This yearâ€™s edition of InteriHOTEL - from the 23rd to the 25th of November at Barcelonaâ€™s CCIB (International Convention Centre) - presents for the first time, the Experience Area. A space where visitors have the opportunity to see things through the eyes of a guest with physical limitations and get a first-hand experience of which aspects and details related to fit-out and interior design can affect their experience and in turn, their overall satisfaction.
The Experience Area is a new space that can be found in the exhibition area. It is a prototype from â€śThe Accessible Hotel 4.0â€ť project, developed by AEI, The Spanish Network for Accessible Tourism, in collaboration with CENFIM and with the support of MINETUR. In this space, visitors will have the opportunity to experience a room designed for a person with reduced mobility. In addition, they will learn about how â€śunnoticed accessibilityâ€ť criteria is applied to a room or a hotelâ€™s reception that implements communication solutions and data processing, as well as discovering the latest technologies applied to hotel fit-out and interior design. The design of this area has been overseen by the leading architect Fernando GarcĂa-Ochoa who is responsible for a number of notable works, such as the accessibility project for the Santiago Bernabeu stadium.
Brands like Motion4, Grupo Presto Iberica, Faus, Calma, Kalada Contract, Carpyen, Itomi Orthopedics, Puntodis Chef's Voice, Aquacontrol, Valyrio Body Dryer, Grupo Orell, Elea Soluciones, Simon and AmphoneÂ has collaborated in the Experience Area.