Co-hosted by both Hughan Design and fabric Landscape, guests were treated to presentations from our Creative Director and Founder Angela Dingle and fabric Landscape’s Design Director Mike Martyn. Here they were taken on a journey through time and across the globe, in search of exclusive and authentic experiences for the contemporary traveller. An experience heightened by contemporary links to the surrounding landscapes, traditions and customs, which seamlessly blend internal and external spaces.
Hotelier and Investor Avi Haim spoke how he seeks out and surrounds himself with creative people to develop hotel concepts that he believes add value to his portfolio. He illustrated this through the creative thought process during the concept design of The Tutelar Hotel at St George’s Hospital in Tooting, and also Hotel Chocolate in Brussels. Avi is also owner of The Pantone Hotel in Brussels, which was voted “Best Design Hotel in the World” by Condé Nast:Travel
Consultant, hotelier and blogger Natalie Salas shared the ingredients of a Perfect Boutique Hotel and the interest of the contemporary traveller to learn about the story behind the design concept of the Boutique Hotel. Nathalie described how influences such as the natural history collections at The Ampersand Hotel in London, and contemporary art and design at The Thief in Oslo enhance the guest experience, and display how the contemporary traveller increases to want more from their stay.
Throughout the evening, guests were also treated to a canapé taster of Bia Mara’s forthcoming Urban Seafood Kitchen planned for London in the near future.
Guests included Jutta Oberoi of Oberoi Hotels and Resorts in addition to delegates from Yoo, Hamilton Hotel Partners, Orion Land & Leisure and Robin Partington Architects. Jean Hyatt described the event as "an absolute joy - full of fun, charm and inspiration".