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.
METTE FAARUP JØRGENSEN
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.
SIGNE BINDSLEV HENRIKSEN AND PETER BUNDGAARD RÜTZOU
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.