Editor Hamish Kilburn here with your fast-tracked round-up of this week’s hotel design headlines. In this edition of the weekly briefing, we’re sharing our latest roundtable, exploring a new brand that is said to ‘revolutionise hospitality’ and we have just opened nominations for The Brit List Awards 2021…
In the same week Hotel Designs broadcasted its fourth edition of Hotel Designs LIVE to a sea of designers, architects, hoteliers and developers from across the globe, a handful of important headlines dropped into the inbox of the editorial desk and soon become published articles in our Industry News section of the website.
Just in case you missed this week’s most-read news stories and features, here is your weekly briefing…
As we enter what is no doubt going to be considered as ‘a new era of lifestyle’, Hotel Designs, in association with flooring brand Milliken, welcomes world-leading designers from around the globe to explore how the lane for lifestyle in hotel design and hospitality is widening.
With the aim to understand more about the future of this growing sector hospitality, we gathered a handful of the industry’s finest to explore how we can indeed raise the floor in lifestyle.
Meet the panel:
- Damien Perrot, Global Senior Vice President Design, Accor
- Geraldine Dohogne, Founder, Beyond Design
- John Paul Pederson, Senior Associate and Senior Designer, Wimberly Interiors
- Sara Duffy, Principal, Stonehill Taylor
- Rajiv Parekh, Founding Partner, reD Architects
- Inge Moore, Founder, Muza Lab
- Karen Burt, EMEA Strategic Accounts Director, Milliken
- Kate Collier, Marketing Communications Manager, Milliken
In her second article with Hotel Designs – the first looking at public areas post-pandemic – Emma Cook explores how the cultural shift that we have experienced over the last year will impact modern traveller demands in hotel spas and wellness areas.
Naomi Heaton, CEO of The Portfolio Club, dropped the name of the company’s new lifestyle brand and residents’ clubs during a panel discussion at Hotel Designs LIVE. The Other House will launch in the Spring of 2022 with a stunning property in South Kensington. Then, in 2023, London’s famed Covent Garden neighbourhood will welcome the brand’s next hotel.
The free nomination/application process for The Brit List Awards 2021 is now officially open, as Hotel Designs’ nationwide search to identify the true leaders operating in the hotel design and hospitality arena in Britain begins. The awards, which has become a major campaign to support diversity and raw talent that stretches across the British design, architecture and hospitality landscape, is expected to be bigger than ever before – climaxing with a live awards ceremony that will take place on November 3 at Proud Embankment, London.
Joel Butler, Co-founder of HIX Event and our monthly columnist, explains all the exclusive details around HIX Works that will launch in November 2021.
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