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Coming to AHEAD

The Silo, Cape Town After two years of fierce hotel-on-hotel competition, in which hundreds of the world’s most remarkable properties have gone head-to-head, the first cycle of Sleeper magazine’s AHEAD awards is set to culminate on 28 January – with …

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On Track with Serviced Apartment Awards

The rapid rise of aparthotels is celebrated at this year’s Serviced Apartments Awards 2019. Now in the award’s fourth year, journalists, architects, designers and operators will come together at Park Plaza Riverbank in London on 14 March to acknowledge category …

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Making a moment: The art of letting go

Many of us travel to beach resorts in order to forget our lives for a little while, to leave our everyday stresses in the departure lounge, and to shift the pace of our days to a different, gentler rhythm. The …

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A re-energised icon in the heart of Hong Kong

When it opened at the beginning of 2018, all eyes were on The Murray. Already a Hong Kong landmark, the building first burst onto the skyline in 1969. Almost instantly, it won architectural acclaim for its modern façade and ahead-of-its-time …

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Bold architecture requiring bold music

The Silo is an innovative city hotel focused on local art and culture in Cape Town… The Silo at the V&A Waterfront, perched above the much anticipated Zeitz MOCAA at the old grain silos – is a striking new addition …

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An oasis of music in the desert

One of the most unusual boutique hotels in Dubai needed to stand out from its skyscraper neighbours with its design and ambience… Creating a distinctive sound for an established hotel group with a well-rooted brand identity is a challenge in …

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Shaping the sound of Hong Kong nights

In a highly evolved, fiercely competitive entertainment arena like Hong Kong, only the strongest food and drink concepts survive. That, of course, means they need a clear, compelling and coherent identity; every facet of the space – design, menu, sound, …

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Striking the right note in Barcelona

First impressions aren’t made by sight alone. Every one of our senses contributes to the sum total of our experience. If one sense is out of sync, the whole experience can be diminished. For a business like a hotel, which …

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Blazing a trail in Shanghai luxury

Shanghai has rapidly emerged as one of the most exciting destinations in China – but it’s taken a while for many of its hotels to cotton on. Until very recently, the hotel landscape was dominated by big-chain behemoths, delivering travellers …

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Designing for Loyalty: The Sleep Show

Europe’s premier, and indeed only, dedicated design event for the hotel industry kicks off on 21 November, bringing more than 170 exhibitors to Islington’s Business Design Centre to show off the latest products and furniture from some of the biggest …

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