A November to remember for the hospitality industry. At HIX 2022, we’re teaming up with Festival of Hospitality and AHEAD for a true celebration of the hotel experience and a must-attend week for the design community. Taking place on 17 & 18 November at London’s Business Design Centre, the core HIX programme of expo, talks,

Whilst most major cities have resumed regular programming following the pandemic’s disruption, a cursory look behind the concrete and glass facade reveals that the purpose, composition and core values of the modern metropolis have all changed. The impact may not be as visible as the emptied streets and shuttered shops that characterized the height of

As analysts raise their hotel forecasts to reflect stronger-than-expected performance, all signs point to a long-awaited post-COVID recovery for the hotel industry. Operators are reporting full houses, designers find their drawing boards populated with a slate of ambitious new projects, and investors are loosening their belts and looking for the next big thing to get

Spotlight Space #1: The Bathroom A new series exploring the changes in individual hotel spaces, and what these shifts mean for designers, operators and suppliers alike.  Over the past decade, the bathroom space has been redefined. What was once a room for ablutions and flying visits is now a sanctuary. Both form and function have

At HIX, YOU are the content, and we’d be nothing without our community of leading exhibitors. Representing the best in hospitality FF&E – from bathrooms and lighting to soft furnishings, fabrics and more – the HIX Expo is a showcase of the most dynamic, curated and creative collections at the forefront of European interior design. 

If you’ve visited an inner-city hotel in recent years, you’ve no doubt noticed the shrinking guestrooms. Like everything else, space has become increasingly expensive, but thankfully a new wave of micro-projects is demonstrating that less can be more. Despite the limited size, this condensed form of hospitality is evolving into an experience in its own

As Gen Z start booking hotels beyond their parent’s preferences, the hospitality sector is adjusting course in line with a slate of new behaviours, desires and values. Already this younger guest profile has driven change with brands like CitizenM entering the metaverse, whilst younger-skewing brands like The Student Hotel, Selina and Accor’s JO&JOE ramp up

In virtual and augmented realities, the term ‘sandbox’ has emerged as shorthand for the promise of unlimited possibility; a malleable playground wherein the only limits are the borders of one’s imagination. It should come as no surprise then that a leading Metaverse access platform has taken this term as its name, nor that the endlessly

What do we think about when we think about excellent hotels? For many, the benchmarks have long been impeccable Swiss-trained service, design values that align with or anticipate the latest aesthetic trends, and the promise of an experience that could never be found at home. But for a sector and clientele still navigating the disruptive

Here at HIX, our guiding mantra for 2022 is a reminder that ‘great things will grow’. Indeed, where COVID has been a once-in-a-generation challenge for the hotel industry, not everything to emerge from the disruption has been a catastrophe; just a few years ago work-cations were the thing of fantasy and dark hotel kitchens the