco, Texas

Construction begins for Omni Hotel & Resorts’ new resort in Frisco, Texas SB Architects is celebrating the official groundbreaking of the new Omni PGA Frisco Resort, mixed-use development in Frisco, Texas, which will include a 501-key hotel. Scheduled for completion in 2023, the design for the destination golf course, 501-key Omni PGA Frisco Resort and premier golf and retail experience, will…

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Virtual hotel design masterclass: The science of sleep

Virtual hotel design masterclass: The science of sleep In late May, 2021, Hotel Designs invited a handful of designers and hotel experts to speak at a virtual roundtable on sleep performance, in association with Silentnight Group. Editor Hamish Kilburn, who moderated the session that naturally turned into a masterclass, writes… In a recent article exclusively published on Hotel Designs, Hannah…

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VIP arrivals: Hottest hotels opening in June 2021

VIP arrivals: Hottest hotels opening in June 2021 From re-imagined landmarks to Portobello boltholes and new hospitality hotspots, here’s your ultimate guide on the hottest, must-visit hotels that are opening in June 2021, just in time for the summer season to start. Editor Hamish Kilburn continues our VIP Arrivals series as international travel and hospitality open up once more… A…

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Underfloor heating: Enhancing the hotel bathroom experience

Underfloor heating: Enhancing the hotel bathroom experience With wellness being on guests’ agenda as hospitality reopens from the pandemic, Schlüter Systems, which was a Product Watch Pitch Partner at Hotel Designs LIVE, explores how designers can inject a sense of luxury with simple and effective underfloor heating in the bathroom… It is no secret that wellness has been brought to…

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Best design hotels to visit in Portugal

Best design hotels to visit in Portugal With Portugal being on the ‘green list’ when it comes to travel from the UK – for now, at least – editor Hamish Kilburn shares some hotel gems, from Lisbon to Porto and everything in between, that you may or may not be familiar of…  The floodgates into Portugal have opened (kind of).…

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Editor checks in: Tomorrow’s themes in hotel design and hospitality

Editor checks in: Tomorrow’s themes in hotel design and hospitality In his latest editor’s letter, Hamish Kilburn addresses the four S words that will help us when exploring and understand tomorrow’s hotel design and hospitality landscape – and in the process, he unexpectedly comes up with the themes that will be put under the spotlight in four engaging panel discussions…

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Weekly briefing: Hotel openings, Australian arrival & tile trends

Weekly briefing: Hotel openings, Australian arrival & tile trends Editor Hamish Kilburn here dropping in to serve you your weekly briefing, which today includes news from Kimpton Hotels, YOTEL and Four Seasons as well as a detailed look at the hottest hotel openings anticipated for May and more… While this week’s news has been hot on our agenda, I have…

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Kimpton Hotels inbound for Australia debut

Kimpton Hotels inbound for Australia debut As part of IHG’s boutique luxury brand’s rapid global growth, Kimpton Hotels will finally arrive down under this autumn. That’s right, Pro-invest and IHG have announced that they will reopen Primus Sydney as Australia’s first Kimpton Hotel in October 2021… IHG Hotels & Resorts, which currently has 60 hotels operating under six brands in…

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What’s in the spotlight this May on Hotel Designs?

What’s in the spotlight this May on Hotel Designs? This May, Hotel Designs is serving up a plethora of stories that will be dedicated to landscape architecture and pools & spas; two pillars of international hotel design that emerge from the Covid-19 crisis with new roles in hospitality… Throughout May, Hotel Designs will be putting both landscape architecture and pools &…

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LISTEN NOW: Episode 3 of DESIGN POD is now live

LISTEN NOW: Episode 3 of DESIGN POD is now live In the third episode of DESIGN POD, editor Hamish Kilburn and co-host Harriet Forde welcome technology guru Jason Bradbury as their special guests to discuss tech’s role in design and architecture… With technology’s role being questioned partially as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic in meaningful hotel design, hospitality and…

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Industry insight: Is this the end of WiFi in hotels?

Industry insight: Is this the end of WiFi in hotels? A recent Which? survey found that over 14GB of data on average is going unused each month. Could your hotel be missing the opportunity to utilise this data network rather than invest in new WiFi Equipment? Following an impressive pitch at Hotel Designs LIVE, Gary Yeames-Smith, Director of Yeames Hospitality…

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Hotel Designs updates in-house events calendar for 2021 & 2022

Hotel Designs updates in-house events calendar for 2021 & 2022 In the wake of the Covid-19 crisis, Hotel Designs has made a few amendments to its in-house event calendar for 2021 and 2022. Editor Hamish Kilburn explains everything you need to know… The entire team at Hotel Designs and Forum Events have been working tireless throughout the Covid-19 pandmeic, reacting to the…

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How will hotel public spaces overcome Covid-19?

How will hotel public spaces overcome Covid-19? To kickstart ‘public spaces’ being placed under the editorial spotlight this month, Emma Cook takes the reigns to explore how the pandemic will evolve hotel lobbies, hotel arrival and the hospitality experience in general once more… Hotels: the home away from home. Except, now, we want to be anywhere but our homes! Endless…

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W Hotels arrives in Japan with opening in Osaka

W Hotels arrives in Japan with opening in Osaka World-renowned hospitality design firm concrete Amsterdam was appointed to design the interiors of W Hotels’ first property in Japan. The hotel has just opened and Hotel Designs managed to get a sneaky peek inside… The wait is over. W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary brands, has…

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SLS announces first hotel in the Middle East

SLS announces first hotel in the Middle East SLS Dubai is the seventh SLS hotel – the first SLS property in the Middle East – with 11 additional properties to open internationally over the next five years… Accor has announced the expansion of the international SLS Hotels & Residences brand to the Middle East with the opening of SLS Dubai.…

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Part 54: How virtual reality can transform the hotel experience

GTHD A GUIDE TO HOTEL DESIGN PT 54: HOW VIRTUAL REALITY CAN TRANSFORM THE HOTEL EXPERIENCE Agnieszka Wilk, Co-Founder & CEO of Decorilla Online Interior Design, reveals how virtual reality (VR) can transform hotel design and the hospitality industry… Guide to Hotel Design Even before we were stripped of many fundamental aspects of our regular lives due to the pandemic,…

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Fairfield By Marriott to open 6 hotels in Japan by August 2021

Fairfield By Marriott to open 6 hotels in Japan by August 2021 “These new openings underscore Marriott International’s focus on growing our presence in Japan to serve travellers here,” says Rajeev Menon, President, Asia Pacific (excluding China), Marriott International… Fairfield by Marriott, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary brands, today announced the planned openings of six new Fairfield…

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Should hotels do a better job of reflecting their communities?

Should hotels do a better job of reflecting their communities? To conclude our editorial series with ADP Architecture, Studio Director Amrit Naru looks at how a hotels and their design can sensitively reflect a locations local culture… Ask someone to name a place they’re looking forward to visiting once lockdown eases, and there’s a wide range of answers you might…

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VIP arrivals: Hottest April hotel openings

VIP arrivals: Hottest April hotel openings The industry is gearing up for a summer of hospitality, is the feeling the editorial desk at Hotel Designs has as it selects the most exciting hotel openings expected in April 2021. Editor Hamish Kilburn writes… Blink and you will miss it! With vaccine updates, hotel re-opening strategies being across social media and conversations…

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Weekly briefing: Hyatt milestones, a D.C. check-in & HD Live returns

Weekly briefing: Hyatt milestones, a D.C. check-in & HD Live returns Editor Hamish Kilburn here with your weekly briefing, a safe place where you can catch up on all the hottest hotel design and hospitality stories from the last couple of days. This week’s round-up includes our latest hotel review and your chance to join us for free at Hotel…

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Hyatt opens 1,000th hotel worldwide

Hyatt opens 1,000th hotel worldwide With the opening of  Alila Napa Valley in St. Helena, Hyatt, which arrived with its first property in 1957, has officially opened the brand’s 1,000th hotel worldwide. Editor Hamish Kilburn writes… We love a milestone at Hotel Designs! For any brand to claim that they have opened 1,000 hotels is an enormous feat, but considering…

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Miniview: Inside Italy’s natural wellness hotel, Terme di Saturnia

Miniview: Inside Italy’s natural wellness hotel, Terme di Saturnia Design firm THDP’s recently completed project is situated in Tuscany, Italy. As a natural wellness hotel and retreat, Terme di Saturnia has been part-inspired by the elements of earth, air, and water. Editor Hamish Kilburn writes… Surrounded by beautiful Tuscan countryside, Hotel Terme di Saturina is a luxury golf and spa…

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Product watch: PENT. launches stylish hotel fitness solutions

Product watch: PENT. launches stylish hotel fitness solutions Following PENT.’s Product Watch pitch at Hotel Designs LIVE during a panel discussion on the future of hotel design and hospitality, Hotel Designs takes a look at the brand’s latest stylish fitness accessories… On February 23, during Hotel Designs LIVE first panel discussion of the day, PENT., which was established in 2011…

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Feature: A green (and happy) recovery for hotels?

Feature: A green (and happy) recovery for hotels? If there’s one phrase that’s inspired equal parts optimism and frustration this year in hotel design, it’s the idea of a green recovery, writes Amrit Naru, Studio Director, ADP Architecture… Last July, the UK government’s announcement of a funding boost to help with green industry was met with a mixed reception, and…

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Hotel technology: Solutions for tomorrow’s hospitality

Hotel technology: Solutions for tomorrow’s hospitality Gary Yeames-Smith, Director at Yeames Hospitality who presented a Product Watch Pitch at Hotel Designs LIVE, explores hotel technology available today to safeguard guests throughout the pandemic and beyond... The hotel guestroom has undergone many changes over the years to keep up with the lives, both social and physical, of the ever changing demands…

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Nearly half of Brits surveyed expect air purifiers in tomorrow’s hotel

Nearly half of Brits surveyed expect air purifiers in tomorrow’s hotel Blueair, which produces air purifiers that remove air pollutants like smoke, mold and allergens, recently participated as a Product Watch Pitch Partner at Hotel Designs LIVE. Here, the brand shares insights into how consumers feel about visiting hotels in a post-pandemic world… With the brilliant news that the hospitality…

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VIP arrivals: Hottest March hotel openings

VIP arrivals: Hottest March hotel openings Back by popular demand after publishing our two-part series on hotel openings in 2021, Hotel Designs is serving up the hottest, most spectacular March hotel openings. Editor Hamish Kilburn writes… Despite uncertainty around travel in the near-distant future, Hotel Designs’ editorial team has detected optimism on the international hotel design scene. And with this positivity comes…

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What’s in the spotlight this March on Hotel Designs?

What’s in the spotlight this March on Hotel Designs? This March, Hotel Designs is serving up a multiple stories that will be dedicated to lighting and bathroom; two areas in hotel design that are seeing evolution and meaningful change… Throughout March, Hotel Designs will be putting both lighting and bathrooms under its editorial spotlight in order to continue to define the…

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Joie de Vivre brand by Hyatt welcomes Hotel Nyack

Joie de Vivre brand by Hyatt welcomes Hotel Nyack Hyatt Hotels and Juniper Capital Partners has announced the opening of Hotel Nyack, previously The Time Nyack Hotel in New York’s Hudson Valley… Following the hotel group’s debut property opening in Cambodia, and its Unbound Collection making an entrance in Sweden, Hyatt Hotels has recently announced that Hotel Nyack in New…

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