With autumn now upon us, many holidaymakers will now be focusing their attention to summer 2017. For hoteliers, now is the perfect time to review and address the feedback received from previous guests – both positive and negative. You only need to look at sites like TripAdvisor to realise that the style and appearance of a hotel plays a huge role in a guest’s overall satisfaction.
From furniture and fittings through to linen and textiles, every aspect of a hotel’s decor must ooze style and exceed all expectations. A hotel should be the ultimate and superior getaway. Anything less than this, then owners should really look into calling on the expertise of a design specialist.
This was the case for the iconic luxury boutique hotel, Grace Santorini, which recently enjoyed a significant upgrade for May 2016. Handled by Fifth Element Interiors, London, and SMK Interiors, Greece, the brief was to reimagine the whitewashed rooms, whilst delivering an authentic scheme true to Santorini’s heritage. To read more about this stunning renovation, turn to page 8.
For further hotel inspiration, why not take a trip to London’s Olympia later this month for the Independent Hotel Show? Visitors to this year’s event will enjoy two packed days of networking, advice and insight from some of the UK’s leading figures within the luxury, boutique and independent hotel sector. Turn to page 42 to catch some of the highlights.
Elsewhere in this issue, balustrades specialist North Valley Forge showcases its most unique project to date, Kitchens International discusses the kitchen design trends for 2017 and lighting manufacturer KOLARZ demonstrates its contemporary take on the lampshade.
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