Recognized for Outstanding Contribution at the recent AHEAD Americas 2018 Awards and celebrated in Bloomberg’s prestigious ‘Bloomberg 50’ list, Andrew Zobler, Founder & CEO of Sydell Group, is the visionary behind some of the world’s most game-changing hotels. Sydell Group creates and manages award-winning properties deeply rooted in their location and architecture including NoMad New York and Los Angeles, that won the best Urban Hotel award at the AHEAD Americas 2018; the LINE LA, DC, and Austin; Freehand Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York as well as The Ned in London, which debuted to much fanfare and was a winner across four categories at the AHEAD Awards Europe 2017. In conversation with conference chair, Guy Dittrich, Zobler will share insights on where the hospitality industry is headed using the experience of Sydell Group as a lens on the market and on how travel is evolving.
Designers with truly world encompassing portfolios share their ideas on global hospitality design. Their viewpoints come from working in differing parts of the globe. From Moscow to Munich, Megève to Montreal with Dubai, Tbilisi, Namibia, Siem Reap and more in between we will hear about the trends and tendancies they see. This session is neatly positioned between Andrew Zobler’s look at the state-of-the-industry with his American-led stance and the following session that looks at the dynamics of the London hotel scene. Join us as we take the global design high road.
The buzz and excitement around the UK's capital hotel scene is palpable. Top billing hotels are announced or opening with amazing regularity so we couldn't let this opportunity slip by. We hear from the creators of a huge variety of these projects (Standard Hotel London, Kimpton Fitzroy Hotel London, The Ned, The Old War Office (Raffles Hotels & Resorts), NoMad (Sydell Group), Great Scotland Yard (The Unbound Collection by Hyatt)).
Our annual Design Duos series of talks with prolific design partnerships continues with a one-on-two on stage conversation with co-founders of Muza Lab, Inge Moore and Nathan Hutchins, moderated by conference chair, Guy Dittrich. Find out how the pair, formerly of HBA's London office, are progressing the realm of their work for clients across the globe. From Shanghai to Botswana, the range of their award-winning experience makes them perfectly placed to really add value as they share that knowledge.
Teasing and cajoling Jamie Chappell, Global Business Director at Horwath HTL, unpicks the experience and knowledge of owners and investor panelists in this session diving into the hotel turnaround game. How can design help create value helping investors to see a significant uptick on their stake? Going full circle, this panel will focus on identifying opportunities, the elements of a successful turnaround (including design) and how an exit is achieved - the timing of when to hold and when to let go. A perfect complement to the development Round Table session that follows.
Professionals from the hotel development, owner, investor and operator sectors move from table to table ready to answer your questions in this ever popular session. Get there early to avoid disappointment.
You are welcome to join us for complimentary drinks at the Sleeper Bar, supported by Sleeper magazine, designed by Jun Aizaki of CRÈME Design.
Jun speaks on the Designing for Millennials session in the Eat Conference on Tuesday 20 November 2018, 11:30 to 12:15.
Trends change faster than hotel restaurant projects can become reality. How to navigate this conundrum? Does the answer lie in creating a strong brand identity from the get-go or being adaptable throughout the process? Two industry experts will give their views. A discussion to follow.
The predominant target market for any hotel project seems to be millennials as they are entering the prime spending power era of their demographic group. Does design take that into consideration? If so, what are the key elements that need to be addressed. Or is this simply a myth?
This quintessential British tradition has been taken to new levels in numerous luxury hotels. From art to fashion to detox, each property is looking for ways to re-invigorate the lobby space and tap into the experiential hunger of the modern traveler.
The future is now and restaurants must embrace using technology to drive sales. In this session, Benjamin will share global insights from his views on how to create experiences that will influence guest behaviour and ultimately drive sales through the smart use of integrated technology. He will put forth real-life success stories from major brands and from his company's test-lab restaurant on how to trigger customer behaviours based on AI and how data can be used to improve the in-store experience for improved profitability in restaurants.
With an eponymous studio, Irene Kronenberg and Alon Baranowitz are responsible for some of the most inventively and progressively designed F&B venues in the market. They discuss the art of collaboration, and how B+K works with owners and operators to realise a cohesive vision; the role the studio takes in shaping hospitality brands; and the evolving nature of F&B design.
The growing importance of the drinks offering in both the level of sophistication that customers demand and the bottom line it can generate for owners and operators has made hotels think harder about the B in F&B and partner with industry leaders for designing their bar program. Or perhaps starting in the drinks business and building hotels later is the right strategy.
Three design studios. Three concepts. Three different briefs. a restaurant, a cafe and a nightclub. Hear the designers present their thought process behind the creations. Experience each around the exhibition space.