Style-savvy hoteliers will be descending on London’s Business Design Centre today for Sleep Show, bringing new innovations and eye-catching new designs to the market. We discover what not to miss at the annual exhibition.
Sleep, Europe’s hotel design and development event, returns for 2017 with the theme of ‘Loyalty: Lessons in Love’ shaping the direction of the two-day event on 21-22 November at the Business Design Centre in London.
In a collaboration with Ipsos Loyalty, a leader in customer experience, satisfaction and loyalty research, Sleep will uncover how to create amazing experiences that connect with customers emotionally and help to encourage customer loyalty.
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The Sleep Set
The annual Sleep Set competition sees leading international design practices translate the theme into physical hotel environments and this year the global reach and cross-disciplinary portfolios of the four participants is assured to bring a wide spectrum of cultural, geographic and industry perspectives to the mix.
Sleep’s free-to-attend conference is promising an intriguing combination of panel discussions exploring emerging topics in the hotel design and development sector, roundtable conversations with leaders and influencers and the opportunity to hear from some of the industry’s most acclaimed contributors. Tristan Auer, whose seminal hotel projects include Les Bains and Hôtel de Crillon, will open the conference followed by sessions on the latest trends in F&B and a look at the hotel investment and development horizon.
On Day Two, visitors will be able to hear the Sleep Set designers make their case before a panel of judges and expert panels will consider “post cool” hotels and the meaning of slow design.
Exhibitors not to miss:
Stand number: G17
What’s on? VitrA will be introducing products from world-renowned designers such as Sebastian Conran and Matteo Thun alongside furniture from burgbad, a subsidiary of the Eczacıbaşı Group, and tiles from the company’s own tile division. Imagined around the concept of ‘Sleeping Beauty’, this year’s display will focus on bathroom accommodation that champions rest, recuperation and relaxation. Suited for all hotel budgets, highlights on the stand will include the new luxurious Water Jewels bath. This freestanding 190 by 90cm tub is double-ended and can have a chrome or gold waste. Also on show will be the elegant Outline basins and Suit brassware as well as the Diva 2.0 and Mya furniture ranges from burgbad.
Stand number: M32
Luxury fabric specialist, Kobe, will introduce its new window décor, upholstery and soft furnishings collections at Sleep.
Kobe’s new range of room highs - the stylish, extra wide fabrics for window décor -are more than 300cm high with the pattern printed or woven horizontally across.
The three new flame retardant collections include Arrow, a woven jacquard with a geometric pattern in 14 colours. Lines has a mix of matt and metallic look yarns in complementing and contrasting colours to create an all-over abstract design, available in 11 metallic tinted colourways.
Kobe’s Boutique upholstery collections are above 80% natural fibres, they are FR exempt when used in conjunction with a suitable flame retardant interliner.
Stand number: V10
What’s on? With over 600 shower surfaces, bathtubs and washbasins made from superior steel enamel, Kaldewei provides co-ordinated solutions for hotel bathrooms.
Products on display will include Kaldewei’s new Miena washbasin bowls designed by Anke Salomon and the freestanding Meisterstueck Classic Duo Oval bathtub, encased in steel enamel with an oval contour and conical external lines. Colour will play a prominent role on Kaldewei’s stand with washbasins and shower surfaces displayed in the matt shades of the Coordinated Colours Collection and providing a ‘Perfect Match’, one harmonious design vocabulary in a single material, throughout the bathroom.
Stand number: M19
What’s on? British bed manufacturer and Royal Warrant holder, Hypnos, will be exhibiting at this year’s Sleep Event, showcasing its stylish new bed, BoutiqueBase.
The one-piece bedstead features a solid base with an integrated headboard, whilst its high wooden leg presents a design-led, continental look and also provides ease of use for housekeepers.
Also available on-stand will be the Manhattan and Milan corner sofa beds from the manufacturer’s range of stylish and flexible sleep solutions, demonstrating their versatility in transforming rooms from single to multi-occupancy, and helping to boost revenue.
The latest addition to its pocket spring mattress collection will also be able to view.
Stand number: M35
What’s on? Harrison Spinks Hospitality Beds Division make beautiful bespoke hand-made beds for the contract market. Designed and manufactured in the heart of Yorkshire, the collection of luxury pocket sprung beds use the finest quality natural fillings and award-winning spring technology to create a sleeping experience for your guests which is second to none.
Whether you are a hotel, a B&B, a guest house or something a little different, the team at Harrison Spinks knows that no two rooms are the same, which is why they hand-craft each of the beds to your exact requirements. Beds can be made to any width, length or height, with your choice of firmness, fabric and headboard.
Stand number: M10
What’s on? Astro will be showcasing a selection of key products for the hospitality industry at this years’ Sleep exhibition. One exciting product not to miss is the Void downlight range, newly launched this year. Void offers a comprehensive variety of trimless downlights that blend into its surroundings, while producing glare-free illumination. Both LED and GU10 variants are available within the range, which are all IP65 and fire-rated. A ‘twist and lock’ mechanism makes for ease of installation, while a selection of different colour temperatures, sizes, colour rendering and bezel choices means that Void covers a wide range of lighting requirements.
Stand number: M3
What’s on? Glazed titanium-steel bath, shower floor and washbasin specialist, Bette, will show how it combines ground-breaking design and manufacturing expertise with clever solutions and durability for the hotel market.
On display will be a range of beautifully designed products, alongside eye-catching information on the durability of Bette glazed titanium-steel and practical solutions and to answer the challenges of creating the best hotel bathrooms.
Bette’s baths, shower floors and washbasins are created from natural materials, finished with its highly durable and easy to clean BetteGlaze enamel and have a 30-year warranty.
Stand number: M17
What’s on? Elstead Lighting has released a new supplement catalogue with over 350 new products, including the Hinkley Fulton 13 light chandelier featured. This dramatic cluster pendant will feature at the Sleep show; its dark bronze and brass tapered cage with exposed industrial lamps will make a statement in any lobby or bar area. Elstead has also expanded its offering of bathroom lighting and there are many grand wall lights suitable for corridors