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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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AHEAD heads to MEA and Europe

November brings us the final events of the Sleeper Magazine’s AHEAD awards – the mammoth two-year international programme to celebrate the brightest lights in global hospitality. Since early 2017, AHEAD (or to give them their proper title, the Awards for …

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Music & sound take retail to another Level

Level Kids plays around with the concept of brand immersion… Levels Kids is the multi-award winning children’s department store at City Walk Dubai. This is the second instalment of the Level brand in follow up to the now world-renowned Level …

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Community spirit: the next level

A little over two years ago, 95A Rye Lane in south-east London was a disused multi-storey car park with an uncertain future. Today, the newly minted Peckham Levels is a hothouse for creative entrepreneurs, a neighbourhood focal point for food …

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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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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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AHEAD kicks off 2018 in Asia

After a double whammy of events back in November, Sleeper magazine’s AHEAD awards hit Singapore in mid-March, with a shortlist of 48 hotels and noteworthy hotels in China, Japan, Australia, South Korea, Bangladesh, India, Thailand, Vietnam and the Maldives, all …

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An Uncommon atmosphere

Shaping the sound of the creative workspace… The way London works has changed. In recent years, a new workforce has emerged – itinerant freelancers, ready to unfold the laptop and work anywhere; small creative businesses of dispersed remote-workers; and energetic …

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AHEAD in London and Dubai

Following the Miami showdown back in June, when the great and good of American hospitality duked it out for one of Sleeper magazine’s coveted Awards for Hospitality, Experience and Design, the hoteliers of Europe and the Middle East & Africa …

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