Brintons carpet featured at Hotelkompetenzzentrum

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    The first permanent exhibition for hotel facilities is scheduled to open in October at Hotelkompetenzzentrum (centre of excellence for the hotel industry) in Oberschleißheim near Munich. The show floor is set over 960m2 and has eleven room types, from 3-star comfort to luxury suites, as well as a large reception area with a bar and café. The exhibition was planned in close cooperation with internationally renowned hotel design studio JOI-Design and construction company Saint-Gobain.

    Hotelkompetenzzentrum was established as a neutral platform and adviser in all fields of the hotel and gastronomy industry. There are 168 companies currently represented in the permanent exhibition including Brintons who have designed and supplied carpet for the meeting rooms, corridors, public areas as well as three of the guestrooms. Designs from Brintons Timorous Beasties and Stacy Garcia custom collections were chosen for the corridor areas and rugs.

    Christian Peter, Founder and Managing Director of Hotelkompetenzzentrum, said, “We don’t just want to explain what’s possible visually and conceptually, but rather specifically demonstrate the interaction of ideas, technology and service. The hotel floor includes an extensive database of materials with the products exhibited in the various mock-ups. Even though no-one will actually stay in this show hotel, everything is fully functional.”

    Peter Joehnk, Managing Partner of JOI-Design, said “The show floor will be a representative cross-section of the world of hotel facilities, constructed realistically and in full working order. For example, unlike at a trade fair, visitors can test straight away whether a fitting is suitable for a washbasin or whether it’s going to spray them with water. As can unfortunately be the case in far too many hotels because the fittings were simply bought without being tested first. The show floor has one of each room type. So you can be standing in a suite that is designed for a luxury business hotel in a city, for instance, but five steps away you can be back in a Bavarian resort hotel for the whole family. And in between you can find out what’s possible and most suitable for your own hotel from one exhibition”

    Daniel Fountain / 27.08.2013

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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