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    New research suggests the design and connectivity are key to attracting millennial hotel guests

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    To understand how hoteliers can win over the most competitive demographic in the hospitality sector – millennials – hotel furniture manufacturer Knightsbridge Furniture surveyed 1,000 18 – 34-year-olds to understand just how important design is in the modern hotel…  A recent survey, carried out by Knightsbridge Furniture, revealed that an overwhelming 87 per cent of consumers […]

    Research: 73% of guests would like to skip the front desk…

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    The hospitality industry is becoming more green, however it still has a long way to go. According to 2016 research from OpenKey, the average 200-room hotel produces approximately 12,000 non-biodegradable plastic key cards each year which is equivalent to 1,300 tons of plastic waste annually. That is a lot of waste to end up in […]

    50% Brits struggle to sleep in hotels: how operators can ensure perfect night’s sleep

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    Research from Beacon, the UK’s leading purchasing company, has revealed that over 50% of UK hotel guests struggle to get a good night’s sleep when staying in a hotel. With summer holiday in full swing, Beacon, working alongside its leading bedding supplier Fogarty, has pulled together its top tips on how operators can make sure […]

    Whitepaper: Sustainability enhancing ‘competitive positioning’

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    The Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS-Index) has released their first Whitepaper – “Sustainable Destination Management Trends and Insights: A Path to a Brighter Future” at IMEX Frankfurt. The Whitepaper identifies how Destination Management Organisations and Convention Bureaus are using sustainability to drive the development and implementation of robust destination sustainability strategies. These strategies are supporting […]

    Geberit teams with the Sleep Geek to uncover secrets to a good night’s rest

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    Hotel Designs partners Geberit have teamed up with The Sleep Geek as part of a national campaign. Central to the campaign was a radio broadcast with independent sleep practitioner, educator and environment analyst James Wilson, aka the Sleep Geek. During the radio interviews, which aired on 33 stations around the country to more than four […]

    Millennials are on the move – can hoteliers keep up?

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    Over the last few years we have seen a new type of guest evolve – they’re knowledgeable, savvy and will rarely be caught without their smartphone in hand. Whether it’s looking up the local hot spots, using maps to navigate around a new city or trying to book a table at the hotel restaurant, millennials […]