08:30 – 09:00
In this HI Design Europe opening presentation, STR’s Alexander Robinson explores the state of the market – using a combination of data and forecasting to chart the forces shaping hotel design and development, both locally and regionally.
09:00 – 09:40
We look ahead as our panel of industry experts imagine the hotel of the future (with a little help from the audience), offer their thoughts on how hospitality and design will evolve to deliver relevant, compelling experiences, speak to changing audiences, and showcase innovation and progressive ideas.
14:30 – 15:00
As Creative Director of LORE Group and Founder of LORE Studio, Jacu Strauss has made understanding people his business – concepting and design pioneering hotel projects that have shifted the needle of hospitality, from London’s One Hundred Shoreditch and Sea Containers to Amsterdam’s Pulitzer and Kimpton De Witt. He explains what it means to unpick how people travel, work and socialise today, and deliver hotels that resonate.
15:00 – 15:30
Sustainability is the most pressing concern of our times and yet the pace of change is often too slow; the will to take radical action not strong enough. In this HI Design Europe closing seminar, sustainable hospitality expert Juliet Kinsman shares her thoughts on why we’re all responsible for building a positive future.
08:30 – 09:30
In our regular HI Design’s Hot Topics discussion, we fearlessly tackle the biggest issues facing design and hospitality. With audience participation encouraged, be a part of the conversations genuinely shaping the region, alongside our panel of outspoken industry leaders.
13:35 – 14:35
Judith van Vliet is a global authority on colour and its psychology, through her work considering how colour can be used meaningfully and purposefully within the design of interiors and the built environment. Here, she looks to the dynamic surroundings of Marrakech, offering a masterclass on how colour can convey a sense of place and culture.
Judith Van Vliet