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  • Top 5 stories of the week: Cakes, ribbon cutting and hotel design launching at sea

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    Here are the top 5 stories of the week, as selected by Hamish Kilburn, editor of Hotel Designs.

    This week we collated all the ingredients for a great series of stories. We’ve had architectural cakes, new builds, significant anniversaries, drawing-board renderings of new hotels, showroom openings and even a sprinkling of an exclusive Q&A from the managing director of bathroom specialist Duravit.

    It’s been a busy week, so here’s a breakdown of the major stories.

    1) Winning design unveiled from WATG’s Great Architectural bake-off

    The winning design, by Benoy - replicating The Barbican Centre

    Image credit: WATG

    Leading architects gathered last weekend for the final of WATG’s Great Architectural bake-off. Judges included Great British Bake-Off competitor; Jane Duncan OBE, the 75th RIBA president; Bethan Ryder, Digital Editor at Wallpaper*; Peter Murray.

    2) Will hotel designs and Cruise ship design marry at sea? 

    Under the Arch sculpture

    Image credit: Zemer Peled

    In an exclusive feature, editor of Hotel Designs Hamish Kilburn investigates why so many hotel designers are stretching their services to also include cruise ship design.

    3) The luxury hotel experience: how to design an ultra-modern bathroom

    Modern bathroom

    Image credit: Unsplash

    Regardless of their location, the world’s finest hotel bathrooms are designed to evoke a sensory experience. Tegan Denwood  investigates how hoteliers can simply create an ultra-modern bathroom that lives up to the growing consumer demands of guests checking in…

    4) Soho House to open in Amsterdam this Summer

    Rendering of Soho House Amsterdam

    The 79-key Soho House Amsterdam will open in the city’s The Bungehuis building in July 2018…

    5) Seven minutes with Managing Director of Duravit

    Martin Carroll

    As Duravit opens its new Clerkenwell showroom, the editor of Hotel Designs, Hamish Kilburn, went behind the scenes to ask the Managing Director of Duravit, Martin Carroll, ‘why here’, ‘why now’ and ‘what’s next’…

    Hamish Kilburn / 22.06.2018

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