6th December 2018
Enjoy the unique opportunity to meet hospitality leaders and to share ideas.
09:00 – 09:20
09:20 - 09:25
09:25 – 09:40
Change Table Session 1
09:40 – 10:00
Just how well connected are you?
We all know how important networking is for our careers, business development and creating opportunities but just how well connected are you? This fast paced and interactive workshop will look at the quality of your connections as well as how to build and maintain your key contacts. Contacts without a relationship are just contacts and not much can be done with these. But brilliant networkers have relationships, care about these relationships and see networking in a far broader context. This means creating amazing results. Come prepared to get stuck in and take your networking up a notch!
10:00 – 10:20
Change Table Session 2
10:20 - 10:30
Amadria Park Capital Zagreb
Due to open this September, HBA London is converting an impressive 1920s bank into a boutique hotel full of residential charm and sense of place. The new hotel sits at the heart of the city, ideally located for both business people and leisure travellers. Its design combines the original and the new with a deft touch, embracing the building’s historic character and translating this into interiors that are light, fresh, elegant and pared back to suit the tastes of today’s international guests. Taking their meaning from Gesamtkunstwerk – interiors are works of art that make use of many artforms.
10:30 - 10:40
25hours das tour
The 25hours Hotel DAS TOUR is located at Louis‐Pasteur‐Platz 1, a central position in the new Düsseldorf urban development project, LE QUARTIER CENTRAL. The coated aluminium facade encloses 12,400 square metres throughout the basement, ground floor and 18 storeys high. Its grid structure clearly indicates the individual functional areas. The 198 rooms are spiced up with astonishing and clever detailing. Guests can choose between a French and German room, which offer strongly juxtaposed worlds.
Next to storytelling, 25hours Hotel has put quite some focus on the barrier‐free accessibility of 10% of the rooms. Creative and new concepts should provide a better functional use and design. The general displeased perception of barrier‐free design has now changed giving all guests with different abilities a new fascinating and unique experience.
10:40 - 10:50
Once you enter the hotel there is a projection of a video artist , commissioned to tell the story about the rich past and this is projected against a three dimensional entrance wall, that distorts the viewing and melts past and present once more.
The lighting above the bar is imitating the seagulls seen all over outside which are part of the natural landscape to be found everywhere on the island. A three dimensional wall of bottles form the French company Elitis defines the fine dining area and seating benches are diving the restaurant between the a la caret and general restaurant.
10:50 - 11:20
11:20 - 11:40
Change Table Session 3
11:40 - 12:10
Creative Spark – Round Up
Our moderator will interview the three Creative Spark presenters for more insights about the projects.
Change Table Session 4
12:30 - 13:15
Future shock: How will tomorrow’s guests change hospitality?
With the ongoing retirement of the Baby Boomer generation – once the largest, most important consumer base – a fresh stream of young professionals is already making an impact on the hospitality industry. These include Generation Y, Millennials and Gen-Next, who are bound to take over and change the industry as we know it.
Gen Y comes with a completely different set of characteristics and interests. Some of these are being tech-savvy, consumption-oriented, craving simplicity, being internet-centric, socially diverse and brand consciousness. These trends are already the focus of many revenue managers, general managers, and industry executives around the world. Still, how can the hospitality industry better prepare to welcome future generations?
What will the hotel guest of 2030 look like? How to strike a balance between hitting revenue targets and authenticity for tomorrow’s increasingly ethical, socially minded and maybe even sometimes vain travellers?
13:15 - 14:15
14:15 - 14:35
Change Table Session 5
14:35 - 14:55
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 and will take a closer look at the pipeline in the DACH region. 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.
14:55 - 15:15
Change Table Session 6
15:15 - 15:35
Fancy Brands! Sexy Design! Limited Service? What means Service Excellence in new hospitality concepts.
15:35 - 15:55
Change Table Session 7
15:55 - 16:15
Global to local trends in tourism and hospitality
Horwath HTL is global leader in hotel, tourism and leisure industries and proven thought leader. Our primary research, global and local reports are used to provide insights and support leading companies and destinations. In our key note we will address following key questions: · What are key megatrends which are and which are going to fundamentally change our industry? · What are the implications for our local market? · What are the trends and performance of local hotel industry across the KPIs?
16:15 - 16:35
Change Table Session 8
16:35 - 16:45
Winner Annoucement – Creative Spark
After collecting all votes from the audience we will announce the best project.