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www.hotelierandhoteldesign.com 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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Industry News New Embassy Suites Opens in Saratoga Springs

Spring’s here – with a fresh idea from Forbes Chair covers from Forbes Group can be a useful and cost-effective tool in ringing the changes in your venue. They freshen up a room, change the season or convey a sense of occasion – all giving your clients a reason to book with you again. be far behind. Being able to dress your room for such a special event may well give you the competitive edge with brides (and their parents). And since Forbes’ seamstresses are making them especially for your chairs you’re free to specify your own personal touch – matching or contrasting bow, organza sash, or classic design with either centre front or

Embassy Suites Hotels announced the opening of the new 149 suite Embassy Suites in the heart of downtown Saratoga Springs. The fullservice hotel, located within walking distance to shopping, museums, casinos, parks, restaurants, entertainment, and more, is the

Marriott International calls on hotels to join Earth Hour Marriott International hotels around the world are once again taking part in Earth Hour this month and are urging other hotels to do the same.

The hotel’s design offers guests a variety of side-by-side suites, shotgun suites and one room suites. The contemporary open air atrium is complimented with Adirondack

to raise awareness about climate change. Since then it has grown to

Located just 30 minutes away from Albany International Airport, Embassy Suites Saratoga Springs is just minutes from the awardwinning Saratoga National Golf Club, Saratoga National Historic Park, Saratoga Casino and Raceway,

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Forbes’ sales team will be happy to visit and advise if it would help. They’ll also organise getting one of your chairs to the Herefordshire factory to make you a sample cover so that you can see it on your own chair before you buy.

to feature the brand’s latest design concept, Design Option III. Embassy Suites Saratoga Springs is owned by DCG Development and managed by Veeder Hospitality Management LLC.

art pieces. In addition, guests can enjoy delicious American fare, beer or cocktails at The Diamond Club Grill, which offers indoor and outdoor dining for lunch and dinner.

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Tasting Room, and the internationallyrenowned Saratoga Race Course, a historic thoroughbred horse racing track considered to be the oldest sporting venue in the country. In addition, the Saratoga Performing summer home of the New York City Ballet and the Philadelphia Orchestra, is a popular nearby venue for rock concerts, operas and festivals.

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and territories worldwide. Earth Hour local time. Marriott properties have Marriott hotels in the UK South Region are working closely with the by switching off their lights for an hour to save energy. They are encouraging discount in their restaurants during the Hour. Additionally many of Marriott’s European hotels will participate and there are a number of different events happening depending on location, including candlelit dinners and cocktails. Guests at a range of Marriott hotels in London, Bristol, Cardiff, Swansea and other UK properties can expect a fun and romantic evening as the lights go out to raise awareness of climate change and the need to reduce energy expenditure. For Marriott the

event also helps to publicise their commitment to cut their energy and Guests and visitors at the London Heathrow Marriott will be treated to their annual ‘Glow Show’ event. illuminated dance show in the lobby, attended by the Mayor and Mayoress of Hillingdon. This year the show is expected to be bigger and better. ITP member companies including Kempinski, Carlson Rezidor and others will also be taking part in Earth Hour. Marriott luxury brand Ritzacross all their hotels, and guests will have tailored experiences on the night. For example the Ritz-Carlson St. Thomas in the Caribbean will the beach, where guests will enjoy tropical drinks, surrounded by tiki resort’s environmental ambassadors will help guests enjoy an hour of stargazing with telescopes, and teaching about the constellations and the Caribbean night sky. Support

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Industry News Chicago’s LondonHouse Joins Curio Collection Hilton Worldwide today announced the addition of LondonHouse to Curio – A Collection by Hilton, a global brand of distinctive upper upscale and luxury hotels, hand-picked for travelers who seek local discovery and authentic experiences. LondonHouse will be located in Chicago’s historic London Guarantee Building and new 22-story architecturally synchronized Modernist glass tower.

“LondonHouse will embody all the hallmarks of what connects Curio – A Collection by Hilton, to the energy and pulse of local communities,” said Dianna Vaughan, global head, Curio – A Collection by Hilton. “With its rich history and combination of iconic 1920s architecture and its 21st Century Modernist glass tower addition in the heart of Chicago, LondonHouse will give curious travelers that authentic experience that has become synonymous with the Curio brand.” One of four iconic 1920s Michigan Avenue Bridge, LondonHouse is scheduled to open in Spring 2016 following completion of a comprehensive restoration and redevelopment, coupled with its 22-story contemporary addition to create a highdesign, 452-room luxury of upscale retail.

Hotel owner and operator, Somerston Hotels announces that it is changing its company name to Atlas Hotels, with effect from 27 February 2015. The change of name has been triggered by the recent acquisition of Somerston Hotels by private equity Morethan Hotels portfolio (previously managed for Lone Star by Somerston Hotels) and the Somerston Hotels portfolio under the same ownership, complete with a new name and identity. Atlas Hotels will continue to be operated by the former Somerston Hotels management team, The hotel’s Chicago-based developer and manager, Oxford Capital Group, LLC, began work on the Alfred S. Alschuler-designed London Guarantee Building in 2013, followed up with construction of the new glass tower, designed by Chicago’s Goettsch Partners, beginning in December 2014. “We’re thrilled that LondonHouse will be in such great company among a distinguished portfolio of hotels and resorts across the U.S.,” said John W. Rutledge, founder, president and CEO of Oxford Capital Group, LLC. “Becoming part of Curio will allow our guests the opportunity to enjoy a distinctive, independent hotel experience, while enjoying the loyalty program.” As members of the Hilton Worldwide portfolio, Curio hotels will offer guests the the award-winning guestloyalty program serving more than 44 million members. Hilton HHonors offers more ways to redeem points than any other guest-loyalty program. LondonHouse will participate in Hilton HHonors, the only hotel rewards program that offers Points Dates.

the Somerston Group is no longer a shareholder in Atlas Hotels, the heritage and strength of the relationship between the two organisations means that Somerston Capital, led by its Managing Director, Shaun Robinson, will continue as strategic advisor on the portfolio. Atlas Hotels, in conjunction with Somerston Capital, has signed a Multiple Development Agreement extends the life of the current franchise agreements by a further 15 years and also sets out the joint plan bedrooms by the end of 2018. Atlas Hotels also plans to continue to develop additional Hampton by Hilton hotels with Hilton Worldwide. Somerston Capital will be the developer of new build projects with responsibility for site acquisition and the provision of development management services to Atlas Hotels. In excess of 850 rooms are currently under contract or in advanced negotiation. Atlas Hotels currently owns and operates 47 Holiday Inn Express and one Hampton by Hilton hotel; the 48 hotels have 5,725 bedrooms and are located in key business and leisure destinations throughout the United Kingdom. These growth plans will lead to a portfolio of in excess of 60 hotels with some 7,500 rooms within the next few years. commented: “We are delighted to be combining the portfolios under the Atlas Hotels name. The values and identity of the company will remain as strong and clear as they have always been and our mission continues to be one of achieving success by putting guest experience and satisfaction at the heart of our business. Shaun Robinson, Managing Director at Somerston Capital, also commented: “We are excited to continue to work with Atlas Hotels to grow the portfolio through both development and acquisition to help to achieve the objectives of the enlarged group.”

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Built on the site of historic Fort Dearborn in 1923 at the corner of North Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive, the historic London Guarantee & Accident Building was home to the renowned jazz club “London House,” which hosted jazz luminaries including Oscar Peterson, Ramsey Lewis, Bill Evans, Dave Brubeck, Marian McPartland, Nancy Wilson and Barbara Carroll before closing in the 1970s.

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Industry News Radisson Blu Hotel Birmingham Airport to Open Early 2017 Carlson Rezidor further strengthens its network in the United Kingdom by announcing the Radisson Blu Hotel, Birmingham Airport. The property, featuring 220 guest rooms, is scheduled to open in early 2017, and is Carlson Rezidor’s 15th Radisson Blu in the country. Radisson Blu – Europe’s largest upper upscale hotel brand – is known for stylish and sophisticated design and personalized services following the philosophy “Yes I Can!” “Birmingham is one of the UK’s most important markets and a key travel hub in the country. The Radisson Blu Hotel, Birmingham Airport will ideally complement the existing Radisson Blu hotel in the city centre, create potential for operational and marketing synergies, and enforce our presence in town”, said Wolfgang M. Neumann, President & CEO of Rezidor. The signing also strengthens Carlson Rezidor’s position as one of the leading airport hotel operators in Europe, being present at core airports such as London Heathrow, Manchester, Zurich, Frankfurt, Stockholm, and Oslo. The Radisson Blu Hotel, Birmingham Airport will be an iconic building located at the main entrance to the airport. The terminals are just 600m away, and the distances to the airport’s railway station, LG Arena, and National Exhibition Centre (NEC) are equally short. The NEC is the largest exhibition centre in the UK, welcoming more than three million visitors per year. Birmingham Airport itself is undergoing a series of land and airside upgrades including which passenger numbers are expected to increase to 15 million per year.

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Besides 220 guest rooms and suites with Radisson Blu signature services such as free high speed internet access, the property will offer a main restaurant, a café/lounge and a bar; a total of 1,300sqm meetings & events space including a ballroom; a health club; and 200 dedicated parking spaces. Shuttle busses will connect the hotel to the terminals, the railway station, and the NEC.

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The creation and development of this exciting hotel is in conjunction with Walnut Hotel Holdings Ltd, a UK based investment & development group which will develop and own the property. Group Managing Director Robert Hancocks commented: “I am delighted to be able to undertake what will be a landmark hotel with such well known and credible operator as the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. The growth of the airport as an international hub and the ongoing success of the NEC makes for a very exciting future together!”

Entire Contents of Hotel to be Sold at Auction Pro Auction of Bath announces an auction of the entire contents of Walton Cottage Hotel & Suites in Marlow Road, Maidenhead, West Berkshire SL6 7LT. The entire contents will go under the gavel over a two day auction and will encompass everything at the premises, from the 72 superbly appointed rooms and suites, all guest areas, including the bar, foyer areas, restaurant, full commercial kitchens, on site laundry and the gardens and open spaces on the 8th & 9th April 2015. The sale will be live from The Hotel premises and webcast over the internet via the BidSpotter platform. Viewing is available to the public on the 7th April 2015 and prior to the sale commencing each day at 10.30am on Tuesday and Wednesday. McCarthy & Stone, following consultation with local residents, community representatives and Windsor & Maidenhead Council’s to redevelop the site with a development consisting of 61 Assisted Living (Extra Care) apartments. In addition, the proposals will include attractive landscaping and planting on the site with a highquality landscape plan. The event offers both the hospitality industry and individual buyers hotel at a fraction of new replacement cost. The property, has recently had an extensive led refurbishment and the lots offered are in impeccable order. Items of note include the contents of the quality modern fully equipped kitchens, together with crockery, cutlery, soft furnishings, boilers , laundry equipment, housekeeping and back of house are to be included within the sale. In total, there are over 1,300 lots - constantly upgraded to meet the requirements of a hotel of the Waltons position, and follows the sale of the land to developers McCarthy & Stone. The two day auction takes place over two days commencing 8th April 2015 at Marlow Road, Maidenhead, West Berkshire SL6 7LT at 10:30am. The auction will also be available via a live webcast. The viewing takes place from 8.30am-4.30pm on 7th April 2015. Online bidding is possible through www.bidSpotter.co.uk. Catalogues are available by calling (44) 01761 414000 or via a download from the auctioneers website. Mark Flynn of Pro Auction comments: “The sale presents a rare opportunity to acquire quality assets quickly and cost effectively given such a large quality hotel, It is possible for bidders to buy the entire contents of the bedrooms with three types of accommodation schemes to attract a variety of buyers and scales of purchase, accommodating the quality of a classic hotel, given we are selling everything within the hotel we expect the sale to be of interest to a wide base of other hoteliers and people in the hospitality industry generally.


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Industry News Las Alcobas, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Debuts in Mexico City A former residence nestled in the sophisticated Polanco district, Las Alcobas features 35 luxuriously-appointed guest rooms and suites designed by the renowned interior design Mexico City and celebrate the city’s contemporary art and design. Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts Starwood Hotels &

Four Points by Sheraton Bali, Kuta opening May 2015 Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has announced Umah Benesari. Located in the suburb of Kuta, one of the most popular tourist destinations on the island of Bali, the new-build hotel is scheduled to open in May Four Points by Sheraton Bali, Kuta joins Starwood’s

debut of Las Alcobas, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Mexico City under its Sheraton, Westin, Le Méridien, St. Regis, W Starwood’s aggressive expansion in Latin America, where Latin America and the Caribbean, with 15 additional hotels

next four years, Starwood will continue to ramp up its growth in Indonesia, with plans to open 12 additional hotels across the country. Four Points by Sheraton Bali, Kuta marks Starwood’s seventh property in Bali,

A former residence nestled in the sophisticated Polanco district, Las Alcobas features 35 luxuriously-appointed guest rooms and suites designed by the renowned interior design

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of Mexico City and celebrate the city’s contemporary art and design. A dramatic spiral staircase anchors the hotel’s elegant lobby, while a series of intimate alcoves connotes a residential feel. original artwork by contemporary Mexican artists, which complements the leather paneled walls and sleek wood detailing. Custom-crafted closets adorn expansive walk-in dressing areas, which feature tall three-way mirrors; while spacious marble bathrooms are equipped with soothing rain and three penthouse suites boast wrap-around terraces with unobstructed views of Mexico City and the citrus groves below, while presidential suite offers an indoor/

Located on Jalan Benesari, Banjar Pengabetan, Four Points by Sheraton Bali, Kuta occupies a serene area Kuta Beach and its nightlife, shops and restaurants. Just a half-hour drive north of Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport, Four Points by Sheraton Bali, guest rooms, ranging from 28 to 55 square meters contribute to an unencumbered, comfortable stay, including the Four Points Signature Bed, consisting venues will include an all-day dining restaurant, latter will feature the brand’s signature Best Brews™

Las Alcobas features signature restaurant Anatol, where dishes in a casual and chic atmosphere. Dulce Patria, adjacent to the hotel and also owned and operated by are welcome to experience the hotel’s signature Aurora Spa, offering private treatment areas and locally-inspired

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also introduce the brand’s signature Luxury Collection Concierge service to all guests and promises the most discerning global travelers an extraordinary experience.

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Las Alcobas, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Mexico City is ideally located in walking distance to numerous luxury boutiques, art galleries and restaurants, and close to the city’s leading attractions, such as Auditorio Nacional, the Modern Art Museum and the renowned Avenida Presidente Masaryk.

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meters of meeting space and a Kids’ Club. In addition, guests will enjoy complimentary Internet access in all public spaces, bottled water, and signature breakfast with fresh coffee.


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onveniently located a stone’s throw from the Place Vendôme and the Boulevard Haussmann department stores, occupying the 8,000m2 city block bordered by the Boulevard des Capucines, the Rue Scribe, the Rue Auber and the Place de l’Opéra, InterContinental Paris Le Grand looks out onto the Opéra Garnier to one side, and Paris and the Eiffel Tower to the other.

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This “travellers’ hotel” build over 150 years ago has lost nothing of its original splendour. The blond stone of its facades, the deep purple drapes, the mirrored

the Empress Eugenie did not exaggerate when she exclaimed: “This reminds me of home! I feel like I am in Compiègne or Fontainebleau”. Today, with 470 rooms and suites and 19 event rooms surrounding the majestic atrium La Verrière, the “Grand Hôtel de la Paix”, now become the InterContinental Paris Le Grand, has ever remained a place of welcome, exchange and encounters. We can imagine the hotel being a theatre with its backstage and front of the house, a decor that changes over time, its public and actors, each in place and ready to play their well-rehearsed part when the curtain goes up.

Golden moments at the Café de la Paix guests, a Parisian hotel was duty bound to resemble a veritable palace. During the spectacular grand opening on May 5, 1862,

A registered landmark, the InterContinental Paris Le Grand’s restaurant, Café de la Paix, is a legendary site known the world over. Writers, rising stars, politicians and other notables have spent time here during their


Grand victorious troops march by. The evening of June 18, 1944, Charles de Gaulle dined in the newly liberated Paris. In 1948, Yves Montand “This is Paris!” which made the café famous on the other side of the Atlantic. Witness and actor in the history of Paris, from generation to generation, the Café de la Paix also holds personal memories for many Parisians. One reason is the café’s ideal setting, making it a

Sumptuously renovated in the Second Empire style in 2003 and brought back into the circle of excellence by Chef Christophe Raoux, the restaurant has gradually establishment worthy of the city of lights. At the corner of the Place de l’Opéra and Boulevard des Capucines, the lobby of the Café de la Paix provides access to both the café and the restaurant. At the café, there is seating for every whim and season, inside or on the terrace for a drink or light fare, without missing a minute of the lively Parisian street scene. Inside, wood-panelled rooms for 10, 20 or 30 people can be reserved. Perfect for a family gathering or business lunch, the “Carré Opéra” alcove can seat up to thirty guests at a round table.

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Oscar Wilde and Caruso hosted friends at the café, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the father of Sherlock Holmes, went over his printer’s proofs on the terrace. On November 11, 1918, Georges Clémenceau and his

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COUNTRY LIVING IN THE CITY THE WINDMILL IN CLAPHAM ADDS BOUTIQUE BEDROOMS The Windmill, an iconic pub on the edge of Clapham Common has a fabulous new look this summer. Now with 42 beautiful boutique bedrooms and surrounded by swathes of tranquil green space, it is the go-to destination for city dwellers, business executives and tourists looking for the best of both worlds. THE BEDROOMS As well as an extensive makeover, an additional 13 bedrooms have been added to the charming pub, all of which ooze quintessential British character and comfort. Elegantly styled and full of quirky touches, the 42 boutique bedrooms are bright and interesting kooky artwork, rotary-style telephones and vibrant scatter cushions. With freestanding roll top baths, large walk-in showers, king-sized beds and designed to really wow. The two Common Rooms offer commanding views of the surrounding greenery; whist the Master Suite boasts a spacious sitting area.

Plus, fully-stocked mini bars and Nespresso machines. Indulgence continues into the bathrooms, which are decked out with powerful rain showers and Algotherm toiletries. Complimentary WiFi, express check-in/check-out and in-room safes means it is perfect for leisure and business stays alike.


THE PUB & DINING ROOM With an elegant conservatory dining room and buzzy bar, The Windmill is the perfect place to wile away the hours over a hearty meal or pull up a stool for an after-dinner nightcap. Alternatively if the sun is shining, nab a spot on the stunning terrace to enjoy a long, languid lunch or sip mojitos. Beautifully prepared British dishes made from carefully chosen local produce dominate the menu. Home- grown fare includes ginger spiced scallops with beansprouts; spring pea and Dingley Dell ham knuckle risotto; and British asparagus en croute with duck egg, baby plum tomatoes, baby spinach and hollandaise. Young’s have served cask ales for over 180 years, so expect an extensive selection that changes seasonally alongside a wide range of draught and bottled lagers and a varied wine list.

THE FUNCTION ROOM Also, newly refurbished is the private Blue Room, ideal for business events, family celebrations and weddings. For seminars, training days and presentations, it can host up to 30 delegates and provides the latest technology and complimentary WiFi. With a wide range of menus, from sit-down dinners and buffets to cocktail and canapé receptions, it’s also the perfect venue for a celebration. THE LOCATION With 200 acres of green space on its doorstep and only a short journey into central London, The Windmill is well placed for those looking to discover the capital but also craving peace and quiet. Guests can browse the boutique shops dotted along the high street, take leisurely strolls on the Common or visit the nearby Venn Street Farmers’ Market before returning to settle on the sun-soaked terrace with a glass of crisp white wine. For business trips, the setting offers the

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being in the concrete jungle itself, with central London just 30 minutes away and Heathrow and Gatwick airports both only an hour’s drive. With stylish rooms, superb food, friendly staff and lots of thoughtful touches, The Windmill has all the ingredients for a relaxed country-in-thecity break.


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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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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: www.surfacedesignshow.com


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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

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Accessories, Lighting, DX and kbb. Offering an exhibitor line-up that boasts a 50-50 split between British and international companies, names include RAK Ceramics, Roman, Two.Six, Leicht, Egoitaliano, and Structures Lighting. 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

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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 today’s industry.

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Hospitality professionals are looking for opportunities to turn today’s challenges into tomorrow’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.


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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.

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New exhibitors aNNouNced for Natural beauty & spa 2015

A raft of natural & organic beauty products are set to hit the market at this year’s Natural Beauty & Spa Show as hundreds of companies from around the world prepare to exhibit at Europe’s largest trade event for the natural and organic beauty industry. Natural Beauty & Spa is part of Natural & Organic buyers involved with the natural, organic healthy and sustainable industry, taking place at the new venue of ExCeL London on 19-20 April. The event, which is now 97% sold out, will feature an unprecedented 600 exhibitors showcasing thousands of natural and organic brands. Health and beauty buyers (from spas, gyms, and salons) looking to increase their knowledge and offering in this growing natural health & wellbeing

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developments at Natural & Organic Products Europe in April.

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Features include the International Beauty Pavilions, which are a must-visit destination for all beauty & spa buyers, showcasing the best in innovative, year is the Venus Pavilion, which shines the spotlight on start-up companies launching their new beauty products into the UK market. In addition the Eco-Luxe Pavilion is back again and 50% bigger - where you can discover luxurious and top-end natural and organic skincare, perfume and cosmetics. New exhibitors for 2015 include Lariese Purely Organic® an Australian range of products for the skin,

hair, body and wellbeing; Puresun (UK distributors of OrganicSeries cosmetics), It’s Pure Organic (herbal hair colours), Aromata Mirabilia, Bathing Beauty, Natural Spa Factory, Laboratoires Bea, Sóley Organics, North Atlantic Seaweed Products, What Skin Needs, and Pommade Divine. BRYT Skincare, Toulou Organics, and elements natural skincare for men will also be making their debut in the show’s new Venus Pavilion. From Natural Living to Organic Beauty… One of the biggest selling points for many repeat visitors to Natural & Organic Products Europe is its comprehensive array of new products across all natural and organic categories. Hundreds of new launches are with the event and visitors an eclectic mix in the New Product Showcase and across the full array of exhibitors. Eco-Luxe Pavilion to date, include Inika Cosmetics, Surya Brasil, Liv Organic Co and Antique Apothecary. Natural & Organic Products Europe, taking place on 19-20 April 2015 at ExCeL London, includes four show sections: Natural Living, Natural Health, Natural Beauty & Spa and The Natural Food Show. For more information and to register for a free trade only pass, please visit www.naturalbeautyandspa.co.uk


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TO LIVE, TO LOVE AND PERHAPS TO DREAM….. John Marks, one of Europe’s leading uniform suppliers, have over the past 20 years often found the hotel industry the total outlook is much more dynamic giving John Marks’ designers a chance to dream……. creating work wear that can be enjoyed as well as comfortable, on trend but also

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Hoteliers should chose garments that give staff a coherent, contemporary image from front to back of house.

If only one area needs refreshing or updating, garments should not be chosen in isolation, even if it is from John We design and create uniforms which will inspire. We work with the best hotels and chic boutiques, but are competitive enough to meet the needs of Marks extensive stock catalogue, otherwise staff identity We work with the best chic boutiques, but are largehotels multi siteand chains. We customise our quick or offer bespoke designs specifically to a becomes blurred and the designers’ concept stays only competitive enough to delivery meet programmes the needs of large multi site concept/brand. JOHN MARKS a dream. Uniforms, as the word suggests, should help chains. bring different departments, making the staff feel We work with the best hotels and chic boutiques, but are competitive enough to meet the needstogether of concept/brand.

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shape and size, and encouraging customer enjoyment and loyalty. At the end of the day, modern fabrics are all tested to perform washing, wearing and tearing, so it is the design detail, the customization and the personalization that will ensure that they are loved and enjoyed.

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Star mPOS solutions.

Making retail transactions possible wherever you are. With a global reputation for creating the most innovative and versatile POS printing solutions, the next natural step for us was to develop ground breaking printing solutions for the rapidly growing mPOS arena. As the face of retail and hospitality changes, consumers are constantly demanding faster, more intuitive and convenient ways to carry out a transaction. In response to this we have developed cutting-edge technology and created a range of mPOS solutions that are unrivalled in terms of performance, compatibility, security, convenience and functionality. From retail transactions to event management and logistics, our mPOS solutions are fulfilling receipting, ticketing and report applications for customers worldwide, from Police speeding tickets in South Africa and the US to train tickets in Egypt and Italy. For more information on Star’s mPOS revolution, call our sales team on +44 (0) 1494 471111 or visit www.Star-EMEA.com

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Leading global provider of security and safety solutions Allegion (formerly known as Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies) introduces CISA eSIGNO, the latest in its access control solutions designed industry. The CISA eSIGNO Contactless Lock, with its elegant and compact Italian design, requires no wiring or invasive work on the door ensuring a simple installation whether on new projects or upgrading of an existing system. The system can also be easily integrated with previously installed CISA contactless locks.

lighting, which can house goods as large as a laptop. The safe is opened using 4 – 6 digit user codes and emergency override. The new safe also offers the end user peace of mind with a 300 event audit trail which can be easily downloaded on to an SD memory card and connected to any PC. The CISA eSIGNO range offers a simple, stylish and cost effective way to upgrade security. Within the hospitality market, whether it is building access or safety of guests and their personal valuables, security is paramount and through these innovative products hotel owners’ users can rest assured they are providing customers with security of the highest levels.

The new lock is opened simply by holding the card up to the reader utilising contactless technology, which minimises wear and tear. The CISA eSIGNO Contactless Lock range is also available in a wireless battery powered version which Please visit www.cisahotellocks.co.uk for further offers the possibility of complete control information on the CISA eSIGNO range or get in over the entire system from a central station even in the event of a power failure. touch with us using the online contact form. The new CISA eSIGNO Outdoor Electronic Cylinder offers the hospitality industry a quick and easy solution to upgrade from mechanically operated locks to electronic access control. The cylinder can be easily installed in to doors of any material and meets all the standards of conventional

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integration into both new and existing buildings.

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The battery powered cylinder requires no wiring upon installation and is available in dual electronic lever or single cylinder versions as well as an IP66 version for outdoor installations. Also available is the CISA eSIGNO Hospitality Safe including a 90-degree door opening and automatic interior LED


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LeisureBench has an established reputation in the UK for supplying highquality outdoor products at competitive prices. Our furniture is used daily and built to last, we focus on price without compromising on quality of our product. We have excellent relationships with companies in the hotel and leisure industries and welcome contract work.

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We have a stunning range of products which caters for the traditional and contemporary markets and will enhance any outdoor area. Our aim is to become the preferred supplier of quality outdoor products.

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Quality is a priority and LeisureBench works very hard to ensure the highest standard of workmanship and reliability.

Customer satisfaction is key to any committed and dedicated LeisureBench team are here for you. The environment is increasingly becoming a consideration when choosing suppliers. LeisureBench works closely with its suppliers to make sure ethical standards are met and is looking at ways to offset carbon emissions Many of our products are FSC速 product description box. We are a BCFA member and are recognised as EU compliant on many products so you can be sure of the integrity of our ranges. delivering excellent customer service always listening to what our customers

in our range. The company is constantly adding new and innovative products and prides itself on being able to react quickly to new trends together with its customers we continue to identify new product opportunities to meet changing and unique requirements.

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Summer events and the Outdoors As the weather improves, Britons at leisure like to conjure up the outdoor continental outside. As the weather improves, Britons at leisure like to conjure up the outdoor continental European lifestyle. For and food outside. A Forbes Group Buffet-Rite table transforming it into a temporary serving station for hot food, a cold buffet, coffee or a bar. Made from heat-proof laminate on an aluminium frame (with nylon corners for additional strength) the Buffet-Rite is light to

Combine the Buffet-Rite top with an Alu-Lite T-leg table & Silcra stretch cover, and a useful temporary table-top becomes a show-stopping design statement with instant glamour – just what your clients want to see.

They look great on their own but Forbes Group can also offer the option of dressing your cocktail tables in a range of covers. Who says that Monaco can’t come to Milton Keynes?

To complete their summer evening dream, your guests will want to waft across the terrace to cluster around Forbes Cocktail tables, here in twisted Silcra covers with contrasting lids. Forbes aluminium cocktail tables come

For further information about the Buffet-Rite or cocktail tables and covers, contact Forbes Group via: email: info@forbesgroup.eu our website: www.forbesgroup.eu or by telephone on: 01568 616638

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cost-saving, and enables you to keep up an impeccable appearance right through the service.

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StableTable - No ordinary tables! ®

StableTable are unique patented self-stabilising table bases for professional use in the hospitality industry. The table bases automatically adjust to any uneven surface and manage height differences of up to 25 mm. No more adjustment screws, folded napkins under table legs or wobbly tables.

Inside the centre pillar, well protected from gravel, dirt or other external influences sits the simple yet ingenious mechanical system that allows the legs to move and adjust to the ground while ensuring the correct height of the table. Due to the unique solution the table bases automatically adjust to both bumps and grooves and also take away approx. 50% of the tilt so that the tables align easier when placed next to each other. Half-empty tables are annoying and revenue management is important and you need guests on every chair. StableTable table bases are both light and easy to work with and you can easily move your tables around without them starting to wobble. Place two together as a 4-seater and if only two guests arrive pull the tables 10-15cm apart to create separate tables or set them as separate tables and move them together when necessary. The tables are produced too the highest quality standards in an ISO-certified factory in Sweden. Our special paint technique ensures that there is no chipping or flaking and the tables can be used outside all year round.

StableTable - Flip Top! ®

StableTable Classic Flip Top is based on the same unique self-stabilising system as all StableTable bases. In addition, it is fitted with a high-quality flip top mechanism that allows the table top to flip 90 degrees. This makes the tables very compact to store and easy to lift in and out. StableTable Flip Top is the ideal solution for cafés or restaurants with limited storage area or where you move the tables in and out every day. StableTable Flip Top can be used with round, square and rectangular table tops in sizes from 60 cm up to 80 cm round, 50x50 cm to 70x70 cm square or anything between 50 and 70 cm rectangular. With less than 7 kg of weight and with a built-in handle they are very easy to manage. Simple to flip, easy to lift and efficient to store. Use StableTable Flip Top in- or outside all year around on any type of surface!

StableTable® unique table bases; Fully self-adjusting Manage height differences up to 20-25mm Work on any uneven surface and groves no valves, no hydraulics, no impact from external factors Fully automatic Can be used both in- and outdoors Make it easier to rearrange the seating Save time Lower cost More satisfied customers Less stressed employees Promote increased revenues Store up to 15 in the same space as five.

StableTable range: Lounge Height; 500mm Table tops; 550-800mm Café/Dinner Height; 700mm Table tops; 550-1200mm Poseur/Cocktail Height; 1080mm Table tops; 550-800mm

Get all the functionality from StableTable self-stabilising tables and the ease of use from a flip top! Store up to 15 bases in the same space as 5 standard bases. ®

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StableTable - No ordinary tables! ®

StableTable are unique patented self-stabilizing table bases for profesional use in the hospitality industry. Fully automatically the table bases adjusts to any uneven surface and manages height differences of up to 20-25 mm. Inside the centre pillar the well protected mechanical system is placed, it allows two of the cross legs to adjust to the ground while two legs are fixed to ensure the correct height of the table. Due to this unique feature the table bases take away approx. 50% of the tilt and the tables align much easier when placed next to each other. Use StableTable in- or outside all year around on any type of surface! StableTable table bases are both light and stable and very easy to work with. Lift, move and place them wherever you want and they will always automatically stabilize. Produced in Sweden in an ISO- certified plant they are fully recyclable.

Revenue management is important and you need guests on every chair. With StableTable you can move your tables around without them starting to wobble. Place two together as a 4-seater and if only two guests arrive pull the tables 10-15cm apart to create separate tables. The top cross sits in the same direction as the legs. This makes it easy to stack the tables when collected over night.

EasyLock™ holes on each of the top cross wings make it easy to lock the bases together with a wire.

FlexCross™ top cross is produced in folded metal and not in the cheaper cast iron. This gives superior strength and the necessary flex as not to pull or strain the screws in the table top and the table top stays put.

The high quality powder coating system with both cleaning and pre-coating treatments together with a special hardening system protects the table bases and allows for all StableTable bases to be used outside all year around. If the paint is damaged it will not start to flake or chip.

By welding the different parts of the table base together, instead of as on simpler table bases using a bolt going all the way through the table base with nuts at each end, the problem of table bases becoming loose is fully avoided and assembly unnecessary!

The StableTable patent fully locks the table’s legs. In contrast to hydraulic systems StableTable is never impacted by weight or people leaning on the tables.

The unique fully mechanical self-stabilizing system is placed well protected in the centre pillar away from dirt, rain, snow and other external influence works year after year without any need for service or maintenance.

The unique patented system with two movable legs adjust both for grooves and bumps and manage height differences up to 25mm irrespective of how you place the table.

The interchangeable feet are made of high durability plastic. By using an M6 screw, we ensure that the feet don’t bend or break. If necessary You can order larger feet for wider distances between cobble stones or high friction feet for slippery floors.

As no part of the StableTable self-stabilizing system is down by the feet, sand, gravel, dirt or wear and tear will not impact the system and the tables can be used even under conditions such as snow or freezing.

StableTable® unique table bases are; Fully self-adjusting Manage height differences up to 20-25mm Work on any uneven surface groves no valves, no hydraulics, no impact from external factors Fully automatic Can be used both in- and outdoors Make it easier to rearrange the seating Save time Lower cost Give more satisfied customers Makes less stressed employees Promote increased revenues

Our self-stabilizing bases Lounge Height; 500mm Table tops; 550-800mm Café/Dinner Height; 700mm Table tops; 550-1200mm Poseur/Cocktail Height; 1080mm Table tops; 550-800mm

Two of the cross legs are attached to the centre pillar. This is vital as to ensure that the table height is always the same. The specially developed welding technique gives the base the extra strength needed if people sit on the tables.

Instead of “simply” drilling a shallow hole for the feet we use a unique Tungsten method where the hole and a 6-8mm winding is created in the leg by melting and displacing the metal. This keeps the feet from falling off. ®

“No more wobbly tables!”

StableTable Scandinavia AB Stora Södergatan 31, SE-222 23 LUND, Sweden Phone. +46 (0)46-15 15 50, E-mail; info@stabletable.se

Colours; Black, Alu-look silver, other colours on request. Also in stainless steel.


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LONDON’S FINEST HOTELS RECEIVE THE THOMANN-HANRY TREATMENT Extensive exterior works undertaken throughout busy summer trading period… Exterior cleaning and restoration experts, Thomann-Hanry (www.Thomann-Hanry.co.uk), were recently commissioned to restore and rejuvenate the exterior of three iconic London hotels via the use of their ‘Façade Gommage®’ and Aqua Fend® (www.AquaFend.co.uk) offerings. Despite the summer timing, Claridge’s, the Connaught and the Berkeley, quintessentially British institutions owned and managed by the Maybourne Hotel Group have just completed a facelift to their exteriors,

Ninety of the original timber sash windows were repaired with resin and redecorated from platforms whilst working with the hotel management to ensure no work was carried out on occupied rooms. Stone was repointed and repaired and window mastic

are maintained not just outside but in as well, with our interiors arm Specialist Stone Care (www.SpecialistStoneCare.co.uk)

Round the corner at the Connaught, Thomann-Hanry was also busy rejuvenating its’ facades. In addition to a scaffold-free façade gommage clean,

– clean, in good repair and of standards expected of an institution that embodies such grand English style.

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At the centre of London’s Mayfair, Claridge’s

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gommage’ to its brick and stone facade. With the unique scaffold-free exterior cleaning service Thomann-Hanry offers, Claridge’s was able to ensure ‘business as usual’ while the operation took place, with no security risk or disruption to its customers at all. Work was undertaken during the peak tourist season with no loss to business.

protection with Aqua Fend – an invisible, all-in-one protection against water, oil, protection in city locations. Aqua Fend® is a sound investment and can play an essential part in the preservation of a façade, reducing ongoing maintenance costs and protecting the structure. It has a life expectancy of 15 years on facades.


Additionally at the Connaught, sections of balcony copings were replaced with new Portland stone, carved in our workshop and a large amount of repair and lead replacement was carried out. The failed asphalt to the front balconies was lifted and replaced and new drainage installed. Disruption was kept to a minimum throughout and The Connaught now oozes its original charm and sophistication in keeping with its Mayfair residence.

The cleaned façades were protected with Aqua Fend®. This was applied using cherry pickers whilst rooms were unoccupied, again to minimise disruption to guests during the work. To complete the improved exterior the marble entrance was stripped and polished and cracked marble replaced. All work was completed to budget and on time.

disrupt trade due to maintenance.

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Mark Styles, Managing Director at Thomann-Hanry comments “To be commissioned to carry out work on not one, but all three of the Maybourne Hotel Groups’ iconic London hotels is a testament to the quality of the work that we offer at Thomann-Hanry. Whether In leafy Knightsbridge Thomann-Hanry its restoration, cleaning or protection we offer a full, has also completed a facelift to the professional service for the maintenance and cleaning Berkeley which boasts contemporary of buildings. Our scaffold-free nature to carry out the chic, two Michelin star cuisine and a work means businesses can carry on as normal without roof top pool, all a stone’s throw from Hyde Park. A façade gommage clean Thomann-Hanry can offer, and something the Maybourne was undertaken to the majority of the Hotel Group has cleverly capitalised on during the busy hotel’s façades – and again without summer tourist trade. The application of our surface the use of scaffold, meaning the protection product Aqua Fend® is a sound investment to busy summer tourist season was not the hotel group, reducing the ongoing maintenance costs affected at all during the works. A huge and protecting the structure for years to come.”

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All sold in 2014!

t Top left: Allt nan Ros Hotel, Onich, Nr Fort William. Imposing 21-bedroom hotel, set in 2.5 acres, with a spectacular location purchased by local hotelier after a closing date with 16 offers. t Top right: Colwall Park Hotel, Malvern. A smart 22 bedroom hotel, sold with considerable competition in July 2014. t Bottom left: Harpenden House Hotel, Harpenden. Four star hotel with 75 bedrooms and extensive conference facilities. High quality asset in an outstanding location which generated a substantial level of interest from a variety of sources. t Bottom right: Mercure Hotel, Ribble Valley, Lancashire. Commercial hotel with 44 bedrooms, health club and spa including swimming pool. Extensive conference and function facilities and bar and restaurant.

Hotel markets continue their recovery in the UK It would be easy for hotel owners not to have noticed that the market for selling their businesses has been steadily improving over the last two years. With their hotels seeing the growth coming from an improving economy and freer spending customers they have had positive issues at home to focus on! However, the market has been showing consistent recovery with more competition and better bank funding availability driving speed of transactions and prices too. Here at Colliers we are ahead of the transactional volume of last year at the same point and with dozens of sales in solicitors hands at the moment we expect to exceed last year’s total of 103 sales by a considerable margin.

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Julian Troup, Head of UK Hotel Agency at Colliers International commented:

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“There has undoubtedly been a positive change in the UK Hotel landscape in the last 12 months with an improvement in confidence noticed by many across the board. UK hotel RevPAR is up so far this year by about 5% which is making hotel owners feel better.” “Banks are recognising this improvement in trade, meaning they are now becoming more supportive of the sector. Potential purchasers are also more positive about the prospect of investing into the hotel sector. We are confident that this trend will continue into 2015”

So what are the secrets to selling well in today’s market? Peter Brunt who heads the hotel’s team business in the south west and south and mid Wales has sold more businesses in each of the last two years than he did in 2007 and says that the following helps maximise price and speed of transaction: t Plan for the sale in advance using your agents experience and expertise t Have detailed and up to date trading figures available t Keep all statutory requirements up to date t Set the price at the right level Peter says: “Too many agents are not strong enough to actually tell owners the truth on price. Unless you do that owners can offer their business for sale at over ambitious prices when the right advice might well have been to delay a year or more. Price expectations during marketing are not grounded in reality and that can mean that perfectly good offers are refused only for the owner to realise months later that it was the right price. At Colliers we have the knowledge and integrity to give honest and accurate advice to our clients.”


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KOFTES ARE SNOWBIRD’S TURKISH DELIGHT

A new and exciting addition to its growing list of buffet and handheld, food-to-go products has been unveiled by Snowbird foods. Lamb Koftes are skinless, 20g. irregularly shaped pieces which are fully cooked and frozen as part of the production process so they can be heated from frozen in a microwave in seconds or in batches in an oven. They can also simply be defrosted for cold service. They contain in excess of 90% lamb and Snowbird has used more Middle Eastern taste. These include onion, potato starch, black pepper, cardamom, chilli, cloves, coriander, cumin, ginger, nutmeg, paprika, mint, parsley, thyme, lemon juice, mustard seeds, salt, garlic powder, red bell peppers and crushed chillies.

“This is another example of our being able to generate an authentic recipe because of the inspired work of our new product development team,” said commercial and marketing director, Roy Anderson. Created with adults in mind, the koftes can also be targeted at menus for older children as the delicate “heat” of the product will help young palates develop more mature tastes.

GLORIOSO LAUNCHES CRUMBED GLUTEN FREE MEAT RANGE A range of four exciting new gluten-free, crumb coated products which are suitable for coeliacs are being launched by Sicilian based Italian company Glorioso at IFE 2015. Gluten-free products are viewed as healthy eating options. All products are frozen and are either pre-cooked or raw, to be re-heated or cooked in an oven or microwave. Arancini, a traditional Sicilian delicacy, is a memorably tasty Bolognese-style ragout meat sauce with cheese where they were test marketed by Glorioso as food to go, sharing platters and as a new, interesting and different starter, they are in standard and mini sizes.

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These new snack items have been successfully test marketed in Italy where they are presented as gluten-

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popular snacks. The company has appointed David Joseph as its UK commercial manager (Tel: 07831 473157, e mail: davidbjoseph@btopenworld.com ). Glorioso commenced its entrepreneurial activity in the agricultural food sector in the 1960s with the production of olive oil, following that with the marketing of red and white meat.

In the 1980s Glorioso expanded its meat production by completing the chain from animal breeding to meat preparation. The company’s mission is to maintain and be recognised for the high quality of its products and for its fast response to changing markets. With its mission statement always in the forefront of its business development, Glorioso three years ago introduced a range of gluten free coated products targeted at the coeliac market which has increased dramatically in recent years. The company has an on-going development programme of new gluten-free products for this growing market. Glorioso can produce bespoke gluten free products. Glorioso, a subsidiary of Italcarni, is a family-owned business, with a current turnover in excess of Euros 40,000,000.


Catering The London School of Coffee is an independent training school providing courses in all areas of the coffee industry. The London School of Coffee was established in 2004 to offer independent Training and Education for coffee enthusiasts and professionals. We offer a range of Barista courses including a recognised City and and a two day course in how to start your own coffee shop. As well as highly skilled trainers we also have experienced consultants who are available to work with new and established businesses. We also offer a range of SCAE courses from foundation through to a professional level.

With 20 years’ experience in the industry from the Bean to the Cup we have a great insight and knowledge of the many layers of this industry. As an independent training facility we focus on speciality coffee which is an area which is booming in the coffee industry and one that promotes quality and ethics.

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What were the main drivers behind working with IMC to manage your waste? Since starting to recycle our food we wanted to further reduce our carbon footprint, we had already help of Compactors Direct.

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Compactors Direct approached us with the IMC system as they are distributors of the IMC Waste station. Unfortunately as in most hotels of our size space is a premium in our kitchens. Working with Compactors Direct and IMC we came up with a solution of having the waste station built into our main dishwasher. This enable us to reduce the food waste at the point of source and maximize our food waste recycling as well as reducing our food waste collection and reducing our own carbon footprint.

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What results have you seen so far, both in terms of reducing carbon savings? Our food waste has been reduced by up to 80% so our food waste collection have been greatly reduced so we have seen as we are not having as many food waste collections our carbon footprint has also been greatly dewatering is the removal of the odors associated with waste food which is not only unpleasant but can attract all manner of vermin. On top of technologies like those provided by IMC, how important are small changes within your business to reducing waste? (For example, changing staff culture, training, smaller portions, and so on) Please give some examples of these at your business. With working with Compactors Direct and also IMC we have installed a glass crusher to reduce our glass collections, as baler to reduce our cardboard collections and a bin press to reduce the collections of our DMR. It is very important for Melia Whitehouse to ensure that we are completely zero

to the highest level as well as reducing our carbon footprint. had full training for all of our staff and continue with ongoing training so that new staff and existing staff are kept up to date with the hotels ethos on increasing our recycling rates and the continued reduction of our carbon footprint. Meliå Hotels International is now looking at installing the IMC waste station in our hotels that are currently being built in the UK. In recent years how much have customers’ attitudes changed towards waste reduction? Is it more important for them now that businesses do have an effective strategy in place? In recent years we have found that our customers are more aware of how businesses are dealing with their waste and are interested in steps to reduce both their waste and carbon footprint. At Melia Whitehouse we are very proud of being able to promote to our customers that we are proactive in our reduction of waste, being able to fully recycle and the reduction of our carbon footprint.


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Cut the cost of food waste disposal with a liquidfoodcomposterfromCompactorsDirect

With simple, safe, quiet and odour-free operation, the LFC is a fully enclosed, automatic composting machine that disposes of any raw or cooked food matter within 24 hours, making it the ideal processing station of choice for sites of food production. Once installed in the kitchen or work area, you can add food waste to the unit at any time and only grey water is safely discharged into the sewage system. Water is injected into the LFC to maintain equilibrium for its microorganisms, to rapidly decompose the food, and to flush composted material out of the machine. An internal rotating arm slowly churns the waste to constantly mix the old and new food, oxygen, and micro-organisms to enhance the decomposing function. In reducing the volume of food waste that would otherwise be placed in rubbish bins, with the attendant labour time, smells and attraction to flies and rodents that would entail, a catering establishment’s environmental credentials are

hugely boosted by a reduced carbon footprint and adherence to a ‘zero to landfill’ policy. The LFC’s cloud-connected diagnostics system, with touchscreen interface, continuously monitors and reports data on the weight of food waste produced and can be accessed remotely via any computer, tablet or smartphone. Reporting on savings made is efficient and easily measurable, while scheduling maintenance and even data aggregation across multiple machines are further tools at your fingertips. The LFC is available in a range of capacities to suit all sizes of establishment. With payback typically between six and 24 months, a business will see a return on investment within a maximum of two years. Compactors Direct is the sole supplier of PowerKnot LFC machines in the UK and also offers a full range of total waste management services and equipment, including compactors, cardboard balers, glass crushers and food dewatering machines. FOR MORE INFORMATION Tel: 0800 917 3396 Email: perry@compactorsdirect.co.uk www.compactorsdirect.co.uk

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For restaurants and hotels struggling with ever-increasing quantities of food waste, which can be both costly and timeconsuming to deal with, help is at hand with a new range of food waste solutions available from Compactors Direct. The range includes the liquid food composter (LFC), a machine that streamlines operations and greatly reduces the costs of food waste disposal.

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Compactors Direct to Launch Liquid Food Composter at Waste-Works Compactors Direct will be presenting the Power Knot Liquid Food Composter (LFC) at Waste-Works, the only waste and resource event dedicated to the food and drink industry, which will take place at the ExCeL Centre, London, from 22-25 March 2015. Compactors Direct, a leading supplier and provider of waste management equipment and services, is the sole distributor of the LFC in the UK. The LFC is a fully enclosed automatic food digesting machine which turns most food waste into grey water within 24 hours. It can digest both raw and cooked food waste including fruit, vegetables, meat, only output is water which is suitable for disposal down a grey water drain. The LFC employs and accelerates a series of processes in which microorganisms break down biodegradable material in the presence of oxygen. This acceleration is achieved with the unit’s patented mixture of naturally occurring microbes and enzymes as well as the optimisation of aeration, moisture and temperature levels within the LFC. The LFC’s display panel accurately reports the amount of waste disposed of and CO2 saved which can be accessed remotely via the unit’s cloud connectivity to compare data from multiple sites. The LFC starts at £15,000 or £85 per week with a typical payback of six months to two years. The unit has a lifespan of 15 to 20 years with remote diagnostics, service and back up throughout the UK from Compactors Direct’s technicians.

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Mercedes Hemingway-Price, Head of Recycling and Waste Development at Compactors Direct, said: “The LFC is simple to operate and greatly reduces the cost of food waste disposal by diverting

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businesses save money, achieve zero waste and reduce their carbon footprint. The unit is ideal for hotels, restaurants and supermarkets and has recently been taken up by Planet Organic, Natural Kitchen, Pure Foods Of London and Goldsmiths’ Hall.”

To see the Power Knot LFC at Waste-Works, visit Compactors Direct’s stand S1947. Waste-Works will take place alongside IFE, the leading UK food and drink event, and Pro2Pac, the UK’s only packaging event designed exclusively for the food and drink sector. The three events combined will cover the full supply chain for food businesses, from ‘Farm to Fork to Fertiliser and Fuel’, and bring together key decision makers to offer unbeatable business and networking opportunities. Waste-Works is free to attend and registration is now open at

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Bespoke Matting & Flooring Jaymart has been providing bespoke matting and flooring solutions to the hospitality industry for over 45 years. Our ever-expanding client list includes Marriott Hotels, Café Royal and Hilton Hotels and Resorts. We have been providing the worldrenowned Claridges of London with our prestigious logo mats for a decade and, working alongside Abbeywood Floorcoverings Ltd, we have recently completed the project to replace the mats of these prestigious entrances.

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With Jaymart’s wide range of colours, and the accuracy of our computerised cutting, we can reproduce virtually any logo within a smart and impressive mat that will remove the vast majority of walked-in dirt.

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What’s more, the nature of inlaid mats means that the logo never wears out, and our synthetic

Jaymart’s bespoke aluminium entrance and logo matting systems will give your hotel premises a Entrance matting can be tailor-made to meet your requirements and will not only enhance your entrance your building walkways clean. So, however intricate your corporate identity may be, our sales team will help you to always make the very best choice. We also provide excellent solutions for bars, kitchens, gyms, hallways, surrounds and wet areas.

afford superior colour-fastness. As a result, a Jaymart logo mat helps keep your premises clean and looks great.

You can explore our ranges further at www.jaymart.co.uk


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interactive modern eye-catching furniture

Established since 1987, I-Crave Furniture limited are a family business creating bedroom accessories and furnishings in rural Leicestershire. As well as running their own extensive range of fabrics, they are also able to make any item’s in the customers own fabric – at no extra cost.

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Hand made in Britain, The Classic and LifeStyle collections are designed with you in mind. From Recliners and Motion sofas to Luxury Classic designs and Traditional chairs you will no doubt

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Furniture is handcrafted in Leicseter, and offers you the best of British quality and timeless design.

and leathers sourced from the best tanneries all over the world, I For more information visit www.i-cravefurniture.com


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Fine Furniture The Grand Hotel Ritz is a stunning hotel located in the lovely Parioli district in Rome. Close to the area of the Foro Italico, this is the perfect hotel for you to attend sporting and cultural events in the capital. Their restaurant, “Le Roof by Gaetano hotel. With its modern design combined with the pastel colours on the walls, wooden as well as lunch or dinner on the terrace in gorgeous weather with wonderful views of the Piazza Euclide and Villa Glori. To bring this design to life, The Grand Hotel Ritz enlisted the help of furniture supplier UHS Group. A lot of the furniture they provided for the hotel can be seen in the reception and dining areas. be found in the restaurant is called the fully upholstered, and designed using

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Also, in the hotel reception, you will be able to see the Battersea sofa. These

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seat at least three people, and are All of the furniture in this hotel has been made according to the hotel’s the UHS manufacturing team.


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INTRODUCING THE BRISSAC & CITY CHIC COLLECTIONS

Luxury fabric specialist, Kobe, has extended its portfolio of deluxe fabrics with the introduction of two new collections.

City Chic brings together a rich array of interior fabrics, providing endless creative opportunities. Inspired by the Hollywood’s Golden Age, it

The 11-design collection includes jacquards and dobbies plus faux silk and leather, suitable for upholstery and soft furnishings.

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in Europe. Kobe’s Contract Sales hold

Kobe UK, said: “The collections,

highest quality in FR inherent fabrics. Kobe’s vinyl wall coverings are also

contract usage, offer a versatile and setting.” range of intricate patterns including

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wallcoverings can also contribute to a building achieving LEED credits. The UK operation is based in Crowthorne, Berkshire.


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plates chosen to enhance the Regency splendour of Angel House, Hove. Angel House has been lovingly restored whilst maintaining its Regency period features and grand interiors. Owner Phil Haiseldon undertook a labour of love to bring the property back to its former glory and

It is only in the bridal suit, a light room, which has a very unusual wall mounted patterned plaster canopy over the bed-head, where Focus SB’s clear Prism plates have been used.

and stunning conference facility.

Phil added: “I didn’t want the rococo style wall paper being interrupted by the electrical sockets so I went for Focus SB’s Prism range. The guys at Focus SB have been so helpful, so patient, and sympathetic towards my requests, helping me realise my vision for this interior.”

compliment the period details and were supplied in un-lacquered polished brass. Phil wanted the electrical it’s own patina over time. The Focus SB bespoke service was also used to manufacture unique plates to match the standard Ambassador range. These included circular sockets, push button dimmers, AV points and bespoke oversized light switch plates containing toggle switches and dimmers.

Angel House Guest House sits opposite the Angel Peace Statue in Hove and is part of a series of terraced houses called Brunswick Terrace, which were designed by architect Charles Busby in 1823 in the Regency New Town. Brighton was well on the way to becoming a fashionable seaside resort.

Phil said: “We wanted sockets and switches to complement the regency décor. We didn’t want the plates to shout out. We were looking for a simple plate with an ageless quality. So we chose the Ambassador polished brass, supplied un-lacquered, so they will dull and look old quite quickly.” The ceilings are high and walls have a authentic pastel colour scheme, that co-ordinates well with the brass, which features not only on the Ambassador electrical

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Newhey Carpets, a leading British manufacturer and specialist designer of innovative, high performance and sustainable commercial carpets, produced over 20,000 square metres of Graphics Tufted and Colortec+ carpet for the Park Inn by Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre London Heathrow.

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Rezidor’s mid-market brand Park Inn by Radisson Hotels have invested £50 million to refurbish 21 of their UK sites. The Park Inn by Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre London Heathrow is one of

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Grosvenor Wilton Combines Retro Designs And Contemporary Colour In First Retail Carpet Collection It has been a very interesting time for Grosvenor Wilton. Last year they were commissioned to produce the carpets for the sets of ITV series Downton Abbey and in May 2014 Kidderminster-based carpet manufacturer Grosvenor Wilton, one of the UK’s finest and oldest carpet manufacturers, launched its first retail range. The British-made Diversity Collection is based on classic retro designs and modern colours. It will retail from £79 per linear metre and will be sold through several channels including http://www. diversitycollection.co.uk and via social media. Grosvenor Wilton’s new Diversity Collection transfers the company’s expertise in specialist restoration, historic and interiordesigner markets to retail carpeting. The 12 launch designs are united by the idea of ‘a fusion of heritage and fresh new design’. The new collection is inspired by the company’s huge archive of classic 1950s and 1960s carpet designs – with the addition of contemporary colours. Benjamin Grosvenor started carpet making in 1790. Since then, the business that has evolved into Grosvenor Wilton has specialised in the most discerning requirements for design and durability. Grosvenor Wilton is traditionally associated with highend bespoke carpet for residential and historic houses, film sets and museums. The Worcestershire company’s portfolio includes many high profile commissions: carpeting for Buckingham Palace’s throne room; the set of ITV’s Downton Abbey; and Stephen Spielberg’s blockbuster, Lincoln. Now, for the first time, the quality and design flair that royalty and Hollywood stars walk on is available as a retail product.

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As well as demonstrating over 200 years of carpet making expertise, the new collection is exceptionally versatile. Applications include wall-to-wall fitting, runners or being made up into edged rugs. Recommended retail prices are from £79 per linear metre. The new range will be available through http://www. diversitycollection.co.uk

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Announcing the launch, Grosvenor Wilton’s managing director, Malcolm Foley, said: “Our new Diversity Collection unlocks the huge potential of the luxury retail carpet market. With over 200 years’ expertise distilled into the new range, discerning homeowners can combine unique style with the quality and pedigree that delights the most demanding carpet buyers. Seeing and feeling is the key to understanding our fusion of heritage and fresh new design. Were he still around, I’m sure Benjamin Grosvenor would be amazed by our novel approach to carpet retailing using technology and media such as the diversity collection website.” For more information, please call Tori on 01242 220233 or visit http://www.diversitycollection.co.uk


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Wood is still the number one choice when it comes to flooring in the hospitality sector. Creating elegant and luxury interiors that are welcoming and feels like a home is at the forefront of designers’ minds, and fashion-led, flexible solutions play a key role in their work. Gone are the days when wood floor meant natural beech or oak – today’s choice is truly exciting with an array of textures, finishes and colours on offer. In the last couple of years, Junckers has developed and brought to market several design led floors – brushed, textured finishes highlighted with colour to enhance the natural variations and grain patterns of the timber; adding pearlised finishes to extra wide oak boards; creating a floor with a rustic, weathered look which echoes the patina of an aged floor to suit the increasingly popular industrial look and bringing out a parquet floor, the flooring trend of the moment, made from wide board planks that are pre-finished – all made in solid hardwood, remaining true to the standard of high quality product Junckers is known for.

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The choice of floor in an interior scheme can set the tone for the entire concept and increasingly, the floor is no longer considered as a ‘background’ in a scheme but is often the starting point of a design. Says Steve Maltby, Managing Director of Junckers Ltd: “We’ve definitely seen an increase in the demand for stronger, bolder looks in wooden floors. One trend that seems here to stay is parquet floors, which offers a beautifully crafted style in stunning patterns. In response to our continuous dialogue with designers and architects, we have now developed Whalebone Staves, a parquet floor which is delivered pre-finished, which means there is no need for on-site sanding and finishing – as soon as the floor has been installed, it is ready to walk on.”

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Junckers’ new Whalebone Staves is a contemporary take on the classic parquet floor with a perfect, factory applied finish in UltraMatt lacquer. The extra-long, wide board staves measure 700x140mm and are available in solid, natural Oak or Black Oak. As well as a herringbone pattern, Whalebone Staves can be laid in square basket or ladder patterns. All Junckers floors are FSC and PEFC certified.


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Sleek space saving solutions from P C Henderson From luxury boutique hotels through to hotel chains, there is a vast range of sliding and folding doors gear space. These solutions can help increase space in foyers, bar areas, function rooms and bedrooms and allow light

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movement with a soft stop mechanism. This removes the space required for a swing door and eliminates loud slams – an important factor to allow guests a silent night’s sleep and a constant sore point on many hotel and business travel forums. An example of clever use of space is where replacing a swing door with a sliding door for a bathroom can create more room to allow a much desired bath to be installed instead of only a standing shower. Partitions can be cleverly used for a sleek When considering exterior doors, the use of sliding and folding door hardware is ideal to suit the growing trend for the indoor / outdoor experience. Exterior folding doors are seeing a surge in popularity as they can create a transition from foyer or bedroom to the garden bringing the outside in. During warm weather the doors can be completely opened to allow light, air and access to outside. This is particularly useful when large groups are visiting or using hotel restaurants in the summer

for easy access and visibility for serving tables. For example, for a wedding venue hotel, the entire experience will be transformed allowing guests to move outside without any disruption to the day’s proceedings. delivered with a variety of sliding and folding door solutions. In plan and interior/exterior experience demands. With varied considerations for interior and exterior projects such as low headroom, weight of doors, style, reliability and security, P C Henderson will have a solution to enhance the outcome.

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An open environment allows easier movement from one room to another with an open concealed partition but being able to close the partition when required can also create another room to enable multiple functions to take place.

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International Hotel Chain goes with Kemmlit Radisson Hotels is an international hotel company with more than 420 locations in 73 countries. The company is synonymous with outstanding levels of service and comfort and are considered to be at the forefront of the hospitality industry. Radisson has hotels located in many UK major cities including: London, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow and Belfast. As part of an ongoing refurbishment programme, Radisson selected Kemmlit to supply and install their high performance metal lockers for the staff rooms in 7 of their Southern England based hotels including the impressive Radisson Edwardian in Bloomsbury. The metal lockers feature sloping tops, digital locking systems and integrated bench seating and were installed by Kemmlit’s specialist contractors.

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In addition, Radisson also chose Kemmlit’s Cronus cubicle system for a

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multiple cubicle system. of quality cubicle and locker systems from Kemmlit UK who also offer a design, project management and installation service.

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Hotel flooring solutions from David Clouting The LG brand is one of the most powerful and fastest growing brands in the world. In the UK, David Clouting Ltd is LG Hausys largest distributor of surface materials including an innovative range of vinyl

Tel: 01376 518037

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Space I.D. was formed over 6 years ago by 3 creative directors from one of Europes leading interior design agencies. A desire to work outside the ‘cookie cutter brand’ proved to be opportune with the onset of the recession. Many of the operators shrunk or simply disappeared and we found ourselves working for unique individual a dry customer market tailored their operations to suit. This resulted in a requirement for focused interiors built with value and fast turnaround in mind with the ability to evolve and remodel to suit the ever changing customer base. We found we were able to grow with these clients over the years and seen many of them develop from just one unit in cases to large estates. Without any advertising we have relied on customer satisfaction and recommendations to new areas away from licensed premises (which has seen massive declines historically) has allowed us to discover new operations and allowed concepts to fuse together

We work with the client to realise their business needs and facilitate to ensure these are met within realistic budgets and timeframes using a reliable supplier network we have built trust in over the years. We have found on many occasions clients have come from different try something new. We help guide them through the building control and construction. Representation of the client is our main job role safeguarding the design to ensure the brief is met. more interior architects. We primarily deal with functional layout of the operation (the engine of the business) and then work on various concepts relating to the targeted demographic. Once the market is understood we apply the client initially seeing the premises / location and approaching us as soon as possible to talk through how to develop their idea. The most important part of any business. It is imperative the unit works as seamlessly and cost effectively as possible. A bad layout can result

and ideals to the table. have successfully managed to weather the storm of the past few years. We are now in a position to look at

Over the years we have been lucky enough to win a was developed on a restrictive budget and time frame bar in the north of England at a lavish awards ceremony

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best hotel for The Torrance in East Kilbride Scotland. A project which saw a client we have worked alongside from their infancy to now becoming a very challenging force

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SIMPLE NEW WIFI SOLUTION TO IMPROVE BUSINESS GUEST EXPERIENCE

Netwrx, the company offering strategic support for your IT network, has launched a in-room telephone sockets, allowing business guests to access high-speed wall-to-wall Wi-Fi coverage in their room, using existing telephone cabling. Based on the fact that guests can typically have up to three separate devices running at any one time including tablets, laptops and smartphones, this new system makes it possible for hotels to provide increased coverage, without the need to invest in costly surveys or cable installations. Delivering the best Wi-Fi coverage means that guests

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expanding bandwidth to accommodate more devices. Improving comfort and meeting with the increasing business needs of paying guests, visitors no longer have to rely on receptions areas, lobbies or restaurants in order to secure suitable connections and download speeds.

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Director of Netwrx, Luci Matthews comments: “When you are away on business the last thing you want is create areas where little or no coverage is available forcing guests to go to the lobby or restaurant, worse still they could end up sitting in corridors or even She adds: “It is generally cost prohibitive to upgrade the full hotels infrastructure but as our new system relies

on existing telephone lines, it is a simple solution and can save businesses time and money. It is no longer good enough to offer paying business customers a limited service when others in the market will be taking

business during upgrade due to the fast installation, and games. In addition the panel supports 2.4 and 5 GHz band to match today’s latest technologies, along with a tamper resistant design and reduced problems with spotty coverage and bandwidth. As today’s guests expect more from business accommodation, it is anticipated that this product will replace old fashioned networks and caballing to become the system that hotels of all sizes are expected to implement in order to meet with the increasing demands of their customers. Netwrx Ltd is both Cisco and Motorola partners offering provides a friendly and knowledgeable service, using more than 20 years of expertise within the market houses and hotels. For more details about the new system, along with information about how Netwrx can improve ratings, customer feedback and increase the chance of repeat business, along with additional revenue opportunities, please ring 0800 2707980 or email


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SHANGRI-LA HOTEL, Paris 1896 - PALAIS IÉNA: A STEP BACK IN TIME

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

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

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.

his residential palace to Parisian society. Palais Iéna: The Private Residence of Prince Roland Bonaparte

Throughout the four years of construction from 1892-1896, Parisians, since it was a blend of architectural styles from both the 17th and 19th centuries, known simply as “eclectic style.”

The rediscovered history of the building and its cultural all began in May 1891, when Prince Roland Bonaparte bought nearly 3,000 square metres (33,000 square feet)

Steiner and Houguenade, who also rose to fame for their craftsmanship on the Louvre and the Tuileries Palaces, 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 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. 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, 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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The Great Northern Hotel holds a very special place in history. It was built in 1854

hotel’s original designer Lewis Cubitt, fea the world’s great railway hotels. It was a high class and glamorous hotel in its heyday but, rather sadly, over the years it fell into neglect and closed for the 12 years prior to re-opening in July 2013. The hotel has undergone a comprehensive £42million renovation by Jeremy Robson over the last 5 years. The building was taken back to its brick core and carefully returned to its former glory with thought and sympathy towards its

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Today, the King’s Cross St Pancras basin is undergoing breath-taking change investment and is one of London’s most exciting neighbourhoods, attracting creatives, artisans and world class major corporations alike. Eurostar now runs from St Pancras after a £700million refurbishment of that station and, at a cost of £550million, King’s Cross Station has been extended in the form of a contemporary masterpiece, the Western Concourse and comprehensively refurbished. The Great Northern Hotel sits in a prime position within King’s Cross. Jeremy Robson commented “The restoration and re-opening of the Great Northern architecture and realised what a careful renovation could contribute to the major regeneration being undertaken at King’s Cross St Pancras.”

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Axminster carpet. The Cubitt rooms have from a busy day. The Couchette rooms a innovative interpretation of a traditional ra our smallest room but still have a Queen

high mansard style ceilings and lined with panelling, which along with deep aubergi

the complimentary Pantry that give a sen smooth Nespresso may be enjoyed with candies.

restaurant, and GNH Bar, one of the mos All food and beverage in the hotel falls un and internationally respected chef, Mark years working alongside Gordon Ramsay Claridge’s – where he earned a coveted but built on simple British dishes, with se cooked beautifully, and priced so as to be


l, Restaurant And Bar In eart Of King’s Cross St Pancras

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“The hotel has an enchanting beauty and enjoys the most spectacular of locations in one of London’s most exciting neighbourhoods. I wanted to re-create something of real and lasting value; a London landmark that would serve visitors and Londoners alike.”

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It’s All About Bath - Iconic Royal Crescent Hotel October 2014 - Under new ownership and following a multi-million pound renovation this year, The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa is gaining gravitas as one of the UK’s must-visit hotels. Thanks to a meticulous restoration project, the remarkable building has been returned to its former glory and is heralded as a ‘British icon reborn’. For those seeking a midweek break, luxurious spa weekend or foodie getaway to Bath (voted the UK’s 3rd Best City in October’s Condé Nast Traveller Reader’s Awards), the ‘new look’ Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa has introduced a range of new packages and experiences for the winter season.

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With a staggering location on the world famous Royal Crescent in Bath, this quintessential English heritage hotel has been luxuriously reconsidered for the 21st Century. Listed within the Best UK Holiday Hotels and the Best UK Hotel Spas categories in October’s Condé Nast Traveller Reader’s Awards, it’s already proving a hit. The refurbishment and restoration programme was a labour of love, with every effort made to restore this

beautiful example of Georgian heritage sympathetically. Somerset-based designer Jane Clayton Interiors worked with Brian Cohen, project manager on behalf of Topland Group , to carry out work on this prestigious project. History lovers will be thrilled not only by the hotel’s Georgian architecture, but by historical references throughout. The 45 rooms and suites were individually re-designed, plasterwork ceilings restored, and period features protected. Every room has been artfully curated to give it a distinctive character, with classic antique pieces such as four-poster beds or roll top baths. All of the suites have been named after famous Bath residents, including Lord Nelson, Gainsborough, Brinsley Sheridan, Eliza Lucas and Elizabeth Linley. Encouraging guests to experience these rooms and suites in style, the hotel has launched a series of new packages. Those looking for the ultimate Bath experience can take advantage of the new midweek Suite Indulgence offer that starts from £699 includes suite accommodation, breakfast, three course dinner in The Dower House Restaurant and one half hour spa treatment per person in The Spa .


& Spa Launches New Look and New Packages The Spa has been given a new lease of life by specialist company Spa Creators. Interior design embraces ancient and modern spa culture simultaneously - Georgian stone is met by natural woods, bamboo pebble and slate. In line with the re-launch, the spa has introduced a series of new residential packages, day retreats and offers. Examples include the One Night Spa Break which includes accommodation, two-course lunch, a one-hour spa treatment per person and costs from £400 per room per night based on two people sharing. The new Fabulous Four package offers a group of four the chance to enjoy the spa, sauna and steam room and get pampered with a facial or massage and mini manicure or pedicure. This costs from £299 for a group of four and includes lunch or afternoon tea at The Dower House Restaurant. A Foodie Haven Overlooking the leafy and secluded gardens of The Royal Crescent the AA 3 Rosette award-winning Dower House

Restaurant offers fine dining in elegant surroundings. Head Chef David Campbell and his team create modern takes on classic dishes. These are paired with wines from a comprehensive cellar, expertly managed by Sommelier Jean Marc Leitao. With soft gold and blue fabrics, and feature walls of handstitched silk wallpaper, the elegant interior design creates a distinguished atmosphere. In the summer months, the terrace and manicured lawns are an idyllic setting for al fresco dining. Evenings see guests and locals enjoy Chef David Campbell’s carefully crafted seasonal fine dining menu whilst the Afternoon Tea Menu starts from £25 and includes irresistible Bath buns. The Dower House now has a lunch menu offering three courses for £27. For more information visit www.royalcrescent.co.uk and for reservations call +44 (0) 1225 823333. Visit the Facebook page Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, follow on Twitter @royalcrescent.

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“Trip2Taste Festival” at Marbella Beach Hotel Corfu A Family Celebration of Greek Cuisine Marbella Beach Hotel Corfu is delighted to announce its first “Trip2Taste Festival” from the 13th15th June 2014. The festival is a culinary adventure designed & organised by Trip2Taste guaranteed to delight any budding Gastronaut! In addition to the vast array of activities already on offer at the Marbella Beach Hotel Corfu, guests will be offered a myriad of experiences to delight the senses including Greek Cooking classes, a special Grey Mullet Botarga tasting, Olive Oil tasting, Wine Tasting classes as well as a Greek Coffee making course. The theme of the “Trip2Taste Festival” at Marbella Beach Hotel Corfu will be Greek gastronomy. The festival will be based in the elegant surroundings of the Italian restaurant and will feature a fantastic variety of specially paired menus. Some of the sumptuous delights on offer will include traditional Greek dishes paired with Greek beers or ouzo for lunch as well as Modern Greek dishes paired with wines for dinner. “Taste Greece by the glass”, offered at the bars will provide any wine enthusiast with the opportunity to revel in some of the finest wines that Greece has to offer. Don’t miss this great opportunity to explore and enjoy Greek gastronomy, whilst relaxing in the tranquil surrounds of The Marbella Beach Hotel Corfu! Charges will

apply to some activities and all details will be available on www.marbella.gr soon. To add to the excitement, over the same weekend as “Trip2Taste Festival”, the Marbella Beach Hotel are proud be actively sponsoring The Classic Yacht Race 2014. With its naval tradition, rich history and distinctive culture, Corfu constitutes the perfect setting for the Classic Yacht Race. Organised by the Yacht Club of Corfu, this exhilarating event offers racers a unique gateway to some of the most beautiful waters in the world. The racing schedule includes breath taking coastal routes, allowing for world class views of this incredible race. On-shore spectators will be in awe of the stunning scenery and beautiful boats, set against the ancient castle ruins and rural beauty of Corfu - the perfect backdrop for the spectacular classic yachts and traditional caiques. Classic Collection Holidays (0800 294 9318 www.classic-collection.co.uk) offers 7 nights for a family of four at Marbella Beach Hotel, Corfu from a total price of £3,399 based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a family room on a half board basis. Price includes return flights from London Gatwick to Corfu and private transfers. Departs 10th June 2014.


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