BOND Five Star
The Forum for EMEA’s Leading Five Star Hotel Designers
March 26-29, 2020
BOND Five Star is an invitation only forum that connects world-renowned designers of luxury hotels with leaders of product brands who can help take their concepts to the next level. The forum is designed for regional heads of design from global hotel brands, regional and global principals of hospitality from leading architecture firms with hundreds of five star hotel projects.
Great selection of attendees and a chance to make wonderful new contacts. I was not sure what to expect from this event but it turned out to be wonderful, very worthwhile and I would certainly attend again.
We pre-qualify designers to meet the following criteria:
1. Principal, Director, Vice President
2. Significant portfolio of five star hotel projects in Europe, Middle East and Africa
3. Global hotel brand or top architecture/design firm
Leaders in luxury hospitality design who attended in 2019 include:
SVP Design & Technical Services - LUXURY Europe
Senior Director of Design
Four Seasons Hotels
VP Architecture & Design EMEA
Director of Technical
Services & Design
Six Senses Resorts & Spas
Senior Design Architect
Wimberly Interiors (WATG)
Global Head of Interior Design
Thomas Ito, FAIA, LEEP AP
Principal & Global Head of Hospitality
Cavalieri Waldorf Astoria
Mesmerizing panorama, 3-star Michelin dining, spa, pools, park, prestigious art, luxurious rooms and suites.
Via Alberto Cadlolo, 101
Rome 00136, Italy
+39 06 35091
Thursday, March 26
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BiographyAndrew is an expert on Italian Art and Architecture. In his home country, he is best know for a massively successful BBC series ”Italy Unpacked” which he presented with the Chef Giorgio Locatelli. In fact, he has presented more television documentaries about art for the BBC than anyone else in the Corporation's history. He is one of the world’s leading art critics with a weekly column in the Sunday Telegraph (one of the UK’s leading newspapers), having written more than a million words on all aspects of the visual arts.
Sound expert, author and five-time TED speaker Julian Treasure explores the huge opportunity to design sound that’s appropriate, delightful and congruent with visual branding in hotels. He will viscerally demonstrate the four powerful ways in which sound affects guests and staff alike, and show how our senses interrelate so that that design can never be truly complete if it focuses on the eyes alone. He will then explore the shocking extent of a global problem: noise, which adversely affects happiness, effectiveness and wellbeing in many environments – including hotels – and reveal the four simple steps to excellent sound design, including some tips on beneficial sound and a brand new tool. He will end with an introduction to audio branding with some real-world examples, showing how to create sound that’s not only effective but also iconic and memorable.
Julian Treasure is a sought-after and top-rated international speaker. Collectively his five (yes five) TED talks on various aspects of sound and communication have been viewed more than 80 million times. His talk How To Speak So That People Want To Listen is in the top 10 TED talks of all time.
Julian's first book, Sound Business, is the seminal work on creating effective business sound, now in its second edition and also published in Japanese. His audio branding company The Sound Agency works with major brands worldwide proving that good sound is good business and pioneering the use of generative soundscapes instead of mindless music in spaces like airports, shopping malls and offices.
His second book, How To Be Heard: Secrets for Powerful Speaking and Listening, is a practical guide to improving the vital personal communication skills of listening and speaking (both public and private), which have been eroded by our ocular culture, including our obsession with screens. The book includes many simple exercises; interviews with experts; and potent, transformational concepts gleaned from 30 years' experience as a speaker with a passion for listening.
Julian has been widely featured as a sound and communication expert in the world's media, including TIME Magazine; The Economist; The Times; and many international TV and radio stations and podcasts. He is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Marketors, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a long time musician, remembering with affection his two 1981 BBC John Peel sessions (the bands were Transmitters and Missing Presumed Dead). He lives in Orkney, Scotland with Jane and their daughter Holly.
Friday, March 27
Doug will challenge the audience to look beyond palm trees and deck chairs to understand how new hotel policies can merge with smart design to solve problems that deliver the guests a better experience.
BiographyDoug Lansky is a tourism development thought leader who advises destinations and tourism companies around the world - from Singapore to Aruba, Google Travel to Amadeus – on strategic branding, marketing issues, visitor experience, industry trends and sustainability. Doug has a background as a travel journalist, author and editor with 20 years of experience writing for publications that range from National Geographic Traveler to The Guardian to Lonely Planet to Skift, and traveling to over 100 countries.
Saturday, March 28
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