The Sleep Conference

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Game-changer - Jeremy Selman, President & Managing Partner of Sydell Group presents
10:30 - 11:15
Conference Curator & Host
Managing Partner & President
Sydell Group

With over 12 years of experience in boutique hotel development Jeremy Selman, President & Managing Partner of Sydell Group has been involved in 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. Selman 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.

The Global View
11:30 - 12:15
Bates Smart
Conference Curator & Host
Interior Designer
Zannier Hotels
Sundokovy Sisters
Virserius Studio

Discussion hosted by: Guy Dittrich, Conference Curator & Host

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 Macau, Montreal to Melbourne with Dubai, Tbilisi, Namibia, Sydney, 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 view and the following session that looks at the dynamics of the London hotel scene. Join us as we take the global design high road.

London Rising
12:30 - 13:15
Design Director
SoHo House
Conference Curator & Host
Managing Director
Standard London

Discussion hosted by: Guy Dittrich, Conference Curator & Host

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 (Soho House & Sydell Group), The Old War Office (Raffles Hotels & Resorts), NoMad (Sydell Group), Great Scotland Yard (The Unbound Collection by Hyatt), White City House (Soho House)).

Sleep Talking - Design Duos
15:00 - 15:45
Conference Curator & Host
Muza Lab
Muza Lab

Interview hosted by: Guy Dittrich, Conference Curator & Host

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.

Around and Around - designing regeneration
16:00 - 16:45
Managing Director
Starwood Capital Group
Global Business Director
Horwath HTL
Creative Director and Founder
STYLT Designers

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.

Development Round Tables in association with Benjamin West
17:00 - 18:30
Vice President
White Bridge Hospitality
Managing Director
Benjamin West London
YAYS Concierged Boutique Apartments
Chief of Development Officer
25 Hours Hotels
Roundhill Capital
Business Development Manager
CBRE Spain
Director of Development, Europe
Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts

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.

And thanks to our friends at Benjamin West for helping us curate this session!

Networking at Sleep + Eat's late-night opening
18:30 - 20:30

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.