As we dive head-first into summer, many hoteliers and restaurateurs are contemplating the appearance of their outdoor spaces. In a world full of critiques equipped with readily-available criticising platforms (TripAdvisor spearheading the majority), today’s hotel and restaurant visitants are quite possibly the most opinionated of recent generations. This can be attributed to the tech-savvy millennial found ‘Instagramming’ and dissecting any prospect they deem satisfactory for their fellow followers – which, more than often, has an immeasurable influence over others within this demographic cohort. Furthermore, predecessor generation X is following suit and rapidly switching on to the benefits of the millennial’s frequently switched-on lifestyle.

With this in mind, it is imperative for today’s restaurateurs and hoteliers to cater for all – including guests within both millennial and generation X age groups. Addressing this matter, Liam O’Donnell, Director at Valdivian Furniture, has collated some effective points to consider when planning an outside scheme for a hospitality setting that is sure to satisfy today’s highly critical clientele. Turn to page 40 to find out what Liam has in store.

Elsewhere in this issue, Inex looks at two workplace schemes that cater to the ever-evolving keynote of ‘wellbeing in the workplace’. MCM Architecture’s open-plan design for London-based law firm, Bird & Bird, has provided staff with a light and airy environment to enhance workers’ concentration and productivity. Turn to page 36 for MCM’s light-filled scheme. Whilst on page 14, Design Haus Liberty takes readers on a tour of AnalogFolk’s Clerkenwell-based headquarters.

I hope you enjoy this edition. Don’t forget, you can also access all of Inex’s features and product inspiration at your fingertips via the magazine’s state-of-the-art app. To download your version free of charge, simple search ‘Inex-online’ on the App Store or Google Play.

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