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    Top 5 stories of the week: Meet Up success, interview with Wyndham and designing with purpose

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    Editor of Hotel Designs Hamish Kilburn reflects on a busy week in the world of international hotel design with the top five stories… “Manchester is a shrinking violet,” said no designer, ever! This week, we invited you up to Manchester to take part in our tried and tested networking event! The inaugural Meet Up North […]

    Meet Up North took hotel design networking in the north to new heights

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    Last night, more than 200 of the industry’s leaders and visionaries from within the hotel design gathered on the terrace of King Street Townhouse in Manchester for the first ever Meet Up North. Sponsored by Marca Corona, the event, which boasted an unparalleled perspective of the Manchester sunset, welcomed hoteliers, architects, interior designers and key-industry […]

    In conversation with: Dimitris Manikis, President and Managing Director (EMEA) for Wyndham Hotel Group

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    Hotel Designs Editor Hamish Kilburn caught up with Dimitris Manikis, the new Managing Director (EMEA) of Wyndham Hotel Group to find out more about how he plans to expand the brand as it enters a new chapter… Wyndham Hotel Group, the hospitality giant with more than 8,400 hotels worldwide, recently announced the appointment of Dimitris Manikis as […]

    Serious five-star soft furnishings goals

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    All month, Hotel Designs is shining the spotlight on Soft Furnishings, Fabrics and Textiles. Here are some five-star examples of hotels that nailed their soft furnishings first time around… Getting the finer details in the soft furnishings right when it comes to creating an iconic design hotel is vital if you want your guests checking in […]

    Designing fabrics and soft furnishings with purpose

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    Threading together design and sustainability, textiles expert Michelle Tonta explains why sustainable development should be on the minds of all designers when innovating new fabrics, soft furnishings and even flooring… I, like many designers, adore rich textural surfaces and luscious fabrics, but whilst colour, print and pattern are key principles of fabric selection for interior designers, sustainable development and practice is […]

    The Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa opens as region’s first five-star contemporary hotel

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    The Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa is the region’s first five-star contemporary hotel set in the hills above the area’s most famous villages – Champillon and Hautvillers, of Dom Perignon fame… The storied history of Champagne – the world’s most iconic wine regions – has taken on a new dimension with the launch of the Royal Champagne […]

    The Montcalm Group unveils first boutique townhouse hotel

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    The Chilworth is the Montcalm Hotel Group’s newest generation of a boutique townhouse hotel… Located in a little London hideaway near Paddington, The Chilworth has been designed to merge together both wellbeing and comfort into a traditional townhouse. With an elegant yet informal atmosphere, the décor of the 124-room hotel blends classical period features with sharp, […]