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IN PICTURES: Meet Up North 2019

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IN PICTURES: Meet Up North 2019

Hotel Designs’ premium northern networking event, Meet Up North 2019, took place in Club Brass, Hotel Gotham’s spectacular rooftop private members’ bar… 

Meet Up North 2019, which took place on July 1, took over Manchester’s iconic Hotel Gotham. Hotel Designs’ premium northern networking event, which was sponsored by Hamilton Litestat, Architextural and Atlas Concorde, returned to the city for the second time in a row as a result of the city’s bustling and constantly evolving hotel design scene that sees many innovative hotels on the boards.

Meet Up North 2019 was attended by leaders from firms such as  Denton Corker MarshallGenslerAEW ArchitectsFusion by DesignLDA Design ConsultantsUtopia Projects and Abode Architecture.

Here are the official images:

If you have images from the event, please share on social media with the hashtag #HDMEETUPNORTH19

Manchester comes alive for Meet Up North 2019

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Manchester comes alive for Meet Up North 2019

Last night, industry leaders gathered at Manchester’s Hotel Gotham for Hotel Designs’ premium northern networking evening, Meet Up North 2019…  

More than 120 designers, hoteliers, developers, architects and key-industry suppliers gathered last night at Hotel Gotham in Manchester’s exclusive private member’s bar, Club Brass, for Meet Up North, Hotel Designs’ premium northern networking event. Using the city below as its backdrop, Hotel Designs took over the rooftop bar to prove that Manchester is a thriving hotel design hotspot.

The event, which was sponsored by Hamilton Litestat, Architextural and Atlas Concorde, returned to Manchester for the second time in a row as a result of the city’s bustling and constantly evolving hotel design scene.

“It’s no surprise or secret that Manchester is a hive of hotel development activity,” said Hamish Kilburn, editor of Hotel Designs. “This creative hub is certainly leading a clear innovative path by opening quality, dynamically designed hotels in the north.”

Delivering a presentation entitled “Hospitality is way more than hotels”, Tom Lindblom, hospitality leader and Principal at Gensler gave the audience an insightful look into how modern hotel exteriors and interiors are changing.

Ending the evening with a apt glimpse into the future, Hotel Designs announced that The Brit List, the publication’s annual awards ceremony, is back this year. “Nominations, which are free to apply, have opened,” Kilburn added. “One element that we believe sets us aside from any other awards ceremony, that we are aware of, is that The Brit List is completely free to apply. Anyone – hotelier, architect, interior designer, developer or supplier can nominate anyone they feel is deserving.”

If you attended Meet Up North, and would like to share your images with us on Instagram (@hoteldesigns), please do by simply using the hashtag #HDMEETUPNORTH19.

More official images of the night will follow…

Headline Partner: Hamilton Litestat

Event Partner: Atlas ConcordeEvent Partner: Architextural

Image credit – Tangerine Event Photography

First AI powered luxury travel festival launches in Dubai

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First AI powered luxury travel festival launches in Dubai

The world’s first AI powered luxury travel festival is coming to The Palm, Dubai in February 2020…

TFest, the world’s first AI powered luxury travel festival, is a bold new event concept from Private Luxury Events that waves goodbye to the traditional tradeshow format. On The Palm, Dubai, in February 2020, it will bring together the most influential buyers and sellers in luxury travel in a vibrant festival that uses technology to create an experience that is both large-scale and personal.

Throughout the three-day festival, AI matchmaking will help delegates connect with more people than ever before, giving them a personalised experience and a better return on their time and investment.

This new event is a free-flowing festival of connections, ideas and inspiration that brings the whole luxury travel industry together. TFest showcases the freshest brands, ideas, destinations and properties in luxury travel. It features inspiring workshops, insightful thought leaders and offers hundreds of connections for every attendee. By taking the guesswork out of making connections, AI opens the door to hundreds of extra connection opportunities that attendees would otherwise have missed.

Neon lights and festival

Image credit: TFest

“We launched TFest to make personalised connections happen on a larger scale and in real time, at a single celebratory event where our global luxury travel community can come together,” explains Richard Barnes, CEO, Private Luxury Events. “We believe AI matchmaking technology will reshape the networking industry and give delegates at our events a better experience, where they have complete control of every interaction and get a better return on their valuable time. It’s going to transform B2B networking by helping everyone get the outcomes they want.”Private Luxury Events has drawn on its 15 years of industry experience to take connecting further.

By harnessing its data from over 100 events in an artificial intelligence platform, it has found a way to radically improve the quality of meetings between buyers and suppliers.
Attendees still have guaranteed morning meetings with carefully matched buyers and exhibitors. But in TFest’s free-flowing afternoons, AI matchmaking technology empowers delegates to break free of rigid schedules through personalised recommendations, helping them meet the right people to take their business further.

The AI technology uses machine learning and advanced algorithms to make intelligent initial recommendations that get smarter over time. Every time someone uses the app, the more it learns and the better the recommendations become.

Main image credit: TFest

Meet Up North 2019: Less than 3 weeks to go, Manchester!

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Meet Up North 2019: Less than 3 weeks to go, Manchester!

Calling all designers, architects and hoteliers: There are less than three weeks until Hotel Designs’ premium northern networking event, Meet Up North 2019, comes to Manchester… 

With less than three weeks until Hotel Designs heads back up to Manchester for Meet Up North 2019, time to purchase your delegate tickets is running out. The event, which takes place on July 1 at Hotel Gotham’s Club Brass, will welcome the leading suppliers, designers, architects and hoteliers for the brand’s premium northern networking event.

Following the success of Meet Up London in March, Meet Up North is designed to further bridge the gap between designers, architects, hoteliers and suppliers will this year carrying the theme of ‘Creativity Outside the Capital’, following the recent headings highlighting Manchester’s unique position in the industry as a hotel design hotspot.

The highly anticipated event will include an insightful talk and presentation by Tom Lindblom, Principal and Hospitality Leader at Gensler (London), which will be entitled Hospitality is way more than hotels.’

Image credit: Hotel Gotham

The hand-chosen venue for the event, which in a few years will become the older and wiser sibling of the brand’s latest hotel that is on boards, The Brooklyn, has been an epicentre of the city’s action since it opened in 2015. The general manager of the hotel and brand, Mario Ovsenjak, and the owner, Robin Sheppard, were both listed in The Brit List 2018 as being among the top hoteliers in the country. Located on the rooftop, Club Brass will transform on July 1 from a private members’ bar  into a premium networking evening for designers, hoteliers, architects and suppliers alike – and here’s how you can get your hands on a ticket.

Designer, architect and hotelier tickets: £20 + VAT
If you are a designer, architect or hoteliers to the industry and would like to attend Meet Up North 2019, click here.

Leading designers, architects and hoteliers to attend Meet Up North 2019

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Leading designers, architects and hoteliers to attend Meet Up North 2019

Meet Up North, which takes place on July 1 at Hotel Gotham’s Club Brass, will be attended by leading hoteliers, designers and architects…

Following the success of Meet Up London in March, Hotel Designs is weeks away from heading up to Manchester with Meet Up North. The event, which is designed to bridge the gap between designers, architects, hoteliers and suppliers will this year carrying the theme of ‘Creativity Outside the Capital’.

Directors and/or partners from the likes of Denton Corker Marshall, Gensler, AEW Architects, Fusion by Design, LDA Design Consultants, Utopia Projects and Abode Architecture are among the designers and architects that will be attending the evening networking event.

In addition, general managers from the likes of The Stock Exchange Hotel, Hotel Indigo Chester and Hotel Gotham will be among the hoteliers attending the event.

Meet Up North, which returns to Manchester for a second year following clear indications that the city continues to be a hotel development hotspot, will include an insightful talk and presentation by Tom Lindblom, Principal and Hospitality Leader at Gensler (London), which will be entitled Hospitality is way more than hotels.’

How to purchase your tickets to Meet Up North

If you are a supplier to the industry and would like to purchase your ticket to Meet Up North for £150 + VAT, click here.
If you are a designer, architect or hoteliers to the industry and would like to purchase your ticket to Meet Up North for £20 + VAT, click here.

In additionl, there are still various sponsorship opportunities and packages available for Meet Up North. If you would like to discuss these with our team then please contact Zoe Guerrier by either emailing z.guerrier@forumevents.co.uk or calling 01992 374059.

The inaugural Meet Up North took place last year at King Street Townhouse and was attended by more than 200 designers, architects, hoteliers and key-industry suppliers.

About the venue

Hotel Gotham is sheltered in what is arguably the city’s grandest properties and is an exclusive city-centre sanctuary, previously a bank that was designed in 1935 by none other than architect Edwin Lutyens.

The hotel, which opened in 2015, prides itself on offering a modern and comfortable experience in a unique and luxurious environment, with exquisite service all within a bespoke private club in the heart of Manchester.

Meet Up North welcomes Atlas Concorde as event partner

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Meet Up North welcomes Atlas Concorde as event partner

Meet Up North, Hotel Designs’ premium networking evening in Manchester, has confirmed the Italian surface brand, Atlas Concorde, as an event partner… 

Atlas Concorde, a leading Italian surfaces brand which supplies products for some of the world’s most impressive design hotels,  has been confirmed as an event partner for Meet Up North. The premium networking evening, which will be attached by leading designers, hoteliers and architects, takes place in Manchester’s Hotel Gotham on July 1.

“As a leading supplier of surfaces to the hospitality industry worldwide and premium Italian brand in the ceramic tile industry, Atlas Concorde recognises the importance of building and sustaining a strong relationship with all designers in the UK,” said Matteo Martini, the brand’s UK & Northern Europe Sales Manager. “Manchester is certainly an important design hotspot that is full of hotel projects on the boards. Therefore, we are delighted to become an event partner for Meet Up North and we are looking forward to catching up with all the designers, hoteliers and architects that are attending the event.”

Audience full

Image caption: The audience at Meet Up London in March 2019.

Purchasing your tickets

If you are a supplier to the industry and would like to attend Meet Up North for £150 + VAT, click here.
If you are a designer, architect or hoteliers to the industry and would like to attend Meet Up North for £20 + VAT, click here.

There are various sponsorship opportunities and packages available for Meet Up North. If you would like to discuss these with our team then please contact Zoe Guerrier by either emailing z.guerrier@forumevents.co.uk or calling 01992 374059.

The inaugural Meet Up North took place last year at King Street Townhouse and was attended by more than 200 designers, architects, hoteliers and key-industry suppliers.

About Hotel Gotham

Hotel Gotham is sheltered in what is arguably the city’s grandest properties and is an exclusive city-centre sanctuary, previously a bank that was designed in 1935 by none other than architect Edwin Lutyens.

The hotel, which opened in 2015, prides itself on offering a modern and comfortable experience in a unique and luxurious environment, with exquisite service all within a bespoke private club in the heart of Manchester.

Interior Design & Architecture Summit becomes sold-out event

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Interior Design & Architecture Summit becomes sold-out event

Starting as it means to go on, the inaugural Interior Design & Architecture Summit becomes sold-out event with 11 days to spare…

The highly anticipated inaugural Interior Design & Architecture Summit, which takes place on April 29 at London Hilton Tower Bridge, is now sold out.

The event, of which its meet-the-buyer concept was born from the success of Hotel Summit, will allow leading designers and architects the ability to meet face-to-face with leading suppliers as well as enjoying a quality speakership programme, curated exclusively by Hotel Designs.

The full list of suppliers attending is as follows:

Ideavit, Marca Corona, Graphica Display, Tribu, Atlas Concordem, Hamilton Litestat, Timage, Wandsworth, KKDC, Bisque, Aqualisa, Project Blinds, Domkapa, Portview Fitout, CP Parquet, James Alexander, Majestic Showers, Sox Furniture, O’Donnell Funiture, CTD Architectual tiles, Gessi, North Made, Moleta Murno, Covers, Hand & Mouth, ITC, Natural Flooring, Cole & Son, Versa Wallcoverings, Wood Flooring & Accessories, Mitre Linen, Sofa.com, Muzeo, Bridgeman Images, Edmund Bell & Co.

Interior Design & Architecture Summit is a one-day event, designed to connect senior executives working within the sector with product and service suppliers for face-to-face meetings and business networking.

The Summit aims to support the design and architecture sector with a unique platform to help create long-lasting and mutually beneficial business connections.

For those who are attending, the full agenda for the day can be accessed here.

Despite the event now being sold-out, there are still spaces available for both suppliers and delegates wishing to attend Hotel Summit, which is specifically organised for senior professionals who are directly responsible for purchasing and procurement within their organisation, and those who provide the latest and greatest products and services within the sector.

How to register for Hotel Summit

If you are a supplier to the hospitality industry looking to meet top hotel professionals, contact Jennie Lane at j.lane@forumevents.co.uk– or click here to book your place.

If you are a hotelier and would like to attend the Summit, please contact Liam Cloona on l.cloona@forumevents.co.uk – or click here to book your place.

Meet Up North: Headline Exclusive Partner announced

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Meet Up North: Headline Exclusive Partner announced

Hamilton Litestat has been confirmed as the Exclusive Headline Partner for Meet Up North, which takes place at Hotel Gotham on July 1, 2019…

Following the announcement yesterday, which unveiled the details around Meet Up North, British manufacturer Hamilton Litestat has been confirmed as the event’s Exclusive Headline Partner.

The technology accessories lighting solution company, which sponsored The Brit List 2018 and Meet Up London 2019, will attend the event that will be attended by the industry’s leaders and visionaries.

“The decision for Hamilton Litestat to become the Exclusive Headline Partner for Meet Up North was one that was made following the success of its previous networking events, including Meet Up London last week,” said Gavin Williams, Head of Marketing at Hamilton Litestat. “We look forward to being in Manchester with the team from Hotel Designs in order to promote our brand and our innovative products in the north to designers, hoteliers and architects.”

This year’s Meet Up North will take place at Hotel Gotham’s Club Brass rooftop VIP lounge on July 1.

Early bird tickets now available

Between now and April 30, 2019, early bird tickets for the event are available to purchase:

Suppliers: £99 + VAT (£150 + VAT after early bird offer expires after April 30).
Designers, architects and hoteliers: £10 + VAT (£20 + VAT after early bird offer expires after April 30).

If you are a supplier to the industry and would like to attend Meet Up North, click here.
If you are a designer, architect or hoteliers to the industry and would like to attend Meet Up North, click here.

There are various sponsorship opportunities and packages available for Meet Up North. If you would like to discuss these with our team then please contact Zoe Guerrier by either emailing z.guerrier@forumevents.co.uk or calling 01992 374059.

Main image caption: The Hamilton Litestat team attending Meet Up London as Exclusive Headline Partners

Meet Up North 2019: Manchester venue announced

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Meet Up North 2019: Manchester venue announced

Hotel Designs has announced that it is taking its successful Meet Up networking event concept to Manchester’s Hotel Gotham on July 1, 2019… 

Following the success of Meet Up London last week, Hotel Designs has announced that its Meet Up North networking event will take place at Manchester’s Hotel Gotham on July 1.

Leading designers, architects, hoteliers and key-industry suppliers are expected to gather at the hotel’s exclusive members-only rooftop bar, Club Brass, for drinks and canapés above the city.

The VIP lounge on the 7th floor of the hotel was chosen as the venue for Meet Up North after editor Hamish Kilburn described Hotel Gotham as Manchester’s decadent playground in his interactive hotel review that was published last year.

“If Hotel Gotham is the King of King Street, then Brass is the jewel in the crown,” says Hotel Gotham on its website when describing the members-only rooftop bar.

“We have decided to return to this vibrant city, which is full of raw creativity at every corner, due to popular demand in addition to the recent increase in hotel investment in the city, especially in the luxury market.” – Hamish Kilburn, editor, Hotel Designs.

“There is arguably no greater venue that is more relevant for this year’s Meet Up North event than Hotel Gotham,” Kilburn commented on the announcement. “With the hotel group imminently about to expand its luxury arm even further in Manchester, with the highly anticipated opening of The Brooklyn, Hotel on the cards, Hotel Gotham shelters everything and more we need in order to make this event the best Meet Up North yet. We have decided to return to this vibrant city, which is full of raw creativity at every corner, due to popular demand in addition to the recent increase in hotel investment in the city, especially in the luxury market.”

Early bird tickets now available

Between now and April 30, 2019, early bird tickets for the event are available to purchase:

Suppliers: £99 + VAT (£150 + VAT after early bird offer expires after April 30).
Designers, architects and hoteliers: £10 + VAT (£20 + VAT after early bird offer expires after April 30).

If you are a supplier to the industry and would like to attend Meet Up North, click here.
If you are a designer, architect or hoteliers to the industry and would like to attend Meet Up North, click here.

There are various sponsorship opportunities and packages available for Meet Up North. If you would like to discuss these with our team then please contact Zoe Guerrier by either emailing z.guerrier@forumevents.co.uk or calling 01992 374059.

The inaugural Meet Up North took place last year at King Street Townhouse and was attended by more than 200 designers, architects, hoteliers and key-industry suppliers.

About Hotel Gotham

Hotel Gotham is sheltered in what is arguably the city’s grandest properties and is an exclusive city-centre sanctuary, previously a bank that was designed in 1935 by none other than architect Edwin Lutyens.

The hotel, which opened in 2015, prides itself on offering a modern and comfortable experience in a unique and luxurious environment, with exquisite service all within a bespoke private club in the heart of Manchester.

 

Image credit: Hotel Gotham


Main image credit: Hotel Gotham

Meet Up London ’19: In pictures

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Meet Up London ’19: In pictures

Hotel Designs’ Meet Up London, which took place on March 28 2019, provided an evening full of celebrations…

More than 200 of the industry’s finest attended Meet Up London held at Minotti London’s showroom on March 28 for Hotel Designs’ first networking event of 2019. New to this year, the evening included the final of Hotel Designs’ 30 Under 30, while also publically cutting the ribbon for the unveiling of its new website. Here is the official gallery of the evening.

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Hotel Designs’ next Meet Up in the calendar is Meet Up North, which takes place in Manchester on July 1. More details to follow. 

Exclusive style partner: Minotti London

Exclusive headline partner: Hamilton Litestat

Event partner: Tarkett

Gifting Partner: Aslotel

Hotel Designs launches into a stylish new era at Meet Up London 2019

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Hotel Designs launches into a stylish new era at Meet Up London 2019

The hotel design industry’s finest gathered at Minotti London last night for Meet Up London, Hotel Designs’ first networking event of 2019, which unveiled many causes for celebrations…

London was at the centre of the design world once more last night, as hundreds of designers, architects, hoteliers and key-industry suppliers descended on city’s Fitzrovia district for Meet Up London.

Providing the perfect stage for Hotel Designs’ first networking event of the year, Minotti London opened its showroom doors to the sea of leaders and visionaries who attended the event.

Among the guests were young designers, directors and principals from studios such as Richmond International, Conran & Partners, WATG, Jestico + Whiles, ARA Design, Scott Brownrigg, Gensler and many more.

Unique to this year’s format, Meet Up London hosted the final of Hotel Designs’ 30 Under 30 initiative. All 40 shortlisted finalists were invited, courtesy of Hotel Designs, following the title’s aim to help bridge the age gap in international hotel design. “Tonight’s concept, and its very important theme, has evolved in order to make our networking events more relevant to our audience,” said editor Hamish Kilburn who made the sofas of Minotti his stage for the evening. “Since the success of The Brit List 2018 Awards last year, we have decided to lightly theme each of our networking events. Tonight, it is about celebrating and profiling young designers and architects who are proving themselves to be true leaders in the making, if not so already.”

Following the unveiling of the final 30 Under 30, the evening’s programme gave guests a sneak peek of Hotel Designs’ new branding and website ahead of its highly anticipated launch that was announced today. “I am delighted that we are turning this page so publically here this evening in order to start our new chapter.” explained Kilburn. “Our new slogan is: ‘Defining the point on international hotel design,’ and we believe that events like these that are attended by so many of you, our readers, do just that.”

Meet Up London continued with an engaging talk from the London School of Architecture’s Director of Critical Projects, James Soane. Aptly entitled Repairing The Future, Soane’s presentation captured the audience’s attention and imagination into understanding how we can, as a collective creative industry, design and build better cities and hotels. “Are you doing what you believe in and are you practicing what you preach” Soane asked the audience. “Or are you just preaching what you would like to practice? Design can make the world a better place. It has a lot to do with equality and the future.”

Attendees were then able to use the evening as a networking event to catch up with like-minded industry experts, while also learning about the latest products on the market from suppliers such as Hamilton Litestat (exclusive headline partner), Tarkett (event partner), Minotti London (style partner), Crosswater, Brintons, Laufen and many more.

Ensuring that no guest left empty handed, gifting partner Aslotel supplied all attendees with a generous goody bag that included a selection of its luxury amenity products.

The full gallery of the evening – and the details for Hotel Designs’ next networking event, Meet Up North – will be announced shortly.

MEET UP LONDON: 1 Week to go!

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The latest attendees who have confirmed their place at next week’s Hotel Designs’ Meet Up London include the Managing Director of RPW Design, CEO of Conran and Partners and Leading Architects from John Simpson Architects

With just one week to go until Hotel Designs takes centre stage to host its Q1 networking evening, time is running out to purchase your tickets.

Meet Up London, which takes place on March 28 at Minotti London’s showroom, will be attended by leading designers, architects, hoteliers and key-industry suppliers. Unique to this year, the event will also host the final of Hotel Designs’ 30 Under 30 initiative and all 40 shortlisted finalists have been invited, courtesy of Hotel Designs in order to help bridge the age gap in international hotel design with equal networking opportunities for all in the hotel design community.

RPW Design, Conrad and Partners, John Simpson Architects, Dorchester Collection and Benjamin West are all among the companies that have confirmed their attendance over the last few days.

“It’s very clear to me that there is a real bridge to be made so that young designers and architects can also benefit from our exclusive networking events, and we believe that the concept of Meet Up London this year does just that,” said editor Hamish Kilburn. “As a young design editor myself, I am very excited to host the evening. There are a lot of elements included within our first Meet Up of the year; the 30 Under 30 unveil, the London School of Architecture’s James Soane speaking about Repairing the Future and myself discussing the new era of Hotel Designs. Everything within the agenda has been designed to create an engaging evening for all guests attending that will help to create wider conversations on the international hotel design scene.”

VERY LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE: How to attend Meet Up London 

If you are an interior designer, architect, operator or hotelier and would like to attend Meet Up London, click here to book your place.

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.

For more information about becoming a Meet Up London sponsor, please contact Zoe Guerrier on 01992 374059 or email z.guerrier@forumevents.co.uk.

Exclusive style partner: Minotti London

Exclusive headline partner: Hamilton Litestat

Event partner: Tarkett

Gifting Partner: Aslotel

 

Meet Up London: 2 weeks to go!

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In two weeks time, on March 28, Hotel Designs will host Meet Up London at Minotti London… 

There are just two weeks until the industry’s leaders will gather at Meet Up London. The event, which takes place on March 28 at Minotti London’s showroom will be attended by leading designers, architects, hoteliers and key-industry suppliers.

As well as providing the perfect networking stage for professionals who are working on the hotel design scene, the event will also pay special attention to young designers as it will unveil Hotel Designs’ 30 Under 30 (the shortlist can be accessed here).

The latest names to the guest list include designers, directors and 30 Under 30 shortlisted finalists from the likes of ARA Design, Denis Irvine Studio and Occa Design, as well as the general manager of The Beaumont London.

They will join designers and directors from leading studios such as Richmond InternationalHBA LondonGenslerJestico + WhilesGoddard LittlefairProject Orange and WATG who are among the names that are also confirmed to attend.

How to attend Meet Up London 

If you are an interior designer, architect, operator or hotelier and would like to attend Meet Up London, click here to book your place.

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.

For more information about becoming a Hotel Designs Meet Up sponsor, contact Zoe Guerrier on 01992 374059 or email z.guerrier@forumevents.co.uk.

Exclusive style partner: Minotti London

Exclusive headline partner: Hamilton Litestat

Event partner: Tarkett

Gifting Partner: Aslotel

FINAL CALL FOR ENTRIES: 30 Under 30

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The deadline for entries for Hotel Designs’ 30 Under 30 initiative is tomorrow…

Time is running out for interior designers, architects and hoteliers to submit their entries for the 30 Under 30 list that will be unveiled at Meet Up London: 30 Under 30.

Styled by Minotti London and hosted at the luxury furniture company’s luxury showroom, the event has launched the list with the aim is to bridge the age gap between interior designers, architects, hoteliers and key-industry suppliers.

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

Deadline: February 15, 2019

The final 30 will be confirmed to attend the event on March 28 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

Exclusive headline partner: Hamilton Litestat

Last chance to purchase early bird tickets for Meet Up London: 30 Under 30

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There is still time to purchase early bird tickets to Hotel Designs’ networking event, Meet Up London: 30 Under 30… 

The deadline for purchasing early bird tickets to Meet Up London: 30 Under 30 ends today. Designers, architects, hoteliers and suppliers are still able to purchase early bird tickets for Hotel Designs‘ highly anticipated Q1 networking evening, which recognise and commend 30 young rising stars in the industry.

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 (promotion ends today!)

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

To purchase your tickets, click here.

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

Date: March 28, 2019

How to apply for the 30 Under 30 list (deadline for entries closes on February 15)

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

Exclusive headline partner: Hamilton Litestat

Crosswater becomes headline partner for The Brit List 2019

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Following the success of last year’s event, leading bathroom manufacturer Crosswater has become the headline partner for The Brit List 2019…

The Brit List, which is Hotel Designs‘ nationwide search to find the top interior designers, hoteliers and architects, has confirmed that Crosswater, part of Bathroom Brands‘ portfolio, will be the headline partner for the 2019 event.

“Operating in the UK, with its vibrant design community is an honour,” said Mike Bone, Director of Group Projects at Bathroom Brands. “So much of our success, as a business, is generated together with the creative visions developed by this community. Furthering our brand and products in the hearts and minds of designers and architects is critical to our future success.

“Our decision to participate as headline partner at this year’s Brit List is a demonstration of our commitment to support, celebrate and recognise the very best of interior designers, architects and hoteliers today.”

Attended by more than 200 interior designers, hoteliers, architects and key-industry suppliers, The Brit List 2018 was hailed a success among the industry’s finest practitioners:

“The Brit List recognises the UK’s best Hotel Design talent and we at IHG are proud to be recognised for the hard work we have done to the interior design of our brands in recent years. We are humbled by the huge amount of design talent amongst the other winners. Congratulations to all involved.” – Emma King, Head of Interior Design Europe, IHG

“We are truly honoured to be included in the Brit List” – Bee Osborn, Creative Director, Osborn Interiors

“Some moments in your life are special.  Some are more special than others, so it was a very very special moment for me to receive the Brit List 2018 Outstanding Contribution to the Hospitality Award.  I propose to enjoy the moment as Britain remains the very heartbeat of stylist design of the globe.” – Robin Sheppard, CEO, Bespoke Hotels. Winner of Outstanding Contribution to the Hospitality Industry

“I am delighted to have been recognised as one of Britain’s top 25 hoteliers in The Brit List 2018. My team and I are proud of our continued hard work and extraordinary attentiveness to our customers’ satisfaction here at The Gainsborough Bath Spa. It is important to me to go the extra mile for both my guests and staff to ensure everyone has an enjoyable and memorable stay with us in beautiful, historic Bath” – Brian Benson, General Manager, The Gainsborough Hotel and Spa

With further details around The Brit List 2019 to be unveiled soon, including how to nominate and how to apply for this year’s list, the concept will return to London this November. Venue and date TBC, for now.

Headline partner: Crosswater

Leading suppliers confirmed for Interior Design and Architecture Summit

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The inaugural Interior Design & Architecture Summit, which will take place on April 29 at Hilton Tower Bridge London, has confirmed its current partners for the event… 

Following the announcement of the ‘Rising Ceiling of Creativity’ panel discussion at the event, the Interior Design & Architecture Summit (IDAS) has just announced the first confirmed partners for the meet-the-buyers event.

Ideavit, Marca Corona, Graphica Display, Tribu, Atlas Concorde, Hamilton Litestat and Timage are all among the companies confirmed to attend IDAS as partners.

The event, which will take place on April 29 at Hilton Tower Bridge London, is aimed to bridge the gap between designers, architects, hoteliers and key-industry suppliers.

About IDAS

The one-day event is designed to connect senior executives working within the sector with product and service suppliers for face-to-face meetings and business networking.

The Summit aims to support the design and architecture sector with a unique platform to help create long-lasting and mutually beneficial business connections.

How to register your interest in attending

If you are a supplier to the hospitality industry looking to meet the top architects and interior designers, contact Victoria Petch on v.petch@forumevents.co.uk – or click here to book your place.

If you are an architect or interior designer and would like to attend the Summit, please contact Kerry Naumburger on k.naumburger@forumevents.co.uk – or click here to book your place.

Click here for more information about IDAS.

Media partner: Future Contractor & Architect

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.

Venue:
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
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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

Hotel Designs announces 30 Under 30 Meet Up

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Taking place on March 28 at Minotti Showroom London, 30 Under 30 Meet Up will bridge the age gap between interior designers, hoteliers, architects and industry suppliers… 

With the aim to recognise and celebrate the rising stars within the industry who are fast climbing the ranks, Hotel Designs has announced that its London Meet Up event on March 28 will run with a 30 Under 30 theme.

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Following the success of The Brit List 2018, the exclusive networking event will be styled by premium furniture brand Minotti, which will host the evening at its luxurious London Showroom. “We are delighted that, by becoming the exclusive style partner for Meet Up London: 30 Under 30, we are able to support and celebrate young talent within this creative industry,” said Anke Summerhill, Managing Director and Creative Director, Minotti London. “Hosting the networking evening at our London showroom further allows us to connect with designers, architects and industry suppliers of all ages – and we thoroughly look forward to welcoming both leading practitioners as well as the next rising stars in hotel design to our London hub.”

Designed to bridge the gap between designers, hoteliers and architects of all ages, the event will officially unveil the 30 Under 30 and will – from start to finish – have a clear focus on giving young designers, architects and hoteliers a platform to amplify their work.

Venue:
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



Hotel Summit gives top hoteliers access to leading suppliers

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Hotel Summit, which returns this year in a new home in Heythrop Park on July 8 – 9, provides hoteliers with direct access to leading hotel suppliers… 

Following last year’s sold-out event, Hotel Summit, which returns this year in a new home to provide an unmatched networking opportunity for hoteliers and leading suppliers, has announced its first line-up of hotel suppliers.

Among the confirmed suppliers that will attend this year’s highly anticipated Hotel Summit are Mitre Linen, Viridor, Portable Floormaker, Zennio, Airwave and Birchall Tea.

The Summit, which this year celebrates its 21st anniversary, is specifically organised by Forum Events for senior professionals who are directly responsible for purchasing and procurement within their organisation, and those who provide the latest and greatest products and services within the sector.

Over just two days, the highly focused event consists of pre-arranged one-to-one business meetings, interactive seminars and valuable networking opportunities throughout.

How to register 

If you are a supplier to the hospitality industry looking to meet top hotel professionals, contact Jennie Lane at j.lane@forumevents.co.uk– or click here to book your place.

If you are an architect or interior designer and would like to attend the Summit, please contact Liam Cloona on l.cloona@forumevents.co.uk – or click here to book your place.

Interior Design & Architecture Summit announces creative panel discussion

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Debuting this year, the Interior Design & Architecture Summit, which will take place at Hilton Tower Bridge London on April 29, has announced its panel discussion entitled The Rising Ceiling of Creativity… 

Following the announcement that HBA London’s creative director will be the headline speaker at the Interior Design & Architecture Summit (IDAS), the event has unveiled its exclusive panel discussion, which will take place on April 29 at Hilton Tower Bridge. Bringing together a handful of leaders and visionaries in both the interior design and architecture sphere, the session entitled The Rising Ceiling of Creativity will discuss areas such as the creative boundaries within interior design and architecture as well as looking at how designers and architects can inject flair while working within a budget.

The panel discussion, which will be moderated by editor of Hotel Designs Hamish Kilburn, will include the following panelists:

Gilly Craft
– President, British Institute of Interior Design and director of Koubou Interiors

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Gilly Craft started Koubou Interiors in 2004 after graduating with a Diploma in Interior Design with Distinction in 2002. She is the current President of the British Institute of Interior Design and was previously the CPD Director at the Institute. Craft, who exhibited the Hotel Room of the Future last year at the Independent Hotel Show London, has been a lecturer in Interior Design for her local and other colleges and a guest speaker for a number of years especially speaking on the subject of designing for special needs to include dementia.

Speaking ahead of the panel discussion, Craft said: “I was delighted to be asked to sit on the panel at the forthcoming Interior Design and Architecture Summit. This event, run by Hotel Designs, will be a great opportunity for the design community to network and meet with relevant contacts.”

Yasmine Mahmoudieh
– Director of Yasmine Mahmoudieh Studio

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Recently interviewed for Hotel Designs following her dynamic display of her Sleep Set at last year’s Sleep + Eat event, Yasmine mahmoudieh has been rewarded many times for her creative and innovative designs and is a reference in her field. Her multiple talents and skills helped her throughout her entire career in order to live her passion for architecture, design and entrepreneurship.

Charles Leon
– Director, Leon Black Interior Architecture

Charles Leon and Nicholas Black established Leon Black Architecture in 2014. Since then, Leon has been asked to lead lectures internationally on interface between design theory, neuroscience, innovation, emotion and the workings of the designer’s mind. His talks blend neuroscience, design, economics, politics, philosophy, sociology and current affairs to provide a new, powerful and persuasive way of understanding how the mind works.

Leon is the Past President of the British Institute of Interior Design and also a guest lecturer at Middlesex University, KLC, Inchbald and The Interior Design School.

Speaking ahead of IDAS, Leon said: “In my opinion, innovation is an innately human quality that pushes us to constantly improve our wellbeing and our situation in life. I am passionate about design, its role in innovation and its ability to transform the way people feel. I am fascinated by the emotional, mental, environmental, social and political aspects involved in design. Designing is a leap of faith, a view of the future, that is condensed into an experience. Designers and innovators are at the very core of this process”.

Robin Sheppard
– CEO, Bespoke Hotels

Robin Sheppard has been a hotelier for 40+ years winning many Hotel/Hotelier of the Year awards, including the Outstanding Contribution to the Hospitality Industry at The Brit List 2018. In 2000 he co-founded Bespoke Hotels, which has since grown into the UK’s latest independent hotel group with more than 220 properties, including the multi-award winning Hotel Gotham. Most recently he won the Hotel Catey and the Oxford Brookes awards for Outstanding Contribution to the Hospitality Industry.

He is also Hotel Sector Champion for Disabled People.

His greatest achievement, though, has been to fight back from GBS, a totally paralysing illness. His relative recovery inspired him to launch the Bespoke Access Awards in conjunction with RIBA at the House of Lords encouraging better design and empathy from architects and interior designers.

“Revolution is still in the air,” said Sheppard ahead of the event. “The world of hotel design continues to be turned upside down and this debate promises to be close to the centre of this step-change”.

Moritz Waldemeyer
– Director, Moritz Waldemeyer Studio

Moritz Waldemeyer Studio, 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. One of Hotel Designs’ recommended suppliers in the lighting category, Moritz Waldemeyer Studio‘s creative flair has led the designer to work with large celebrity profiles as well as international hotels.

The panel discussion, The Rise of Creativity, will take place at 4.30pm – 17.15pm on April 29 at the Hilton Tower Bridge Hotel, London

About IDAS

The one-day event is designed to connect senior executives working within the sector with product and service suppliers for face-to-face meetings and business networking.

The Summit aims to support the design and architecture sector with a unique platform to help create long-lasting and mutually beneficial business connections.

How to register your interest in attending

If you are a supplier to the hospitality industry looking to meet the top architects and interior designers, contact Victoria Petch on v.petch@forumevents.co.uk – or click here to book your place.

If you are an architect or interior designer and would like to attend the Summit, please contact Kerry Naumburger on k.naumburger@forumevents.co.uk – or click here to book your place.

Click here for more information about IDAS.

Media partner: Future Contractor & Architect

Forum Events Ltd launches two new hospitality events

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The leading events company, Forum Events Ltd, has added Catering Equipment & Services and Hospitality Tech & Innovation to its rowing portfolio…

Following the growing demand in innovation around catering and technology in the international hospitality market, the parent company of Hotel Designs, Forum Events Ltd, has launched two new industry events to its annual calendar.

Catering Equipment & Services and Hospitality Tech & Innovation will take place on March 25 – 26, 2019 at Whittlebury Hall, Northampton, England, with the aim to bring together professionals and suppliers in both the catering and technology market.

98 per cent of those who have attended our events say that they are a better way to find new suppliers than a traditional trade show

Both events will comprise of separate one-to-one business meetings, interactive seminars and valuable networking opportunities. The dedicated team at Forum Events Ltd will organise personalised appointments for the professionals and suppliers attending. Each supplier will have a series of 25-minute pre-arranged meetings with key decision makers throughout the two days, over lunch and during our networking gala dinner on day one.

“98 per cent of those who have attended our events say that they are a better way to find new suppliers than a traditional trade show and we are very proud to be ahead of the curve in launching these two highly focused networking opportunities,” said Sarah Beall, Managing Director of Forum Events Ltd. “By launching Catering Equipment & Services and Hospitality Tech & Innovation, we will help to bridge the gap between delegates and suppliers, while encouraging quality business relationships to be formed.”

Forum Events Ltd, which has recently been recognised in the top 25 SME companies for cultural leadership, hosts 27 events in total throughout the year that span across a number of industries. To find out more information, please visit the events page of the Forum Events Ltd website.

How to secure your place

There are limited spaces available for these highly targeted events.

If you are a supplier to the hospitality tech industry and would like to attend Hospitality Tech & Innovation, click here. Alternatively, please contact Craig Ross at c.ross@forumevents.co.uk, or call 01992 376726

If you are a supplier to the catering and equipment industry would like to attend Catering Equipment & Services Forum, click here. Alternatively, please contact Craig Ross at c.ross@forumevents.co.uk, or call 01992 376726

To register your interest as a delegate for Hospitality Tech & Innovation, click here. Alternatively, please contact Liam Cloona at l.cloona@forumevents.co.uk, or call 01992 374089

To register your interest as a delegate for Catering Equipment & Services Forum, click here. Alternatively, please contact Liam Cloona at l.cloona@forumevents.co.uk, or call 01992 374089

 

Top 5 stories of the week: Meet Up success, interview with Wyndham and designing with purpose

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Editor of Hotel Designs Hamish Kilburn reflects on a busy week in the world of international hotel design with the top five stories…

“Manchester is a shrinking violet,” said no designer, ever! This week, we invited you up to Manchester to take part in our tried and tested networking event! The inaugural Meet Up North was a complete success in further bridging the gap between hoteliers, architects, interior designers and key-industry suppliers. If you haven’t already done so, check out our facebook page where you can see all the images from the evening.

As well as socialising in one of Manchester’s hottest hotels, I also found the time to sit down with Dimitris Manikis who is the new Managing Director of Wyndham Hotels (EMEA). Aside from having what I believe to be the coolest glasses in the industry, Manikis also has some big plans for the brand and his energetic personality, I feel, will steer him in the right direction as the brand enters a new exciting chapter.

As well as all this, contributor Michelle Tonta explained why designers should be designing with purpose…

1) HD Meet Up North took hotel design networking in the north to new heights

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On Wednesday, more than 200 of the industry’s leaders and visionaries from within the hotel design gathered on the terrace of King Street Townhouse in Manchester for the first ever Meet Up North. Sponsored by Marca Corona, the event, which boasted an unparalleled perspective of the Manchester sunset, welcomed hoteliers, architects, interior designers and key-industry suppliers.

2) In conversation with: Dimitris Manikis, President and Managing Director (EMEA) for Wyndham Hotel Group

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Left: Dimitris Manikis Right: Hamish Kilburn

I met Manikis in a quaint, tucked-away boutique hotel in Soho, London. Wearing what I believe to be the most fabulous glasses in the industry, Manikis’ beaming ear-to-ear smile led me to believe that I would click with him instantly. My first impressions of Manikis was that of surprise. Surprised that someone can remain so calm while carrying the weight of 460 hotels in more than 40 markets in the EMEA (and counting) on his shoulders. We both laughed as we compared glasses and sat down to discuss how he plans to maximise the performance of the group.

3) Designing fabrics and soft furnishings with purpose

Threading together design and sustainability, textiles expert Michelle Tonta explains why sustainable development should be on the minds of all designers when innovating new fabrics, soft furnishings and even flooring.

4) Art, heritage and culture sheltered in one of Europe’s first Hyatt Centric hotel

The interior design of the newly opened Hyatt Centric Gran Via Madrid seamlessly blends art, heritage and culture. The new lifestyle brand from Hyatt has entered the European market with a five-star hotel developed from a historical city landmark built in 1920’s located on the famous Gran Via.

5) Serious five-star soft furnishings goals

All month, Hotel Designs is shining the spotlight on Soft Furnishings, Fabrics and Textiles. Here are some five-star examples of hotels that nailed their soft furnishings first time around…

If you would like to be kept up to date with the latest happenings and news in international hotel design, subscribe to receiving our newsletter here.

 

 

Meet Up North took hotel design networking in the north to new heights

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Last night, more than 200 of the industry’s leaders and visionaries from within the hotel design gathered on the terrace of King Street Townhouse in Manchester for the first ever Meet Up North.

Sponsored by Marca Corona, the event, which boasted an unparalleled perspective of the Manchester sunset, welcomed hoteliers, architects, interior designers and key-industry suppliers.

Commencing with a short speech from the editor of Hotel Designs, Hamish Kilburn, Meet Up North’s tone of the evening celebrated hotel design in the north, highlighting how design, innovation and creativity in the UK is not limited to London. “This venue is just one shining example of the stunning hotels in the North,” said Editor of Hotel Designs Hamish Kilburn at the event. “Without events like these, the UK as a whole would seriously struggle to be recognised as the international hotel design hot spot that it is today, and will continue to be in the future.”

Putting collaboration in the spotlight, Fiona Thompson, Prinicipal of Richmond International, took the mic as the headline speaker of the evening.  Thompson, known in the hotel design industry for working on projects such as The Langham LondonSandy Lane in Barbados and Four Seasons Ten Trinity Square, spoke about past projects and the value of collaboration.

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Speaking ahead of the networking event, Thompson said: “Only through a thoughtful collaborative process, which acknowledges individual skills, talents and perspectives, can a project be successfully completed. Richmond International is extremely excited to take part in Meet Up North, an event which honours the significance of professional collaboration, and in turn reflect on the successful partnerships Richmond International has had the pleasure of being part of over the past 51 years.”

Complete with canapés and complimentary drinks served on the terrace of one of Manchester’s most talked about hotels, the evening naturally lent itself to networking and further bridged the gap between hoteliers, architects, interior designers and key-industry suppliers.

Head over to the Hotel Designs Facebook page to view the photos from the night. 

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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.

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Meet Up North: one week to go

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Calling all designers, architects, hoteliers and key-industry suppliers: There is now just one week left until Hotel Designs takes the successful networking experience, Meet Up, up north to King Street Townhouse in Manchester…

On July 18, designers, architects, hoteliers and key-industry suppliers will gather in Manchester’s King Street Townhouse for the first ever Meet Up North.

The event, which aims to bridge the gap between hoteliers, architects, interior designers and key-industry suppliers, is your chance to meet up and networking with many of the leaders and visionaries in the industry.

The latest confirmed attendees include architects from DV8 Designs, JSA Design and Project M as well as representatives from Marriott V&A and CitySuites.

The evening will include a welcome speech from the Hotel Designs editor Hamish Kilburn as well as talks from Richmond International’s principal Fiona Thompson and Marca Corona, which is the headline sponsor of the event.

Last chance to register

Time and allocations are running out quickly. In order to secure your place at the first ever Meet Up North, follow the instructions below.

If you are a hotelier, architect, designer or supplier and would like to also benefit from the event, there are very limited spaces available.

If you are a supplier, click here to book your place.

If you are hotelier, interior designer or architect, click here to secure your place.

 

Meet Up North: Limited spaces available

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Manchester’s King Street Townhouse will be the stage of the inaugural Meet Up North…

Taking place in Manchester’s King Street Townhouse on July 19, the inaugural Meet Up North has very limited spaces available for suppliers, architects, hoteliers and designers. Launched with the aim to bridge the gap between all markets in our industry, the exclusive networking concept of Meet Up has traditionally been held in London, and will this summer be brought up North for the first time.

Sponsored by Mara Corona, which produces some of Italy’s finest ceramics, the event is an opportunity for the industry to gather and discuss key topics. “We have designed Meet Up North around the busy working lives of all professionals working in our industry,” explains Hamish Kilburn, editor of Hotel Designs, ahead of the event. “Networking is a long-term investment in both your personal and professional life. Meet Up North a chance for all sectors of our industry to come together, network and discuss key challenges and topics in the hope of finding creative solutions.”

Meet Up North will commence with an official welcome from Kilburn, who will briefly talk about the history of Meet Up, it’s purpose and why this year it’s being brought up to Manchester.

Following this will be the award-winning Principal of Richmond International Fiona Thompson, who will speak the audience about past projects, future predictions and the significance of worthy collaborations.

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

The evening will then naturally continue with all the ingredients for a successful networking recipe. Canapés and complimentary drinks will be served on the balcony of one of Manchester’s most talked about hotels.

How to confirm your place

If you are a hotelier, architect, designer or supplier and would like to also benefit from the event, there are very limited spaces available.

If you are a supplier, click here to book your place.

If you are hotelier, interior designer or architect, click here to secure your place.

Main image credit: Eclectic Hotels

 

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Leading design firms, hotels and suppliers to attend Meet Up North

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The inaugural Meet Up North will take place in Manchester’s King Street Townhouse on July 18, 2018…

With less than a month to go until the inaugural Meet Up North kicks off in Manchester’s King Street Townhouse on July 18, Hotel Designs has announced the stellar line-up of designers, architects, hotels and suppliers who will be attending.

Among the many leading design firms attending the evening networking experience will be AEW Architects which led the design project of the venue Kings Street Townhouse that opened in early 2016. Other leading firms, among others, include B3 Designers, DWA Architects, ReardonSmith Architects and JM Architects. Also attending as well as being the headline speaker of the evening will be Principal of Richmond International, Fiona Thompson.

In addition to the designers, representatives from some of the UK’s most recognised and celebrated hotels will also benefit from the exclusive event. These include, among other, reps from The Zetter Group, Hotel Football, AC Hotel Manchester City Centre and The Lowry Hotel.

Completing the mix will be a selection of highly regarded suppliers. Marca Corona, which produces some of the world’s finest Italian ceramics, is Meet Up North’s headline sponsor. Other suppliers attending will be Simba Sleep, Dyson, Molton Brown, Crosswater and Hamilton Litestat.

Meet Up North will commence with an official welcome from the newly appointed editor, Hamish Kilburn, who will briefly talk about the history of Meet Up, it’s purpose and why this year it’s being taken outside of London.

The mic will then be handed over to the award-winning Principal of Richmond International Fiona Thompson, who will speak the audience about past projects, future predictions and the significance of worthy collaborations.

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.

The evening will then continue with all the ingredients for a successful networking recipe. Canapés and complimentary drinks will be served on the balcony of Manchester’s most talked about hotel in 2017 and 2018.

How to get involved

If you are a hotelier, architect, designer or supplier and would like to also benefit from the event, there are very limited spaces available.

If you are a supplier, click here to book your place.

If you are hotelier, interior designer or architect, click here to secure your place.

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Meet Up North: One month to go!

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This time next month, hoteliers, designers, architects and suppliers will gather at Kings Street Townhouse hotel in Manchester for the inaugural Meet Up North

Taking the successful ‘meet up’ networking concept up North for the first ever, Hotel Designs will next month host Meet Up North, a social event that aims to bridge the gap between designers, architects, hoteliers and suppliers alike.

The venue

Meet Up North will take place in one of Manchester’s finest hotels, Kings Street Townhouse, which The Telegraph recently described as,”the antithesis to a chain hotel,” comparing the experience of staying there similar to “staying with a rich friend who has extremely good taste.” The hotel is situated in an Italian Renaissance-style former bank dating from 1872, on a quiet side street within central Manchester’s historic Upper King Street Conservation Area. AEW Archtiects, whose directors will attend the event, was engaged in the design and transformation of the hotel, and completed the project in February 2016.

The agenda

The evening will commence with an official welcome from the newly appointed editor, Hamish Kilburn, who will briefly talk about the history of Meet Up, it’s purpose and why this year it’s being taken outside of London.

The mic will then be handed over to the award-winning Principal of Richmond International Fiona Thompson. The celebrated visionary designer will speak the the audience about past projects, future predictions and the significance of worthy collaborations. “Only through a thoughtful collaborative process, which acknowledges individual skills, talents and perspectives, can a project be successfully completed,” Fiona said ahead of the event. “Richmond International is extremely excited to take part in Meet Up North, an event which honours the significance of professional collaboration, and in turn reflect on the successful partnerships Richmond International has had the pleasure of being part of over the past 51 years.”

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

How to get involved

The evening will then continue with all the ingredients for a successful networking recipe. Canapés and complimentary drinks will be served on the balcony of Manchester’s most talked about hotel in 2017 and 2018.

If you are a hotelier, architect, designer or supplier and would like to also benefit from the event, there are very limited available. Please head over to the website where you can secure your place.

 

Hotel Designs confirms Principal of Richmond International as speaker for Meet Up North

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Hotel Designs, which is set to take HD Meet Up brand to Manchester this July, has just confirmed Principal of Richmond International, Fiona Thompson, as the headline speaker for the evening…

Hotel Designs has confirmed that Principal of Richmond International, Fiona Thompson, will be the headline speaker at Meet Up North.

Taking place on July 18 at Manchester’s trendy King Street Townhouse, the evening networking event is a bridge between designers, architects, procurement companies and suppliers. Thompson, known in the hotel design industry for working on projects such as The Langham London, Sandy Lane in Barbados and Four Seasons Ten Trinity Square, will speak about past projects and the value of collaboration.

Speaking ahead of the networking event, Thompson said: “Only through a thoughtful collaborative process, which acknowledges individual skills, talents and perspectives, can a project be successfully completed. Richmond International is extremely excited to take part in Meet Up North, an event which honours the significance of professional collaboration, and in turn reflect on the successful partnerships Richmond International has had the pleasure of being part of over the past 51 years.”

“I am delighted to confirm this news that such an established visionary within our industry will be the headline speaker at Meet Up North,” said editor of Hotel Designs Hamish Kilburn. “I’m always fascinated when speaking to Fiona as I believe she has such a natural warmth about her when describing past, present and future projects. She is so ‘in the know’ when it comes to all topics within hotel design and, considering how in-demand she is, we are very grateful that she will join us in Manchester next month.”

Full event details, including start time and location, can be found here.

Our headline partner for this event is Marca Corona whom we announced last month. If you are a supplier to the hotel industry and are interested in attending/supporting this Meet Up please contact Jennie Lane now to find out how you can get involved.

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

Delegates and suppliers at Hotel Summit 2018

Hotel Designs celebrates record-breaking success at this year’s Hotel Summit 2018

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This year’s 20th anniversary of Hotel Summit becomes the most successful event to date in Hotel Designs history…

More than 60 hotel general managers and more than 30 supplier partners attended the 20th anniversary of Hotel Summit, making it the most successful event to date.

Hoteliers and suppliers gathered at the Radisson Blu Stansted on Monday June 4 for the two-day networking opportunity.

Giving this year’s opening address on UK travel trends in London and the South West, Trivago were among the event’s partners that was impressed with the high quality of Hotel Summit 2018. Regional industry manager Aly Thompson said of the event: “It’s always great to have the opportunity to meet with hoteliers face-to-face, and the Hotel Summit provides a particularly productive environment for exchanging, which gives the opportunity to really understand the needs of hoteliers and the pressures they face.”

Throughout the two days, delegates and suppliers were given set times to meet face-to-face and discuss new products, projects and up-coming opportunities. Seminars throughout the two days came from the likes of procurement manager at Westfield Retail Solutions, Tony Morris, Chairman for the Energy Institute, Phil Warren, CEO of Direct Hotel Marketing, Adam Hamadache and John Heffernan from Red Live Media.

“No industry understands the saying ‘time is a luxury’ more than the hotel design industry,” said editor of Hotel Designs Hamish Kilburn. “Hotel Summit prides itself of being the leading networking event for both hoteliers and suppliers alike as it guarantees strong leads for both parties.”

Monday evening was filled with a gala dinner which was followed by a further, less formal, networking opportunity at the Hotel Summit’s casino-styled post-dinner drinks at The Angels Wine Tower Bar.

Delegates testimonials

Ufford Park Limited
“An interesting event with a variety of market professionals offering advice, ideas & innovations to move the hotel industry forward.”

Cranleigh Boutique
“Brilliantly organised, the right people attending and the right mix of business and pleasure.”

01 Hotels & Hostels
“It was a good networking experience. Enjoyed the seminars a lot – good knowledge. Great Hosts! Very polite and helpful. I liked the supplier stands, all professionally done. Overall a good experience for a first show.”

The Beaumont Hotel
“Events such as this are good for me, you build relationships, establish new networks and broaden your horizon in your field and furthermore. Thank you to the team for putting it together so well. It was fantastic and I learned a lot and met a few good people. Looking forward to the next one.”

Hudsons Guest House
“This was a well organised event in that it gave us exposure to issues that are at the core of our business; we also had face to face meeting with suppliers of our choice which were very insightful. It was also packed full of fun and indulgence.”

Supplier testimonials

Drinks partner: Trivago
“It’s always great to have the opportunity to meet with hoteliers face-to-face, and the Hotel Summit provides a particularly productive environment for exchanging

Gold partner: Salto Systems
“The event was very positive as ever the Forum Events team were fantastic. See you next year.”

Gold partner: Pulsar

“Our first time at these show and we have been very impressed. Well done guys!”

Silver partner: Sue Whimster Curtains Ltd

“Good venue, very well organised itinerary followed by incredibly informative meetings with potential clients. Overall, days structured in a very good way and a perfect opportunity to meet new industry suppliers as well as promote our brand.”

Silver partner: Heritage Bathrooms

“The event is very well organised and the forum events team are very helpful friendly and approachable.”

Gold partner: Anchor Hospitality Logistics

“The event is a great way to meet key decision makers in a friendly environment.”

Silver partner: Cassellie

“Great event, would recommend 100 per cent”

Gold partner: Portable Floormaker

“Overall a great event – the team were very helpful and friendly! Have left with some strong leads so would definitely attend again.”

Silver partner: James Alexandra

“Jennie and the team do an excellent job making all the suppliers & buyers feel welcome and at home. I think this is an excellent way to meet and talk with clients.”

Partners of the event included:

Headline partner –
Simba Sleep Limited

Gold partners –
Salto SystemsChroma FlooringQCRWandsworth GroupCentrica Business SolutionsPortable FloormakerDysonB Light GroupVoguePulsarAnchor Hospitality LogisticsISS Facility Services, and Project Blinds.

Silver partners –
CrosswaterBirchall TeaDelabieJames AlexanderHeritage BathroomsTarkett FlooringADI TradingSue WhimsterCassellie LTDViridorSimon Jersey7 FormationDr CostWanzl and Airwave.

Drinks reception partner –
Trviago

Next year’s Hotel Summit will take place on June 3 – 4, 2019, with the venue yet to be confirmed. If you are interested in exhibiting at the 2019 event, please contact Jennie Lane on 01992 374098 or j.lane@forumevents.co.uk.

Home House - Christmas Meet Up

HD Christmas Meet Up now sold out…

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The Hotel Designs Christmas Meet Up networking event on 8th November (6pm-10pm) at Home House Portman Square in London has now sold out.

Hotel Designs is delighted to announce Marca Corona as headline sponsor of the event, while Boca do Lobo are the event’s style partner – the first time the opportunity has been offered, Boca do Lobo will be responsible for designing the interiors of the Winter Marquee for the event.

The event will see some biggest names in the UK hotel and design industries for an evening of drinks, canapes and an end-of-year celebration.

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The attendee list includes Marriott International, Shangri-La at The Shard, Rosewood London, York & Albany Hotel and The Wellesley Knightsbridge. And from the design world, we are pleased to announce Twenty2Degrees, Areen Design, Atelier Lux and inD Creations, Design Clarity, Milan Babic Architects, Harrier Forde Design, Hendry Associates Architects and ReardonSmith.

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HD Christmas Meet Up: Just two weeks to go…

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We’re just two weeks from the Hotel Designs Christmas Meet Up networking event, being held on 8th November at the Home House, Portman Square in London between 6pm-10pm.

Already signed up for this festive edition are senior designers from Marriott International, Shangri-La at The Shard, Rosewood London, York & Albany Hotel and The Wellesley Knightsbridge; representatives from the design industry confirmed to attend include Twenty2Degrees, Areen Design, Atelier Lux and inD Creations.

We are now pleased to announce Bermondsey Square Hotel, InterContinental, The Montcalm and The Montague on the Gardens Hotel will also be in attendance. Plus we can now announce Design Clarity, Milan Babic Architects, Harrier Forde Design, Hendry Associates Architects and ReardonSmith.

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Meanwhile, AT&C Professional Systems have been confirmed as Showcase Sponsors at the event. One of the UK’s leading audio visual technology integrators, AT&C will be displaying during the event.

AT&CDo you want to meet with a host of senior figures from across the hotel industry and some of the most influential names in interior design? The Hotel Designs Meet Up is the perfect opportunity to catch up, meet and network in an informal and relaxed setting.

Having a unique position at the heart of the industry, Hotel Designs can build events like the Christmas Meet Up that deliver targeted audiences for its partners’ trade messages.

If you are a suppliers to the hospitality industry looking to meet top names from both industries, contact Jennie Lane on 01992 374098 or on j.lane@forumevents.co.uk – or click here to book your place.

The Christmas Meet Up is completely free for hoteliers and designers; click here to confirm your attendance.

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Christmas Meet Up: A month to go…

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We’re a month away from the Hotel Designs Christmas Meet Up event, which has already seen some biggest names in the UK hotel and design industries confirm their place for an evening of drinks, canapes and an end-of-year celebration.

Embrace the spirit of the holidays a little early this year and join us all at Hotel Designs as we usher in the end of the year with a bang at Home House in Marylebone, London on 8th November 2017 from 6-10pm.

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The attendee list is filling up, with some fantastic representatives from across the hotel and design industry making an appearance. Last month we announced Marriott International, Shangri-La at The Shard, Rosewood London, York & Albany Hotel and The Wellesley Knightsbridge. We are now pleased to announce Bermondsey Square Hotel, InterContinental, The Montcalm and The Montague on the Gardens Hotel will also be in attendance.

Home House Winter Marquee.Attendees from firms in the design industry already confirmed to attend included Twenty2Degrees, Areen Design, Atelier Lux and inD Creations. We can now announce Design Clarity, Milan Babic Architects, Harrier Forde Design, Hendry Associates Architects and ReardonSmith.

If you are a suppliers to the hospitality industry looking to meet top names from both industries, contact Jennie Lane on 01992 374098 or on j.lane@forumevents.co.uk – or click here to book your place.

The Christmas Meet Up is completely free for hoteliers and designers; click here to confirm your attendance.

Become a ‘style partner’ for HD Christmas Meet Up

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The next edition of the Hotel Designs Meet Up is just a few months away, and we are offering an opportunity for a design partner to ‘takeover’ the Winter Marquee at Home House.

Hotel Designs has been working closely with interior designers and product suppliers for nearly two decades; cutting edge, impressive design is at the heart of everything we cover.

Daniel Fountain, Hotel Designs editor said: “We work with some supremely talented designers and suppliers of excellent quality products, this ‘design takeover’ is a great chance to create something really spectacular and showcase a unique concept in front of some of the leading names in the industry.”

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With a blank canvas to create a bespoke design concept in line with the Christmas Party theme, this is a fantastic opportunity for a firm or studio to showcase their work in a room of senior figures from across the hotel industry and some of the most influential names in interior designers. As the lead design partner, there is also an opportunity to work with various suppliers to source products to build the concept.

To find out more about this opportunity and how to get involved, please contact Jennie Lane on 01992 374098 or j.lane@forumevents.co.uk.

Christmas coming early this year with the HD Meet Up

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Embrace the spirit of the holidays a little early this year and join us all at Hotel Designs as we usher in the end of the year with a bang at our next Hotel Designs Meet Up, this year with a Christmas Party theme.

A chance to wine, dine and network with some of the most influential figures in hotels and interior design, the Meet Up will take place at Home House, Portman Square in London on November 8th from 6pm until 10pm. As always, we will be offering the opportunity to make new connections and catch up with old friends among the canapés.

Meet up with professionals in a relaxed environment and sip down some Christmas spirit and look back on a year of uncertainty and change within an ever-moving industry. This marks the third Meet Up from Hotel Designs; an event popular with hoteliers, designers and architects, and offers a unique insight into the heart of the industry.

“Our Meet Ups are all about giving the Hotel Designs audience the opportunity to network and networking as we all know, is such a valuable way to expand your knowledge,” said Hotel Designs Publisher Katy Phillips. “Learn what your peers have been up to in 2017, share and reflect on your own business success from across the year and possibly most important, make new business connections and potentially new lifelong friends!”

“We hope to see you at the event for a festive tipple or two.”

Delegates can book their places here and if you want to find out more information, please contact Jennie Lane at j.lane@forumevents.co.uk or 01992 374098.