Top 5 stories of the week

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    Top 5 stories of the week

    From an ibis insight to the three-year growth strategy for Marriott International, Hotel Designs has published some pretty juicy stories over the past five days. Editor Hamish Kilburn breaks down the headline-grabbers as he selects the top five stories of the week… 

    I feel as if we are almost bidding farewell to an old friend, as this will be the last ‘Top 5 stories of the week’ to be published on the current website.

    In the same week when the team at Hotel Designs HQ put the finishing touches onto the new site before launching on March 29 at 12.00 (GMT), there have been many major stories that the title has broken. Here are the top five stories of the week.

    1) In Conversation With: Damien Perrot on defining ibis Hotels’ new design era

    Modern Scandinavian room with flexible living spaces

    Image credit: FGMF/ibis hotels

    The world’s most iconic budget hotel brand is undergoing a major redesign following the growing demands of the modern traveller. To understand all the design details of the new generation of ibis Hotels, Hotel Designs sat down with Damien Perrot, Senior Vice President, Design Solutions for Accor, to find out more about how the new ibis was conceived in three separate designs.

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    2) Meet Up London – March 28

    With less than a week to go until the industry pour into Minotti London’s fabulous showroom in Fitzrovia for Meet Up London, we have released the latest names of who will be attending.

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    3) Editor of Hotel Designs confirmed to speak at Independent Hotel Show Amsterdam

    As a proud media partner of the Independent Hotel Show AmsterdamHotel Designs has announced that it will take an active role in the two-day exhibition that takes place on May 8 – 9 with its editor now confirmed to moderate a unique and engaging panel discussion.

    Title: Designing for Bleisure
    When: Wednesday May 8

    Time: 17.00 – 17.45
    Where: Hotel Vision Stage, Amsterdam Rai Hall 5
    Moderated by: Hamish Kilburn, Hotel Designs
    Panelists: Hans Meyer, Zoku and Rob Wagemans, Concrete

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    4) Marriott International announces three-year growth plans

    Image credit: Marriott International

    Marriott International has presented the company’s three-year growth plan, which includes opening more than 1,700 hotels around the world, at its meeting with institutional investors and security analysts at the New York Marriott Marquis.

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    5) Rosewood Hotels arrives in Hong Kong

    Rosewood Hong Kong has opened as a magnificent new ultra-luxury property in the heart of the Victoria Dockside district on the shores of Victoria Harbour. Situated on one of Hong Kong’s most significant waterfront locations in Tsim Sha Tsui – Kowloon’s dynamic, culturally compelling heart – the property is set to become a grand icon for the city, celebrating the area’s role as Hong Kong’s new creative and cultural epicentre.

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    Launching on: 29.03.19 at 12.00pm (GMT)
    Head over to our Hotel Designs Instagram channel for all the updates.

    If you would like to contribute to new content for Hotel Designs, please contact the editorial desk. April’s features have been announced as Interior Design and Outdoor Style. 

    Hamish Kilburn / 22.03.2019


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