Leading Interior Designers Go Head-To-Head in Hotel Room Design Challenge at The Hotel Show - Insights

Leading Interior Designers Go Head-To-Head in Hotel Room Design Challenge at The Hotel Show

The 20th edition of the Hotel Show Dubai taking place from 17th to 19th September at Dubai World Trade Centre will showcase some of the UAE’s leading interior designers and fit-out contractors competing in the event’s newest feature: The Hotel Room Design Challenge.

Competing teams will have a designated space within the event to create their room set design, based upon a theme Dubai: A World of Possibility, A Lifetime of Stories. Visitors at the event will vote for their favorite room set design during the first and second days of the Hotel Show, and the winning team will be awarded at the Middle East Hospitality Awards on 18th September at the Ritz Carlton DIFC.

The Hotels Market Report by Ventures Onsite indicates that the ‘GCC is expecting an additional 58,761 hotel rooms to enter the market in 2019. Dubai’s hotel room supply alone is expected to reach 132,000 in 2019, with the Emirate aiming to complete 160,000 hotel rooms by October 2020’.

The Ventures Onsite Report further predicts that the overall GCC interiors and fit-out spend in the hotel sector is expected to be worth US$ 2,984 million in 2019, and the UAE and KSA emerge as high spenders in interior design and fit-out sector in the GCC.

Godwin Austen Johnson, Gensler, STYLIS NSG, and Yasmine Mahmoudieh have confirmed participation and curated teams for the competition.

Sejal Patel, Design Director at Gensler said, “The Hospitality industry is an essential part of our region’s growth and hotels are a key facilitator into the surrounding communities. Whether we are on the road for business or for a long-awaited holiday, the hospitality industry becomes the lynchpin to our travel plans. A hotel is, and will always be, a home away from home”.

“We have chosen the team based on their passion for the project. It is an exciting initiative and we want to ensure that we have people working on it who are going to see it as a platform to showcase their creativity and technical skills. The challenge will be led by two of our young up and coming designers”, said Jacinda Raniolo, lead creative designer at Godwin Austen Johnson

Talking about the theme for the first edition of the Competition, Emilia Bielemuk from STYLIS NSG said, “We would like to highlight the link between the old and new Dubai, where the modernity and cosmopolitism are tangled with tradition and Arab heritage connected to the desert”.

Award-winning interior designer Yasmine Mahmoudieh added, “I like to come up with ideas that no one has executed in the same way before”.

Nathan Waugh, Portfolio Director – Hospitality Division, dmg events said, “Every year, at the Hotel Show, we look to improve and refresh our feature content, to ensure that the event remains fresh, relevant and inspirational for all our stakeholders. In particular, this year, as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Hotel Show, we wanted to include a feature that allows designers the opportunity to express themselves and challenge themselves to represent the past, present, and future of Dubai through design. I speak for the whole team when I say that we can’t wait to see how some of the region’s leading design and fit-out companies fulfill the creative brief”.

During the Middle East Design and Hospitality Week 2019, The Hotel Show Dubai will be co-located with INDEX, Workspace, The Leisure Show, Surface Design Middle East, FIM, and INDEX Home.

For more details, visit: https://www.thehotelshow.com/

About dmg events

dmg events is a leading organizer of face-to-face events and a publisher of trade magazines.

We aim to keep businesses informed and connect them with relevant communities to create vibrant marketplaces and to accelerate their business through face-to-face events.

dmg events organize more than 80 events across 25 countries, attracting over 425,000 attendees and delegates every year. The company’s portfolio of products includes many industry-leading events in the energy, construction, hospitality & design, coatings, and transportation sectors. ADIPEC, The Big 5, Gastech, EGYPS, The Hotel Show and INDEX are the company’s flagship events. For more information visit www.dmgevents.com.

Founded in 1989, the company is headquartered in Dubai, UAE, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT, www.dmgt.co.uk), one of the largest media companies in the United Kingdom.

About DMGT

DMGT manages a portfolio of companies that provide businesses and consumers with compelling information, analysis, insight, events, news, and entertainment.  The Group takes a long-term approach to investment and has market-leading positions in consumer media, insurance risk, property information, education technology, energy information, and events & exhibitions.  In total, DMGT generates revenues of around £1.4bn.

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