In pictures: party at Sway Bar for MEET UP London 2024

Last night was all about connections and collaborations as MEET UP London took to Sway Bar, Holborn. Editor Sophie Harper and Deputy Editor Megan Christopher share the highlights and official photos from the night…

The industry came together to celebrate and network at the MEET UP London 2024 party, held last night at Sway Bar, Holborn. The event was a sell-out success, bringing together 350 interior designers, architects, hoteliers, developers and suppliers from all over for an evening of food, drinks and great company.

Guests enjoyed a fantastic space, and there was plenty of opportunity to connect with old friends and make new. The atmosphere was buzzing with conversation and collaboration, as attendees shares ideas and discussed the latest happenings in hospitality design. Overall, MEET UP London was a fantastic success. It was a great reminder of the importance of collaborations, and it provided a valuable platform for professionals to connect and network.

Once the room had filled and everyone had a drink in hand, Hotel Designs Publisher Katy Phillips took to the mic to introduce the event and the brand new team at Hotel Designs. Phillips passionately welcomed Editor Sophie Harper and Deputy Editor Megan Christopher, stating a new era for Hotel Designs, and launched the exciting news of a rebrand expected in the next few days. “It’s an exciting time for Hotel Designs” she said, “and we’re very much looking forward to the launch of our new look, alongside the next DESIGN POD and all the fabulous events we have planned for the rest of the year.”

“With MEET UP London being such a success, we can’t wait to do it all again in July for MEET UP North taking place at LEVEN in Manchester.” says Editor Sophie Harper, “We’ll be incorporating a panel discussion with Tim Griffin and other guest speakers yet to be revealed – watch this space – but grab your tickets now!”

Here are the official photos released of MEET UP London 2024.

MEET UP London was sponsored by BoConcept Trade & Contract (Headline Partner), Hamilton Litestat (Event Partner), Majestic London (Event Partner), and DESIGN POD (Podcast Partner). Following the event that stimulated the industry through conversations unlike any other, the early bird promotion for MEET UP North, which takes place on July 6 at LEVEN Manchester, has gone live.

Main image credit: MEET UP London / Hotel Designs