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February 2015

Hotelier & Hotel Design Magazine

Featuring: • Industry News • Shows & Events • Catering • Suppliment • Venue Profile • Design •

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“For UK guests we believe that the minimum requirement today is to have Sky TV” Jonathan Raggett - Managing Director The Red Carnation Hotel Collection

Having Sky In-room appeals to 75% of 5* business & leisure travellers^ Give your guests: • The perfect night in with 11 Sky Movies channels • The latest entertainment from Sky Atlantic, Sky 1 and Sky Living • Unrivalled Sporting action with 7 dedicated sports channels

Call 08442 414 648 or visit Terms and conditions: ^SOURCE: TNS. Research commissioned by Sky Business Jan 2014. 12 month minimum term required to get Sky TV in your hotel. £100 minimum monthly price applies per hotel premises. Premises must be in United Kingdom (excluding Scottish Islands and Channel Islands). Eligibility subject to credit checks. Content included depends on your subscription package. Further terms apply. Calls to Sky cost 5.1p per minute (plus 15.97p connection fee) for BT customers. Calls from other providers may vary. Spider-Man and related characters and elements: TM & © 2014 Marvel. The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the Movie ©2014 CPII. All Rights Reserved. Fortitude available from 29/01/2015

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Contact Us Richie Pankhurst Publication Manager 01843 591523 Hotelier & Hotel Design Magazine is the leading publication and established web resource in the business. Providing comprehensive reporting on hotel industry news and exclusive coverage of the latest ecological-friendly green hotels and bar designs, HHD Magazine keeps you updated on the latest hotel trends in technology and innovative ideas. From recent hotel renovations and openings to award-winning luxury hotels and hotel construction projects, HHD Magazine keeps you informed on news that matters most to your hospitality business.

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News IHG Announces Two Hotels at Aberdeen International Airport InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) today announced the signing of two hotels at Aberdeen International Airport: Crowne Plaza Aberdeen Airport and Holiday Inn Express Aberdeen Airport. Both hotels will operate under franchise agreements with long-time owner partner Dominvs Group. The 165-room Crowne Plaza hotel will be newly constructed within a 2 minute walk of the terminal building. The hotel, which will open in 2016, features a number meeting rooms and an outdoor terrace, a gym, restaurant and bar, and ample car parking spaces for guests. The new build Holiday Inn Express hotel will be located next door to the Crowne Plaza hotel and is expected to open towards the end of 2015. This property will feature 193 standard rooms and a breakfast/dining area.

Anna Corkill, Director of Development for the UK and Ireland, IHG said: “We’re delighted to be bringing the Crowne Plaza brand to Aberdeen and to be expanding our Holiday Inn Express brand here. Aberdeen is a large hub for the energy industry in Europe and these two hotels are well placed to meet the needs of international and domestic business travellers who frequent the city.” Preet Ahluwalia, Owner of Dominvs Group said: “We couldn’t have asked for a better location at the airport. These two hotels complement each other perfectly and we look forward to opening their doors and welcoming guests travelling to Aberdeen.” Crowne Plaza Aberdeen Airport and Holiday Inn Express Aberdeen Airport join four other IHG properties in Aberdeen: Holiday Inn Express® Aberdeen City Centre, Holiday Inn Express® Aberdeen Exhibition Centre, Holiday Inn® Aberdeen Exhibition Centre and Holiday Inn® Aberdeen West.

Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts is the second largest upscale hotel brand globally, at nearly 400* hotels in more than 60 countries worldwide, with amenities and services designed to help guests be productive when traveling for work. It has been a recognised and reputable meetings hotel brand for the last 30 years offering guests relevant and effective solutions through its signature meetings programme. Holiday Inn Express is one of the fastest growing hotel brands in the world, with 2,317 hotels globally*. For over two decades since the first hotel opened in 1991, the brand has grown rapidly and has established itself as a smart, affordable and efficient alternative to full service hotels for savvy business and leisure travellers. * Figures as at 30th September 2014

New look and new dates for training at the Geberit Academy in Warwick

Since the purpose-built academy opened in 2009, hundreds of installers have benefited from being able to get hands on with Geberit products and systems, with training modules offered free of charge by the manufacturer to its customers. The new look Training Academy features four different working walls to cover all aspects of fitting Geberit products. Candidates will benefit from a greater integration of the piping and sanitary elements offered, reflecting the crossover that many installers encounter within their day-to-day work.

Covering the very latest techniques for fitting wall-hung sanitaryware using the Geberit Duofix WC frame, the sanitary systems training gives installers the knowhow and confidence to fit such systems themselves, while the piping systems training module offers an introduction to the Geberit Mapress and Geberit Mepla press fitting systems, covering everything from cutting and deburring, through to bending and pressing. The dates for the training modules at Warwick in 2015 will be as follows: Sanitary March 11th, 18th September 9th, 23rd October 7th, 21st Piping March 12th, 19th September 10th, 24th October 8th To book your place on any of the training modules in 2015 email or call 0800 0778 365.

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Installers visiting the Geberit Training Academy in Warwick this year will be among the first to make use of its redesigned facilities, with the refurbishment of the venue now in full swing.



Millennium & Copthorne Hotels Select Revinate to Improve Guest Satisfaction Revinate today announced that Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc (M&C) has selected Revinate’s SaaS solution for online reputation management across its global portfolio of hotels. M&C will be adopting Revinate’s Online Reputation Management Solution at both the corporate and property levels, emphasizing the hotel group’s commitment to maximizing guest satisfaction, whilst driving new bookings and revenue. Nayan Peshkar, M&C’s Vice President for Revenue Management & E-commerce, said, “We selected Revinate after an in-depth evaluation process. The critical deciding factors were, first, whether it could help us to continually improve guest satisfaction, which is a vital target in an increasingly competitive hospitality market. Second, we were looking for a service supplier that could help us leverage customer satisfaction information to drive sales. Our evaluation concluded that Revinate had the

experience, global reach and approach necessary to help us achieve these objectives.” M&C has recently upgraded many of its customer facing systems and processes, introducing new CRS technology, and enhancing its website branding and functionality. Revinate’s appointment signals a further step in the company’s rapid digital development, strengthening its capability to monitor, capture and most importantly act upon guest satisfaction data across the properties. Adarsh Rangaswamy, M&C’s Digital Marketing Manager, added, “Revinate’s platform works for us on multiple levels. From the group perspective it provides visibility and comparison metrics for all of our properties in aggregate or grouped by brand or region, whilst at the hotel level, operating staff will be able to engage directly with guests to provide that unique experience, based on a thorough understanding of all guest feedback.”

Maarten Plesman, Revinate’s VP of EMEA said, “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the world-renowned brand M&C. Due to the immediate impact of guest feedback and the regional nuances around social media best practices, hotel groups are challenged in their ability to provide the best possible service to demanding guests. To help them, we deliver the insights to engage with their guests in the most meaningful way. All this is available around the clock to hotels anywhere in the world through our global network of offices, worldclass SaaS platform and 24/7 support. It’s nice to once again see confirmation of our qualification to serve the most aspiring brands and hotel groups.” Contact: Thomas Landen Marketing Manager EMEA Revinate, Inc. Phone: 0031.20.240.3013 Email:

Final bids called for Surrey hotel

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Global Property Advisors Colliers International is seeking best and final offers in the region of £2 million, for the freehold interest, of the Farnham House Hotel in Surrey, with a deadline of 30th January 2015.


Set in 4 acres of secluded grounds, the hotel comprises 24 en suite letting bedrooms (including two suites), two conference and banqueting rooms, a restaurant and bar. The sale also includes a five bedroom staff house located within the grounds. Paul Barrasford, Director of Hotels Agency, Colliers International, said “The business continues to trade well and the hotel is to be sold on a fully open and trading basis. This stunning property is a long established and popular wedding venue with an excellent team of staff. The trading performance remains very strong as it has done for many years.

There is also clear scope for a new owner to further capitalise on the hotel’s significant trading potential.” Farnham House is one the last remaining units to be sold from the Hollybourne Hotels portfolio. The call for final bids on Farnham House Hotel follows the recent sale of three other hotels in the portfolio with a fourth currently under offer.

News Starwood Capital Group Buys Portfolio Of Hotels And Residential Complex In London

Praise for new historic lighting at the Tower of London

Starwood Capital Group, a leading global private investment firm, announced today that a controlled affiliate has acquired a portfolio of four extended-stay hotels and one residential complex in London for £206 million ($312 million). The hotel properties are located in two of London’s top emerging submarkets: Tower Bridge/Bermondsey and Earls Court/Kensington. The hotels, which were constructed in 2008 but are currently unfinished and partially operational, will comprise nearly 650 units upon completion. The units feature apartment-like amenities including full kitchenettes, living and dining rooms, and washer/dryers. In addition, the hotels will offer over 25,000 square feet of commercial and office space, including many new guest amenities such as social lobbies, lounges and gyms.

“We are excited to establish ourselves as a leading player in the extended-stay hotel/serviced apartment market, which we believe is one of the most promising and undersupplied real estate sectors in London today,” said Cody Bradshaw, Senior Vice President and Head of European Hotels at Starwood Capital Group. “This successful offmarket acquisition of a unique portfolio of London real estate reflects Starwood Capital Group’s ability to structure and execute win-win solutions in even the most complex of situations.” Building on a well-established relationship, Starwood Capital Group purchased the portfolio following completion of an administration and company voluntary arrangement process led by Ireland’s National Asset Management Agency (NAMA) and Duff & Phelps. Starwood Capital Group in August 2013 acquired a non-performing loan portfolio from NAMA secured by 39 properties, with a concentration in Dublin. Starwood Capital Group is a private investment firm with a core focus on global real estate. Headquartered in Greenwich, CT, the Firm maintains 12 offices in six countries around the world. Starwood Capital Group has raised more than $30 billion of equity capital since its inception in 1991, and currently manages over $38 billion in assets. The Firm has invested in virtually every class of real estate on a global basis, opportunistically shifting geographies and changing positions in the capital stack as risk-reward dynamics evolve. For more than two decades, Starwood Capital Group and its affiliates have successfully executed an investment strategy that involves building enterprises around real estate portfolios in both the private and public markets.

The Royal Chapel of St Peter ad Vincula at the Tower of London is an historically important place of worship that is also visited by many tourists. Recently a refurbishment programme was completed. A key element of this project was improving the chapel’s lighting - important not only for its practical and its aesthetic qualities, but to reduce energy usage too. Heritage lighting specialist Dernier & Hamlyn, working with lighting designer Bruce Kirk of Light Perceptions, produced nine chandeliers that were carefully designed, engineered and manufactured to meet all of the requirements. They were commissioned by Tracy Simmons Conservation Building Surveyor at Historic Royal Palaces, the independent charity which cares for the Tower of London. The design concept for the chandeliers made reference to the shape of the chapel’s arched windows and they were produced in Dernier & Hamlyn’s London factory in brass and hand finished in bronze and gilt. This project brought with it unique challenges that had to be overcome in order to provide adequate light levels and design integrity while optimising historically important features. For example, the Chapel’s beams were part of the original fabric of this Tudor building. The four large chandeliers positioned in the main nave of the chapel required support cradles to be fixed to these beams. This needed to be done in a way that allowed the energy efficient LED lamps to highlight important architectural features without damaging the ancient timbers. Dernier & Hamlyn designed the support cradles to fix around these beams, working with existing fixing holes to ensure this was achieved and positioned the LED lamps so that their effect was maximised throughout the chapel.

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The residential complex, which will include in excess of 60 upscale units upon completion, will offer residents direct access to the renowned bars, restaurants and shopping on Bermondsey Street, along with a number of underground parking spaces and over 15,000 square feet of commercial space.


Venue Profile


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A perfect combination!


A successful partnership, the perfect combination that brings together ALIVAR exclusive furniture and the legendary Hard Rock Hotels and Cafes brand, all with the incredible island of Ibiza as the backdrop. >>

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Venue Profile << This is a five-star hotel that is the result of close collaboration between ALIVAR and a high-end Spanish hotel group that manages a large number of hotels around the world. The views from the hotel are incredible and the rooms provide a sensory experience bolstered by the comfort and elegance of the furnishings. ALIVAR takes great pride and satisfaction at having been able to contribute to the dreams of so many guests: to be able to relax and enjoy the unique and fascinating style of the hotel while immersing themselves in the magical atmosphere of the island. In fact, every corner of the hotel has been designed to ensure that guests have a memorable stay. The exclusive rooms, decorated with the famous collection of personal and original items from legendary music icons, match perfectly with ALIVAR furniture. The products selected for this prestigious collaboration include: the PORTOFINO sectional sofa, the T-GONG and HARPA side tables and the RADAR table, all designed by architect Giuseppe Bavuso. Internationally renowned, ALIVAR has brought significant projects to fruition all over the world through its Contract Division. It has furnished public buildings, banks, museums, theatres, cruise ships, and even bars, restaurants, hotels, residences and more.

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The quality of its production, its productive flexibility and its efficient organisation are the strengths that allow ALIVAR to make such Contracts. ALIVAR draws on the resources of its region and environment as the source of its exquisite leather goods and workmanship, based on artisan values while staying innovative and cutting-edge. This is why ALIVAR has the honour of being "100% Made in Italy", a prestigious certification that only few Italian companies are awarded, and which certifies all of the raw materials and semifinished products as all being of Italian origin, products that are the result of 12 traditional artisan craftsmanship.

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Hair Tools Limited is one of the UK’s leading distributors in hairdressing products to the professional market offering stylish, innovative and high quality products. Distributing various electrical brands including Italian manufactured Parlux, as well as their own brand lines – Haito Professional and Head Jog.


A survey has found that one of the biggest disappointment for hotel guests when it comes to room facilities is the in-room hairdryer. A gorgeous hotel room with fresh crisp linen, soft clean towels and a state of the art television deserves to hold a stylish and high performing hairdryer. This is exactly what we can offer professional long lasting hairdryers made from high quality materials to meet many hotel price budgets.

Spun across various price brackets and level of performance, as well as colours to suit any hotel interior décor; the hairdryers offered by Hair Tools can add value to rooms and increase guest satisfaction. Don’t let your hotel down by not ticking all the boxes. If you think your in-room hairdryers could do with an update get in contact with the marketing department for more information on 01924 466999, or email us at or visit our website at

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Envirograf Consumer Units


As of the 5th of January 2015, the Amendment 3 to BS7671:2008 Requirements for Electrical Installation (IET Wiring Regulation) will be published, which will outline a new set of regulations that will affect all of the consumer units put in the new builds in UK. To address the increased safety requirements it brings, Envirografâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s R&D have been working hard to provide you with a solution that will allow for a quick and easy access to the consumer unit, whilst providing the necessary fire protection to satisfy the new regulations. Find out more at Tel: +44 (0)1732 864 101

The CONSULTO range of luxury quality baths and sanitaryware is manufactured in the UK at our factory in Kent. Each piece is made to order by craftsmen using a technologically advanced process, which provides great strength, surface quality, thermal insulation and character. The CONSULTO bath range is unique, in that it is designed and manufactured “in house”. All models are available in any colour (and can be decorated if required). Special commissions are undertaken to suit individual Client specifications. CONSULTO products, including brass fittings and accessories, have been supplied to premier residential developments, palaces, yachts, restaurants, nightclubs, conference centres and prestigious hotel projects around the world – a specialist service is available to Architects and Designers.

CONSULTO luxury products bring character and style to the bathroom for discerning Clients who want the best.

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Several new designs are produced each year; details of these, samples of Stonecore and other information are available on request.


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ade in Britain, finished by hand. Focus SB are the experts in manufacturing electrical accessories of distinction and unparalleled quality for the hotel and hospitality industries.

Their unique, Sussex based, manufacturing facility ensures the best possible quality and flexibility, enabling them to produce a wide range of standard and bespoke designs to individual requirements. The attention to detail that is applied to each electrical accessory ensures longevity of life, essential in a demanding commercial environment. Focus SB can manufacture plates in any size and configuration for the unique requirements of the hotel trade including, data incorporation, international power sockets, lighting control, audio visual and USB charging points. They also work â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;hand in handâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; with Interior Designers to add a luxurious finishing touch to a room design. Often creating bespoke plates to include any client requests in the style and finish of their choice. Some of the hotels Focus SB have worked with include: Aurora, Carlton Tower, Churchill, Corinthia, Crest, Hilton Intercontinental, London Bridge, Lowndes, Meridian, Montana, Moran Hotels, Royal Berkshire, Royal Garden, Royal Lancaster and many others.

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Focus SB have a dedicated team of Product Consultants on hand to help with your project, however large or small. Contact them today to discuss your requirements.

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AGUA Upholstery Fabrics With origins dating back to the 1930â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Agua Fabrics is a family business that has built a reputation for quality products, consistent supply and a flexibility to work in partnership with customers. To this end the business has evolved to become a leading supplier of high performance faux leathers and upholstery fabrics to the Hospitality and Leisure sectors. Understanding the key issues faced by Hoteliers in the management of upholstery materials has underpinned the development of the collections being offered by Agua. All soft fabrics are supplied with an impervious, stain resistant finish thereby helping to maintain the appearance of the fabric, assist with maintenance and improve the longevity of the furniture. The Agua collections are being widely used within the major Hotel groups and Independents on headboards, bedroom seating, conference rooms, restaurants, public spaces, spas and outdoor areas. In other words, Agua is being used in all areas where high performing upholstery fabrics can add value to the presentation of the Hotel to the customer. Mindful of the need to keep a wide selection of standard faux leather colours in stock, there are currently over 140 colourways available with an additional 12 being added to the popular Taurus collection early in 2015. There are a further 64 options across the Mystique, Vistas and Ocular collections offering metallic and embossed patterns to cater for the more inventive design schemes.

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Not to be left behind, Agua has recently added new colourways to the soft fabric collections: Linetta, Juno and Cashmir.


Agua launched the Sark Upholstery Fabric Collection and two new designs, Gems and Atlas, to the Mystique collection at the Sleep Event in London at the end of last year. Unbelievably soft with a velvety feel, the Sark collection is made up of 16 alluring colours from a warm mauve and wine to the cool yet striking tones of zest and sky. The integration of a subtle two tone effect is certain to appeal to Designers, Specifiers and Operators looking to bring style and sophistication to seating and headboard projects within contract environments. Agua continues to push the boundaries with designs and technical developments and has many new projects underway throughout 2015

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Welcome To JAYMARt At Jaymart we have been supplying the hotel, sports and leisure industries for more than four decades. Our ranges can provide what you need for your Reception area, bar, restaurant, kitchen, changing rooms, swimming pool surrounds, exercise rooms, bathrooms and much more. Jaymart has been the entrance matting system of choice for many of the capital’s top notch hotels. The reception area is the first place of welcome for your clientele and needs a professional aesthetic that reinforces your brand. Our entrance mats help keep your reception flooring clean and looking great. We have been supplying the upmarket Claridges Hotel in London with entrance matting for many years and they have recently opted for smart new logo mats in Ingenius heavy duty polypropylene (rubber crumb backed) for their main entrance. We are also pleased to be able to boast that this year we supplied the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow with Remp Sportway H.E. terrazzo speckled hammer finish tiles in dark Grey, and our robust Bladerunner heavy duty rubber in Black/Grey.

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Bladerunner is currently favourite flooring with easyGym nationwide, West Bromwich FC Training Ground, Crystal Palace Leisure Centre, Clapham Leisure Centre, Tottenham Hotspur FC Training Centre, Brighton FC Training Academy, Arsenal Training Centre, David Lloyd Clubs, Derby Multi-Sports Arena, Xercise4Less and Anytime Fitness to name but a few.


We have prestigious aluminium-based entrance matting systems, secondary barrier mattings, foyer/hallway and anti-slip floorings, safety stair treads and nosings, sports floorings, duckboard safety mattings, artificial grass carpeting, natural fibre carpeting, recycled environmentally friendly floorcoverings, anti-fatigue mats and much more. The photos below feature just a few of the many diverse options open to you. For more information on our specialist hotel/ leisure floorings, mats and mattings phone 01985 218994 or email hospitality@jaymart. We can help with all areas of your hotel – just check out our ranges at

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Events & Shows

Preview - The Hospitality Show 2015 The Hospitality Show returns to NEC Birmingham this January (19th-21st) to celebrate the very best of British hospitality. Britain’s largest hospitality event of 2015 will showcase the newest business innovations, provide a platform for established and emerging companies to display their products. The show floor is the perfect place to network and do serious business, with the event consistently attracting high quality exhibitors and special guests sourced from across the industry.

the outgoing Managing Director for the Gaucho group, Martin Williams and James Dilley, head of the hotel, hospitality and interior design teams at award-winning architecture and interiors practice Jestico + Whiles. One of the four mentoring booths will be dedicated to the business of better design. Visitors can discuss projects in confidence with experts who understand how to create striking interiors that work harder for operators. Visitors looking to benefit from 15 minutes with a Business Mentor can now book online at Late appointments can also be taken at the show but advanced booking is advised as the sessions prove extremely popular. See the Ten Best Hospitality Products of 2015

This time around the core focus for the show is the ‘Best of British’ – a launch pad for everything new and great in British hospitality. Focus areas include: hotels, restaurants, pubs, cafés, delis and the cost sector, with the show providing a showcase for cutting edge products and services from the core fields of design, food & drink, technology and catering equipment. Below are just some of the highlights that visitors can expect to see while at the show. Get Face to Face with a Business Mentor

The show is set to crown the industry’s ten most groundbreaking new products, alongside a glittering people’s choice winner – as part of its new Star Product Awards scheme. The Star Product Awards are open to all exhibitors and will shine a bright spotlight on the latest, greatest new arrivals from the worlds of food & drink, technology, catering equipment, interiors and tableware. Not only will the Star Product Awards give exhibitors a pedestal to showcase their latest innovations to the industry, show visitors will also be treated to a scintillating first-look at some of the products that will help set the British hospitality agenda in 2015.

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The Business Mentors are back and their skillsets are more diverse than ever. The highly popular scheme returns to The Hospitality Show offering show visitors the unique opportunity to book free 15-minute one-to-one sessions with some of the most varied and respected players in hospitality.


Are you stumped by social media? What is the latest interior design trend? Curious about crowdfunding but unsure of the right path? These are just some of the subjects on which The Hospitality’s dedicated Business Mentor team can offer guidance and advice. The 2015 lineup includes: social media guru and Digital Blonde, Karen Fewell;

Show visitors will get the chance to see and experience the Top Ten Star Products throughout the three days as well as having their say in a very special People’s Choice accolade – where they’ll be able to vote via twitter with the winner announced after the show.

All entries will be judged at the show, with the ten winners unveiled on the first day of the show, Monday 19th January at 4pm on the Business Briefing Stage. Exhibitor Snapshot • PianoSpeed – Stand Number: 601 The company’s Edelweiss Self Playing Piano is set to be one of the stars of the show. An all-in-one entertainment system, it provides live music on demand 24/7 with full backing accompaniment without the cost of a pianist. It can be branded in company livery and features a large variety of music – everything from Elton John to Mozart! Wireless operation ensures the piano, which is available in black or white, just keeps playing. • Cosi Tabellini – Stand Number: 920 Cosi Tabellini offers a world-renowned range of Italian hand-crafted lead-free pewter, ceramic and crystal glass that has gravitas and simple beauty that assures quality, longevity and good taste. The extensive and unique range of 1000+ pieces includes glassware for the bar, tableware for restaurant and accessories for housekeeping, in a modern fusion of both materials and styles and is used by luxury venues all over the world. The official launch of Cosi Tabellini UK will be at The Hospitality Show 2015 – Stand 920. • T&G Woodware – Stand Number: 849 The company celebrates 40 years in business in 2015 and it will once again display a variety of products that are durable and easy to use, designed in Britain and manufactured with style, quality and function in mind. Its catering range has been designed with the trend for relaxed dining in mind. The trend for healthy eating, freshly produced and cooked food coupled with that ‘home from home’ feel have been the most important influences to the T&G catering products – and show visitors will be able to view its range. Visitors can go to and register now for a free ticket to the show.

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Celebrate the best of British hospitality at the UKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest foodservice & hospitality show in 2015. The Hospitality Show is the premiere showcase of innovation and hospitality with unmissable networking opportunities. It is the must-attend event for finding the latest cutting-edge products across food & drink, catering equipment, interiors, exteriors & tableware, careers and technology.











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Casual Dining, the award winning trade event for the UK’s £6.9bn casual dining and hotel catering sectors, returns to the Business Design Centre, London on 25-26 February 2015 for what will be its biggest show yet.


New exhibitors announced With just one month to go until its second edition, Casual Dining will boast a host of new and returning exhibitors. Thanks to a 45% increase in space, taking the show up to the venue’s upper feature level for the first time, there will be over 170 exhibiting companies in attendance. Recently confirmed additions include Liberty Wines, Bermar International, Grape DNA, Broughton Ales, Rooster's Brewing Co, Gordon & MacPhail, Fresh Direct, Henson Food, and Pinguin Foods.

An integral part of the two day trade show is the popular Design Awards which reflect the importance of design in successful restaurants and bars – from conveying brand identity to creating ambiance and attracting custom. Submissions are now being accepted for these prestigious 2015 Design Awards until January 24th. They join Reynolds, d'Arta, L'Aquila Importers and Distributors, JDM Food Group, Plus Foods, Pidy, AAK, Pan’Artisan, Gamble Foodservice Solutions, “Restaurant design today is increasingly Purbeck Ice Cream, Farm Frites, Lamb Weston, Darta, Essential Cuisine, McCain about understanding the customer as an Foodservice, Electrolux Professional, Eden Contract Furniture, Catering Design individual and creating a comfortable dining Group, and many more. experience,” says Simon Kincaid, associate director of Conran and Partners, one of last Representatives from The Ritz, Four Seasons, Generator Hostels, Kew Green Hotels, Copthorne Hotels, GLH Hotels, Grange Hotels, Accor UK Hotels, Taj year’s award judges. Hotels and Resorts, AB Hotels, Grange Hotels, The Bulldog Hotel Group, and Projects will be assessed on their innovation numerous independents, are among the ‘who’s who’ of hospitality buyers that and uniqueness, brand consistency, impact, have already pre-registered to attend. Over 4,000 are expected to visit. the degree to which the final design reflects the brief, and proven evidence of the “Casual Dining is a great addition to the industry calendar. A fantastic success of the design/re-design in increasing opportunity to meet potential suppliers and strengthen working relations revenue and/or customer satisfaction levels. with existing ones. I will most definitely attend [this] year,” says Jenny Elliott, food development at J D Wetherspoon plc. The winners of the three award categories (including Best Designed Independent For more details about the Design Awards, and to download an entry form, Restaurant and Best Designed Multiple please visit Alternatively, please contact Chris Restaurant) will be announced on the show’s Brazier on opening day. To register in advance for a free trade ticket to visit Casual Dining 2015, please visit and quote priority code CDHD3.

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Be inspired by light at Light School Located within Surface Design Show 2015 For the second year running, Light School will be holding true to its school motto: Inspired by Light, giving its ‘students’ inspiration and ideas on how to use light within spaces and buildings. Hosted within Surface Design Show, at London’s Business Design Centre between 10-12 February 2015 and presented by Light Collective and the Institution of Lighting Professionals (ILP) is Light School an area dedicated to lighting. Light and surface are inseparable partners; the interplay between light and surface can change a building’s interior or exterior dramatically creating breath-taking results. Light School consists of three parts: The School Room, Product School and the School Newspaper all of which are designed to educate and inspire visitors about the latest in lighting design and lighting products.

Light School & the School Room: The aim of Light School is to provide architects and designers with education and knowledge about lighting design and lighting products. The inherent connection between light and surface is addressed providing a platform for the lighting design community to talk to other design sectors. Sponsored by iGuzzini, there will be more than two days of lessons in the School Room featuring hands-on demos with top UK lighting designers who will be taking on the role of lecturers. The lecture programme includes amongst others Carl Gardner - Lighting for Landscapes; Jeff Shaw – Light & Day; Sally Storey – Hotel Lighting in all Shapes & Sizes; Paul Nulty – Saving the High Street and Doug James – Light & Surfaces.

Product School: Product School provides architects and designers with a comprehensive review of lighting innovation and interesting technology. Visitors can come to touch, compare and learn about products and services. Product School is made up of contributions from the Friends of Light School who consist of Applelec, Atrium, Spectral, WILA, ANOLIS, Commercial Lighting Systems, Concord, Deltalight, LED Linear, Atrium, iGuzzini, Louis Poulsen, Optelma and Radiant along with the Institution of Lighting Professionals. As well as supporting the education programme, the Friends of Light School will be setting up their own demo spaces to ensure that everyone can experience the unique and ground-breaking

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differences that their lighting products can bring to design projects.


School Newspaper: Every school has a newspaper and Light School is no exception. The School Newspaper, sponsored by Deltalight contains articles on lighting design to help ‘students’ remember what they learnt during their visit and Product School information from the Friends of Light School to inspire future projects. The free newspaper is sent to architects and designers as well as being given to Light School attendees. Registration to attend is free for professional visitors via the Show website:

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ast year, the UK’s interiors buying calendar changed forever: UBM, the world’s leading organiser of interiors trade events, announced that INTERIORS UK was doomed to decline and would close its doors after the 2014 edition.


Following a massive fall in visitors who did not see January as the time or Birmingham as the place, and in response to overwhelming demand from extensive international market research, UBM revealed the industry’s new primary buying opportunity: May Design Series, which would take place in London and form the finale of the European show circuit. Bringing together an edited selection of British and international exhibitors, May Design Series hosts architects, developers, specifiers, interior designers and more looking to purchase products across five show sectors: Furniture,

Accessories, Lighting, DX and kbb. Offering an exhibitor line-up that boasts a 50-50 split between British and international companies, names already confirmed for the show include RAK Ceramics, Roman, Two.Six, Leicht, Egoitaliano, and Structures Lighting. For the first time May Design Series will also welcome the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA), which will be hosting an interiors electronics event within the exhibition. Companies including Habitech and Savant Europe will be taking part, showcasing the very latest in home automation and audio visual technologies. Suzie Ager, Brand Director for May Design Series, told Hotelier and Hotel Design: “Our vision for May Design Series has always been the same – to offer an inclusive, internationally focused buying opportunity in London, at the best time of year to do business. We are constantly assessing our methods to ensure that as the industry evolves, both domestically and overseas, that we evolve the event to meet its needs.

“We’re working with a variety of different partners, associations and publications overseas to ensure that May Design Series becomes the UK event to compete with the biggest European shows. We’re unearthing some fantastic overseas companies that have never exhibited in the UK before - the response we’ve had to the new proposition has been astounding.” Ahead of the event in the spring, May Design Series recently unveiled its brand new website. In addition to detailing the latest news of the event, the site also hosts a dedicated area imparting business insights which will feature best-selling product features, industry interviews and more. Registration for May Design Series is now open - to claim your complimentary ticket to the UK’s definitive international interiors event, visit:


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Be a part of a unique exhibition with five curated sectors: Furniture | Kitchen, Bedroom + Bathroom | Lighting incorporating Arc | Decor | DX. The setting is London The time is May The range is international The spirit is collaborative The show is May Design Series; the most commercially focused interiors trade show in the UK calendar.

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HD Expo is the premier trade show and hospitality conference for its industry. Established in 1992 and presented by Hospitality Design magazine, it remains at the forefront by offering the newest and most innovative products and services, encouraging and sharing ideas, providing inspiration and connecting hospitality professionals. HD Expo is dedicated to bringing the interior design industry, architects, owners/operators, developers, specifiers and purchasers the best available resources for their projects. This includes the most informative conference sessions led by top specialists pertinent to todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s industry.


Hospitality professionals are looking for opportunities to turn todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s challenges into tomorrowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s solutions. Attend HD Expo and you can examine tools, products and services to remain successful in our changing economy. See first-hand the latest designs for interiors as well as ideas that make doing business in the hospitality industry easier and more ingenious than ever before. Technology and artistry come together to not only inspire the senses but ignite the imagination. Through CEU/LU accredited conference sessions educational credits can be earned along with having your industry related questions answered by our experts. From world renowned interior designers to internationally recognized developers, HD Expo shares their insight via a conference program based on what attendees want. The schedule is balanced and multi-faceted with various networking opportunities to provide a hospitality conference unlike any other. Take advantage of all that the show has to offer and make the most of your time by attending the sessions that will impact the way you approach design.


HD Expo is the premier trade show and conference for the hospitality industry. Established in 1992 it remains at the forefront, offering the latest most innovative products and services, sharing and inspiring ideas, and networking amongst professionals. Highlights of the show include: • Tools, products and services to remain successful in our changing economy. • The latest designs and ideas that make doing business in the hospitality industry easier and more ingenious than ever before. • Technology and artistry come together to inspire the senses and ignite the imagination. • Accredited conference sessions, educational credits and expert Q&A sessions. • World renowned interior designers, and internationally recognized developers. • Networking opportunities to provide a hospitality conference unlike any other. USE CODE 4100 FOR FREE EXPO PASS


GROHE products can be found in iconic hotel developments all over the world. Thanks to unique versatility in design and functionality, innovative technology and endless possible applications, GROHE products are perfectly placed to meet the rigorous demands of the hospitality sector. Our in-house design team led by Senior Vice President of Design, Paul Flowers, is constantly developing new concepts aimed at achieving a perfect balance between form and function and received the coveted red dot “design team of the year” award for 2011/2012 – a first for the industry. To complement the individual style and unique atmosphere of a hotel, GROHE fittings and showers come in a wide range of designs. Our range covers all key styles that this piece of literature guides you though – simply choose the style that best suits your project and budget from the wide range of design options available. Quality and sustainability are extremely important to us, both in the choice

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of materials and in the manufacturing process. We combine state-ofthe-art manufacturing methods with marketleading technologies to deliver products that will perform reliably over many years of use. Thanks to technologies for reducing water and energy consumption such as GROHE EcoJoy, our products reduce operating costs without compromising on performance and can help you achieve green building standards like Green Key, LEED, BREEAM and Estidama. GROHE are present in over 130 countries offering local expertise, advice and support at all stages of the design, specification and delivery process. Clean lines and high-quality materials can enhance any bathroom. We offer products for every water draw-off point to suit all possible tastes and requirements. We want guests to feel at home. When they visit a hotel, they expect a standard beyond that of a normal domestic bathroom. They want to be inspired. This is what we do.

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Offline or standalone card systems can be a cost effective way of securing rooms. Although, for large buildings, it can be frustrating having to visit individual locks to manually retrieve records or cancel lost cards. Online card systems on the other hand, can be managed from a central location. However, they come with one glaring caveat. Cost. Every door needs an online lock installed for the system to work. With that in mind, we have developed a rather innovative system, TLJ Connect. Essentially, we marry online and offline card systems, so instead of having to install an online system on every door, we create online hotspots on access doors. Any changes you make centrally, such as cancelling cards or updating access times, are sent to these hotspots. The cards then work as storage devices, downloading and uploading data every time the hotspot is used. As the card is used on individual locks, the information is passed across. Like online card systems, you’ll have access to all of the functionality centrally, at a fraction of the cost. To learn more about how TLJ Connect can work for your business, call our sales team on 01482 830334.

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Design Having experienced the luxurious showers of hotel wetrooms, consumers are demanding the look and feel of a boutique hotel in their own homes. But how do you create the perfect wetroom? A perfect wetroom can be achieved by addressing three fundamental components of wetroom design: Gradients, Drainage & Waterproofing. Each of these elements, which are hidden under the tiles of a wetroom, are key to achieving a 100% watertight wetroom and peace of mind for the homeowner. Wetroom gradients are created by installing floor formers within the timber floor joists. These floor formers or “decs” have a built in gradient which ensures water is directed towards the drain. In solid floors, the falls are achieved through the pouring process of the screed.

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How Do You Create the Perfect Wetroom?


The type of drainage used in a wetroom is determined by the floor build-up of the room (either timber or solid). As well as the floor build up, effective drainage systems also need to take into consideration the flow rates that the homeowner wants to achieve and address this using an appropriate number of drainage traps. In addition to the effectiveness of the drainage systems, the aesthetics of the drain are also important. Consumers are looking for stylish drains that enhance the design of their wetroom and provide a beautiful finishing touch. The trend towards natural stone and porcelain tiles in wetrooms has helped fuel the popularity of contemporary linear drains which lend themselves to the sleek, minimal look achieved by stone and porcelain. Square drains can also be achieved in wetrooms with four way falls and these work particularly well with mosaic tiles. Establishing the style of tiles that you’d like in your wetroom, will help determine the most appropriate drain for your wetroom. Contemporary large format tiles are best suited to wetrooms with only one or two way falls where a sleek minimal look can be achieved, whilst small mosaic tiles are ideally suited to floors with a built in four way fall, achieved using a traditional wet dec floor former with a consistent gradient. However, the most important factor in creating a perfect watertight wetroom is waterproofing. Waterproofing is the key to a successful watertight wetroom. To ensure a 100% watertight seal, a waterproof membrane should be installed prior to tiling. This involves waterproofing or “tanking” a wetroom using a self-adhesive sheet membrane underneath the tiles, right up to and including the drain, corner junctions, toilet flange and recessed areas. The sheet membrane (such as RIW Tilesafe) should be installed across the entire shower area (and extending a further metre into the bathroom), followed by the application of a liquid membrane to the walls to ensure water cannot penetrate between any gaps. Sheet membranes are quick and easy to install and can be tiled upon immediately.


The Boathouse Pure imagination

The Cafe/Bar refurbishment was awarded to GIA with a brief to enhance customer experience and to have greater family appeal. GIA were delighted to use their imagination and creativity. Our design originated from a local Mere which is home for wildlife, a place for fishing and enjoying a natural paradise. Functionality is one of GIA strengths and this, overlaid with pure imagination produced a facility strong on family appeal, with custom designed lighting and seating ingeniously linked back to the inspiration of the Mere. The space is a main artery into other facilities and therefore this had to be creatively integrated into the scheme without destroying the comfort and ambience of this imaginative creation. You can visit many times and you will always see something new.

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DECOLAN For over 20 years, DECOLAN has been supplying high quality decorative surfaces and thanks to its long experience and its care for the details DECOLAN has become an important reference for the supply of HPL laminates and other innovative decorative surfaces being able to satisfy any customer, from the little craftsman to the big companies.

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Particularly DECOLAN has developed a range of products suitable for the contract sector, where together with the accurate selection of the raw materials and the permanent research of new innovative solutions, has created a complete customer service supported by big experience and high quality products.


So DECOLAN does not offer only high quality products but also a service based on the accurate postsale support. Moreover, DECOLAN has also developed a range of accessories like adhesives and finishes, which has been tested and controlled, in order to support and give advice to the customers during the application of our products. Our philosophy is to support and assist our customers in every step of their projects, in order that our products can be used reaching the best performances.

SYNCHRO4U: it is another new product from Decolan’s range. Synchro4U is the first “embossed-in-register” HPL where the grain texture precisely matches the surface finish. Now the authentic look and feel of the real timber, the graining, the subtle variation of shade and tone is accessible on almost any project. The beauty of this product allows endless possibilities of application together with his new tactile and embossed finishes permitting to give the warmth and the beauty of the real wood. So it is possible for architects and designer to amuse oneself in order to create new ambiences using refined and modern styles.

This laminate is perfect for the decoration of walls and pieces of furniture in kitchens, bathrooms and living rooms but even for the shopfitting and the contract sector. The sheets are available in the following size 2440x1220x0.9 and we have 20 different items with 18 different finishes in order to give a big choice even to the most demanding clients. The collection Synchro4U represents the ideal range of laminates for the most modern and refined uses and projects.

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See The Very Latest Brilliant, Fast, Clever, Cost-Saving Warewashing With Winterhalter Speed, running costs and quality are watchwords of the casual dining sector and Winterhalter addresses them all when it unveils the new PT ClimatePlus warewasher on stand M536 at Casual Dining 2015. This new warewasher cuts energy consumption by over 50%, achieves superb wash results and actually cools the kitchen climate. Winterhalter’s PT Series warewashers have already impressed the market when it comes to cleaning results, speed and economy. Now, with the newly developed ClimatePlus heat pump, the company believes it is setting new benchmarks in improved kitchen climate and lower operating costs. When washing with the PT ClimatePlus, the temperature and water content of the exhaust air from the machine are considerably reduced. When the air in the kitchen reaches 25°C the heat pump sends the PT’s exhaust air, cooled to around 18°C, back into the room. As a result, the working environment improves noticeably. Independent trials carried out by equipment testing specialist TÜV SÜD in Germany showed that, when washing with the PT ClimatePlus, the heat given off into the room was reduced by 75% compared to a standard PT model. Furthermore, in many cases there is no need to fit an exhaust air hood for the machine, giving additional cost savings. The ClimatePlus heat pump not only uses energy from the steam in the machine’s interior to warm the wash water, it also uses energy from warm air drawn in from the kitchen. An electrically operated latch controls the switching between the two modes of operation to maximise energy capture.

To illustrate the cleaning power of Winterhalter machines there is a glass-fronted UC machine on the stand. This shows visitors the vario power jets working on heavily stained glasses, achieving hygienically, spotless results without damaging even delicate glassware. Winterhalter provides a total solution for warewashing, from pre-sales advice to after-sales service, training and maintenance. Alongside its market-leading dish and glasswashers, the company’s range includes utensil washers, advanced water treatment machines, cleaning chemicals and detergents. For further details, call Winterhalter on 01908 359000, or or email

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Winterhalter showcases the new PT ClimatePlus at Casual Dining 2015, 25 – 26 February, Stand M536, The BDC, London

Catering managers concerned about their budgets and efficiency should take the opportunity to talk to Winterhalter’s specialists at the Show, to find out about how the PT ClimatePlus works to improve working conditions and costs. It’s an ideal time to discover exactly what difference a Winterhalter machine can make to an operation. For multi-site operators the savings really add up. Visitors to the stand can get the Winterhalter experts to do the figures.


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TME Celebrate 25th Anniversary at Casual Dining 2015 Food businesses looking for innovative temperature measurement solutions should visit TME’s stand at this year’s Casual Dining exhibition at The BDC, London (25-26th Feb). To celebrate 25 years at the cutting edge of digital thermometer design and manufacture, this family-run, British business will be offering exclusive previews of the brand new additions to their digital thermometer range being launched during 2015. Come and see us at Stand M234. MD, Tom Sensier says: “For 25 years our formula has remained the same: high-accuracy, UK-built thermometers and probes, cost effective but with a bespoke edge. We aim to make the next 25 years even more successful as we prepare to launch TME’s best and most innovative temperature solutions to date.” TME’s range of high-performance thermometers and probes are the obvious choice to help restaurants and caterers to improve safety and quality in catering and hospitality, with high-quality, high-accuracy equipment, provided at competitive prices and with a personal touch. Innovations Over the past 25 years, TME has developed an impressive track record of continuous innovation, always with the customers’ needs in mind: • 1992: Launched one of the first microprocessor controlled thermometers. • 1992: Developed ergonomically moulded probe handles to dishwasher safe standards – unchanged for over 20 years, proving the effectiveness of their design. • 2004: Launched the SOLO, one of the first button-free point-andprobe thermometers - both low-cost and accurate to HACCP requirements. • 2008: First thermometer manufacturer to combine barcode technology with downloadable temperature readings with the launch of the MM7000 ThermoBarScan Thermometer. • 2011: Developed 3-second response ThermaSprint needle probes – up to 10x faster than the competition. • 2011: First thermometer manufacturer to launch a Sous Vide Kit for chefs, including a specially designed fine needle probe.

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• 2015: 1st time exhibitors at the Casual Dining Show, with exclusive previews of new product launches for 2015.


Visit the TME stand for expert advice on problem temperature applications – we welcome all enquiries. And remember to ask about our unbeatable Thermometer for Life guarantee: to repair/replace any thermometer you damage for no more than £35. TME – When temperature matters For more details on TME’s extensive range of thermometers and temperature sensors visit for online purchasing or contact the Sales Team on 01903 700651

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Winterhalter Amongst First To Win SRA Approved Supplier Status ‘Sustainability has to be a major focus for foodservice equipment manufacturers’ Winterhalter is one of the first catering equipment manufacturers to achieve Approved Supplier status in the Sustainable Restaurant Association’s (SRA) new approval programme. In order to become an approved supplier, manufacturers and their products have to pass a strict assessment programme. The SRA particularly praised the fact that, in operation, Winterhalter’s warewashers give “improvements in energy efficiency [and] water consumption and reductions in the amount of waste generated.” Winterhalter is at the cutting edge in terms of developing warewash technologies that save energy, water and chemical consumption. Its PT pass through machines are the first to have energy-saving heat exchangers fitted as standard, reducing consumption by 10%. The latest version, the PT ClimatePlus, not only reduces energy consumption by over 50%, compared to previous models, but also improves the working environment by pumping cooled air into the kitchen, if the ambient temperature is over 25°C. “SRA approval underlines the credibility of our resource-saving technologies,” says Paul Crowley, marketing manager at Winterhalter UK. “Sustainability has to be a major focus for all foodservice equipment manufacturers and we are delighted to be part of the new programme.”

Winterhalter provides a total solution for warewashing, from presales advice to after-sales service, training and maintenance. Alongside its market-leading dish and glasswashers, the company’s range includes utensil washers, advanced water treatment machines, cleaning chemicals and detergents. For further details, call Winterhalter on 01908 359000, see or or email

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Other areas highlighted by the SRA included Winterhalter’s environmental policy. The Association noted that, as well as being ISO14001 registered, the company is investing in calculating its carbon footprint and that its products are up to 96% recyclable, with energy- and water-saving devices fitted as standard.


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FRIMA shows compact, multifunctional 112T at Casual Dining 2015, 25 – 26 February Stand G15 The BDC, London Those cooking in kitchens where space is limited but expectations high are always looking for equipment that offers big functions in a small footprint. FRIMA’s compact VarioCooking Center Multificiency 112T on Stand G15 offers the solution to this conundrum. The 112T is a tabletop version of the full-size FRIMA VarioCooking Center Multificiency. It’s a multifunction cooking appliance, which allows chefs to boil, grill, fry, low temperature cook and deep fry, precisely and easily, all in one unit. It’s up to four times as fast, and saves up to 40% in energy, compared to conventional appliances. Despite measuring just 962mm wide by 800mm deep and 400mm high, it has two 14 litre pans, giving it the same capacity as its larger stablemate, the VCC 112. The 112T takes space-saving multifunctional cooking technology to a new level. It can replace kettles, tilting pans, bratt pans, fryers and griddles, saving 30% or more space in the kitchen. “The great thing about the 112T is that it can be used anywhere,” says Graham Kille, managing director of FRIMA UK. “On a table, a work surface, a central cooking block or moved to where it is needed for any casual dining situation. It’s just as versatile as the

established VarioCooking Center models, but takes up much less space.” The 112T features several new intelligent cooking processes of special interest to the casual dining sector, including automatic processes for sous vide, confit and steaming. As with all the VarioCooking Center’s processes, they cook without the need for monitoring and with no chance of sticking or scorching. Visitors to the stand will be able to see the 112T and watch videos of it in action to get an idea of its capabilities and the vast array of cooking processes it can tackle. The larger VarioCooking Center 211+ will also be on display, so chefs and managers will be able to choose which size is best suited to their operation.

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NOTHING BUT THE BEAN Stirring up the coffee market with Sowden SoftBrew It’s reckoned that Britons currently buy some 186 million capsules for single cup coffee brewers in a year at a cost of some £56 million, virtually all of them destined to end up as landfill. Does all this ecological disaster in the making produce a better tasting coffee? Quite the contrary, says Milan-based British designer, George Sowden. For quite a few years as the coffee boom has taken hold in the UK the trend has run in favour of expensive machines and industrial preparation of the coffee. There are signs, however, that the tide is now turning.

Three of the four distinct design styles of the Sowden SoftBrew coffee pots

What Sowden offers is a return to a simple jug and water approach made possible by a proprietary micro-etched filter in stainless steel that uses nothing but ground coffee and water, hot or cold. Nothing to interfere with the natural taste of the coffee, allowing coffee drinkers to readily experiment with different coffees and different grinds to find the perfect brew to suit them. And no waste! Time magazine in the US recently (June 2014) acknowledged this in naming the Sowden SoftBrew pots among the ten “smartest smart gadgets …trying to save the world,” noting that the porcelain pots “majorly cut down” on capsule waste. Prestige hotels programme The Sowden pots, being high quality porcelain in four striking designs, also come without the breakage problems often associated with glass infusion brewers of the French press variety, which make them particularly suited to the hospitality trade.

Cut-away showing how the innovative SoftBrew filter fits into the pot

Recognising this, Sowden’s UK subsidiary, Sowden at Home Ltd, is presently running a marketing programme designed to offer attractive discounts on SoftBrew teapots as well as coffee pots to prestige hotels.

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Among the early takers on the programme is the contemporary design-conscious Captains Club Hotel of Christchurch, Dorset.


Robert Wilson, director of Captains Club Hotel, commented: “We bought the Sowden SoftBrew coffee pots earlier this year for the busy coffee lounge at the Captains Club Hotel. They were to replace our cafetieres which were a health and safety risk and kept breaking. “We have never looked back. Making fresh coffee is quick and easy without the risky plunging needed with cafetieres. And guests love the stylish contemporary pots which infuse the coffee grains perfectly.” For further details see

The brewing process: put coffee into the filter, add hot water, let brew for four to eight minutes and pour. Nothing could be simpler.

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Interesting times for Reload Furniture Originally set up to offer private clients mid-century furniture and accessories, their skilled team of craftsmen and designers are now “redeveloping” all manner of British and European pieces, sensitively adding laminates or time led graphics to create unique new pieces, each piece unrepeatable. As a consequence, their market has expanded from the eccentric collector to the mid-century stylist of hotel or apartment design. Many pieces can be colour coordinated or created to act as a counter point to the overall design or follow a dedicated design brief. The strange and “left field” pieces of 50’s, 60’s and 70’s are Reload’s main sourcing pool but they also acquire items from different periods purely for their peculiarity and inherent good design. Furniture, lighting and artwork are generally selected on the basis of classic design, line and colour with Interior Designers and Architects in mind, currently developing hospitality schemes, seeking to accentuate bedroom, reception or lobby with items of delight.

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Hotel Development for Kazakhstan: The Ritz-Carlton, Astana

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. and Verny Capital, a leading Kazakhstan private investment group, have signed an agreement for the development of The RitzCarlton, Astana. The luxury hotel is due to open in 2017 as the portfolio’s second hotel in Kazakhstan, with The Ritz-Carlton, Almaty previously opening its doors in 2013. The Ritz-Carlton, Astana will be the first international luxury property among hotels in the Kazakh capital, bringing its unique benchmark service culture, with luxurious accommodations and experiences to the city. Located in the mixed use Talan Towers project, the hotel will occupy 20 floors of the 27 storey development designed by SOM architects from New York. With 157 lavish guest rooms and suites, the hotel will also offer Ritz-Carlton Club Level accommodation with exclusive access to a Club Lounge. Restaurants and bars at the property will include a Sky Bar with panoramic city views as well as a restaurant, Cigar Bar and private fine dining areas. Business and meeting facilities at the hotel comprise of a 990 square metre Ballroom, designed for social events as well as conferences, smaller breakout rooms and board rooms. A Spa and Fitness Centre are planned including an indoor swimming pool. The Talan Towers project, strategically located in the heart of the Left Bank also encompasses retail space, offices and luxury apartments. Astana, located at the heart of Kazakhstan, became the Republic’s capital in 1997, after the capital city was moved from Almaty, the site of the first Ritz-Carlton hotel in Kazakhstan. Astana is a developing city with many spectacular urban design projects underway within an ambitious master plan. Included are public buildings, educational establishments, sports and tourism projects as well as a state-of-theart transportation system. The city will host Expo 2017 and construction has begun for the exhibition site for this international event which will attract participants from over 100 countries.

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Hypnos welcomes new contract bed standard


Leading hotel bed manufacturer, Hypnos, has welcomed the announcement of the ‘first standard’ for contract beds, which has been developed by the Furniture Industry Research Association (FIRA). FIRA developed the new test following requests from manufacturers, who believed that contract beds – those used in the non-domestic applications like the hotel industry – needed to adhere to more stringent performance guidelines than their domestic counterparts. The new standard looks to enhance the BS EN1725 test methods currently used for domestic beds, reflecting the fact that beds used in the hospitality market are subject to far more rigorous use.

Brintons Launches Its Own Engineered Carpet Underlay For The Hospitality & Leisure Industry Carpeting is an important investment which should deliver the highest possible returns in terms of comfort and convenience. Whether you buy, sell or install carpets it is important to know that a good quality underlay contributes significantly to the underfoot comfort and luxury whilst prolonging the effective life of your carpet. A Brintons underlay gives your carpet flexibility, making it more comfortable and pleasant to walk on. The application of an underlay has other important major advantages too. For instance, its cushioning effect means less wear, which prolongs the life and aesthetic appearance of the carpet whist acting as a barrier to prevent heat loss, thereby reducing energy costs. In addition our underlay’s sound absorbing capacity means that a carpeted floor is significantly quieter than one without.

Holiday Inn Express® Hotel in Cabo San Lucas InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) recently announced the opening of its second property in Cabo San Lucas - the Holiday Inn Express® Cabo San Lucas hotel, a beautiful property with 94 rooms. Convenient for both business and leisure travel, this addition to IHG’s Cabo San Lucas hotels is in the heart of the commercial and tourist areas, less than five minutes from the Marina Cabo San Lucas – home to numerous sports and recreational attractions - and just a short distance from the Benito Juarez International Airport. The hotel offers guests a comfortable, affordable stay with innovative, preferredguest upgrades to ensure a pleasurable experience with amenities that include a 24-hour fitness center, complimentary high-speed Internet access and a business center. The complimentary Desayuno Express bar features a full range of breakfast items, including a rotation of egg and meat selections, pastries, yogurt, fruit, juices, regional dishes, and coffee. Guest rooms will feature contemporary styling, comfortable queen or king-sized beds, a sitting area with a lounge chair and an in-room coffee machine featuring complimentary coffee. The SimplySmart™ shower incorporates a proprietary Stay Smart™ Kohler showerhead, signature shower curtain with curved rod. Upgraded 100 percent cotton terry towels and bath products are also included.



Bio-Ethanol Changing

Fire Industry The rise of bio-ethanol is driving a revolution in the design of fires, according to leading interior and exterior heating designers Smart Fire UK According to the company, technological developments mean that when it comes to fire design, the possibilities are almost limitless.

He said: “We’ve all seen the headlines about increasing energy prices. Bioethanol allows people to have a costeffective greener alternative to traditional fuels.

The design and convenience of these devices rather than the need for smoke extraction and heat loss through chimneys, allows greater aesthetic scope.

“Additionally you are able to install them virtually anywhere without the need to design a chimney or flu, again saving a large amount of money.

The bio-ethanol fires have proved popular with new build properties as well as buildings with no access to a traditional chimney or flu.

“They have also proved extremely popular with many of the country’s top interior designers.”

The rise of this alternative fuel has allowed an expansion in the design and potential locations of fires. Smart Fire UK works with brands such as Ecosmartfire, one of the UK’s top developers of sustainable indoor heating solutions.

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They also attribute this increase in demand for bio-ethanol fuelled fires down to rising awareness of environmental issues.


For Paul Holt, Business Manager at Smart Fire UK, the popularity of bio-ethanol is also down to its money-saving potential.

Bio-ethanol is a clean burning flammable liquid and is responsibly sourced from agriculture.

Paul continued: “We have worked with big names such as Helen Green as well as Hill House and Chesney’s, stretching the boundaries of what is possible with fires. “We have designed fires for outdoor spaces as well inside fountains and even in swimming pools. As long as we deem the design to be safe, the possibilities are endless. “At Smart Fire UK, we are committed to developing a greener, more sustainable future for heating solutions and we are proud to work with companies who share this vision.”

For more info visit the Smart Fire UK website: or visit their showroom: 80 New Kings Road, London SW6 4LT


Fibre optic star ceilings made easy A fibre optic lighting system initially developed for the high-end home cinema sector is now starting to find favour in the hospitality sector. Starscape Star Ceilings Ltd of Berwick upon Tweed is a specialist in fibre optic star ceilings with a customer base which includes many professional installers of home cinemas. However, while home cinema customers love star ceilings, the home cinema installers found them challenging and timeconsuming to fit on site. So, Starscape set itself to develop a modular system in which the fibres are delivered already fitted to ceiling panels. The challenge was to develop a product which looked great, had good acoustic properties and which could be quickly and easily installed.

steel mounting track to the existing ceiling. Edges are neat, with no requirement for any formal perimeter trim, and one of the benefits of this is that installation can proceed in sections with the result of each night’s work looking neat and finished.

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The first significant use of the system in the hospitality sector was in a recent project to convert the Hope and Anchor pub in Uttoxeter into the Indian Spice restaurant. Interiors contractor Cheshire Property Repairs installed more than 60 square metres of the navy blue version of the Infinity panel, with the result that diners in the new restaurant can relax beneath 6000 twinkling stars. Eight synchronised LED light sources provide the illumination, and The result was the Infinity system, which is based on lightweight since these have DMX functionality they can be integrated within 1000 x 1000mm panels, each with 100 fibre optic stars already in a smart lighting system. place. No painting or other finishing is required on site since the panels are finished in a fine flock coating - currently available in “We developed the system specifically for the home cinema the default black, a navy blue and white. Custom colours are also environment,” says Starscape sales director Peter Fagan, available on request. “but it’s a good fit for the hospitality sector too - whether as a keynote feature in a restaurant or bar ceiling or just to brighten The system has been warmly embraced in the home cinema up lobbies, corridors and meeting rooms. Because it’s modular sector. There are two key features which make the installation so and demountable it can be used in one part of an hotel for a quick and easy - a magnetic fixing system and a system of optical couple of years and then relocated to another area as part of any joints. The only tool required for installation is the drill used to fix refurbishment.”



Dramatic star ceilings. Easy to install. Two phrases that don’t usually go together. Now, with Starscape’s unique Infinity star ceiling system, design and installation are easy. The Infinity is a modular system is based on lightweight stiff honeycomb panels that are supplied pre-fibred. Each panel has a short ‘tail’ of fibres terminating in an optical joint; this in turn connects to a long ‘tail’ emanating from the LED light source (or projector). The source or sources can be placed up to 20 metres from display for ease of installation and future maintenance. A magnetic fixing system is available to further speed installation. The standard 1000 x 1000mm panel has 100 stars in 4 different fibre diameters. This, together with our experience in producing authentic star distributions, including clusters, swirls, and not being afraid of leaving some areas almost empty, ensures a truly stunning night sky effect. Starscape, Woodside, Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland, TD15 2ST 01289 332900


environment both ergonomically.

There is no other fridge/freezer like the unique Adande®. Push a button and incrementally adjust temperatures +15°C to -22°C to suit menu changes during the day and improve your operational gastronomically and

Why not scale up with additional modules, incorporate a blast chiller, choose a worktop or gantry option, or scale down to a Compact unit to fit the tightest space? Convenience and design can save on footprint and maximise efficiency too! A UK innovation winning major industry awards, the insulated container, protected and warranted seals, robust construction and low velocity cooling, make the Adande more reliable and energy efficient than conventional equipment. Extended storage times and precise temperature control ensures top quality food every time.

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The Jura Profesional range of fully automatic coffee machines are designed to create the perfect coffee every time. With ultimate programming options, you can provide the perfect coffee for every guest! Jura Products Ltd, Vivary Mill, Vivary Way, Colne, Lancs. t 01282 868266 F 01282 863411 E W






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SHANGRI-LA HOTEL, Paris 1896 - PALAIS IÉNA: A STEP BACK IN TIME Originally built in 1896 as the home of French imperial Prince Roland Bonaparte, the most historic areas of the former Palais Iéna were listed in 2009 with French institution Monuments Historiques, an initiative undertaken by the Shangri-La group. Today, the iconic building once again welcomes Parisians and world travellers within its walls, 114 years after the prince first opened the doors of his residential palace to Parisian society. Palais Iéna: The Private Residence of Prince Roland Bonaparte The rediscovered history of the building and its cultural significance as the home of one of France’s most notable aristocratic families is at the core of this flagship hotel. It all began in May 1891, when Prince Roland Bonaparte bought nearly 3,000 square metres (33,000 square feet) of grounds on avenue d’Iéna in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, which remains today the city’s most elegant

neighbourhood. Located between the statue of George Washington and the Eiffel Tower, the site was selected by the prince for its proximity to the Seine and its strategic location at the heart of the capital’s most exciting urban and social scenes. The prince commissioned architect Ernest Janty, renowned for his reconstruction work at the Louvre and Tuileries palaces for Napoleon III, to design an elegant home and reception areas for receiving notable guests. Throughout the four years of construction from 1892-1896, the building’s design and structure caught the attention of Parisians, since it was a blend of architectural styles from both the 17th and 19th centuries, known simply as “eclectic style.” The palace’s façade is inspired by the Louis XIV style, with intricate masonry of stone from L’Oise. Sculptors Steiner and Houguenade, who also rose to fame for their craftsmanship on the Louvre and the Tuileries Palaces, were commissioned to carve the façade’s “eclectic style,” featuring the family coat of arms (lion heads and antlers).

The palace was divided into two distinct wings: The Iéna wing comprised the family residence and reception halls, accessed from 10 avenue d’Iéna, facing north. The ground level featured a two-storey ceiling and mansard roof with bullseye glass windows to draw in light, and a blue and gold mosaic on the second floor. The residence’s courtyard entryway and ornate gates ensured a private, residential feel to the expansive palace, a characteristic the building retains even today despite its bustling location. Visiting guests were afforded confidential arrival in their carriages, followed by meticulous reception in one of the three reception salons, which included a fumoir and a billiard room styled in Greco-Roman design. The foyer, whose alcoves today compose the hotel lobby, was constructed with five different varieties of marble from the Pyrenees, the Alps and Tuscany. Guests entered in the centre of a rotunda whose vaulted ceiling featured zodiac symbols, which still remain today. The Fresnel wing comprised the prince’s extensive library, study, and collections of art, accessed from rue Fresnel,

facing south. As in a private castle, the building’s two wings are joined together by a vestibule and a secondary staircase in addition to a Staircase of Honour. Designed by Ernest Janty and crafted from forged steel and polished brass by the Moreau brothers of the Château of Chantilly fame, the staircase embodies the grandeur of the estate. A bronze statue of a child holding a torch still stands today before the staircase, which leads to the residential salons and the prince’s library on the upper level. Past the library, entering from the rue Fresnel, one notes a superb arcade of masonry, specially crafted to house the prince’s stables.

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