Keynote: Sharan Pasricha, CEO & Founder, Ennismore
10:30 - 11:05
CEO | Founder

Exploring the emerging influence of personal values and culture on hospitality design and development. From updating an icon, crafting the global expansion of an influential brand to creating new brands that challenge the status quo. Hear from Sharan Pasricha, CEO and Founder of Ennismore, makers and developers of The Hoxton, Gleneagles and soon to launch NoCo, a new brand set to challenge the status quo of the budget sector.

Cruise Hotels
11:10 - 11:55
Panel Discussion
Sleeper Magazine
Cunard North America & Seabourn
Vice President
Newbuildings Costa Group
Tihany Design

Cruise operators are increasingly looking to the hospitality industry to inspire their luxury liners, but can a designer of hotels and restaurants revolutionise the cruise ship? Design legend Adam Tihany will be joined by Richard D. Meadows, President of Seabourn and Cunard North America, ahead of the launch of Seabourn Encore to discuss. Also joining the panel will be Costa Group’s Vice President Newbuildings Christian Schönrock, who will shed light on what it takes to bring innovative design to life on a new vessel.

Virtual Reality in Design
12:15 - 13:00
Panel Discussion
Conference Curator & Host
MacKay & Partners
Chairman | Founder
Soluis Group

Gaming changed technological boundaries with the creation of new universes. Taking this cue design moved into the world of 3-D Animation where ideas of augmented reality and virtual design are setting the pace. Discover the latest developments, the hurdles of implementation and how to take your clients on a voyage of discovery at a new level.

Keynote: Joanna Walsh, Author, Hotel
14:15 - 14:55

All hotels invite decoding. Join acclaimed author Joanna Walsh as she gives her probing, humorous and highly confessional view on hotels and desire.

The Future of Wellness
15:00 - 15:45
Panel Discussion
Clodagh Design
Elementa Consulting
ESPA International
Principal | Head of Master Planning & Design EMEA
Aidan Walker Associates

As understanding of well-being becomes more layered, how successful are most hotel spas in meeting new consumer aspirations? What is the direction of travel for architects and designers seeking to create world-class wellness destinations and more? How does good design support mind and body in all our built environments? Our panel brings together international designers and well-being experts to share their views.

Hotel Development: The Science of Attraction
16:00 - 16:45
Panel Discussion
Global Business Director
Horwath HTL
CEO International Hospitality Development
Kerten Capital
Nadler Hotels
Nadler Hotels

James Chappell in discussion with an investor, a hospitality strategist and hotelier all at the top of their game. Expect a development session with soul, psychology and entrepreneurial spirit as the panel gets to grips with the question; ‘how do you develop amazing hotels and keep filling them once the noise had died down.’

Development Round Tables
16:50 - 18:30
Round Tables
Vice President
Benjamin West
Senior VP Design & Construction
Highgate Hotels
Managing Director
Development Director
Generator Hostels
Senior Project Manager
Ace Hotels
Director of Acquisitions
Queensgate Investments
Senior Director Interior Design
Mariott International
Vice President of Design
Westin, Sheraton & Le Meridien Starwood Hotels and Resorts
Director Development
Bridge Street
Managing Director
Alex Slors Consulting

Professionals from the hotel development, owner, investor and operator sectors move from table to table ready to answer any question you might have.