Be our Sleep Conference & Exhibitor VIP

We think you are pretty special...

...and we are delighted to invite you to be our VIP guest at Sleep 2013

Welcome to Sleep, Europe’s favourite and longest running trade event dedicated to showcasing and celebrating beautiful hotel interior design.  The hotel design community will gather in London, the architectural and design capital to source, network, celebrate and gain inspiration for their global hotel projects.

We’d like to invite you to join us as our VIP guest to look ahead to the future of hotel design, meet influential peers from around the world and source unique products.

As our VIP you will benefit from:

Access to the exclusive VIP Business Lounge, hosted by GROHE, where lunch and light refreshments will be served
Invitation to Pure Gold - London's Olympic Legacy hosted by Paul Finch taking place in the GROHE VIP Business Lounge
Complimentary refreshments during the late night networking drinks event, from 5:30 till 8:00 on Wednesday
Unlimited access to the show across the two days with unrivalled networking with influential peers from around the world

Confirm your place as a VIP

We look forward to welcoming you as our VIP guest next week.

What is waiting for you at this year's Sleep...

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Sleep Conference

In it's 10th year the Sleep Conference is one of the industry's favourite and longest running conference dedicated to hotel design, developments, architecture and investment.

The conference has welcomed leading industry greats and this year is no exception.  For two days meet and network with those shaping the industry today and discover what is on the horizon.

Some of the high level speakers confirmed this year are...

Ian Schrager
Ian Schrager
Ian Schrager Company
  Tina Norden
Tina Norden
Associate Director
Tim Evans
Tim Evans
Creative Director
Sheppard Robson

The below sessions are now fully booked however spaces may be available on the day.

Wednesday 20 November 2013

09.45 - 10.15 GROHE breakfast presentation: “Pure gold – London’s Olympic legacy”
A post-Olympic evaluation regarding the architectural legacy, the short and long- term impact on the hospitality industry and the investment landscape
Hosted by:
  • Paul Finch OBE, Deputy Chair, Design Council
Taking place in the GROHE VIP Lounge
10.30 - 11.10 Inside the mind of a creative genius
Headspinning and inspirational - A leading designer talks about the processes, influences and inspiration that goes into designing installations for landmark projects, either for hospitality, popular/cultural events or high profile brands
11.30 - 12.10 Experience Economy - Designing for the next generation
We've decided to accept the premise that designing for generation Y is a good thing . . . Should we be simply be looking at best practice or are there other angles?
Moderator: Sarah Miller, Sarah Miller & Partners
  • Giles Robinson, Foster + Partner
  • Hans Meyer, Hotels Ahead
  • Rob Wagemans, Concrete
12.10 - 12.50 Hotels are the labs of innovation for design and are at the forefront of creating luxury environments. Here we explore how high spec environments such as residential and retail influence hotel design
Moderator: Paul Priestman, Priestmangoode
  • Arlett Oehmichen, HVS
  • Chris Boulton, Yoo
  • Inge Moore, HBA
14.10 - 15.00 In conversation with...Ian Schrager
The return of cool - conference moderator Guy Dittrich interviews hospitality legend Ian Schrager, co-founder of Studio 54 nightclub, originator of the boutique hotel concept in the 80s, and responsible for several brand launches since. Schrager returns to London a month after opening his latest brainchild, the EDITION hotel in the typically bohemian district of Fitzrovia.
  • Ian Schrager, Owner, Ian Schrager Company
17.25 - 18.00 Pop Music
“New York, London, Paris, Munich, everybody talking about pop music” Hear music consultants and lifestyle curators talk about sonic branding, on an increasingly strong element within the hospitality space
Moderator: Guy Dittrich
  • Ben Sowten, Seamless Records
  • Michaelangelo L'Acqua, L'Acqua Music
  • Rob Wood, Music Concierge

Thursday 21 November 2013

09.00 - 10.30 Round Tables
Table Hosts:
  • Bruce Robertson, South Place
  • Felicity Black-Roberts, Starwood
  • Lisa Neubueser, Invesco
  • Nigel Buchanan, Yotel
  • Paul Callingham, Starboard
  • Peter Tisdale, That Group
  • Robin Sheppard, Bespoke Hotels
Please note, the Round Table session has limited places of 100.
11.45 - 12.15 To contemplate or not? - fad or the future?
Hotels that offer seclusion, calm and simplicity are proving to be a popular antidote to the hectic pace of 21st century living. Here we explore different design approaches used to create such experiences.
Moderator: April Hutchinson, TTG Luxury
  • Daniele Kihlgren, Sextantio
  • Frederik Malmstedt, Fabriken Furillen
  • Kent Lindvall, Treehotel
  • Tim Evans, Sheppard Robson
12.15 - 12.50 Food for thought
F&B operators are turning their hands to hotels.... is a shift on the horizon? How will this influence design appetite?
  • Christina Zimmer, Stonehill & Taylor
  • Justin Zatouroff, KPMG
  • Tina Norden, Conran
12.50 - 13.05 The Asian Century
Asian end-users, investors and hoteliers are becoming increasingly vital to the European hospitality industry; here we take a closer look at what’s in store for the European hotel design industry.
  • Bernard Vanderlande, CBRE
  • James Soane, Project Orange
  • Javier Hortal, Mandarin Oriental
14.35 - 15.00 Hospitality Design - letter from America
Stacey Shoemaker of Hospitality Design magazine hosts a seminar with some of the leading lights of the US Hotel industry. What are big brands doing in America today and will this translate into Europe?

Click here to view the full programme including sessions that you do not need to book on and are allocated on a first come first served basis.  Please note that you will need to come back to this current page to register as a VIP.

Sleep Exhibitors

Sleep welcomes the industry's finest suppliers showcasing hundreds of products perfect to specify for your global hotel projects.  Source from thousands of products from across:

Artwork & Photography Decorative Accessories Flooring Lighting
Bathrooms & Accessories Design & Refurbish Furnishing Accessories Outdoor Furniture
Bedrooms Doors & Doorsets Furniture Soft Furnishings
Beds & Bedding Fabrics & Soft Furnishings Health & Safety Surfaces/Worktops
Building & Construction Fit Out / Refurbishment Interior Designer Wallcoverings

This year's exhibitors include:









Baumann Dekor

Baumann Dekor



View the full exhibitor list.

To source from thousands of new and unique products from the industry's finest exhibitors make sure you secure your place as a VIP now.

Sleep Hotel and Sleep Hotel Bar

The Sleep Hotel installation is the ideal place to experience exclusive collaborations from leading interior designers, architects, manufacturers and suppliers as they showcase their innovative hotel guestroom concepts.

Last year’s designers included Bisset Adams & 8build, Shaun Clarkson, Yasmine Mahmoudieh, Overbury & NOUS Design and last year’s winners Scott Brownrigg & Willmott Dixon Interiors.

This year’s Sleep Hotel brief is inspired by the widespread interest in, and nostalgia for, the 1960s, and so this year our designers have been tasked to invoke the spirit of the 60’s within their life size hotel rooms and bathrooms, transforming our catwalk of hotel design into a radical contemporary Pop Art experience.

The winning room will be announced by our judges at 7pm on Wednesday 20 November in the Sleep Hotel Bar during the late night networking drinks event (6pm – 8pm) - make sure you join us!

BDP & Sharkey Group

Room 1: BDP & Sharkey Group

Kelly Hoppen

Room 2: Kelly Hoppen & Crosswater

Purpose Design

Room 3: Purpose Design

Squared Interiors

Room 4: Squared Interiors & Dea Contracts


Room 5: The Hickson Design Partnership


The Sleep Hotel Bar

Confirm your place as a VIP to experience the Sleep Hotel and Sleep Hotel Bar for yourself!

Newcomers Gallery

At the Newcomers Gallery you will find Exhibitors not only new to the Sleep Event but also new to the hotel industry.

Assembly Room
Sonoro Audio



Between our sheets blog

 Between Our Sheets

Exhibiting Opportunities


Don't just take our word for it

Don't just take our word for it

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