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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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5 minutes with: Mark Harper, Head of Design at Dernier & Hamlyn

5 minutes with: Mark Harper, Head of Design at Dernier & Hamlyn Ahead of Hotel Designs’ next roundtable, in association with Dernier & Hamlyn, on bespoke possibilities in luxury design, editor Hamish Kilburn caught up with the brand’s Head of Design, Mark Harper to understand bespoke lighting’s role in tomorrow’s hotel… Mark Harper is Head of Design at bespoke lighting…

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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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Weekly briefing: A new design podcast, Moxy arrivals & 2021 colour trends

Weekly briefing: A new design podcast, Moxy arrivals & 2021 colour trends Huddle in, folks. Editor Hamish Kilburn here with your weekly briefing of the biggest stories that have been published on Hotel Designs in the last few days. Is everyone sitting comfortably? Let’s begin… “Finally some good news,” said nobody, ever, on the editorial desk at Hotel Designs, because despite…

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Colour trends: A return to nature is calling

Colour trends: A return to nature is calling A year after hospitality lost its colour due to the outbreak of Covid-19, we’ve asked brand strategist Emma Potter to inject our pages with some vibrancy. Here, she explores colour’s role in post-pandemic hospitality and hotel design… The pandemic has created a seismic shift in human behaviour. We have adapted well to new…

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Architecture trends for 2021 & beyond

Architecture trends for 2021 & beyond To cut through the noise of emerging architecture trends, we hear from architecture firm SB Architect’s President and Principal, Scott Lee, and Senior Vice President and Principal, Bruce Wright… Last week, we published our close look at surface trends, where it was concluded that strict pre-pandemic industry standards mean that hospitality design is “well-placed…

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New architectural wrap patterns now available from William Smith

New architectural wrap patterns now available from William Smith William Smith Group leads the way in architectural wrap solutions with 500 3M DI-NOC patterns now in stock… A major investment in 3M DI-NOC stock now places a choice of 500 patterns (half the entire 1000 pattern collection) at the fingertips of William Smith Architextural division’s customers. All stock is available…

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How will the pandemic affect hotel design and development?

How will the pandemic affect hotel design and development? Tom Bishop, Director of Project Management at Concert, is here to offer some clarity and perspective on the current Covid-19 situation and answer how the pandemic will impact the hotel design community… Using the word ‘post’ in the title seems very optimistic when we consider the current situation. Covid-19 has had…

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5 minutes with: The hotel designers behind Ostuni’s new boutique jewel

5 minutes with: The hotel designers behind Ostuni’s new boutique jewel Pascale Lauber & Ulrike Bauschke, owners and hotel designers of Paragon 700 Boutique Hotel & Spa, have not had the smoothest ride to open their labour of love. Hotel Designs’ Hamish Kilburn catches up with the duo as they prepare to welcome the world to their dream boutique hotel……

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CES 2021: Best hotel design tech trends

CES 2021: Best hotel design tech trends Technology’s role in hotel design has arguably never been so relied upon. If you happened to miss CES 2021, fear not as editor Hamish Kilburn and wellbeing expert Ari Peralta – together, an editorial dream team – are here to share the best hotel design tech trends that emerged from the show… Each…

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

What’s in the spotlight this February on Hotel Designs? Hotel Designs’ February editorial features have landed, which will explore Technology and Surfaces, two ever-changing areas in the hotel design arena… Throughout February, Hotel Designs will be putting both technology and surfaces under its editorial spotlight in order to continue to define the point on international hotel design. Technology From clean tech…

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Product watch: Leaflike has a green wall message of positivity

Product watch: Leaflike has a green wall message of positivity With the demand for sustainable surfaces being at an all-time high, it’s an exciting time for Leaflike, which has been successful in providing planting solutions to hospitality venues for more than 20 years… Working with the likes of Savoy, Hilton Park Lane, London EDITION, Shangri-La Hotel and The View from…

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In the HIX seat: recovering from Covid ‘all together now!’

In the HIX seat: recovering from Covid ‘all together now!’ Wearing his most comfortable slippers – working from home really does have its perks – our columnist Joel Butler, co-founder of HIX Event, explores the power of ‘all together now’. Can the events industry and the hotel design community work in tandem to recover and reopen following the Covid-19 outbreak? Let’s…

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Weekly briefing: insane hotel concepts, sustainability answers & Ace arrivals

Weekly briefing: insane hotel concepts, sustainability answers & Ace arrivals Good afternoon and welcome to this Friday’s briefing, with me, editor Hamish Kilburn. In this round-up we take a look at the hottest hotel design stories that have been published over the last five days… It hasn’t been the easiest of starts to the year – today the UK hospitality…

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HRC 2021 cancelled due to Covid-19

HRC 2021 cancelled due to Covid-19 The 2021 edition of the Hotel, Restaurant and Catering show (HRC) has been cancelled  due to the Covid-19 crisis…  The organisers of the Hotel, Restaurant and Catering show (HRC) have made the difficult yet responsible decision to cancel its 2021 physical event in response the ongoing global pandemic. In a statement issued by the…

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Weekly briefing: lighting confessions, new arrivals & a contactless check in

Weekly briefing: lighting confessions, new arrivals & a contactless check in Only got a minute? It’s been a busy week on the editorial desk but we have have compiled our top stories, including a confession of a lighting designer, multiple hotel debuts and a panel discussion on the future of public areas… As we gear up to unveil the winners…

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In Conversation With: Dale Atkinson, Founding Director, Rosendale Design

In Conversation With: Dale Atkinson, Founding Director, Rosendale Design Editor Hamish Kilburn catches up with Dale Atkinson, Founding Director of Rosendale Design, to understand more about his latest project inside The Stafford London as well as how F&B design on the luxury scene is changing… It is arguably more important now than ever before to support those who are leading…

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Weekly briefing: a London opening & the ‘new normal’ of luxe design

Weekly briefing: a London opening & the ‘new normal’ of luxe design Only got a minute? Our editorial team have compiled the top design stories that they have published this week, including a roundtable that targets health and wellness and luxury designers’ predictions of the ‘new normal’… What has become clear in recent weeks is that even with the best…

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How luxury hospitality designers are adapting to the ‘new normal’

How luxury hospitality designers are adapting to the ‘new normal’ To cut through the noise, Hotel Designs has teamed up with J Public Relations to ask how designers Rosendale Design, Nicola Harding, Goddard Littlefair and David Collins Studio are adapting to meet new demands from travellers. Editor Hamish Kilburn writes… One thing that has become apparent as we stand in…

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Editor checks in: will design ever be the same again?

Editor checks in: will design ever be the same again? Weeks ahead of celebrating the best British designers, architects, hoteliers and suppliers in The Brit List Awards 2020, editor Hamish Kilburn warmly remembers a design legend, Sir Terence Conran, in his monthly column… I have procrastinated long enough over writing this month’s Editor’s Letter. Perhaps it was a case of word…

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Editor Checks In: “And we’re going live in 3, 2, 1…”

Editor Checks In: “And we’re going live in 3, 2, 1…” During the COVID–19 pandemic, the team at Hotel Designs have announced initiatives to help further create conversations like no other. It’s safe to say that the editorial team have been anything but taking it easy during lockdown, as editor Hamish Kilburn explains…  I have come to the conclusion this…

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Editor Checks In: Emerging from pandemic paralysis

Editor Checks In: Emerging from pandemic paralysis As the lockdown measures continue to the halt the industry’s reawakening from its slumber, editor Hamish Kilburn confronts the pandemic from a new vantage point… The front cover of this month’s US Condé Nast Traveler has managed to harmonise the opinions of the uncertain, and no-doubt anxious, hospitality, design and travel industries worldwide.…

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First glimpse at concepts to be explored at Sleep & Eat 2020

First glimpse at concepts to be explored at Sleep & Eat 2020 The organisers of Sleep & Eat have lifted the curtain on this year’s show, which returns to Olympia London on November 17 and 18… With an aptly tweaked concept to specifically support hospitality businesses across the spectrum with the aim to lift the trammelled spirits of the hospitality…

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Rosewood launches relief to support communities during pandemic

Rosewood launches relief to support communities during pandemic The luxury hotel group has launched Rosewood Raise, a relief initiative to support associates and communities that have been affected by COVID–19… Rosewood Hotel Group has launched Rosewood Raise, a comprehensive relief initiative developed in support of the Group’s associates who have been impacted by the COVID-19, as well as the communities…

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In Conversation With: Interior Designer of the Year 2019, Jo Littlefair

In Conversation With: Interior Designer of the Year 2019, Jo Littlefair Securing her place in the history books, Jo Littlefair came out on top last year at The Brit List Awards 2019, spectacularly winning the coveted title, Interior Designer of the Year. A few months later, she welcomes editor Hamish Kilburn into the Goddard Littlefair HQ to give him a…

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EARLY BIRD tickets to MEET UP events now open

EARLY BIRD tickets to MEET UP events now open Early bird catches the worm, as discounted tickets to attend Hotel Designs’ MEET UP London (May 13) and MEET UP North (July 6) are now available to purchase… During March, Hotel Designs is offering designers, architects, hoteliers, developers and suppliers to purchase discounted EARLY BIRD tickets to Meet Up London and Meet Up…

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In Conversation With: Hamish Brown, Partner at 1508 London

In Conversation With: Hamish Brown, Partner at 1508 London Following some major global project wins, 1508 London’s entrance into hospitality was one that was led by a burning desire to reference local culture, unique design and organic materials in a new generation of luxury hotels. Editor Hamish Kilburn joins one of the firm’s Partner, Hamish Brown, in the London-based studio…

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Hotel Designs to put ‘accessibility’ under the spotlight at Hotel Summit 2020

Hotel Designs to put ‘accessibility’ under the spotlight at Hotel Summit 2020 Editor Hamish Kilburn will deliver a live interview at Hotel Summit with the owner and design team of Hotel Brooklyn, the new contemporary hotel in Manchester that has been designed to be seamlessly accessible…  Hotel Summit, which this year takes place on April 27 – 28 at Five…

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EARLY RELEASE tickets open for Hotel Designs’ premium networking events

EARLY RELEASE tickets open for Hotel Designs’ premium networking events For limited time only, Hotel Designs has opened discounted EARLY RELEASE tickets to Meet Up London (May 13) and Meet Up North (July 6)… After hosting a hat-trick of successful and meaningful premium networking events up and down the country last year, Hotel Designs is offering designers, architects, hoteliers, developers and…

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Meet Up London

About. Following the unprecedented success of last year’s spring networking event, Hotel Designs is delighted to return back to Minotti London for Meet Up London 2020, the publication’s first networking event in 2020. The London Fitzrovia showroom, which recently played host to an exclusive roundtable, will shelter an evening like no other around the theme of Inspiring Creativity, with the concrete aim to further…

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PARIS PREVIEW: What to expect at MAISON&OBJET and Deco Off 2020

PARIS PREVIEW: What to expect at MAISON&OBJET and Deco Off 2020 As Paris prepares to welcome designers from around the world for Maison&Objet and Deco Off, editor Hamish Kilburn previews what he expects to be the most significant products to launch at both shows…  Maison&Objet and Paris Deco Off never fail to attract and engage a large international crowd, and with…

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Editor Checks In: Embracing meaningful trends

Editor Checks In: Embracing meaningful trends Following a colourful year in the hot seat at Hotel Designs, editor Hamish Kilburn looks ahead to a more meaningful future of interior design moments and trends as he gives his thoughts on Pantone’s Colour of the Year, Classic Blue… If I have learned anything in 2019 from listening to the leading designers, architects, hoteliers and…

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‘Must see’ brands at Sleep & Eat 2019

‘Must see’ brands at Sleep & Eat 2019 With less than three weeks until Sleep & Eat 2019, here are just a few brands and products to look out for…  More 160 design-led suppliers are now confirmed to be exhibiting at Sleep & Eat 2019, which takes place on November 19 – 20 at Olympia London. For many years now,…

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Editor’s round-up of London Design Festival 2019

Editor’s round-up of London Design Festival 2019 Strap yourself in for editor Hamish Kilburn’s annual round-up of London Design Festival (LDF). The 2019 edition was a thought-provoking insight into how the bare bones of the industry, led by innovative manufacturers working with open-minded designers and architects, are taking it upon themselves to design a better future of international hotels from…

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The Annual Hotel Conference kicks off in spectacular fashion

The Annual Hotel Conference kicks off in spectacular fashion As proud media partners, Hotel Designs was on location in Manchester to witness the engaging opening sessions of The Annual Hotel Conference 2019… Hosted by Questex Hospitality Group,the 16thAnnual Hotel Conference (AHC) opened yesterday at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate with 28 per cent more speakers than last year, following popular demand.  In addition, the…

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SPOTLIGHT ON: September’s features announced

SPOTLIGHT ON: September’s features announced Hotel Designs has officially dropped its September editorial features, which are Lobby Design and Furniture…  Inspired largely by the upcoming London Design Festival (LDF), Hotel Designs’ September features will delve into two areas are arguably mostly influenced by the social changes and trends in hotel design. In addition to attending the capital’s celebration of design, the…

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SLEEP + EAT: One week to go before the event debuts in west London

Here’s what to look forward one week before the world of hotel design prepares to descend on London for Sleep + Eat, followed by The Brit List 2018…  Just one week remains before Europe’s globally acclaimed hospitality design event Sleep + Eat opens its doors at London Olympia on November 20-21. With this year’s theme of Recognisable and New, visitors are…

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Wake up to the inspiration of Sleep with HD clients

More exhibitors than ever before have chosen to reveal their new collections at Sleep this year (21st – 22nd November at the Business Design Centre in London). They include the following (Hotel Designs clients in bold)… Brintons Leading carpet manufacturer, Brintons, has joined forces with renowned interior designer, Kelly Hoppen MBE, to create her first collection of contemporary woven carpets…

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MEET UP London/Brit List Winners’ Party

About. For Hotel Designs’ first live networking event staged since lockdown, which takes place on April 29 at Minotti London, The Brit List Awards 2020 is gatecrashing MEET UP London. Designers, architects, hoteliers and developers, click here to attend (booking form takes less than 2 minutes to fill out).  Suppliers, click here to attend (booking form takes less than 2…

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Networking opportunities at IHS

As well as generating new leads and a full programme of seminars, the Independent Hotel Show offers fantastic opportunities for networking. There are several spaces designed for networking at this year’s event… The Hospitality Interiors Hub designed by Paper + White The Hospitality Interiors Hub is the central networking point of the event, providing a unique opportunity to meet with…

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What’s on at the Independent Hotel Show?

A firm fixture in the events calendar of independent hoteliers and industry professionals, the show presents a curated collection of over 300 innovative product and service providers from across the hotel supply chain. As well as an extensive programme of seminars, visitors can enjoy the following… Wellness and Lifestyle Building on the success of Destination Spa at previous editions of…

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Discover the roots of design: What not to miss at Decorex 2016

With Decorex just a few days away, the excitement for this year’s event is building. Here’s a preview of just some of what attendees can expect… The Heritage of Chair Making: A spectacular entrance embracing this year’s theme, the roots of design, curated by renowned British Furniture Designer Tim Gosling. Working with the historic collections from the Victoria & Albert…

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