As we redesign our lives, many people are redefining their own ‘meaningful value’.
Hospitality providers need to understand, anticipate and reflect this profound societal shift in outlook.
James will share his view on the owner/operator relationship, the staffing challenge and hotel design, along with the opportunity of multi-functional properties…all through the lens of ‘meaningful value’.
This is our ‘big’ macro session, it’s about the business of hotel development and design, a natural scene-setter for our HIX talks.
From the broader topic of ‘meaningful value’ we shift to the potential value of working in hotels.
The world once travelled to an office from nine to five, sometimes visiting a hotel for a business lunch or to grab a quiet spot to work from. And one day it all stopped, everyone stayed inside. Home became the new office, the new hotel and through creativity, optimism and technology people adapted, they kept on working.
Now, as the world re-opens something’s changed forever and will never go back to what it was. A brave new world can be designed.
Three leading design studios collaborate, converse and present the hotel as our new productive, fluid and well workplace.
All Together Now
From the communal potential of working in hotels, we finish the day with a celebration of the wider role of hotel communion.
When we stayed indoors, we were isolated from family, friends, colleagues and communities. Now as we reconnect with others, your hotel lobbies, bars and guest rooms represent, celebratory, communal, cathedrals of togetherness. What other building can scream or whisper the words, ‘let’s meet, eat, sleep, drink, create, dance, swim, hug and discover’, like a hotel can?
Jason shares his passion for hospitality and design as unique tools for forging togetherness. Harnessing the power of interiors, programming and community, you may feel the unapologetic chorus of ‘All together now’.
Followed by drinks, naturally.