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    The Brit List 2018 – Designer Profiles

    676 433 Hamish Kilburn

    In the coming weeks, Hotel Designs will be profiling the 75 finalists in the Hotel Designs Brit List 2018. We continue with profiling our winning designers in alphabetical order…

    This year’s The Brit List 2018 concluded on November 22, when leading designers, hoteliers and architects gathered at BEAT London to find out which of them made it on to this year’s The Brit List 2018. The hundreds of nominees and entries were whittled down by the event’s five judges, who were:

    • Gilly Craft, President of the British Institute of Interior Design
    • Charles Leon, founder of Leon Black Architecture and Interior Design
    • Gerri Gallagher, former associate editor, Tatler
    • Lysbeth Fox, founder and director of Fox PR
    • Hamish Kilburn, editor, Hotel Designs

    Top designers 2018

    Harry Gregory – Director, ARA Design 

    Harry Gregory has more than 35 years’ experience in designing hotels, restaurants and private residences worldwide. After graduating from the Royal College of Art, he worked on product design and later specialised in furniture design at Dale Keller & Associates.

    Gregory then made the move to GA Design in London, incorporating his product expertise into interior architectural design. It was there that he met Andre Avedian, and acknowledging their complementary work patterns and mutual desire to create a truly bespoke experience for clients, they co-founded Ara Design to deliver just this.

    Harry Harris – Managing Director, SUSD

    SUSD recently completed The Curtain, which opened as Shoreditch’s new kid on the block and has a key focus on private members’ clubs look and feel. With more than 25 years’ experience, Harris who founded SUSD Ltd, has been at the forefront of the renaissance in private members’ clubs in the UK.

    SUSD specialises in delivering standard-setting, complex projects, within strict time and budget requirements. Its vision is to provide a project delivery service of the highest standard incorporating collaborative working combined with innovative thinking.

    Helen Fewster – Director, Suna International Design

    Suna Interior Design is an award-winning boutique interior design consultancy who provides interior services for property developers and the hospitality industry. Helen Fewster and Rebecca Hunt head up the London-based studio ensuring that a high level of attention is dedicated to each client and project.

    “As a tight-knit team of designers, we ensure concepts and visions become reality, producing lifestyle enhancing designs delivered through a consistently personal service. We are proud of the portfolio we have created, which is showcased here.”

    Jo Littlefair – Director, co-founder and designer-at-large, Goddard Littlefair

    Jo Littlefair is a designer-at-large for the company, bringing inspiration from her travels into the studio and sharing her passion for new and exciting dining, dwelling and hospitality experiences. Littlefair’s curious and observant nature quickly recognises coming evolutions in consumer, industry and design trends. Her particular focus is on delivery, ensuring that the essence of a concept has always been fully evoked and that all the softer details and touchpoints meet her exacting standards.

    Littlefair is regularly asked to write and speak about innovations in consumer behaviour, as well as in developments in luxury-market fabrics, furniture and colour.

    Joseph Stella – Director, Twenty2Degrees

    Prior to working with Twenty2Degrees, Joseph Stella worked as a senior designer for Jestico + Whiles and RPW Design.

    He is currently working on projects such as Le Meridian Abuja, Hyatt Regency Rawalpindi, Four Points Sheraton Abuja and Westin Abuja. Since joining the company in 2013, Stella has brought to the team a diverse and open approach to design that encapsulates the ethos of twenty2degrees, strengthening the conceptual side of the practice.

     

    The Brit List 2018: Designer profiles

    676 433 Hamish Kilburn

    In the coming weeks, Hotel Designs will be profiling the 75 finalists in the Hotel Designs Brit List 2018. This week, we begin by profiling our winning designers in alphabetical order…

    This year’s The Brit List 2018 concluded on November 22, when leading designers, hoteliers and architects gathered at BEAT London to find out which of them made it on to this year’s The Brit List 2018. The hundreds of nominees and entries were whittled down by the event’s five judges, who were:

    • Gilly Craft, President of the British Institute of Interior Design
    • Charles Leon, founder of Leon Black Architecture and Interior Design
    • Gerri Gallagher, former associate editor, Tatler
    • Lysbeth Fox, founder and director of Fox PR
    • Hamish Kilburn, editor, Hotel Designs

    Top Designers 2018

    Alex Kravetz, Director – Alex Kravetz Design

    Having just completed the Radisson Blu Astrid Antwerp, which is sheltered in one of the city’s most iconic buildings, the design company continues to send ripples through the industry with its creative way of storytelling through interior design.

    Alex Kravetz started his career as a designer at the Opera & Ballet Theatre, before moving on to create the stage designs at the Royal Shakespeare Company. A hospitality design career followed naturally, and he soon reflected narrative onto the walls, into the fabrics and under striking lighting on the international hotel design stage, using location and culture as key inspirations behind each project. Kravetz has a deep understanding of the luxury market together with his ability to take an innovative approach to timeless elegance and chic dramatic interior architecture.

    Andrew Linwood – Director, Areen Design 

    Areen Design London

    As head of Areen Design, Andrew Linwood’s role covers all aspects surrounding a project, from inception to installation. Linwood has designed interiors for many of the world’s leading hotel groups including, among others, Hilton Hotels, Marriott International, Radisson and Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

    An interior design degree-holder having worked in the UK, across Europe and Asia, Linwood has been monumental in making Areen Hospitality a force in the international interior design scene. The firm currently has projects underway in Europe, the MENA region, India, Central Asia and China.

    Ariane Steinbeck – Managing Director, RPW Design

    Ariane Steinbeck and her team have most recently, and most notably, completed The Capital Suite in London’s Intercontinental Park Lane. The hotel has been designed in order to capture subtle references of the hotel’s unique location with it being situated adjacent to Hyde Park. Having previously worked on well-known projects such as Marriot County Hall, Steinbeck continues to be a major name and face in the industry, known for sensitively and effortlessly breathing new life into hotel interiors from around the world.

    Steinbeck is an active contributor in the hospitality and the interior design industry. Serving as a frequent speaker and judge at hotel industry events and awards, Steinbeck is also often a commentator on changing trends and guest expectations in numerous publications and documentaries.

    Bee Osborn – Director, Osborn Interiors

    In a recent interview with Hotel Designs, Bee Osborn explained how she became the pioneering creative that she is known as being today. Osborn admits that her favourite project was Hotel Le Toiny in St Barths because of how everything came together at once. Osborn’s advice to young designers is to ‘believe in yourself’ and to ‘never be too established to stop learning’.

    The designer draws inspiration from classic design and proportion, but always infuses her work with modern up-to-date energy. Osborn is passionate about lighting and believes it is key to any project. Together with her experienced team, she produces balanced harmonious interiors that are both practical and awe-inspiring.

    Christopher Ash – Director, Project Orange

    Recently interviewed in by Hotel Designs, Christopher Ash helms Project Orange with his business partner James Soane.

    After completing the commission to reinvent the venerable Swan Hotel in Southwold, Suffolk for Adnams Brewery, Ash and his team are now putting a lot of focus on the future of hotel design, including work on, Room 2, which is a new Southampton aparthotel, and have been appointed to design the interiors for the quirky and edgy NHow London.

     

    The Brit List 2018: Five places remain

    Hamish Kilburn

    Just five places remain for The Brit List 2018, taking place tomorrow at BEAT London…

    There are just five places left to be claimed for The Brit List 2018.

    With just one day remaining until The Brit List 2018 is unveiled – and the winners of the six newly launched events are announced – time for designers, hoteliers, architects and key-industry suppliers to purchase their tickets to meet up with Britain’s leading influencers in international hotel design is running out.

    Hamilton Litestat is confirmed to switch on The Brit List 2018 to unveil the top 75 interior designers, hoteliers and architects operating in Britain today. Following this, the winners of The Brit List’s newly launched awards will also be crowned. The categories are:

    • Inspiration in Design – Interior Designer of the Year (Award Sponsor: Tarkett Flooring)
    • Inspiration in Design – Hotelier of the Year
    • Inspiration in Design – Architect of the Year
    • Inspiration in Design – Innovative use of Technology (Award Sponsor: DLAppTapp)
    • The Eco Award
    • Outstanding Contribution to the Hotel Industry

    Studio directors, managing directors and general managers from companies such as HBA LondonGA DesignRPW DesignWATGGoddard LittlefairEPR ArchitectsBespoke HotelsGleneaglesRosewood Hotels and Hotel Gotham are all among those who have confirmed their attendance at The Brit List 2018.

    The Past President of the British Institute Interior Design (BIID) and co-founder of Leon Black Architecture and Interior Design, Charles Leon, will speak on Britain’s position in international hotel design and hospitality post-Brexit. Leon, who was one of the five judges for The Brit List 2018 and the awards, said ahead of the awards: “I am delighted to have been asked to speak at The Brit List 2018. Two of the UK’s major contributions to why Britain holds its place as a major international hub has always been its quirky education system and its ability to send out into the world innovative thinkers, not just in design and the arts, but in science, technology and research too. If we don’t teach people how to think, rather than what to think, our future is doomed – and I am excited to speak about this and the future of British hotel design and architecture on the night.”

    In addition to Leon’s speakership, guests will also enjoy a talk by lighting expert to the stars, Moritz Waldemeyer. The experimental lighting expert, who exhibited a tactile personalised lighting display at London Design Festival this year, will speak to the audience on how hotel lighting has changed in recent years how lighting technology is allowing for more creative interiors.

    Event timings: 6.30 p.m. – 10.30 p.m.

    6.30 p.m. Welcome drinks are served
    7.00 p.m. Welcome speech from Hotel Designs Editor, Hamish Kilburn, and The Brit List 2018 winners unveiled
    7.15 p.m. Canapés are served
    7.15 p.m. Headline speaker, Charles Leon, Leon Black Interior Architecture addresses the Brit List 2018 – Britain’s position in international hotel design and hospitality post-Brexit
    7.30 p.m. Awards presentation commences
    8.00 p.m. Headline speaker, Moritz Waldemeyer, Studio Moritz Waldemeyer addresses The Brit List 2018 – Hotel lighting; how it has changed in recent times and how is lighting technology allowing for more creative interiors
    8.15 p.m. Celebrations and networking

    Directions to BEAT London:

    Address: 48 Margaret St, Marylebone, London W1W 8SE
    Nearest tube station: Oxford Circus

    BRIT LIST 2018 Industry Partner: British Institute of Interior Design

    BRIT LIST 2018 Event Sponsor: Hamilton Litestat

    BRIT LIST 2018 Supporting Partner: Studio Moritz Waldemeyer

    BRIT LIST 2018 Award Sponsor: Inspiration in Design – Interior Designer of the Year: Tarkett

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    The Brit List 2018 Innovation In Technology Award Sponsor: DLAppTap

    Top stories of the week: MOB talks, Brit List countdown and celebrating Manchester’s decadent playground

    Hamish Kilburn

    With less than a week until interior designers, hoteliers, architects and key-industry suppliers descend on BEAT London for The Brit List 2018, editor of Hotel Designs Hamish Kilburn breaks down the top five stories of the week… 

    There seems to be a lot of uncertainty in the air at the moment – mainly around the political situation in the UK. While the nation performs the political ‘Hokey Cokey’, Hotel Designs has been busy speaking to interior designers, hotel groups and architects on why Britain strongly remains a major international design hub. Celebrating Britain as wonderful incubator of ideas, we are counting down to our most anticipated event this year, The Brit List 2018. There are very limited spaces left, so if you would like to purchase your ticket to network with the industry’s leading designers, hoteliers and architects, click here. I look forward to welcoming you to the climax of our nationwide search to find the hotel design influencers in Britain today. Until then, though, here are the top five stories of the week.

    1) Interactive hotel review: Checking in to Hotel Gotham, Manchester’s decadent playground

    As Manchester continues to turn heads on the hotel design scene, I checked in to check out Hotel Gotham’s bold and decadent interiors – all sheltered within a former bank.

    Ever since its bold entrance onto the unapologetically loud Manchester scene in 2015, Hotel Gotham’s alluring charm has tantalised many senses of those who have passed through its spectacularly framed automatic doors. I, for one, am one of them, and I hold my hands up proudly to say that I have formed a lust for decadence and luxury since checking in.

    2) The Brit List 2018: One week to go

    In seven days time, the UK’s leading designers, hoteliers and architects will gather at BEAT London for what is being dubbed the ‘after-party of SLEEP + EAT’ for a networking event like no other.

    With just seven days until The Brit List 2018 is unveiled and the winners of the six newly launched events are announced, time for designers, hoteliers, architects and key-industry suppliers to purchase their tickets to meet up with the UK’s leading influencers in international hotel design is running out.

    3) MOB HOTEL speaks to Hotel Designs about expansion plans in Europe and the US

    The hotel group, which launched last year with two properties, has announced large plans to expand its lifestyle portfolio in Europe and the US with a Washington hotel in the pipeline. I sat down with the CEO, Cyril Aouizerate, to find out more.

    I predict a riot, at least in the hotel scene anyway. Since launching in November of last year, MOB HOTEL has started a revolution, proving that the centre of a city’s action does not have to neccessarily be geographically pinned in the centre of the city. The lifestyle brand has turned up the volume – and thrown in a bit of colour – in the mid-market sector with two quirky hotels; one located in a Paris Flea Market, the other situated riverside in Lyon.

    4) IHG opens first voco on Australia’s Gold Coast

    Following the exclusive unveiling of the new branding just five months agoInterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has opened the first hotel globally for its new upscale hotel brand: voco™. Owned by Australian property investment firm SB&G Group and located on the shores of the Gold Coast, voco™ Gold Coast is now open for guests to soak up the sun, sand and sea in Australia’s beloved Surfers Paradise.

    voco™, inspired by the meaning ‘to invite’ or to ‘come together’ in Latin, will combine the informality and charm of an individual hotel, with the quality and reassurance of a global and respected brand. The public spaces of voco™ Gold Coast emphasise this social element, fittingly named Social House Café, which collectively houses a bar and lounge within the venue, offering a space for everyone.

    5) Overcoming Grade II listed challenges to create £1.8m boutique hotel

    Two derelict office buildings in Leicester – adjacent to the site of the car park where King Richard III’s remains were discovered in 2015 – have been converted into the 28-key boutique hotel, St Martins Lodge, which has just opened.

    Building Services Design (BSD) provided mechanical and electrical engineering services for the Grade II listed Georgian buildings, with many of the original features being retained –including the hallway, with its chandelier and staircase.

    Don’t forget, you can keep up to date on all the latest happens and all the trends by following our social channels: Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and LinkedIn

     

    THE BRIT LIST 2018: Just two weeks to go

    Hamish Kilburn
    In just two weeks, the leading interior designers, hoteliers, architects and key-industry suppliers will gather at The Brit List 2018…

    There are still limited tickets available to attend The Brit List 2018 on November 2018 at BEAT London. The evening will welcome Britain’s leading interior designers, hoteliers, architects and suppliers to celebrate Britain as an international design hub in hotel design. As well as unveiling the 75 most influential designers, hoteliers and architects who deserve their place in The Brit List 2018Hotel Designs will also announce the winners of the six newly launched awards. These include:

    • Inspiration in Design – Innovative use of Technology (Sponsored by DLAppTap)
    • Inspiration in Design – Hotelier of the Year
    • Inspiration in Design – Interior Designer of the Year (Sponsored by Tarkett)
    • Inspiration in Design – Architect of the Year
    • The Eco Award
    • Outstanding Contribution to the Hotel Industry

    Managing Director of RPW Design Ariane Steinbeck, Managing Director of WATG (London) Martin Peace, Director of Goddard Littlefair Jo Littlefair and Chairman of Bespoke Hotels Robin Sheppard are all among the names confirmed to attend The Brit List 2018.

    How to attend

    To register you’re interested in purchasing tickets, would like to talk about sponsorship opportunities, or to request the latest attendee list, please contact Katy Phillips on 01992 374050 or via email by clicking here.

    If you are an interior designer, hotelier or architect you can book tickets for £20+vat per person here

    If you are a supplier to the hotel industry you can book tickets for £175+vat per person here

    Event timings: 6.30 p.m. – 10.30 p.m.

    6.30 p.m. Welcome drinks are served
    7.00 p.m. Welcome speech from Hotel Designs Editor, Hamish Kilburn, to include unveiling of The Brit List 2018 winners
    7.15 p.m. Canapés are served
    7.15 p.m. Headline speaker, Charles Leon, Leon Black Interior Architecture addresses the Brit List 2018 – Britain’s position in international hotel design and hospitality post-Brexit
    7.30 p.m. Awards presentation commences
    8.00 p.m. Headline speaker, Moritz Waldemeyer, Studio Moritz Waldemeyer addresses The Brit List 2018 – Hotel lighting; how it has changed in recent times and how is lighting technology allowing for more creative interiors
    8.15 p.m. Celebrations and networking

    BRIT LIST 2018 Industry Partner: British Institute of Interior Design

    BRIT LIST 2018 Event Sponsor: Hamilton Litestat

    BRIT LIST 2018 Supporting Partner: Studio Moritz Waldemeyer

    BRIT LIST 2018 Award Sponsor: Inspiration in Design – Interior Designer of the Year: Tarkett

    Tarkett Logo

    The Brit List 2018 Innovation In Technology Award sponsor: DLAppTap

     

    DLAppTap confirmed as sponsor of The Brit List 2018 Innovation In Technology Award

    Hamish Kilburn
    The newly launched app, which has been confirmed as the official sponsor of The Brit List 2018 Innovation In Technology Award, helps improve and revolutionise revenue streams for hospitality retail…

    Following its official launch at the Independent Hotel Show last month, DLAppTap has been confirmed as the official Sponsor of the Innovation In Technology Award at the The Brit List 2018.

    Taking place at BEAT London on November 22, The Brit List 2018 will welcome the industry’s leaders and visionaries and will unveil the top 75 influential interior designers, hoteliers and architects as well as unveiling the winners of the newly launched six new awards.

    The award of which the company will sponsor, Inspiration in Design – Innovative use of Technology, has been launched at The Brit List 2018 in order to amplify the finest example of technology within hotel design and was judged by a leading panel of hotel design experts, including the President and Past President of the British Institute of Interior Design.

    The innovative iPhone and iPad app allows hotels to easily sell their products to guests in their properties without the need for in-house retail operations. With DLAppTap, hotels can capitalise on new revenue streams, achieve ROI from refurbishments and improve and provide higher levels of guest-centric services.

    “Having seen the impressive guest list for The Brit List 2018, we are proud to support Hotel Designs recognising and celebrating the industry’s most influential interior designers, hoteliers and architects working in Britain today,” said Justin Kandiah, Director of DLAppTap. “With technology evolving at such a rapid pace within international hotel design, we are proud to sponsor this year’s Tech Award and look forward to my partner, Jane Moriarty, and I handing out the trophy to the winner on the evening.”

    How to attend this year’s Brit List and join the elite!

    If you are a supplier to the hospitality industry looking to meet the top hoteliers, interior designers and architects at The Brit List, click here to book your place.

    If you are a buyer to the hospitality industry (architect, designer or hotelier) and would like to attend The Brit List 2018, click here to book your place.

    To discuss the various sponsorship packages still available, please contact Katy Phillips on +44(0)1992 374050

    The Brit List 2018 Innovation In Technology Award sponsor: DLAppTap

    New supporting partner announced for The Brit List 2018

    Hamish Kilburn

    Hotel Designs welcomes Studio Moritz Waldemeyer as a supporting partner to The Brit List 2018 which takes place on November 22 at BEAT London…

    As the industry prepares to celebrate the leading British influencers in hotel design, Hotel Designs is proud to welcome the creative lighting experts Studio Moritz Waldemeyer as a supporting partner of The Brit List 2018.

    The company, which is owned by internationally renowned lighting artist Moritz Waldemeyer who recently exhibited an immersive installation at this year’s London Design Festival, occupies a diverse range of creative spaces, from art and product design through to fashion and entertainment. Supporting Hotel Designs’ nationwide search to unveil the best of British interior designers, hoteliers and architects, Waldemeyer himself will speak at the event on hotel lighting and how it has changed in recent times, making room for more creative interiors.

    “We are thrilled to be involved in The Brit List 2018 and believe the concept of the event – finding the best designers, hoteliers and architects in Britain today – aligns itself very nicely with our creativity,” he said on becoming a supporting partner. “We set out to define a completely new category of LED lighting that is playful, emotional, atmospheric and elegant, always innovative and always low power and low impact on the environment. We create the perfect balance of beautifully crafted objects with a sprinkling of tech and use inspiration from the past to re-invent the future.”

    The news of Studio Moritz Waldemeyer becoming a supporting partner follows the news that the British Institute of Interior Design is this year’s industry partner for the event.

    How to attend this year’s Brit List

    If you are a supplier to the hospitality industry looking to meet the top hoteliers, interior designers and hoteliers at The Brit List, click here to book your place.

    If you are a delegate to the hospitality industry (architect, designer or hotelier) and would like to attend The Brit List 2018, click here to book your place.

    To discuss the various sponsorship packages available, please contact Katy Phillips on +44(0)1992 374050

     

    BRIT LIST 2018: Charles Leon confirmed as headline speaker

    1024 566 Hamish Kilburn
    Hotel Designs has confirmed that architect and Past President of the British Institute of Interior Design, Charles Leon, will be a headline speaker at The Brit List 2018…

    Architect and Past President of the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) Charles Leon has been confirmed as a headline speaker for this year’s Brit List 2018, taking place on November 22 at BEAT London.

    Image caption: Charles Leon

    Leon, who will join editor of Hotel Designs Hamish Kilburn as one of the speakers on the evening, will speak to the audience about Britain’s position in international hotel design and hospitality post-Brexit. “I am delighted to have been asked to speak at The Brit List 2018. Two of the UK’s major contributions to why Britain holds its place as a major international hub has always been its quirky education system and its ability to send out into the world innovative thinkers, not just in design and the arts, but in science, technology and research too,” Leon said. “If we don’t teach people how to think, rather than what to think, our future is doomed – and I am excited to speak about this and the future of British hotel design and architecture on the night.”

    In addition to being a guest speaker, Leon is also one of this year’s judges for the Brit List 2018. “With his ability to wear both an architecture an interior design hat, Charles is the perfect person to put this somewhat sensitive topic in the spotlight,” said editor of Hotel Designs Hamish Kilburn. “It is arguably now more important than ever to celebrate Britain’s influencers in international hotel design and we look forward to welcoming the industries leaders and visionaries on November 22 to celebrate Britain as a major international design hub.”

    The announcement of Leon being confirmed as a guest speaker follows Rosewood London, HBA London, RPW Design, WATG, Wimberly Interiors, Gleneagles, EPR Architects, Bespoke Hotels and The Mandrake being among the brands that have confirmed their attendance to the event.

    Event timings: 6.30 p.m. – 10.30 p.m.

    6.30 p.m. Welcome drinks are served
    7.00 p.m. Welcome speech from Hotel Designs Editor, Hamish Kilburn, to include unveiling of The Brit List 2018 winners
    7.15 p.m. Canapés are served
    7.15 p.m. Headline speaker Charles Leon addresses The Brit List 2018
    7.30 p.m. Awards presentation commences
    8.00 p.m. Headline speaker addresses The Brit List 2018
    8.15 p.m. Celebrations and networking

    In order to secure your place, click here to purchase tickets. 

    To discuss the various sponsorship packages available, and to enquire for the full attendee list, please contact Katy Phillips on +44(0)1992 374050.

    BRIT LIST 2018 Industry partner: British Institute of Interior Design

    Brit List 2018 long list announced

    1024 566 Hamish Kilburn
    This year’s Brit List has officially announced the 2018 long list as it heads towards the final straight to finding Britain’s top interior designers, hoteliers and architects…

    Hotel Designs has announced the long-listed interior designers, hoteliers and architects that are all in with a chance of making it into The Brit List 2018.

    The long-listed finalists will be invited to BEAT London on November 22 when The Brit List 2018 will be unveiled to highlight the top 25 interior designers, top 25 hoteliers and the top 25 architects in Britain today.

    The nationwide search began months ago when Hotel Designs opened up nominations to readers of the publication in order to enter whom they believed deserved to be recognised as British leaders and influencers in international hotel design.

    There are limited spaces available to attend this year’s highly anticipated event. In order to purchase your tickets and to secure your place, click here.

    Below are the long-listed candidates for this year’s Brit List.

    Contantina TsoutsikouHBA London
    Andrew LinwoodAreen Hospitality
    Ariane SteinbeckRPW Design
    Bee OsbornOsborn Interiors
    Emma KingInterContinental Group
    Dexter Moren AssociatesDexter Moren Associates
    Tim MurrayHelen Green Design
    Alex KravetzAlex Kravetz Design
    Fiona ThompsonRichmond International
    Martin BrudnizkiMBDS
    Rachel JohnsonWimberly Interiors
    Terry McGinnityGA Design London
    Jo LittlefairGoddard Littlefair
    Kelly HoppenKelly Hoppen Design Interiors Ltd
    Maria VafiadisMKV Design
    Christopher AshProject Orange
    Katherine NeathercoatScott Brownrigg
    Tara BernerdTara Bernerd & Partners
    Robert AngellRobert Angell Design International
    Helen FewsterSuna Interior Design
    Rebecca HuntSuna Interior Design
    Frances BlackhamTrevillion Interiors
    Harry HarrisSUSD
    Stephanie DennettBrakspear
    Nicholas StoupasTwenty2Degrees
    Joesph StellaTwenty2Degrees
    Tom BartlettWaldo Works
    Harry GregoryAra Design
    Rock GalpinRock Galpin Ltd
    Kathleen HockneyCole & Son
    Nicholas SunderlandNSI Design Ltd
    Kim PartridgeKim Partridge Interiors
    Rami FustokThe Mandrake
    Conor O’LearyGleneagles, Scotland
    Jenny OhKing Street Townhouse
    Johnson JosephLALIT, London
    Brian BensonThe Gainsborough
    Mario OvsenjakHotel Gotham
    Jasdeep SodhiHotel Indigo, 1 Leicester Square
    Robin SheppardBespoke Hotels
    Jennifer McCabeCharlotte Street Hotel
    Fiona MooresThe Pig at Combe
    Faye StoneThe Pig in the Wall
    Sarah HoldenThe Pig near Bath
    Peter KienastThe Principle, Manchester
    Michael AchenbaumThe Curtain, London
    Gareth BannerThe Ned, London
    Thomas KochsThe Corinthia, London
    Michael BonsorThe Rosewood, London
    David Morgan-HewittThe Goring, London
    Kevin BrookeCliveden House
    Nick HansonIdle Rocks Hotel, St Mawes
    Will AshworthWatergate Hotel
    Marco NovellaThe Lanesborough
    Nathan WhiteSeaham Hall
    Paul WalshHotel Football
    Mark SainsburyZetter Hotels
    Michael HellingThe Grove, Hertfordshire
    Barney CunliffeThe Gilpin
    Sergio LeandroMondrian London
    Chris WeaverHigh Road House
    Debrah DhuggaDukes Hotel
    James TwomeyReardon Smith
    Gordon Ferrier3D Reid Architecture
    Richard MortonRichard Morton Architects
    James DilleyJestico + Whiles
    Julian DickensJestico + Whiles
    Liz PickardConsarc Architects
    Martin PeaseWATG
    David Richard MellorDavid Richard Mellor
    John SimpsonJohn Simpson Architects
    Maha KutayZaha Hadid Architects
    Woody YaoZaha Hadid Architects
    Tommy LeePLP Architecture
    Phil JaffaScape Design Associates
    Georgia StevensonSHH Architects and Interior Designers
    Tom LindblomGensler
    Richard Hywel EvansStudio RHE
    Caroline SmithWish London
    Yasmin MahmoudiehYasmine Mahmoudieh
    Jonathan ManserThe Manser Practice
    Nathalie RozencwajgRare Architecture
    Mark BruceEPR Architects
    Geoff HullEPR Architects
    David ArcherArcher Humphreys Architects
    Howard JonesArcher Humphreys Architects
    Abinitio Architects & PlannersAbinitio Architects & Planners

    This year, as well as celebrating The Brit List 2018, the awards will launch six coveted awards. These include:

    • Inspiration in Design – Innovative use of Technology
    • Inspiration in Design – Boutique Hotelier
    • Inspiration in Design – Interior Designer of the Year
    • Inspiration in Design – Architect of the Year
    • The Eco Award
    • Outstanding Contribution to the Hotel Industry

    Shortlist finalists: Inspiration in Design – Innovative use of Technology

    • Meystyle – Product: LED wallpaper and fabric
    • Moritz Waldemeyer – Product: LDF18 Lighting installation
    • Aquavision
    • Criton
    • ACT STUDIOS
    • Hotel Room Chooser

    Shortlist finalists: The Eco Award

    • Tate Harmer – Project: Eden Hotel
    • Deadgood – Project: Hug Chair
    • Interface  – Product: All products
    •  Ecolight
    • Zetter Hotels

    Event timings: 6.30 p.m. – 10.30 p.m.

    6.30 p.m. Welcome drinks are served
    7.00 p.m. Welcome speech from Hotel Designs Editor, Hamish Kilburn, to include unveiling of The Brit List 2018 winners
    7.15 p.m. Canapés are served
    7.15 p.m. Headline speaker addresses The Brit List 2018
    7.30 p.m. Awards presentation commences
    8.00 p.m. Headline speaker addresses The Brit List 2018
    8.15 p.m. Celebrations and networking

    In order to secure you place, click here to purchase tickets. 

    To discuss the various sponsorship packages available, please contact Katy Phillips on +44(0)1992 374050

    BRIT LIST 2018 Industry partner: British Institute of Interior Design

    Top stories of the week: Brit List deadline approaches, interactive reviews and art outside the frame

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    Hotel Designs editor Hamish Kilburn breaks down this week’s top stories…

    Here we are again, just days away from London Design Festival and already the beady eyes of the design world are focusing their attention on Britain – as if their focus was ever elsewhere. In the week leading up to when London comes alive as it unveils more trends, products and fabulous discussions – all of which I will be following and sharing live updates on Hotel Designs – we have been at the centre of some major headlines. Our brand takes a leap in welcoming new interactive photography technology into our hotel reviews, and art outside the frames in the public areas was another hotly discussed topic. In addition, do not forget, the deadline to enter this year’s Hotel Designs Brit List is this Sunday, as is the cut-off date for purchasing early bird tickets. So, as I set my out of office ahead of London Design Festival – and advise people to tweet @hoteldesigns if you want to schedule a meeting with the team – here are the top five stories of the week.

    1) BRIT LIST: Just three days left to secure your early bird tickets

    There is just three days left in order to claim your early bird tickets to this year’s Brit List, which will take place on November 22 at BEAT London.

    2) Art outside the frame in the hotel lobby

    Earlier this month we discussed how the hotel lobby’s purpose in international hotel design has changed in recent years to cater to the increasing demands of modern travellers. What once was a place to sit and wait when checking in and out has now opened new possibilities to provide meeting areas, lounges, bars and even – in some extreme circumstances – nightclubs. At the forefront of this shift is the overall attention to detail when designing the lobby to create a lasting strong first impression – and much of this detail is focused on the walls.

    3) New Amy Winehouse artwork revealed at Hard Rock Hotel London

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    Despite its opening not being unveiled until Spring next year, Hard Rock Hotel London is fast becoming London’s most anticipated opening in 2019 as it has now revealed a sneak peek of the specially commissioned that will be put on display in the hotel’s 1,000 guestrooms and suites.

    4) Four statement features for your boutique hotel

    The word ‘boutique’ is symbolic of something that extra bit special. Therefore, when looking to create memorable rooms, making sure each of them features a design, theme or piece of furniture that aids their originality is key to transforming your residence from a basic place to stay to a special boutique hotel.

    5) Stepping in before checking in

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    Surprises, when it comes to the overall hotel look, feel and experience, are not often well received among modern travellers when checking in to a design hotel. A hotel, thats photographs online do not reflect the reality, are setting their guests – and their business for that matter – up for a loss. Instead, modern guests strive for a seamless experience led by the clever design of the building and its interiors. Reflect this in the marketing, and you are on to a winner, will allow your guests to check in to a familiar home.

     

     

     

    BRIT LIST: Less than one week to go to claim your early bird tickets

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    The deadline to claim your early bird tickets to the awards ceremony of this year’s Brit List is September 16, 2018…

    There is less than a week left in order to claim your early bird tickets to this year’s Brit List, which will take place on November 22 at BEAT London.

    The Brit List ceremony will welcome the leading interior designers, hoteliers, architects and key suppliers within the industry who will gather to witness the announcement of not only this year’s The Brit List 2018 (the top 75 British designers, hoteliers and architects) but also the winners of the six new awards up for grabs, which are:

    • Inspiration in Design – Innovative use of technology
    • Inspiration in Design – Boutique Hotelier
    • Inspiration in Design – Interior Designer of the Year
    • Inspiration in Design – Architect of the Year
    • The Eco Award
    • Outstanding Contribution to the Hotel Industry

    Early-bird tickets

    Delegates and suppliers who purchase their tickets to the event before the nominations cut-off date of September 16 will take full advantage of the sizable discount on offer:

    Delegates: £10 + VAT (£20 + VAT after September 16)
    Suppliers: £150 + VAT (£175 + VAT after September 16)

    In addition to the early bird ticket cut-off,the deadline to enter this year’s Brit List is also September 16.

    If you are a supplier to the hospitality industry looking to meet the top hoteliers, interior designers and hoteliers at The Brit List, click here to book your place.

    If you are a delegate to the hospitality industry (architect, designer or hotelier) and would like to attend The Brit List 2018, click here to book your place.

    To discuss the various sponsorship packages available, please contact Phoebe Kasapi on +44(0)1992 374059

    For more information on how to nominate or apply, click here.

    Brit List: Less than two weeks in order to claim your early bird tickets

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    There are less than two weeks to go in order to claim your early bird tickets to this year’s Hotel Designs Brit List…

    Calling all British interior designers, architects, hoteliers and key-industry suppliers, early bird tickets for this year’s Brit List are only available until September 16.

    The Brit List ceremony, which will take place on November 22 at BEAT London, will welcome the leading interior designers, hoteliers, architects and key suppliers within the industry who will gather to witness the announcement of not only this year’s The Brit List 2018 (the top 75 British designers, hoteliers and architects) but also the winners of the six new awards up for grabs.

    Early-bird tickets

    Delegates and suppliers who purchase their tickets to the event before the nominations cut-off date of September 16 will take full advantage of the sizable discount on offer:

    Delegates: £10 + VAT (£20 + VAT after September 16)
    Suppliers: £150 + VAT (£175 + VAT after September 16)

    If you are a supplier to the hospitality industry looking to meet the top hoteliers, interior designers and hoteliers at The Brit List, click here to book your place.

    If you are a delegate to the hospitality industry (architect, designer or hotelier) and would like to attend The Brit List 2018, click here to book your place.

    To discuss the various sponsorship packages available, please contact Phoebe Kasapi on +44(0)1992 374059

    For more information on how to nominate or apply, click here.

    Brit List early bird offer: Less than three weeks to go

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    The early bird ticket offer to attend this year’s Brit List ends on the September 16…

    There’s less than three weeks to go in order to secure your early bird tickets to this year’s Brit List ceremony, which will take place at BEAT London on November 22.

    The Brit List ceremony will welcome the leading interior designers, hoteliers, architects and key suppliers within the industry who will gather to witness the announcement of not only this year’s The Brit List 2018 (the top 25 British designers, hoteliers and architects) but also the winners of the six new awards up for grabs.

    Early-bird tickets

    Delegates and suppliers who purchase their tickets to the event before the nominations cut-off date of September 16 will take full advantage of the sizable discount on offer:

    Delegates: £10 + VAT (£20 + VAT after September 16)
    Suppliers: £150 + VAT (£175 + VAT after September 16)

    If you are a supplier to the hospitality industry looking to meet the top hoteliers, interior designers and hoteliers at The Brit List, click here to book your place.

    If you are a delegate to the hospitality industry (architect, designer or hotelier) and would like to attend The Brit List 2018, click here to book your place.

    To discuss the various sponsorship packages available, please contact Phoebe Kasapi on +44(0)1992 374059

    For more information on how to nominate, click here.

     

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    Top 5 stories of the week: Big data, Britain’s best spas and it’s almost show time

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    Editor of Hotel Designs Hamish Kilburn breaks down the major happenings in this week’s headlines…

    Lights, camera and action. That’s right, here at Hotel Designs we are counting down the days before the curtain rises on yet another full and fabulous London Design Week. As the drumroll roars ahead of designjunction, Decorex and 100% Design, here are the top five stories of the week.

    1) Hotel Designs announces the judges of this year’s Brit List 

    It’s a busy time in the Hotel Designs HQ – when is it not? With less than a month for designers, architects, hoteliers and suppliers to get their free entries in, we have announced this year’s esteemed judging panel.

    2) Top design hotel spa concepts in Britain

    Following on with this month’s ‘Spotlight On’ theme focusing on Hotel Concepts – and with this year’s Brit List fast approaching – Hotel Designs investigates Britain’s best spa concepts…

    3) Designing Instagrammable: Big data = big opportunities for hospitality design

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    In part four of Designing Instagrammable, Scott Valentine, the Managing Director of Valé Architects, explains the benefits and potential of analysing big data…

    4) Spotlight On: The hotel lobby and furniture

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    Throughout September, Hotel Designs will be shining the spotlight on two areas that together help the other evolve. Namely: the hotel lobby and furniture…

    5) It’s showtime, almost! 

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    Blue is in this season, according the Decorex. In addition to the bold statement that blue will be bold during this year’s London Design Festival, the BIID has also announced its plans around all three of the major shows, of which Hotel Designs is a media partner for all….

    RPW Design completes the Budapest Marriott Hotel

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    RPW Design, which was on last year’s prestigious Brit List, has completed the first phase of the renovation of the 363-key hotel in Budapest…

    Design firm RPW Design has completed its first phase of renovation works at the Budapest Marriott Hotel, refurbishing 363 rooms, with the final renovation of the presidential suite scheduled for next year. The new rooms were opened to the public on 28th May, unveiling outstanding, spacious guestrooms that have been transformed by RPW Design into the seminal destination for Budapest visitors and business travellers, redefining the guest experience.

    The work involved replacement of the entire interior of the rooms, including lavish wall coverings, new wooden flooring, all new lighting and luxurious Italian furniture. The pièce de resistance in the rooms is a chic window bench with breath-taking, availing the unobstructed overlooks to Buda Castle, Gellért Hill and the Danube below from all rooms; views unmatched in neighbouring waterfront properties.

    “We are delighted to have undertaken this exciting refurbishment project which has already received such a positive response from hotel guests,” said Ariane Steinbeck, Managing Director at RPW Design. “The renovated rooms and suites reflect RPW Design’s thorough understanding of the modern traveller and our own, sophisticated, chic style – highlighting the views of the wonderful city of Budapest.”

    RPW Design have introduced open wardrobes, clean hardwood floors, a handy ledge (optimized for laptops and doubling as a desk) and new beds that invite guests to linger. Bed runners have been omitted opting for a more ‘minimalist’ style, choosing soft bedlinen decorated with elegant cushions. A sleek blackout window shade in lieu of curtains can be operated from the bedside, thereby optimising the views and natural light.

    Harmony has been created in each room through the beautiful blend of pastel shades on the walls and sheers, paired with the vibrant colours of the decorations. The design story was inspired by the building’s Bauhaus-influenced architecture conceived by noted Hungarian Architect, József Finta, and the grandfather of the Op-Art movement, French-Hungarian artist Victor Vasarely. The increased natural light in every room brings the entire setting alive, purposefully illuminating the background of the spectacular city view.

    Taking into account the importance of environmental matters, recycling bins have been placed into each guestroom as a crucial step towards ‘green’ operation of the hotel. New technical devices, IPTVs and phones have been installed, and soon smartphones will be used to control the bedroom doors in line with RPW’s new modern interior design.

    Despite the current state of the Hungarian construction industry, this prestigious refurbishment project was carried out continuously without disruption to hotel operations and was implemented within a very tight time frame. RPW Design was aided by The Meran Team, based in Spain, under the leadership of the efficient Sara Tolnai-a local Hungarian who adeptly managed the FFE procurement process and the general contractor, KÉSZ Építő és Szerelő Inc. The total room refurbishment of all 364 rooms and suites was completed in less than 4 months, following 18 months of intricate planning. Next to open will be the Executive Lounge – in September of this year. The final phase of renewal works by RPW Design will be complete in 2019, when the Presidential Suite will be open for guests to coincide with the property’s 50th Anniversary.

    Top 5 stories of the week: a new take on luxury, lighting up the walls and designing for niche hotel guests

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    As Hotel Designs continues to focus its attention of Hotel Concepts and Flooring, Editor of Hotel Designs Hamish Kilburn breaks down a fairly luxurious week of top stories…

    The overarching theme of this week’s news has been, without any doubt, designing luxury – and how to stretch the endless possibilities of a truly luxe hotel in paradise. This week we have witnessed The EDITION brand expand its portfolio with the opening of The EDITION Bodrum. On the same theme of redefining luxe, we also peeked our head through the door of a new  hotel in Greece which is the result of a perfectly polished father-and-daughter partnership.

    In addition to this, Valé Architects continued to put Designing Instagrammable into perspective. As part of a series of five articles this month, the firm’s second installment focuses on how to design a hotel for niché guests – an concept that can often seem like an impossible task.

    Writing about iconic design hotels around the world is one thing, but celebrating those at the core of design decisions is an entirely different matter. That’s right, The Brit List is back! Hotel Designs has just announced its industry partner as nominations flood in and our industry in Britain gears up for another spectacular evening celebrating Britain’s best designers, hoteliers and architects.

    Do you – or someone you know – deserve to be on the list? To nominate or apply for this year’s Brit List, click here

    Here are the top five stories of the week:

    1) Inside Elivi Skiathos, Greece’s new take on luxury design

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    Earlier this year, we took a sneak peak into what the next luxury hotel in Greece was going to look like and how it would fit in to the laid-back luxury scene. Well, Elivi Skiathos is now open and Hotel Designs popped its head through the door to see if the design vision became a reality.

    2) Could this be the most innovative wallpaper in the industry at the moment?

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    Wallpaper specialist Meystyle is about to launch the Conductivity collection with the mission to rescue walls from the background. The company has done this by integrating bold patterns with LED lights and crystals to create deep visual experiences that totally transform walls and wallpaper into works of art.

    3. The Bodrum EDITION opens to lay down a new kind of luxury on the Turkish coast

    From the next chapter in the growing EDITION legacy comes Ian Schrager’s visionary concept: The Bodrum EDITION. Schrager, in partnership with Marriott International, redefines the contemporary luxury hotel experience with his expanding global influence.

    4) Designing Instagrammable: Guest-driven brand stories and how to better understand the mindset of niche guests?

    In the second instalment of Designing Instagrammable, Valé Architects explores the routes as to why design has to evolve to cater to the modern traveller and how to understand the mindset of niche guests…

    Design – and hotel design specifically – is centred around the end user. Therefore, as designers, we should be looking for avenues to better understand the people we are designing for.

    5) Hotel Designs Brit List 2018 welcomes BIID as industry partner

    The British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) has been named as the industry partner for this year’s Brit List.

    Announced days after the news that nominations for the Brit List had opened, the event, which launched last year, acts as a platform in order to help amplify Britain’s most influential people in hotel design.

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    Hotel Designs has announced that the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) will be this year’s industry partner for The Brit List…

    The British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) has been named as the industry partner for this year’s Brit List.

    Announced days after the news that nominations for the Brit List had opened, the event, which launched last year, acts as a platform in order to help amplify Britain’s most influential people in hotel design.

    Taking place at BEAT London on November 22, the award ceremony will celebrate Britain’s top 25 interior designers, hoteliers and architects, and also name the winners of the six new awards.

    “On behalf of the BIID, we are delighted to be partnering with such an influential awards programme that celebrates leading interior designers, architects and design professionals in the hospitality sector,” said Gilly Craft, BIID President. Many BIID members are very active in this industry, and the Hotel Designs Brit List represents a great opportunity for them to build their business and keep up to speed with the latest innovations in hotel design.”

    The event, which is hosted by Hotel Designs, is also an opportunity for leaders and visionaries in the industry to network. “We are proud and incredibly privileged to announce our partnership with the BIID, an association which totally shares our vision to help promote talented creatives in Britain,” explained publisher of Hotel Designs Katy Phillips. “This is the second year we have hosted the event, and with the addition of the six new awards – as well as also celebrating architects in The Brit List – we are convinced that we have raised the bar to provide a totally unique networking event.”

    The partnership between the two brands is expected to further encourage and support creativity and competence in the field of interior design in International hotel design.

    To find our more information on The Brit List 2018, click here.

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    Hotel Designs expands sales team with new media sales executive

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    Hotel Designs is pleased announce the arrival of Phoebe Kasapi as the brand’s new media sales executive…

    Phoebe Kasapi has been appointed as media sales executive at Hotel Designs, marking the continued growth of the leading hotel design website for interior designers, architects, hoteliers and industry suppliers. Having previously worked for Sky Media as a sales assistant, Kasapi brings with her to the role a wealth of experience in order to help grow the business, service clients and monitor campaigns.

    The new media sales executive joins Hotel Designs at a vital time ahead of two major events, Meet Up North and Brit List.“We are thrilled to be welcoming Phoebe to the team,” said Katy Philips, publisher of Hotel Designs. “Phoebe’s timing couldn’t be better – Hotel Designs has had a fantastic start to the year. Not only are we experiencing record traffic to the website, but we have also witnessed a sell-out Hotel Summit and huge interest in our Meet Up networking events.”

    Kasapi will work across all of the publication’s key products as well as working closely with our recommended suppliers while establishing relationships with interior designers, architects and hoteliers.

    In addition, she will play a key role in the Hotel Designs Brit List 2018, which now includes a host of awards to recognise industry greats.

    If you are attending our Manchester Meet Up next week on July 18th, then please look out for Phoebe and the rest of Hotel Designs team.

    To contact Phoebe directly, please email p.kasapi@forumevents.co.uk, or call +44(0)1992 374059

     

    Top 5 stories of the week

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    Here are our top five stories of the week…

    1. Gleneagles unveils Ochil House for meetings and events
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      Our top performing story of the ween, the glorious playground of country pursuits Gleneagles, located just 40 minutes from Edinburgh, has launched Ochil House, a unique new meeting and events space.
    2. The Hotel Designs Brit List is back, this year launching 6 new awards
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      Following much anticipation in the industry after launching last year, Hotel Designs Brit List will return in 2018 with an evolved concept that will further amplify the best hotel design influencers in Britain. This year, as well as celebrating the Top 25 of the most influential hoteliers and the top 25 of the most inspirational interior designers, The Hotel Designs Brit List will also launch six coveted awards that are up for grabs.
    3. Grand Hyatt debuts in Abu Dhabi 
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      Hyatt Hotels has announced the opening of Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Residence Emirates Pearl, the first Grand Hyatt hotel to open in the United Arab Emirates’ capital city, Abu Dhabi.  The luxury property combines iconic brand elements and awe-inspiring design and architecture with a central location in the capital that offers easy access to world-class shopping, dining and cultural events.
    4. Westin Hotels & Resorts to debut in the UK
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      Poised to set a new standard for wellbeing in the Heart of the Capital, The Westin London City, designed by Dexter Moren Associates, is scheduled to open in 2020…
    5. Swire Hotels announces official opening of The Middle House Shanghai 
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      The latest addition from Swire HotelsThe Middle House, provides guests with an intimate and urban sanctuary in Shanghai, one of the world’s most dynamic cities in the world.
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    Brit List 2017: Designer Profiles

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    In the coming weeks, Hotel Designs will be profiling the 50 finalists in the HD Brit List 2017 – this week, we continue profiling our winning designers…

    MICHAEL SIMMONS – SPACE I.D.
    Space I.D. was founded by three award winning directors from one of the premier European design agencies – Michael Simmons being one of them – who oversee a core team consisting of passionate and dedicated interior designers and architects. Space I.D. clients in Dubai and neighbouring emirates in the UAE include the likes of Forte Grand, Hilton Hotels, Hyatt, IHG and Sheraton.

    Closer to home, Space I.D. has worked on projects in both England and Scotland; including Boclair House Hotel in Glasgow, Vermont Hotel in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Ramside Hall in Durham and Aysgarth Falls in the Yorkshire Dales.

    CONRAD SMITH – REARDONSMITH ARCHITECTS
    Conrad died suddenly on October 3, 2016, which caused a seismic shock amongst his many friends and throughout the industry he served. Conrad had practiced as an architect specialising in the hotel and leisure sector for over 30 years.

    As managing director of ReardonSmith Architects for two decades, he helped develop the business into an award-winning and internationally respected practice, broadening the project portfolio to include a full spectrum of hospitality work across Europe, Africa and the Middle East. We, his friends and colleagues, miss him still.

    MICHAEL SQUIRE – SQUIRE AND PARTNERS
    Under senior partner Michael’s guidance, Squire and Partners is an architecture and design practice of some 150 employees with experience spanning four decades, earning it an international reputation for rigorously detailed design.

    In addition to architectural design, the practice has a dedicated interior design department, which has created a number of bespoke hospitality product ranges over the years – including The Bulgari Hotel & Residences London, St. Edmund’s Terrace, The Rockwell Hotel and at The Knightsbridge. Michael’s work over the years has led him to being called an ‘understated master of architecture.’

    ARIANE STEINBECK – RPW DESIGN
    Ariane’s award-winning career has spanned throughout the United States, Asia and Europe, with key projects featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and CNN. Among the many projects she has worked on, highlights include the refurbishment of the Peninsula flagship – the Peninsula Hong Kong, the storied Fairmont St. Andrews and the historic Marriott County Hall in London.

    Ariane was appointed the firm’s Managing Director to build on RPW’s considerable worldwide recognition, adding a new dimension to existing skills and contributing to the performance of the many successful projects. An ideal complement, Ariane and the RPW team combine their skills into an exciting synthesis of talent and personality. She is also an active contributor to the hospitality and interior design industry, serving as a frequent speaker and mentor.

    PATRICK TYBERGHEIN – CARTERTYBERGHEIN
    As managing director at CARTERTYBERGHEIN, Patrick leads a strong, talented team of creative interior designers, architects and support staff all passionate about their work. Brought up in France, Patrick studied interior architecture in Paris and moved to London honing his skills working with several renowned interior designers before establishing his London-based firm in 1997.

    The work carried out by the firm at the Hotel le Chalet Blanc, Montgenevre, in France has piqued considerable interest around the sector – so much so, it has led Patrick to be included in this year’s Brit List.

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    In the coming weeks, Hotel Designs will be profiling the 50 finalists in the HD Brit List 2017 – this week, we continue profiling our winning designers…

    DEXTER MOREN – DEXTER MOREN ASSOCIATES
    Dexter is the founding director of Dexter Moren Associates and is recognised as an industry leader in the hotel & leisure sector. DMA is an award-winning hotel, hospitality and residential architects & interior designer firm based in London. Over the last quarter of a century, it has established a worldwide reputation in the hotel sector.

    DMA projects in recent years include New Drum Street Hotel in Aldgate, Holiday Inn Manchester City Centre and Llana Beach Resort in Cape Verde. However it’s for his work at Hilton London Bankside which Dexter is being recognised here tonight.

    BEE OSBORN – BEE OSBORN INTERIORS
    Bee is renowned for creating beautiful spaces and over the past two decades she has designed a vast array of residential and commercial properties, both in the UK and overseas. Bee draws inspiration from classic design and proportion, but always likes to infuse her work with a modern up to date energy. She is passionate about lighting, considering it key to any project.

    Bee has recently worked on Hotel Le Toiny, St. Barts where the goal of the refurbishment for Osborn Interiors was to bring a hint of glamour to the public spaces, without compromising on the comfort which is the focus of this hotel.

    JANINE POWELL – HAMPTON DESIGN STUDIOS
    Hampton Design Studios was established in 2005 and has forged a reputation in architectural interiors and the hotel & leisure sector. Working closely with architects, hotel chains and contractors, award-winning Janine Powell heads up the design team, offering a tailor-made service. She personally oversees every project from the beginning through to completion, ensuring the company’s reputation for innovative design, quality, style and attention to detail is delivered on all projects.

    The company has extensive experience in both new build and refurbishment projects, working throughout the UK, Europe and Africa. Hampton Design provides a full design service, from initial concept sketches, design boards, drawings and specification documents through to ‘turn key solutions’.

    SARAH RAMSBOTTOM – ELLE R LEISURE
    Sarah runs the in-house interior design team at Elle R Leisure, which recently acquired Soughton Hall, and has taken the lead in the £150,000 transformation of the former stately home in north Wales.

    Sarah Ramsbottom is joint Managing Director with her husband James of Castlefield-based Elle R Leisure which is well-known for its successful Dukes 92 and Albert’s Restaurants in Manchester.

    They also own a luxury Leeds boutique historic hotel specialising in weddings called Woodlands. The ‘Downton Abbey’ style former mansion house in Flintshire has been voted as one of the UK’s top 10 hotels because of its stylish interior.

    DEEMA SAHYOUN – inD CREATIONS
    Having worked as a product designer at the beginning of her career, and falling into a hotel design job by chance, Deema fell in love with the hospitality sector – especially as she puts it: ‘the creativity it allows, the challenges you face and the joy you can bring people through a space is my favourite.’

    Freelancing for around five years, Deema then started her own firm – inD Creations – and in the four years since has crafted a niche for herself in the boutique and independent hotel, where Deema says it’s more rewarding to ‘create beauty on a tighter budget’.

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    Brit List 2017: Designer profiles

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    In the coming weeks, Hotel Designs will be profiling the 50 finalists in the HD Brit List 2017 – this week, we continue profiling our winning designers…

    DENNIS IRVINE – DENNIS IRVINE STUDIO
    Dennis’ background in interior design is a rich one having grown up drawing and making, his passion for all things creative led him to studying interior architecture, to working with Mary Fox Linton to eventually setting up his eponymous design studio. It’s from this standpoint that Dennis was tasked with breathing new life into the Estate House, Jumby Bay in Antigua.

    Combining the colonial impressions of the main resort with a contemporaneous perspective on the locale, the Estate House’s redesign represented a challenge of capturing the spirit of the island, something wholly embraced by Dennis.

    EMMA KING – INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL GROUP
    Emma leads InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) Interior Design team in Europe and is responsible for the design, development and product quality of all new openings andEmma King refurbishments. Since joining IHG in January 2013, Emma has become an integral part of the Design & Engineering team. She is leading the design of IHG’s big capital investments including InterContinental London Park Lane, InterContinental Paris Le Grand and InterContinental Berlin.

    Emma and her team have been instrumental in positioning the Hotel Indigo brand with a “neighbourhood story” led design for each site. No brand has been left untouched, with IHG’s long stay offering, Staybridge Suites, also being redesigned with investment potential in mind.

    JOHN LEWIS – RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL
    John LewisRichmond have designed some of the world’s most prestigious hotels, in locations from London to Barbados, since its establishment in 1966. John Lewis, as an associate, forms part of the team of directors and designers who have worked on Richmond’s projects in recent years which include London West Hollywood, The Beaumont Hotel and Hilton Opera Paris.

    Perhaps the most striking project in the last two years has been Richmond’s work at The Langham London on its Regent Wing, as part of the hotel’s 150-year anniversary celebrations, with suites designed to incorporate Regency-style design with ‘modernised, discrete technology’.

    ANDREW LINWOOD – AREEN DESIGN
    As head of Areen Hospitality, Andrew is involved in a host of aspects surrounding a project from inception to installation. He has designed interiors for many of the world’s leading hotel groups from Hilton to Marriott, Radisson to Starwood.

    An Interior Design degree-holder, having worked in the UK, across Europe, and in both Hong Kong and Singapore; Andrew has been monumental in making Areen Hospitality the force in the interior design world it currently is. Areen Hospitality has projects under way in Europe, the MENA region, India, Central Asia and China.

    DAVID MELLOR – DAVID RICHARD MELLOR DESIGN
    David’s key aim with his commercial interior design service is to create ‘inspiring environments’ that welcome and relax. His bespoke approach to each project and contemporary design solutions are used to transform and optimise the hotel spaces around the country; whether it is a hotel requiring a complete refurbishment or a specific rooms in need of a refresh.

    His work can be found in The Royal Oak Hotel in Welshpool, The Churchill in York, The Crown Hotel, Harrogate; Corus Hotels as well as several Best Western properties.

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    Brit List 2017: Designer profiles

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    In the coming weeks, Hotel Designs will be profiling the 50 finalists in the HD Brit List 2017 – this week, we continue profiling our winning designers…

    ANDY COOPER – OULSNAM DESIGN
    Andy is a RIBA-accredited architect with Oulsnam Design, the brainchild of David and Georgina Oulsnam, and architecture and interior design firm based in Bakewell, with 35 years’ experience working in the Peak District National Park. Some of the recent projects Oulsnam Design has worked on include:
    – The Belfry Hotel, Birmingham
    – Bagshaw Hall & Lodge, Derbyshire
    – Fischers Baslow Hall Hotel, Derbyshire
    – The Maynard Hotel, Grindleford, Sheffield
    – Worplesdon Place Hotel, Guildford

    HELEN FEWSTER – SUNA INTERIOR DESIGN
    Suna Interior Design is an award-winning boutique interior design consultancy who provide interior services for property developers and the hospitality industry. This year’s Brit List finalist Helen heads up the London-based studio alongside Rebecca Tucker, and takes great pride in the work Suna carries out all with a consistently personal service.

    Carried out earlier this decade, a recent commercial highlight in the Suna portfolio was the work Helen and her team completed at Flemings Mayfair; after an initial design for five rooms, Suna were commissioned with six further designs across 50 rooms at the iconic Mayfair property.

    LUCY GODDARD – NOCHINTZ
    Lucy has owned and been creative director of NoChintz for a decade now; according to the company ethos NoChintz believes in good old-fashioned hard work and creativity. It balances cool with commercial to inspire and delight.

    The company started life delivering contemporary furniture packs to property developers. A few private residential briefs and several commercial projects later, NoChintz quickly became one of the UK’s leading creative interior design studios with a portfolio of over 1000 projects and more than 250 clients – including The Inn at John O’Groats.

    MICHELLE HOLLAND – GODDARD LITTLEFAIR
    Goddard Littlefair Associate Michelle Holland joined the firm in early 2013 and has since worked on luxury show-flat schemes for the Canaletto in City Road; international hotel schemes for Corinthia and Hilton Hotels in Budapest and Cologne and on a number of major rebranded refurbishments for Starwood’s Principal Hotel Group in Glasgow, Edinburgh and York.

    Although Michelle enjoys the full design process, her particular passion is the creative concept stages and project specification. She has no fear of numbers or figures, but is always happiest at the outset, putting together fabulous colour schemes, mood boards and sketches.

    NICHOLAS HOLLINSHEAD – NH INTERIORS
    Nicholas is renowned for his motto: “…minimalism is not a word in my vocabulary.” And that should give you some idea of how he approaches his work and the projects his NH Interiors firm are commissioned with. For more than ten years, Nicholas has been involved with leisure, private residence and hospitality projects providing interior design and consultancy services.

    His work at Bovey Castle Hotel in Dartmoor, a luxury hotel in Devon, saw a £2 million restoration and refurbishment of the property. Nicholas’ work spanned the entire ground floor, transforming the restaurant, the bistro and the public rooms, plus a new boutique shop and the spa which has been refurbished in an Art Deco style.

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    In the coming weeks, Hotel Designs will be profiling the 50 finalists in the HD Brit List 2017 – this week, we start with the first five designers…

    ROBERT ANGELL – ROBERT ANGELL DESIGN INTERNATIONAL
    Robert AngellBorn and raised in Dorset, Robert’s passion for design started at a young age when he became fascinated with making and creating things. Robert began his career being mentored by the late great David Collins, working together for 15 years, before launching his own design studio: Robert Angell Design International in 2010.

    Since then, Robert has developed his own timeless and bespoke style, with design steeped in masterful glamour and luxury; he has designed some of the most talked-about hospitality spaces including the Award-winning Piccolino Cicchetti, London and Marcus at The Berkeley.

    SUSIE ATKINSON – STUDIO ATKINSON
    Recognising the importance of how a space will be used and that the architecture is only ever enhanced by a considered interior finish, Susie’s designs eschew the ‘fashionable’Susie Atkinson to bring a room to life with exquisite colours, contrasting textures, surprising and delightful pieces of furniture.

    She builds on these elements in a design process that is about the balance of texture and mixing these with different textured surfaces such as wood, zinc or granite. Her timeless interiors can be found in private country houses, London town houses, boutique hotels – including Babington House – clubs, restaurants and spas.

    GRAEME BANKS – BARR + WRAY
    Graeme BanksWith 50 years’ experience Barr + Wray are the UK’s leading provider of spa engineering solutions and ideas for water and thermal experiences. Most of the spas commissioned are located within hotels and resorts of exceptional style and presence and their aim is to design and build spas to compliment a guest’s surroundings in every respect.

    Graeme is design director at B+W’s Dubai office, and has played a crucial role in the operational design, interior design and technical design that goes towards creating B+W’S ‘unique spa experiences’ in what has become an over-saturated spa market.

    DAVID CARTER – ALACARTER DESIGN
    David is a celebrated London based interior designer, who works principally on high-end residential and commercial projects in the UK and abroad. He has been running his interior design practice for almost 25 years, providing his expertise to an international clientele. He works for clients who don’t want an ‘off-the-peg’ design solution, but who are looking for something genuinely bespoke and different.

    His unique vision and the haunting beauty of his interiors have always attracted a huge amount of coverage in the world’s most influential design magazines. He has twice been shortlisted for the highly prestigious Andrew Martin International Interior Designer of the Year Award.

    HENRY CHEBAANE – BLUE SKY HOSPITALITY
    Henry ChebaaneBlue Sky Hospitality is a multi-disciplinary design studio specialised in the creation and development of hotel, retail, restaurants, bars, clubs and leisure branded concepts. The studio was created in 2002 by Henry Chebaane following 18 years of experience working for several international designers and luxury hospitality brands. The experience of the studio is built on over 250 projects in 39 countries.

    Henry Chebaane, speaking about Blue Sky’s work at the Fireworks Steakhouse at the JW Marriott Absheron in the Azerbaijan capital Baku, said it was ‘inspired by the cultural and culinary lineage of fire within Caucasus’ – having been given the brief of creating a ‘land of fire’.

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    In the coming weeks, Hotel Designs will be profiling the 50 finalists in the HD Brit List 2017 – this week, we continue with five more of the top 25 hoteliers…

    ROBIN SHEPPARD – BESPOKE HOTELS
    Together with his business partner Haydn Fentum, Robin launched the now supremely successful Bespoke Hotels back in 2001 as a management company, which nowadays comprises more than 170 hotels and 8,000 employees in the UK and abroad.

    Given his wealth of experience in the sector, earlier this year, Robin was recognised by the government’s Office for Disability Issues as its ‘Hotel Sector Champion’ – a cause close to his heart; and his tireless commitment to ensuring the hospitality industry continues to improve its approach to access and experiences for disabled guests means he is a worthy winner at this year’s Brit List.

    ANDREW THOMASON – GRAVETYE MANOR
    Andrew’s culinary beginning in hospitality manifested itself in the running of a number of restaurants in Surrey before entering the hotel business. Andrew credits his four Robin Sheppardyears at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons under Raymond Blanc as Resident Manager with instilling him with a passion for luxury hotels and hospitality. He claims managing Gravetye Manor fulfils his true passion for country house hotels.

    This passion for the sector has been vital for Gravetye Manor following its multi-million pound refurbishment programme, and his stewardship has seen the country manor become one of England’s top properties in the sector.

    TONY TROY – PRINCIPAL HOTELS
    Tony acts as CEO of the Principal Hotel Company, operator of more than 45 hotels throughout the UK under the lifestyle brands of Principal and De Vere. A career hotelier with over 25 years in the industry, Tony has helped shape the UK hospitality landscape from his first management buy-out in 1994 to managing a multi-billion pound capital investment and restructuring programme over the course of the last decade, acquiring some of the industry’s most prominent assets along the way.

    Tony’s most recent undertaking, the £200m investment in landmark city and country estate hotels supported by Starwood Capital, a private alternative investment company which manages over $53 billion in assets, ensures the restoration of some of the UK’s finest hotels to their former glory.

    ANDREW WILDSMITH – WILDSMITH HOTELS
    Andrew made a monumental career change when he swapped the laboratory of a Cambridge-graduate chemist for being a hotelier in the stunning, remote landscapes of the Lake District. Since, he has opened three fantastic properties; Hipping Hall in Kirby Lonsdale, Ryebeck in Bowness-on-Windermere and his latest – Forest Side in Grasmere, which has recently been awarded a Michelin star for its superb dining offering.

    Following extensive flooding in the winter of 15/16, Cumbrian tourism took a considerable hit. Its testament to Andrew and his team’s hard work that Wildsmith Hotels is now flourishing and quickly becoming talk of the industry.

    SUE WILLIAMS – WHATLEY MANOR
    Sue WilliamsSue’s storied career in hospitality has taken in the likes of Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons and Bath Priory – with arguably her finest achievement coming at Cliveden House, turning the fortunes of that Berkshire property around. Now hoping to do the same at the Relais & Chateaux property Whatley Manor, Sue’s passion and energy can already be seen in her short time there.

    Here tonight at the Brit List, we honour her continued commitment to nurturing young talent in the hospitality industry with the Ten out of Ten programme, now in its seventh year of giving youths a chance to work at some of the UK’s top hotels.

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    In the coming weeks, Hotel Designs will be profiling the 50 finalists in the HD Brit List 2017 – this week, we continue with five more of the top 25 hoteliers…

    GERALDINE MILSOM – MILSOM HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS GROUP
    The history of the Milsom group can be traced back almost seven decades, which has seen the group grow into one of the premium providers of accommodation and restaurant experiences in the Essex and Suffolk area. Geraldine and Paul Milsom opened Milsoms in 2001, and having undergone a refurbishment in 2015, the property has gone from strength to strength.

    As someone who could appear in either side of the Brit List, the design of the refurbishment was led by Geraldine herself, which ensured the history and aesthetics of the building were retained, all while injecting a vibrant look for the future of the property.

    MARIO OVSENJAK – HOTEL GOTHAM
    Mario Ovsenjak arrived at Hotel Gotham in 2016 and has led the property from strength-to-strength ever since. The property has quickly established itself as one of the most buzzed-about hotels in the UK under his stewardship. Having worked extensively across the Bespoke Hotels portfolio, he boasts experience leading teams at a range of fine country house properties, including The Lambert Arms in Oxfordshire, Shaftesbury’s Grosvenor Arms, as well as the Prince Regent Hotel.

    Prior to this, he held positions at several London establishments, including the Corus Hyde Park Hotel, The Royal Trafalgar and Piccadilly Hotels, as well as the Colonnade and Hotel Xenia.

    MAILO POWER – THE ATHENAEUM HOUSE HOTEL
    Mailo PowerThe owner of Athenaeum House Hotel in Waterford, Mailo has the Irish hospitality industry very close to her heart. The Athenaeum came about as a marriage of both hotel management and interior design, with Mailo’s background being in the latter across many hospitality and leisure projects.

    Together with her husband Stan, himself an accomplished hotelier, Mailo has turned this Georgian gem into one of the best hospitality offerings in Waterford and the south-east of Ireland all whilst capturing the essence, heritage and history of Ireland. Mailo’s infectious passion for the hotel industry is clear to all those who meet her.

    BHARAT RAI – GRANGE TOWER BRIDGE HOTEL
    Bharat has more than 10 years’ professional experience within the hospitality industry with skills across a whole host of aspects of the industry, including strategic planning, Bharat Raimarketing, and sales initiatives, financial planning and analysis.

    At the Grange Tower Bridge, he heads up a team of up to 250 employees and has consistently achieved against all expectations, surpassing KPI projections for revenue and guest services, and under his stewardship the hotel has become synonymous with affordable five-star luxury in the heart of the capital.

    ADOLF SCHAUER – THE LANDMARK HOTEL
    Adolf SchauerAdolf’s career in hospitality has taken in various aspects of the industry, from an early career in the kitchen, to financial controller to hotel manager – in both Germany and the UK. In January 2015, Adolf was appointed hotel manager at The Landmark London (having previously served as financial controller) and since, he has been responsible for the day-to-day management of the hotel and its staff, focusing on continually improving the guest experience.

    His long and celebrated history in both the front-of-house operations and the financial aspect of hospitality means he has been the perfect appointment for this iconic London property and its continued place at the top table of the capital’s properties.

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    In the coming weeks, Hotel Designs will be profiling the 50 finalists in the HD Brit List 2017 – this week, we continue with five more of the top 25 hoteliers…

    ARUN KUMAR – THE LALIT LONDON
    Arun has accumulated more than two decades of experience in the industry, and has plied his trade with some of the biggest names in the sector. But having been at the helm of the £50 million transformation of The LaLiT London, he is now making his mark in the capital.

    With the LaLiT’s reputation cementing itself more and more with each passing week, Arun now has his eyes on expansion for the Suri family’s LaLiT Suri Hospitality group, which given the beautiful finish at the LaLiT we at Hotel Designs would be very excited to see.

    CHARLES LOWTHER – ASKHAM HALL
    Following buying and refurbishing the George and Dragon Clifton with his mother and the death of his father the 7th Earl of Lonsdale, Charles Lowther turned the private family home Askham Hall into a unique and contemporary luxury retreat with rooms, restaurant and wedding venue in 2013.
    Together with his family including his wife Juno, an artist, his sister Marie-Louisa and mother Carolineand his mother bought and refurbished the George and Dragon Clifton – a country inn with bar, restaurant and bedrooms in Clifton in 2008, and transformed it into the popular foodie destination that it has now become.

    ANDREW AND LOUISE MACBETH – BECK HALL HOTEL
    Having left successful non-hospitality careers in the UAE behind, husband-and-wife duo Andrew and Louise also left London to transform a quaint-but-unloved former B&B into one of the most buzzed-about properties in northern England. Financial success has been coupled with a family-driven and (importantly for the Macbeths) a dog-friendly approach.

    With four children under the age of two (two sets of twins), the Macbeths’ nomination for this evening’s Brit List is a nod to the hard-working families in hospitality; balancing family life with a love and passion for this most rewarding of industries.

    JENNIFER McCABE – CHARLOTTE STREET HOTEL
    Charlotte Street Hotel is part of the Firmdale Group of hotels – the brainchild of husband and wife team Tim and Kit Kemp and Charlotte Street is one of Kit Kemp’s earliest designs, renowned for its flamboyant elegance.

    Jennifer has been with the Firmdale Group since 2009, starting off as Deputy General Manager at the Covent Garden Hotel before making the switch to Charlotte Street in 2014, and it has been a successful switch, with the hotel regularly featuring in ‘Best of London’ lists since.

    PETER McCARTHY – CLEVEDON HALL
    Peter bought Clevedon Hall in 1991, a Grade 2 * listed Victorian building, to house the three companies in the Group. 12 years later he sold the business but kept the Hall as managed service offices. Following the financial crisis in 2009 he and his son John, decided to create an exclusive wedding venue on the ground floor of the Hall as there had been many requests over the years for weddings to be held at the Hall. The first wedding was held in 2010.

    In 2013 following feedback from clients, it was decided to completely refurbish the Hall and convert the old offices on the 2nd/3rd floor to luxury bedrooms. This took over 2 years but resulted in arguably the best venue with accommodation in the South West.

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    In the coming weeks, Hotel Designs will be profiling the 50 finalists in the HD Brit List 2017 – this week, we continue with five more of the top 25 hoteliers…

    OLIVER HEYWOOD – FLAT CAP HOTELS
    With a family history steeped in hospitality, Oliver (alongside his brother Dominic) was in prime position to make his mark in the industry. And since 2015’s launch of The Vicarage Freehouse & Rooms, the north western-based and brilliantly-named Flat Cap Hotels hasn’t looked back.

    The brand’s concept built around unique hotel accommodation, food-led experiences in stunning locales has proven to be a winner, thanks to the vision of Oliver and his team. With plans to expand quickly by 2019, we have a feeling Oliver and Flat Cap Hotels will be a force to be reckoned with for a while yet.

    CHRIS HURST – HAMBLETON HALL
    Chris Hurst has been general manager at Hambleton Hall since 2003, and under his guidance, this Rutland gem has continued to be named amongst the finest hotels in the UK. Bought originally by Tim and Stefa Hart in 1979, the couple are still involved with the hotel and its interior design and are still at the heart of everything the hotel stands for.

    Chris’ longevity at the property is shared with several other members of the senior staff, something that has contributed to the success of the hotel for nearly 40 years.

    OLIVIA IMMESI – ACE HOTEL SHOREDITCH
    The Ace concept was born in a hip neighbourhood of Seattle, soon spread to New York and Los Angeles, and the grittiness of east London has been the perfect location for it here in London.

    Olivia, having served in the commercial side for another of the city’s coolest properties (The Hoxton), has been general manager at the capital’s next up-and-coming, trendy hangout for only a few months, managing to maintain the brand’s concept, ensure excellent service standards but without overplaying the ‘boutique clichés’.

    PJ KENNY – THE HOXTON HOLBORN
    Few names in the hospitality industry strike up the ‘visual imagery’ of The Hoxton – it has been one of the big success stories in the boutique sector of the last decade. The roaring success of the Shoreditch property led to the opening of a Holborn property, of which PJ Kenny has been manager since 2016.

    He has more than a decade of experience as hotel manager across brands such as Jurys Inn and Hilton Worldwide and brings his skills of people management and guiding new-builds through the early years to this most exciting of boutique hotel projects.

    JAN-PAUL KROESE – BELMOND LE MANOIR AUX QUAT’SAISONS
    Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons is synonymous with luxury hospitality and some might have argued that following Philip Newman-Hall’s departure, Jan-Paul had big shoes to fill. That Le Manoir continues to be held in such sway internationally for its culinary and hospitality excellence, shows just how well Jan-Paul has settled in.

    Jan-Paul’s international experience over 25 years across four continents coupled with his approach to staff management, sustainable practice and technology in hospitality has seen this already-world-class establishment maintain its lofty position as one of the world’s best.

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    In the coming weeks, Hotel Designs will be profiling the 50 finalists in the HD Brit List 2017 – this week, we start with five of the top 25 hoteliers…

    MARK BEVAN – CHEWTON GLEN
    Mark is the definition of someone who has seen many of the sides hospitality has to offer, working his way up through the ranks from head waiter to general manager via a Catey Award for Restaurant Manager of the Year in 2009; several of his positions being served at Chewton Glen.
    As an active and decorated member of the hospitality industry, Mark’s work at Chewton Glen has seen the Hampshire country house hotel become not only a favourite with discerning guests, but with fellow hoteliers too, fully justifying his nomination for the Brit List 2017.

    PAUL BRACKLEY – SHANGRI-LA THE SHARD
    Paul is a Master Innholder and has held management positions within the InterContinental Group – at Crowne Plaza London The City – as well as Taj 51 Buckingham Gate and St. James Court Hotel before joining Mayfair’s Beaumont Hotel as managing director. Paul’s 30 years’ of experience in the industry now sees him head up one of the most exciting properties in London.

    Paul’s commitment to the future of the hospitality industry cannot be questioned either, with him being a fellow of the Institute of Hospitality and a keen supporter of the Oxford Brookes University’s Bacchus Mentoring Programme since its inception.

    LYNN BRUTMAN – FOUR SEASONS HOTEL HAMPSHIRE
    Lynn has been a Four Seasons stalwart since 1991, even being part of the location move of the brand’s flagship Toronto property. Lynn’s journey to Hampsire was via several Four Seasons hotels in the United States and Canada, as well as Four Seasons Canary Wharf.
    At the Four Seasons Hampshire, Lynn is heading up the brand’s only ‘country house’ property in the UK; having to balance this traditional aesthetic and vibe with the globally accepted modern Four Seasons standards. Within a few months of managing the Hampshire property, Brutman has felt completely at home, and her goal is to maintain the hotel’s ever-growing reputation.

    PATRICK BURKE – THE ATLANTIC HOTEL
    Having a father who was a prominent hotelier on Jersey before him, it is hardly surprising that Patrick Burke became anything but a hotelier and his own contribution to the island’s hospitality industry cannot be underestimated. Taking over the reins at the stunning Atlantic Hotel thirty years ago, what Patrick has achieved has been nothing short of remarkable.

    The Atlantic and its Michelin-starred Ocean restaurant have been receiving accolades for a number of years, but Patrick’s commitment to the wider industry has been monumental also; having served as a Director of Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) since 1999 and his admission as the sole Channel Island member of the Master Innholders.

    MARWAN HEMCHAOUI – THE VINEYARD HOTEL
    During a distinguished career which has seen him work at the likes of the Dorchester and InterContinental London, Marwan has forged a reputation for a dedication to excellence. And that reputation followed him when he took over the reins at The Vineyard in Newbury just shy of four years ago.

    Overseeing a team of some 140+, three team members to every guest, Marwan is proud of the award-winning, world-class passionate service his team offers at this uniquely conceptual hotel – home to 49 rooms, a 3 AA Rosette restaurant and a cellar of some 30,000 wines.

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    Brit List 2017: Winners honoured at party in London

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    The Brit List – a celebration of the most influential and inspirational individuals in the hotelier and design industries – was revealed last night (12th July) at the Urban Coterie sky bar and restaurant.

    The event was organised by Hotel Designs, the leading online news and analysis site for hoteliers and interior designers. The UK’s Top 25 hoteliers and Top 25 interior designers were all honoured at a party attended by more than 200 of the industry’s biggest names at the M by Montcalm in Shoreditch.

    The Hotel Designs Brit List features some of the names behind the UK’s most notable hotels and chains, plus the creative minds behind their celebrated interiors.

    Hotel Designs editor Daniel Fountain said of the evening: “It was fantastic to host such a varied mix of influential and interesting people. We wanted to celebrate the fantastic hard work of some of the best hoteliers working in the UK and Ireland right now, and the vision of some of the finest architects and interior designers working in the industry today.

    “This being the inaugural Brit List, we cannot wait to make this a regular event and we look forward to doing it all again next year. A big thank you to our sponsors Stylo, Hansgrohe and Bathroom Brands, everyone who attended and hosted the event, we hope everyone had a good time,” he added.

    Hotel Designs will be profiling the final fifty in the coming weeks; if you missed the Brit List event – you can find out about all the winners.

    The UK’s Top 25 Most Influential & Inspirational Hoteliers

    * Adolf Schauer: General Manager, The Landmark London
    * Andrew Thomason: Managing Director, Gravetye Manor
    * Andrew Wildsmith: Owner, Wildsmith Hotels
    * Arun Kumar: General Manager, The LaLiT London
    * Bharat Rai: General Manager, Grange Tower Bridge Hotel
    * Charles Lowther: Owner, Askham Hall
    * Chris Hurst: General Manager, Hambleton Hall
    * Geraldine Milsom: Milsom Hotels & Restaurants Group
    * Jan-Paul Kroese: General Manager, Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons
    * Jennifer McCabe: General Manager, Charlotte Street Hotel
    * Louise/Andrew Macbeth: Owners, Beck Hall
    * Lynn Brutman: General Manager, Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire
    * Mailo Power: Director, Athenaeum House
    * Mario Ovsenjak: General Manager, Hotel Gotham
    * Mark Bevan: General Manager, Chewton Glen
    * Marwan Hemchaoui: Manager, The Vineyard Hotel
    * Oliver Heywood: Founder, Flat Cap Hotels
    * Olivia Immesi: Manager, Ace Hotel Shoreditch
    * Patrick Burke: Owner/Manager, The Atlantic Hotel
    * Paul Brackley: Manager, Shangri-la, The Shard
    * Peter McCarthy: Chairman, Clevedon Hall
    * PJ Kenny: General Manager, The Hoxton Holborn
    * Robin Sheppard: Chairman, Bespoke Hotels
    * Sue Williams: General Manager, Whatley Manor
    * Tony Troy: CEO, Principal Hotels

    The UK’s Top 25 Most Influential & Inspirational Interior Designers
    * Andrew Linwood: Head of Design, Areen Hospitality
    * Andy Cooper: Head of Design, Oulsnam Design
    * Ariane Steinbeck: Interior Designer, RPW Design
    * Bee Osborn: Director, Osborn Interiors
    * Conrad Smith: Co-Founder, Reardonsmith Architects (Posthumous award)
    * David Carter: Designer, A La CarteR
    * David Richard Mellor: Principal/Head of Design, David Richard Mellor
    * Deema Sahyoun: Founder, IND Creations
    * Dennis Irvine: Founder, Dennis Irvine Studio
    * Dexter Moren: Director, Dexter Moren Associates
    * Emma King: Head of Interior Design Europe, IHG
    * Graeme Banks: Design Director, Barr + Wray
    * Helen Fewster: Director, Suna Interior Design
    * Henry Chebaane: Designer, Blue Sky Hospitality Space
    * Janine Powell: Designer, Hampton Design Studios
    * John Lewis: Associate, Richmond International
    * Lucy Goddard: Creative Director, NoChintz
    * Michael Simmons: Founder/Designer, Space I.D.
    * Michael Squire: Senior Partner, Squire & Partners
    * Michelle Holland: Associate, Goddard Littlefair
    * Nicholas Hollinshead: Senior Designer, NH Interiors
    * Patrick Tyberghein: Director, Carter Tyberghein
    * Robert Angell: Principal/Director, Robert Angell Design
    * Sarah Ramsbottom: Managing Director/Head of Interior Design, Elle R Leisure
    * Susie Atkinson: Founder, Susie Atkinson Design

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    Brit List 2017: One day to go, last chance to book your place…

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    With just one day to go (12th July) until the Hotel Designs Brit List 2017 event, this is your last chance to get your tickets and get your name on the guest list for this event, from 7-11pm at the Urban Coterie Sky Bar and Restaurant at M by Montcalm.

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    HD Brit List will be taking in some of the biggest names in the UK hotelier and design industries. For the past few months, Hotel Designs has been taking soundings and nominations to create the Brit List – a celebration of the most influential and inspirational hoteliers and interior designers.

    With such a fantastic array of industry figures all in one room, you don’t want to miss an opportunity to get your company name on show – a limited number of sponsorship opportunities are still available for the Hotel Designs Brit List. To find out more contact Jennie Lane on 01992 374098 or email j.lane@forumevents.co.uk. Alternatively, contact Victoria Petch on 01992 374082 or email v.petch@forumevents.co.uk

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    Brit List 2017 winner awarded for lobby work at Baku property

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    Henry Chebaane is 2017 winner for best Hotel Lobby/Public Areas in the Global category of the International Hotel & Property Awards.

    Acclaimed international hospitality designer and conceptual artist Henry Chebaane, founder and creative director of Blue Sky Hospitality, won the awards for his 2 projects “Artscape Lobby” and “The Tea Lounge”, both in the JW Marriott Absheron Hotel in Baku, Azerbaijan.

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    Chebaane has created what might be a world’s first: a public space, formed by reception area and lobby cafe, that looks and feels like a giant immersive art gallery but performs and functions like a hotel lobby.

    To define an experience for the guest which is deeply rooted in a sense of place, the public space is a representation of the region, its culture and nature.

    For the ARTSCAPE LOBBY, the main source of inspiration was the old Persian name of the city Baku (the “wind-pounded city”) and the surrounding Absheron peninsula (“place of salty waters”) as well as the rich nature of the nearby Caucasus mountains, where the Walnut tree is one of the dominant species.

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    The adjacent TEA LOUNGE has been designed to express the duality between heritage and innovation, permanence and transition. Conceived like a luxurious “chaikhana” (the traditional Central Asian tea house) for modern nomads, the space is anchored by a central tea studio, where the various rituals of tea-making are enacted live.

    The public space of the JW Marriott Absheron aim to redefine the experience of a classic hotel lobby and lounge by immersing guests into an ancient narrative with a strong regional identity within a contemporary lifestyle.

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    Brit List 2017: Crosswater confirmed as VIP guests

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    We’re just a week away from the Hotel Designs Brit List event, which will be taking in some of the biggest names in the UK industry.

    For the past few months, Hotel Designs has been taking soundings and nominations to create the Brit List – a celebration of the most influential and inspirational hoteliers and interior designers.

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    The full Hotel Designs Brit List will be revealed via a glossy print publication this summer, with a party to celebrate the List taking place at Urban Coterie, London on Wednesday July 12th.

    And we’re delighted to announce that representatives from Crosswater are booked on as VIP guests at the event – if you are interested in taking advantage of a VIP guest package, contact Jennie Lane on 01992 374098 or email j.lane@forumevents.co.uk.

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    Brit List 2017: Attendee numbers hit more than 200…

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    We’re just over two weeks away from the Hotel Designs Brit List event, which will see some of the biggest names in the UK hotel and design industries all in one room for an evening of drinks, celebration and networking.

    For the past few months, Hotel Designs has been taking soundings and nominations to create the Brit List – a celebration of the most influential and inspirational hoteliers and interior designers.

    The attendee list has now hit more than 200 people, with some fantastic representatives from across the hotel industry; including InterContinental Hotel Group, Hotel Gotham, Fairview Hotels, Mondrian London and Montcalm Hotels. And attendees from firms from the design industry confirmed to attend include Reardonsmith Architects, NH Interiors, Rethink Interiors, Goddard Littlefair and RPW Design. Suppliers looking forward to meeting top names from both industries include Hypnos, Crosswater, HEWI, Hansgrohe, Sleepeezee and Kohler to name but a few.

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    Also covering the event on behalf of the media will be members of the press from the Times, the Daily Telegraph and the New York Times. With such a fantastic array of industry figures all in one room, you don’t want to miss an opportunity to get your company name on show – a limited number sponsorship opportunities are still available for the Hotel Designs Brit List.

    To find out more contact Jennie Lane on 01992 374098 or email j.lane@forumevents.co.uk.

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    Brit List 2017: Hansgrohe confirmed as VIP guests

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    We’re just one month away from the Hotel Designs Brit List event, which will be taking in some of the biggest names in the UK industry.

    For the past few months, Hotel Designs has been taking soundings and nominations to create the Brit List – a celebration of the most influential and inspirational hoteliers and interior designers.

    The full Hotel Designs Brit List will be revealed via a glossy print publication this summer, with a party to celebrate the List taking place at Urban Coterie, London on Wednesday July 12th.

    And we’re delighted to announce that representatives from Hansgrohe are booked on as VIP guests at the event = if you are interested in taking advantage of a VIP guest package, contact Jennie Lane on 01992 374098 or email j.lane@forumevents.co.uk.

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    HD Brit List 2017: Attendee list keeps on growing…

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    We’re just one month away from the Hotel Designs Brit List event, which will be taking in some of the biggest names in the UK industry. For the past few months, Hotel Designs has been taking soundings and nominations to create the Brit List – a celebration of the most influential and inspirational hoteliers and interior designers.

    The attendee list keeps on growing, with some fantastic representatives from across the hotelier and interior design industry already confirmed to be at the event; including Fairview Hotels, RPW Design, Hotel Gotham, Goddard Littlefair, Hypnos, Crosswater, the Dorchester Hotel, InterContinental Hotel Group, Rethink Interiors and GLH Hotels to name but a few.

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    With such a fantastic array of industry figures all in one room, you don’t want to miss an opportunity to get your company name on show – a limited number sponsorship opportunities are still available for the Hotel Designs Brit List. To find out more contact Jennie Lane on 01992 374098 or email j.lane@forumevents.co.uk.

    Stylo announced as event partner for Hotel Designs Brit List

    Brit List 2017: Stylo announced as event partner

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    Hotel Designs is delighted to welcome Stylo as an event partner for the Hotel Designs Brit List, which is taking place on July 12 at Urban Coterie at the vibrant Urban Coterie sky bar and restaurant in London, from 6pm until 11pm.

    Stylo are specialists in large format print and display, offering bespoke tailored solutions for retail, hospitality interiors, exhibitions, museums and 3D installations.

    One of the pioneering companies has been Stylo, the Hertfordshire-based print firm, which is now at the forefront of some incredibly exciting possibilities in three-dimensional printing.

    Daniel Fountain, editor of Hotel Designs, said: “We have worked with Stylo before at some of our previous events and their 3D-printed items are always a talking point for all the attendees. It’s great to have such an innovative, cutting-edge company on board for what will be a great evening of networking and a celebration of the very best of design and the hospitality industries.”

    A few sponsorship opportunities are still available for the Hotel Designs Brit List. To find out more contact Jennie Lane on 01992 374098 or email j.lane@forumevents.co.uk

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    HOTEL DESIGNS BRIT LIST: The Long List

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    Who are the most inspirational and influential names in the UK hotel business?

    The finalists in the Hotel Designs Brit List have been named, taking in some of the biggest names in the UK industry. For the past few months, Hotel Designs has been taking soundings and nominations to create the Brit List – a celebration of the most influential and inspirational hoteliers and interior designers.

    The final list will be unveiled on the evening of Wednesday July 12th at the vibrant Urban Coterie sky bar and restaurant. It’s free to attend if you work in the sector – to find out more click here.

    The shortlist is now being studied by our panel of judges, who will decide the 25 top hoteliers and 25 top interior designers. The panel includes Dr Vanessa Brady OBE, President of the Society of British & International Design; Glyn Adams, Academic at the Edge Hotel School; Patrick Goff, Founder of Goff Associates; Daniel Fountain, Editor of Hotel Designs.

    The finalists are:

    Hoteliers
    Andrew Wildsmith – Owner, Wildsmith Hotles
    Louise & Andrew Macbeth – Owners, Beck Hall
    Mailo Power – Director, Athenaeum House
    Bharat Rai – General Manager, Grange Tower Bridge Hotel
    Marwan Hemchaoui – Manager, The Vineyard
    Patrick Burke – Owner/Manager, The Atlantic Hotel
    Paul Brackley – Manager, Shangri-La, The Shard
    Peter McCarthy – Chairman, Clevedon Hall
    Robin Sheppard – Chairman, Bespoke Hotels
    Aidan Flanagan – Manager, Muckrach Country House Hotel
    Tony Troy – CEO, Principal Hotels
    Michael Obray – General Manager, Lords of the Manor Hotel
    Lynn Brutman – General Manager, Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire
    Charles Lowther – Owner, Askham Hall
    Chris Hurst – General Manager, Hambleton Hall
    Andrew Thomason – Managing Director, Gravetye Manor
    Jennifer McCabe – General Manager, Charlotte Street Hotel
    Tom Ross – General Manager, The Pig Near Bath
    Mario Ovsenjak – General Manager, Hotel Gotham
    Adolf Schauer – General Manager, The Landmark London
    Mark Bevan – General Manager, Chewton Glen
    Olivia Immesi – Manager, Ace Hotel Shoreditch
    Jan-Paul Kroese – General Manager, Belmond Le Manoir aux Qaut’Saisons
    Sue Williams – General Manager, Whatley Manor

    Designers
    Conrad Smith – (Posthumous award) – Reardonsmith Architects
    Ariane Steinbeck – Interior Designer, RPW Design
    Emma King – Head of Interior Design Europe, IHG
    Geraldine Milsom – Milsom Hotels & Restaurants Group
    Sarah Ramsbottom – Managing Director, Elle R Leisure
    Deema Sahyoun – IND Creations
    Andrew Linwood – Areen Hospitality
    Dennis Irvine – Dennis Irvine Studio
    Dexter Moren – Director, Dexter Moren Associates
    Malgosia Hendzel – Architect, Alex Kravetz Design
    Henry Chebaane – Designer, Blue Sky Hospitality Space
    Graeme Banks – Design Director, Barr + Wray
    Michelle Holland – Associate, Goddard Littlefair
    Alesia Sirokina – Senior Designer, Project Orange
    John Lewis – Associate Director, Richmond International
    Bee Osborn – Director, Osborn Interiors
    David Richard Mellor – Principal/Head of Design, David Richard Mellor
    Yasmine Mahmoudieh – Yasmine Mahmoudieh Architecture & Design
    Patrick Tyberghein – Director, Carter Tyberghein
    Helen Fewster – Director, Suna Interior Design
    Robert Angell – Principal/Director, Robert Angell Design
    Michael Simmons – Founder/Designer, Space ID
    Nicholas Hollinshead – Senior Designer, NH Interiors
    Lucy Goddard – Creative Director, NoChintz
    Michael Squire – Senior Partner, Squire & Partners
    Susie Atkinson – Founder, Susie Atkinson Design
    Andy Cooper – Head of Design, Oulsnam Design
    Esra Kumbasar – Senior Designer, Wrothams
    Elizabeth Warden – Principal, Elizabeth Designs
    David Carter – Designer, A La Carte R

    A limited number of sponsorship opportunities are available for the Hotel Designs Brit List. To find out more contact Jennie Lane on 01992 374098 or email j.lane@forumevents.co.uk

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    Brit List 2017: Ticket, sponsorship prices

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    Hotel Designs is producing the Brit List 2017, a celebration of the country’s most inspirational and influential hoteliers and designers.

    The full Hotel Designs Brit List will be revealed via a glossy print publication this summer, with a party to celebrate the List taking place at Urban Coterie, London on Wednesday July 12th.

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    Via the Hotel Designs website and weekly newsletter, we have been asking our readers to nominate those people who inspire and influence them. The individuals nominated can work in sectors across the broad spectrum of the industry.

    For those wishing to attend the event in July, ticket prices are £150. Sponsorship packages start from £1,000 plus there are a limited number of advertising opportunities available for this prestigious and influential publication.

    For more details contact Jennie Lane on j.lane@forumevents.co.uk, or call 01992 374098.

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    Brit List 2017: Judge Profile – Jayne Alexander

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    Here at Hotel Designs, we’ve been asking our readers to select who they think should be included in the UK’s top 25 hoteliers and 25 leading design professionals – to nominate those they think are deserving of recognition in both fields.

    The selections then go to our advisory board of judges, representatives from across the hotel and design industry.

    Here we’re profiling our next judge, The Dovetail Agency MD Jayne Alexander…

    Jayne’s career extends across the entire sphere of luxury travel and lifestyle, having worked for Inter-Continental Hotels and The Virgin Group before launching The Dovetail Agency 20 years ago.

    The Dovetail Agency is a brand communications agency specialising in luxury travel and lifestyle. The team develop unique strategic plans for each client, integrating key elements including media relations, branding, creative consulting, event marketing, strategic partnerships, advertising and traditional public relations. Founded on the idea that great  service, strong relationships, strategic thinking and flawless execution should be the foundation of an agency’s work, The Dovetail Agency has grown and prospered to become one of the UK’s most respected travel and lifestyle brand agencies.

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    Formerly sales and marketing director within Virgin, Jayne has successfully built up an excellent industry profile. With a proven track record, achieving all targets set in previous job roles, both in PR and marketing management, Jayne is results-driven and promises effective implementation of a new project or strategy with outstanding results. Jayne’s experience includes a launch project for The Virgin Group. Virgin Ultimate was developed as a luxury collection of UK and international properties. Each hotel or resort was required to meet a high standard in order to be aligned and promoted alongside Necker Island and La Residencia. Virgin Gift Cards were developed from Jayne’s own initial business idea, working closely with Richard Branson and all companies within the Group.

    Jayne works with each client to develop an all-encompassing business strategy and tactically to counteract need periods and weaker areas of a client’s business. As Marketing Director with Virgin and in-house Sales Director at Inter-Continental Hotels, clients involve Jayne in the planning and implementation of the overall sales, marketing, product and PR planning process.

     

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    Hotel Designs Brit List 2017: The Long List

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    Who are the most inspirational and influential names in the UK hotel business?

    The finalists in the Hotel Designs Brit List have been named, taking in some of the biggest names in the UK industry.

    For the past few months, Hotel Designs has been taking soundings and nominations to create the Brit List – a celebration of the most influential and inspirational hoteliers and interior designers.

    The final list will be unveiled on the evening of Wednesday July 12th at the vibrant Urban Coterie sky bar and restaurant. It’s free to attend if you work in the sector – to find out more click here.

    With such a fantastic array of industry figures all in one room, you don’t want to miss an opportunity to get your company name on show – a limited number sponsorship opportunities are still available for the Hotel Designs Brit List. To find out more contact Jennie Lane on 01992 374098 or email j.lane@forumevents.co.uk

    The shortlist is now being studied by our panel of judges, who will decide the 25 top hoteliers and 25 top interior designers. The panel includes Dr Vanessa Brady OBE, President of the Society of British & International Design; Glyn Adams, Academic at the Edge Hotel School; Patrick Goff, Founder of Goff Associates; Daniel Fountain, Editor of Hotel Designs.

    The finalists are:

    Hoteliers
    Andrew Wildsmith – Owner, Wildsmith Hotles
    Louise & Andrew Macbeth – Owners, Beck Hall
    Mailo Power – Director, Athenaeum House
    Bharat Rai – General Manager, Grange Tower Bridge Hotel
    Marwan Hemchaoui – Manager, The Vineyard
    Patrick Burke – Owner/Manager, The Atlantic Hotel
    Paul Brackley – Manager, Shangri-La, The Shard
    Peter McCarthy – Chairman, Clevedon Hall
    Robin Sheppard – Chairman, Bespoke Hotels
    Aidan Flanagan – Manager, Muckrach Country House Hotel
    Tony Troy – CEO, Principal Hotels
    Michael Obray – General Manager, Lords of the Manor Hotel
    Lynn Brutman – General Manager, Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire
    Charles Lowther – Owner, Askham Hall
    Chris Hurst – General Manager, Hambleton Hall
    Andrew Thomason – Managing Director, Gravetye Manor
    Jennifer McCabe – General Manager, Charlotte Street Hotel
    Tom Ross – General Manager, The Pig Near Bath
    Mario Ovsenjak – General Manager, Hotel Gotham
    Adolf Schauer – General Manager, The Landmark London
    Mark Bevan – General Manager, Chewton Glen
    Olivia Immesi – Manager, Ace Hotel Shoreditch
    Jan-Paul Kroese – General Manager, Belmond Le Manoir aux Qaut’Saisons
    Sue Williams – General Manager, Whatley Manor

    Designers
    Ariane Steinbeck – Interior Designer, RPW Design
    Emma King – Head of Interior Design Europe, IHG
    Geraldine Milsom – Milsom Hotels & Restaurants Group
    Sarah Ramsbottom – Managing Director, Elle R Leisure
    Deema Sahyoun – IND Creations
    Andrew Linwood – Areen Hospitality
    Dennis Irvine – Dennis Irvine Studio
    Dexter Moren – Director, Dexter Moren Associates
    Malgosia Hendzel – Architect, Alex Kravetz Design
    Henry Chebaane – Designer, Blue Sky Hospitality Space
    Graeme Banks – Design Director, Barr + Wray
    Michelle Holland – Associate, Goddard Littlefair
    Alesia Sirokina – Senior Designer, Project Orange
    John Lewis – Associate Director, Richmond International
    Bee Osborn – Director, Osborn Interiors
    David Richard Mellor – Principal/Head of Design, David Richard Mellor
    Yasmine Mahmoudieh – Yasmine Mahmoudieh Architecture & Design
    Patrick Tyberghein – Director, Carter Tyberghein
    Helen Fewster – Director, Suna Interior Design
    Robert Angell – Principal/Director, Robert Angell Design
    Michael Simmons – Founder/Designer, Space ID
    Nicholas Hollinshead – Senior Designer, NH Interiors
    Lucy Goddard – Creative Director, NoChintz
    Michael Squire – Senior Partner, Squire & Partners
    Susie Atkinson – Founder, Susie Atkinson Design
    Andy Cooper – Head of Design, Oulsnam Design
    Esra Kumbasar – Senior Designer, Wrothams
    Elizabeth Warden – Principal, Elizabeth Designs
    David Carter – Designer, A La CarteR

    Brit List ticket price

    Brit List 2017: Hotelier, designer nominations still coming in…

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    Hotel Designs is producing the Brit List 2017, a celebration of the country’s most inspirational and influential hoteliers and designers.

    The full Hotel Designs Brit List will be revealed via a publication this summer, with a party to celebrate the List taking place at Urban Coterie, London on Wednesday July 12th. We’ve been asking our readers to select who they think should be included in the UK’s top 25 hoteliers and 25 leading design professionals – to nominate those they think are deserving of recognition in both fields.

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    And they’ve come up with some huge names in both fields, here is just a selection so far:

    Hoteliers
    – Andrew Wildsmith (Owner of Wildsmith Hotels)
    – Robin Sheppard (Chairman of Bespoke Hotels)
    – Michael Obray (General Manager at Lords of the Manor Hotel)
    – Robin Hutson (CEO at The Pig Hotels Group)
    – Mark Bevan (General Manager at Chewton Glen)

    Designers
    – Ariane Steinbeck (Interior Designer at RPW Design)
    – Andrew Linwood (Areen Hospitality)
    – Dexter Moren (Director at Dexter Moren Associates)
    – John Lewis (Associate at Richmond International)
    – Bee Osborn (Director at Osborn Interiors)

    There are a limited number of advertising and sponsorship opportunities available for this prestigious and influential publication – for more details contact Jennie Lane on j.lane@forumevents.co.uk, or call 01992 374098.

    Vanessa Brady OBE

    Brit List 2017: Judge profile – Dr. Vanessa Brady OBE

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    Here at Hotel Designs, we’ve been asking our readers to select who they think should be included in the UK’s top 25 hoteliers and 25 leading design professionals – to nominate those they think are deserving of recognition in both fields.

    The selections then go to our advisory board of judges, representatives from across the hotel and design industry.

    Here we’re profiling our first judge, Dr. Vanessa Brady OBE…

    Vanessa is an international multi-award winning interior designer, Business Consultant and Founder of the Society of British and International Design with over thirty years’ experience in B2B procurement and post analysis of the design profession.

    She has been acknowledged for a number of high level business and design achievement awards; such as the 2013 Woman in the City, Woman of Achievement Award for the Built Environment and in 2014 was awarded an OBE for her services to the design industry and UK economy.

    In 2015, she also received an honorary degree titled Doctor of Design from Southampton Solent University, in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the interior design industry.

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    Brit List 2017: Venue profile – Urban Coterie, Shoreditch

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    Situated in one of London’s most vibrant areas, and location of Hotel Designs’ ‘Brit List 2017’ party on July 12th, ‘Urban’ represents our Shoreditch edge as well as the infectious buzz surrounding Silicon Roundabout, both of which have greatly influenced our vibe.

    A place to connect with likeminded people, ‘Coterie’ represents the new place to enjoy wonderfully British tipples and seasonal dishes, which let beautiful ingredients shine. All of this is complemented by engaged service and stunning views over London.

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    Modern-day, informal dining serving up home-grown British ingredients and moreish snacks alongside a thoughtfully curated wine list. Letting ingredient-led seasonal cooking do the talking, our dishes are as aesthetically pleasing as the views.

    Urban CoterieThe cutting edge restaurant redefines dining in the sky. Our team of talented chefs have designed a menu that is all about letting ingredient-led seasonal cooking do the talking. The stylish bar showcases a thoughtfully curated range of British spirits, an established and affordable wine list, including a proud range of sparkling wines in the sky lounge.

    Hotel Designs is producing the Brit List 2017, a celebration of the country’s most inspirational and influential hoteliers and designers.

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    Everything you need to know about Brit List 2017

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    Hotel Designs is producing the Brit List 2017, a celebration of the country’s most inspirational and influential hoteliers and designers.

    The full Hotel Designs Brit List will be revealed via a glossy print publication this summer, with a party to celebrate the List taking place at Urban Coterie, London on Wednesday July 12th.

    We’ve been asking our readers to select who they think should be included in the UK’s top 25 hoteliers and 25 leading design professionals – to nominate those they think are deserving of recognition in both fields. You can also do the same by simply emailing Hotel Designs editor Daniel Fountain via d.fountain@forumevents.co.uk briefly explaining why an individual should be considered for the Brit List. We will follow up with a request for more information at a later date. You can nominate yourself, a peer, a client or even a competitor.

    The Hotel Designs Brit List glossy publication will feature profiles of all 50 winners. There are a limited number of advertising and sponsorship opportunities available for this prestigious and influential publication – for more details contact Jennie Lane on j.lane@forumevents.co.uk, or call 01992 374098.

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    Still time to nominate designers, hoteliers for Brit List 2017…

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    Hotel Designs would like your help in selecting the UK’s top 25 hoteliers and 25 leading design professionals by asking you – our readers – to nominate those you think deserving of recognition in both fields.

    Nominations have been coming in for several weeks from around the industry with big names such as Dexter Moren and Andrew Linwood to Andrew Wildsmith and Tony Troy having already been put forward. There is still time to nominate more inspirational and influential figures…

    To lobby, simply email Hotel Designs editor Daniel Fountain via d.fountain@forumevents.co.uk briefly explaining why an individual should be considered for the Brit List. We will follow up with a request for more information at a later date.

    You can nominate yourself, a peer, a client or even a competitor. The closing date for nominations is April 30th.

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    Announcing the Hotel Designs Brit List – nominate now…

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    Hotel Designs is delighted to announce the Brit List, a celebration of the country’s most inspirational and influential hoteliers and designers.

    The Hotel Designs Brit List will be revealed via a glossy print publication this summer, with a party to celebrate the List taking place at Urban Coterie, London on Wednesday July 12th.

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    Hotel Designs wants your help in selecting the UK’s top 25 hoteliers and 25 leading design professionals – by asking you, our readers, to nominate those you think deserving of recognition in both fields.

    To lobby, simply email Hotel Designs editor Daniel Fountain via d.fountain@forumevents.co.uk briefly explaining why an individual should be considered for the Brit List. We will follow up with a request for more information at a later date. You can nominate yourself, a peer, a client or even a competitor. The closing date for nominations is April 3rd.

    Once all nominations have been received, our Advisory Board judging panel – made up of figures from across the hospitality and design sectors – will select the final 50 most inspirational designers and hoteliers.

    The Hotel Designs Brit List glossy publication will feature profiles of all 50 winners. There are a limited number of advertising and sponsorship opportunities available for this prestigious and influential publication – for more details contact Jennie Lane on j.lane@forumevents.co.uk, or call 01992 374098.