LONDON

7th February 2019 | Nobu Hotel Shoreditch

People

Speakers

Our high profile keynote speakers, panelists and presenters will share the latest industry trends.

Christopher Barrat

Director

Greystone Consulting

Rolf W. Schmidt

Founder & CEO

TOPHOTELPROJECTS

Andreas Brummel

Director

brummell landscape architects international

Patrick Angwin

Senior Director

Horwath HTL

Heleri Rande

Moderator – F&B Strategist

 

Cyrus Todiwala

Chef Patron

Mr Todiwala’s Kitchen

 

Holly Hallam

Strategy and Marketing Director

DesignLSM

Amir Nahai

CEO – F&B and Lifestyle Brands

AccorHotels

 

Julian Catzeflis

Director of F&B 

Nobu Hotel Shoreditch

 

Martin Cahill

Executive Chef

Rosewood London

 

Can Faik

Editor

SPACE and Hotel Spec

 

Julian Miaja

Head of Marketing & Business Development

Miaja Design Group

 

Alia Centofanti

Associate Director

Aedas London

 

Ines Klemm

Principal & Founder

Latrace

 

London 2018

Highlights

In London we’ve hosted our very first event back in 2016. Now in 2019 we’re looking forward to start our fourth edition of the TOPHOTELWORLDTOUR again in this amazing city.

Competition

Creative Spark

Renowned architects and interior designers will show us their latest work at the event in London. Learn more about the projects – you are the one who has to vote!

Creative Spark 1

Residence Inn Ghent

The Residence Inn, Marriott Ghent, is a six floor extended stay hotel with 105 keys and Public Areas for Marriott. The design concept is strongly rooted in Ghent’s proud industrial past in the cotton industry, the waterways, architecture and culture. Throughout the public spaces and guest rooms, Industry, Softness, Verticality, Reflections, Colour and Playful details are brought together to create a modern interior with ‘home-like’ comfort. The Studio Guest Rooms feature mirror box bathroom, retail inspired joinery and colour blocking to make the most of natural light and create a flexible space.

Creative Spark 2

Hotel Arlberg Lech

The Arlberg mountain – the cradle of alpine skiing and a winter paradise featuring Austria’s largest connected ski area – is internationally renowned for its authentic cosiness, exclusive atmosphere and stylish events. Among many celebrity guests, Lady Diana and her sons spent their vacation in the famous Hotel Arlberg in Lech, where luxury meets tradition in exceptional style and unique surroundings. The task was to keep the hotel’s iconic identity while enriching spaces with a contemporary look and feel, which creates new added value and unparalleled well-being. The refurbishment includes ten rooms, the fine dining restaurant, the indoor pool and new beauty and aqua spa areas. There is also an ultra sleek ski and boot room, which is the only one in town that directly connects to the local ski and rental shop. The results truly delight both guests and owners alike.

Creative Spark 3

LUX* North Male Atoll Maldives

“Next level” is the best way to describe LUX* North Male Atoll, opening February 1, 2019. This new resort presents a disruption to the Maldivian mould with these over-sized, penthouse residences, which demonstrate fresh forward-thinking design for the Indian Ocean. By blending super-yacht panache with a South Beach pulse, these standalone stays upstage the traditional thatched villa vibe. Discerning travellers seeking a smooth transition to holiday mode, have enriching adventures ahead, along with pure peace and pampering so they can reset, recharge and recalibrate — uninterrupted. A short transfer from Male by luxury speedboat or scenic seaplane, as remote as this desert-island resort may feel, it is easily accessible, yet far from any other islands.

Industry News

Panel Discussion

Re-Inventing Hotel F&B

When it comes to dining and drinking, hotels miss out on so many potential opportunities. Guests rarely choose to eat out at a hotel restaurant with so many other choices on offer. However, those square meters need to be filled to keep the owners and brands happy.When it comes to dining and drinking, hotels miss out on so many potential opportunities. Guests rarely choose to eat out at a hotel restaurant with so many other choices on offer. However, those square meters need to be filled to keep the owners and brands happy.

This panel session will discuss how some players are navigating this space better than others. What type of concepts are successful in hotels and how do these partnerships get forged? What is the role of strategic design thinking in this process? How does an amenity become a profit centre?

Program

Schedule

Meet people and learn more about the industry – in just one day! Our schedule for the London event in packed with keynote presentations, an interesting panel discussion, amazing project presentations as well as loads of networking session.

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09:00 – 09:20

Welcome Reception

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09:20 - 09:25

Welcome Words

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09:25 – 09:40

Change Table Session 1

Organised networking session, usually with six delegates per table, during which everyone meets everyone – more info can be found here.

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09:40 – 10:00

Keynote Presentation – Networking

Meeting - Greeting - Impressing - Leaving! The skills of networking face to face.

There is a lot of hype about social media and the use of so many networking platforms. These can be great – and at the end of the day if you want to do real business, build a real relationship then this cannot be done ‘virtually’ – you have to go out and really meet people. Many find this a challenge – either being too pushy or too shy, not knowing how to get into a conversation or what you need to do in order to keep them interested in you. This ‘TED Style’ talk will give you all you need to know about how to meet new people, get into the right types of conversations, and at the end of even a first encounter the other person is left impressed, amused and wanting to meet again.

Christopher Barrat

Greystone Consulting

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10:00 – 10:20

Change Table Session 2

Organised networking session, usually with six delegates per table, during which everyone meets everyone – more info can be found here.

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10:20 - 10:30

Creative Spark

Residence Inn Ghent

The Residence Inn, Marriott Ghent, is a six door extended stay hotel with 105 keys and Public Areas for Marriott. The design concept is strongly rooted in Ghent’s proud industrial past in the cotton industry, the waterways, architecture and culture. Throughout the public spaces and guest rooms, Industry, Softness, Verticality, Refections, Colour and Playful details are brought together to create a modern interior with ‘home-like’ comfort. The Studio Guest Rooms feature mirror box bathroom, retail inspired joinery and colour blocking to make the most of natural light and create a fexible space.

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10:30 - 10:40

Creative Spark

Hotel Arlberg Lech

The Arlberg mountain – the cradle of alpine skiing and a winter paradise featuring Austria’s largest connected ski area – is internationally renowned for its authentic cosiness, exclusive atmosphere and stylish events.

Among many celebrity guests, Lady Diana and her sons spent their vacation in the famous Hotel Arlberg in Lech, where luxury meets tradition in exceptional style and unique surroundings.

The task was to keep the hotel’s iconic identity while enriching spaces with a contemporary look and feel, which creates new added value and unparalleled well-being. The refurbishment includes ten rooms, the fine dining restaurant, the indoor pool and new beauty and aqua spa areas. There is also an ultra sleek ski and boot room, which is the only one in town that directly connects to the local ski and rental shop. The results truly delight both guests and owners alike.

Ines Klemm

Latrace

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10:40 - 10:50

Creative Spark – No. 3

LUX* North Male Atoll Maldives

“Next level” is the best way to describe LUX* North Male Atoll, opening February 1, 2019. This new resort presents a disruption to the Maldivian mould with these over-sized, penthouse residences, which demonstrate fresh forward-thinking design for the Indian Ocean. By blending super-yacht panache with a South Beach pulse, these standalone stays upstage the traditional thatched villa vibe. Discerning travellers seeking a smooth transition to holiday mode, have enriching adventures ahead, along with pure peace and pampering so they can reset, recharge and recalibrate — uninterrupted. A short transfer from Male by luxury speedboat or scenic seaplane, as remote as this desert-island resort may feel, it is easily accessible, yet far from any other islands.

Julian Miaja

Miaja Design Group

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10:50 - 11:20

Coffee Break

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11:20 - 11:40

Change Table Session 3

Organised networking session, usually with six delegates per table, during which everyone meets everyone – more info can be found here.

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11:40 - 12:10

Creative Spark – Round Up

Our moderator will interview the three Creative Spark presenters for  more insights about the projects.

Can Faik

SPACE and Hotel Spec

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12:10 -12:30

Change Table Session 4

Organised networking session, usually with six delegates per table, during which everyone meets everyone – more info can be found here.

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12:30 - 13:15

Panel Discussion

Re-inventing Hotel F&B

When it comes to dining and drinking hotels miss out on so many potential opportunities. Generally speaking, guests would never choose to eat out at a hotel restaurant with so many other choices on offer. However, those square meters need to be filled to keep the owners and brands happy. This panel session will discuss how some are navigating this space better than others. What type of concepts are successful in hotels and how do these partnerships get forged? What is the role of strategic design thinking in this process? How does an amenity become a profit centre?

Heleri Rande

F&B Strategist

Holly Hallam

DesignLSM

Cyrus Todiwala

Mr Todiwala’s Kitchen

Julian Catzelis

Nobu Hotel Shoreditch

Amir Nahai

AccorHotels

Martin Cahill

Rosewood London

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13:15 - 14:15

Lunch

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14:15 - 14:35

Change Table Session 5

Organised networking session, usually with six delegates per table, during which everyone meets everyone – more info can be found here.

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14:35 - 14:55

Keynote Presentation

Hospitality Development Europe – Big Projects and Big Players

TOPHOTELPROJECTS‘ CEO Rolf W. Schmidt will present the latest facts and figures about the current hotel construction pipeline in Europe. He will also present some masterpiece projects which are currently under construction. Besides a general outlook for the hotel market in the Europe, Rolf will give tips which hot hotel brands are worth keeping an eye on.

Rolf W. Schmidt

TOPHOTELPROJECTS

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14:55 - 15:15

Change Table Session 6

Organised networking session, usually with six delegates per table, during which everyone meets everyone – more info can be found here.

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15:15 - 15:35

Keynote Presentation

Not just an add on: landscape architecture in hotel and resort

Since I was travelling to South East Asia, I saw a huge potential in the importance of combining hotel with an individual landscape design. It began with the roof terrace
of the Waldorf Astoria hotel in Berlin, that has a big unused terrace, that is in the city center of west Berlin with a great view to the Church, followed by the Aja Resort in
Garmisch that is in the building process now and Oberhausen because the investor bought a piece of Land of an existing parking lot, where I knew designed a car park for 300 cars.

Landscaping is finally beginning to be important and popular, concerning hotel there is the demand for natural dewatering, rooftop greening and gardens, interior greening, green facades, modeling and of course bringing water and atmosphere to the projects. There are a lot of fantastic hotels all around the globe, but less with a high-end landscaping, which can bring potential clients to the hotel and maximize the turnover.

Andreas Brummel

brummell landscape architects

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15:35 - 15:55

Change Table Session 7

Organised networking session, usually with six delegates per table, during which everyone meets everyone – more info can be found here.

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15:55 - 16:15

Keynote Presentation

UK Hospitality Market Update

In this performance-focused briefing, Patrick and Philip will present a topical update on the current state of the UK hospitality market, including – but possibly not limited to: 

  • Visitor trends
  • Recent trading performance
  • Overview of major transactions and other deals
  • Brexit
  • Outlook

Partick Angwin

Horwath HTL

Philip Bacon

Horwath HTL

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16:15 - 16:35

Change Table Session 8

Organised networking session, usually with six delegates per table, during which everyone meets everyone – more info can be found here.

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16:35 - 16:45

Winner Annoucement – Creative Spark

After collecting all votes from the audience we will announce the best project.

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16:45 - 17:15

Tour of the Hotel

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17:15 - 19:00

Drinks Reception

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