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Meet Up London: 30 Under 30 launches early bird tickets

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Early bird tickets are now available for Meet Up London: 30 Under 30, which this year will run with the theme 30 Under 30… 

Until February 7, designers, architects, hoteliers and suppliers will be able to purchase early bird tickets for Hotel Designs‘ highly anticipated Q1 networking evening, Meet Up London: 30 Under 30.

The event, which is being exclusively styled by Minotti London and will take place in the showroom in Fitzrovia, will help to further bridge the gap between designers, architects, hoteliers and key-industry suppliers. “We hope that by launching the ’30 Under 30′ element to the evening that the event will become more than just a networking event for industry leaders,” said editor of Hotel Designs Hamish Kilburn. “We are excited to shine the spotlight on the rising stars of industry, to the individuals who are fast climbing the ranks to push international hotel design into a new and exciting chapter. This is therefore the perfect event for individuals from across the industry to gather to help further bridge the gap between designers, architects, hoteliers and key-industry suppliers of all ages.”

Early bird ticket prices

Suppliers: £99 + VAT (£150 + VAT after early bird offer expires after February 7)
Designers, hoteliers and architects: £10 + VAT (£20 + VAT after early bird offer expires after February 7)

To purchase your tickets, click here.

Minotti Showroom,
77 Margaret St, Fitzrovia, London, W1W 8SY

Date: March 28, 2019

How to apply for the 30 Under 30 list

If you are/or know of a deserving designer, architect or hotelier who is 30 years old or younger, please send in your application/nomination to: h.kilburn@forumevents.co.uk with the following:

  • 200-400 word bio, which acknowledges achievements to date and why you/he/she deserves to be recognised
  • Name of company you/he/she currently works for
  • Profile image

The final 30 will be confirmed to attend the event with Hotel Designs‘ compliments and the winners will be notified in due course ahead of the networking evening.

How to attend Meet Up London: 30 Under 30

If you are a supplier to the hospitality industry looking to attend the event, contact Zoe Guerrier on 01992 374059 or on z.guerrier@forumevents.co.uk – or click here to book your place.

If you are an interior designer or architect and would like to attend the Hotel Designs Meet Up London: 30 Under 30, click here to confirm your attendance.

Exclusive style partner: Minotti London

Live from LDF: Behind the main entrance installation at Decorex 2018

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Four of the UK’s leading interior designers are behind this year’s main entrance concept for Decorex…

What can you do with a blank canvas. Well, it seems quite a lot as four of the UK’s leading designers were asked to create this year’s Decorex entrance using only the theme of ‘Blank Canvas’ as a guide.

Decorex this year invited its participants to explore how an empty space can celebrate a beautiful new beginning, and it is this idea of a new beginning that led Decorex to brief four acclaimed interior designers to design the main entrance.

Henry Prideaux, Simone Suss, Maddux Creative and Brian Woulfe created site-specific installations that tell the stories behind their development as designers. Each produced a vignette that represents their journeys, featuring items, colours and patterns that have influenced and inspired them along the way. These vignettes will be partially hidden to visitors entering the event, allowing them to be discovered as they move around the entrance space.

With installations from Maddux Creative and Brian Woulfe taking on the Jungle and ruby-red disco lights, Henry Prideaux Interior Design drew on its eponymous founder’s senior year at Harrow School, where he was given the opportunity to create his most decorated room. It was during this chapter in Henry’s maturing life that an inherent instinct to decorate began to evolve and a natural path towards a career in interior design began to reveal itself. The studio took inspiration from the materials and colours of his school, the uniform, the architecture and incredible aesthetic of his surroundings.

Studio Suss, meanwhile, drew on the past experiences of founder, Simone Suss, and how the varied decades have shaped her, incorporating the interests and passions that have inspired her including a diverse spectrum of music, art and fashion.

Decorex, of which Hotel Designs is a proud media partner of, returned this weekend, kick-starting London Design Festival for its 41st edition to the historic Syon Park. It is hosting more 400 exhibitors from established names to up-and-coming brands.

The Brit List 2018 nominations are now open

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Hotel Designs has opened the The Brit List 2018 nominations to interior designers, hoteliers and architects…

Date of nominations closing: September 16
Awards ceremony: November 22 at BEAT, London

Hotel Designs is delighted to announce that nominations for this year’s Brit List are now open, welcoming you, our loyal readers and supporters, the opportunity to put forward entries from all exceptional British interior designers, hoteliers and architects.

If you, or an individual you know of, deserves to be recognised in this year’s Brit List, please click here and click the ‘nominations’ tab.

  • Category (Interior Design, Architecture, Hotelier)
  • Name
  • Profile image
  • Any relevant supporting images (max 3)
  • Company name
  • Job title
  • Reason for entering (max 300 words)

Once all nominations have been received by the closing date of September 16, the judging panel – made up of figures from across the hospitality and design sectors – will select the final 75 most inspirational and influential people in British design, hotels and architecture.

On November 22, designers, hoteliers, architects and key suppliers to the industry will gather at BEAT London where The Brit List 2018 will be unveiled. “With the UK being seen by the rest of the world as one of the largest design hubs, it’s important for us to support exceptionally talented individuals and firms by giving them platform to help amplify their work,” says publisher of Hotel Designs, Katy Phillips. “The winners of these awards will be further examples of how the UK continues to have a strong presence in international hotel design.”

In addition to The Brit List, Hotel Designs has also launched six new awards that will be presented to the winners on the night The Brit List 2018 is unveiled. These awards 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

Industry suppliers and delegates will be able purchase tickets to attend the awards ceremony, and there are a limited number of sponsorship opportunities available for this prestigious and influential event. For more details contact Phoebe Kasapi by emailing p.kasapi@forumevents.co.uk, or calling 01992 374059.


Terrace of King's Street Townhouse

Meet Up North: Three days to go!

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On July 18, Hotel Designs will bring the successful networking concept of ‘Meet Up’ up North to Manchester…

There are just three days left in order to secure your place at Meet Up North, the UK’s leading networking event for hoteliers, architects, interior designers and key-industry suppliers.

In the heart of Manchester, King Street Townhouse, which The Telegraph concluded it was “like staying with a rich friend who has extremely good taste”, has been chosen to shelter the Northern soiree. “Manchester, for many reasons, is a hive for hotel design,” said Hamish Kilburn, editor of Hotel Designs. “In particular, with its outstanding terrace on the sixth floor, King Street Townhouse aligns perfectly to our networking event Meet Up North.”

Located within the upper King Street Conservation Area of Manchester city centre, the hotel is an impressive 1870s Italian renaissance building, designed by local architect Edward Salomons for the Manchester Salford Trustees Bank. In 2016, AEW Architects, who will be at the networking event this week, converted the building from an office into the high-end 40-bedroom boutique hotel that stands proud over the city today.

Speaking at Meet Up North will be Fiona Thompson, Principal of Richmond International. Thompson will be sharing her thoughts on past projects, future predictions and the value of collaboration.

Completing the line-up of speakers will be the headline sponsors of the event, Marca Corona, which will provide the audience with an in-depth industry insight and will be available to answer questions after.

Agenda for the evening:

6.00 p.m. – Event starts on the 6th floor terrace and lounge  at the King Street Townhouse
6.30 p.m. – Welcome speech courtesy of Hotel Designs editor, Hamish Kilburn
6.45 p.m. – Headline speech courtesy of Fiona Thompson, Principal of Richmond International
7.00 p.m. – Insights from event Headline Partner, Marca Corona
7.15 p.m. – Canapés are served
9.30 p.m. – Event finishes

If you are a supplier to the hospitality industry looking to meet the top hoteliers and interior designers, contact Jennie Lane on 01992 374098 or on j.lane@forumevents.co.uk – or click here to book your place.

The Hotel Designs summer Meet Up is completely free for hoteliers, interior designers and architects; click here to confirm your attendance.

Shalini Misra to design Champagne Bar at Decorex 2017

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Decorex has an international reputation for showcasing luxury products, so it should come as no surprise that top designer, Shalina Misra, was handpicked to design the show-stopping centerpiece of the exhibition: The Champagne Bar.

Decorex Champange Bar to be designed by Shalini Misra

Inspired by the Great Exhibition of 1851
Misra’s Champagne Bar will take pride of place at the center of this year’s 40th Anniversary Decorex. Misra has based her design on the Great Exhibition of 1851, which has proven to be an inspirational choice.

The 1851 Great Exhibition held in Crystal Palace was undeniably magnificent. Paintings of the time show how the designers of the day created an awe-inspiring glass conservatory, which soon became known as the Crystal Palace. The enormous glass structure was large enough to accommodate full-size trees, as well as hundreds of Victorian inventions and other marvels of the time.

Crystal Palace Inspired Champagne Bar
The original Crystal Palace was disassembled following the exhibition and moved to Sydenham Hill, where it eventually burned down in 1936. Luckily, we have numerous paintings that illustrate how impressive the structure was and Shalina Misra has used these, along with drawings and prints, as her creative inspiration.

Since Decorex International is synonymous with luxury, this year’s design for the Champagne Bar needed to reflect this. Misra understands this perfectly. She has created a hexagonal central bar with four sweeping roof structures, which are highly reminiscent of the 1851 Crystal Palace that welcomed millions of people back in its heyday.

Victoriana Design Influences
A dramatic central canopy hangs over the central bar, which features plenty of ironwork detailing and backlighting. The Victorian Age is linked to the Industrial Revolution, so metal is an apt choice of material. In 1851, the rail network was in an expansion stage and many visitors to the Great Exhibition arrived via train. Misra has incorporated Victorian motifs and detailing into her overall design, along with a decadent color palette that harks back to the 19th century.

Opulent Fabrics and Relaxing Décor
Inside the Champagne Bar, you will find plenty of opulent fabrics, including rich velvets, decorative screens, and potted palms. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a glass of champagne while exploring the Decorex exhibition.

Misra describes her design as “…a contemporary interpretation of a glasshouse infused with graphic pattern, luxe detailing and curiosities.”

An Award-Winning Design Portfolio
Of course, design enthusiasts will know that Shalina Misra is no stranger to masterful, contemporary designs. Her award-winning design practice was first established in 1996 and has since been responsible for a diverse range of projects in London, Delhi, New York, and Dubai. She is well known for her timeless interiors and functional spaces that are full of character and creativity. In fact, Shalina Misra regularly collaborates with many of the world’s leading craftsmen and women, artists, and antique experts to pull together her amazing designs.

The Decorex Champagne Bar is a prestigious design commission and previous creators include the Martin Brudnizki Design Studio, Martin Hulbert Design, and Russell Sage.