Its over two years since Marriott acquired Starwood and its’ 80 year old Sheraton brand. Established in Springfield, Massachusetts in... Read More >
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About Rita BancroftA regular features writer on Design Insider, Rita has a passion for interiors. Having worked at a senior level for international brands for over 30 years, today she runs Bancmarketing, her own independent marketing consultancy business she set up in 2011.
The definition of a hotel is “an establishment providing accommodation, meals, and other services for travellers and tourists”. Building on... Read More >
Design Insider review the Serviced Apartment Sector The serviced apartment sector is one of the fastest growing hospitality sectors around... Read More >
What has been its impact on the industry? It’s 10 years since Airbnb began, and whilst they weren’t the first... Read More >
The number of over 65s in the UK is forecasted to rise by 22% by 2025 to 14.3 million people.... Read More >
Design Insider caught up with Ron Swidler, Principal in charge of the Branding at international hospitality design firm Gettys, to understand how they approach international projects and discuss emerging trends.
As the academic year draws to a close, we take a look at the big trends in Higher Education interiors.... Read More >
As a commercial sector, cruise shows no signs of slowing down. According to the CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) around 24 million passengers are expected to sail in 2016, a 60% increase in just 10 years
For this month’s focus on flooring we take a closer look at the role flooring plays in a retail environment. We caught up with Lewis Taylor, Design Director of David Collins Studio who have an international reputation in luxury retail design and our BCFA members to understand how flooring sells.
Design Insider surveyed expert BCFA members working in the Healthcare and Care Home sector, to get the inside view on... Read More >
“Transition” is the current buzz word in commercial interiors, the way space is designed and consumed is being influenced by... Read More >
Surface Design Show is a great place to explore the latest trends in commercial surfaces. Taking place at London’s Business... Read More >
We ask Creative Director, Simon Rawlings to share his thoughts on how the international hospitality sector has grown and the trends he sees unfolding within the luxury sector.
Design Insider takes a look at key trends driving guestroom design in 2016
We ask two of the best in their class to share their thoughts on the evolution of luxury design in restaurants and hotels and describe how they create the perfect dining experience.