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It’s at the Business Design Centre in London this year for two full days (26-27 November) where the global design community will meet.

This is the annual meeting place for the global design community:

  • designers
  • architects
  • hotel owners
  • developers
  • operators and
  • investors

come together to share their knowledge about design and creation of breathtaking hotel environments.

The latest news on products and suppliers will be available but it is really industry trends which designers and architects look forward to grasping and understanding.

Hostels, as the latest trend in the world of hospitality, are found to be the fastest growing players in this area and they are certainly a good opportunity for designers to have fun creating light, ever-changing and novel themes.

Also restaurateurs turned hoteliers are bringing new ways to transform guests’ stay into success stories by adding unforgetable experiences at the dinner table and making sure there is a definite yes to come back for more.

The state of the market will be discussed by not only by hotel developers but also have a great input from investors and operators – these have pointers which are essential to be had by architects to create stunning and spectacular interiors.

The exhibition will have the room sets with their designers presenting their ideas for this year’s hotel design competition – the winners will have the opportunity to work for a room design for a new hotel brand.

The 2014 brief is to be called “simplexity” – the new and emerging theory of a relationship between simplicity and complexity – and candidates will explore how hotel interior designs can be more harmonious and intuitive experiences for its visitors.

The European Hotel Design Awards will honour the work of industry leading architects and designers and many of their finalists will be talking at the conference.

Really a must – and if you did not make it this time, make sure you pencil in the event for next year!

Five-Leaf System - Sleep 2014 - London - UK

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By Silvia Pelham


Green Tourism

This was THE week for Tourism and Eco Fairs across Europe.
BTL, ECOBUILD and ITB are all taking place during this period.

btl2013 (1)BTL – International Tourism Exhibition (27Feb/3Mar) celebrated its 25 years and Golf and Wine Tourism were the main attraction. You can find around 900 exhibitors, more than 45 destinations and an expected 65,000 visitors.


logo ECOBUILD, the future (5-7Mar) showcases the entire range of sustainable construction products for new build, refurbishment, residential and commercial projects. With 1,500 organisations exhibiting, it offers 1,100 experts, myriad of products and 180 conference and seminar sessions with a Future Materials Gallery.

itb_logo_enITB BERLIN (6-10Mar) has Indonesia as the Official Partner Country this year. With over 10,500 exhibitors, 113,000 trade visitors and a total number of expected visitors of 172,000, it is Europe’s leading travel trade show, where one can find all there is to know on the latest trends in tourism (from booking to youth travel).

By Silvia Pelham