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    In Conversation with: Michael Seum, how Grohe recreated a classic

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    Grohe’s Vice President of Design, Michael Seum, talks about revisiting a classic, challenging the engineers and creating an icon in the new Atrio (as published in Grohe Magazine No. 2 2018)…  Redesigning a classic is a task not to be taken lightly. It’s a design opportunity that involves walking a tightrope between respecting the past and opening […]

    IN CONVERSATION WITH: Executive Vice-Chairman & CEO, Meliá Hotels International

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    To identify what it takes to be at the helm of one of the most established luxury hotel brands, editor of Hotel Designs Hamish Kilburn sat down with Executive Vice-Chairman & CEO, Meliá Hotels International Gabriel Escarrer Jaume to discuss core values, sustainable goals and all things design… Since first meeting Gabriel Escarrer Jaume three years […]

    SPOTLIGHT ON: Reaching new creative heights with artist Beth Nicholas

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    Having created striking artwork for some of the world’s most stylish interiors, was The Address Downtown artist Beth Nicholas’ most challenging project to date? Editor of Hotel Designs Hamish Kilburn sits down with the artist to find out more… Known artist Beth Nicholas is used to seeing her masterpieces on the walls of some of the world’s finest […]

    In conversation with Martin Pease, Managing Director WATG London

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    Hotel Designs’ editor Hamish Kilburn caught up with new Managing Director of WATG London Martin Pease to discuss what’s next for the integrated design firm’ … As industry leaders go, Martin Pease is somewhat unconventional in many of his methods, which is possibly what attracted WATG to him in the first place. Just days into […]

    Q&A: Andaz Singapore designer Andre Fu

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    Andre Fu gives a glimpse into the design process for the Andaz Singapore… Q. What would you point out specifically as some of your personal design highlights of the hotel? A. My favourite aspect of the hotel is perhaps in our vision to create a Singapore-style alleyway experience. The intricate play of intimate proportions within […]

    In Conversation: Leigh Hall – Manorcrest Group

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    Hotel Designs catches up with Leigh Hall, who heads up developer Manorcrest Group. The firm has vast experience in the hotel industry and is currently working on the current DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Hull. We talk to him about the ongoing project, the wider hospitality industry and his experience… Hotel Designs: How many years […]

    Q&A: Interview with Taylor Wimpey Spain’s Ana Garcia Maldonado

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    It’s not a property’s location or indeed what it looks like from the outside, interior design is just as vital when choosing a perfect holiday home abroad to relax in style. Ana Garcia Maldonado is leading Spanish developer Taylor Wimpey España’s highly experienced head of interior design who has worked independently with developers for almost […]

    Hotel Lighting Q&A: Ganesh Prasad – Chelsom Head of Technical

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    Ganesh Prasad recently joined international lighting specialists Chelsom as Head of Technical. Having worked in India, the Middle East and the UK he brings a wealth of experience in all aspects of technical lighting with a speciality in LED light sources, their design and function. Since he joined the company, Ganesh has noticed an interesting […]

    Q&A: Dennis Irvine – Estate House, Jumby Bay Resort

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    Recently at the Rosewood Hotel in London – a world away from the shimmering blue waters and picture-perfect beaches of the Caribbean – Hotel Designs attended a press preview of the work being carried out at the Estate House; the signature bar and restaurant of the Jumby Bay Rosewood Resort, a stunning luxury retreat set […]

    Interview: Paul Flowers (LWT) and Michael Seum (GROHE)

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    Paul Flowers (above, left), who was in charge of the GROHE Design Studio from 2005 to 2015, has been appointed Chief Design Officer at LIXIL Water Technology (LWT), coordinating the design of all brands belonging to LWT. Michael Seum (above, right) has joined GROHE as Vice President Design in 2015 and is now leading the […]