In the hospitality industry, the only thing that’s constant is change. Hoteliers world-wide need to continuously keep their eye on emerging trends to avoid disappointing guests and falling behind competitors. The priority no longer seems to lie in increasing the number of guests that hotels attract, but rather improving the experiences of guests to keep them coming back time and time again.
This month, the Independent Hotel Show returns to Olympia, London, with its two-day event, tailored to the needs of the independent and boutique hotelier. Covering a diverse mix of insight and advice to help build and grow a successful hotel business – from design and technology trends to mindfulness, the programme will cover the most relevant topics in the industry. Turn to page 48 to see what to expect from this year’s show.
As new technologies emerge, no hotel can afford to sit on the sidelines and in this month’s issue digital technology company, VDA, shares with Inex the latest type of technology systems that were installed in luxury boutique hotel, The Address, Dublin, on page 40.
Meanwhile, John Woolley, Managing Director of Hypnos Contract Beds, discusses the evolution of the hotel bedroom and how today’s hotels have turned every indulgence and convenience into a standard necessity. To find out more, turn to page 24.
Elsewhere in this issue, Inex rounds up the winners of this month’s prestigious Restaurant & Bar Design Awards on page 14 and takes a look at the ground-breaking dance pantheon, AHM, located in Beirut, Lebanon, on page 45.
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