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    Roundtable: merging spaces & the future of bathroom design

    Roundtable: merging spaces & the future of bathroom design For Hotel Designs’ final roundtable in 2023, Editor Hamish Kilburn led a discussion, sponsored by Kohler, with leading interior designers that explored a new direction in bathroom design… Some of the most innovative creative solutions in the hotel design arena emerge when the interior designer is restricted by budget and regulations.…

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    Roundtable: the emotion of lighting

    Roundtable: the emotion of lighting Lighting has always been an essential tool in a designers’ skillset and now, more than ever, it is being used to not only elevate a design but to amplify a brand. With this in mind, Editor Hamish Kilburn sat down with leading designers in the Franklite showroom in London, to explore the role lighting can…

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    Roundtable: exploring the hybrid model in hotel design

    Roundtable: exploring the hybrid model in hotel design With so much emphasis on the the need for flexible design solutions and the blurring of boundaries in the process of creating a hybrid hospitality, Editor Hamish Kilburn sat down with leading designers at the Tarkett showroom in Clerkenwell, London, to dig a little deeper and uncover the content behind the concept……

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    Roundtable: embracing residential style in hospitality design

    Roundtable: embracing residential style in hospitality design Ahead of Focus 2023, Hamish Kilburn, Editor of Hotel Designs, in close collaboration with Dedar, invited a handful of interior designers for a roundtable to the Dedar Milano showroom at Design Centre Chelsea Harbour to discuss the blurring boundaries between residential and commercial styles… If we learned anything from London Design Festival 2023,…

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    Roundtable: stimulating wellness through design

    Roundtable: stimulating wellness through design ‘Stimulating wellness through design’ is a topic that is unquestionably under scrutiny. To cut through the sensory noise, Editor Hamish Kilburn, along with six leading designers, delved into the challenges and opportunities being faced as the experience and expectations of wellness in hospitality evolves…  At a time when hotels and the hospitality sector are taking…

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    Roundtable: why bathrooms are becoming the hero in hotel design

    Roundtable: why bathrooms are becoming the hero in hotel design The aim for Hotel Design’s latest roundtable, in association with GRAFF, was to explore bathroom design’s role within the overall hospitality experience. During Clerkenwell Design Week 2023, Editor Hamish Kilburn sat around the table at The Zetter Townhouse with seven leading designers to get the full picture on why and…

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    Roundtable: translating trends in hotel design

    Roundtable: translating trends in hotel design Editor Hamish Kilburn gathered a cluster of designers inside the Sanipex showroom during Clerkenwell Design Week to moderate his most sensitive roundtable to date, translating trends in hotel design… Love ’em or hate ’em, trends have been shaping and reshaping the hotel design and wider hospitality industry for decades. Whether you choose to be…

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    Roundtable: the language of biophilia in surface design

    Roundtable: the language of biophilia in surface design Exploring biophilic design on all sensory levels, a journey that inevitably merges with questions of nature and sustainability, was the question on the table inside the Atlas Concorde showroom during Clerkenwell Design Week 2023. Surrounded by materials clearly referencing natural surfaces both in colour and texture, Editor Hamish Kilburn sat down with…

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    Roundtable: what materials matter in hotel design

    Roundtable: what materials matter in hotel design Digging deeper into materiality and discovering the relationship between luxury, creativity and sustainability in hotel design, Editor Hamish Kilburn sat down with seven leading designers to get a grip on what materials matter in hotel design. Pauline Brettell writes… Surrounded by the innovative use of materials running through the design of the Squire…

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    Roundtable: defining the next wellness trends

    Roundtable: defining the next wellness trends Wellness has been high on the design agenda for some time with hotels and the hospitality arena more broadly, having identified it as both a key concern and an important differentiator. Editor Hamish Kilburn sat down with six designers in the Dornbracht Design Studio at C.P. Hart Waterloo to uncover the path wellness is…

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    Roundtable: reimagining luxury hotel design in 2023

    Roundtable: reimagining luxury hotel design in 2023 With the aim to rediscover meaning in hotel design and hospitality, Editor Hamish Kilburn welcomed six leading interior designers to Gabriel Scott’s London showroom in Mayfair, to peel back the design layers that surround luxury hotels in 2023 and beyond… What is luxury, and how do we measure it? These questions have challenged…

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    Roundtable: utilising circadian lighting in hotel design

    Roundtable: utilising circadian lighting in hotel design In Hotel Designs’ latest roundtable, Editor Hamish Kilburn, in association with Franklite, invites leading interior and lighting designers to explore the reality of circadian lighting in hotels… With wellness continuing to be high on the hospitality design agenda – and with hotels continually looking for innovative and meaningful ways to differentiate themselves –…

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    Roundtable: the value of variety in hotel bathroom design

    Roundtable: the value of variety in hotel bathroom design In Hotel Designs’ latest roundtable, Editor Hamish Kilburn, in association with Roca and Laufen, invites leading designers to explore the value of variety in hotel bathroom design… In this year’s series of roundtables, bathroom have been, well, a common theme. From enhancing guest experience, adding personality in heritage bathrooms, technology’s role…

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    Roundtable: nature vs nurture in surface design

    Roundtable: nature vs nurture in surface design The latest Hotel Designs roundtable took place in the midst of the creative energy that was London Design Festival. In association with Atlas Concorde, Editor Hamish Kilburn welcomed a group of leading designers to the table, appropriately surrounded by the Atlas Concorde range of stone, porcelain and marble, and more than a few…

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    Roundtable: enhancing guest experience in hotel bathroom design

    Roundtable: enhancing guest experience in hotel bathroom design For our latest roundtable, Editor Hamish Kilburn, in association with Geberit, sat down with a group of designers working in the hospitality industry, from boutique through to the brands, to discuss the changing demands being made on bathrooms in the hotel context and, importantly, how to harness both design and technology to…

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    Roundtable: wellness & sensory experience in hospitality design

    Roundtable: wellness & sensory experience in hospitality design For Hotel Designs’ latest roundtable, in association with GROHE, Editor Hamish Kilburn welcomed renowned designers onto the rooftop of Ham Yard Hotel to explore wellness hospitality in 2022 and beyond… Interior designers, architects and hoteliers have, for years, aimed to call out ‘well-washing’ in hotel design and hospitality. With the demand for…

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    Roundtable: balancing design, style and tech in hotel design

    Roundtable: balancing design, style and tech in hotel design High above central London, on a summer-ready rooftop at Hamilton Litestat’s showroom, Hotel Designs’ latest roundtable took place, which dangled technology back into the spotlight. Leading designers gathered to explore how modern hospitality is a balance between design, style and technology… Not a new topic for Hotel Designs to position under…

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    Live roundtable: enhancing luxury through digital innovations

    Live roundtable: enhancing luxury through digital innovations Amidst the design laden schedule of Clerkenwell Design Week, Editor Hamish Kilburn, in association with Kohler, found time to sit down at a table with a group of leading designers to discuss the path that technology is – or should be – heading in the realm of wellness and intuitive bathroom design… Thoughts…

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    Live roundtable: decorative lighting solutions & schemes

    Live roundtable: decorative lighting solutions & schemes With the aim to put decorative lighting under the spotlight, Editor Hamish Kilburn, in association with Vaughan, invited a handful of interior designers to understand trends, materials and more… Lighting has long been considered one of the most integral elements in hotel design. In today’s arena, designers have noticed a shift as design…

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    Live roundtable: a personal approach to surface design

    Live roundtable: a personal approach to surface design In Hotel Designs’ second roundtable in association with Arte, Editor Hamish Kilburn gathers a handful of leading interior designers to discuss surface design beyond today’s trends… A lot has changed since Hotel Designs was last in the Arte showroom at Design Centre Chelsea Harbour. Putting shifting trends, lifestyle evolutions and pandemics aside,…

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    Live roundtable: Intuitive and conscious hotel development

    Live roundtable: Intuitive and conscious hotel development Taking the conversation around sustainability and conscious development to the top, Editor Hamish Kilburn, in association with HDR, delivers a roundtable discussion inside The Beaumont Hotel London, to honestly air the challenges and opportunities when it comes to design and architecture’s role in hotel development… It’s sad that overused ‘buzzword’ terms such as…

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    Live roundtable: discussing the new era of luxury in hotel design

    Live roundtable: discussing the new era of luxury in hotel design In an exclusive roundtable with Hotel Designs, in association with Gabriel Scott, leading interior designers and architects gathered to discuss materials, lighting and sustainability when exploring luxury hotel design in 2022 and beyond (scroll down for video)… Like all things in hotel design and hospitality, luxury and what is…

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    Virtual roundtable: bathroom design within heritage buildings

    Virtual roundtable: bathroom design within heritage buildings With an increased emphasis being put on bathroom design to differentiate and add personality to a project, Hotel Designs in association with Schlüter-Systems, invited a panel of designers and architects to explore innovation in the realm of bathroom design when working within the constraints of heritage buildings… Bathroom design is fast becoming the…

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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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    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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    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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    Virtual roundtable: Concept vs reality in bathroom specification

    Virtual roundtable: Concept vs reality in bathroom specification With new demands from modern travellers asking for heightened wellness and wellbeing experiences sheltered inside hotels, designing a timeless bathroom has become even more of a challenge in recent years. Hotel Designs’ latest roundtable, in association with Utopia Projects, welcomes leading interior designers to help us separate concept over reality when it…

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    Virtual roundtable: Ethical lighting solutions

    Virtual roundtable: Ethical lighting solutions With the aim to put ethical lighting – and not just sustainability – under the spotlight, Hotel Designs’ latest virtual roundtable welcomes Chris Stimson, Founder of lighting brand Well-Lit, and a handful of leading designers and lighting experts to explore ethical product design. Editor Hamish Kilburn writes… For years now, the buzzword that is ‘sustainability’…

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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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    Virtual roundtable: How F&B hospitality is evolving in 2021 & beyond

    Virtual roundtable: How F&B hospitality is evolving in 2021 & beyond For all brands working in hospitality, shutting up shop due to Covid-19 was a hard pill to swallow. But could F&B hospitality emerge from this crisis evolved and better shaped for the new demand of modern travellers and locals alike? Editor Hamish Kilburn, in association with LUQEL, gathers some…

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    Virtual roundtable: Raising the floor in lifestyle

    Virtual roundtable: Raising the floor in lifestyle As we enter what is no doubt going to be considered as ‘a new era of lifestyle’, Hotel Designs, in association with flooring brand Milliken, welcomes world-leading designers from around the globe to explore how the lane for lifestyle in hotel design and hospitality is widening. Editor Hamish Kilburn chairs the discussion… As…

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    Virtual roundtable: Tomorrow’s perception of clean

    Virtual roundtable: Tomorrow’s perception of clean To cut through the noise and with the aim to identify meaningful solutions, Hotel Designs’ next virtual roundtable, in association with Geberit, tackles the hygiene debate to ultimately understand tomorrow’s perception of clean… On the panel: David Mason, Head of Hospitality, Scott Brownrigg Fiona Thompson, Principal, Richmond International Hannah Willock, Interior Designer, Conran +…

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    Virtual roundtable: Bespoke possibilities in luxury design

    Virtual roundtable: Bespoke possibilities in luxury design To specify or not to specify, that was the initial question that editor Hamish Kilburn put forward to our expert panel of designers and lighting masterminds for our latest roundtable, in association with bespoke lighting brand Dernier & Hamlyn, on bespoke possibilities in luxury design… There are a plethora of well-documented benefits linked…

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    Virtual roundtable: Stylish sustainability in wellness

    Virtual roundtable: Stylish sustainability in wellness For our next magic trick – AKA virtual roundtable – we’ve invited industry experts to take on the topic of stylish sustainability in wellness. Editor Hamish Kilburn leads the discussion that is sponsored by GROHE, a bathroom brand that has put sustainability at the core of each and every decision for more than 20…

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    Virtual roundtable: ‘sustainable does not mean natural’ in surface design

    Virtual roundtable: ‘sustainable does not mean natural’ in surface design With ‘greenwashing’ still an all-too-common term in the global ‘sustainable’ hotel design and hospitality arena, we gather a cluster of designers and architects to attend a virtual roundtable, sponsored by Architextural, to discuss sustainability solutions in surface design. Editor Hamish Kilburn leads the discussion…  With rapid population growth, urbanisation and…

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    Virtual roundtable: lighting solutions for tomorrow’s hotel

    Virtual roundtable: lighting solutions for tomorrow’s hotel Following a number of recent roundtables where lighting was unintentionally put under the spotlight, Hotel Designs collaborates with innovative lighting expert Moritz Waldemeyer and a number of designers to understand lighting’s role in tomorrow’s hotel… There is arguably no one in the industry who is more dedicated, more aware and more creative in…

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    Virtual Roundtable: health & wellbeing in hospitality and hotel design

    Virtual Roundtable: health & wellbeing in hospitality and hotel design With a question mark on what the future of health and wellbeing will look like in tomorrow’s hotel, editor Hamish Kilburn, in collaboration with HDR | Hurley Palmer Flatt, asks industry’s experts to decipher what’s fact and what’s myth when predicting tomorrow’s wellness scene… One of the major challenges that…

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    VIRTUAL ROUNDTABLE: The role of UV lighting in hotel design

    VIRTUAL ROUNDTABLE: The role of UV lighting in hotel design With the industry’s attention focused towards possible solutions following the Covid-19 crisis, Hotel Designs, in collaboration with the human-centric lighting brand humanlumen, has brought together a handful of industry experts to discuss UV lighting’s role in the post-pandemic world. Editor Hamish Kilburn moderates…  On the panel:  Andrew Boydell, Director of…

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    Virtual roundtable’s response: “Personal and social hygiene awareness has increased exponentially”

    Virtual roundtable’s response: “Personal and social hygiene awareness has increased exponentially” Following the expert opinions being amplified in Hotel Designs’ first ever virtual roundtable, exploring the long-term impact of COVID–19 to the hospitality and design industry, Room To Breathe shares its response from a hygiene perspective… The virtual roundtable discussion on the future of the hospitality industry after the COVID–19…

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    VIRTUAL ROUNDTABLE: COVID–19’s impact on hospitality and hotel design

    VIRTUAL ROUNDTABLE: COVID–19’s impact on hospitality and hotel design To understand the long-term impact COVID–19 will have on the hospitality and hotel design industry, editor Hamish Kilburn asked a handful of leading designers, architects and hoteliers to remotely partake in Hotel Designs’ debut virtual roundtable… Meet the panel Hamish Kilburn, editor, Hotel Designs Fiona Thompson, Principal, Richmond International Michael Bonsor,…

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    EXCLUSIVE ROUNDTABLE: Meaningfully differentiating luxury in hotel design

    EXCLUSIVE ROUNDTABLE: Meaningfully differentiating luxury in hotel design To continue Hotel Designs’ series of articles to put sustainability under the spotlight, editor Hamish Kilburn chairs an exclusive editorial roundtable, in collaboration with Minotti London, to understand how today’s leading designers are sensitively working to create a more meaningful luxury hotel design landscape. Joining us on the Minotti sofa to discuss…

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    EXCLUSIVE ROUNDTABLE: Adding personality in hotel public areas

    EXCLUSIVE ROUNDTABLE: Adding personality in hotel public areas In partnership with Arte Wallcoverings, editor Hamish Kilburn invited some of the leading hotel designers and architects to Design Centre Chelsea Harbour for a live debate on how to add sustainable personality in the ever-evolving arena of public areas. In addition to being involved in the engaging conversation, the designers, directors and…

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    Gabriel Scott launches its Custom Design Service

    Gabriel Scott launches its Custom Design Service Gabriel Scott has expanded its product proposition to include a Custom Design Service for both furniture and lighting pieces to give complete freedom to the brand’s interior designer and architect clientele… With design narratives having moved on from the idea that homogenous interiors across a business’ various outposts communicated a unified vision; whether…

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    How these 2024 travel trends are translating into hotel design

    How these 2024 travel trends are translating into hotel design Writer Pauline Brettell sifts through the trends that are directing the travel industry, to identify how these are impacting on hotel design both in terms of guest expectations and design deliverables…. Authenticity and experience are clearly the prevalent buzzwords in the travel industry as we shift our focus into 2024…

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    In conversation with: Peter Kilby, on the challenges of hotel renovations

    In conversation with: Peter Kilby, on the challenges of hotel renovations Drawing on the groups extensive experience in the hotel and leisure sector, Peter Kilby, director of Project Management at global architecture and design consultancy, the rpa group, talks us through some of the pitfalls to avoid during hotel renovations… The expectations of a hotel stay have changed in recent…

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    Year in review: 8 top-pick lighting products that launched in 2023

    Year in review: 8 top-pick lighting products that launched in 2023 Lighting is without question one of the gamechangers when it comes to interiors in general and hotel interiors in particular. As the year comes to an end Hotel Designs writer Pauline Brettell looks back on some of the lighting designs that have caught our attention… Lighting, the technology behind…

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    Introducing Odera

    Introducing Odera A testament to authenticity, the Odera ethos is centred on celebrating Tinos’ traditions, with the aim of both transforming and respecting this unspoilt, spiritual Greek island… Launching in Q2 2024, Odera, will be the first luxury boutique hotel of its kind on the unspoilt island of Tinos. Offering a selection of curated culinary delights and rejuvenating wellness offerings…

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    The new autumn collection from Dedar

    The new autumn collection from Dedar Hot off the press from its location in the heart of Italy, Dedar is showcasing its autumn collection, enveloping both fabrics and wallcoverings in which yarn is the protagonist with all its unique and unrepeatable irregularities… Kicking off the year in style with launches in Paris and following through with new collections from Milan…

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    hansgrohe leads the conversation on hotel construction considerations

    hansgrohe leads the conversation on hotel construction considerations With a combination of economic, societal and environmental factors driving current design, specification and operational thinking for commercial hotel construction projects, hansgrohe has launched a new white paper – Hotel Projects: Challenges and Opportunities for the Construction Supply Chain… The hansgrohe paper brings together insightful contributions from experienced professionals representing many aspects…

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    Part 81: 6 pitfalls to avoid when specifying stone

    Part 81: 6 pitfalls to avoid when specifying stone In part two of Hotel Designs’ exclusive editorial series with Stone Federation, we share some of the common mishaps designers and architects encounter when specifying stone…  Natural stone is a truly versatile material with a rich history of being used to create memorable, durable and sustainable hotels, both inside and out.…

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    Trend alert: 7 interior design trends to look out for in AW23

    Trend alert: 7 interior design trends to look out for in AW23 From biophilic design to bold colours, dopamine dressing to earthy tones, Hotel Designs, in collaboration with Swyft interior designer, Kelly Collins, identifies some of the key AW23 design trends… With designers, makers and creators all dropping their AW23 look-books and collections, along with London Design Festival (LDF) making bold…

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    Innovation is on the agenda at the Independent Hotel Show 2023

    Innovation is on the agenda at the Independent Hotel Show 2023 The Independent Hotel Show is the UK’s only business event for the boutique and independent hotel sector and has become a trusted resource for hoteliers to keep up to date with the latest hospitality trends and insights, network with peers in the industry and streamline product sourcing…  The Independent…

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    Onboard Explora Journeys’ first ‘floating luxury hotel’

    Onboard Explora Journeys’ first ‘floating luxury hotel’ Editor Hamish Kilburn was onboard Explora 1 as it made its first journey with passengers from Portsmouth to Copenhagen. Here are his thoughts on the whole luxury ‘suites at sea’ concept… Somewhere in the North Sea, lost within a wilderness of vast, deep water that stretches out as far as the eye can…

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    Product watch: Crosswater unveils 4 new brassware designs

    Product watch: Crosswater unveils 4 new brassware designs The new Crosswater brassware designs – Foile, 3ONE6 Lever, Lazo and Limit – are a beautiful exploration of shape, colour and texture… The sophisticated designs from Crosswater have emerged from the study of composition, perfectly balancing form and function as the brand’s evolution defines modern luxury. “Form, colour, texture and materials convey…

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    Registration opens for Independent Hotel Show 2023

    Registration opens for Independent Hotel Show 2023 The Independent Hotel Show (IHS), the UK’s only trade event dedicated to the boutique and independent hotel sector, is preparing to return to Olympia London on October 16-17 2023 and visitor registration is now open… The Independent Hotel Show will be welcoming a diverse range of hoteliers for two days of networking, learning…

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    Checking in: THE DOLLI at Acropolis, Athens

    Checking in: THE DOLLI at Acropolis, Athens Editor Hamish Kilburn excavated more than a few hidden treasures when he checked in to review the latest luxury boutique hotel in Athens, THE DOLLI at Acropolis, which just happens to frame arguably the best view over the acropolis… If THE DOLLI at Acropolis was any closure to the world’s most iconic ruin,…

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    Architect Rachel Hoolahan on ‘next-gen’ design thinking

    Architect Rachel Hoolahan on ‘next-gen’ design thinking ‘Next-gen thinking – designing for the future’ was a talk offered as part of Havwoods’ Clerkenwell Design Week programme, brought to you by Hamish Kilburn, Editor of Hotel Designs, and architect Rachel Hoolahan, Associate and Sustainability Coordinator at Orms… Rachel Hoolahan is no stranger to Hotel Designs. Having been on our radar for…

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    Round-up of Clerkenwell Design Week 2023

    Round-up of Clerkenwell Design Week 2023 Stepping out of the train and into the Clerkenwell sunshine, rose-tinted glasses aside, the trademark pink stripes were unavoidable and led the way – winding through the district punctuated by design statements, creative inflatables and some fairly regular Aperol Spritz stations! Writer Pauline Brettell looks back at some of the highlights of the week……

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    Sneak peek: inside 1 Hotel Mayfair, designed by G.A Group

    Sneak peek: inside 1 Hotel Mayfair, designed by G.A Group Ahead of its anticipated arrival on July 13, SH Hotels & Resorts has let slip some interesting details regarding the hospitality inside 1 Hotel Mayfair… Just when we thought 2023 couldn’t get more exciting for London’s hotel scene, SH Hotels & Resorts emerges with the news that 1 Hotels will…

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    Inside Park Hyatt Jakarta, designed by Conran & Partners

    Inside Park Hyatt Jakarta, designed by Conran & Partners Following Conran & Partners completing the interiors of Jakarta’s latest luxury hotel, Park Hyatt Jakarta, Hotel Designs has been given the keys to explore the sophisticated design narrative… Occupying 19 floors of a new landmark 37-storey building, the design inside the 222-key Park Hyatt Jakarta needed to work hard in order…

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    Editor checks in: has it really been five years?

    Editor checks in: has it really been five years? Editor Hamish Kilburn marks five years leading the editorial direction of Hotel Designs with a few words about embracing the in-between moments and championing the risk-takers… If there was ever a week to remind myself of the whirlwind that I call ‘my editorship’ it was this one. In seven days, I…

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    Meet the speakers for Interior Design & Architecture Summit 2023

    Meet the speakers for Interior Design & Architecture Summit 2023 Interior Design & Architecture Summit, which takes place on June 26 at Hilton London Canary Wharf, has just announced its speaker line-up – and it’s full of leading interior designers and architects… Designed to dynamically bridge the gap between senior designers, architects and key-industry suppliers, Interior Design & Architecture Summit…

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    In conversation with: Maria Cheung, Director of Interiors at Squire & Partners

    In conversation with: Maria Cheung, Director of Interiors at Squire & Partners Following the numerous exclusive Hotel Designs panel discussions and roundtables that the designer has been part of recently – and before we take over the studio’s HQ for MEET UP London on April 24 and she joins us for Interior Design & Architecture Summit on June 26 –…

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    Injecting ‘Californian vibes’ inside Kimpton Alma San Diego

    Injecting ‘Californian vibes’ inside Kimpton Alma San Diego Hospitality design studio Indidesign was tasked to transform the former Kimpton Palomar into vibey boutique bombshell – cue the arrival of Kimpton Alma San Diego… Poised in the heart and soul of Downtown San Diego, the Kimpton Alma is an eclectic boutique lifestyle hotel with a laid-back feel. Formerly known as the…

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    Muza Lab unveils new design of One&Only Cape Town

    Muza Lab unveils new design of One&Only Cape Town One&Only Cape Town has completed an extensive renovation. The new design scheme, imagined by Muza Lab, captures the natural beauty of the location… Situated in the heart of Cape Town, at the fashionable V&A Waterfront overlooking the marina and with panoramic views across to Table Mountain, One&Only Cape Town is a…

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    VIP arrivals: hottest hotel openings in March 2023

    VIP arrivals: hottest hotel openings in March 2023 This months VIP arrivals of hotels that are making a strong opening statement all seem to be blurring the lines between in and outdoors and letting the light shine in. Writer Pauline Brettell explores the parasols and sun loungers that are tempting us over to the light side… Throwing things open to…

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    What to expect from series 4 of DESIGN POD

    What to expect from series 4 of DESIGN POD The fourth series of DESIGN POD, the podcast for all architecture and design enthusiasts, is about to drop eight new episodes. Bathroom brand Geberit has come onboard as the series sponsor to support each episode that will cover topics from designing in the metaverse, circadian lighting, designing in (and with) nature…

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    In conversation with: Charlie North, VP of Interior Design, Ennismore

    In conversation with: Charlie North, VP of Interior Design, Ennismore Editor Hamish Kilburn catches up with Charlie North, Vice President of Interior Design at Ennismore, to discuss branding, longevity and why the company has launched AIME Studios… It’s a typical winter morning in London. Not that you could tell the time of day by looking at the pearl-grey sky that…

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    Wellness trends: the shape of spas to come

    Wellness trends: the shape of spas to come Sparcstudio an independent, creative design studio specialising in spa and wellness design for over 15 years in the spa, wellness, fitness, hotel, and resort sectors has announced its key trends in spa design for 2023. Creative Director, Beverley Bayes talks us through the trends… It’s an incredibly exciting time in the world…

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    In conversation with: Patrick Speck, Global Design Leader at GROHE

    In conversation with: Patrick Speck, Global Design Leader at GROHE We caught up with Patrick Speck, Global Design Leader, LIXIL, EMENA & GROHE UK to discuss the trends from sustainability to surface texture that continue to impacted on bathroom product design, along with those shaping the brand moving forwards into 2023 and beyond… While HIX tends to be a rollercoaster…

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    Year in review: 12 months of networking from NEWH UK Chapter

    Year in review: 12 months of networking from NEWH UK Chapter The NEWH UK Chapter celebrated its 20th anniversary this year with an appropriately jam-packed schedule of events designed to connect those working in the hospitality industry, and in doing so, support the next generation by raising scholarship funds for students studying interior design and architecture… NEWH is an international…

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    Year in review: Newmor Wallcoverings trends and inspiration

    Year in review: Newmor Wallcoverings trends and inspiration Having ended the year on a high note on stage as winners of Best in British Product Design Award at  The Brit List Awards 2022 for its Sanctuary Collection, Newmor kicked off the year with a trends forecast that has shaped a host of new product designs. We take a look back…

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    7 design initiatives that defined sustainability in 2022

    7 design initiatives that defined sustainability in 2022 Editor Hamish Kilburn cuts through the greenwashing noise to look back at the projects, products and people that defined a new era of sustainability in hotel design and hospitality this year… Have we finally entered into an era where greenwashing has been erased and bold, meaningful products and projects are stealing the…

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    Introducing the top 25 Brit List Architects of 2022

    Introducing the top 25 Brit List Architects of 2022 Encapsulating a diverse range of design and architectural innovation, and following swiftly on the heels of us unveiling the top 25 hotel interior designers in Britain, we present you with the top 25 hotel architects in Britain, as profiled in The Brit List 2022… What is immediately impressive when running through…

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    HIX 2022 review: from a mycelium bar to the metaverse

    HIX 2022 review: from a mycelium bar to the metaverse HIX 2022 was underlined by the event theme; ‘Great things will grow’ – and indeed, from the discussions on stage to the conversations on the stands the event was fuelled by a sense of positivity and purpose as the industry as a whole faces up to the challenges of net…

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    Part 69: the future of food and beverage design in hotels

    We have come so far from the time when the choice is hotels was Italian or steakhouse. Today, destination restaurants and Michelin star chefs are sheltered inside some of the world’s most premium luxury hotels. But what’s next on the menu for Food and Beverage design in hotels? Alexandre Santamaria, Founder, Aware Hospitality, has a few thoughts… Guide to Hotel…

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    Live from HIX: introducing City Vibes from Zimmer + Rohde

    Live from HIX: introducing City Vibes from Zimmer + Rohde If you find yourself on the gallery at HIX, stop by at stand U7 to discover the new Zimmer + Rohde collections, where the colours and textures of ‘City Vibes’ caught our eye, and the innovative material and manufacturing techniques caught our attention… One of the most exciting aspects of…

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    Miniview: inside aparthotel WunderLocke

    Miniview: inside aparthotel WunderLocke If you have stayed in one Locke, rest assured you will always find something new in another Locke – created in collaboration with interior architects Holloway Li, Wunderlocke draws on the artistic history of Munich while reimagining a former office building. Writer Melania Guarda Ceccoli steps inside for a closer look… Bringing the Locke portfolio up…

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    In the factory with: lighting brand Dernier & Hamlyn

    In the factory with: lighting brand Dernier & Hamlyn On the outskirts of London, in Chessington, Editor Hamish Kilburn arrived at Dernier & Hamlyn’s headquarters; the place where bespoke lighting concepts that, on paper may look impossible, become realities… Dernier & Hamlyn, the lighting geniuses behind projects such as Nobu London Portman Square, NoMad Las Vegas, The Standard London, Four…

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    Exclusive round-up: London Design Festival 2022

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    A tribute to Aspen: Stonehill Taylor designs Limelight’s flagship hotel

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