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October 2014

Hotelier & Hotel Design Magazine

Featuring: Industry News Independent Hotel Show Plus Business & Legal

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Contents Industry News Independent Hotel Show Events Furniture Business & Legal Pro Kitchen Lighting & Electrical Design Focus Venue Profile

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Industry News

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has recently announced the debut of its trailblazing Element brand in Europe with the opening of Element Frankfurt Airport. America. Offering bright, modern design and green-minded sensibilities, the hotel is located in Gateway Gardens, Frankfurt’s new business district adjacent to Frankfurt International Airport, Europe’s third-busiest air travel hub. Element Frankfurt Airport offers travellers a reimagined interpretation of the extended stay experience and an atmosphere to fuel a life in balance and on the move. Built in the heart of the growing new business district near the global headquarters of Lufthansa, Condor and DB Schenker, the hotel is only a few minutes away from one of the biggest international airports worldwide, Frankfurt International Airport. The hotel features 133 spacious and airy extended stay studios and one-bedroom suites, all with open shelving and custom-designed closets with ironing board. Every room comes with a fully equipped invigorating rain showers and signature Heavenly® Beds to ensure a good night’s rest. Limónes, the all-day dining restaurant and bar, serves regional Spanish cuisine from 7am until midnight including a healthy breakfast, shared lunches with tapas-style dishes, business centre. Guests at Element Frankfurt Airport can enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, the brand’s signature healthy and complimentary RISE breakfast; Restore, a 24/7 grab-and-go gourmet food pantry to buy everything they need to make delicious meals in-room; RELAX evening receptions. Additionally, 24-hour laundry facilities with washers and dryers are available for guests’ convenience.

NEWH United Kingdom hosts Annual Scholarship Fundraiser premier networking resource for the hospitality industry, is of Ravensbourne College of Design & Communication. The evening social is being held in the garden conservatory

IHG Expands the Holiday Inn® Brand Family in Mexico nterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has recently announced three new properties for Mexico: two Holiday Inn® hotels in of Puebla and Villahermosa; and one Holiday Inn Express® hotel in Pachuca. These hotels are expected to open before 2016 year end and will add to IHG’s current pipeline of over 20 Holiday Inn brand family hotels for the country. They will be operated under a franchise agreement The Holiday Inn Express® Pachuca hotel, expected to open by mid-2015, will be located a short distance from the modern Zona Plateada area – home to major Tuzoforum Convention Center, which can hold up to 2,000 people. The hotel will have 108 guest rooms and amenities include an indoor swimming pool, two 226 parking spaces. Additionally, guests will enjoy the complimentary Desayuno Express bar featuring a full range of breakfast items, including a rotation of egg and meat selections, pastries, yogurt, fruit, juices, regional dishes, and coffee. Currently under construction, the 100-room Holiday Inn® Villahermosa hotel is located in the Tabasco Parque Logístico Industrial – the area’s premier industrial park - and in close proximity to businesses Tacker® Solutions, among others. Expected to open before 2015 year end, the hotel is owned and managed by Hospitality Travel Services, SA de CV. The Holiday Inn Puebla Centro Histórico hotel will be situated in the heart of Puebla’s historic downtown district. Expected to open by mid-2016, the location is ideal for both leisure and corporate travellers who will enjoy the many amenities including an exterior a business center, rooftop garden and a full-service restaurant and bar. The newly constructed 96-room property is owned by Turquesa de Puebla, S.A. de C.V., and managed by Latin America Hotel Group SC.

selected Ravensbourne for their sponsorship program for many reasons, chief among them being: “After several years supporting the Royal College of Art, we feel it’s an appropriate time for a change.” explains

fundraising event for the year, with all event proceeds “Beginning this year, we have chosen to offer scholarships to students on the Architecture & Interior Design course at Ravensbourne.”

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Element Frankfurt Airport, Starwood’s First Element Outside of North America


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Celebrating 15 years The Hotel Show Dubai The Hotel Show in Dubai celebrates 15 successful years with a number of our directory members showing their products The MENA region’s number one hospitality event Celebrating 15 successful years in 2014, The Hotel Show presents a full 360 view of the hotel and hospitality industry from the ground up. The region’s largest dedicated exhibition for hotel and hospitality professionals is the ideal meeting place for serious industry buyers and suppliers of the newest products and global brands.

Roman to the rescue Leading UK shower designer and manufacturer, Roman, has once again worked with popular TV show, Cowboy Builders, to help a family in need when their home is left ruined by reckless workmen. cowboy builder wreaking havoc in the heart of the Asian community in Oldham. One of the families majorly affected was the Rashid family, who have lived in a mid-terrace property for 17 years and with their two children growing fast, they desperately wanted more living space. Married couple Bushra and Sagrid decided that they wanted a single storey side and rear extension to create a new kitchen and downstairs bathroom. Sagid had to return to Pakistan to visit his sick mother and his wife Bushra decided to get the building work done while he was away, thinking that she could surprise him

to be completely knocked down. Having helped out a number of times on Cowboy Builders, Roman was very keen to get involved and offered products for the new downstairs bathroom. The new downstairs bathroom was to accommodate Bushra’s disabled mother when she came to visit, so one of the key considerations was inclusivity. Roman selected a stylish Embrace Wetroom Panel from their exceptional collection of wetroom systems and it

the Roman Shield Wetroom System to tank the space, which presents an all in one wetroom solution. The Roman Shield Wetroom System includes everything you need to tank a room, including complete wetroom kits to make the process easy. The downstairs bathroom presented a small

promised to deliver a professional build in 16 weeks. But after nine months, having spent a fortune, the family had been left without heating, hot water or a kitchen – and

limited room space, giving a luxury and inclusive showering area for the whole family.

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Morgan participates in the AND Film Festival


Clerkenwell Design Quarter AND Festival. Part of the London Design architecture, running from Monday 15th – Friday 19th September, in selected venues across Clerkenwell. Visitors to Morgan will be invited to sit back and relax on our latest furniture collections in our Dallington exploring how we have been seduced and brainwashed by marketing

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Dixon Turner launches Harper & Eden Dixon Turner, a division of Newmor, are pleased to launch their new fabric backed vinyl, Harper. The subtle vertical prints are complimented by an intricate vertical texture which replicates a twisted ribbon effect on the wall. The extensive colour palette ranges from classic cream and ivory to dramatic indigo and antique gold. Eden This beautifully hand drawn peony print was created in the design studio by one of our own print designers, who researched, sketched and drew all the elements and then put those elements into a repeat. The result is commercial practicality. The colour palette features sophisticated dove greys, rich copper and gold metallic highlights and the fashionable silver and denim blue. For more information, visit Newmor, since its inception almost 50 years ago, has grown to one of the largest independent contract wallcovering manufacturers in the UK, and currently operates in over 60 countries worldwide. The company offers global support from its international distribution network and regional sales hundreds of designs and millions of colour options within the company’s portfolio, backed up by one of the largest ex-stock collections available, Newmor has a wallcovering suitable for any project or budget. produced with an active bio stabiliser to enable them to be installed in any contract environment. In addition to our large product portfolio, our development program has seen us invest heavily in ‘state of the art’ digital print capabilities that, somewhat unusually in our industry, delivers true, contract quality, large scale digitally printed any size, any quantity. Newmor believes that durability is key, which is why the company uses digital printers that encompass a UV cured system. Only UV cured inks can offer true contract quality.

Harlequin launches new editions of Momentum range at Decorex and Focus

For autumn 2014, the studio has produced two fashion-forward collections of woven fabrics, a dramatic wallpaper collection, an innovative collection of sheers and structures and a range of decorative plains, all of which work together seamlessly to create a harmonious and über-chic effect. Tapping into the ‘look’ of the most the boundaries of design and innovation with this inspirational new addition to the the most interesting interior design trends were being channelled through the newer, cutting-edge hotels and, having studied them, we tried to recreate this mood and feel in the latest Momentum collections. They are targeted at the domestic and contract markets, but they retain an architectural, structural feel.”

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Harlequin launched its hotel-chic Momentum range three years ago, and it has rapidly become established as both an iconic brand within the company’s portfolio and a trend-setter within the interiors world.


Industry News

Burgess Exhibits at The Hotel Show 2014 has so far been a very busy year for Burgess. Not only are we celebrating our 55th anniversary, in May we launched our new showroom in the heart of Dubai Media City which has been warmly welcomed by the hotel and design companies in the region. Burgess has been exporting to the MiddleaEast for 43 years, the showroom is our way of further developing our footprint in the area.

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Burgess Furniture have always been innovators in the design and manufacture of conference and banqueting furniture. We were the chair, and with a manufacturing heritage of nearly 70 years, we are the world. suit.

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Hilton Hotels & Resorts Continues Latin America Expansion With Opening Of New Hilton Panama


Hilton Worldwide announced the opening of the newly-built Hilton Panama, a 347-room Hilton Hotels & Resorts property in Panama City, Panama. With a privileged location in the heart of this booming city that offers panoramic ocean views, this newest hotel in Panama City opens its doors just in time to celebrate the Panama Canal's Centennial.

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Thursday 20th November

Hospitality Conference & Technology Exhibition HOSPA is a Community of Professionals - Promoting the highest hospitality industry.

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Conference Highlights: Leaders’ Panel industry today. HOSPA Spotlight Sessions – two major Panels of industry experts and from delegates and Social media channels. 3 x 7 Educational Half Hour Sessions on separate topics linked to the conference chose your own topics and make your own programme!

Who should attend this event? Senior Hospitality Business Directors Hospitality IT Professionals Financial Controllers and Accountants Revenue and Distribution Managers General and Commercial Managers Young aspiring employees wanting to develop their skills & meet with 00 industry specialists And all those interested in keeping up to date on innovations and trends in the hospitality sector and mixing with the experts!

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About HOSPA We are the Association that helps hospitality’s Finance, Revenue Management and IT professionals to develop their careers, network with colleagues and keep up-to-date with industry trends and developments. We offer a wide and growing range of opportunities for members: from Education to webinars; from extensive professional resources to the latest industry data through HOSPA’s monthly magazine The Overview. Revenue Management staff and practitioners – both being the only kind available like this in the UK. 5 Heathrow – a Key event for anyone serious about the Hospitality business.

HOSPACE 2014 Highlights: Two traditionally popular HOSPACE presentations – the ‘Industry Overview’ and the ‘Leaders Panel’, where top hospitality industry leaders will examine everything from how hoteliers are dealing with the upturn in the UK economy; and the ongoing campaign to reduce VAT rates for visitor accommodation and attractions, to tourism predictions for 2015 First in-depth ‘HOSPA Spotlight’ sessions: morning and afternoon 70-minute ‘HOSPA Spotlight’ sessions designed to dissect, analyse and discuss – with the help of a chaired panel of industry experts and cutting edge discussing the most pressing and wide ranging topics facing hospitality management today – or what keeps you awake at night! Popular and growing exhibition of hospitality technology solutions – providing delegates with ‘one stop shop’ to view and interact with the latest and ‘best in class’ technologies – covering all eventualities for any hospitality business

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Show Review

The Independent Hotel Show 2014 Show Preview The Independent Hotel Show 2014

Supportive business advice from Buell

The Independent Hotel Show returns to Olympia this October (21 & 22) with the promise of even more insight, advice and inspiration for the UK’s burgeoning luxury and boutique hotel sector. Now in its third year the show has become the must attend event for anyone connected to the hotel and hospitality sector, featuring a one-stop business platform of over 250 handpicked premium products and services, business seminars and advice clinics.

The Buell Business Support Clinic offers a one stop

Discover the best Featuring a range of handpicked, premium essentials to equip your hotel, exhibitors at the Independent Hotel Show represent the cream of the industry, helping your boutique or luxury hotel stand out from the crowd. With categories including interior design, technology & software, audio & entertainment and health & wellness the show is home to a wealth of products and services to

independent, luxury and boutique hotel industry. Sessions are available on a one-to-one basis, with and investors into the sectors.

Independent Thought Series The Independent Hotel Show continues to spark debate within the hotel and hospitality industry, offering insight, advice and ideas from key industry leaders. In the weeks running up to the show a series of thought leading pieces are being published on IndieThought The ‘Independent Thought' series will provide a collection of inspiring tips on how to develop and improve your business, whether you’re an independent, luxury or boutique hotel.

The inspirers and the inspirational Gain insight and inspiration from the hotel industry heavyweights across a range of subjects as the Independent Hotel Show 2014 tackles and presents the hottest topics of the sector. Design, technology, marketing and business experts are scheduled to present a range of free to attend business seminars and panel discussions business and boost revenues. For the full Business Sessions programme visit

The Hub, at the heart of hospitality

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Let the freshest creative talent in the hospitality industry inspire you to meet, talk and share ideas with your peers as The Independent Hotel Show showcases the rising design stars of the sector. Offering a relaxed and information space for delegates to meet up, The Hub promises to push the boundaries of innovative interior design.

Two prestigious awards return for a third year Independent Hotelier of the Year 2014 and Outstanding New Hotel of the Year 2014. For full details of all of the nominees and to vote for your chosen winner visit awards. Winners will be announced at the Independent Hotel Show Awards evening on 21st October 2014.

Visitor information Event dates: Tuesday 21st October: 10:00 - 17:00 Wednesday 22nd October: 10:00 - 17:00 Location: West Hall, Olympia Exhibition Centre, Hammersmith Road, London, W14 8UX

Hansgrohe VIP Lounge For a more intimate meeting, relax and network over a drink or two with key industry players in the Hansgrohe VIP Lounge, a haven of calm at the heart of the show.


The Independent Hotel Show continues to recognise and reward those individuals who have played a major role within the hotel industry, from shaping the sector to demonstrating innovation and growth.

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The Independent Hotel Show launches business sessions

Taking place at Olympia West, London on October 21 and 22, The Independent Hotel Show will feature two dedicated theatres – the Business Theatre, sponsored by Towergate Insurance and the Innovation Stage, sponsored by MICROS – offering 19 free-to-attend seminars and panel discussions over the two-day show.

Learn how to add personality to your hotel’s brand, making it stand out from the crowd, with entrepreneur James Lohan, CEO of Mr & Mrs Smith. Also, make sure you don’t miss ‘An audience with Robin Hutson’, your chance to ask questions of one of the industry names of the moment.

Tackling some of the hottest topics in the industry, the sessions provide valuable insight and advice from some of the country’s most respected experts, especially for independent hoteliers eager to build and grow their business.

Set your strategies for growth as Peter Hancock, chief executive of Pride of Britain Hotels, probes panellists on the outlook for the hotel industry over the next 5 to 10 years, and review the current market in a ‘big picture’ debate lead by Robert Nadler from Nadler Hotels and Julian Troup from Colliers International Hotels. Plus, learn more about the latest in luxury and design and the impact that these touches can make to the perception of your hotel from leading hotel critic, Fiona Duncan of The Telegraph.

hand advice on how to engage and interact on social media delivered by Phillip Newman-Hall, general manager at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons.

The full schedule of business sessions is available now at:

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The Independent Hotel Show is pleased to announce the launch of its schedule of seminars and business sessions. Featuring a glitterati of gurus from the hotel sector, the sessions offer the ideal platform for sourcing ideas, insight and inspiration for anyone interested in the independent hotel market.



The FLOORING SHOW 2014 21st - 23rd September

First staged in Harrogate in 1962, The Flooring Show has demonstrated

Birmingham. Although recent years have been hard for the industry as well as the show, the 52nd edition – which starts on Sunday 21st September – will feature over 140 coverings and related products and services, many highly relevant to the hotel and hospitality sector; this is a healthy increase over 2013. A great deal of effort is being made by the new management team to develop a content-rich event this year, starting with the Trends Hub - displaying and designs from around the world. The Campaign for Wool and British Wool Marketing Board will put on a major celebration of wool carpet, including a Wool Trends Centre in Hall C, supported by the industry’s leading carpet brands - Adam Carpets, Axminster Carpets, Brintons, Brockway Carpets, Bronte Carpets, Cavalier Carpets and Ulster Carpets, feature inspirational room sets and a Wool Education hub. Seminars relating to the contract and commercial

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Enrichment Theatre seminar programme, which takes place on each day of the show. Also this year there will be two Demo Zones, spearheaded by the CFA - FITA – NICF, and running across all three days of the show, to allow a much greater range of installation issues to be covered.


provided by Martin Curtis of Curtis Wool Direct Ltd. A large wool installation will be created by the artist Angela Wright, whose works have been presented around the world; it is hoped that this stunning area will encourage end users, contractors, interior designers and architects to come and see what wool is all about. The exhibition, seminars, demonstrations and networking opportunities are all free of charge to trade participants. Free parking at the venue’s underground car park is open to all visitors, and there will be free internet access throughout. For more information, or to register, please visit


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Be there! Join us for the biggest edition of the UK’s national flooring show for several years. The whole industry will come together for three intensive days of business activity and networking don’t miss it!

! Large exhibition featuring companies key to the contract flooring business ! High quality free-to-attend commercial flooring seminar and conference programme ! All the usual show features – the Trends Hub, the Demo Zone, and multiple networking opportunities

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Events The Restaurant Show helps businesses boost their food and drink repertoire 6-8 October, Earls Court 2, London For three days Earls Court 2 will be transformed into a new product and trend discovery hub for establishments with a food and drink offering. The Restaurant Show will bring together the industry’s hottest talent including top chefs, restaurateurs and foodservice owners, the show provides a unique platform to source the latest product launches, network with industry peers and uncover push-button trends that will take foodservice provision to the next level. Elizabeth Rigden, The Restaurant Show commercial manager said: “The Restaurant Show aims to deliver an engaging event at which businesses with food and drink offerings can improve their menus and attract customers through the door. Whether you’re a Michelin starred restaurant, 5 star hotel, restaurant chain, independent pub or garden centre with a café, there are products and trends information for all.

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“Our suppliers offer everything from basic breakfast items to high-end ingredients and top shelf liquors, as well as retro furniture to feed visitors ideas for their businesses. The show attractions are also designed to offer insight into key trends such as healthy eating, provenance and free-from, all of which will be impacting menu design over the coming years.”


At the show more than 350 suppliers will showcase their most recent launches with visitors able to source everything from food and drink products to EPOS and furniture for a 360 degree experience. Visitors can also glean information in the Centre Stage theatre where cooking demonstrations with leading chefs, panel debates on hot industry topics, and food and drink matching will provide plenty of food for thought; while visitors can take a break in Street Food Feast to learn about and sample the best of the booming street food scene. For more information visit: Follow the Restaurant Show on twitter: “Like” the Restaurant Show on Facebook: This is a trade event, no under 18s will be admitted

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KILWORTH HOUSE HOTEL LUXURY DEMANDING A QUALITY FINISH The main Kilworth House was built in 1888 as an elegant residence for the local High Sheriff, and has remained in private ownership for many years, until it was purchased by its present owners. The new owners have added bars, restaurants, health and beauty treatment rooms, and they have restored this property into a luxury hotel with forty-one bedrooms and ten conference rooms, set in thirty-eight acres of attractive, undulating South Leicestershire parkland. In addition to the luxury of the hotel, Kilworth House also has its very own theatre in the orange grove area, offering guests candlelit performances. The architects, Corporate Architecture of Leicester, had a brief from the owners to restore the original building and provide additional accommodation to strict Victorian values, as well

DOORS & WOOD PRODUCT UPGRADES Many hotel doors were original period doors, so care had to be taken to ensure retention of their original character and beauty, whilst


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a safe escape route for hotel guests and staff. The picture above right shows how the curtain was carefully concealed into the recesses of the surrounding walls, rendering it virtually invisible to the hotel guests.


LATH-AND-PLASTER CEILING UPGRADES The hotel’s decorative lath-and-plaster ceilings shown above have




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standard’ for contract beds, which has been developed by the Furniture Industry Research Association (FIRA).

and Hypnos’ built-in HealthGuard solution, which protects guests against bed bugs; it means that hoteliers can be sleep possible.” As market leader in the contract beds sector, Hypnos

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

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fact that beds used in the hospitality market are subject to far more rigorous use.


John Woolley, operations director at Hypnos, comments: “We very much welcome this new standard as we have seen many examples of products passing the previous tests easily, yet have then gone on to fail after just half their anticipated life. “At Hypnos we have looked at creating our own testing system to replicate a more realistic set of operational parameters, but our issue was gaining accreditation for such tests. The new standard has now resolved that

market and FIRA’s new standard adds to the company’s philosophy of creating long-lasting beds, which is this, the new standards will also seek to drive up the quality of beds in hotels, thus reducing the likelihood of beds needing to be replaced prematurely, saving hoteliers money in the long term. For more information about Hypnos, which is an award winning British manufacturer, please visit or call +44 (0)115 973 2180

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BlueSky Pensions UK is at the forefront of pension provision in the UK. BlueSky operates a variety of products and systems to ensure you, as a quality employer, meet all of your legislative responsibilities and your employees are provided with a highly governed qualifying workplace pension scheme. BlueSky Pensions UK Ltd is a Business Partner of the British Hospitality Association (BHA). BlueSky’s partnership with the BHA is now approaching its 3rd year and independent hotels, restaurants, cafes and clubs are joining the pension scheme on a daily basis.

investment offering which include the latest in pension’s developments. Auto Enrolment Solution BlueSky also offers the Real-Time Auto Enrolment Solution (RAE), an online tool for employers to assess the workforce and satisfy its Auto Enrolment responsibilities. The system automatically assesses and communicates with all employees and includes opting in and out tools online. Developments post the 2014 Budget The Government made a number of announcements and recommendations in and post the 2014 Budget.

Pensions Legislation From October 2012, legislation has stated that all employers in the UK have had to automatically enrol its employees into a qualifying workplace pension scheme. All employers in the UK must comply with Auto Enrolment legislation and have been assigned a ‘Staging Date’, information on ‘Staging Dates’ can be found in the Download section of the BlueSky website.

BlueSky is working with its partners to provide a retirement drawdown product enabling members to options will give members greater control over their funds

The BlueSky Mastertrust The BlueSky Pension Scheme, a multi-employer or commissions are paid to any party and welcomes

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For further information or to contact us on how BlueSky can help your business, please visit: - us at stand 192 at The Independent Hotel Show or email

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The sun shines on flexible funder Ashley Business Finance . . . Ashley Commercial Finance’s Business Loans & Cash Advance team celebrated a record month in June, getting funding in place for 39 Clients! support increased with enquiries coming in from pubs wanting to upgrade their outdoor areas, coffee shops needing extra equipment and a privately run hotel asking for assistance to purchase more stock for the summer period. “June was a very busy month for the team, with a marked increase in enquiries from solution” commented Commercial Director, Jeanette Varley. “Despite it being a holiday month, the dedicated Ashley staff pulled together to ensure the funding was put in place in time to assist the businesses that solution for these businesses, understanding their needs and ultimately getting them the

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The First and Only HACCP International certified Laundry manufacturer, Globally

So, what does HACCP do? HACCP International is a leading food science organisation specialising in the assessment and certification of equipment, materials and services used by the food industry. They provide proof to the food industry that certified equipment is suitable for use in a facility that manages food safety. Electrolux Professional has the unique privilege of being the ONLY laundry manufacturer to pass all evaluations and criteria to receive this accolade and are certified in the UK & Ireland.

How does this benefit my organisation? In the food processing industry, highest hygiene and bacteria control is the #1 priority. With our certified range of laundry products you can be assured you will be providing a turnkey solution across both food service and laundry that meets the highest hygiene standards that HACCP outlines, whilst guaranteeing hygiene and bacteria control. This certification is unique to Electrolux Professional and will make a huge difference if you are looking to bring your workwear laundry in-house.

What are the benefits in non-food related industries? All businesses that serve food, such as hotels, restaurants, caterers, care homes and even hospitals, must conduct a HACCP risk assessment to do 3 key things: 1. Consider all food safety hazards and where they come from, for each food handling activity. 2. Consider the controls needed to eliminate or reduce hazards to a safe level. 3. Identify the process steps which are critical to control. With HACCP International certified laundry products at the core of your organisation you can achieve the highest hygiene and bacteria control. Our products will reduce risk in the workplace, are compliant within hazard analysis and critical control points and will provide a worry-free audit.

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Legionnaires’ Disease - Tackling the Risk Help is on hand for hotels that are serious about tackling the risk of Legionnaires’ disease.

The Problem Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially fatal illness caused by the legionella bacterium, which may be present in tepid water and is spread by inhalation of Risk of outbreaks are higher for hotels than many other buildings, due to the commonality of showers The HSE’s code of practise L8 requires all businesses to implement a full legionella risk assessment, and to maintain an effective water temperature testing

The Solution developing temperature measurement equipment for TC Wall Port: a new low-cost wall accessory working with discrete sensors to monitor water outlets with

attached to a temperature test point (such as boxed-in TMV’s, concealed pipes and high-level water tanks),

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Temperatures are taken by ‘plugging’ in a standard


system, the TC Wall Port can be used in conjunction temperatures to be logged, stored and downloaded to

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DUAL NELSON PRESENCE AT THE RESTAURANT SHOW 2014 Stand B49 Nelson Dish & Glasswashing Industry leader, Nelson will be focusing on its latest range of Advantage glasswashers and dishwashers, available in various undercounter and pass through models. Designed for a discerning market that demands the highest build quality, faultless performance and ongoing reliability, Advantage provides the ultimate warewashing solution. These machines deliver on every level. They reduce running costs drastically by using minimal water, energy and chemicals; they run exceptionally quietly and they produce exceptional results. Outstanding results are achieved across all types of crockery and glassware – even delicate items can be washed with the ‘Soft Start’ programme which gradually builds to full force. all parts undergoing rigorous testing to ensure its durability and ongoing reliability.

Nelson Catering Equipment has amassed an impressive 35 years’ of kitchen design experience. The company provides cleverly thought through solutions which, in tandem with advanced 3D design software, allows the ultimate kitchen layout to be achieved every time. Nelson supplies and installs all the UK’s leading brands of catering equipment and provides a bespoke stainless steel fabrication service. At The Restaurant Show, Nelson will be showing on screen images from its design portfolio and will be showcasing the latest Waldorf range from Blue Seal and hobs by Controlled Induction.

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Electronic Temperature Instruments Ltd launches new Temptest® 1 thermometer incorporating rotational display

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‘The manufacturers of the Thermapen® bring you another totally innovative product that can be read from any angle, in either hand - making temperature readings that much easier!’


The Temptest® 1 features a Patented automatic 360° display, which rotates in 90° increments enabling the user to read the temperature in any position i.e. left hand, right hand, vertical or horizontal. This feature can be 'locked' by the user, if required. Additionally, the Temptest® thermometer features an intelligent backlit LCD display, which illuminates the display when ambient light levels are low, making the thermometer reading easier to read whatever the time of day. The new Temptest® 1 smart

thermometer incorporates a large, easy to read digital display, with a precise read-out of temperature over the range of -49.9 to 299.9 °C with a 0.1 °C/°F resolution and an accuracy of ±0.4 °C (-49.9 to 200 °C). The thermometer will power off automatically after ten minutes, maximising battery life. This feature can be disabled. The thermometer is housed in a waterproof IP67 case with an ergonomic rubber seal, both include ‘Biomaster' additive to reduce bacterial growth. As well as being waterproof, it is 'probably'

one of the fastest reading contact thermometers on the market today. The true temperature of a product can be measured in just three seconds. Both low battery (icon) and open circuit indication are displayed, when applicable. Each Temptest® 1 is powered by two AAA batteries with a minimum life expectancy of 5000 hours in normal use without the backlight. Each thermometer is supplied with a permanently attached, pointed stainless steel food penetration probe (Ø3.3 x 80 mm) with fast response tip which measures the true temperature in under 3 seconds, which is typically 50% faster than traditional thermometers.



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Solve Your Food Waste Problems Every day commercial kitchens across the UK generate thousands of tonnes of costly food waste. It has to be stored, transported and disposed waste state where we no longer throw food away. But until we achieve this goal, the EnviroPure EPW system offers an environmentally sustainable and economically attractive way to dispose of food waste. EPW is an aerobic food waste decomposition system providing rapid break down and elimination of food waste on-site where it is generated. decomposition process to produce a grey water bi-product that meets or is complete elimination of food waste in 24 hours. It is effective with all proven track record in a wide range of different catering facilities such as hotels, schools, prisons and restaurants across America. problem, with capacities from 54kg up to more than 6000kg a day. It can be used as a stand alone unit or integrated into a building wide system with a central unit taking waste from remote stations installed in different parts of a building, such as the dishwash and food prep areas or even multiple kitchens. Spares Ltd. For more information call 01543 577778.

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Seegir’s Prestige Adds a Touch Of Magic To Wine Storage Seegir has launched a new wine cabinet that recreates the optimum storage conditions provided by a traditional vaulted wine cellar. Manufactured by Chambrair in Hamburg, the Prestige is designed as a stylish, high-end solution for storing and showcasing wines in hotels and restaurants.

Five Fine Wines, By The Glass WineEmotion’s new

The Prestige has capacity for 160 bottles with temperature and humidity separately controllable. The cabinet also incorporates anti-bacterial measures, ultra-violet protection and vibration control systems.

for wine bars, hotels and restaurants wanting to offer

LEDs combine to present the wines in an eye-catching, sophisticated manner in keeping with the ethos of a highend restaurant experience.

deliver a precise, controlled measure, it also keeps open bottles of wine in perfect condition for up to 30 days, with no possibility of wine spoilage, oxidisation or cross contamination.

The Prestige wine cabinet is available in the UK from Seegir Ltd, the UK distributor for Chambrair. Prices start from £7,500 plus

wines, and are happy to pay the premium, but don’t necessarily want to buy a whole bottle,” says Dan Lovell, managing director of WineEmotion UK. “Likewise,

available for an additional £1,100 plus VAT.

solution, in a stylish cabinet that will promote sales.”

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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 Does all this ecological disaster in the making produce a better tasting coffee? Quite the contrary, says Milan-based For quite a few years as the coffee boom has taken hold in the UK the trend has run in favour of expensive machines

SoftBrew coffee pots

What Sowden offers is a return to a simple jug and water in stainless steel that uses nothing but ground coffee and of the coffee, allowing coffee drinkers to readily experiment

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” Prestige hotels programme 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 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 Among the early takers on the programme is the contemporary design-conscious Captains Club Hotel of Christchurch,

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Robert Wilson, director of Captains Club Hotel, commented: “We bought the Sowden SoftBrew coffee pots earlier this


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Coffee Art: Barista Espresso, At The Touch Of A Button Caffeine launches Schaerer’s latest automatic coffee service machines into UK Coffee machines specialist Caffeine Ltd has launched the Schaerer Coffee Art range of bean-to-cup espresso machines, designed to deliver the best quality coffee at the touch of a button. According to Caffeine Ltd, the Swiss-manufactured Coffee Art machines make a coffee as close to a barista-brewed espresso as a push-button machine can get and its Supersteam wand actually foams milk better than a barista, thanks to its consistency and The Coffee Art Plus Supersteam is a three-phase unit manufactured in stainless steel featuringW a stylishly ridged body, which is available in either bright Costa Rica Silver or Kenya Black. The compact design, measuring 420mm (w) x 538mm (d) x 668mm (h), means a complete coffee service system is available even in coffee shops, restaurants, bars and hotels with very limited space. The unit is fast, too. It has three boilers, one each for the coffee brewer, steam wand and hot water, all of which can operate simultaneously. In fact, the Coffee Art Plus Supersteam can dispense up to 350 beverages per hour.

engineering delivers a brilliant combination of quality espresso and ease of operation,” says Justin Stockwell, managing director of Caffeine Ltd. “What really sets the Supersteam model apart is its ability to deliver not just great coffee but also great milk foam, automatically. The sheer variety of drinks Coffee Art can deliver makes it the ideal coffee service solution.” Schaerer Coffee Art machines start from £8,500, excluding VAT. The price includes delivery, installation, warranty. specialists, distributing brands including Schaerer and Gaggia. The company also offers a comprehensive choice of coffee service accessories. For more information visit

Pro Kitchen ReFood use their own state-of-the-art Anaerobic Digestion plants, which can take waste from every stage in the food chain, and recycle it into renewable energy and nutrient-rich fertiliser. This provides you with a safe, secure and reliable food waste collection and recycling service, using the latest renewable energy technology. ReFood gives hotels a greener, ReFood have recently welcomed a new larger plant safer and cheaper alternative to in Widnes and 2014 will also see the development of a state-of-the-art plant in Dagenham as part of their As the UK's leading food waste recycling specialist, ReFood provide a greener, safer and more important now than it has ever been. By taking simple and cost-effective steps to recycle food waste hotel businesses. with ReFood you can help move towards a ‘zero to Thanks to their nationwide network of cutting-edge recycling plants, they can offer a unique, secure and fully traceable end-to-end solution that converts your hotel’s food waste into renewable energy. This solution will result in a reduction of your carbon footprint and cut food waste disposal costs.

but will also boost your CSR credentials and could mean an average saving of up to 45% off your food disposal

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NE W The GIGA X8 speedy professional coffee machine The NEW high-performance GIGA X8 Professional with its elegant finish comes with a unique speed function, allowing it to prepare perfect coffee in record time. The optimally extracted coffee is mixed with hot water inside the machine by means of an extra bypass, absolutely no flavour is lost during the process. The speed function and time-saving, intuitive operation along with a large water tank and coffee grounds container allowing for flexible and mobile use make the GIGA X8 Professional ideal for use in catering.

For further details on the NEW GIGA X8 and our range of professional and commercial machines contact: JURA Products Ltd, Vivary Mill, Vivary Way, Colne, Lancashire, BB8 9NW. Tel: 01282 868266 Fax: 01282 863411

Lighting & Electrical With energy bills rising and the dark nights creeping in, hotels are increasingly under pressure to keep costs down and keep the lights on. Responsible for 21% of a buildings energy bill, lighting is a large part of hotels expenses. Switching to LED Lighting can help you save money and eradicate any need for maintenance with a lifespan of up to 50,000 hours. A Grade I-listed Elizabethan hotel in Suffolk has recently made with switch to LEDs, and seen its electricity use fall by a third.

cut costs and consumption. With the entire hotel in line for a lighting update – including 32 guest rooms, communal areas, corridors, conference facilities and dining rooms – sourcing high-performance, cost-saving lamps without compromising on light quality or aesthetics was a top priority. LED Hut Trade’s extensive Lumilife range ticked all the boxes, allowing Hintlesham Hall’s director Ray Payne to give the hotel a the desired look and feel throughout. Ray explains: “When it came to updating the lighting at Hintlesham Hall, we knew we wanted to move over to cost- and energy-saving LEDs. We opted for LED Hut Trade because of its vast product range – from dimmable spotlights for the bedrooms to candle-shaped lamps for the chandeliers in the dining rooms. The expert sales team helped us choose between warm white and cool white light depending on the ambience we wanted to achieve in each space, which is always an important consideration for a hotel. “Our on-site maintenance team found the vast majority of the lamps simply to be direct replacements that work few that weren’t, we were able to make the necessary was a smart, long-term investment, which more than investment will pay for itself in just one year, with LED Hut Trade provides the ultimate online LED lighting resource, specialising solely in LEDs and selling exclusively to the trade. It offers an unparalleled product portfolio of marketleading LED lighting solutions to suit any application – backed with competitive pricing, strong product guarantees and nextday delivery. For more information, or to register for a trade account, please visit

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Choose from a wide range of styles and finishes to match your hotel interiors. International power sockets can be included along with the latest lighting and audio visual controls to help make your guest’s stay as comfortable as possible.

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British Made Fabrics for Bespoke Hotel Interiors Founded in 1837, the same year Queen Victoria was crowned, Abraham Moon quality wool fabrics for over 175 years. To add to their long history, Moonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mill is also the last remaining fully vertical woollen mills left in England (and one of very few left in the UK as a whole) meaning they are the last mill to undertake every process to turn

cloth means Moon can ensure their customers the peace of mind of continuity of standards and quality year on

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heritage to the world of interiors; designers from the fashion world merged their ideas with those of interior designers and now Moon has thirteen 100% wool


has a vast array of designs and colour palettes to suit any

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Why choose wood? The most persuasive argument is the fact that people respond so warmly to real natural timber - seeing it as a stamp of comfort and luxury. This is particularly pertinent in the hotel and leisure industry, where a sense of comfort and luxury is a sought after aspect in any interior scheme. Aesthetically and

of what goes underneath; from This form of heating is growing in popularity and whilst some solid

which is fully compatible with most electrical and hot water systems.

are a design classic which is here to stay. But there are other arguments just as strong for choosing solid hardwood. Old-fashioned concerns

include acoustic damping: Solid hardwood is a product naturally warm to the touch and is inherently quieter underfoot than cheaper enhanced by using sound-absorbing

addressed by the development of where transferred noise can pose problems. for areas where spillage may areas. Maintenance programmes turn their attention to the look of the the introduction of new generation was originally developed to maintain natural Oak remains the perennial developing for both the very light time in a busy hotel environment. the natural grain of the timber to hardwood has a major advantage pattern can be further enhanced by will not gap unevenly. It goes down easily and quickly and is ready to

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sealed in situ. This represents a considerable saving in man-hours and logistical planning.

in both the short and the long term. Fitting systems too are now highly

locations is a solid board laid as an

architects and designers. but solid hardwood remains one of the most traditional and best-

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Step into a colour revolution Colortec+ Express provides an industry leading range of 290 rich and sophisticated colours for use by Architects, Designers and Contractors alike. This comprehensive range is manufactured using groundbreaking, high speed patterned tufting technology, capable of producing multi-coloured carpets in practically any design imaginable.

Newhey Carpets, a leading British manufacturer and specialist designer of innovative, high performance and sustainable commercial carpets is launching a brand new concept aimed at combining extensive design and colour capabilities with express manufacturing lead times. This striking collection is designed and manufactured in the UK and offers a wealth of opportunities making it perfect for a wide range of hospitality and leisure applications.

Manufactured at a standard width of four metres, and available in quantities from as little as 100

spaces. Key for designers, an online design studio tool has

Exclusive yarns are produced from the highest quality 80/20 wool nylon blends which ensure outstanding product durability. These beautiful making this range the perfect choice for a host of commercial spaces. The collection allows clients to select from over 50 ready to go designs and recolour using any combination from 290 standard colours offering a huge array of possibilities, all available with express four week delivery when required.

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Howard Whitehead, Managing Director of Newhey Carpets commented: “Colortec+ Express is a highly functional collection, that allows us to provide diverse and wide ranging designs for use with more modest budgets right through to high-end projects. Because Newhey do not hold yarn in stock, the offer is not limited to only 30 or 40 colour options


bespoke offers. With Colortec+ Express a designer can use any combination from the 290 standard colours to complement a new or existing colour scheme.” Manufactured using totally sustainable and recycled materials and combined with Newhey’s eco-friendly who consider the environment when selecting their products.

allowing you to view designs in different room settings and then recolour to your hearts content, selecting from Newhey’s spectrum of over 290 colours. This is available at:

Contemporary carpet designs inspired by the archives.

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High End Hotel Choose Kemmlit Cubicles for Staff Rooms

Sea Containers House on the banks of the River Thames in London was originally built as a hotel mid-1980s.

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Following an extensive external and internal refurbishment which began in 2012, carried out by specialists Chorus, part of the Byrne Group and designed by Architects TP Bennetts, the building now features over 224,000 sq ft. of refurbished


end 365 bedroom Mondrian Hotel which opened in September this year. The hotel is said to capture the essence of the original building integrated with the modern twists and sophisticated design for which the Mondrian brand is known for.

For the hotel staff rooms Kemmlitâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Apex Cubicle highly durable and feature 13mm solid grade laminate panels, rebated doors and stainless Other scope of works provided by Kemmlit included duct panelling and vanity units. The Apex Cubicle System is part of an extensive range of quality cubicle and locker systems from Kemmlit UK who also offer a design, project management and installation service. Kemmlit have recently completed a number of locker and cubicle projects for The Radisson Hotel Group, the Savoy Hotel and also for Yo Sushi and 5 Guys Burger Restaurants.

Ena Shaw Contract has a great deal of experience in contract soft furnishings for the hospitality sector, across a wide variety of hotel and leisure projects. Our recent projects include curtains, blinds and soft furnishings for international hotel chains, luxury castles in Scotland, marina developments in Cumbria and independent family run businesses.

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Vitra displays Memoria for the first time in the UK at The Sleep Exhibition 2014 VitrA will return to the celebrated Sleep exhibition to show for the very time On 26-27th November 2014 at the Business Design Centre in London, VitrA will unveil the Memoria range on stand V6A. The range was created for the brand by the internationally renowned Designer Christopher Pillet. It includes beautiful sanitaryware, furniture and brassware. Each piece has been designed by Pillet and is true to his modern style; timeless and elegantly simple.

The Memoria range is set to appeal to design savvy

The Memoria range has an understated sophisticated

The VitrA team will be available at the show to meet the press and discuss the latest features and advancements.

style conscious hotels hoping to wow discerning guests. outstanding sit-on basins, produced using the innovative selection of vanity units is also available with inset basins

and living spaces, to create a sophisticated setting for VitrA will also be showcasing its new RIM-EX concept at WC from many of VitrAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most popular ranges; Nest, Shift, T4 and M-Line (as before) from its Designer Collection; Collection.

VitrA team or have any PR related queries, please contact VitrA UKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s PR representative Lyndsey Culf at Publicity Engineers on 01992 478 109 or email your query to

together by the distinctively minimalist wall-hung furniture which is available in a beautifully rich Chestnut or high

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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, 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.

GIA Architecture and Interior Design of York For more information on this and other projects, please visit

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Is A Small Family Company Offering One Of The Largest Variety Of Quality Sofas Anywhere Online.

The family have been involved in the leather and upholstery business going back four generations and

We are now offering a special selection of the traditional

are made in the workshop next to our showroom, one of the few bespoke upholstery facilities left in the North

The sofas are manufactured with the same traditional hand studding and deep buttoning methods, using

highest standard by time-served craftsmen using locally

Prices start as low as ÂŁ620 for the Buckingham 3-seater

Visit our large showroom in Worsley, only a couple of Having a long history does not mean we stick to classical

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Deco range for unique contemporary variations on some of the most iconic pieces of the 20th century, and our


customers the largest choice of designs we complement our products with that made by others - including some beautiful European styles from our long standing Italian partners and many more from other carefully selected

prices that belie the amount of labour and quality of

Biomass heats up Independent Hotel Show Natural energy company, Euroheat is set to exhibit its range of biomass boilers and energy cabins at the Independent Hotel §Show 2014, taking place at Olympia West Hall, London – 21st22nd October.

bills, improve a business’ green credentials and actually receive an income through the government’s non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). the UK given that many enjoy secluded, offgas rural locations, offering the space and outbuildings required to house the necessary boiler plant,” explained Euroheat co-founder, Simon Holden. “Wood-fuelled boilers present suitable heat source for a range of applications; from large country homes to swimming pools and other wellness facilities. For those looking to optimise space, Euroheat Energy Cabins offer a quick and simple install, taking up little more than a car parking space, providing a ready-made plant room and fuel store.”

Visitors to stand 237 can also learn more about has helped make biomass the most popular renewable technology in the commercial, industrial and public sectors. Wood heating recently celebrated a huge milestone having hit the 1 gigawatt mark, with some 5,000 accredited wood heating installation ranging from farms, factories and hotels. The RHI has already been open for three years so Euroheat’s message is to take advantage while there’s still money in the pot – visit their stand to see what our range of automatic wood chip and wood pellet boilers could do for your business! for full details and visitor registration.

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Located on stand 237, Euroheat’s team of experts will be on-hand to explain the vast potential for biomass in the hotel industry; a



HOTEL AND DESIGN The Chedi Andermatt, open since December 2013, is the luxury hotel group General Hotel Management Ltd. (GHM) first Alpine resort in Europe. Setting a new standard in design and hospitality in Switzerland. Jean-Michel Gathy, chief designer at Denniston International Architects and Planners Ltd. from Kuala Lumpur is responsible for the signature style of the hotel, while SPIN Design Studio in Tokyo designed the restaurants. The inspiration for the architecture was the chalets and grand hotels of the past, which shape the image of Switzerland. This was important to the designer, as Jean-Michel Gathy wanted to create a connection between the hotel and its location. The Chedi Andermatt’s architecture is in perfect harmony with the village’s architecture. The building, design, materials and colours are very much inspired by the architecture and materials of the surrounding region. Gathy gave his own personal touch by creating the symmetrical lines and the balanced design he is well known for, where he mixes tradition and modernity. The front of the five star hotel mirrors a traditional wooden chalet, complete with subtle injections of modern features. The Chedi Andermatt’s guests can choose from 104 spacious rooms and suites, 31 deluxe rooms and 13 grand deluxe rooms (each of which is 52-55 square metres in area), 61 100 square metre deluxe suites, and the Gemsstock suite with 134 square metres of grand living space. The design of these state of the art rooms is all about Alpine chic meets Asian zen: dark Alpine wood, soft leather chairs and sofas, panoramic windows and open fireplaces bring the Andermatt mountain landscapes into the comfort of the hotel. Some room features include murals created by the European Master, Peter Paul Rubens; 17th century wood panelling; and bronze lamps. Another highlight are the fireplaces, which are shared between the rooms’ interiors and the outdoor terrace. The bathrooms feature large bathtubs, heated stone floors and separate rain showers. The doors of the vast bathrooms can be closed to varying degrees so that guests have the freedom to make the room look larger, or enjoy the privacy of the bathroom itself. A fresh element within the resort is the 35-metre indoor pool. The pool area is equipped with wooden floorboards, carpets and sofas, while eight fireplaces crackle in the Relaxation Lounge where the warm atmosphere is enhanced by the use of Alpine woods.

The Chedi Andermatt oďŹ&#x20AC;ers a range of culinary delights with seven dining outlets, ranging from fine dining at The Restaurant to Sushi and Tempura at The Japanese Restaurant by Hide Yamamoto, all of which were expertly designed by SPIN Design Studio and subtly reflects the hotel design and architecture. The Chedi Andermatt also houses a five-metre high cheese cellar and walk in cigar humidor.

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GAME, SET AND MATC INTRODUCING THE DOG & FOX HOTEL Occupying a prime position in the heart of Wimbledon Village, the Dog & Fox has unveiled 17 boutique bedrooms, just in time for the world famous Lawn Tennis Championships. The village’s oldest public house now offers London’s leafy suburb an elegant and stylish hotel, with bags of charm and character.

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Set in the hub of Wimbledon Village, just a stone’s throw from the rambling Common and tennis courts, the Dog & Fox has the feel of a country pub, with the bright lights of central London only a 17 minute train journey away. There’s plenty to keep guests occupied in the surrounding area - browse the plethora of chic boutique shops, go on a leisurely horse-ride, swing by the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum or enjoy a walk on the Common. A beautiful village setting, gorgeous bedrooms, hearty fare and service with a smile – the Dog & Fox is a welcome addition to this corner of South West London.

At the heart of the Dog & Fox is a welcoming pub and dining room in which to relax, drink and dine. Modern specials and classic pub dishes are served throughout, from the main dining room and elegant library to the bustling scullery with its view of the open kitchen. The menu promises seasonal dishes that use the best of the British farmer’s larder such as pan-fried scallops with herb salad, barley and samphire; grilled Dingley Dell mustard pork chops; and a selection of hand cut Aberdeen Angus steaks. A range of Young’s cask ales, London craft beers and an extensive international wine list complement the menu.

The Bedrooms Beautifully designed, the bedrooms seamlessly combine quintessential British style with contemporary, bold décor and razorsharp attention to detail. Little touches such as the vintage tennis the local area, whilst tartan cushions, rich velvet fabrics, bespoke furniture and vibrant pops of colour create a warm and welcoming feel. For a truly special stay, the three spacious feature bedrooms all offer commanding views of the village with luxury additions like freeand all the latest technology. The stunning Fox room is the hotel’s largest and comes with a four-poster bed and spacious dressing area. Delivering all the amenities one would expect from any boutique hotel, the bedrooms feature luxuries such as Hypnos beds swathed Sky Plus, air conditioning, high-speed WiFi, fully-stocked mini bars, Nespresso machines and a choice of walk-in showers or bath tubs.

Contact Dog & Fox 24 Wimbledon High Street, Wimbledon, SW19 5EA Tel: 020 8946 6565 E-mail: Twitter: @thedogandfox

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The Pub And Dining Room


Review: Supercity Aparthotel The Rosebery Clerkenwell Competition for trade in the capital is spend increasing helping the London for trade. The rise of the aparthotel has

The Rosebery Supercity Aparthotel is located in the heart of Clerkenwell, close to vibrant Exmouth market and within easy reach of good transport links, (Chancery Lane and Holborn tube stops are walkable) into the main tourist areas of the city. Away has the vibe of the buzzy city. Home to 58 suites, the aparthotel is already proving a popular choice for a variety of travellers to the capital. Part of the Supercity Aparthotel brand, the groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website is simple to read and easy to navigate, clearly meeting the needs of brought to life on approach. adorns the wall. The staff are friendly and offer advice on the local area, helping to personalise the experience.

Staying in the Premier Suite, the views overlooking the city are outstanding, really helping to magnify the London experience for guests. The London skyline takes pride of place from the bedroom window, with monuments of the business district such as the Gherkin and The Shard clear to see. The rooms are tastefully decorated, with a muted, trendy colour palette of grey, yellow and green and are as the focal point in the living area, the design is complemented by the hues of the furnishings, and beautifully large bay windows open up to the street below. machine, toaster, a full set of crockery and cutlery, as well as multiple storage space, encouraging long stays from business travellers. Meeting the demands of the guests on the move, station on the wall controls the air conditioning theme running throughout the apartment. The apartment gives visitors the ultimate home from home â&#x20AC;&#x201C; their own apartment right in the centre of the city â&#x20AC;&#x201C; allowing guests to completely see the sights of the capital at their own pace.

Our love of a beautifully blended aroma inspired both our name, and the lifelong pursuit of exquisite fragrances with the power to seduce and captivate the imagination. Crafting the aroma is at the heart of everything that we create. From soap to candles, to body moisturisers and bath oils, they all start with the subtle art of perfumery.

Allow your guests to feel good with the essence of Arran journeying with us on a sensory escape to their own island sanctuary.

Hand Care | Travel Sets Guest Amenities | Turndown Gifts Bespoke Fragrance Development For further information contact our Hotel Services team on 01770 302 595 or

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Hotelier & Hotel Design - October 2014  

Hotelier & Hotel Design - October 2014