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Stock Burger Raises Cash by Adding Tash Brighton’s award winning burger & beer restaurant Stock Burger has joined this year’s Movember movement. The restaurant, operated by Kew Green Group Ltd is donating 50p for each ‘Mo Special’ sold in favour of the charity. The ‘Mo Special’ is a combo deal of their in house Stock Burger and skinny skin-on fries, with the option of adding one of their special house brews. Movember is a charity that is looking to ‘change the face of men’s health’ by encouraging men to wear a mo in the month of November to show support for the movement. Since 2003, the Movember Foundation has committed to fighting men’s diseases and has founded more than 1,200 men’s health projects around the world. Stock burger is situated in the Holiday Inn Hotel in Brighton, which is operated by Kew Green Group Ltd, who explicitly support the Movember movement and initiative of Stock Burger Co. Mick Newton, Kew Green Food & Beverage Development Direction commented, “we are delighted that the team at Stock Burger are encouraging their customers to take part in Movember, it’s a really fun initiative and we know the money we raise is going to a fantastic cause.”

Macdonald Resorts strikes gold again

an evaluation of on-resort guest facilities, amenities and services.

For the second year in a row, Macdonald Hotels & Resorts has again been awarded Gold Crown status for eight of its resorts by the world’s leading provider of holiday exchange services – RCI.

Simon Jackson, CEO of Macdonald Resorts, said: “It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our teams that they have secured the much-coveted RCI Gold Crown award for a second time.

The RCI Gold Crown rating is RCI’s highest accolade for resort quality and is largely based on the feedback and comments from the thousands of RCI members who, at RCI’s invitation, complete an RCI Welcome Home comment card on return from their RCI exchange holidays.

RCI has more than 40 years’ experience in supporting staff at its affiliated resorts in the day-to-day resort operations, as well as helping more than a million families to get away on exchange holidays each year. The RCI member community now numbers 3.8 million timeshare owners worldwide, with more than 4,000 resorts affiliated to its holiday exchange programme in over 100 countries.

The RCI Gold Crown awards were presented to its four Spanish resorts; La Ermita, Dona Lola, Leila Playa, Villacana, Spain; The Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel & Resort in the New Forest, UK; Macdonald Plas Talgarth Holiday Resort in the Snowdonia National Park in Wales; the Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa in the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park, and the Macdonald Spey Valley Golf & Country Club in Aviemore, both in Scotland, rounding out Macdonald’s RCI Gold Crown winners. Macdonald Lochanhully Woodland Club in Scotland’s Cairngorm National Park also secured RCI Silver Crown status for the second year. In addition to member feedback, other criteria taken into consideration when awarding RCI Gold Crown status to a resort are that it meets RCI’s exacting standards in areas such as housekeeping, maintenance, hospitality service levels, and check-in/ check-out efficiencies, as well as satisfying

Dimitris Manikis, VP, Business Development, RCI Europe, Middle East and Africa, said: “Delivering a quality holiday experience to our members lies at the heart of our core purpose and promise. It means everything to RCI to know that our members can be assured they will enjoy a consistent quality across the resorts we send them to and for that reason we applaud and congratulate Macdonald Resorts for investing in providing a guest experience that both meets and exceeds the expectations of our members, as is evident from the feedback we have received from those visiting these deserving resorts.” Macdonald Hotels & Resorts is privately owned and has been offering guests fine hospitality options for 25 years. It operates over 40 hotels across the UK and has resorts in the UK, Spain and Portugal.

Elegant Hotels appoints new chef at Turtle Beach Situated along 1,500 feet of sandy white beach on the south coast of Barbados, Turtle Beach is recognised for its prime location, fantastic service and varied all inclusive dining options. The all-suite property has plans to develop its culinary offering further and go beyond the guests’ expectations of an all-inclusive hotel with the appointment of Chef Usavia Alfredo Batson. Chef Alfredo joins the hotel with over 20 years’ experience in the culinary industry, which includes launching Barbados’ respected La Terra Restaurant, working at The Cliff on the west coast of the island, and the Sandy Lane Hotel. Most recently he has worked as group executive chef for the Ocean Hotels Group where he honed his skills and developed a taste for adventurous cooking. The appointment is in addition to a number of developments planned for the hotel during 2017, as a partial revamp of the hotel begin to take shape, with the introduction of a coffee shop, ice cream bar and a number of pop-up restaurants and bars serving local food and drink.

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Nittan smoke detectors stop false alarms from e-cigarette vaping Nittan’s Evolution EV-DP Dual Wavelength Photoelectric smoke detectors have been installed in a Southampton pub and live music venue to prevent false alarms caused by vaping. With the rise of the e-cigarette, which can be smoked in public places such as bars and restaurants, a new, unexpected problem has arisen: false alarms from vaping. The issue of steam causing smoke alarms to false alarm is well documented. Generally speaking, the Infra Red scattered light technology currently used for commercial smoke detectors is unable to distinguish between larger size particles like steam or dust, that are major causes of false alarms, and particles generated by combustion (fire). E- cigarettes feature a cartridge containing nicotine in a solution of either propylene glycol or glycerine and water. When you suck on the device, a sensor detects the air flow and starts a Homewood Suites by Hilton Expands its Presence in the U.S. Capital Homewood Suites by Hilton, part of Hilton’s (NYSE: HLT) industry-first All Suites portfolio, have announced its newest property, Homewood Suites by Hilton Washington DC Capitol Navy Yard. Offering 195 new suites, the hotel strengthens the brand’s growing presence in urban markets after reaching its 400th property milestone. “Over the past five years, our nation’s capital has seen a steady increase in both domestic and international tourism*, creating the ideal scenario to not only expand Homewood Suites’ footprint in urban markets, but also strengthen

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process to heat the liquid inside the cartridge, so it evaporates to form water vapour. In an enclosed venue where there are a number of people vaping, this can have the same effect as steam on a smoke detector, leading to false alarms. With an estimated 2.8 million adults in Great Britain (6% of the adult population) currently using e cigarettes (up from only 700,000 in 2012) and the NHS backing them as an effective quitting aid, their use is likely to continue to increase. With this increase, false alarms caused from vaping is likely to become an issue for entertainment venues. Nittan Evolution EV-DP smoke detectors provide a cost-effective, simple solution. The Nittan Group has been at the forefront of the international fire protection industry since 1954 and has sales, R&D and manufacturing bases in four countries, including the UK. The company continuously innovates and strives for exceptional quality products that meet the highest of standards.

its presence in Washington D.C.,” said Adrian Kurre, global head, Homewood Suites and Home2 Suites by Hilton. “The Homewood Suites flexible brand model drives its success in these areas while also delivering tremendous value and comfort to both business and leisure guests.” Developed by KCG 50 M LLC, an affiliate of Englewood LLC and CG Investments, designed by Cooper Carry and operated by Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Homewood Suites by Hilton Washington DC Capitol-Navy Yard complements the city’s growing tourism which hit a record-breaking year in 2015.*

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Trendsetting Technology at K West The forward-thinking and ultra modern K West Hotel & Spa is constantly updating its technological offerings to ensure it’s one of the most high-tech hotels in the Capital. To satisfy guests constantly developing digital demands, the hotel has introduced two new cutting-edge devices. Free Pocket Phones ‘Free’ is the optimum word where these fantastic devices are concerned. These Handy Phones provide guests with free local telephone calls, free unlimited mobile internet, as well as free access to a digital city guide – perfect for exploring London. Guests can also benefit from free IDD calls to France, Germany, Netherlands, USA, Australia and Hong Kong. Furthermore, the phones allow guests to stay connected to social media throughout their stay, allowing them to post updates and keep in contact with family and friends. In-Room Tablets In-Room Tablets act as a helpful directory as they contain concise information on the facilities within the hotel. With the press of a button, spa treatments can be requested; the dedicated spa team will then contact the guest to recommend the most suitable treatments – it couldn’t be simpler! In addition, guests can browse the internet, as well as order in-room dining directly from the comfort of their guest rooms. The tablets are also able to inform guests of special time-limited deals and send individual messages for a personalised stay. Techie Spaces As well as in-room devices, the hotel offers three meeting spaces of varying capacities, plus The Library, which all feature high-tech capabilities. For example, the Empire Room and Apollo Room both feature a state-of-the-art smart board which allows notes drawn on the board to be automatically saved down onto your phone or iPad as a PDF. K West Hotel & Spa’s fun and vibrant ambience is fused with ultimate relaxation in a prime location. Situated in one of London’s most on-trend districts, Shepherds Bush, the urban retreat is on the doorstep of Westfield shopping centre, one of the largest retail destinations in Europe with over 240 shops. Fashionable areas such as Notting Hill, Portobello Road and Kensington are also just a short walk away.

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Atelier Pod

Atelier Pod designed the guest rooms of the new Radisson Blu in Marrakech The Radisson Blu Hotel Marrakech has just officially opened its doors. Xavier Guerrand Hermes and the investment fund Actif Invest invited Atelier Pod to design the accommodation of their new Marrakech property operated by the Carlson Rezidor hotel chain. The main design challenge was to create a contemporary and innovative aesthetic recalling the essence of the red city. The hotel is located in Gueliz, and is part of a mixed-use property including apartments and a shopping center called “Carre Eden�.

The design team had a tailored approach of extending the urban dynamic of the city to provide a relaxing, atypical atmosphere. Atelier Pod focused on the design layout before looking for the aesthetic DNA. The purpose was to repeal the separation between the bathroom and the bedroom, and make a typical object of the eastern Arab language: the mousharabieh screen, the design highlight of the room.

The sliding screen cuts a white monolithic bloc, creating an elegant separation between the bathroom and bedroom, showing on one side a vanity counter and on the other, a dressing table. The elegance is in the use of the mousharabieh, and the extension of its perspective behind a mirror which provides a visual connection between the bedroom and the bathroom. The dressing is the second master piece of the room, designed as a multifunctional carved monolithic bloc, used as bathroom storage with a corner minibar column.

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The holistic design idea of the room is the harmonious blend between ethnic patterns and classical Arabian Geometrics. The distortion of patterns and their large glossy effect is what creates full and empty spaces incarnating the closet and contrasting the primitive ethnic patterns on the wallpaper. The Deluxe room however, has a different orientation than the standard room. It has more width than length, which allows a position of the bed facing the view, whereas the desk is placed right behind the bed. The bathroom faces the view as well, making the entire space bathe in natural day light; the effect is enhanced as the deluxe bathroom is designed as a wet room, with the same mineral material covering the space. The rain shower cubicle is isolated into the bathroom space with a thick glass screen. The Space and material blend characterizes a contemporary understanding of the importance of a functions balance and the interpretation of the Moroccan heritage, all harmoniously merged in one space and making it personal to Radisson Marrakech.

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About the agency “Atelier Pod” is an international Architecture and Interior design studio founded in Paris in 1999, with branches today in Dubai and Casablanca. Before founding Atelier Pod, the French Moroccan Architect Lotfi Sidirahal was a Partner at the design agency “Nebka” in Paris, specialized in luxury retail design with clients such as Kenzo, Armani, Clarins, Guerlain, … Atelier Pod first started as an innovative laboratory on contemporary architecture and lifestyle evolution. Its first pioneering projects have earned several exhibitions in museums around the world, the most remarkable being the contemporary art centers as Grimaldi Forum in Monaco, the Vitra Design Museum in Berlin, Kunsthaus Graz in Austria, Canal Fundacion in Madrid, the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) à Boston et le Hangaram Design Museum in Seoul, …


After the luxury retail architectural experimentations, “Atelier Pod” collaborated on more than twenty hotel projects, and became a recognized design firm in hospitality referenced by renowned international hotel brands such as Accor, Fairmont Raffles, Carlson Rezidor, Anantara, Shaza by Kempinski, Paramount Hotels, etc... The studio’s achievements were awarded the creativity prize at Feidad in Taiwan, Eiffel Tower prize, in Paris, in addition to a nomination amongst the 40 best Architecture studios worldwide at the “Borromini Awards” in Rome. Last year the firm received two prizes for Architecture and Interior Design at the A design awards in Milan, the worlds’ largest and most diffused event in international design. The current undertaken projects include a resort in the Maldives islands, The Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort in Sultanate of Oman, as well as the conception of a new restaurant at the Four Seasons Marrakech, etc…

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Completely Cardless - Zapper Launches Game Changing In-App Loyalty Cards London, 15 September 2016 – Zapper, the fast growing consumer marketing and insight platform enabled by mobile payments, has been disrupting the global hospitality industry for the last 18 months. Now, as Zapper launches its in-app loyalty card to automatically earn rewards with every payment, diners around the world are able ditch their cards completely. Go Burrito, a popular and rapidly expanding burrito bar in Lancaster has even launched a ‘fast lane’ accepting only Zapper payments, to help increase footfall and staff efficiency. Owner James Short said “We’re really excited to launch Zapper’s new in-app loyalty scheme whereby our customers can gain digital stamps every time they purchase a burrito in either of our venues encouraging repeat transactions. With a simpler and automated process, customers are seamlessly rewarded and we can check the status of each card in the Zapper portal to avoid any confusion and discrepancies.” Zapper users already love the ability to settle their bill in seconds, automatically redeem vouchers and leave instant feedback on their dining experience. However, many still find their wallet laden with loyalty cards and expired paper vouchers. With an increasingly competitive market space, it’s critical for businesses to go the extra mile to reward and retain their customers. More than two in five (46%) consumers said they would be more likely to pay for things using their smartphone if they were offered rewards, reported in Mintel Consumer Attitudes towards Mobile Payments UK 2016 report.

Successful operations recognise customers are increasingly tech-savvy when it comes to hunting down offers and rewards with RetailMeNot finding nearly one third of consumers use their smartphone to search for deals before dining out. As such, targeted offers and personalisation are an essential way to encourage repeat visits, create habit and reward customers for their time and spend in your venue. Zapper’s seamless new upgrade to its all-in-one marketing platform makes this very simple for UK businesses using its solution. Combined with Z-Beacon location-based technology and a simple direct messaging platform, businesses such as Rodizio Rico are benefiting from new, smarter ways to engage with customers. Alex Severi, General Manager at Rodizio Rico comments “Zapper is fantastic, it has made our life easier when taking payments, splitting the bill etc. It really is so simple. We have had a great response offering in-app vouchers and also love the new loyalty functionality. We already have it up and running in all of our sites in Birmingham and London to encourage customers to keep visiting the restaurants and paying with Zapper. Best payment option on the market” The growth in smartphone use has driven significant changes in customer behaviour and presents a huge opportunity to businesses. Findings from the 2016 Bond Loyalty Report with VISA shows 57% of their members would like to engage with loyalty programs via mobile phone and 3C’s revealed 60% of consumers make more monthly visits / purchases because of a Website:

mobile enabled loyalty programme. Zapper gives businesses a smart way to automatically understand their customers and reward loyalty to encourage future spend through in-app rewards, messaging, push notifications and beacon technology. Gerry Hooper, CEO Zapper UK, says, “We’ve seen an incredible uptake in the first week of introducing the digital loyalty card with 10% of our restaurant partners launching their own loyalty rewards scheme within the Zapper app. This is such a simple and seamless process for both the user and the venue with more than 8% of our UK users already opted in to a loyalty card. We are really excited about this feature as a simple way to encourage repeat visits and habitual use of mobile payments.” Due to its simplicity, Zapper is gaining momentum, going from strength-to-strength in 10 countries and thousands of different businesses. Easily adapted to any payment environment, it seamlessly provides industries such as Hospitality, Retail, Bill Payments and Transport with an ideal all-in-one platform to understand and reward loyal customers, encouraging re-use and sharing amongst peers. The Zapper app is free to download for Android, iOS and Windows Phone platforms. For more information about Zapper please visit:

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Time to wake up for Sleep 2016 Europe’s comprehensive event for hotel design professionals will be opening its doors at London’s Business Design Centre on 22-23 November. Sleep 2016 is where you’ll discover well-designed and beautifully crafted products to define exceptional hotel interiors, conference sessions that offer inspiration and practical advice from industry experts, and show stopping installations that challenge the conventions of hotel design.

a handpicked selection of their latest products to the hospitality industry, many of whom choose Sleep as a launch platform because of its unique focus. See exciting new products from favourite brands Morgan Furniture, Chelsom Lighting, Zoffany, Johnson Tiles, Kobe, Hansgrohe, Dare Studio, Sekers, Clarke & Clarke, Laufen, Agua, Vescom and Roman – and discover new exhibitors James UK, Lincrusta Heritage, Newmor, Gallery Muro, ICE Rugs, Lelièvre, Cole & Son, Rug-Maker and Phillip Jeffries plus many more.

Awaken your curiosity The Sleep exhibition brings together 160 leading UK and international contract brands each showcasing

With design details more than ever a differentiator in hotels across the world, the exhibition will reveal

how well-chosen products can heighten the guest experience and create a memorable stay. A new feature this year is ‘Spaces’, a series of stands designed as hotel environments where exhibitors will create inspiring installations of lobbies, outdoor terraces, guestroom bathrooms and spas. Not to be missed is Sleep Essentials, a conference session where experts from a range of specialisms are on hand to answer your questions on topics such as lighting design, F&B concepts, music curation, trends in materials and landscape design.

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Awaken your imagination An event highlight, the Sleep Set competition sees WOW Architects from Singapore and Mitsui Designtec from Tokyo join London-based teams Gensler, Studio Proof and Aukett Swanke, each designing a guestroom for a different sociodemographic tribe in partnership with contractors and suppliers who will transform these concepts into built bedrooms. Each team will present their ideas to a panel of judges during a conference session on

the second day, with the winner announced that afternoon. This year’s 2016 “Sleep Experience” bar and the event social hotspot is designed by Superfutures in collaboration with visual artist Tupac Martir and food conceptualists Studio Appetit, and promises a sensory journey in which the bar’s design will further analyse the five tribes interpreted in the neighbouring Sleep Set bedrooms.


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Hotel Indigo

Extensive refurb of Hotel Indigo Liverpool completes Work at Liverpool’s Hotel Indigo and Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill is officially complete following an extensive refurbishment. The ground floor of the Chapel Street hotel, which is managed by Valor Hospitality Europe, has been transformed with a new modern design and an appetising new restaurant menu. As well as the bar and restaurant, the reception, gym and downstairs Cotton Lounge area have also benefited from the investment. Designed by the acclaimed interior designer, Gavin Liddle of Greyline Design, the hotel’s style now reflects Liverpool’s music and industrial heritage as well as cultural hot-spots from around the city. Liverpool’s once booming cotton trade is represented in the woven-effect wallpapers in the reception area and the reception desk and maitre’d station were designed to replicate old haberdashery units. Inspiration was also drawn from the city’s abandoned tobacco factories and the Albert Dock which is reflected in the distressed wood, exposed bulbs and timber drawers. Links to Liverpool’s impact on the 1960s music scene can be found in the artwork and decorative touches around the hotel including drum pendant lights over the reception desk and a yellow submarine in the bookcase. The black painted bricks in the reception

area as well as the teal and black tiles to the front of the bar stem from nearby Mathew Street and the Cavern Club. Further hints to Liverpool’s history can be found in the classic, retro furniture in the reception which reflects the style of the 1950s and 1960s.

scene. He is a true original, whose name has become synonymous with great food, impeccable service, at an affordable price. These are traits that will continue as we enter into a new chapter for the Marco brand here in Liverpool.

One of the main features in the restaurant is a bold geometric print floor, which was inspired by the façade of the Museum of Liverpool.

“After five years in the city, it was time for a fresh new outlook, and our guests will be impressed with the look and feel of the place - it has dramatically changed for the better, a place where people feel welcome and relaxed.

Managing director of Valor Hospitality Europe, Brian McCarthy, said: “Gavin Liddle’s design has really brought to life our vision for the Hotel Indigo Liverpool. The sleek and contemporary design, as well as the brand new menu at the MPW restaurant has taken our offering at this hotel to a whole new level. “We’re driven by providing the best possible hotel experience to all of our guests which is why we are currently investing in all 19 of the properties in our portfolio. The transformation of the Hotel Indigo and the Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill is an example of the high standards we are aiming for and we hope to replicate this success across all of our hotels.” Mark Tasker, general manager at Hotel Indigo Liverpool, said: “As the Godfather of modern cooking, this relaunch reaffirms Marco Pierre White’s place at the very top of Liverpool’s growing restaurant Website:

“Our food offering has also expanded with a new lounge menu for those wanting a quick bite, while a revitalised main menu combines some of our most popular dishes with a host of exciting new additions, all reflecting Marco’s passion for classic food done consistently well.” Further investment in the hotel is planned with upgrades to the bedrooms expected to take place in the future. Valor manages the 19 properties in its UK portfolio on behalf of investment vehicles affiliated with MCAP Global Finance Ltd. (“MCAP”), which is a UK subsidiary of New York based investment adviser Marathon Asset Management, LP.

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Geberit AquaClean

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Geberit AquaClean 8000plus combines the functions of a toilet and a bidet in one compact unit. At the touch of a button the shower toilet washes the user clean with a gentle, airy water spray at body temperature. The WC also features an integrated warm-air dryer and an automatic odour extraction function, which fills the room with fresh, clean air addressing the important issue of ventilation in the hotel bathroom. “For us, luxury primarily means ensuring personal comfort for our guests,” explains Senior Vice President of General Hotel Management Lt, Hansjörg Meier. “It goes without saying that the shower toilet is a standard feature in our bathrooms. Our guests are made up of international clientele that are used to a certain lifestyle. Most also have shower toilets at home and certainly won’t want to have to live without them when on vacation. Website:

“The shower toilet from Geberit perfectly fulfils all our requirements with respect to quality, hygiene and comfort. We can therefore rest assured that we are offering our discerning guests the very best.”


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Sottini: Beautifully Crafted Hotel Bathrooms With the vast increase in options and the rise of the likes of Tripadvisor, expectations from consumers have risen dramatically in recent years and hotel bathrooms are now for many guests as, if not more, important than the bedroom. In fact, a luxurious bathroom can often be what sets one hotel apart from another, making a big impression on customers, often be key to ensuring repeat business, as well as being a reflection of the standard of the whole entire hotel. Hotel guests are now looking for their bathroom not only to be clean and inviting, but to provide them with a luxurious experience, offering guests spa-like sanctuaries with exceptional design and quality, well above and beyond the comforts of their own home. This means ensuring it is not only well-equipped, stylish, has excellent fixtures and fittings, but also offers luxury features such as the indulgence of an indulgent freestanding bath tub, or a large walk-in ‘power shower’, with enough room for two.

bathroom space has to feel modern and decadent with beautiful taps, striking mirrors and ‘wow factor’ vanity units and basins. Designers are faced with the task of meeting these expectations, whilst also considering the practicalities of a hotel space, including cleaning regulations and of course meeting a budget. In response, Sottini’s new bathroom collection encapsulates impeccable design with an alliance in form and function, providing the ultimate vision for discerning architects and specifiers aiming to provide world class quality within their hotel bathroom, with product that expresses simplicity and confidence. With an extensive range of brassware, furniture, sanitary ware and shower solutions, Sottini’s balanced form enables the creation of a fresh environment to enjoy a peaceful stay with the luxury and flexibility of an invigorating shower or relaxing bathing experience. The new Sottini vision invites customers to simply imagine their own unique bathroom space.

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Sottini has collaborated with internationallyrenowned and award-winning product designers from around the world to create a collection of elegantlycrafted individual items that can be curated in a multitude of combinations. With a Sottini bathroom, hotel guests will be dazzled, intrigued and delighted the moment they walk through the door with unexpected, decorative twists and honest, minimally designed ceramic creating a spa-like environment – paired with innovative product for the ultimate balance of form and function. The products in each category have been designed to work in harmony with each other, enabling customers to design their perfect bathroom and to form an emotional connection with their surroundings. Each piece has been developed individually with high design specifications and precision engineering, ensuring each basin, bath and WC is a unique piece: a work of art and a design statement – and will impress even the most discerning of hotel guests.


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Perrin & Rowe Established in 1978, Perrin & Rowe is the largest independent manufacturer of British brassware in the UK. Through its exclusive relationships with the best distributors, retailers, architects and designers globally, it offers products that have and continue to be specified in the most luxurious resorts and hotels around the world. Gracing the bathroom suites at The Corinthia, The Langham and Sofitel St James in London to name a few, along with a beachside showering area at Sandy Lane Resort & Spa in Barbados, only proves that Perrin & Rowe has fast become the first choice for boutique hotels, resorts and spas. See pictured some true examples of the latest projects Perrin & Rowe has been involved with.

A true British success story, every element of manufacturing takes place in the UK; from concept design, prototyping, casting, machining, soldering, polishing and plating through to assembly, testing and build. Offering a comprehensive range of traditional, contemporary, country and deco brassware and sanitaryware, Perrin & Rowe also specialise in the art of bespoke design where the end user is able to fully realise an individual concept and/or project brief. From laser etching, bespoke finishes and proportions to tailored made porcelain indices, we are able to accommodate the most unique requests all thanks to our expert craftsmen and ability to manufacture in house.



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The Great (In And) Outdoors: W Seattle Unveils Completion Of Multi-Million Dollar Renovation Stunning Redesign of all 415 Guest Rooms and Nine Suites Complete Hotel’s Phased Makeover, Channeling the Natural Beauty of the Emerald City in an Innovative Way

renovation of W Seattle is part of an overall W brand strategy to continue investing in our North American portfolio. Demand for the W brand in the US and abroad is as hot as ever.”

W Hotels Worldwide, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT), today announced the completion of its highly anticipated multi- million dollar renovation of W Seattle. Inspired by the hotel’s dynamic Pacific Northwest location, all 415 guest rooms and nine stylish suites have been transformed, completing the multi-phase renovation that included the hotel’s signature Living Room (the W brand’s take on the traditional hotel lobby), Trace restaurant and state of the art meeting spaces. Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: HST), the owner of W Seattle, partnered with design firm Krause + Sawyer, along with the award-winning design team from W Hotels to reimagine the hotel.

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In a nod to the city’s reputation as one of the defining music capitals of the world, the W brand also recently announced that W Seattle will soon be home to the first W Sound Suite in North America, a private music studio and writer’s room for professional recording artists, studio musicians, as well as hotel guests, to record in style while on the road. “W Seattle is an iconic part of the city’s social scene; a place for guests to relax and enjoy the W brand’s signature cocktail culture and somewhere for locals to let their hair down,” said Anthony Ingham, Global Brand Leader, W Hotels Worldwide. “Along with commitments from our ownership groups, the

Inspired by the destination’s timeless beauty, W Seattle is naturally connected to the city’s burgeoning business empires of tech, music, design and more, which sit alongside the lush wilderness that the Emerald City is renowned for. Serving as the setting where backpacks and briefcases mix and mingle the hotel’s innovative design mirrors the duality of this cosmopolitan center. Upon entry, grand wooden ‘lodge poles’ (inspired by the Northwest’s Native American culture) and tree-ring flooring (a nod to the city’s logging industry), greet guests alongside a DJ booth crafted from an airplane turbine, which illustrates Seattle’s aviation history. Newly reimagined guestrooms evoke a sense of the ultimate ‘urban lodge’ through design that captures the innovative spirit of Seattle. The color palette is derived from the blue hues of Seattle, with pops of purple, teal and yellow gold incorporated into a grey canvas inspired by the city’s infamously moody skies. The focal point of each room is the headboard ‘Lodge Wall’, connecting creative design to nature through stacked wood beams backlit by LED lights. The spirit of the great outdoors is contrasted against elements inspired by the city’s iconic grunge music Website:

scene. The rooms feature plaid accent pillows and a Pendleton pattern reflected in the silver, white and gray Mylar wallpaper created exclusively for the guest rooms. Details mimicking Seattle’s storied aviation history influenced materials and finishes – polished, aerodynamic shapes for wall and desk lighting, as well as the design of the desk chair. The throw blanket pattern comes from a Boeing 747 model kit on scale, and a pillow with a jet image punctuates each bed. “From the moment our guests enter our Living Room to the moment they head upstairs they will be struck with a design that exceeds expectations and connects them to the roots of what the Emerald City has to offer,” said Richard Hill, General Manager, W Seattle. Each room and suite features signature W amenities including: Bluetooth-enabled TV, access to high-speed WiFi, the Bliss® Spa sinkside six bath amenities, the signature W Hotels Bed and the brand’s signature Whatever/Whenever® service, which provides guests whatever they want, whenever they want it. “The inspiration for the rooms and suites of W Seattle is shaped by the juxtaposition of Seattle culture and outdoor recreation,” added Kajsa Krause, Principal, Krause + Sawyer. “Before we took on the design, we spent time observing the lifestyle of the city. We could see that Seattleites are naturally connected to their region, with a close relationship between urban and rural. We wanted W Seattle’s design to mirror the city’s widespread tech innovation, yet make deference to the area’s inherent beauty.”




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Modern Times Hotel Designed by the architectural practice of IttenBrechbühl and constructed by the main contractor HRS, Modern Times Hotel enjoys a perfect location amongst the hills above the town of Vevey. It sits adjacent to the motorway for easy access by car, only a stones-throw from the new Charlie Chaplin Museum with the mountains, the heart of Vevey itself, and the famous UNESCO World Heritage site of the Lavaux vineyards closeby. Thanks to its highly visible location, the buildings seems to welcome its visitors

with open arms just after they leave the main road. Modern Times Hotel has become a new gateway to the region and is emblematic of Charlie Chaplin’s presence in Vevey. The hotel is located between the main roads to the north and the quiet residential quarter of the town to the south which is still under development. By way of its position, lying parallel to the hillside, the building itself both defines and serves to protect the whole of the buildable area of the site.

The building is perfectly embedded into the naturally sloping topography of the site taking full advantage of its relief and surrounded by a large landscaped garden. At the heart of this park one may walk amongst the colours of the Mediterranean and come across a small pond adjacent to the main terrace on the Southern aspect of the hotel. Protected by a canopy, the terrace offers great views to the mountainside of the “Rochers de Naye”. The building stretches along the length of the site but

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its façade has been designed as a rhythm of elements broken by only two folds which announce the main entrance to the hotel and the location of the restaurant. Ribbons of metal that run all around the building otherwise highlight its horizontality. Panels of warmly coloured vertical glazing– brown, bronze, and grey – give the building an elegant, yet calm, character. The northern façade of the hotel reads as a sequence of planes which change in their appearance according ones particular viewpoint and also with the changing natural light. The ground floor is a unique and open space featuring the main reception, restaurant, lounge bar, and conference facilities. The different activities function

independently of the main hotel and allow it to have a life all through the year. The decor of the different spaces are distinguished by their own particular atmosphere: In the reception area, a large kinetic sculpture commissioned from the artist Charles Morgan and inspired by Chaplin’s lm “Modern Times” adds metallic touches to a colour palette which is predominantly black and white; in the conference rooms, an elegant floor of solid oak; fresh and lively colours of purples, oranges, and blues give the lounge bar the feeling of a New York speakeasy; the restaurant features Versailles parquet flooring and its atmosphere is more intimate with large lamps illuminating a softer palette of beige and grey punctuated by blues and greens. Website:

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HOIST ACCESSIBILITY TO INCREASE BOOKINGS Adding one extra fixture, which requires no space, in just a couple of bedrooms could significantly increase the number, length and spend of visitors. Under British Standards (BS8300:2009), for new buildings, a minimum 5% of bedrooms should have a fixed tracked‑hoist system or similar system giving the same degree of convenience and safety. But campaigners say few hotels, especially among the major chains, provide any rooms with hoist facilities, even in newbuild.

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Clos-o-Mat ( can provide, in-house, full design advice, supply, install and subsequent service/maintenance of the equipment, to help the leisure industry accommodate disabled needs, not just in bedrooms, but throughout the venue’s sanitary provision. The company is the UK’s brand leader in provision of toilet solutions that enable independence, dignity and control in domestic, public and commercial environments.

New Bauhaus-inspired bathroom fittings Samuel Heath’s new Landmark collection enables designers to achieve a totally co-ordinated finish for the increasingly popular industrial interiors theme in residential, commercial and high-spec hotel projects. Inspired by the simplified forms and functional efficiency redolent of the Bauhaus era, Landmark consists of two striking collections, Pure and Industrial:Landmark Pure is a well-balanced range with minimal embellishment and balanced proportions giving a clean, concise appearance, whilst exquisite detail provides the distinctive styling essential to luxury bathroom design. Landmark Industrial marries bold proportions with beautiful form, completed by machine detailing to create a contemporary, urban style with a practical, highly tactile finish. In keeping with the modern vogue for metallic, both collections are available in a range of matt and high-gloss finishes. Landmark can be seen at Samuel Heath’s Design Centre Chelsea Harbour showroom. Product details and stockists can be found at or by calling 0121 766 4200.



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SHOT London SHOT The educational and innovative clean eatery which recently opened near St Paul’s aims to educate, as well as offer a delicious menu, designed to ensure that every ingredient used offers direct health benefits. Brought to London by a nightlife entrepreneur, in partnership with a Citigroup veteran and Oxford biologist, SHOT’s cutting edge approach to healthy eating is designed by a leading London nutritionist who’s values involve healthy eating never being dull or overly restrictive. Founders Asad Naqvi and Rahil Malik have created SHOT, due to their own search for something more from the healthy food market. Having worked in the nightlife industry for a number of years as Music Director and resident DJ at many notable nightclubs such as, The Box Soho, The Arts Club, Annabel’s, and Tape London, Asad found the only way to keep active and stay fit through the late nights and early mornings, was through a strict training regime and clean eating. Rahil worked in Canary Wharf for 14 years without ever finding the convenience of genuinely clean and healthy food options to match the pressures of his intense work life and gym schedule. Teaming up with acclaimed and charismatic nutritionist, Alice Mackintosh, the SHOT concept was born. Website:


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Le Meridien Crown Jewel Shines In The City Of Light: Brand Reintroduces Its First-Ever Hotel To Paris After Multi-Million Euro Renovation Mid-century Modern Meets Parisian Chic at Le Méridien Etoile with Reimagined Upscale Guestrooms, Signature Le Méridien Hub and Legendary Jazz Club PARIS, FR From the birthplace of the brand, Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts – part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) – today marked a milestone as its first-ever hotel and celebrated flagship in Paris revealed the completion of its multi-million euro renovation. Following the

hotel’s transformation, Le Méridien Etoile now boasts reimagined guestrooms, suites and the transformation of the hotel’s public spaces, including the legendary Jazz Club Etoile and brand’s signature lobby concept: Le Méridien Hub. “With a stronger and more globally diverse portfolio than ever before, Le Méridien has hit its stride with guests and locals as well as owners and developers around the world,” said Brian Povinelli, Global Brand Leader, Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts. “We are

delighted to have the crown jewel of our brand shining brightly once more in the City of Light, as Le Méridien returns to its roots with distinctive design and bold Destination Unlocked positioning.” Located in the 17th arrondissement, anchored by Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysées, Le Méridien Etoile is the largest hotel in central Paris. The redesign of the hotel’s rooms was led by French interior architect Jean-Philippe Nuel, while London-based firm Michaelis Boyd restyled all the public areas;

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both draw inspiration from Le Méridien brand’s midcentury modern design aesthetic.

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with illustrated maps of Parisian arrondissements that adorn the headboards and deconstructed images of the city that are displayed in the rooms and corridors.

Paris: A Destination & Inspiration The interiors of all 1,025 guestrooms and suites have been redesigned with residential texture and details inspired by the destination: the lighting and the muted colour palette of grey, light blue and charcoal are underscored by eye-catching accents. Travel and discovery are woven into the fabric of the design,

Art and design also provide an element of discovery throughout the public spaces of Le Méridien Etoile. Art Curator Marion Vignal selected four Parisian, contemporary artists to express their unique perspectives of Paris through different mediums. For instance, Arnold Goron, the sought-after sculptor and set designer for several French fashion houses, created

the arrival art installation and impressive mural fresco, both composed of brass petals forming a map of Paris. From the arrival lighting installation that represents the traffic circles of the city, to the custom-tiled accent wall that pays homage to Paris’ metro system, Le Méridien Etoile has transformed the staid, traditional lobby into the brand’s signature Le Méridien Hub. Set amidst this thoughtfully-designed space, the Longitude 2°17 Bar provides Le Méridien signature éclairs, light bites and illy coffee, expertly prepared

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by the hotel’s creative Master Barista, creating an experience that brings creative and curious-minded guests and locals together. Le Méridien Etoile features 2,500 square metre of thoughtfully-designed meeting spaces with design cues taken from the 17th arrondissement. The small meeting rooms or ‘Petits Salons’ hold up to 25 people and are named after local streets, while the large ‘Grands Salons’ hold up to 1,200 people and bear the names of neighbouring avenues and boulevards. Each of the spaces is designed with the brand’s mid-century modern aesthetic and offers modular furniture that allows personalization. Custom photography, depicting scenes from each Boulevard, was shot by one of France’s most influential Instagrammers, Vutheara Kham, and aims to inspire creativity. The renovation of the conference centre and public areas was overseen by London-based architectural duo Alex Michaelis and Tim Boyd. Jazz Club Etoile: The Legendary Music Club Created in 1975 with celebrated drummer F.A.

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Galepides, known as Moustache, the Jazz Club Etoile has been entirely renovated in a mid-century modern style, with an emphasis on bright colours and vintage furniture. Parisian touches once again pepper the decor with white tiles, reminiscent of the metro stations, surrounded by the works of visual artist Christian Gastaldi, who was inspired by the posters displayed in the metro system.

Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa and Middle East. “Highlighting our commitment to strengthening the brand’s portfolio around the globe, over 50% of Le Méridien hotels in Europe and the Middle East have been upgraded over the last three years. We are proud to celebrate Le Méridien distinctive design aesthetic and bold ‘Destination Unlocked’ positioning in the brand’s home city of Paris.”

While preserving the essence of the Jazz Club Etoile, former music booker and friend of Moustache, Jean-Pierre Vignola, has collaborated with Jonathan Miltat, an experienced Jazz producer, to renew the musical offering and put the spotlight on Jazz, Soul, Funk and Blues. Both locals and hotel guests alike can now discover legendary artists and new talent in the intimate venue with a new menu curated by Executive Chef Laurent Bélijar.

Since 2005, Starwood and its hotel ownership groups have transformed Le Méridien into a contemporary lifestyle brand now focused on unlocking the destination through culture, the arts, and cuisine. Now Le Méridien boasts the strongest portfolio levels in the brand’s history, growing in key destinations around the world, Le Méridien Denver; Le Méridien Singapore, Sentosa; 6 newly-built Le Méridien hotels in China, including 2 in Shanghai alone; and the brand’s re-entry into Italy with the opening of Le Méridien Visconti Rome early next year.

“Destination Unlocked” Position Propels Parisian-born Brand “Ten years after Le Méridien joined Starwood Hotels & Resorts, the brand now stands stronger than ever before,” said Michael Wale, President, Starwood



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Smart Candle With over 15 years’ experience, Smart Candle have become the world’s market leader in LED Candles. We have supplied in excess of 85,000 hotels, restaurants and bars worldwide, through our UK based head office. With the largest range of LED candles available worldwide, we are able to supply large quantities at great prices, in a variety of styles, sizes and colours. As we manufacture all of our LED candles in our own factory we are able to guarantee the very best quality which meets and exceeds the needs and requirements of our customers. From the smallest rechargeable

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts To Debut Its First Hotel In Armenia Part of The Luxury Collection, The Alexander Hotel in Yerevan, Will Welcome Global Explorers to Armenia’s Capital City in 2017 Yerevan, Armenia – August XX, 2016 – Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) today announced that it will enter Armenia with the opening of The Alexander, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Yerevan. The unique hotel is scheduled to open in summer 2017, underscoring Starwood’s strategy to meet the growing demand for experiential luxury travel in emerging markets around the globe. “On the heels of surpassing the 100th hotel milestone, The Luxury Collection continues its rapid expansion with the signing of The Alexander in the historic destination of Yerevan,” said Michael Wale, President, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa and Middle East. “We are proud to partner with Tsupani CJSC and continue to deliver on our promise of bringing a new level of luxury to the CIS. The hotel, ideally located in the heart of Armenia’s capital, will offer guests unique access to authentic destination experiences.”

“We are excited to partner with Starwood Hotels & Resorts and bring The Luxury Collection brand to Armenia. This hotel will be the first international luxury hotel in the country, and we expect it will also become the best,” said Asmik Ambartsumyan, the majority shareholder of Tsupani CJSC. The Alexander hotel, will be located in one of the most prestigious addresses in the capital city, close to the Republic Square. The Institute of Ancient Manuscripts known for its literary anthology dating back to the ninth century, the whimsical and famous seven fountains, as well as the History Museum and National Art Gallery, the largest art museum in Armenia, are just steps away from the hotel. The new-build property will feature 114 luxurious guest rooms, including 17 opulent suites and a Presidential Suite. In addition, The Alexander hotel will also offer superlative event and meeting spaces including a ballroom, eight meeting rooms and a business center. The unparalleled wellness facilities include an indoor pool, spa and a fitness center. Culinary offerings at The Alexander will include an all-day dining restaurant, a cigar club and a lobby bar. Website:

“We are confident that The Luxury Collection brand’s unique and refined offerings will perfectly complement the hallmarks of The Alexander hotel,” said Anatoly Kondratenko, Senior Director, Starwood Development, Europe, Africa and Middle East. “In addition to being the first Starwood hotel in Armenia, the signing of The Alexander showcases our commitment to the burgeoning CIS travel market.” Starwood in the CIS Currently, Starwood operates nine hotels in The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) under five of its distinctive lifestyle brands, including The Luxury Collection, W, St. Regis, Sheraton and Four Points by Sheraton. Starwood is expanding its presence across the region with five new hotels expected to open by the end of 2018. These include The Alexander in Yerevan, The St. Regis Astana and The Residences at The St. Regis Astana, Four Points by Sheraton hotels in Krasnodar and Moscow Vnukovo Airport, as well as Sheraton Rostov-on-Don in Russia.

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The Lodge at Feline Fields

Help preserve the untouched beauty of Botswana with the launch of The Lodge at Feline Fields Discover Botswana’s wilderness at The Lodge at Feline Fields, a new luxurious safari lodge nestled in the heart of the savannah, west of the Okavango Delta ( Designed by renowned South African architect Alwyn Petersen, the Lodge embodies authentic luxury. Made up of just six suites, each offers spectacular views over the savannah. The final phase marks the official launch, with all accommodations available for bookings in 2017. Constructed from natural materials, the 1,000 sq ft suites create a connection with the outside. Three

luxury tented suites offer an idyllic hideaway, while three two-storey suites have a raised king-sized bed, spacious bathroom and lounge area with a daybed which can be used for additional family accommodation. Outside, these enjoy a private pool and staircase leading to a breathtaking upper deck. Under the thatch, guests may relax in the shade, indulge in a private dinner or sleep surrounded by the sounds of the savannah. At the main lodge, a spacious open-air lounge and decked area are ideally positioned to watch the sunset over the far horizon. Fresh cuisine is served daily, inspired by the Kalahari and grown by the Lodge.

Game drives are conducted at flexible times through the day and night when possible in open safari vehicles. Walking safaris are possible, with a chance to witness desert adapted species and plains wildlife. Two special ‘fat’ bicycles, adapted for use on sand, are parked outside each suite to cycle to the main lodge or explore the Kalahari accompanied by an experienced guide. At the Lodge, work up a sweat at the Bush gym or with a game of tennis, before cooling off in the 25m lap pool or relaxing with a spa treatment in the open air. The Lodge is based a short drive to Xai Xai Village, home to some of the last remaining Bushmen in the

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world. Experience the Bushmen Trance Dance on a fly-camping trip*, and in the morning be accompanied by the Bushmen and a guide/translator for a bushwalk to learn how the San have managed to survive thousands of years in the Kalahari Desert. The Lodge at Feline Fields is also situated a short distance from the ancient Gcwihaba Caves, one of the most remote and wild destinations in all of Botswana. Marjan Blom, Chairperson and Director of Feline Fields, said: “It had long been a dream for my husband Raphael and I to help actively shape the future of conservation. We fell in love with Botswana, its incredible beauty and warm people. It seemed only natural to establish the Feline Fields Trust and resulting Lodge to support our local community and introduce guests to conservation in action.”

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Set in an untouched and private part of Africa, the intimate lodge employs low volume, low impact ecotourism to support the Feline Fields Trust. This non-profit organisation facilitates a sound approach to sustainable conservation through leadership development and education of rural children in Botswana. A stay at The Lodge at Feline Fields starts from $750 (£530) per person, per night. This includes return road transfers, all meals and drinks (excluding champagne and French wines), all game drives, organised fly camps to the Gcwihaba Caves, laundry service, VAT and a €30 donation to the Feline Fields Trust. An additional child sharing starts from $200 per person per night.


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Garden State Hotel

Garden State Hotel Techne Architecture + Interior Design Garden State Hotel is a superb, purpose-built four-storey bar and hospitality venue at 95 Flinders Lane.Technē has completely rebuilt the venue while preserving its distinctive exterior, itself a heritage Victorian era building that began life as a textile mill in 1896. The design centres on a large multi-level beer garden, a startling oasis in the middle of the CBD’s network of laneways. Reflecting this verdant theme, the name Garden State Hotel borrows Victoria’s century-old state title, ‘The Garden State’. The hugely ambitious 2000 square-metre project, with a capacity for 840 guests, preserves much of the original textile factory’s sawtooth roof while opening its central bays to form a terraced beer garden that has the feel of a Victorian conservatory, a hidden botanical haven to be explored.

The contemporary architecturally designed pub is a versatile space, with different rooms and areas to support varied audiences and functions. Technē imbues these diverse spaces with intriguing interconnections and a sense of exploration for their guests. While a front bar is still likely to be a vibrant community watering hole, bespoke dining areas and beautiful private function rooms create opportunities where the pub now services the entire hospitality spectrum, from casual get togethers to finer dining and corporate events. As well as the multi-level beer garden at its heart, the project involved the creation of a street level public bar at the front of the site and a five-level structure (four of which are open to the public) at the rear. The sophisticated Technē design creates a flow between

spaces diverse in function, capacity and architectural inspiration. The New York-inspired Garden Grill will be the venue’s main dining area and also features the Raw Bar, serving Melbourne’s freshest seafood. The basementlevel Rose Garden is an intimate cocktail bar with chandeliers, eclectic antique wall décor and giant rose motifs hand-painted by local artisans. Other spaces include the Balcony Dining Room, for small group bookings, and The Observatory on the second floor, the venue’s premier functions space, which will hold up to 120 people in a light-filled room with views onto both the garden below and the city outside.

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Hanger sw6

Hanger sw6 Brunch Hanger sw6 the newly opened neighborhood steak restaurant and liquor bar has just launched their American style brunch. All day weekend brunching never looked so good with takes on the American classics such as steak ‘n’ eggs with hanger steak, fried duck egg, hash browns, hanger relish and the brunch bap with venison sausage, fried egg, sticky onions on a potato bap or if you are looking for more of an English twist the florence eggs with toasted crumpets, poached

eggs, spinach, avocado, hollandaise and either charred bacon or hanger steak to top it off. For those looking to truly kick off the weekend (or continue it) the downstairs liquor bar have mixed up some refreshing and reviving cocktails such as the hanger-over, hanger’s very own take on a the Bloody Mary and the crackbaby a vodka based cocktail made with orange, passion fruit and prosecco.




Cult Furniture

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Cult Furniture One thing we’re known for at Cult Furniture is lighting. And is there anything more important to make your restaurant, hotel, bar or commercial space stand out? Knowing this, we’ve switched on a huge new range of lights for the new season, bringing fresh, modern design to you without the crazy price tag. You’ll find our signature pendants in a huge new range of styles and colours - including atmospheric

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Design Focus At January Furniture Show Interior designers, architects and specifiers heading to the January Furniture Show 2017 (JFS) can expect an even bigger and better event with extended show space and more exhibitors. The four-day show, which runs from Sunday 22 until Wednesday 25 January at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre (NEC), has over 300 exhibitors already signed up, covering everything from fabrics, soft furnishings, upholstery, flooring, cabinets and giftware. Laraine Janes of the January Furniture Show said: “Designers attending the show will find plenty of inspiration from the many beautiful stands, product designs and concepts. We are excited that the calibre of companies exhibiting is very high for 2017, so it is the perfect show at the perfect time of year to see what trends lie ahead.”

Here’s a taster of who you can expect to see at this year’s show. Collins & Hayes was proud to be a runner up and highly commended for its Brooke sofa range in the Furniture Awards 2016 Upper Level category at last year’s show. For 2017 it will be introducing brand new, innovative designs with huge emphasis on comfort and a natural fibre fabric collection. A collaboration between Whitemeadow and Content by Terrence Conran will be launched at the show. The new Plus Collection harnesses the design and fabric flair of the Conran team with the commerciality of the Whitemeadow organisation. Four new models will be unveiled at the show which are designed to complement the cabinet ranges from Conran. The heritage of the brand will be clear for all to see.


Kesterport will be celebrating its 40th anniversary with a return to the January Furniture Show. Established as respected suppliers to leading retailers, interior designers and contract specifiers both at home and internationally, it will be previewing a selection of new ranges with the emphasis on style and value. British furniture company Ercol, has been designing quality furniture for 95 years, and for 2017 will bring products that are synonymous with quality, timeless, pared down design and excellent functionality. Online registration for the January Furniture Show is open and visitors can see the full list of exhibitors for 2017 and secure their free badge by visiting

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Hogarths Stone Manor

Conference and team building facilities upgraded following refurbishment at Hogarths Stone Manor, near Kidderminster Meeting and conference facilities at Hogarths Stone Manor, near Kidderminster, Worcestershire have been upgraded as part of the four star hotel’s top-totoe refurbishment programme, which has restored the property to its former glory but with a more contemporary feel. Set in 27 acres of landscaped grounds and gardens the 56-bedroom, Tudor style hotel can now offer flexible space for smaller meetings and executive retreats, as well as conferences for up to 200 delegates, or host a reception for a maximum of 300 guests. It can also be booked for an exclusive-use residential conference. The extensive grounds and woodland provide a perfect setting for outdoor team-building games and events including clay pigeon shooting, a bush craft survival

exercise or GPS treasure quest, while the Pump Toom covered outdoor space is ideal as a break-out area for light refreshments, lunch or dinner. There is also free parking for over 400 cars.

events co-ordinators can also assist with arranging entertainment and themed evenings such as a Worcestershire pub night with beer tasting, traditional pub grub and a quiz.

All the meeting and conference suites have been revamped in a stylish new colour palette of greens, aubergine and charcoal that bring the outside in and reflect the decor featured in the hotel’s public areas and bedrooms.

Located in the heart of the idyllic Worcestershire countryside but within easy reach of Birmingham, Hogarths Stone Manor is just 15 minutes’ drive from junction one of the M42 and junction four of the M5 motorways.

Conference planners can make a selection from the hotel’s menus, alternatively Executive Chef Paul Harris and his team can create bespoke dishes to suit different tastes and dietary requirements. Delegates may dine privately in their own exclusive suite, or in the main AA rosette Dining Room. The hotel’s

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The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences

Kinnersley Kent Design redesigns one of London’s most iconic hotels - The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences Leading British design studio Kinnersley Kent Design has completed the multi-million-pound refurbishment of one of London’s most iconic hotels – The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences – remodeling the interiors and adding new layers of warm and subtle glamour to this family-run, five-star, thoroughlyindependent jewel in the heart of Mayfair. The scope of works undertaken by Kinnersley Kent Design, one of the UK’s most established and celebrated practices, includes brand strategy,

positioning and identity work - undertaken in partnership with the hotel’s owners and close-knit internal team - as well as external architectural works and a full interior architectural and design renovation, transforming the hotel’s public spaces, from the lobby, lounge and first floor meeting areas to a spectacular new bar – ‘THE BAR at The Athenaeum’ - and the elegant, day-to-night restaurant offer – ‘Galvin at The Athenaeum’. Michelin-starred chefs The Galvin Brothers are now

in charge of the full F&B offer at The Athenaeum, in an exciting partnership for both parties. The F&B offer for guests ranges from all meals and snacks from breakfast-time through to dinner, as well as afternoon tea, private dining and 24/7 in-room dining. Known for their impeccable French cuisine, acclaimed restaurateurs Chris and Jeff Galvin will be offering a modern take on classic British dishes alongside established favourites, using seasonal British flavours and home-grown produce.

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Design Approach:

Brand Refresh, Positioning and Graphic Design:

Speaking of the design approach to the project, Kinnersley Kent Design Partner Jill Higgins explained, ‘Above all, we were looking to open the hotel up in terms of light, space, circulation and visibility. The building’s original art deco nature has also been brought back to life by replacing the ground floor elevation with an elegant bronze façade with brass details referencing the 1930s modernist style.’

Kinnersley Kent Design’s Brand Director Lindie Kramers said of the agency’s approach: ‘Our thinking was based on the brand’s core strengths – its heritage, attitude and location. Located in the heart of Mayfair, the brand is delightfully English (in all the right ways), independently-owned, with an art deco spirit. And they’ve always done things differently.’ The re-branding and positioning project included

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interviewing 20 key staff members to get a real insider feel for the hotel, as well as thorough research into the hotel’s great history – especially its legendary associations with the world of film. Above all, the hotel was clearly understood, both internally and externally, to be about individuals, from the staff to the high levels of tailored service, to the character of individual guests. Even Jim, the doorman, has his own blog! ‘Our repositioning strategy was based on celebrating this individuality’, Lindie Kramers explained. ‘This


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one-of-a-kind hotel offers a refreshing alternative for guests seeking a more personalized experience and our aim was to ensure the customer was at the heart of that proposition. This formed the foundation of our new brand ethos – ‘Stay Individual’ – which is brought to life at every touch point and across all branding materials.’ ‘We like to do things differently at the Athenaeum,” commented General Manager Jeremy Hopkins. ‘We are stylish and glamorous without pretension and our team are allowed to let their individual personalities shine through, so that the guest experience is enhanced and crafted just for them. When guests arrive we might say hello to strangers, but we say goodbye to friends.’ The work led to a re-naming of the hotel as The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences (formerly ‘& Apartments’) to stay true to the brand’s English heritage. The positioning also lay behind the offering of British classics by The Galvin Brothers on their restaurant menu for the first time. The updated identity work then led to a huge raft of graphic applications, with Kinnersley Kent Director of Graphics Kenny Sum and team overseeing the design of almost 80 individual items, from menus and coasters through to luggage tags, cocktail invitations, notepads, pencils and guest postcards.

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Lobby and overall interiors palette

Exterior façade, entrance and terrace

For the newly-remodeled, double-height lobby area where the whole mezzanine galleried section has been squared off and pulled back to double the available space - the design team applied a playful interior architectural signature in the form of an eclectic mix of classic British furniture items, to reflect the hotel’s strong British heritage, mixed with contemporary and mid-century-modern European pieces.

The hotel’s external appearance has been transformed, with an entirely new ground-floor-level façade offering guests spectacular leafy views out across the Royal Green Park via new floor-to-ceiling windows. An impressive new, fully DDA-compliant main entrance has been relocated to the left of the façade, directly alongside the ‘Living Wall’ and created according to a design aesthetic of ‘authentic deco’. It therefore features classic architectural details of the era, such as stepped bronzework and geometric shapes, with a pattern overlaid on the doors, along with bespoke gilded metal inlays, featuring abstracted art deco shaping. Outside the front of the hotel, a new terrace area has been created, forming one of the very few outdoor dining areas on Piccadilly in what was a relatively lowkey, but very successful, transformation of available space in the project’s earliest phase. The design team also converted an existing secondary entrance on Downs Street into a new glass box with solid doors to serve as a direct entrance for non-resident guests to the hotel’s stunning new destination bar – ‘THE BAR at The Athenaeum’.

‘We think of it as ‘mismatching’ with an educated, curated eye’, Jill Higgins said, adding that the chosen materials palette was ‘Rich, understated, high quality, indulgent and luxurious.’ The scheme features lots of contrast and texture, with high-gloss and reeded finishes and thin and elegant metal forms set against a muted and subtle colour palette, punctuated by bright and contemporary accents. Materials include mesh-within-glass and a curated rose bronze that the Kinnersley Kent Design team created in order to get the exact look and feel required for the galleried balustrade to the mezzanine. Stunning, open, metal screens create semi-private zoning between the open-plan lobby and restaurant space, whilst the columns, which are a strong feature of the space, are clad in a striking, narrow-reeded dark timber. The overall result is both playful and

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geometric, but not overly symmetrical, with the hotel’s art deco roots acknowledged but approached with a thoroughly contemporary sensibility. Furniture and fittings include two statement ‘Meshmatic Chandeliers’ by Atelier Rick Tegelaar, used here for the first time in the UK and chosen for their lightness, elegance and sense of playfulness, as well as to tie in with the metal in the overall materials palette. The space features a carefully-chosen selection of elegant chairs in smokey grey and teal velvets, with mustard and tangerine upholstery in leather and other fabrics, with all chairs chosen for their interesting tones, contrasts and juxtapositions. The main flooring in the lobby is a dark-fumed oak with a herringbone pattern, with marble used to delineate the circulation area and stairs. The stairs have been re-clad with a polished plaster finish on the inside and marble treads, whilst the outside is clad the same way as the columns with narrow-reeded panelling. Touches of greenery throughout to refer to the Living Wall and to Green Park and underscore the hotel’s English heritage. A new high-level hanging plant feature in the entrance space gives the meeting room a sense of being fully enclosed within the Living Wall. Art is also a vital piece of the overall integrated scene dressing and was selected for the scheme by art consultant Robin Greene, in partnership with the hotel’s owners, to express the ‘Stay Individual’ brand ethos and to link to a number of key themes, including the hotel’s historical links to the film industry and a contemporary commitment to young British artists.

In a move to be one of the first London five-star hotels of its size to offer a personal and barrier free check-in experience via iPad and a concierge service, the modernised Athenaeum now offers a seamless welcome which flows from lobby to lounge, bar and restaurant. Galvin at The Athenaeum The entire ground floor has been designated as potential hospitality space, with a brand new espresso bar serving the lobby, as well as afternoon tea later in the day. ‘The food and beverage offer takes up the whole width of the right hand side of the space’, explained Jill Higgins. ‘The new, more open restaurant space was created to be both subtle and refined, offering casual fine dining with food very much the hero. The aim is to attract both guests and local residents and business users in Mayfair, where the demographic has changed notably in the past decade, with the area attracting larger numbers of young people, a more international mix and a notable increase in high-fashion outlets and premises.’ Kinnersley Kent Design worked both with The Athenaeum and with The Galvin Brothers on the design of the F&B spaces, as well as creating the identities and designing all brand collateral, from uniforms to tableware. An existing, centerpiece chandelier in the restaurant was retained because it was in great condition and,

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with its spare, mid-century aesthetic, fitted perfectly with the style of the new furnishings on the ground floor. The flooring in the restaurant space is white oiled oak, whilst seating is a mix of bespoke, buttoned velvet banquettes and timber, metal and leather chairs. All tables were bespoke-designed by Kinnersley Kent Design to create the optimum arrangement of tables within the space. THE BAR at The Athenaeum THE BAR at The Athenaeum is a sensual delight and a space that really comes alive at night, with a deliciously dark and tactile contemporary palette of blue-green, lemon yellow and stylish dark green suede, velvet and leather, with full-height glass walls backed by the tropical feel of the full-height ‘Living Wall’ greenery outside. Once you step inside, London’s busy Piccadilly thoroughfare feels a million miles away and there’s a sense of being in a secret, subterranean destination. The ambience, style and vibe in the bar have been created in partnership by one of the world’s leading cocktail gurus, Giancarlo Mancino, together with The Galvin Brothers. The new bar will be a destination in its own right for those looking to discover new craft spirits, signature classic cocktails with a twist and a distinctive range of whiskies, for which the hotel has long been famous, including The Athenaeum’s own blend and pioneering craft spirits. In all an impressive 160 brands have been included in the menu, with more added when ‘discovered’. ‘THE BAR will be known for its new and unusual


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drinks menu. Don’t expect to see Campari, Bombay or Gordons in here,’ Giancarlo Mancino said. ‘The drinks will be ‘showcased’. Theatre will be a huge part of the bar experience and all drinks will be served in elegant, classic glassware which I have especially created to enhance the flavours.’ The bar itself creates a focal point within the space, flanked by bespoke cabinets, which hold the hotel’s extensive whiskey collection as well as a curated selection of interesting artefacts, chosen by Kinnersley Kent Design. The bar’s design takes the signature use of reeded finishes to another level, via a high-gloss reeded black front with stepped brass details and a Nero Dorato marble bar-top with striking gold and white geometric veining. Back-lit glass shelves create an elegant framework for the display of Giancarlo Mancino’s bespoke glassware. The furniture here really ups the elegance factor, with long, slim forms and plenty of sinuous metal. Stand-out pieces include a console designed by Kinnersley Kent Design to the rear of the space and rugs, bespoke-designed by Kinnersley Kent Design and manufactured by Stepevi. Seating is a carefully-

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chosen mix of black velvet and brass barstools, lounge chairs in butternut velvet and armchairs with a black leather exterior and saffron nubuck interior. There are sofas for more serious lounging, including velvet Chesterfields, whilst the small drinks tables feature a brass base and Nero Marquina marble tops and the larger ones a black base and Verde Guatemala marble tops. Flooring is white-oiled oak, as in the restaurant. Also at the rear of the space, a screen plays a bespoke film sequence of passionate embraces from the movies, in a reference to the hotel’s long history of links with Hollywood greats, including former guests Elizabeth Taylor, Marlon Brando, Shirley Maclaine, Cary Grant, John Wayne and Russell Crowe. The Gallery On the first floor – glimpsed as a mezzanine from the double-height atrium, The Gallery offers an exclusive feel and two new stunning private dining rooms with amazing views onto Piccadilly and across to Green Park, as well as meeting rooms aimed at a gap in the market for those looking something more relaxed and personal. The design feel here is informal and more domestic in scale.


Jeremy Hopkins, General Manager at The Athenaeum, concluded ‘We have thoroughly enjoyed revealing the new Athenaeum to guests. We’ve worked very hard with Kinnersley Kent Design to get every detail absolutely right and we knew almost immediately that they were able to share our vision for the hotel. London may well have the most diverse hotel offering in the world, but luxury hotels now have to meet the demands of today’s guests. Our guests are confident, stylish and independent and our reception mirrors their character, enabling us to meet their expectations and provide a truly individual experience.’


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The Orangery Restaurant

Mercure Newbury, Elcot Park Hotel, awarded its first AA Rosette The Orangery Restaurant at Mercure Newbury, Elcot Park Hotel has been awarded its first AA Rosette for culinary excellence. Head Chef, Etienne Forget, and his highly skilled team have been working hard to achieve this prestigious accolade. Speaking about the award, Etienne comments: “We are a team always striving to deliver culinary excellence in each dish we create, so we’re extremely honoured to see this has been recognised nationwide. We’ve always been very proud of the food offering at Elcot Park and this award confirms our position as a leading hotel and restaurant.” So what would the Head Chef recommend? “The Goats’ cheese bon bons have to be one of my favourite starters and our Seared sea bream fillet is just delicious and hugely popular”.

The elegantly styled Orangery Restaurant offers a diverse collection of mouth-watering dishes, prepared using fresh ingredients and locally sourced produce. With its stunning views, the restaurant provides an idyllic setting for guests to enjoy a traditional afternoon tea or a round of cocktails with friends and family before savouring a delicious Sunday lunch in the stylish new restaurant. Tracey Brown, Jupiter Hotels Regional Director who heads up the Food and Beverage Department also comments, “I am delighted that Etienne and his team have been recognised with this external, prestigious award for food quality. As the second Hotel to achieve an AA Rosette within our portfolio, we are very proud to be acknowledged for our ethos of delivering locally inspired good quality food, cooked extremely well.” Mercure Newbury, Elcot Park Hotel is one of six stylish, four star stunning country house hotels in the Website:

Jupiter Hotels portfolio to offer a unique five course gourmet tasting menu, with matching wine pairings. The menu is available as part of the newly launched Gourmet Break, which includes a one night stay, a welcome glass of Prosecco and breakfast from just £149 per couple. Dishes available as part of the five course fine dining tasting menu include a delicious Pumpkin & celeriac soup with rosemary and black truffle oil, Early grey cured Salmon and Gorgonzola & walnut tortellini. Mercure Newbury, Elcot Park Hotel, former family home of Percy Shelley the great poet, is surrounded by sixteen acres of luxurious landscaped gardens. Set within a parkland estate of outstanding natural beauty and only ten miles from the real “Downton Abbey”, Highclere Castle.


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Café Pista

Café Pista New café in the heart of Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie, Montréal. As a continuation to the implementation of food trucks in Montreal, the Pista Café Mobile, where you can find some of the best coffee in town, was created a little over two years ago as a tricycle/invention. After being showcased in all of Montreal’s festivals, the Pista Café tricycle found an address of its own in the heart of Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie.

What a wonderful challenge for Les Ateliers Guyon design studio.

The goal: To make the shift from being a nomad café to being a sedentary one, while still keeping a street stall feel. The chosen location, on the corner of Beaubien and Saint-Vallier, is imbued with both history and character. We’re looking at a simple and refreshing concept: to create a cozy, luminous and unique spot where the inside recreates the outside.

“The Pista Café Mobile is a tricycle which combines human power, technology and the pleasure of a good coffee. The bike itself, completely independent from any other source of energy, relies solely on legs and pedals to provide freshly ground coffee beans.”

After roaming its share of Montreal streets, being part of each of the city’s great events and travelling over 360 km to grind coffee, the Pista Café team called upon Les Ateliers Guyon to design a unique yet familiar universe. Maxime Richard, Pista Café’s owner, tells us:

Bringing the outside in The tricycle concept Pista Café Mobile was the first inspiration for the designers at Les Ateliers Guyon. Félix Guyon explains: “The idea of bringing the outside in came to us instinctively. It wasn’t just our gut feeling; as the concept was a natural extension of the original Pista Café. We wanted to give users an enjoyable, friendly and unpretentious experience in a bright, refreshing space. The idea was simply to make the Café an inviting place, so the customers would feel like they were walking about or sitting in a park. We never thought we would literally bring the outside inside, but it figured that subtle evocation of the volumetric and functional properties of a food-truck-type service

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were to surface through our refreshing design.” The Café is divided in two separate sections. On one side lies a long bench, its colors soft and lively, allowing the location’s natural light to shine. On the other, the service section is hemmed in a container-inspired workspace where customers get served as if they were sitting on a food truck stool, waiting for their order. Within this workspace there’s even a place designed especially for the tricycle as there is a little workshop where it can be stored, repaired and admired by the patrons. According to Audrée L. Larose, designer at Les Ateliers Guyon: “From the very beginning, our clients were adamant on the matter: they want the bike, which gets a lot of looks on the street, to be integrated in the design so it can still be gazed upon. But they also made it clear that they didn’t want the whole place to be tricycle-themed. We believe we achieved, through this project, a perfect blend, subtle yet bold, of their first intentions and our concept to bring the outside in.” The conceptual approach to design, from Les Ateliers Guyon Les Ateliers Guyon has been specialized in object design and interior design for over 5 years now and still manages to take us to a foreign world with every creation. Félix Guyon, owner and designer, explains his vision of what design should be and how his evergrowing business taps into that vision: “Chiefly, a good design must not only meet the client’s requirements,

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but also that of the user, while bringing their basic needs to a higher level. To ensure that the space or object is deemed comfortable and user-friendly, proper design always comes first for us. Yet, at home, it’s still not enough; we need to add some hot sauce to the mix! Contrasts always find a place in our projects, just like sweet and salty complement one another. When this is not reflected by styles from different times, it can be found in the materials used, in textures, volumes or light sources that cross and give us the edge we’re always looking for. Magic, in all its poetry, must reign over every piece we create, in a subtle marriage between formal and conceptual elements colliding in a unique and calculated design!” Les Ateliers Guyon Félix Guyon, founder at Les Ateliers Guyon, has given birth to a second company specializing in luminaire design, along with its cofounder Audrée L.Larose, called Larose Guyon. Audrée L. Larose and Félix Guyon, design lovers and lovers in life, combine both of their visions and offer a design both masculine and feminine, where contrasts confront each other in a meticulous, subtle and bold design. They tell us their story: “We literally found each other, we form the best possible team we could have imagined. Our strengths support the other’s weaknesses and vice versa. From our often opposed visions arise results which surpass our first intentions every time. We like to see ourselves as follows: Félix is Website:

a burst of ideas and Audrée is the funnel which refines and gives focus!’’ Together they become a “dream team“, as they put it themselves, laughing. Their combination recently led them to present their Larose-Guyon Luminaire project at ICFF 2016, in New York. An artistic installation project for a few Chicago hotels is also in the works. These two multidisciplinary designers should stay on your radar, as it looks like their next projects are going to be more and more surprising!


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Andaz London

Andaz London Liverpool Street Launches 1901 Wine Lounge New East London Drinking Space Makes Excellent Vintages Available To All Luxury, five-star boutique hotel, the Andaz London Liverpool Street ( has expanded its bar and restaurant offering with the launch of the 1901 Wine Lounge. This new East London space features an eclectic and adventurous selection of wines available by the glass and bottle from a host of established vineyards and lesser known producers. Designed for both connoisseurs and casual drinkers, the Lounge has an impressive list of over 160 wines and is focussed on making excellent vintages accessible to all, with an intrepid selection of 18 wines available by the glass. Guests are able to experience more exclusive offerings and explore the produce of unchartered regions, such as the Spanish ‘Sacred Shores’ of Ribeira Sacra and Alto Adige in Northern Italy. The menu also includes a strong Austrian line-up which embraces different grape varieties, including Grüner Veltliner, a white grape from the region of Wagram. Another Austrian wine, Rote Kuvee, contains a blend of both Blaufränkisch and Zweigelt red grape varieties grown on the renowned Eisenberg vineyards, along with a small amount of international

companions such as Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon to give this wine the final edge. An exciting example of a small production winery featured on the list is the vintage Sangiovese, an Italian red from Casale Chianti, a 16th century Florentine villa and vineyard in Tuscany. The team at the Lounge are made up of passionate wine aficionados that are on hand to advise, and are fuelled by the belief that wine drinking is intended to be fun for all and not an exclusive experience for the few. Small plates and sharing platters will feature on an ever-changing food menu, with each dish created to pair perfectly with the Lounge’s wine list. Devised by Head Chef Sam Dunleavy, this season’s offering includes Slow Cooked Beef Bourguignon Croquettes, Cured Loch Fyne Salmon with Crispy Salmon Crackling and Dedham Vale Venison Sliders. Locally sourced cheese boards, from neighbouring cheesemongers Androuet at Old Spitalfields Market also feature on the food menu as well as charcuterie boards. For those who need a little help when it comes to pairing, a selection of wines by the glass have been Website:

matched to perfection with individual artisan cheeses, such as creamy, soft brie paired with an elegantly smooth Vin De Pays De Mediterranée from the Rhône Valley of France. Located in the heart of the City and the creative Shoreditch scene, the 1901 Wine Lounge has a relaxed, inviting interior with a warm colour palette and industrial finishes. Befitting its atmospheric surroundings within the hotel, the new space is a stylish cocoon with a mix of cosy armchairs and high tables. A central island counter will provide room for individual and group wine tastings and elaborate displays, adding to the laid-back, casual feel. 1901 Wine Lounge Manager, Adam Varga, believes that the new venture will allow guests to explore and experiment with wine: “By ensuring wine is accessible and allowing our customers to make informed decisions about what to drink, we hope to give guests an enjoyable and illuminating experience.” 1901 Wine Lounge is open from Monday-Friday, 8am until late.


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Hakkasan Group

Hakkasan Group Announces Multi-Million Dollar Partnership In New Luxury Bali Resort Next phase of expansion into south east asia in partnership with kaja group and alila hotels & resorts JAKARTA, INDONESIA (8 September 2016) – Hakkasan Group, the global hospitality company, today announced plans to open two new venues at The Cliff at Alila Villas Uluwatu. The destination resort will host the world’s first OMNIA Dayclub and luxury Japanese restaurant Sake No Hana in Bali with partners KAJA Group and Alila Hotel & Resorts. The development of these two brands in Bali is the largest investment of its kind in Indonesia and will generate 150 jobs when they open in Q3 2017, with around 250 additional jobs through the construction of the site. The Indonesian Government has a target of 20 million tourists annually by 2020 so this is set to increase the demand for luxury hospitality. This dynamic partnership is preempting this with a revolutionary new destination in Bali that will change the face of hospitality in Indonesia and reposition the region as a must-see travel spot for tourists. This is the next stage in the partnership announced last year, which will also see Sake no Hana, OMNIA Nightclub and Hakkasan restaurant opening in partnership with KAJA Group and Alila Hotels & Resorts in Alila SCBD Hotel, Jakarta. When complete,

the three luxury experiences will bring 339 jobs to the capital city.

Franky Tjahyadikarta, President Director BUVA Group (parent company of KAJA Group) said:

The partnership and investment from KAJA Group in both Jakarta and Bali totals $38 million.

“Being a homegrown Indonesian company, we are always striving for brand differentiation which drove us to develop the best in leisure destinations; first with hotels and now onto food and entertainment with Hakkasan Group, a global leader in its class. We are incredibly proud to deliver another first in Indonesia and South Asia.”

It is a continuation of Hakkasan Group’s business strategy of taking its brand portfolio into new highgrowth markets across the world and demonstrates its commitment to investing in the region. Once these initial projects are completed, Hakkasan Group intends to expand within Indonesia and across South East Asia to Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia. Commenting on the announcement, Neil Moffitt, Hakkasan Group CEO said: “Two in every five tourists visit Bali while in Indonesia and the country’s young, and increasingly urban population makes it one of the fastest-growing consumer markets in the world. These factors create a unique opportunity for Hakkasan Group to enter the market at this time. “For Hakkasan Group, choosing like-minded partners has always been key for us. Alila Hotels & Resorts has the same focus and passion for excellence in culinary experiences and impeccable service while KAJA Group has enabled us to bring this luxury experience to visitors to Bali.” Website:

Andrew Tjahyadikarta, President Director KAJA Group said: “We are very excited to work with Hakkasan Group and Alila. We are certain we can introduce the most amazing day-life and nightlife concepts to the region.” Frederic Simon, CEO Alila Hotels & Resorts, said: “We are proud to partner with KAJA Group in presenting the renowned Hakkasan Group hospitality brands to the Alila clientele, chalking yet another first in Bali. “Above all, we are excited to be creating more career and learning opportunities for the local Balinese community which will benefit and support our industry.”

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57 Atlantic Bar

Cincuenta & Siete 57 BAR ATLÁNTICO (57 Atlantic Bar) is located on an emblematic building on the beachfront with the best sea views of the city of A Coruña, in the northwest corner of Spain. The original catering complex was opened in 1957 as a small cafe next to the beach and the soccer field of Riazor, stadium where the first and renowned team of the city, the Real Club Deportivo de La Coruña, plays. This complex has become, over 50 years later, a reference in the city. 57 BAR ATLÁNTICO has a rectangular shape, approximately 20x16 meters, with entrances and exits to the boardwalk and Riazor beach. It has a glass roof in its central part, as a greenhouse inspiration, which creates brightness and luminosity throughout the day. GOC CREATIVOS [] has made the refurbishment conceiving the space as a

scenario in which the gaze can go through the whole building. They design an open environment with large windows that allows us to contemplate the sea horizon, and the Tower of Hercules from anywhere in the bar. The large central bar counter is island-shaped and organizes the distribution of space giving dynamism and fluidity to the space. It has a cozy terrace with abundant and thick vegetation at the entrance. Graphic design was developed according to the interior design and the tradition of the building, enhancing its historical and local character. The mixture of styles, plants, high and low seating areas, shared tables, and opposing elements in the decoration, provide character and personality to this space.

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Style Library Contract Home to some of the world’s best interiors brands, Style Library Contract brings together high performing, design-led, contract-specification wallcoverings and fabrics. Created to be the one-stop international resource for interior designers, architects and specifiers, the Style Library Contract catalogue encompasses Anthology, Zoffany, Harlequin, Sanderson, Morris & Co. and Scion – all leading British interior brands with individual styles. Style Library Contract also holds the exclusive UK distribution for FR One fabrics, a range that offers a new standard of safety, with one international standard that meets all and giving designers the four major features that they are seeking: safety, quality, design and affordability. The team at Style Library Contract are committed to developing the utmost in design-led, high-

performance products. They continually invest in and create new inspirational designs to create commercially viable solutions for their contract clients. This is how the Anthology brand was brought to life. Offering innovative, eclectic ranges, Anthology was originally launched as a wallpaper brand in 2014, with the first collection of contract-suitable fabrics introduced in November 2015. Anthology along now comprises four wallpaper books and six fabric books, all to commercial specification, coloured and designed to appeal across commercial sectors. To complement their exquisite portfolio of standard ranges, Style Library Contract are also well placed to offer bespoke solutions due to the manufacturing capacity within their group. Carolyn Mitchell – Sales Director for the brand comments, Website:

‘Style Library Contract is structured to provide solutions for our clients. We recognise the importance of our clients’ brands and know they come to us with the confidence that we can deliver any design style or specification. We pride ourselves on our ability to design, manufacture and supply innovative fabrics, wallpapers, trimmings and paint across the contract sector, so that designers can create inimitable, inspirational schemes.’ Operating globally, Style Library Contract has showrooms in London, New York, Paris and Dubai, along with partnership showrooms in Moscow and Shenzhen. The fully integrated website also allows clients to search by brand, design style or specification, giving easy access to a new world of contract interiors from just about anywhere. @virseriusstudio

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ESPA Life at Corinthia

Espa Life At Corinthia Named ‘England’s Best Hotel Spa’ At World Spa Awards 2016 ESPA Life at Corinthia was awarded ‘England’s Best Hotel Spa’ at the 2nd annual World Spa Awards 2016, held at the Forte Village Resort in Sardinia, Italy, on 4 September 2016. Set in a space of iconic beauty, ESPA Life is a next generation spa that offers a fully integrated approach to wellbeing. Working with a globally acclaimed team of personal trainers, spa and beauty professionals, nutritionists, acupuncturists, and physiotherapists the spa creates bespoke lifestyle programs focussing on complementary medicine, fitness, spa, beauty and lifestyle. “ESPA Life at Corinthia endeavours to be at the forefront of innovation and excellence in the spa and wellness industry, and this award highlights

our premier position. We have had an exciting year introducing our suite of Mindfulness treatments, and will be launching our ‘Nurture and Support’ programs in the coming months. We are thrilled to win this” said Laura Vallati, Spa Director of ESPA Life at Corinthia.

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ESPA Life at Corinthia opened in April 2011. Spread over four floors, the spa features 17 treatment rooms, a private spa suite, nail studio, indoor swimming pool, vitality pool, amphitheatre sauna, ice fountain, marble heated loungers and private sleep pods.

“We are delighted to have won this prestigious award and to be recognised by our peers in the industry and by our customers. ESPA has always been a leader globally and continues to be at the forefront of the industry which is reflected with this outstanding award. We are truly proud of our partnership with Corinthia and the way all our teams have worked together” said Susan Harmsworth, Founder of ESPA.

The Spa Lounge complements the overall offering focusing on health-conscious cuisine. The Mindful Food Menu, curated by ESPA’s in-house nutritionist, offers light yet delicious dishes that have a calming effect on the body and mind. Website:

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Josephine Bright Goods LED filament lamps on show at Blenheim Palace An exhibition of works by Italian artist, Michelangelo Pistoletto, featuring Bright Goods ‘The Josephine’ LED filament lamps is on show at Blenheim Palace. Displayed in the China Ante Room inside the palace, the exhibit named ‘quadro di elettrici’ (painting of electric wires) features aesthetic, long linear wires hanging from a wall with Josephine LED filament light bulbs. The impressive exhibit measures 3 meters x 2 meters, creating a stunning centre piece with a perfectly, even glow at floor level. Pistoletto is best known as a pioneer of Arte Povera, a term coined in 1967, referring to a loosely connected group of Italian artists who use found objects within their artworks. ‘Pistoletto experiments with intangibility, using reflections and, in this case, light as his materials. Like the viewer’s reflection in a mirror, the painterly glow cast on the ground by the bulbs is ephemeral,

fleeting, immaterial. Pistoletto calls the work painting – the historical pinnacle of fine art objects – yet uses industrial wiring and bulbs, poking fun at the artistic canon by using light and wires as his paint and brush’ – Blenheim Art Foundation exhibition booklet.

the associated high temperature issues. Josephine’s temperature readings were tested and monitored over the course of two weeks and after the successful testing period, Josephine was approved to be used within Blenheim Palace.

Built in the early 18th Century and gifted to John Churchill, the 1st Duke of Marlborough, Blenheim Palace is a stunning stately home in the beautiful countryside of Oxfordshire. Designed by English Architect Sir John Vanburgh, the Palace was built to celebrate victory over the French in the war of the Spanish succession. Blenheim Palace is a Grade I listed building which has original wooden floors within the China Ante Room. Bright Goods were approached by Blenheim Palace’s Exhibitions Manager, who was looking for energy-efficient lights which replicated carbon filament lights to use for this exhibit. Traditional filament lights were not an option due to

Josephine was chosen from the Bright Goods range of LED filament lights due to its attractive and unique ‘crown’ shaped LED filament. Commenting, Sophia Burr, Marketing Manager at Bright Goods said, “The Josephine is the perfect LED solution for Blenheim Palace and we are delighted that our lighting was chosen for Pistoletto’s exhibit. Not only do our Bright Goods LED filament lights offer incredible energy savings, they are significantly cooler to run and last ten times longer than traditional filament lighting, whilst still creating that familiar, warm glow”.





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Innovative lighting stuns the hospitality industry Chantelle Lighting is shaping the hospitality industry in terms of creating and manufacturing stunning lighting products. The company was born some two and a half decades ago, as Anthony Holly, managing director, focused on a vision to offer a personal service from inception, through to implementation and completion. Manufacturing products from its home in Lancashire is at the forefront of the business; the factory floor boasts knowledgeable and skilful craftsmen and women who understand exactly how to create both high end, innovative products, and also more simple products which can easily be produced on a large scale to accommodate different needs. Over the past two decades Chantelle has completed work for some of the largest brands in the UK, including The Befry Hotel, The Village Group Hotel, Macdonald Hotels, the Midland Hotel, plus bars across the country including The Botanist, Bar & Beyond, Radisson Blu and Charlie Club in Mayfair. Taking a brief and transforming these ideas into reality is a skill which Chantelle takes seriously; a recent project at the Belfry Hotel, the world-famous Ryder Cup destination, consisted of manufacturing light fittings for all 319 bedrooms, conference suites, corridors and reception areas. In addition to this, the hotel wanted a bespoke chandelier to attract its customers. Chantelle manufactured a stunning fitting made from 140 golf clubs, which has since become the main focal point for guests to the hotel. Anthony Holly, managing director said: “With over 27 years’ experience in the lighting industry, our team of experts understand exactly what is required to bring a design brief to life.� Email: Tel: 01282 877877


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Starwood Hotels

Four Points Memo Travel (and Press Releases) Reinvented... POINT 1: Accelerating portfolio growth in key destinations across the globe, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) today announced the opening of Four Points Virginia Beach Oceanfront, the brand’s third hotel in the state of Virginia. The recently converted Four Points hotel caters to the modern traveler with an emphasis on approachable design and stylish comfort. POINT 2: Owned and managed by Surfside Resort Inc., Four Points Virginia Beach Oceanfront features 99 fully renovated and spacious guest rooms with balconies overlooking the ocean or the boardwalk and 5,800 square feet of flexible, state-of-the-art meeting space. Amenities including an indoor heated pool, a 24-hour fitness center, a business center, fast and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and the brand’s iconic Best Brews and BBQTM, including refreshing local beers and seasonal BBQ-style appetizers in the hotel lounge – the ideal perfect spot to unwind with friends and colleagues. Guests can enjoy breakfast and lunch at the hotel restaurant Jumpin’ Shrimp Oceanfront

Bar & Grill and will be within close proximity of a variety of restaurants and shops along the Virginia Beach boardwalk and leading area attractions such as the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center and Ocean Breeze Waterpark. POINT 3: “We are thrilled to expand the Four Points brand to Virginia Beach and look forward to offering travelers the chance to enjoy everything the brand has to offer right at the heart of this dynamic seaside resort community,” said Brian McGuinness, Senior Vice President of Specialty Select Brands for Starwood. “Four Points continues to experience phenomenal growth, fueled by rising demand for the popular and stylish brand in markets across the globe.” “By repositioning our hotel as a Four Points, we expect to attract even more travelers who are well acquainted with the stylish comfort offered by this well-known global brand,” said Varshid Vachhani, President, Surfside Resort Inc. “The hotel will also help meet the increased demand for high-caliber lodging in Virginia Website:

Beach, a leading destination among business and leisure travelers.” POINT 4: Four Points is on track to expand its portfolio of rooms by nearly 60% in the next five years with new hotels strategically located in nearly every corner of the globe. Hotels expected to open in 2016 include Four Points Juneau, Four Points Little Rock Midtown, Four Points San Diego SeaWorld, Four Points Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port, Four Points Manhattan Midtown West, Four Points Peoria, Four Points Cleveland Airport, Four Points Dallas Fort Worth Airport North, Four Points Houston Energy Corridor, Four Points Grande Prairie (Canada), Four Points by Sheraton Sherwood Park (Canada), Four Points Changchun, Hi-Tech Zone (China), Four Points Srinager (India), Four Points Jakarta, Thamrin (Indonesia), Four Points Singapore Riverview (Singapore), Four Points Cuenca (Ecuador) and Four Points Cusco (Peru).

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d&e office solutions have been delivering excellence in office automation since 1978. Originally as a typewriter reseller and machine repairer they are now into their fourth decade as a manufacturer certified solutions provider of managed print and office fit-out with bespoke finance packages and environmentally focused offerings tailored to support those solutions. Malmaison, Hotel Du Vin, The Belfry, Lyric Hotels and Village Hotel are just some of the hotels and conference venues that take advantage of their expertise in that sector with a host of restaurants and hospitality organisations such as Prescott and Conran, The Fat Duck, Corrigans of Mayfair, Tortilla, The Sargeant Partnership and Harry Ramsden to name just a few who also partner with them over a wide variety of solutions. d&e pride themselves upon creating solutions that can deliver genuine value to their clients with innovative ideas that can convert costs out into revenue streams in whilst improving and aiding your client’s experience. Examples of this include secure print for hotel guests who can print from the comfort of their hotel room to a secure print device that will only release their job when they authenticate at that device with their swipe key or a pin number - A definite benefit for the client, an added value provision from the hotel to their guests and a potential revenue stream too with full audit trail and accountability built into the solution. Approaching each potential project with a completely open mind allows d&e to factor in all client needs and wants with innovative suggestions that can deliver a difference versus your competition – One such example is the ability to certify your print output as Carbon Neutral through a process of collection, recycling and re-manufacturing that provides 100% landfill avoidance and an allinclusive subscription package delivering hardware, support, consumables, recycled paper and remote monitoring and management to ensure maximum efficiency and minimal user interaction. If you’re looking for an improvement or an addition to your environmental or CSR policies then that process is a genuine advantage with tangible benefits. Nearly 40 years of experience of delivering excellence into the hospitality sector has provided us with not just knowledge of but an understanding of the sector and that is what helps to set us apart from more product focused providers – we strive to provide solutions that will deliver benefits in key areas, including the obvious budgetary requirements, and also focus upon the changing face of technology and its potential uses within the industry.


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Time and attendance software is a type of business application designed to track and optimise the hours that employees at work. It uses tools such as rotas and schedules to ensure that the right number of staff are in the right place at the right time.

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Time and attendance software and biometric clocking options provide management with diverse tools to help maximise cash flow and minimise over or fraudulent payments by managing overtime and absences as well as expected attendance. A good time and attendance software suite will provide a raft of reports that contribute to effective workforce planning as an organisation evolves. For more information please visit, call us on 01761 410015 or email us at

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Hospitality with a healthy touch! Touch screens are now part of our everyday life and with the increase of health awareness, more and more people are showing concerns with regard to multi-use screens, whether it be in a hotel, restaurant, casino or bank. Increased use of touch-screens as reception kiosks, check-ins and control panels, where large numbers of people are using the screens on a daily basis, requires that the screens are protected from damage and the users are protected from infectious agents. Taking action to reduce risk of infection in public places and in the workplace can only send a positive message. Clear Diamond is a UK based manufacturer of high grade Anti-Bacterial polyester protection films for all makes and sizes of screen and touch screen devices. Our high performance anti-bacterial protection films have a proprietary hard coating that kills 99.9% of bacteria and pathogens. The films can be used on touch screen EPOS systems in all establishments, including kiosks, monitors and hand held tablets etc, reducing the risk of contamination. The hard coat incorporates pure metal Nano - technology which prevents bio-film colonisation of the surface, killing pathogens such as MRSA, E-coli and other virulent bacteria, greatly reducing the risk of cross-contamination. The Clear Diamond protection films pass BS EN ISO 22196:2011 tested at the National Health Service Laboratory ( Surgical Materials Test Laboratory S.M.T.L.), Bridgend, Wales.

- Hygienic: ideal for multi-user EPOS screens and kiosks. - Protection: Provides protection against damage to the screen from constant use. - Easy to apply and remove, leaving no residue on the screen. - Withstands the most rigorous cleaning regimes without damaging the anti-bacterial treatment. - Customised sizes and designs for touch screen control panels. - Available in optically clear or matt anti-glare grades.

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Virtuoso Honors The New York Edition At The 10th Annual Best Of The Best Hotel Awards International luxury travel network Virtuoso® announced the winners of its highly anticipated 2016 Best of the Best awards at its 28th annual Virtuoso Travel Week conference, where The Gold Bar at The New York EDITION hotel was recognized as the Best Bar. The special night marked the 10th anniversary of Virtuoso honoring the very best properties and hospitality professionals within its renowned Hotels & Resorts Program. The awards were presented before an audience of more than 1,400 luxury hospitality executives and world’s-best travel advisors during the Hotels & Resorts Dinner at Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

pleased to celebrate The Gold Bar at The New York EDITION as the Best Bar.”

With an impressive portfolio of nearly 1,200 hotels, resorts, villas and private island retreats in more than 100 countries, Virtuoso Hotels & Resorts is revered as the industry’s most prestigious hotel program.

The New York EDITION brings together lasting comfort, extraordinary style and an exceptional level of service in a uniquely individual environment. Located in the heart of midtown New York’s Flatiron District, steps from Madison Square Park, the luxury hotel seamlessly blends the integrity and character of a prestigious landmark building with a simple, sophisticated design sensibility. Originally built in 1909 as the headquarters for The Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, the historic 41-story clock tower offers jaw-dropping 360-degree views and is an iconic landmark against the city skyline.

“We are challenged each year when it comes time to select the Best of the Best from Virtuoso’s exclusive portfolio, as we are humbled and honored by the caliber of all of our partners,” said Albert Herrera, senior vice president, Global Product Partnerships for Virtuoso. “The Best of the Best winners represent the highest standard in their given category, and we are

Editors of VIRTUOSO LIFE, the network’s multiaward-winning magazine, provided their insight to identify the nominees, from which more than 11,400 Virtuoso advisors were invited to vote and ultimately determine the winners. As a Best of the Best award recipient, The New York EDITION will be featured in September/October 2016 issue of VIRTUOSO LIFE, reaching 200,000 upscale world travelers. About The New York EDITION


With mahogany walls, carved plaster ceilings, original herringbone floors and hundreds of pieces of photography hung in gilt frames, there is no better place for a pre or post-dinner cocktail than the Gold Bar. Guests can sip craft cocktails under the 3-foot fiberglass globe chandelier designed by Eric Schmitt, which is suspended over the intimate horseshoe shaped bar made entirely of 24k gold leaf. About Virtuoso Virtuoso® is the leading international travel agency network specializing in luxury and experiential travel. This by-invitation-only organization comprises over 390 agency members with more than 11,400 elite travel advisors in 40 countries throughout North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. Drawing upon its preferred relationships with 1,700 of the world’s best hotels and resorts, cruise lines, airlines, tour companies and premier destinations, the network provides its upscale clientele with exclusive amenities, rare experiences and privileged access. More than (U.S.) $15.5 billion in annual travel sales makes Virtuoso a powerhouse in the luxury travel industry. For more information, visit

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The World Of Hospitality - Issue 18 2016  
The World Of Hospitality - Issue 18 2016