The Lpbby - Nordic Hospitality Conference



Dorte Bagge and Mads Arlien-Søborg are the team of hosts and moderators. As Sales Director Hospitality at Kvadrat Dorte knows all about the hospitality industry, and she is totally passionate about hotels.

Mads is all into trends and tendencies. As a Tv host he has made documentary shows about the most amazing hotels in the world. What a dynamic duo!


Travel and Hospitality editor | Future Laboratory

Holly is the Travel & Hospitality editor at strategic foresight company The Future Laboratory. She’s a researcher, writer and futures analyst for trends intelligence platform LS:N Global, and her work shapes micro and macrotrend reports, Trend Briefing events and Futures Forums. She is a recognised trends forecaster, consulting on projects for clients such as Samsonite, Rosewood Hotels, Vans and Spotify. Holly has also spoken at key industry events such as the Berlin Travel Festival and Independent Hotel Show.
The Travel Future Forecast
This insight-packed presentation will navigate the major cultural shifts that are transforming the travel and hospitality landscape. Has the sharing economy gone luxe? How are Chinese tourists spending? Is room service having an existential crisis, and will robot concierges come to the rescue? The Travel Future Forecast is your ultimate guide to the trends defining travel and hospitality in 2019 and beyond.

Chief product officer | 25Hours

Henning Weiß ensures that any new hotels, wherever they are in the world, still have the individuality and spirit that is expected from 25hours. To this end, he deals with both the technical challenges that building a hotel involves and develops pioneering products that give the brand a boost and secure its future viability.

Weiß, who grew up in a hotel by the North Sea, completed his professional training in the small but chic Louis C. Jacob school on the Elbchaussee in Hamburg. He joined 25hours following trips to London and Berlin. In 2006, he became manager during the opening of the Frankfurt hotels and was responsible for the opening of the 25hours Hotel HafenCity in 2011.

The Lobby Keynote Mette Faarup

Founder AM/PM | Interior & Industrial designer

Mette Faarup Jørgensen is an industrial designer and founder of AM PM Studio. She is currently working with Comwell hotels creating unique interior solutions. In her presentation she will elaborate more on creating unique spaces.

How do you reinvent yourself and always in a better version, when working with hotel chains and individual hotels? Operations are increasingly defining a hotel, especially in Denmark. You can create the most amazing hotel, but the operation and the concept must understand each other.

Interior design and art installations | Space Copenhagen

Established in 2005 by Signe Bindslev Henriksen and Peter Bundgaard Rützou, Space Copenhagen is a design studio that works across multiple disciplines from interior design for private homes, hotels and restaurants all over the world to art installations and art direction, furniture, lighting and refined objects.

Space Copenhagen continuously adds to their roster of high-end interiors created for the likes of the award-winning 11 Howard hotel in New York, The Stratford in London opening in May 2019, along with acclaimed destination restaurants Geranium and the first Noma in Copenhagen, while partnering with some of the world’s leading manufacturers, creating lauded furniture pieces for among others, GUBI, Stellar Works, Fredericia Furniture, &Tradition and Mater.

Founder | Treating Life Well

Xander Bueno de Mesquita is the Initiator and founding father of the sustainable hotel-concept applied in the QO hotel Amsterdam and owner of the unique concept of ‘Treating Life Well©’.

From his vision expressed in the company Treating Life Well, Xander has not only raised the most sustainable hotel in Amsterdam, but has been able to integrate all aspects of the welfare of this unique concept.

Take a look at Xander’s LinkedIn

Managing Director | 25Hours

As Managing Director, Michael End concentrates on the development and vision of the 25hours Company. He has been a part of the company since 2006, was one of the first employees and understands 25hours as well as only a few can. Since 2014 he was Chief Operating Officer and was responsible for the areas of Business Development and Operations.

He completed his apprenticeship in Hotel Management at the Grand Elysée Hotel Hamburg and did a bachelor’s degree in Hotel & Tourism Management at the University Center César Ritz in the Swiss town of Brig.

The Lobby Keynote Erik Nissen Johansen

Founder and creative director | Stylt Trampoli

Stylt was founded in 1991 by Erik Nissen Johansen, a Norwegian visionary and artist with a passion for creative concepts and engaging experiences. In the years since, the agency has grown and expanded and today employs over fifty people, including a range of competences from artists and designers to architects, interior designers, engineers, developers, copywriters and art directors.

From offices in Gothenburg, Sweden, Stylt tackles projects throughout Scandinavia and beyond. So far the portfolio includes over 400 restaurants, about 250 hotels and a variety of destinations.

Architect M.Arch, MNAL | SNØHETTA

Rikard Jaucis will present some of the most amazing hospitality projects from the international architecture, landscape architecture, interior design and brand design office, Snøhetta.

Snøhetta (Norwegian pronunciation: [ˈsnøːˌhɛtɑ]) began as a collaborative architectural and landscape workshop, and has remained true to its trans-disciplinary way of thinking since its inception. Our work strives to enhance our sense of surroundings, identity and relationship to others and the physical spaces we inhabit, whether feral or human-made. Museums, products, reindeer observatories, graphics, landscapes and dollhouses get the same care and attention to purpose.

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Managing director at Zoku and former founding partner of CitizenM

As a firm believer of value creation and innovation for the international hospitality industry, Hans Meyer started the development of various new hotel concepts and business models. As the initial creator and a former founding partner of the award-winning citizenM hotel concept responsible for concept, creativity, design and development for this new international hotel chain.

Before Zoku and HotelsAhead Hans Meyer worked for large international hotel chains like NH Hoteles and Golden Tulip Hotels, Inns and Resorts.

The Lobby Keynote Lionel Sussman

Vice President Global Design Strategies | Marriott International

Throughout the course of his career, Lionell Sussman have built an expertise in leading innovative design and construction teams through the development and execution of specialty stores, hotels as well as residential and commercial projects.

Today he is part of the Global Design Strategies group for Marriott International that is focused on elevating brands of the MI Portfolio to address the needs of the Next Generation Traveler.

Associate Director | Universal Design Studio

Richard is an Associate Director of Universal Design Studio and has led the design and execution of many of Universal’s award winning projects. Notable projects include the design for Frieze Art Fair, a 20,000 sqm temporary annual town for Art in Regents Park London, flagship for Mulberry on New Bond St, Ace Hotel in London, At Six, a 343 room modern luxury hotel housed in a brutalist building in Stockholm and currently working on the new Nordic Choice hotel project in the old post headquarter in Copenhagen city centre.

Richard will talk about of some of the practices key hospitality projects, the intersections between permanent and temporariness and how the studio approaches creating projects that feel rooted in their place.

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