LONDON

25th September 2018 | The Bloomsbury Hotel

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Enjoy the unique opportunity to meet hospitality leaders and to share ideas.

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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

The Rules of Networking

As a networking strategist, coach, speaker, and author, Michael Goldberg is a perfect choice for welcoming everyone to the TOPHOTELWORLDTOUR London. As a local ambassador he will share some ideas about how to make more and better connections through networking!”

Michael Goldberg

Knockout Networking

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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

VINTRY & MERCER

From the outset, the overall design concept has been to tell a story. Vintry & Mercer’s story is based on the history of Garlick Hill Hythe and its symbolic trade guilds: Vintners, Mercers and Merchant Tailors. DMA Interiors drew upon their fundamental understanding of the varied and individualistic nature of London’s districts to create bespoke design features that engage guests with the neighbourhood story and the hotel’s creation.

Lindsey Bean-Pearce

Dexter Moren Associates

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10:30 - 10:40

Creative Spark

Sheraton Skyline

The hotel is conceived as a gathering point, with the atrium as it’s focal point. Conceived as a tranquil fantasy garden, that transports the guest into a wonderland of mystery and discovery. The space breaks down into individual zones defined by giant screens to separate the function Break Out area from the Hotel Public Area. Edge illuminated paths of ‘polished concrete transect areas of carpeted ‘lawn’. Giant pods with their respective functions separate functions.

Charles Leon

Leon Black

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10:40 - 10:50

Creative Spark

Capital Suite - InterContinental London park lane

Situated on the first floor of the hotel, RPW Design’s newly completed The Capital Suite features two private, spacious en-suite bedrooms complemented by interconnecting living spaces, which can be used for both work and leisure. In addition to the bedrooms, the boardroom and living areas can also be hired independently from the bedrooms, or the 2-bedroom suite can be hired as whole, including the full complement of working, living and dining areas.

Ariane Steinbeck

RPW Design

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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.

Kimberly Brown

STRATA Architects

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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

Shared office Spaces in hotels: are they working?

How is the trend of having shared office spaces in hotels working out for the industry?

As the prevalence of people tele-working increases globally, so is the pattern of top-notch coworking hotels popping up around the world. Players such as WeWork and Hoxton Hotels are making their presence felt in this market, while more and more hotel brands and developers are also giving their guests the option to work in their lobby.

How should operators and investors approach this phenomenon and how much resources/investment should be devoted to it? How can designers shape and lead on this new trend?

Is there leeway to further monetise co-working spaces? Also, does this mean the traditional hotel business centre is dead?

Heleri Rande

SUPPER Magazine

GRANT Powell

Central Working

Lissa Engle

Berkeley Capital Group

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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‘ Sales Director Caroline List will present the latest facts and figures about the current hotel construction pipeline in the Europe and will take a closer look at the pipeline in the UK compared to other countries in Europe. She will also present some masterpiece projects which are currently under construction. Besides a general outlook for the hotel market in the UK, Caroline will give tips which hot hotel brands are worth keeping an eye on.

Caroline List

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

Reductive aesthetic in Simplicity

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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

TRENDS IN ECONOMY

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 in the Hotel

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17:15 - 19:00

Drinks Reception