Solicited for his creative thinking skills, Youri Sawerschel has been involved with projects focused on creating, launching and managing brands in Europe, China and the Middle-East. He has worked with brands as diverse as Kempinski Hotels, UBS, EPFL and Mondelez. He discusses below what we can expect from the brand Zoku… The success of Citizen […]
Guest Blog: Youri Sawerschel – is Zoku the next Citizen M?
IHS 2017: ‘Perfect Hotel Bedroom’ survey launches
The luxury and boutique hotel sector’s most comprehensive and inspirational business event, the Independent Hotel Show has launched a survey to reveal the consumer’s perfect hotel bedroom in partnership with Chic Retreats, an online marketplace to book independent boutique villas and hotels from round the globe. The Perfect Hotel Bedroom will be featured at the […]
Australia’s newest hotel brand – Skye – to debut in Sydney
The Crown Group, the award-winning developer of distinctive residential and commercial properties across Australia, is putting the finishing touches on its new hotel brand, Skye Hotel Suites in Parramatta. Set to open in early 2017, Skye Hotel Suites offers 72 luxury suites overlooking Sydney within the new V by Crown Group, a 28-storey luxury residential […]
Sleep 2016: Gensler wins competition for new hotel room concept
International architecture, design and planning firm Gensler has won the annual Sleep Set competition to design a new guest room concept for the future at Sleep 2016 – the annual hotel design event. Designed to fulfil the demands of a new demographic of hotel guest – termed as the Digital Avant-Garde by research association Sinus-Institut, […]
‘Sleep Walking’ with Modulex signage at Sleep 2016
Drawing on thoughtful analogies between the psychologies of how people navigate around hotels and trade shows, Modulex is designing an entirely new concept for Sleep entitled ‘Sleep Walking’. Embracing the use of landmarks, icons and other signage, Modulex will be disrupting unconscious behaviours and sparking curiosity to entice and reassure visitors as they wend their […]
Opinion: One-room, open-air hotel – gimmick or the future?
Having stayed in countless hotels, I am aware that the quality of a guest’s sleeping experience is one of the most important aspects of a stay – if not the most important. So getting the choice of bed, mattress and linens right takes thought and time. But if that’s the hotel’s only offering, you might […]