UK: The Independent Hotel Show will reveal The Hotel Room of the Future when it returns to London Olympia on October 16 and 17.
The sequel to last year’s Perfect Hotel Bedroom, the installation has been designed by Two’s Company Interior Design based on research and roundtables with industry pioneers and futurists.
The Hotel Room of the Future will “present reality in a decade or so, rather than push the boundaries of believability. It will echo the ethos of the Independent Hotel Show – to provide hoteliers with innovation and design to continuously improve the guest experience”.
There will also be a discussion at the Innovation Stage on 16 October to understand the process of how The Hotel Room of the Future was made, featuring Gilly Craft, BIID president and partner and designer at Two’s Company Interior Design; Rodney Hoinkes, chief insight and innovation officer, Fresh Montgomery; and Petra Clayton, managing director of Custard Communications.
Hoinkes said: “We all hear about the huge investments in technology, personalisation, and design being undertaken by the chains. The Hotel Room of the Future is about the future that matters to independent hoteliers and their guests. What are the true trends, not just fads, and where should focus and budget be spent and wisely avoided. How, where, and why should they invest to compete for the benefit of their visitors and their operations.”
Nicholas Sunderland of Two’s Company Interior Design added: “Creating a room with 21st Century technology, luxury, comfort and outstanding service for the guest, as well as seamless interaction with front of house and housekeeping, are the challenges of today’s hotelier. Our choices to convey this are carefully chosen and researched to create a room with outstanding product and service.”