Agenda

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The Sleep Conference

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Sleeping your way to the top: the science of sleep and success
10:30 - 11:15
Keynote
Conference Curator & Host
Consultant Physician and specialist in Sleep Medicine

Presentation introduced by: Guy Dittrich, Conference Curator & Host

Neuroscientists and clinicians increasingly understand that sleep deprivation has catastrophic effects on our physical and mental health, but as our world becomes more connected and the line between work and leisure grows more blurred, sleep is increasingly neglected and almost half the population is now considered to be sleep deprived. In this talk, Dr Hare will explore the science of sleep, explaining the power of sleep to awaken creativity, increase our happiness, improve our relationships and support our health and wellbeing. She will describe how, as individuals and organisations, we can work together to improve sleep health for ourselves, our employees and our clients.

Sleep Set Vignettes
11:30 - 12:15
Session
Partner
Denton Corker Marshall
Conference Curator & Host
Founder
Yasmine Mamoudieh Design
Partner
AB Concept
Creative Director
HBA London

Discussion hosted by: Guy Dittrich, Conference Curator & Host

Our Sleep Sets are the catwalk of design and a cult favourite of the show.  Created for you and each available as an immersive experience on the mezzanine level, four different designers have been tasked with bringing a different brand to life in hotel guest room form.  Hear about these vanguard concepts from the designers themselves.  

The Sense of Design
12:30 - 13:15
Panel
Conference Curator & Host
Director Hospitality
Perkins + Will
Sound Architect
Sonux
Managing Director
Lighting Design International

Presentation introduced by: Guy Dittrich, Conference Curator & Host

Discover the impact sensory design is having on the guest experience. The broader knowledge of Tom Hupe at Perkins + Will and their research into the human experience in hospital, education and workplace design, is expanded by the specialist know how of Sally Story of LDI and Tom Middleton of Sonux who look at the place lighting and sound quality have in the hotel environment respectively. And we are not just talking about the guestroom, circadian rhythms and acoustic insulation. Think of your many interactions in a hotel – checking in, working out, working in, eating and drinking. Alone or in a group. The topic is endless. And the results need to work.

Anything But Ordinary - Priya Paul and her delight for design
15:00 - 15:45
Keynote
Conference Curator & Host
CEO
Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels / The Park Hotels

Interview by: Guy Dittrich, Conference Curator & Host

For 50 years The Park Hotels have been at the forefront of the design-led hotel revolution from the Indian sub-continent. Chairperson, Priya Paul, joins us to tell a story of design creativity and innovation that strives to continually delight guests. The relaxed luxury of her hotels saw the early adoption of ideas such as curated art and music, personalisation and farm-to-table menus - hear what she thinks is coming next. Winner of the AHEAD Asia 2018 award for Outstanding Contribution, Paul, has overseen the work of Conran & Partners, Project Orange and Michael Veal alongside more local talents in her quest to deliver unique guest experiences across a portfolio of seven The Park Hotels, eight upscale properties branded Zone by The Park Hotels, and the newly launched The Park Collection, a cluster of smaller intimate and personalised properties in unique locations.

Planes, Trains and Autonomy
16:00 - 16:45
Panel
Editor at Large
Wallpaper*
VP & London Studio Director
WATG
Senior Project Manager
PriestmanGoode
Assistant Editor
Sleeper

This session is moderated by Kristofer Thomas, Assistant Editor at Sleeper magazine and their new sister title, Starboard, that looks at Style in Travel.

With the world more connected than ever before, modes of transport both emerging and established are undergoing a period of rapid change. The advent of space tourism and Hyperloop technology will see guests venturing into unknown territories, whilst cruise ships, trains and planes all adapt their offer to meet the desires of a new generation. As hospitality transport designers gear up to take on the future and update the past, what does this mean for the guest experience?

The Eat Conference

Dwelling - The Story of HIDE
10:30 - 11:15
Session
Founder
ARTEFACT
Director
These White Walls

Discussion hosted by: Minda Dowling, Founder of ARTEFACT

Hear from the designer behind one of the most talked about restaurant opening in London this year - Ollie Dabbous' Hide on Piccadilly. Rose will be sharing her design story of the three distinct concepts within - Above, Ground and Below - and how working with three female artists on the project was more than just a collaboration.

Looking East
11:30 - 12:15
Panel
CEO
Adjara Group
Chairman
Claus Meyer Holding
Conference Curator & Host
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Director
Double Decker London Ltd.

Panel hosted by: Heleri Rande, Conference Curator & Host

Finding inspiration beyond Western borders. Three countries on the Eastern side of the European map have created award-winning hotel F&B spaces that deserve our attention. Rooms Hotel and Stamba Hotel in Tbilisi, Georgia; Hotel Pacai in Vilnius, Lithuania; and Puro in Gdansk, Poland will be on the menu.

GM Talks: Reinventing Hotel Cafe Royal F&B
12:30 - 13:00
Session
Managing Director
Hotel Café Royal
Conference Curator & Host
-

Discussion hosted by: Heleri Rande, Conference Curator & Host

Hotel Cafe Royal has gone through major renewal of concepts and design over the last year. With celebrity chefs such as Albert Adrià and Laurent Tourondel collaborating with the hotel, we will find out from Guillaume how he was able to execute it all.

Keynote: Design Case Study - Fitz’s at the Kimpton Fitzroy
13:00 - 13:30
Keynote
Founder
Gorgeous Group

A bar that is a tribute to the hotel bar past and present. Looking back to look forward Fitz’s is an adventure for the senses, a slice of decadence in a setting that is unexpected and accessible. A room full of stories the bar is much more than a place that serves drinks. In these demanding times when hotel F&B needs to widen its appeal we look at how Fitz’s has helped to redefine the modern classic hotel bar. Robbie Bargh will take us on a journey on how a dusty room serving drinks became a destination playground of pure escapism

Beyond Basics
15:00 - 15:45
Panel
Founder
Gorgeous Group
Strategy & Marketing Director
DesignLSM
Conference Curator & Host
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Wilson Associates London

Panel hosted by: Heleri Rande, Conference Curator & Host

Rising consumer awareness and competition in the F&B marketplace means that hotels can no longer just afford to design "nice spaces". This session explores the layers and substance required to create restaurant concepts that have meaning and will eventually translate into financial success for the owner.

A Tribute to Bob Puccini
15:45 - 16:00
Session
Puccini Group
Conference Curator & Host
-

Tribute hosted by: Heleri Rande, Conference Curator & Host

Bob Puccini, the founder of Puccini Group, passed away on 9th October. A pioneer in the hospitality and design industries and a trusted advisor to hospitality groups across the globe, Bob launched his eponymous, San Francisco-based practice more than 20 years ago. His passion for restaurants, design, and operations helped the firm emerge as a market leader for international hospitality projects. During his career, Bob was responsible for the conceptualizing, design and renovation of more than 1,000 restaurants worldwide.

 

 

Something Stronger Than Coffee
16:15 - 17:00
Keynote
Owner & Founder
Studio Appétit

In hospitality, more than any other industry, we are in The business of Experience. Imaging new realties and scenarios - from the elevated and perfected everyday to sheer fantasy. In this constant search for new guest interactions that add value and form deep and meaningful connections between guest and brand, F&B is the strongest tool we have. Ido Garini walks in these uncharted territories and will offer a rare glimpse in his toolbox of F&B experiences. And invite you on a journey to get inspired by the power of F&B as well as showcasing some his recent hospitality projects including the conception and development of Rosewood London’s award wining Art Afternoon Tea.