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Mitre Linen’s top tips to creating a healthy and hygienic sleep environment

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Head of procurement at Mitre Linen, Phillip James, explores the importance of creating a healthy and hygienic sleep environment for your guests and what measures you can take to ensure they can relax in the knowledge that your beds are clean and fresh…

Ensuring that your hotel has exemplary hygiene measures for your guests is a necessity, especially when mattresses and pillows are ideal breeding grounds for dust mites. These microscopic bugs are invisible to the naked eye, however enzymes in the fesses of the dust mite are the second largest cause of allergies in the UK.

Considering that the average person produces between one to two pints of perspiration per night, mattresses and pillows are often the most invested areas due to the constant supply of dead skin cells, moisture and heat from our bodies.

“Dust mite are the second largest cause of allergies in the UK”

Given the significant investments that hotels make in beds, mattresses, pillows and duvets, protecting these assets offers a dual benefit. Guests sleep well with a reduced risk of allergies and hoteliers safeguard their property while extending the lifespan.

Experts in all things related to beds and bedding, Mitre Linen provides expert advice on how hoteliers can provide guests with a hygienic sleep environment and protect their investments.

Mattresses

A mattress represents a considerable financial investment and is worthy of protection against spills, mishaps and untimely deterioration. Today, hotel owners and operators are becoming increasingly convinced of the need to protect against fluids, dust mites and bed bugs and a mattress protector will help to maintain the quality and cleanliness of mattresses.  There are a whole host of mattress protectors and mattress encasements available, here Mitre Linen recommend their favourites:

For accidents and spills, the Cushion Cloud Protector is a must, this cushioned mattress protector provides luxurious comfort with its jacquard knit weave, and it is also waterproof and provides allergy protection for mattresses.

“With more than 5.4 million people in the UK suffering from asthma, the importance of keeping your beds and bedding free from dust mites is becoming more prevalent.”

For total mattress protection, then a Mattress Encasement that fastens around the whole mattress is essential. The Protect A Bed Buglock Plus Encasement is bed bug-escape and entry-proof as well as waterproof and has been test-washed over 200 times to ensure quality and durability.

If budget is a concern, the Mitre Linen Essentials Polyrest Mattress Protector is generously thick and this moisture-resistant protector features a 25cm deep skirt, is easy to launder and will help to prevent mattresses becoming damaged.

Pillows 

Considering that within two years, approximately one third of a pillow’s weight is made up of dead skin, dust mites, oil and dirt then protecting pillows is a given.

The Allerzip Smooth Pillow Protector from the Mitre Comfort range saves pillows from contaminants which affect the lifespan and smell of pillows which guests will be quick to notice. The protector is both waterproof and breathable, allowing water vapour to escape. With a handy zip it is also easy to fit and to remove for washing.

The Comfort Quiltop Pillow Protector is an economical housewife flap pillow protector featuring a Hollowfibre filling and polyester cover. It keeps pillows free from spills, stains and excess moisture to preserve their lifespan and keep odours neutralised.

In addition to using mattress and pillow protectors, consider these two recommendations from Mitre Linen:

1) Wash bed linen on a high temperature

Washing bed linen on a high temperature will help to kill bacteria. 100% cotton bed linen can be washed on a high temperature (always check the care labels); not only will this ensure that your beds are thoroughly cleaned, but it will also help to maintain the crisp, white appearance of your bed linen, so beds will look and feel fresh.

2) Consider the type of duvet and pillows

With more than 5.4 million people in the UK suffering from asthma, the importance of keeping your beds and bedding free from dust mites is becoming more prevalent and with bedding and mattresses being renowned for harbouring dust, this can cause many issues that will affect sleep quality. Choosing an anti-allergenic duvet and pillow, like the Healthy Living Range can help provide a healthier sleep environment. Treated with a special Estlon fibre, these duvets and pillows comprise of a reduced fungal level of up to 99.99 per cent in comparison to untreated fibres.

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Inside the London guestroom designed to resemble the womb

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Design-led serviced apartments Cuckooz has collaborated with designers and sleep experts to launch the sleeping experience like no other… in the womb… 

Launching today, Cuckooz has opened unlocked to a new sleeping experience by launching a guestroom that has been designed to resemble the womb.

The nine-month project, which resulted in The Zed Room being opened, was inspired by the safety and ‘snugness’ of the womb and comes complete with muted lighting, soft-pink walls and a high-tech mattress.

The aim of the collaboration between Cuckooz, Simba and Studio Stilton was to deliver a home away from home designed around the pursuit of sleep excellence by tackling the ‘first night effect’. The first night effect is a natural reaction discovered by scientists over a decade ago whereby one half of the brain acts as a ‘night watchman’ in unfamiliar surroundings – resulting in a poor night’s rest.

Located in Shoreditch, the Zed Rooms have been designed with experts meticulously developing the state-of-the-art boutique apartments using insights rooted in the science of sleep.

Designed to encourage REM-rich slumber – the type of sleep which increases brain activity, promotes learning and creates dreams, the rooms engage with every sensorial touchpoint of the body; constructing a holistic ecosystem that enhances sleep from the moment guests step through the door, helping them to power down, recharge and fight fatigue.

“The disruption of the accommodation sector, how we travel, where we stay and what we accept as the norm when spending time away from home has been a long time coming,” said co-founder of Cuckooz, Fabienne O’Neill.” At Cuckooz we strive to be at the forefront of innovation within the hospitality sector and to push the boundaries when it comes to guest experience. Design and wellbeing are at the heart of everything we do, which is why the collaboration with Simba and Studio Stilton was such a natural progression for us.”

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Inside the womb

Each apartment has two rooms – the ‘Woom’ and ‘Loom’ Rooms. The Woom Room features an intricate cocoon-like bed which has been designed to mimic the safety and security of a womb, so guests sleep like a baby. The Loom Room is home to a snug four poster bed, designed for dreaming and draped with luxurious ethereal fabrics. Both rooms come complete with award-winning Hybrid mattress and temperature regulating pillows & duvets, to create a cosy retreat in which to escape the world, much like the home.

Muted lighting, opulent blackout blinds and sound absorbing curtains help to promote positivity and relaxation while muting the brains ‘red alert’ status in a new environment. Luxurious ethereal fabrics compliment artwork scented with fresh linen and the rooms are decked out with miniatures from Neom, a London-based fragrance company dedicated to wellbeing. Their ‘Scent to Sleep’ range uses a blend of 19 essential oils – including English lavender, sweet basil and jasmine – to help guests drift off.

“The sleep science isn’t confined to the bedroom. The living area has also been designed to put guests on the right track for a great night’s sleep.”

If that wasn’t enough, each of the serviced-apartments feature: restorative scents and colours that relax muscles, invoke calm and mimic the moonlight; air cleansing soporific plants to eliminate toxins; cutting-edge home automation and electronics designed to keep guest’s body clocks operating naturally and healing background harmonies to calm the automatic nervous system, the endocrine and psychological stress response.

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The sleep science isn’t confined to the bedroom. The living area has also been designed to put guests on the right track for a great night’s sleep.

“Sleep is an all-encompassing experience and every element matters. The Zed Rooms are an elaborate infrastructure of symbiotic components, geared entirely to honing quality sleep,” said sleep psychologist at Simba, Hope Bastine.

The furniture’s rounded edges and softened corners mimic the sensation of bed, and the rocking chairs are on hand to lull guests into a relaxed state of mind. The prints on the walls have also been chosen to be inspirational dream fodder and the Penthouse terrace comes complete with yoga mats, meditation sessions via the iPad’s Calm app and naked light bulbs to create a sense of simplicity.

Providing serviced accommodation goes far beyond a place to rest guests’ heads at night, it provides a comfortable, personalised option for those who simply don’t want to compromise the quality of their life style despite spending days, weeks even months away from home at a time, and that’s what we wanted to showcase with the Zed Rooms.

Main image credit: Simba/Cuckooz/ Billy Bolton

Sleep Sets 2018: Behind the keyhole

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Four international leading design houses were set the challenge to collaborate with four separate companies for this year’s Sleep Sets at SLEEP + EAT. Hamish Kilburn investigated how each designer turned vision into reality…

It’s not an easy task by anyone’s imagination, but someone has to do it. Reviewing the Sleep + Eat Sleep Sets this year was an experience that inspired as well as taught. The major lesson was that it’s okay to look, think and work outside the hotel design box in order to create something for the future traveller.

This year’s equally talented designers of the Sleep Sets were asked to go where no Sleep Set designer has dared to venture before; to collaborate with well-known brands that had, up until now, had no relationship with the fascinating, visual – and at times unforgiving – world of hotel design – what had they let themselves into? Raising to the challenge, though, were the four internationally renowned design houses: HBA London, AB Concept, Denton Corker Marshall and Yasmine Mahmoudieh and soon after receiving their briefs, it was game on!

Several drafts later, deadline day approached. The leaders of each brand put down their tools and stood back to take in their work as the clock struck 10am and the doors of Sleep + Eat 2018 opened in Olympia London.

HBA London partnered with The Natural History Museum

Creating what Creative Director of HBA London, Constantina Tsoutsikou, described as the ‘modern-day explorer’s suite’, the company took guests almost completely into another world. Awakening the curious explorer in everyone who walked through the door, HBA London allowed us to explore the unexpected in the most immediate of surroundings. Stimulated by the beauty of the natural world and the importance of our connection with nature, the set cleverly encouraged the uncovering of treasures, the examination of exciting specimens and the drive to learn.

AB Concept partnered with Maison Pierre Hermé

Ed Ng and Terence Ngan bravely took inspiration from ‘fetish’ and one of the celebrated French patissier-chocolatier Pierre Hermé’s seasonal collections, to develop the sensual and provocative Fetish Suite. The suite was a safe haven for guests to indulge in their guilty pleasures, complete with delicious silver macaroons. A space of coquettish hide and reveal and a sense of voyeurism were created through the use of frosted and reflective mirrors and secretive spaces, adding to a tantalising experience as visitors were able to journey through the room.

Denton Corker Marshall partnered with West Ham United

Denton Corker Marshall, meanwhile, explored the locker room, or so it seemed. The lead designer, Angela Dapper, explained how she examined the transition between collective and individual space, while reflecting upon the layers of history and ritual of West Ham United when creating the space. The concept of the room offered moments to engage and to reflect, creating new personal experiences for each guest.

The colour of West Ham, a deep claret, was used throughout, creating an intense backdrop for the concept room. This intensity was a dramatic contrast to the calm nature of the Sleep area, made from natural timber, warm light and natural bedding materials. The Sleep area was a soft space, reflecting the personal and quite beautiful stories we heard from West Ham fans. One couldn’t help but noticed the utilisation of the bed, which reminded me of the beds used in New Road Hotel. The bathroom was modest and minimal, again washed with a single colour, in this case yellow,with very streamlined matt black fittings.

Yasmine Mahmoudieh partnered with Penguin Books

Inspired by literary themes of happiness, love and wisdom that transcend space and time, Yasmine Mahmoudieh has created a narrative for her Sleep Set based on three different Penguin Books from diverse authors from varying points in history: Plato’s The Symposium, Selected Poems of Rumi, and Elizabeth and Her German Garden by Elizabeth Von Arnim. Each area within the room set will take its cue from a book, bringing leitmotifs to life and giving thoughtful visual expression to canonical written material.

Interestingly, it was decided that this year’s sets would not be judged considering that each designer had different briefs to work on. This was a decision that left the audience of Sleep + Eat divided, but I for one would not have enjoyed being on that panel to make that decision. Considering the hype and anticipation of these four areas that grew before the event, audiences felt as if the Sleep Sets this year completely exceeded expectations, and I would have to agree.

 

Top five stories of the week: Sleep talking, Shanghai arrivals and peeking into the future

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With the Independent Hotel Show just around the corner, editor of Hotel Designs Hamish Kilburn breaks down the stories of the week…

It’s official, show season is well and truly underway and don’t we all know it. As media partners, we are highly anticipating Independent Hotel Show opening its 2018 doors and I look forward to hosting Power Hour on October 17. In the week we were in Manchester at the AHC, EDITION yet again added to its empire with the opening of EDITION Shanghai, SLEEP + EAT launched its speaker programme and we’re all staring into the future eagerly awaiting for Gilly Craft and Nick Sunderland’s answer to the future of hotel design to be unveiled at IHS.

1) EDITION Hotels arrives in Shanghai

Celebrated designer Ian Schrager brings the celebrated EDITION brand to the metropolis of Shanghai, with an unprecedented blend of leisure and entertainment within one luxury hotel.

Times change, people change, cultures change. Few cities move as fast or adapt as quickly as the city of Shanghai. Ian Schrager, the inventor and innovator of the boutique hotel concept, now brings the modern luxury of the EDITION Hotels brand to Shanghai.

2) Sleep conference programme announced

Taking place on 20 – 21 November at London Olympia, Sleep + Eat promises once again to be packed with foremost influencers shaping the industry today. The free-to-attend two-day Sleep Conference at Sleep + Eat 2018 show will be joined by a new Eat Conference.

3) Independent Hotel Show: Peeking into the future of hotel design 

Looking ahead to new possibilities, the founders of Two’s Company, Nick Sunderland and the President of the BIID* Gilly Craft have combined thoughts to design what they believe could very well be the hotel room of the future. With hidden technology and a ‘WOW’ bathroom, the conceptional representation will be unveiled on The Future stand at the Independent Hotel Show on October 16 – 17 at London’s Olympia.

4) Brown Hotels’ The Lighthouse opens in Tel Aviv

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Brown Hotels, the design-savvy boutique hotel brand born out of Tel Aviv, opens doors today to The Lighthouse, the group’s eighth property in Israel and its largest and most amenity-rich hotel to date…

5) 10 innovative hotel design trends to watch for in 2019 

Today hotel guests have higher expectations than ever. They appreciate exotic textures and personalised experiences and have developed a taste for exquisite materials, even if it’s just an overnight stay – all while feeling at home. With more focus on guest experience than ever before, here are 10 interesting creative trends we expect to be emerging in 2019 and beyond.

How can hotel design help achieve a great night’s sleep?

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Health expert Ali Howe awakens how thoughtful hotel design can lead to a better night sleep for both your business as well as your guests…

Around 60 million Americans are affected by sleeping disorders every year, a fact which affects physical and mental wellbeing to varying degrees. Sleep deprivation is linked to daytime drowsiness and fatigue, but also to serious long-term illnesses such as heart disease, obesity, and Type 2 diabetes.

At the same time, the travel industry is continuing to grow exponentially. The Global Business Travel Association pegs the number of business trips taken annually in the US at 488 million, and that means that many people on the move are sleeping away from home. New environments are known to be added stressors when it comes to sleep. So, how can good design help clients enjoy a great night’s sleep, even when they are sleeping in a hotel for the first time?

Quality sleep is key

We know that the majority of people aren’t getting the recommended seven hours of sleep a night, yet research shows that we shouldn’t just be worrying about quantity, but also about quality. In order to feel truly refreshed when they wake up, people need to enjoy between 1.5 and 1.8 hours of deep sleep (or delta sleep) per night. Achieving good quality deep sleep depends on a number of factors, which the National Sleep Foundation lists as follows: sleeping at least 85 per cent of the time in a bed, falling asleep in half an hour or less, waking up no more than once a night, and spending no more than 20 minutes in wakefulness after initially falling asleep.

In contemporary hotels, gradient panel systems can work well to create total darkness

Let in the darkness

To improve delta sleep, complete darkness and quiet are key for most people. Hotel interior designers should therefore design rooms in such a way that natural light is allowed during the day but blocked out at night. In traditional or classical rooms, this can be achieved through blackout curtains. In contemporary hotels, gradient panel systems can work well to create total darkness. Gradient panel systems are motorised, with individual panels moving independently of each other thanks to a central axis pivot. They can be fully closed (to completely block light out) during the night, but they can rotate during the day to either let in direct sun or to provide interiors with indirect light. This savvy system works well in high-end hotels, since discerning clients can program the system themselves to adjust the amount of light entering to their desired preference.

Soundproofing guestrooms

One only needs to consult popular travellers’ forums to see one of the most frequent guest complaints is noise. When designing rooms, allow for the space reduction necessitated by soundproofing. The use of soundproofing boards (or laminated glass to dampen sound vibration of windows) can reduce external noise by around 95 per cent, which is great news for early sleepers – and those who are jet lagged – who are easily bothered by the sound of people talking in halls and in adjacent rooms.

When deciding on color schemes, avoid loud contrasts between walls, furniture and flooring

Calming hues

Shades of grey, blue, or green are known to create a calming effect. Studies have shown that these colors can reduce stress and anxiety, as well as make a room seem more expansive. When deciding on color schemes, avoid loud contrasts between walls, furniture and flooring, opting for complementary rather than contrasting color schemes. You don’t need to forego artistry. Hand-painted wallpapers or paint effects can still be used to add touches of creativity; just opt for muted rather than primary shades and consider the use of natural elements such as wood, which help instill a sense of tranquility.

For many people who already struggle to get a good night’s sleep, spending one or more nights at a hotel can be challenging, especially if light and noise are an issue. To balance the room’s interiors with human circadian rhythms, create spaces that are completely dark at night and ensure guests enjoy complete silence. Finally, create soothing ambiences and consider installation of sound systems that play ambient music, white noise, or sounds of nature, which many people find to be effective at reducing stress and anxiety.

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Sleep Sets for SLEEP + EAT 2018 introduces unusual partnerships

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Sleep + Eat has announced the theme for this year’s Sleep Sets, as well as the four design companies inspired to create the concept rooms…

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Sleep + Eat has announced the theme for this year’s Sleep Sets, as well as the four design companies inspired to create the concept rooms. The challenge for each designer is to partner with a brand but, in the tradition of Sleep + Eat, these brands are not the usual suspects. HBA London will be working with the Natural History Museum; Denton Corker Marshall will tackle West Ham Football Club; Yasmine Mahmoudieh is to pair with Penguin Modern Classics; and AB Concept will collaborate with Maison Pierre Hermé Paris. Each Sleep Set designer has been tasked with creating a guestroom concept based on their partner brand’s aesthetic and values. Innovative and engaging, the sets will facilitate new and imaginative ways for visitors to interact with the selected brands.

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Angela Dapper of Denton Corker Marshall states: “We are looking forward to unleashing our creativity on this year’s Sleep Set. It is energising to start from ground zero and execute our own creative ideas without constraint. We will be working on a West Ham themed room but in an unexpected way. We have extracted the theme to symbolise the layers of history and culture that surround the club. Our concept room is called ‘The 12th Player’ as it represents the idea of looking at the club from the outside in.”

Having designed a Sleep Set back in 2013, Yasmine Mahmoudieh says that she is “thrilled to have been invited to design one once more. I feel that having Penguin as a brand partner is the perfect fit for me, as I have always had a huge passion for reading and working with the publishing company leaves a great deal of room for creativity.”

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“Throughout our work, whether we are designing a boutique property, a private family home or for an international hotel group, we pride ourselves in expressing the essence and values of our client through design”, says HBA London’s Creative Director, Constantina Tsoutsikou. “Working with a world-renowned brand with its own visual vocabulary and identity such as the Natural History Museum is the perfect challenge for us and our Sleep Set will delve into ideas such as nature, exploration, discovery and environmental impact.”

Ed Ng and Terence Ngan of AB Concept state that they are always excited to tackle interesting and unique design issues that evolve around a specific theme. “We are keen to be working with the renowned and well-recognised luxury brand, Pierre Hermé Paris, and look forward to finding an angle that captures the interest and enthusiasm of our peers and Sleep + Eat’s many visitors.”

Image caption:Ed Ng and Terence Ngan

Sleep + Eat will take place on Tuesday 20 – Wednesday 21 November 2018 in the National Hall, Olympia, London. For more information and to register for a complementary pass, visit www.sleepandeatevent.com

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Armani/Roca delights visitors to Sleep 2017

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Global bathroom brand, Roca, enthralled visitors at Sleep 2017, Europe’s leading hotel & design event, with its striking new Armani/Roca Baia collection. The sophisticated and elegant stand explored the personal experience of the bathroom space with a focus on the luxurious new range from Armani/Roca.

Mark Poulain, International Specification Manager at Roca, comments, ‘Sleep 2017 proved to be a big success for Roca with one of the best starts to the show in the five years Roca has been exhibiting. This year we presented the new Armani/Roca Baia collection – a range of feature pieces soon to be added to the excellent Armani/Roca portfolio. We had a fantastic response to the stand with extremely positive feedback on the beautiful finishes and stunning Armani/Roca designs. The Roca Group has showcased a broad mix of products over the years at Sleep allowing us to highlight how strong our product offering is.”

Armani/RocaWith the new Baia collection, Giorgio Armani once again shows his commitment to promoting comfort and wellbeing, expressing his vision of the bathroom environment through a combination of elements that allow maximum flexibility and adaptability.

Armani/RocaParticular attention has been paid to the ergonomics of each piece. The aesthetic intentionally references the past but the retro styling has been interpreted in a modern manner and incorporates avant-garde technology.

Armani/RocaThe result is a new versatile bathroom collection, which manages to be both contemporary and timeless, in accordance with Giorgio Armani’s well-known design philosophy.

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Product Spotlight hansgrohe RainSelect at Sleep 2017

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RainSelect, launched at November’s Sleep show, is an intuitive and convenient central control unit, providing control of between two to five shower functions, along with the regulation of water temperature and quantity.

Generous, 70 x 70 millimetre switches make selecting shower settings a tactile experience. Underlying this is hansgrohe’s Select technology, which controls the various functions on a purely mechanical basis.

hansgrohe RainSelectIts aesthetically sophisticated design and linear, horizontal shape make it a striking addition to the bathroom. Its unique, sleek silhouette, which gives the wall a clean and uncluttered look, was developed in collaboration with Phoenix Design.

There are two models to choose from: for the shower area, and a separate solution for bathtub showers. Three surface finishes enable customised and consistent bathroom design: white or black-backed glass, or the more traditional chrome-coloured metal.

Sleep 2017: Round Up – another successful edition…

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This year’s Sleep event came to a close on 22nd November, with some calling it the best edition yet.

Around 190 exhibitors were at the show to display their products and services, with many of Hotel Designs’ clients exhibiting – including Chelsom, Crosswater (Bathroom Brands), Curtis Furniture, Skopos, Hypnos, SekersBrintons, hansgrohe, Sleep partners GROHE, Style Library and Kobe.

The highlight of Sleep events is the ‘Sleep Set’. The brief for designers in the 2017 Sleep Set competition was Loyalty: Lessons in Love. The challenge? To create and disrupt – and create an experience so memorable that loyalty becomes love. Stonehill Taylor (who won the competition), MKV Design, il Prisma and 1508 London all took up the challenge and created some stunning concepts.

The 2017 Sleeper Bar was designed by Olga and Irina Sundukovy,  the founders of the Moscow-based practice Sundukovy Sisters studio.

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Likewise, a programme of seminars and talks was held across the two days with topics ranging from design to fast food, from ‘Post-Cool hotels’ to ’emotional modernism’.

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Sleep 2017 Live: Kelly Hoppen joins forces with Brintons

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Kelly Hoppen MBE has joined forces with leading carpet manufacturer Brintons to create a bold new collection of contemporary woven carpets.

The new venture is the renowned interior designer’s first ever carpet collection and will be launched at this year’s Sleep, the annual hotel design event taking place in London today and tomorrow.

The Kelly Hoppen Collection by Brintons brings the designer’s unparalleled eye for trend-leading design to the commercial carpet sector. The result is a distinctive new contemporary aesthetic that completely eschews the typical ‘swirl and block’ patterns for which the commercial/hospitality sector is traditionally known.

Instead, the dynamic collection consists of 13 geometric and organic designs in on-trend colourways that reflect the designer’s award-winning design style and pared-back aesthetic. Kelly Hoppen took inspiration from diverse influences ranging from geometric shapes to elements found in everyday surroundings such as cracks in a pavement and splashes of paint.

“I wanted to do something quite cutting edge and out there compared to what we see at the moment…I think it’s different and it’s in the forefront of design in terms of commercial carpeting, so I am extremely excited,” she says.

Kelly Hoppen - Brintons - Sleep 2017The collection is suitable for a wide variety of hospitality applications including hotels, casinos, cruise ships or airports. Each Kelly Hoppen by Brintons design is woven to order in the full range of specifications that combine Brintons’ patented blend.

After 41 years in design, Kelly Hoppen relished the fresh challenge of designing her first contract carpets: “It’s been fun, it’s been enlightening and I’ve learnt a lot from it. Carpet is an interesting product to design. There is an array of materials and textures and it’s a challenge to design a carpet that is hardwearing but also luxurious, beautiful and comfortable. Although you think of it as a flat surface, it is three-dimensional so the design process is complex. You have to think carefully about scale too as the design needs to work in large expansive areas as well as in narrower spaces such as guestrooms and corridors. Not only that, you need to design a surface that other designers can put their own style on too. Once you get it right though, you just know.”

The designer continued: “In terms of the collaboration with Brintons, there is mutual admiration and respect -Brintons is an incredible company with great heritage. I think this is just the start of a really wonderful collaboration. With this collection, each piece that we’ve created is different and is a statement in itself. I think it’s going to be brilliant.”

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Sleep 2017 Live: Italian ‘Daydream’ flair

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Sleep is one of Europe’s premier hotel design events, and took place in London 21st-22nd November 2017, at The Business Design Centre, Angel.

The brief for designers of this year’s Sleep Set edition is ‘Loyalty: Lessons in Love’: a hotel not as just a place to sleep, but a real experience. Brilliant hotel design creating enduring memories and guest loyalty.


This idea inspired ‘DayDream’ – a suite-stand set up by Studio CaberlonCaroppi from Milan, Italy. A space where technology creates an evolving environment, a changing and engaging hospitality experience.

It’s a choice that celebrates Italian excellence where Italamp perfectly fits the stylistic mood of the installation with elegant design and quality details. The company will be showing the Lily Collection – wall, table and floor lamps – in light gold finish and shade made with a geometrical fabric by Dedar; and Olimpo, a contemporary chandelier with black matte finish and light gold details.

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Sleep 2017 Live: HD partners on show…

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The annual Sleep event is once again upon us. Hotel Designs partners AXOR/hansgrohe, Kaldewei and Morgan are showcasing their latest collections at the Business Design Centre, Islington from 21st and 22nd November.

Karen, Steph, Paris and myself will be there all day tomorrow, and on Wednesday Karen, Kate and Desi will be attending. If you need to contact us during the event, please feel free to call Karen on: 07973 655343.

Below is a short summary of what to expect:

AXOR and hansgrohe – Stand G23
The AXOR and hansgrohe brands are delighted to be exhibiting once again at the Sleep Event on Stand No G23. Visitors at this year’s event will see an inspiring portfolio of products for hotel bathrooms including new AXOR showers featuring a revolutionary spray type: PowderRain, plus hansgrohe RainSelect – an intuitive unit providing control of between two to five shower functions, along with the regulation of water temperature and quantity in one convenient unit.

Kaldewei – Stand V10
Kaldewei looks forward to exhibiting at Sleep. In addition to their new product launches, colour will play a prominent role on Kaldewei’s stand V10. Here they will display washbasins and shower surfaces in the exclusive matt shades of the Coordinated Colours Collection and providing a ‘Perfect Match’, one harmonious design vocabulary in a single material, throughout the bathroom.

Morgan – Stand M23C
Morgan, the design-led British manufacturer of contract furniture will once more be exhibiting at Sleep on Stand M23c, showcasing a selection of their inspiring designs including; the Goodwood console and coffee table. These are the most recent additions, to the Goodwood collection, which includes; a group of armchairs featuring a distinctive timber detail. The Havana and Valencia collection will also be on show, including the statement Valencia daybed as well as a new banquette option. Additionally, there will also be updates from Morgan’s Pimlico collection, and some exciting new tables are to be launched at Sleep.

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Sleep 2017 Live: Five reasons to visit this year…

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Sleep opens its doors for two days of hotel design business this morning – don’t forget that you can register here for fast track entry and pick up your badge on arrival – and here are five key reasons to be here this year…

Keep up with a fast-changing market
Sleep is globally acknowledged for ideas, installations and experiences that tap into the pulse of the hotel design industry. And things are changing fast. Travel numbers are rising. The number of hotel projects for Europe is currently beaten only by Asia Pacific; and the latest from TOPHOTELPROJECTS indicates a 300% increase in openings in 2018 compared to 2017. What will this mean for your clients and your business? Take stock at this year’s event…

New trends, new products, new launches
Discover newly launched and innovative products from renowned UK & global brands – from GROHE to Brintons (HD clients), Vescom to Fabbian, Sans Souci to Bang & Olufsen and VitrA to Kobe (HD clients) – in a line up that’s more international than ever, with 32% of exhibitors coming from Italy, France, Germany, Portugal, Denmark, Holland and the USA. Inspire new directions for your projects and buy new products in advance from 50+ debut brands – exclusively and only at Sleep.

Grow your network
If you envisage the entire hotel supply chain as a room full of people all networking and discussing projects… then you’re at Sleep. This is the meeting place for the global hotel and design community. From Conran and Partners to Best Western Hotels and Resorts, Gensler to Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, Zaha Hadid Architects to AccorHotels, Aukett Swanke to Hilton International, Wates Construction to IHG and Project Orange to Carlson Rezidor – make the connections. Have the conversations. Create the business.

Sleep Conference – new insights and knowledge
Hear from the influencers shaping global hospitality, debate the challenges and aspirations driving the industry and tap into the undercurrents shaping its future. From fast food to slow design, new concepts of luxury to post-cool hotels; development to loyalty, hear from Tristan Auer, Eero Koivisto, Blanche van Berckel, Hannah Carter Owers, 25hours Hotels and David Collins Studio – part of a line-up of 25+ international speakers.

Fresh inspiration – Sleep disrupts and challenges
Think different. From the science behind the experience economy and the show theme of Loyalty; Lessons in Love to the conceptual playground of the Sleep Set pop-up guest rooms, Sleep aims to provoke, disrupt and inspire. Wander through the immersive Spaces with installations of roof terraces, wetrooms and more. Loyalty is more than points. Great design wins business.

More information here…

Chelsom are delighted to announce that they will once again be exhibiting at the annual Sleep Event, which takes place at the Business Design Centre

Chelsom exhibiting at Sleep for 11th consecutive year

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Chelsom are delighted to announce that they will once again be exhibiting at the annual Sleep Event, which takes place at the Business Design Centre in London on 21st-22nd November 2017.

Sleep is Europe’s leading trade event for interior hospitality products providing an annual meeting for those at the forefront of hotel design, development and architecture.

This will be Chelsom’s 11th consecutive year at the event and this year they will be exhibiting a selection of stunning custom designed products created specifically for the refurbishment of the guestrooms and suites of The Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park London.

In addition Chelsom will also be providing an exclusive preview of brand new pieces from the upcoming collection, Edition 26, as designed entirely in-house by Robert and Will Chelsom and will be available from May 2018 onwards.

Managing Director, Will Chelsom said: “Sleep is the number one UK show in terms of interior design for the hospitality market and we are very pleased to be back again. Being able to see what the wider market is up to is really inspirational and it’s a great environment for companies to showcase their latest product designs and innovations.

“Sleep has become a key date in the diaries of many leading hospitality professionals so it’s exciting for us to be promoting our new off-shoot collection and promoting a selection of new pieces from what is undoubtedly our most eclectic collection to date,” he added.

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More exhibitors than ever before have chosen to reveal their new collections at Sleep this year (21st – 22nd November at the Business Design Centre in London). They include the following (Hotel Designs clients in bold)…

Brintons
Leading carpet manufacturer, Brintons, has joined forces with renowned interior designer, Kelly Hoppen MBE, to create her first collection of contemporary woven carpets that will debut at Sleep. The dynamic range will consist of 13 geometric and organic styles in on-trend colourways that reflect the designer’s style and pared-back aesthetic. Kelly will be at Brintons’ stand DG9 on 21st November to personally introduce her designs and discuss her inspiration behind the collection.

Throughout its exciting schedule at Clerkenwell Design Week Brintons is inviting design savvy visitors to join them at its London Design Centre between the 24th to the 26th MayBang & Olufsen
Bang & Olufsen, who has long been synonymous with seamlessly integrating innovative sound technology with iconic design, will be launching its brand new BeoSound Shape – a wall-mounted audio system created for the hospitality market. The fully scalable and modular wireless speakers are ideal for hotel lobbies and restaurants and are capable of delivering immersive staging and customisable design layouts whilst improving room acoustics through integrated noise dampers.

Camira Fabrics
Camira Fabrics will be previewing their hospitality range comprising a wide choice of materials from plain fabrics and luxurious leathers to jacquard weaves and bold prints.

hansgrohe
Well-established as a premium bathroom brand supplying hotels around the world, hansgrohe will introduce its latest generation of Select products – RainSelect. This will include the RainSelect control, an intuitive unit providing control of between two to five shower functions, along with the regulation of water temperature and quantity in one convenient unit.

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Another much-respected name in bathroom manufacturing, VitrA, will be introducing their Water Jewels Bath, Eternity Accessories by Sebastian Conran, Outline Basins, Suit brassware and Miniworx tiles to the UK market at this year’s Sleep.

Newmor Wallcoverings
Newmor Wallcoverings will be bringing a total of nine new designs to this year’s Sleep: Leaves, Loom, Plateau, Firefly, Harlowe, Harmony, Malazo, Ridge, and Shoji Screen.

Newmor 50th anniversary collectionSan Souci
Sans Souci, known for specialising in the design and production of custom-designed decorative light fixtures, lighting objects and architectural features, will be presenting two new products, developed in collaboration with two international designers. AURORA by Katarina Kotulacova is a dramatic installation made of two-layer hand-blown glass, which uses iPod-controlled, colour-changing LEDs to imitate the aurora borealis, whilst Symphony by Jiri Krisica required applying new coating technology to crystal tubes in a way that produces a subtle and impressively decorative gradient.

CANDIA
Greek mattress manufacturers, CANDIA, has announced a unique new Bodyfix Collection, made entirely by hand by skilled artisans with 100% natural materials and fabrics treated with olive oil. This innovative process offers antibacterial protection whilst also allowing the sleeper to benefit from the restorative properties of the oil.

Moduleo
Moduleo has extended its range of luxury vinyl flooring to include five woods, one stone and three abstract designs. The new wood lines are Santa Cruz Oak, Bohemian and Laurel Oak, providing light washed, chevron and smooth ‘no knot’ effects, as well as rustic-look Sierra Oak and elm-style Marsh Wood in a total of 11 colourways. Their Impress stone design, Mustang Slate, mimics natural slate, whilst their abstract products give 3D illusions and offer flexible finishes.

Moduleo set to Impress with next gen designsFabio Alemanno Design
Fabio Alemanno Design will be bringing their flagship Cleopatra model, infrared heated lounger to Sleep, with exciting new combinations of natural stone. Additionally, they will be showcasing Diva, their latest lounger which utilises high-tech materials and techniques for maximum flexibility and design options.

KAI
KAI is a fabric company producing contract collections that fuse the contemporary with the classic. Ranges to be launched at Sleep include the subtly rustic Basel, Amalfi, sophisticated neutral Como, and quilted satin Tallis.

Ligne Roset
The prominent supplier of luxury furniture, Ligne Roset, whose collections and bespoke pieces grace many a hotel, will be revealing a number of design-led ranges including Amédée by Marie-Christine Dorner, Humphrey by Evangelos Vasileiou, Oxydation by Kateryna Sokolova and Mold by Kateryna Sokolova.

Installations and a thought-provoking Conference with Roundtable discussions, hosted by leading figures within the hotel industry, will take place alongside the exhibition.
For more information about Sleep 2017 and to register for a complementary visitor pass, visit www.thesleepevent.com

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Surface and light – endless solutions at Sleep

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The interaction between surface and light defines a guest’s perceptual experience of the lobby, bar or guestroom – and Sleep holds endless solutions to create this experience.

Enter the show to Johnson Tiles and Quasar Holland, discover new ranges from Mundy Veneer and Hotel Designs clients Chelsom on the Mezzanine level, and be inspired by The Lamp Factory and Alpi in the Gallery.

And keep exploring Sleep – there are over 60 material and lighting brands to discover. Book your ticket for the show here.

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“Lighting within a hotel is of exceptional importance as it provides different moods and holds the power to completely transform spaces from day to night,” says Peter Joehnk, co-managing Director, JOI-Design.

Chelsom: Winner of the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise: International Trade 2017, Chelsom will feature stand-out pieces from its Edition 25 collection, designed with the international hospitality marketplace at its core.

Egoluce: Italian brand Egoluce will showcase three new collections at Sleep: Otello, a collection of LED desk lamps; Pupilla, wall lamps; and Megavide ceiling and suspension lights with indirect and diffused illumination.

Mullan Lighting: Mullan will showcase a new range of hotel lights, including Uppsala, which comprises a solid brass, two-arm table lamp and wall light, and the Perth table lamp created with an elegant, slender wooden stem.

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“Our material choices are of the utmost importance and should not only give a sense of luxury, they must also be hardwearing and, wherever possible, sustainable. The natural can be used alongside innovative synthetics to create elegant and imaginative interiors that will stand the test of time,” says David Morris, Creative Director, Studio Proof.

Mundy Veneer: Mundy Veneer inspires top designers and makers by celebrating the huge diversity of wood veneer with a hand-picked and sustainably-sourced imaginative collection plus personalised sampling.

Arte: Arte is a passionate designer & manufacturer of sophisticated wallcoverings.The company, owned by the family Desart, has been in play since 1981. Arte wallcoverings adorn the walls of both residential homes and project interiors in over 80 countries worldwide.

Johnson Tiles: With extensive expertise in the hospitality sector, Johnson Tiles allows designers and architects to create bespoke, tailored schemes for each hotel project.

www.thesleepevent.com

Eternity Range by VitrA

VitrA joins with world-renowned designers for Sleep

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At Sleep this year (21-22 November 2017), VitrA will be introducing products from world-renowned designers such as Sebastian Conran and Matteo Thun alongside furniture from burgbad, a subsidiary of the Eczacıbaşı Group, and tiles from the company’s own tile division.

Imagined around the concept of ‘Sleeping Beauty’, this year’s display will focus on bathroom accommodation that champions rest, recuperation and relaxation. Suited for all hotel budgets whether refurbishment, new build, off site, budget or grand-luxury specification, highlights on the stand will include the new luxurious Water Jewels bath.

This freestanding 190-by-90cm tub is doubleended and can have a chrome or gold waste. Also on show will be the elegant Outline basins and Suit brassware as well as the Diva 2.0 and Mya furniture ranges from burgbad.

“No matter what kind of hotel or guest house, bathrooms today are about as far from the old basin, pedestal bath and WC as you can get,” comments Margaret Talbot, Marketing Manager of VitrA. “These products are at the luxury end of the market but we offer something to suit every hotel from B&B to five stars. VitrA is very much a dedicated bathroom destination for specifiers and designers as we offer sanitaryware, furniture, accessible products, baths, accessories and brassware as well as the technical knowledge and experience to create stunning bathrooms,” she adds.

The full range will be showcased at the VitrA stand (G17) on 21 and 22 November 2017.

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Fresh inspiration for hotel design from GROHE at Sleep 2017

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Have you booked your tickets to The Sleep Event yet? Visit the only dedicated event for design, architecture and development of hotels.

GROHE will present a selection of new products and will welcome our customers and guests in the VIP Business Lounge.

Time to Rethink the Definition of “Luxury Hotels”
Luxury isn’t what it used to be, at least not for the hotel industry. Traditional concepts of luxury may still have their place in the market but they are increasingly being replaced with new forms, as the tastes, habits and desires of the guests who can afford such properties change. Read more from Matt Turner, Editor-in-Chief at the show’s magazine Sleeper in the GROHE Water Intelligence Enjoyment book.

Have you booked your tickets to The Sleep Event yet? Visit the only dedicated event for design, architecture and development of hotels
The Smart Choice – New Smart Control Concealed

This innovative technology was developed to provide perfect ease of operation: push the button to start the shower, turn to adjust the water volume, and push again to pause or stop the shower. Perfect for hotel use as the intuitive control of the push button is ideal for the first time user.

Have you booked your tickets to The Sleep Event yet? Visit the only dedicated event for design, architecture and development of hotels
You can click here for your free entrance ticket – by pre-registering you will save time getting into the event. At the end of the registration process you will have the additional benefit of entering a draw to win a GROHE Blue Home and GROHE Red.

GROHE VIP Business Lounge (by invitation) and stand G4 opposite the lounge
The Sleep Event, 21st – 22nd November, Business Design Centre, London
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Sleep 2016: Gensler wins competition for new hotel room concept

Sleep 2016: Gensler wins competition for new hotel room concept

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International architecture, design and planning firm Gensler has won the annual Sleep Set competition to design a new guest room concept for the future at Sleep 2016 – the annual hotel design event.

Designed to fulfil the demands of a new demographic of hotel guest – termed as the Digital Avant-Garde by research association Sinus-Institut, the vision explores how the space will be occupied, anticipating and exceeding the needs of its inhabitants, while shifting the focus away from the space and even its design.

The Digital Avant-Garde are demarcated by a set of shared values that have superseded traditional socio-demographic features and social class. As globalised, non-conformist travellers in constant search of new, enriching encounters, cultural engagement, knowledge and inspiration; the Digital Avant-Gardes are creative expeditionists.

Sleep 2016: Gensler wins competition for new hotel room concept

As an experience-driven tribe, Gensler has designed a guest-room and communal areas for a community focused hotel, in a hypothetical south-east London location. Underpinned by the fundamental tenets of socialisation and an authentic immersion into the local culture that encourages creativity and craftsmanship, the concept is divided into five overlapping spaces.

The primary concept centres around a ‘social core’ – an ever-changing, dynamic space that reimagines shared areas such as hotel lobbies, lounges and bars. Inviting the vibrant cultural capital from outside the hotel in, the space reinvigorates the communal areas and signifies a departure from the isolation often perpetuated in hotels, acting as core infrastructure that fosters the socio-cultural exchange of ideas, skills and experiences between guests and locals.

Operating around a high bench, the social core has the capacity to transform into a sturdy, resilient work space for local creatives and artists; a workshop in which to learn new skills and share inspiration, and a communal kitchen through integrated induction heating within the tile top. The communal kitchen encourages guests to cook with local produce from nearby street markets, share a meal and recipes, as well as a flexibility that allows the space to become a lounge or bar depending on need. It is a space for exchange.

Sleep 2016: Gensler wins competition for new hotel room concept

Within the guestroom, Gensler has continued the theme of flexibility. The bedroom space is adaptable; in one iteration, two single bed frames can be joined together to create a double bed for sleeping; as a second alternative, the two beds can be separated to create twin beds or one single bed; thirdly, the two frames can be stacked on top of each other to create a sofa for socialising or working. In all arrangements, guests can adjust the space to satisfy their living styles, reflecting a desire amongst guests to participate in their changing environment.

Crucially, Gensler has jettisoned the inclusion of a TV screen in the guest-room, instead installing sockets and charge points to ensure guests can access the personal technology that they carry with them.

Sleep 2016: Gensler wins competition for new hotel room concept

Catering to the Digital Avant-Garde’s preference for ethically sourced produce and products, Gensler has incorporated Salvatori Lithoverde tiles in the bathroom – the world’s first recycled stone texture made from 99% of stone offcuts, as well as felt for the walls and ceiling of the bedroom, that is made from sliced BuzziSpace panels, upcycled to make a new material. Independent designers also feature throughout the specification to promote craftsmanship and entrepreneurship in London, evident in the moulded leather stools by Tortie Hoare, organic amplifiers by Camilla Lee, timber crafted side-tables by Dunia Tigris, glass-blown vessels by Pia Wustenberg and Surface Tiles & Condiment Set by Jennifer Gray.

Claire Richmond, senior associate at Gensler, comments: “As the preeminent hotel design competition, Sleep Set is a fantastic accolade for Gensler.

“Designing for the Digital Avant-Garde, or as we term it, the Expeditionist, provided the opportunity to consider how to ‘socialise’ the hotel experience. Our analysis indicated that our tribe is often averse to staying in luxury hotels because, while they have a level of disposable income, they aren’t able to impact their environment and engage with local cultures as successfully within a five-star, service-driven hotel.

Sleep 2016: Gensler wins competition for new hotel room concept

“Our concept is a re-imagination of the traditional hotel lobby, lounge and bar. These spaces are transformed into a platform for the community itself; for local illustrators, weavers, potters, joiners, jewellers, makers, leather workers, writers, graphic designers and numerous other creatives. Therefore, it is essential that this is based in a creative part of a city. This is not a static environment. By sharing ideas, experimenting and working together, the hotel will develop with the community.

“Our tribe forages for compelling experiences and rich encounters, so we have created a setting that actively encourages the collision of guests, locals, skills, crafts and ideas. We want the guests, staff and community to feel encouraged and empowered so they can learn from each other, to learn from the cities they visit and live in; to absorb the energy they exude.”

Roca at Sleep 2016

Sleep 2016: Roca event preview

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At this year’s Sleep 2016, Roca will create an installation that showcases three distinct bathroom environments – two different guest bathrooms and a public bathroom. The display will explore Sleep’s even concept of the ‘Science of Tribes’ to reflect how guests’ attitudes and behaviour can influence hotel design.

Visitors can explore a selection of bathroom products in each environment including sanitaryware, brassware, tiles and accessories. Featured highlights are the Inspira range, incorporating the new In-wash shower toilet and lightweight FINECERAMIC washbasins. Also on display is Roca’s new Modo solid surface produces made from SURFEX. Modo focuses on the concept of bespoke design planning, with products that can be configured to suit the hotel’s design specification and guests’ needs.

Mark Poulain, Roca’s International Specification Manager says: “A significant part of Roca’s business is working within the hospitality sector. Sleep is an essential platform for us to inspire and advise designers about Roca’s latest bathroom innovations and products and to offer technical support with their bathroom projects.”

Visit Roca on Stand DG7
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Sleep 2016: Crosswater and Bathroom Brands combine for the hospitality sector

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Sleep 2016 saw Bathroom Brands launch its new Group Contracts Division bringing together the leading hotel brand, Crosswater, with its sister brands to form an all-encompassing service for hotel bathroom design and specification.

Crosswater Contracts has a respected pedigree in the hospitality sector, working with both boutique and international brands such as Hilton, Mondrian, Malmaison, Ampersand and Laslett. Creating stunning guest bathrooms, across a wide range of national and international groups and boutique hotels, has made Crosswater the UK’s seminal provider of brassware and showers. Bathroom Brands’ Group Contracts can create the most stunning comprehensive hotel bathroom solution, with the experienced and longstanding team now able to harness the company’s full array of designer bathroom products.

 

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David Balmer, Hospitality Sector Sales Manager explains, “Bathroom Brands is one of the fastest growing bathroom companies in the world, with compelling designs drawn from international markets and cultures. There are eight brands in the group, each offering a unique design personality, matching individual hotel styles and providing the ultimate in guest comfort”.

A 20 page “Look Book” of hotel bathroom solutions has been produced to give insight to the breadth of products now available to hotels from the Contracts team.

Bathroom Brands’ Group Contracts includes: Crosswater – brassware and showers; Burlington – traditional bathroom suites; Clearwater Baths; Bauhaus luxury bathroom furniture; Arcade – grand luxury suites and accessories; Simpsons – shower enclosures and wet rooms; Britton Bathrooms – contemporary bathroom fittings and furniture; and the newly introduced Thirty6 brand – a range of compact quality bathroom suites.

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What’s on at Sleep 2016?

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Sleep, Europe’s comprehensive hotel design and development event, has announced an unrivalled ensemble of leading UK and global brands set to exhibit at London’s Business Design Centre on 22 and 23 November, featuring 35% new names and the most international line-up yet. Manufacturers choose Sleep as a launch platform because of its unique focus and visitor profile, while hotel designers, owners, operators and developers come to discover the outstanding products that will transform their projects.

Sleep 2016

The increased desire for bespoke products and services that will define distinctive hotel interiors attracts heritage brands to Sleep. Debuting this year, Lincrusta Heritage and Cole & Son from the UK and Italian Brand Milano Tessuti are companies that uphold traditional production methods to create one-of-a-kind fabrics and wallcoverings for luxury hotels and residences.

Collections of handcrafted furniture will be on show from Dare Studio, Decca London, James UK and Hamilton Conte Paris alongside luxurious fabrics from Designers Guild, Altfield, Romo, Today Interiors, Vescom and Clarke & Clarke; and handtufted rugs by ICE Rugs from the Netherlands and UK company Rug-Maker with designs featuring silk with gold and silver metal threads and flatweaves by designer Ptolemy Mann. Style Library Contract will present its new Zoffany ‘Phaedra’ collection of fabrics and wallpapers, with an underlying classical influence elevated by a mastery of colour ranging from delicate mineral hues to deep forest greens and moody blues. To add a finishing touch to hotel projects, designers and specifiers need look no further than byAbi and Muro Gallery for original artwork.

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Thoughtfully finessed design is more than ever a differentiator in hotels across the world, and the Sleep exhibition will reveal how well-chosen products can heighten the guest experience and create a memorable stay. A new feature this year is ‘Spaces’, a series of stands designed as hotel environments where exhibitors will create inspiring installations of lobbies, outdoor terraces, guestroom bathrooms and spas. Innovative bathroom supplier Roca will present three hospitality environments exploring how guests’ attitudes and behaviour can influence the design process. Inspired spaces are also anticipated from Elegant Clutter, McGowan Rutherford, Geometric Furniture, Jacquar, Betonicon, Fiora and Impey amongst others.

Sleep 2016

Products to promote wellness
With a growing awareness that well-designed spaces can promote health and wellbeing, Sleep is the destination for world-leading brands in this sector. Founder Sponsor and host of the invitation-only VIP lounge GROHE will present its Sensia Arena shower toilet plus other products incorporating its innovative technologies. Newcomer Villeroy & Boch will show new ranges designed by Gesa Hansen including the Artis Colour surfacemounted basins available in 15 colours and four shapes for maximum personalisation. Functional yet beautifully designed products are also anticipated from Sleep Set sponsors Dornbracht and prominent global companies such as Hansgrohe, Laufen, Vitra and Bette alongside UK manufacturers Victoria & Albert Baths and Hurlingham Bath Company. Finest quality handcrafted beds that promise an unrivalled guest sleep experience will be represented by British companies Hypnos and Harrison Spinks, each renowned for their award-winning, sustainably made beds. A focus on design-led furniture and accessories for guests to revel in outdoor terraces and spa areas will be highlighted by Italian brands Gervasoni and Serralunga, and Jati & Kebon from Belgium, complimented by exquisite shade products that offer protection from the elements by Swiss manufacturer Glatz and Tuuci from the Netherlands.

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Cutting-edge technology
Integrated guest-friendly technology is now a given in hotels, and Sleep is where visitors will find the next generation of hi-tech innovations for the industry including room control systems, door security, AV, energy and communication systems. German manufacturer Jung debuts this year to showcase its range of intelligently designed products, while Gira, also from Germany, will highlight the new Esprit switch series finished in natural materials. UK manufacturer Hamilton Litestat will also present its newest switch plates and lighting systems alongside Clear AV introducing the latest integrated high-end AV systems.

As virtual and augmented reality is radically transforming the hotel design process, an Immersive Reality Lounge hosted by tech-pioneers Soluis in collaboration with Graven will give visitors a chance to experience hotel design concepts in 3D and get their hands on some of the latest digital reality platforms. These will include the recently launched HTC Vive, the newest Oculus Rift headset and the Portal, a shared immersive solution from the innovative Sublime brand.

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Leading lights
High quality lighting is essential to good hotel design, creating atmosphere and lending drama to spaces, but above all an indispensable ingredient for a comfortable guest experience. Sleep attracts the best names in the business, including UK brand leader Chelsom, which will introduce its Stockholm lamp featuring seamless joints between glass and brushed metalwork. Fine brands from across Europe will be present, such as newcomer Fabbian Iluminazione, the Italian specialists renowned for their bespoke lighting features seen in hospitality spaces worldwide; Qasar Holland and from Spain ALVE, SECOM Iluminacion and LEDS C4, each with their latest ranges of contemporary designs for guestrooms, public areas and outdoor spaces. Lights of Vienna and Preciosa will once more showcase their spectacular creations.

Says Sven Ullrich, Global Head of Marketing for Dornbracht, this year’s Sleep Set sponsor: “By coming to Sleep, we can be inspired by brands from different countries and across other industries. The show has a creative feel and there is a focus on where the product will ultimately be used, the hotel room. There is a lot of inspiration to be found at Sleep across all the individual stands.”

Luxury fabric specialist, Kobe UK, will be showcasing a number of contemporary, premium fabric collections at the Sleep event in November on stand M32...

Kobe UK to showcase at Sleep 2016

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Luxury fabric specialist, Kobe UK, will be showcasing a number of contemporary, premium fabric collections at the Sleep event in November on stand M32.

Suitable for window décor and soft furnishings within contract markets, the Elements and Enchanted ranges are stunning collections of luxurious 100% flame retardant fabrics. The collections enjoy the signature Kobe style while offering affordable prices and value for money – ideal for hotel interiors.

Enchanted, Kobe’s autumn collection, is a balance between contemporary and traditional. The range features three woven jacquards with a smooth, supple feel.
The palette of rich striking tones and neutrals complements the sophisticated collection of medallion, stylish lattice and coordinating geometric designs.

Elements palette of rich and neutral shades balances the stylish collection of luxurious easy-to-care-for, washable fabrics. The cool linen, soft satin and subtle metallic look is a perfect match for the geometric, herringbone and medallion designs.

Said David Harris, md of Kobe UK: “We are looking forward to this year’s Sleep event and having the opportunity to showcase our latest collections.

“The Elements and Enchanted collections benefit from the logistical expertise and quality of Kobe, while giving access to a wider customer base through their realistic price points.”

This year Kobe International celebrates its 40th year in playing an important role in the interior design and lifestyle sector. The company has a solid European base with offices in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France and the UK. Its products are distributed, used by professionals and end users in more than 50 countries worldwide.

The Kobe UK sales office and studio is based in Crowthorne, Berkshire

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Modulex to present 'Sleep Walking' at Sleep 2016

‘Sleep Walking’ with Modulex signage at Sleep 2016

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Drawing on thoughtful analogies between the psychologies of how people navigate around hotels and trade shows, Modulex is designing an entirely new concept for Sleep entitled ‘Sleep Walking’.

Embracing the use of landmarks, icons and other signage, Modulex will be disrupting unconscious behaviours and sparking curiosity to entice and reassure visitors as they wend their way through Sleep’s myriad experiences.

'Sleep Walking with Modulex' at Sleep 2016

Research tells us that on average 15% of the population experience sleepwalking or parasomnia. That’s a lot of people, but how many more spend some of their waking moments ‘metaphorically’ sleepwalking? Moving through environments whilst drifting from being consciously aware of surroundings to unconsciously passing through spaces, hotels or even trade shows oblivious to what is happening around them?

'Sleep Walking with Modulex' at Sleep 2016

It is this state of dreaminess which inspired ‘Sleepwalking with Modulex’ with the goal to help Sleep 2016 attendees make the most of their visit through intelligent wayfinding. After all hotels and trade shows have a lot in common – visitors who return year after year, following the same routes and visiting the same areas alongside first timers with no previous knowledge and keen to experience all a hotel or show has to offer, whilst optimising revenue generators.

'Sleep Walking with Modulex' at Sleep 2016

Good wayfinding is intuitive. Seamlessly integrating with the architecture and interiors. To deliver it means firstly understanding the users of the space – frequent or first time visitors, demographics, their needs and wants, their state of mind and their level of concentration or distraction.

Next comes the physical understanding of the built environment. Primary and secondary routes need to be established, decision making or ‘dither’ points noted as this is where it may be necessary to ‘wake people up’ so as not to miss an important turn or event. Are there any landmarks which can aid wayfinding? Has lighting been considered and reading distance and sightlines calculated?

Only then can you begin to design. Selecting materials, colours, graphics and typefaces which ‘blend’ and where necessary contrast with the environment.
Sleepwalking with Modulex will bring the science of wayfinding into focus, informing and guiding visitors to Sleep 2016 so that you don’t miss anything – whatever your conscious state.

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Hansgrohe Metropol Classic - AXOR

New launches from AXOR and Hansgrohe at Sleep

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Found in quality hotels worldwide, AXOR and Hansgrohe are well-established bathroom brands serving global chains through to independent boutique hotels.

With 115 years of experience, quality and reliability come as standard with any AXOR or Hansgrohe product so ongoing maintenance is minimal and lifecycle costs low. Over 800 products are WRAS approved.

From 22 to 23 November 2016, AXOR and Hansgrohe will exhibit at Sleep – The Hotel Design Event in London, Stand No G23 in The Business Design Centre, London.

Trend setting designs for luxurious bathrooms and exclusive kitchens from the AXOR brand include collaborations with Philippe Starck, Antonio Citterio, and Barber & Osgerby to name a few. At Sleep, AXOR will present new bathroom and kitchen pieces for its classic collection AXOR Montreux.

The Hansgrohe brand offers an inspiring portfolio of products with innovative water and energy saving technologies. At Sleep, Hansgrohe will present its new range Hansgrohe Metropol Classic.

From 22 November, the new products can also be experienced at The Water Studio in London Clerkenwell.

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Sleep Event - Exhibitors announced

What will you see when you go to Sleep? Exhibitors announced…

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Sleep, Europe’s comprehensive hotel design and development event, has announced an unrivalled ensemble of leading UK and global brands set to exhibit at London’s Business Design Centre on 22 and 23 November, featuring 35% new names and the most international line-up yet.

Manufacturers choose Sleep as a launch platform because of its unique focus and visitor profile, while hotel designers, owners, operators and developers come to discover the outstanding products that will transform their projects.

Sleep Event - Exhibitors announced

Designing environments for a memorable guest experience
The increased desire for bespoke products and services that will define distinctive hotel interiors attracts heritage brands to Sleep. Debuting this year, Lincrusta Heritage and Cole & Son from the UK and Italian Brand Milano Tessuti are companies that uphold traditional production methods to create one-of-a-kind fabrics and wallcoverings for luxury hotels and residences.

Collections of handcrafted furniture will be on show from Dare Studio, Decca London, James UK and Hamilton Conte Paris alongside luxurious fabrics from Designers Guild, Altfield, Romo, Today Interiors, Vescom and Clarke & Clarke; and handtufted rugs by ICE Rugs from the Netherlands and UK company Rug-Maker with designs featuring silk with gold and silver metal threads and flatweaves by designer Ptolemy Mann.

Style Library Contract will present its new Zoffany ‘Phaedra’ collection of fabrics and wallpapers, with an underlying classical influence elevated by a mastery of colour ranging from delicate mineral hues to deep forest greens and moody blues. To add a finishing touch to hotel projects, designers and specifiers need look no further than byAbi and Muro Gallery for original artwork.

Sleep Event - Exhibitors announced

Thoughtfully finessed design is more than ever a differentiator in hotels across the world, and the Sleep exhibition will reveal how well-chosen products can heighten guest experience and create a memorable stay. A new feature this year is ‘Spaces’, a series of stands designed as hotel environments where exhibitors will create inspiring installations of lobbies, outdoor terraces, guestroom bathrooms and spas.

Innovative bathroom supplier Roca will present three hospitality environments exploring how guests’ attitudes and behaviour can influence the design process. Inspired spaces are also anticipated from Elegant Clutter, McGowan Rutherford, Geometric Furniture, Jacquar, Betonicon, Fiora and Impey amongst others.

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Products to promote wellness
With a growing awareness that well-designed spaces can promote health and wellbeing, Sleep is the destination for world-leading brands in this sector. Founder Sponsor and host of the invitation-only VIP lounge GROHE will present its Sensia Arena shower toilet plus other products incorporating its innovative technologies. Newcomer Villeroy & Boch will show new ranges designed by Gesa Hansen including the Artis Colour surface-mounted basins available in 15 colours and four shapes for maximum personalisation.

Functional yet beautifully designed products are also anticipated from Sleep Set sponsors Dornbracht and prominent global companies such as Hansgrohe, Laufen, Vitra and Bette alongside UK manufacturers Victoria & Albert Baths and Hurlingham Bath Company. Finest quality handcrafted beds that promise an unrivalled guest sleep experience will be represented by British companies Hypnos and Harrison Spinks, each renowned for their award-winning, sustainably made beds. A focus on design-led furniture and accessories for guests to revel in outdoor terraces and spa areas will be highlighted by Italian brands Gervasoni and Serralunga, and Jati & Kebon from Belgium, complimented by exquisite shade products that offer protection from the elements by Swiss manufacturer Glatz and Tuuci from the Netherlands.

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Cutting-edge technology
Integrated guest-friendly technology is now a given in hotels, and Sleep is where visitors will find the next generation of hi-tech innovations for the industry including room control systems, door security, AV, energy and communication systems. German manufacturer Jung debuts this year to showcase its range of intelligently designed products, while Gira, also from Germany, will highlight the new Esprit switch series finished in natural materials. UK manufacturer Hamilton Litestat will also present its newest switch plates and lighting systems alongside Clear AV introducing the latest integrated high-end AV systems.

With virtual and augmented reality radically transforming the hotel design process, an Immersive Reality Lounge hosted by tech-pioneers Soluis in collaboration with Graven will give visitors a chance to experience hotel design concepts in 3D and get their hands on some of the latest digital reality platforms. These will include the recently launched HTC Vive, the newest Oculus Rift headset and the Portal, a shared immersive solution from the innovative Sublime brand.

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Leading lights
High quality lighting is essential to good hotel design, creating atmosphere and lending drama to spaces, but above all an indispensable ingredient for a comfortable guest experience. Sleep attracts the best names in the business, including UK brand leader Chelsom, which will introduce its Stockholm lamp featuring seamless joints between glass and brushed metalwork. Fine brands from across Europe will be present, such as newcomer Fabbian Iluminazione, the Italian specialists renowned for their bespoke lighting features seen in hospitality spaces worldwide; Qasar Holland and from Spain ALVE, SECOM Iluminacion and LEDS C4, each with their latest ranges of contemporary designs for guestrooms, public areas and outdoor spaces. Lights of Vienna and Preciosa will once more showcase their spectacular creations.

Says Sven Ullrich, Global Head of Marketing for Dornbracht, this year’s Sleep Set sponsor: “By coming to Sleep, we can be inspired by brands from different countries and across other industries. The show has a creative feel and there is a focus on where the product will ultimately be used, the hotel room. There is a lot of inspiration to be found at Sleep across all the individual stands.”

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