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room2 to open world’s first fully net zero hometel

room2 to open world’s first fully net zero hometel Setting new standards in environmental responsibility for the global industry, hometel brand room2 is set to open the world’s first fully net zero hotel in Chiswick, West London on December 1, 2021. We thought we would look a little closer at what this actually means… room2 is the UK’s first hometel…

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MINIVIEW: room2 Southampton, the debut hometel

MINIVIEW: room2 Southampton, the debut hometel Claiming to be the world’s first hometel brand, room2 Southampton shelters the best of both worlds in 71 rooms. As Hotel Designs continues to focus the Spotlight On Hotel Concepts, editor Hamish Kilburn spoke to design firm Project Orange to understand the design story… With the aim to create a home-from-home hotel on England’s…

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Lamington Group to open first room2 ‘hometel’ in Southampton

June debut for ‘completely different approach to staying away from home’ Lamington Group has launched room2 – a new brand specialising in what it’s pitching as a ‘completely different approach to staying away from home’. The company is set to open the first fully-fledged hometel in Southampton in June, following a pilot in Hammersmith in 2016, and says it offers a design-centric alternative…

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Show review: What you missed at The AHC in Manchester

Show review: What you missed at The AHC in Manchester Out with the old (venue) and in the with the new. On November 22 – 24, The Annual Hotel Conference (AHC) took shelter under a new roof, Manchester Central Convention Complex, where it welcomed more than 800 senior delegates to learn, network and party. Editor Hamish Kilburn was there to…

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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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Virtual roundtable: Colour & personality in the bathroom

Virtual roundtable: Colour & personality in the bathroom Our latest virtual roundtable, in association with Bathroom Brands Group, comes following Hotel Designs LIVE in May where we hosted the panel discussion entitled: ‘Bathrooms beyond practical spaces’. Extending what we learned at the event, Editor Hamish Kilburn invites a handful of designers to explore how to inject colour and personality into…

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MINIVIEW: The Midland Hotel in Manchester’s £14m transformation

MINIVIEW: The Midland Hotel in Manchester’s £14m transformation The iconic Midland Hotel in Manchester recently unveiled a new look following a £14 million renovation. With hospitality starting to open up again in the UK, editor Hamish Kilburn took a cheeky peek inside… For years, with its raw and industrial charm, Manchester has attracted interest in the hotel development arena, which…

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Elevating the bathroom experience with decorative wiring accessories

Elevating the bathroom experience with decorative wiring accessories You’ve thought of every detail to ensure a guest’s stay is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible… almost! In the bathroom, decorative wiring accessories are often an after-thought. There are a vast range of options on the market that can add the finishing touch to a design scheme, while smart controls ensure…

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Room to Breathe

Room to Breathe is the most recent addition to a forward thinking, dynamic and innovative collection of companies known as the Insite Group.  Harnessing the extensive experience and knowledge of our sister companies who have constructed and worked within clinical environments, we are well versed on the requirements and protocols required for creating and maintaining clean, sterile conditions. At Room…

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Manchester welcomes two new Hyatt hotels

Manchester welcomes two new Hyatt hotels The opening marks the first two Hyatt-branded hotels in Manchester, and the debut of the Hyatt House brand in the United Kingdom… After Hotel Designs announced it will return to the city for Meet Up North, Hyatt Hotels  has announced  the opening of the 212-room Hyatt Regency Manchester and the 116-key Hyatt House Manchester in…

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UNVEILED: Amenities guests really want in the hotel

UNVEILED: Amenities guests really want in the hotel The humble shoehorn and bubble shower caps have long since been replaced by newer amenities. Here’s a list edited by STAAH of amenities that modern travellers have requested. Some are essential, some nice to have and others are (admittedly) over-the-top… Free Wi-Fi You don’t expect your guests to check if your property’s…

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Editor Checks In: Home comforts in hotel design

Editor Checks In: Home comforts in hotel design In August 2019, editor Hamish Kilburn concludes that trends are overrated when a project close to his heart reaches its highly anticipated conclusion… I can’t quite believe it has been almost one year since we first started following the award-winning designer Nicky Dobree on her journey to complete her debut hotel design…

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Statement solutions for the hotel bathroom

Statement solutions for the hotel bathroom Continuing this month’s theme putting bathrooms under the spotlight, Bisque Radiator’s brand leader, Ellie Sawdy, explains how hotel designers can add statement and personality in the bathroom…  A stylish bathroom is at the heart of every chic hotel room. There are a number of elements which have become so synonymous with hotel bathroom design – a…

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A new boutique-lodge hotel’s Asian nod in Cumbria

The Black Bull is a family owned boutique hotel in Cumbria in the Yorkshire Dales with a Japanese twist. Talk about an unmatched hotel concept… Hospitality runs through the blood of James Ratcliffe and Nina Matsunaga who as well as owning The Black Bull in addition to the successful Three Hares in Sedbergh. The property has been renovated with the…

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Hyatt Regency Zhenjiang opens in the Chinese city’s tallest skyscraper

Taking Chinese hotel design to new heights, the Hyatt Regency Zhenijang opens 318 well-appointed rooms… Hyatt Hotels Corporation has recently opened Hyatt Regency Zhenjiang in East China’s Jiangsu province. Set atop the East Tower of Suning Plaza, the tallest skyscraper in Zhenjiang, the 318-room Hyatt Regency hotel is set to provide travelers and locals alike with a fresh perspective of the city…

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See inside the Cambridge Hotel set for a £2.5m extension

A boutique Cambridgeshire hotel is set for a stunning £2.5m extension after planning permission was granted. The grand Felix Hotel in Cambridge is set for 16 new bedrooms and a glass reception area which was likened to the world-famous Barcelona Pavilion by planners. Taking a methodical and rational approach to the planning, the main objective is to improve the guest experience…

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Room 2 to open design-led aparthotel in Southampton

Room 2 has announced the development of a new apart-hotel in Southampton, with a focus on design, comfort and value. The venue billed as the design hotel for the modern traveller, offers 71 studio rooms, and is located on 1-8 Queens Terrace in Southampton. The hotel is due to be completed by March 2018, with a further site planned to…

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JW Marriott Houston Downtown Opens in Style

JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts and Pearl Hospitality, one of Texas’ leading hotel development and management companies, has officially opened the 328-room JW Marriott Houston Downtown. Located on 806 Main Street, the hotel is housed in the historic, 104-year-old Samuel F. Carter Building and is the JW Marriott brand’s first adaptive reuse project in Texas and its second property in…

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