Last Friday ended InteriHOTEL. In total, more than 3000 people have visited the marketplace during the three days of the event to see its wide showroom, its IH Talks ‚ÄĒor specialized talks‚ÄĒ and the networking sessions with the purpose of establishing contacts and know the last tendencies and ¬†innovations in the contract world.
The results of this just finished edition of InteriHOTEL reaffirm its position as the landmark event in southern Europe specialized in hotel interiors. The event, that takes place annually in Barcelona, has been held one more year in the CCIB (Centro de Convenciones Internacional de Barcelona) for three days ‚ÄĒfrom 23 to the 25th of November‚ÄĒ and had gathered more than 150 reference brands, 20 relevant speakers in the hotel and interior design sector and more than 3000 professional visitors, in addition to other guests and official organizations representatives.
During the first day, Wednesday 23th of November, were exactly 1.313 the professionals that, despite the bad weather, came to InteriHOTEL to visit the large showroom and listen to talks given by prominent names such as Francesc Rif√©, Jaime Beriestain Studio, Vincci Hotels, Ilunion Hotels, Fernando Garc√≠a Ochoa or the GVA studio from Bogot√° (Colombia) and Design Positif from Canc√ļn (M√©xico). Also, the day ended with the official inauguration of the event and the delivery of the ‚Äúinnovation in product‚ÄĚ Prize ¬†given to the exhibiting brand Simon with the switch ‚ÄúSimon 100‚ÄĚ that, from a traditional installation ,can turn into an intelligent one.
De next day, Thursday 24, were 1.710 the people who came to a working day in which it has to be highlighted the presentation of ¬†Hyatt de Chicago (USA), SB Architects de Miami (USA) and El√≠as Estudio from Guadalajara (M√©xico) taking part also in the reverse mission with American prescribers or, in the national panorama, Patricia von Arend, Paradores, Acusttel, Valencia Luxury, Aparthotel Silver, Nuklee, Audiotec, Review Pro or Maurici Seg√ļ.
Finally, the last day of InteriHOTEL, Friday 25,¬† 1.229 professional visitors came to the CCIB. They had the opportunity of attending one of the star talks from the IH Talks program: Lorenzo Castillo and Ram√≥n Fern√°ndez from Room Mate Hotels, who delighted a welcoming audience that was thrilled by their innovative ideas and creative projects. RED-AEDE, the Hotel Alexandra by Hilton, and the Borrell & Jover Arquitectura studio, were also main actors of the day. And closing the IH Talks in the Knowledge Area, a Master Class given by ¬†ELISAVA.
In addition to the presentation sessions, called IH Talks, and the wide showroom of products for the hotel interior design that distinguishes InteriHOTEL, it‚Äôs important to highlight the new spaces created this year:¬†the Materials & Tech Area, with innovative materials and technology applied to interior design, the Design Area, space designed by L√°zaro Rosa Viol√°n, and the Experience Area, a space dedicated to unnoticed accessibility.
The Lounge Area, space curated, like in previous editions, by RED-AEDE and located in the entrance hall, was one of the places, dedicated to Spanish design, must stop for visitors.¬†
Other activities, like the Tapas & Contract, the cocktail networking with the cava glass at the end of each day, or the creative photocall at the entrance of the exhibiting space, motivated that point of fun and informal networking that also characterizes InteriHOTEL.¬†
InteriHOTEL 2017 will take place from the 25 to the 27th October in the CCIB, same place this year.
Team photo: organization and exhibitors of InteriHOTEL 2016
IH Talk with Juan Sainz de los Terreros, by Jaime Beriestain Studio, at InteriHOTEL 2016
Design Area of InteriHOTEL by L√°zaro Rosa Violan
Virtual Reality in¬†InteriHOTEL
Delivery of the III InteriHOTEL product innovation award