22-23 January 2018
Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai, UAE

Conference Day Two: Tuesday, 23 January 2018

8:30 am - 9:25 am Start of conference registration with welcome refreshments

9:25 am - 9:30 am Opening remarks from the conference Chairman

Benjamin Piper, Partner & Design Principal,Killa Design
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Benjamin Piper

Partner & Design Principal
Killa Design

Designing and building hotels of the future

9:00 am - 9:30 am How 3D printing will transform hotel design

Benjamin Piper, Partner & Design Principal,Killa Design
While employing 3D printing for the construction industry seems extraordinary, some developers are already experiment with adapting 3D printing technology in constructing everyday  structures, villas, offices and even hotels. This tech talk will express how hotel owners and developers can take advantage of 3D printing to  deliver highly customised spaces for hotel guests, and how this technology will transform the  hospitality industry in the coming years.

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Benjamin Piper

Partner & Design Principal
Killa Design

9:30 am - 10:00 am Planning and optimisation of hotel projects to reduce delays

Issam Ezzeddine, Principal Design Architect,National Engineering Bureau
• Ensuring proper planning of projects to avoid delays
• Setting up cost optimisation techniques during the planning stage of the projects
• Communicating cost optimisation techniques and implementing them to achieve best results
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Issam Ezzeddine

Principal Design Architect
National Engineering Bureau

10:00 am - 10:30 am Overcoming challenges of designing a green hotel

Elio Gebrayel, Managing Director ,ERGA Group & E-Hospitality Consultants
As consumers become more environmentally and socially aware about the choices they make, hoteliers are responding by creating eco-aware hotel interiors to attract a new generation of responsible guests.
This presentation will discuss how hoteliers can build sustainability into their developments and operations and how they can urge hotel guests to act more sustainably.
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Elio Gebrayel

Managing Director
ERGA Group & E-Hospitality Consultants

10:30 am - 11:00 am Value engineering: Improving function and cost on your hotel project

Mr Kevin McLachlan, Partner - Head of Interiors,Godwin Austen Johnson
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Mr Kevin McLachlan

Partner - Head of Interiors
Godwin Austen Johnson

11:00 am - 11:30 am Networking break and refreshments

Safeguard your vision and beat the competition with efficient interior design

11:30 am - 12:00 pm New trends in hotel interior design

Carol Finnie, Lifestyle Portfolio Director,Design Worldwide Partnership
This presentation will highlight the top trends in the hotel interior design to acquire, retain and make guests loyal towards your brand in 2018.
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Carol Finnie

Lifestyle Portfolio Director
Design Worldwide Partnership

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Just like home: Designing a unique hotel room to create a memorable guest experience

Jeffery Ornstein, CEO,J/Brice Design International
  • Choosing the best design that will encourage travellers to book a room in your hotel
  • Incorporating health and wellness features into a hotel room to meet guests’ needs
  • Optimising space with spa-like bathroom features and smart showers
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Jeffery Ornstein

CEO
J/Brice Design International

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm How to impress your guests with the hotel lobby design

Diane Thorsen, Design Director, Principal,Perkins + Will
  • Dress to impress: How to wow your guests with stunning design elements in the lobby
  • Choosing flooring for your hotel lobby: Pros and cons of hardwood, engineered wood, bamboo, carpet and other types of flooring
  • Creating high-tech lobby with self-registration kiosks, interactive wallpaper, touchscreens and facial recognition systems

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Diane Thorsen

Design Director, Principal
Perkins + Will

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm In-room technologies to enhance guest experience

Noel Massoud, CEO,August Hospitality Consulting
  • IP TVs and interactive display solutions
  • Touch screens in rooms to customise the room’s environment
  • Digital keys and high-tech locks
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Noel Massoud

CEO
August Hospitality Consulting

  • How to optimise hotel design and keep the renovation costs at an acceptable level
  • Hotel rooms and lobbies: Creating spaces that achieve the greatest ROI
  • Restaurant design: How it can positively affect the bottom-line
  • Spa and fitness center design for both luxury and bottom-line efficiency
  • Interior designers and hoteliers: Making sure that we work toward the same goal
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Mr Kevin McLachlan

Partner - Head of Interiors
Godwin Austen Johnson

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Jeffery Ornstein

CEO
J/Brice Design International

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Carol Finnie

Lifestyle Portfolio Director
Design Worldwide Partnership

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Celine Salman

Design Director
Paramount Hotels & Resorts

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Phil Davis

Creative Director
Propriartary

2:10 pm - 3:10 pm Networking lunch and end of the conference