The Independent Hotel Show, presented by James Hallam Hospitality & Leisure, returns to Olympia, London, on Tuesday 17th October where it will unite the UK’s best independent hoteliers with more than 300 premium suppliers as well as offer valuable business advice and inspiration.

Architecture firm RG/A is continuing with its transformation of Beirut’s nightlife with the launch of AHM – a ground-breaking dance pantheon located in Beirut, Lebanon.

VDA is a family-owned company based in Italy. Formed over 35 years ago, the company began providing in-room controls and TV systems. Now in its 14th year in Ireland, much has evolved in the company as digital technology has progressed.

Noise significantly impacts our experiences in any indoor environment such as hotels, restaurants, workplaces, recording studios, and, of course, our very own private sanctuaries; our homes. To control noise and give ourselves the pleasure of no echo, no reflection sound that muddles amplified speech and music, the use of acoustic sound absorbing panels is indeed a life-saving option.

Over the last 20 years, natural stone surfaces have landed in more and more kitchen designs – from granite to marble, soapstone to concrete – these types of surfaces have become a prevalent choice among designers but now there’s a new countertop must-have on the design scene: engineered quartz.

Much time is devoted to enhancing customer journeys, so surely it’s time for brands to start looking after their biggest fans – their employees. With the likes of Google, Facebook and Airbnb pushing the limits of workplace design, other companies are seeing the value of investing in team journeys too. Mariann Wenckheim, Director at London-based strategic design consultancy 20.20, explains further.

British bed manufacturer and Royal Warrant Holder, Hypnos, has been crafting bespoke, made-to-measure mattresses and beds for the finest homes, hotels, resorts and spas from around the world for over 100 years. John Woolley, Managing Director of Hypnos Contract Beds, discusses the evolution of the hotel bedroom and how today’s hotels have turned every indulgence and convenience into a standard necessity.

Amongst the passion and inspiration of the city and following the aftermath of Maison & Objet’s Paris Design Week, somewhere in Clichy – in the ninth arrondissement of Paris – there is a stunning place that was the subject of a home makeover by interior design studio, 10surdix, and the finished result looks as if it has been taken straight out of a movie.

Pop down to Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour this week to see what’s in store.

Decorex, a UK-leading destination for interior design, will take place from 17 to 20th September as the opening destination of the London Design Festival, celebrating 40 years of design.

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