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August 2014

Hotelier & Hotel Design Magazine

Featuring: Industry News Hotel Design Focus Plus Business & Legal

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Industry News

Rocco Forte's Hotel Savoy, Florence, Paris Welcomes A New Hotel Unveils Repubblica Suite Rocco Forte’s Hotel Savoy in Florence has just announced the completion of its Repubblica Suite. Hotel Savoy has expanded the original room into a presidential sized suite, while maintaining the stylish charm of a Rocco Forte Hotel. The 110 sq metre two-bedroom and spectacular views from all of its four balconies. The new space is warm with yellow tones and accents of blue and red. It combines - sits alongside contemporary artworks. The ‘Blue Shoe’ painting echoes the playful art featured throughout the hotel, as a nod to traditional Florentine craftsmanship. A small library has been added with classical Italian works, including poetry and short stories to give guests a ‘taste of Florence’. Olga Polizzi, Director of Design, Rocco Forte Hotels comments “Hotel Savoy’s presidential suite is a very attractive suite in a stunning position, overlooking the Piazza della Repubblica. Comfortable and warm, light and airy, it embodies the spirit of Florence”.

Responsive Surfing from Morgan Morgan’s new Clerkenwell showroom, the online home for Morgan has been next in line to receive a major overhaul. The website has been updated and re-designed. New layouts and more intuitive navigation are some of the improvements, but the

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is that the website has been completely re-designed to work equally well across all mobile devices. This means user-friendly access for Morgan customers whether in


computer, laptop, tablet or Smartphone they use to access the site. News on the company, events and opinions can be found on the social media platforms (Twitter, Pinterest, Linkedin and Google+) and the website based blog. In response to customer feedback, the searches that users wish to make so they can get to the information in the quickest, most direct way. There are also many practical downloads of brochures, images, plus 2D and 3D models for every furniture item.

Brand To The City- AC Hotels By Marriott Marriott International announces the opening Marriott property in Paris.

The sleek and modern design of the 149-room AC Hotel Paris Porte Maillot aims to appeal to business and leisure travellers seeking sharp contemporary style when staying in Paris. The hotel joins two existing AC Hotels by Marriott properties in France - AC Hotel Ambassadeur Antibes-Juan les Pins and AC Hotel Nice in the south of France. Conveniently located at Porte Maillot, close to the Palais des Congrès, the 4-star AC Hotel Paris Porte Maillot is inspired by the runways and fashion houses of Milan with simple, clean and crisp lines that marry sophisticated European style with approachable design.

Heritage Forges Lucrative Partnership with Wedgwood A Birmingham-based luxury silver and tableware manufacturer has signed a lucrative partnership deal with legendary china manufacturer Wedgwood. The deal will secure jobs and is expected to be worth at least a million pounds to Heritage Collection, a fast-growing family business based in Small Heath. The partnership means that Heritage will produce a new range of exclusive silverware for Wedgwood’s hospitality division. Named Helix, the range has been specially designed by Heritage designer Nathalie McDonagh. The hospitality division has clients all over the world, including Emirates Airlines, Royal palaces and the world’s top hotels. As well as supplying to Wedgwood’s prestigious clients, the range will be available in Wedgwood’s exclusive catalogue alongside world brands such as Vera Wang and Jasper Conran. The range has already

Industry News

Carlson Rezidor opens Radisson Adagio launches in Resort in Zavidovo, Russia London European market leader, Aparthotels Adagio, has announced the development of two new aparthotel properties in London, marking the arrival of Aparthotels Adagio in the Capital.

Carlson Rezidor, one of the largest hotel groups worldwide and the leading international hotel operator in Russia/CIS and Baltics, announces the opening of a new resort hotel in one of the world's most environmentally sound destinations according to UNESCO. Radisson Resort, Zavidovo is nestled in the Tver Region, surrounded by green forests, sweeping rivers and lakes. The hotel is situated in the heart of a natural reserve of 1,250 km² and features 239 guest rooms, including 27 suites, all of which include Radisson Blu signature services such as Free high-speed, wireless special Golf Suites, located in the Club House offer beautiful views of

Both developments are in partnership with Union Hanover and EquityBridge Asset Management. The new developments will open

Commenting on the UK expansion, Martine BaloukaVallette, CEO Aparthotels Adagio, said: “Launching in London is central to the development of the Aparthotels Adagio brand in Europe and globally. London is the place to be for business and leisure. Opening in London is integral to our business and has been a priority since Adagio was launched in 2007. We now have the right opportunities to launch Adagio is the city with two exciting openings which will deliver for the burgoening extended stay market in London and Europe. Greater availability and increased consumer demand are driving the serviced apartment growth in the UK and Adagio will play a major part of this continued growth in years to come.”

“We are truly delighted to open such a beautiful resort in Zavidovo, one of of the Radisson Resort, Zavidovo. “The hotel combines a unique location with modern infrastructure, world-class hotel experience for leisure and business guests, and spacious, state-of-the-art conference facilities. We of hosting meetings and events in extraordinary resort destinations outside big cities.” Guests at Radisson Resort, Zavidovo have wide opportunities for recreation and leisure activities, including swimming in the indoor pool with Zavidovo will immerse visitors in a world of harmony and beauty thanks to indulgent treatments and wellness complexes. Food-lovers will enjoy multiple on-site restaurants from buffet options at the Buffet Restaurant to gourmet dinners at the Lake Grill Restaurant. Guests will love the Super Breakfast Buffet, a collection of hot and cold breakfast items, coffee and tea, served at the Riverbank Restaurant. The Lake Grill Restaurant is a premier dining locale that offers some of the best organic meats from the region. After dinner, guests are welcome to gather at the Waterfront Lobby Bar to enjoy one of the hotel mouth-watering cocktails or relax on the terrace of the Yacht Club Bar for an after-dinner drink. offers unique conference facilities of 1,900 m2 that can host up to 1,200 attendees. The hotel features eight main meeting spaces: seven meeting rooms from 30 to 70 m2 and a striking ballroom of 980 m2. The spaces represent the perfect blend of modern technology and natural surroundings and will allow to provide both business and private events from tiny ceremonies to international forums and receptions.

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expected to open its doors in 2016.


Industry News

Roman back in the news Leading UK shower manufacturer and designer Roman, has featured on the BBC news presenting the company’s success of being a British manufacturer. manufacture since they were founded in 1985. They proudly display the Made in Britain logo on all their product packaging, websites and social media platforms along with marketing materials and point of sale merchandising.

and about Roman’s success. David Osborne commented: “We were delighted to be approached to feature as a prime example of a successful British manufacturer in the North East and to speak on both radio and TV, discussing the achievements of Roman.”

Designed with the international hospitality marketplace at the core, Edition 24 is a truly eclectic lighting collection. From the retro inspired Metro wall

showroom was also broadcast on the BBC news programme. David undertook several interviews with local radio stations in the North East, answering questions based around British

Hillswood Furniture Completes work for Eltermere Hotel Ambleside Hillswood Furniture have recently completed the new restaurant at this Boutique Hotel in the Lake District occupying a wonderful position overlooking Elterwater. The clients selected the Moena chairs, high-backed, fully upholstered dining chairs with side stretchers for additional strength, from one of Hillswood’s Fine Dining Collections. The chairs have been upholstered in two designs from Zoffany’s wool mix plaids. The chair frames, as with all Hillswood’s collections, are made in solid beech and these chairs were polished to a special pattern colour required by the client.

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More than two years of in- house design led by Robert and Will Chelsom has resulted in the launch of Chelsom’s brand new collection, Edition 24. The catalogue is more than just a product selector, it encapsulates a revised brand image for the company, showcasing a multitude of beautifully designed new products as well as some older classics covering contemporary and traditional styles. Approximately half of the range is completely new and nearly all pieces are available with an LED option to accommodate the latest developments in technology

The BBC reporter, Ian Reeve, interviewed David Osborne, Managing Director of Roman and Janelle O’Hara, Production Operative, at their headquarters based in the North East.


Chelsom launch new collection and website

lamp, the innovative LED Dock reading light to the assortment of mouth blown Veneto glass table lamps and Georgian hand cut crystal chandeliers there is something to enhance any interior scheme at all price levels. New Website As part of the exciting changes to the brand, Chelsom has also launched a completely redesigned website to complement the catalogue and further emphasise Not only does the website enhance the beautifully produced catalogue from an aesthetic perspective, it has also been designed with navigability and functionality at the forefront. Every product from the latest collection is shown online and is simple to download with an accompanying spec sheet giving designers everything they need to specify Chelsom product. Indeed the whole catalogue can be simply downloaded in pdf format. Robert Chelsom, Managing Director, says: “I believe that our clients will not only appreciate the

Hillswood are continuously updating their website and this inception in 1976, they have collated a vast library of furniture and bespoke items during the past 38 years in business.

of even sharper product designs and higher quality levels, but also the changes to the Chelsom brand image. Both the catalogue and website illustrate this perfectly and have been carefully designed with our clients’ requirements as a priority. Edition 24 has been a fantastic collection to produce, personally I think it’s our most exciting to date and Will and I are incredibly proud to be able to say that all product has been designed in- house to create a diverse lighting collection that truly caters for all levels of the hospitality and marine sectors.”

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Brooklyn meets Belgravia Nestled among upmarket Belgravia residential blocks and embassy buildings, behind a bland 1970s façade, is the surprising and luxurious boutique hotel ‘Belgraves London’.

contemporary lines warmed by rich textures from grey wool, purple velvet and eclectic artworks. The bathrooms are clad with Arabescato marble and feature dark wood vanity units with smoked glass tops and brass the Thompson Hotel Group, Belgraves beaded curtains along the glazed wall offers the intimate appeal of a private that divides bathroom and bedroom. club combined with chic city design The brassware and showers that that brings a touch of Brooklyn to ensure guests enjoy a pampering Belgravia. and refreshing experience in the bathroom are from German specialist With interior design by Tara Bernerd Hansgrohe. & Partners, Belgraves has a New York loft feel inside with exposed brick Axor Citterio was the collection of walls, casual-cool doormen and an choice for the opulent bathroom of the 70m2 Penthouse. Created by facilities combine New York attitude internationally renowned architect and with British hospitality. These include designer, Antonio Citterio, Axor Citterio a bar with cigar terrace - framed is characterised by a strong geometric design with gleaming, perfectly crafted lounge complete with plush seating surfaces. First launched in 2003, its and library, private dining or meeting harmonious combination of straight space for up to 22 guests and a angular edges next to rounded curves state-of-the-art gym. Eclectic dining, have suceeded in elevating this fusing Mediterranean, Californian and collection to a global design classic for the bathroom that works equally well in traditional and contemporary settings. The 3-hole basin mixer hotel restaurant. with cross-handles make an elegant statement on the Penthouse wash The 85 rooms, including 14 suites, basin and the handles are easy to are spacious and glamorous with grip and turn. The same cross-handle design is echoed in the luxurious

shower area and is joined by another celebrated Axor designer, Philippe

modularity are the two principles modules, 12 x 12cm in size, can be positioned singly or in groups in order to provide luxurious showering wherever needed. In the case of the Belgraves London Penthouse bathroom, four modules provide stylish and invigorating body showers. matching 24 x 24cm overhead shower interprets the same basic principle of the square to deliver a refreshing downpour. The accompanying hand shower in the Penthouse and other hotel bathrooms is the popular Raindance technology which infuses water with air, the resulting Air Power delivers a voluminous spray that envelopes the body and feels like natural rain. Available in various sizes and models with multiple spray options, there are also overhead versions of Raindance used througout the hotel for a luxurious shower experience.

Accor, the world’s leading hotel operator and market leader in Europe, is pleased to announce it will open a 216 room hotel under its Pullman brand at the Kings Dock, on Liverpool’s world-famous waterfront during the summer of 2015. The second Pullman brand hotel in the UK, the upscale hotel will be operated by Branded Hotel Management (“BHM”), under a franchise agreement and forms part of a new development at the Kings Dock. The first UK Pullman to be newly built will be a contemporary, stylish hotel and will be a fitting addition to the new Exhibition Centre Liverpool which will be integrated with ACC Liverpool, currently home to BT Convention Centre and Echo Arena. The new Pullman will extend Accor’s offering in Liverpool to cater to all markets from budget to upscale with a Formule1, ibis, ibis Styles Novotel, and Adagio all within a kilometer of the city centre. Jonathan Sheard, SVP Operations Luxury, Upscale and Midscale Brands, Accor UK and Ireland said, “I’m delighted to announce the signing of the second Pullman hotel in the UK, offering the best of Pullman’s signature services. The hotel will take inspiration from Liverpool and the Docks and offer a stylish and vibrant hotel in the heart of this important cultural hub.” Thomas Dubaere, Managing Director Accor UK & Ireland, said: “The opening of the Liverpool Pullman highlights our dedication to our upscale offering and to growing this important area of the Accor portfolio. Our pipeline of new opening continues to be strong and as we progress towards our ambitious growth target of 300 hotels in the UK and Ireland.

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Accor announces the signing of Pullman, Liverpool


Oscar Wilde Bar

As you walk in to the Oscar Wilde Bar you feel like you have been transported back in time with the architecture of the room with its rich deep reds and gold with mirrors round the entire room. The room its self is small but the mirroring giving it a much bigger feel so much so you are in a French revolutionary period grand ball room. The main features in the centre of the room are the bar area and on the other side a marvellous Grand piano which is used for acts and part of the black cat cabaret. We were shown to our seat by the very attentive front of house staff and made to feel at easy and very welcome. The menu is a lovely small selection of foods that caters for everyone’s taste. Sea food, meat and vegetarian options are all available. The drinks and wine list are also very extensive. The lobster cocktail was for starters the tail meat served in the shell on a bed of lettuce with lemon dressing topped with Mary Rose impeccably with the lobster head also on display. The Course that followed was succulent lamb skewers served accompanied the lamb was like a satay but was very light and not over powering. This was not too sweet or nutty it was just right and fusion style dish. The last course was recommended to me by our waiter. The summer fruits cheese cake. From what I was told by the waiter the cafÊ royal kitchen is known for the cheese cake as the seasons the summer, strawberry and passion fruit. This dish is truly amazing, From the biscuit base, the light sweet moose like top and the lemon sorbet served on the side gave the right balance of sweet of the moose and acidity of the lemon which you need to get right. Needless to say the chef again blew us away with this dish. This was a truly unforgettable dining experience with the atmosphere of the room, the great front of house staff and the sensational food all contributing to a truly amazing evening.

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The Stable Company complete work on a major new equestrian centre for international hotel chain, Four Seasons. The Yorkshire brand was hand-picked to handle the prestigious contract; which was designed to highlight the hotel as a premier destination for enjoying world-class equestrian activities. The state-of-the-art facility offers guests at the Hampshire-based hotel access to 14 fully equipped stables, two 20 x 40 metre arenas, groom accommodation, and integrated tack room with the option for complimentary use of riding boots, hats and more. The centre also includes a club lounge where guests can relax while watching the riding in the arenas. It is a comfortable, welcoming space which features equine sculptures and the chance to enjoy some complimentary beverages. The multi-purpose project was conceived by the chain - which operates 92 hotels in 38 countries designs. The Stable Company worked alongside architects and hotel management to deliver a result which sets a new standard for equestrian leisure and was opened by Olympic gold medallist Carl Hester, MBE. The project was proposed in late 2011 and took just over two years from design to completion. The Stable Company was able to lend its expertise to help navigate planning challenges and draw on its experience as a complete care service provider to further enhance the build right through to internal The Stable Company was set up in 2002 with a focus on equestrian buildings and has since become synonymous with high quality outbuildings for a range of sectors with an emerging trend for hotel/ leisure and education. The team has a desire to set itself apart with truly innovative timber buildings, the whole process of which can be handled in-house by Stable Company specialists. Many clients come to the business seeking a truly the demand from hotels seeking additional leisure facilities is on the rise. Working only with Forest Stewardship Council approved timber supplies, The Stable Company brings more than a decade sustainable timber buildings.

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Although ‘handpicked’ seems to have become an overused term in the industry over recent years, how many companies can honestly say that they personally select each of the properties? And this is one of the areas where we differ from the rest. We really do visit every hotel, excellent relationships with the hoteliers. This not only allows us to know our products inside out so we can give perfect match for our customers. At we provide a professional Concierge service, dealing with booking enquiries and giving the customers additional information. Because the hotels are just as important as the destinations themselves, we want people to know about the facilities on offer, the incredible food and polished hospitality which really make them stand out from the crowd.

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We recently helped Fairlawns Hotel & Spa in Birmingham create a new outdoor entertaining area by project managing the installation of a large retractable terrace area. “The installation has really exceeded our expectations. The retractable canopy covers a huge area and has allowed us to create a great link between the buildings and our gardens. We wanted 3 modules we have achieved just that. We are really enjoying the area and it provides a great point of difference for wedding and party guests, especially with the demand for outside weddings but unreliable of the weather� Hotel Owner. Contact us on 01480 498297 to arrange for one of our sales advisers to pop out and have a chat about your shading requirements. We can offer tensile canopies, retractable terrace covers, smoking shelters, garden patio covers and covered walkways. | 01480 498297


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Luxury bespoke bedroom furniture collection Sumptuous furnishings, plush fabrics and classic design will give a bedroom an air of luxury that guests won’t forget in a hurry. Warings Furniture, the preferred supplier of interior and exterior furniture to the UK’s leading restaurant, bar and hotel groups, has created a lavish bedroom furniture collection for hotels who want to achieve an elegant look.

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The freestanding range includes the stylish Syon bedside cabinet with matching desk-cum-dressing table, a beautiful ottoman, padded and buttoned headboard, a desk chair and the Picasso chair. The Angel chaise longue is a further addition that looks great alongside the Warings bedroom collection to add a truly luxurious feel.


Combining contemporary style with functionality, each piece has a small footprint making the range perfect for compact layouts where space is at a premium and comfort is paramount. Warings Furniture is able to work with designers to help bring their visions to life by tailoring each piece to suit For instance, the frames of the bedroom

range are hand-painted using Farrow & Ball paint which colour choice. In addition, the American Walnut used for the surface of the cabinets can be substituted for other quality alternatives, such as mahogany or oak, depending on the style of the room being furnished. Upholstered pieces can be or the Warings design team can assist with suggestions. With more than 30 years experience in the industry, Warings’ highly skilled team of craftspeople and streamlined manufacturing process ensures the best in stylish design and quality is delivered with the highest standard of project management and customer service. Since launching on the company’s website, this exciting range has received considerable interest from designers. The experienced team at Warings Furniture is keen to to help you design the perfect bedroom.

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areas where guests can sit and admire the breath-taking views overlooking the famous Fistral Bay. Earlier this year SureSet’s Installation Team returned to lay more Barley Beach resin bound permeable paving to the Hotel’s front patio. SureSet also manufactured and supplied resin bound PermaSlabs™ in Barley Beach which were installed by the Hotel’s building contractor JE Stacy & Co. to the area outside the restaurant. In keeping with the Hotel’s attention to detail SureSet manufactured some custom made slabs, which were cut to an Hotel affords. result of SureSet. It looks amazing and is really easy to maintain - the paving project that was laid two years ago still looks brand new. SureSet were really accommodating during the most recent phase installing PermaSlabs and made some custom sized slabs to ensure the I have no doubt that we will use SureSet again the in the future.” Darryl Reburn, General Manager, Headland Hotel


Ramadan observance at Manchester Furniture Show 2014

Once again, the Manchester Furniture Show will take place during the month of Ramadan. The show organisers have taken advice from Manchester Central Mosque and will be providing a suitable prayer room and washing facilities, during the build-up, open days and breakdown of this year’s event. Show director, Theresa Raymond, said “we want all of our exhibitors and visitors to feel comfortable and welcome at the show. If anyone has any special requirements we are always happy to do our best to provide them. We have many exhibitors and visitors who are Muslim and we hope these facilities will make their trip to Manchester easier to manage.”

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The HOTEL. Development, Design & Operation Exhibiton the biggest and most important event for hospitality industry in Russia. The exhibition format provides opportunities for effective professional communication among hotel owners and specialists, allows visitors to establish business contacts, meet potential partners successful business. The exhibition features professional equipment, services and technology that can be used to

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The business programme is aimed at a wide audience and will improve the professional level of the representatives of the industry’s target groups. Visitors can attend specialized forums on different topics –


Planning and Design, Training. Personnel. Career, Cleanliness. Comfort. Coziness; there will also be oriented training seminars, presentations of new products and many other types of activities. This event aims to unite all members of the hospitality industry towards a common goal – running a successful business.


Sleep 2014

Sleep, Europe’s leading hotel design and development event, has announced original and forward-looking features to excite visitors and participants in 2014. This year the event will shine a spotlight on what design can do outside the hotel building as well as indoors, present great new products, explore the key challenges and opportunities that face the industry today - and reveal the prototype of a new UK hotel brand.

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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 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.

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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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BlueSky Pensions UK is at the forefront of pension provision in the UK. BlueSky operates a variety of products and systems to ensure you, as a quality employer, meet all of your legislative responsibilities and your employees are provided with a highly governed qualifying workplace pension scheme. BlueSky Pensions UK Ltd is a Business Partner of the British Hospitality Association (BHA). Pensions Legislation From October 2012, legislation has stated that all employers in the UK have had to automatically enrol its employees into a qualifying workplace pension scheme. All employers in the UK must comply with Auto Enrolment legislation and have been assigned a ‘Staging Date’, information on ‘Staging Dates’ can be found in the Download section of the BlueSky website.

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To date, this has only affected the larger employers but from April 2014, this affects employers with 249 or less employees and from 2015, employers with under 58 employees.


What employers need to do:Nominate a point of contact Know your staging date and develop a plan Review pension arrangements Assess the workforce Communicate with employees Contribute Register with The Pensions Regulator The secret to successful compliance is preparation and keeping the process simple. Assess payroll processes Assess existing pension arrangements Commence investigations 6 months before your staging date. Contact BlueSky!

The BlueSky Mastertrust The BlueSky Pension Scheme, a multiemployer Mastertrust is operated on a non to any party and welcomes any employer high levels of governance and an advanced investment offering which include the latest in pension’s developments. Auto Enrolment Solution BlueSky also offers the Real-Time Auto Enrolment Solution (RAE), an online tool for employers to assess the workforce and satisfy its Auto Enrolment responsibilities. The system automatically assesses and communicates with all employees and includes opting in and out tools online. Developments post the 2014 Budget The Government made a number of announcements and recommendations in and post the 2014 Budget. like the BlueSky Mastertrust, are seen more employer pension contributions and tax relief in the accumulation stage up to retirement. BlueSky is working with its partners to provide a retirement drawdown product enabling or variable period. The new options will give members greater control over their funds returns. For further information or to contact us on how BlueSky can help your business, please

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

locations is a solid board laid as an

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

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Technological marble from COMPAC is an engineered stone composite which has the look and feel of natural marble but with properties that eradicate many of the problems associated with it.


Containing up to 96% natural marble mixed with resins, COMPAC’s technological marble has a hardness similar to marble but its resistance to impact and breakage is much greater owing Like natural stone, COMPAC’s technological marble can also be polished maintaining its shine and original appearance for much longer. worksurfaces, vanity tops and staircases and foyers.

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Room Surface For a novel way to revitalise hotel reception areas, corridors, bedrooms, meeting rooms, bars or restaurants, Interior Film from David Clouting Ltd is the perfect solution.

Interior Film can be applied to almost any room surface including: wood, metal, plaster board, plastics and melamine. This enables feature walls, doors, furniture, skirting and architrave to be attractively and quickly transformed with minimum disruption and at low cost. to curved or complex shapes. Fire rated, easy to clean and maintain Interior Film is hardwearing and remains stable if exposed to heat, humidity or low temperatures. Air free technology enables Interior Film to be easily applied to give a superb bubble free surface. metals and Natural stone, Interior Film is part of a range of innovative interior surface products exclusively offered by David Clouting Ltd Tel: 01376 518037 Email:

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leisure sectors where speed of redecoration is often critical.


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Established in 1985, Contra Curtains supply soft furnishings to many of the leading hotel groups in the UK and mainland Europe. In addition to our commercial projects our specialist

Our team draw on years of experience within the soft furnishing industry. Our clients requirements will range from multi site, nationwide refurbishment projects to individual bespoke properties. Completing thousands of bedrooms every year we are highly skilled and adaptable to our clients needs. Our clients demand the highest levels of product, service and the ability to achieve tight deadlines. We work directly with project teams to successfully deliver projects that are on time and within budget.

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

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Table Lighting

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Table Lighting in restaurants and bars can dramatically enhance the ambience, this can help to improve footfall and the duration of time spent by customers in your establishment thereby maximising the revenue generated.


There is a plethora of types of lighting and styles available, which means that there should be something to complement all styles of décor and design. Traditional Candles are available in many different guises and still widely used in many hotels and restaurants. Most popular are the 10 inch Tapered Candle and Pillar Candle. Candles have many disadvantages including wastage, damage to décor through discolouring and the risk of fire. In some cases some insurers will not allow the use of naked flame. Tea Lights are cheap but can be messy, quite often burning out mid-session. Wax filled glass containers known as

Low Boys are a variation on the candle and have the advantage of a long burn time up to 60 hours and are disposable. There are however many other alternative forms of table lighting that can overcome many of the disadvantages detailed. Fuel Cell lamps offer a naked flame but with the advantage of safety. The lamps use fuel cells containing an odourless non toxic mineral oil that will only burn in conjunction with a wick and are designed with a deco sleeve to cover the fuel cell so the flame is extinguished if accidentally knocked over. Refillable Oil Lamps are another alternative offering many of the advantages of fuel cell lamps. Made of glass they are elegant and can be filled with either clear or coloured oils. A more recent innovation is the introduction of battery candles and rechargeable led tea lights. These offer the advantages of safety and economy, also most models are now available with remote controls. Rechargeable

tea lights are available in different luminosities and white or changeable colour versions. Battery candles are made from a wax material to look like the real thing. Some models use a flickering bulb but the latest versions have a simulated flame that looks like the real thing, which is very effective. The Shaded Lamps from TDL use rechargeable ultra-bright tea lights and offer the advantage of a quality look with no electric cables. Bespoke Shades can also be made to fit your décor. TDL are one of the leading suppliers of table lighting products to the hospitality business and can supply all the products detailed and more. Check their candle and tea light prices which are some of the most competitive around. They can be contacted on 01608 682506 or by email to Visit their website

Maximise your outdoor space, whatever the weather, with our innovative range of sun canopies! At Inside2Outside Ltd we are experts in the design, fabrication and installation of eye-catching tensile canopies that transform your outdoor dining facilities. Our 20 years of experience means we can approach space differently and innovatively and our excellent customer service ensures you get exactly what you need. A full project management service is offered. Check out our website for our full range at


“The installation has really exceeded our expectations. The retractable canopy covers a huge area and has allowed us to create a great link between the buildings and our gardens. We wanted 3 modules we have achieved just that. We are really enjoying the area and it provides a great point of difference for wedding and party guests, especially with the demand for outside weddings but unreliable of the weather� Hotel Owner. Contact us on 01480 498297 to arrange for one of our sales advisers to pop out and have a chat about your shading requirements. We can offer tensile canopies, retractable terrace covers, smoking shelters, garden patio covers and covered walkways. | 01480 498297

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Christmas Banqueting Already? Live at July Open Kitchen Live! A dynamic and informative session whether you are experienced in banqueting or want foremost Banqueting methods side by side. Both methods are applicable to Operators with as few as 24 guests, to mega-Operators with up to 2,500+ guests. Each will be presented by our expert Chefs. The sophisticated Plated Meal Finishing method (also known as Plated Meal Regeneration) is a relatively easy choice if a Cook-Chill system is in place, or are able to implement one. You will see the leading Combination Oven manufacturer’s Finishing method- Rational – teamed with Equip Line’s ScanBox Hot Hold Banquet Cart to provide a simple Roll-In Rack transfer from the Finishing oven seamlessly into a Temperature Controlled Hot Hold environment: these indispensable units enable optimisation of your investment in your Rational Combi.

An outstanding achievement using this method was to serve 1200 guests in 17 minutes including Special and Vegetarian options, at the Birmingham Metropole, from 1 kitchen (they have 5).

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The Plated-Covered banquet system was pioneered by the Equip Line team some 30 years ago and remains as popular and effective today: this is the more traditional but ever popular Banquet Cart method in operation – Cook-Plate-Hot Hold-Serve and can be seen alongside Plated Finishing for a direct comparison.


The success of the traditional method means there are now many more manufacturers of hot hold equipment – but not all of them work. Join us on the 15th to see the ones that do. Come for lunch 11am thru 2pm For details of the next Open Kitchen Live event visit our website.

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W Hotels Worldwide Reveals Multi-Million Dollar Reimagining of W Chicago - Lakeshore W Hotels Worldwide and Chesapeake Lodging Trust has unveiled the full-scale, $38 million renovation of W Chicago – Lakeshore, which combines the energy of the ‘Windy City’ with the glittering waters of Lake Michigan. The only hotel located on iconic Lake Shore Drive in the heart of the city, W Chicago – Lakeshore has transformed all 520 guestrooms and its signature Living Room experience; expanded its 14,000 square feet of meeting and event space to include three new outdoor spaces; and introduced a new signature restaurant, CURRENT, with Executive Chef Gregory Elliott at the helm. “W Chicago – Lakeshore has

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architecture and vibrancy of Chicago, pulling inspiration from the 24/7 energy of the W brand DNA,” said Anthony Ingham, Vice President, North America Global Brand Management, W Hotels. “With new cutting-edge designs and reinvigorated bar, restaurant and event spaces throughout, the reveal of W Chicago – Lakeshore is a true milestone in our strategy to ensure W Hotels around the country deliver a dynamic lifestyle experience for both


guests and locals alike.” “We are very proud of our transformation of this incredible hotel,” said Jim Francis, President and CEO of Chesapeake. “The project’s end result captures all the design and energy elements we had hoped for and so much more.” The transformation of W Chicago – Lakeshore is a key project in the second wave of renovation projects, part of the W brand’s plan to reinvigorate its iconic North American portfolio. The aggressive strategy by the W brand and its ownership groups with cutting-edge updates to public spaces, new signature bar and restaurant concepts, and stylish guestroom refreshes in key markets, including New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Mexico City and Washington DC. Cutting-edge Designs Combine with Premier Lake Views New York-based interior design Design and Starwood’s awardwinning design team collaborated to redesign W Chicago – Lakeshore hotel, combining the shimmering beauty of Lake Michigan with the

urban environment of the city. The guestrooms draw the eye to the of Chicago with each window featuring a seamless window frame. The colour palate is a blend of soft tones, which allow for the views to pop and serve as the focal point of the room. Additionally, the light views, and mirrors were added to the element. the W brand’s urban New York City roots, merged with the vibrancy of Chicago. The Living Room has undergone a bold transformation, including a completely revamped and energy. A spray can mural acts as an accent behind the Welcome Desk, a historical nod to the aerosol can, which originated in Chicago and is now used in modern day street art. The Living Room was broken into smaller circular lounges that have the opportunity to create social gathering spaces. A central point to the lounge is a circular DJ booth, that creates a dynamic energy to the space as guests enjoy activities of the restaurant, bar and Living Room.

Smarten up your bathrooms and cloakrooms with Cubbins' new Hand towel boxes These hand towel boxes from Cubbins, are designed to cover Kleenex standard hand towels (235mm x 137mm x 123mm) with an easy sliding base to keep the boxes in place. Pine and Oak) or paint colour and personalise your designs with your own unique branding. For further details on our entire range, please visit the Cubbins website where you can download the latest brochure and price list: Or, if you would prefer a hard copy or would like to discuss your requirements, please contact Cubbins at

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

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Revolutionary Hotel Air Conditioning & Heating! For well over ten years, Unico has been an innovative and unique solution in the world of climate control, eradicating the external from a single elegant looking unit. With 3 models comprising of 12 air conditioning variations, along

ensuring that all important good night’s sleep is not to be disrupted.

ideal climate control solution for hotel bedrooms and restaurants. With just a single indoor unit to install, exterior building aesthetics are respected with just two small grilles visible from the outside. Indoor aesthetics are just as impressive, with Unico’s modern and sleek Italian design. Thanks to Unico’s quick and easy installation, hotel room downtime and business disruption is kept to an absolute installation compared to the installation of traditional systems due to the installer’s time onsite being dramatically reduced with

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The Unico range includes cooling only models (Unico SF) as well as models with heating and cooling modes combined (Unico HP), providing year round comfort for your guests from just a


Running costs and CO2 emissions are also kept to a minimum with all Unico units apart from the Easy HP model are A rated energy For more information contact: Rapid Climate Control Ltd, Unit 8, Portway Industrial Estate, Alston Road, Oldbury, West Midlands, B69 2PP Tel: 0121 543 6200. eMail:


Turner breaks the mould…

International wall covering manufacturer Dixon Turner Interior Surfaces has added another superb set of products to its ever expanding portfolio. Dixon Turner are proud to be the exclusive UK suppliers of Decostone, a product from Swiss company Decolan. Decolan have been leading suppliers of HPL and other decorative surfaces for over 20 years. They have a dedicated R&D department, and select only become a part of their product range.

Decostone is supplied in 1220 x 610mm sheets with larger sheets available on selected slates. applied to the back of the stone sheets, Decostone The changing colours, vivid patterns and unique textures combine to make each sheet a feast to have their very own individual beauty in look and texture, showing a unique design that is both classic and modern. With no two sheets ever the same, each Decostone application is special and distinctive. and environmentally friendly. The veneers are split into thickness of 1.0 – 2.0mm from large real stone slabs, capturing a natural array of patterns and colours, making each sheet a unique creation of Mother Nature. Each sheet is extremely lightweight, weighing just over 1.5KG per m2, allowing a real impossible with traditional stone.

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Decostone provides an aesthetically inspiring


executive suites, grand receptions and spas. Hard wearing and incredibly durable, the stone can be used outdoors for exterior wall cladding as well as indoors, allowing designers to ensure a contemporary theme runs throughout all areas eye catching result, which will both inspire and stimulate. Dixon Turner have chosen to be the exclusive supplier to this beautiful range of products in the support and specialist advise for this fashionable and stand out décor that is set to take the interiors world by storm. Tel: 0870 606 1237

CUE Design Agents

CUE design agents were established to showcase a selection of European manufacturers known for the design and quality of their products. Our own passion for quality and unique design is evident across the entire portfolio of products we distribute - from indoor & outdoor furniture, bespoke product solutions through to decorative lighting. As an industry partner of the British Institute of Interior Design, based in London, CUE is well placed to service the contract hospitality market. We provide architects, interior designers and developers with personalised service & support

Supply of both indoor & outdoor furniture and decorative lighting to residential & hospitality interiors Bespoke product manufacturing from concept to completion suited to highend residential and hospitality interiors developers in the mid to high-end residential sector Procurement for specialised projects including hotels, airport lounges and television studios. corridors, hotel bedrooms and showcase areas. Quality, Service & Integrity

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Hoteliers with pest problems urged to seek mark of true expert HOTEL owners and managers hit by pest problems this summer are being urged to look out for the mark of a true professional. Industry insiders are warning the pest control only by choosing an expert with a special identity card can hoteliers be certain of their credentials. The BASIS PROMPT register is an industry initiative providing independent proof that technicians have received proper training and continue to update their expertise. Every member is issued with a membership card and it’s that, according to managing director Rob Simpson, which helps them to stand out from the crowd. He warned: “If people try to deal with He said: “To join the BASIS PROMPT database, technicians must be fully-trained professionals who are up to date with the latest products and techniques. “So hoteliers can be sure that anyone carrying

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land them with a huge bill for a job that’s only half


“The card should be carried at all times and it’s easily recognisable, so people can always be sure PROMPT Pest Controllers are exactly who they say they are.” Mr Simpson acknowledges hotel owners can be tempted to use less reputable pest controllers, or even take matters into their own hands, simply to save money. But he insists ignoring the professional approach can prove to be a false economy.

controllers because they are cheap, infestations could get out of hand. “It’s easy to get out of your depth when trying to control pests as their treatment is often complicated and specialised. “Every year members of the public not only waste millions of pounds on failed treatments they’ve administered themselves, but in some cases are prosecuted for inhumane treatment of pests they trap and kill. “If people don’t know what they’re doing, or don’t know the law, I would urge them to employ a professional who is a member of the BASIS PROMPT register. “That way, they can be assured of safe, effective and legal treatment.”

MOORCROFT, first made in 1897, is said to be the finest art pottery in the world today. Made by hand from start to finish in the heart of the Staffordshire Potteries, you will be showcasing the very best of British Art Pottery


ith designs from five world-class Moorcroft Design Studio members who push forward the boundaries of ceramic art and the consummate skills of a dedicated workforce of artists, craftsmen and women to the full, Moorcroft pottery has unprecedented popularity and esteem throughout the world. Designer, Vicky Lovatt has just returned from a tour of New Zealand and her impressive New Zealand collection and television interview can be viewed on the Moorcroft Facebook page. Whether you wish to add something special to your giftware cabinets or simply wish to arrange a special commissioned design (subject to designer availability), please contact to arrange an appointment with a member of the trade sales team or with respect to quotes for special commissions, product placement or interior design purchases. Product placement can often be arranged for art pottery displays on your reception table provided the pieces are secure and a marketing card is always placed in the near vicinity. Craft demonstrations can be arranged following significant orders to add a moment of curiosity in your hotel foyer.

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SHANGRI-LA HOTEL, AT THE SHARD, LONDON OPENS The doors to London’s most anticipated hotel opened today with the unveiling of Shangri-La Kingdom – Shard, London.

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Celebrating Shangri-La’s Asian heritage, the hotel’s opening ceremony began with the traditional ‘awakening of the lion’ and a colourful dance procession, which was by Mayor of London Boris Johnson. The Mayor was joined by Lord and Lady Coe and international dignitaries. Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London is the Hong Kong-based hotel group’s 83rd hotel and third in Europe, following the openings of Shangri-La Hotel, Paris and ShangriLa Bosphorus, Istanbul in 2010 and 2013, respectively.

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Located in the tallest building in Western


hotel. It offers unrivalled views of London in every direction, overlooking such landmarks as the Houses of Parliament, Tower of London and St. Paul’s Cathedral. The hotel is also River Thames and is conveniently positioned minutes from The City of London. “The sweeping views from Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard provide an entirely new perspective on London. It is a spectacular setting in which to introduce our signature said Shangri-La President and CEO Greg Dogan. “The master architect Renzo Piano had amazing vision with his design of The Shard. We’ve created a unique hotel that complements the iconic building and makes

The spire-shaped, glass-clad Shard is a 306-metre-high “vertical city” located on the historic South Bank of the River Thames. The modern building provides the perfect foil for the hotel’s elegant, contemporary design, which drew inspiration from the rich cultural offerings of London’s vibrant art, fashion and entertainment scene and Shangri-La’s Asian heritage. Every one of the hotel’s 202 guestrooms and suites has a view, and the rooms are amongst the largest in London, averaging more than 42 square metres (452 square feet). They feature Chinese art reinterpreted in a modern, abstract way alongside a soothing colour scheme and mood lighting. All offer the exclusive “Shangri-La Bed” featuring patented body-contouring technology, marble-

highest and Acqua di Parma amenities. Complimentary Internet access, one of Shangri-La’s signature offerings worldwide, is available throughout the hotel, and butler service is offered in all suites.




takes its name from 'dougong' – an ancient Chinese structural element of interlocking wooden brackets that will be a component of the bar’s interior. is also home to the 24-hour gym and

The hotel’s Asian touches extend to its three wining and dining destinations. for a living room) serves locally sourced the restaurant and authentic Asian specialities and two unique afternoon teas in the lounge. Láng (the Chinese word for 'pathway') is a patisserie showcasing a selection of Shangri-La signature cakes and savouries for eatin or take-away along with seasonal

will open this summer. For intimate celebrations, private cocktail gatherings and luxury product launches, the hotel’s three river-facing event spaces offer a London event experience like no other. Located on Level 34, they are connected to the sky lobby by a grand staircase with a vista of St. Paul’s Cathedral and beyond.

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