Weekly briefing: a London opening & the ‘new normal’ of luxe design

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    Weekly briefing: a London opening & the ‘new normal’ of luxe design

    Only got a minute? Our editorial team have compiled the top design stories that they have published this week, including a roundtable that targets health and wellness and luxury designers’ predictions of the ‘new normal’…

    What has become clear in recent weeks is that even with the best will in the world, we are yet to find many of the answers we require in order to design in a post-pandemic world. However, beneath this week’s Hotel Designs headlines, we have spoken to leading designers, architects and hotel experts to understand what we do know. Here is our ‘editor’s pick’ of the juiciest stories covered this week.

    How luxury hospitality designers are adapting to the ‘new normal’

    Image credit: The Mitre, Hampton Court

    To cut through the noise, Hotel Designs has teamed up with J Public Relations to ask how designers Rosendale DesignNicola HardingGoddard Littlefair and David Collins Studio are adapting to meet new demands from travellers.

    One thing that has become apparent as we stand in the eye of the pandemic storm is that no one yet has all the answers. From the number of panel discussions I have hosted recently, I have learned that designers, architects and hoteliers are adapting daily to new developments in the Covid-19 crisis, which is somewhat impossible when designing hotels that will open years from now.

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    Virtual Roundtable: health & wellbeing in hospitality and hotel design

    With a question mark on what the future of health and wellbeing will look like in tomorrow’s hotel, editor Hamish Kilburn, in collaboration with HDR | Hurley Palmer Flatt, asks industry’s experts to decipher what’s fact and what’s myth when predicting tomorrow’s wellness scene.

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    You have until 10am (BST) on Monday to secure your tickets to Hotel Design LIVE

    In order to continue to start creative conversations like no other, Hotel Designs has launched Hotel Designs LIVE, a one-day virtual conference to serve the industry during and after the Covid-19 crisis.

    Click here to participate.

    Fairfield by Marriott doubles its footprint in Japan

    Image credit: Marriott International

    Marriott International has announced the planned openings of eight new Fairfield by Marriott properties in Japan, highlighting a vast expansion that more than doubles the size of the brand in the country.

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    Parkside Tiles adds lavish colour to Arabescato

    A bold and lavish take on Arabescato marble, Pulp is the latest porcelain wall and floor tile collection from design-led tile specification brand, Parkside.

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    Hamish Kilburn / 09.10.2020


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