HIX 2022 Talks Programme

Design Insider is proud to support the HIX Talks Programme. Faced with a crisis, hotels have adapted, innovated and evolved. In the wake of great disruption, our HIX Talks programme will explore the new concepts and movements set to define tomorrow’s hotel experience.

Join us to discover the future of hotel design, and leave with actionable expert advice to take into your next project.

Design Insider Editor Alys Bryan is thrilled to be hosting a vibrant conversation between Tina Norden, Partner at Conran and Partners, and Federico Toresi, Global VP Design, Ultra Luxe, Luxury & Premium brands at Accor which questions everything we thought we knew about all-inclusive hospitality.

Register to attend here

The Ultimate Resort: All Inclusive Redefined

Thursday 17th November 14:30 – 15:15

In line with Accor’s redefinition of ‘all-inclusive’ hospitality, Conran & Partners were tasked with researching and designing a masterplan for the ultimate resort project; based on research into the behaviours, values, habits and desires set to drive the next generation of guests, this session, hosted by Design Insider Editor Alys Bryan, will outline the results and share a blueprint for the future of resort hotel experiences.

Attendees will leave with:

  • An overview of Tina and Federico’s research and the findings that emerged.
  • An understanding of the changes in audience and guest demographic for all-inclusive hospitality settings.
  • Details of how all-inclusive can cater for everyone.
  • Examples of the tangible design and structural alterations that resorts of the future will adopt.

Tina Norden, Partner, Conran and Partners

Tina Norden is an Interior Designer and Architect with a diverse portfolio stretching across multiple contexts and continents, from hotel and restaurant design to high-end residential and boutique retail projects. She is passionate about travel and loves designing spaces that enhance the enjoyment of life.  Tina leads design teams in both the UK and Hong Kong and was instrumental in building the Conran and Partners team in Asia. She directs projects across the globe and thrives on the cultural exchange and collaboration this entails.

Federico Toresi, Global VP Design, Ultra Luxe, Luxury & Premium brands, Accor

Federico Toresi leads the team that defines the design and product strategy and creates standards and concept guidelines for Accor’s luxury and premium hospitality brands, overseeing design initiatives to evolve the design, performance, guest experience and market development of their brands.  A qualified architect with over 20 years of experience in hospitality, focusing on the design of hotels, resorts, private residences and high-end retail, he delivers experience driven luxury projects and has overseen the development of innovative and award-winning destinations.

Further Talks Programme highlights include:

Absolute Zero: What’s Next For Zero Waste Design? Thursday 17th November 11:15 – 12:00

Brendan Mullard, Co-Founder & Director at Object Space Place, is joined by Diana Darmina, Interior Design Manager at Room2, and Jeremy Grove, Co-founder of Sibley Grove.

A Designer’s Mindset: Creating environments where great things can grow. Thursday 17th November 3:20 – 4:00

Ruud Belmans, co-founder and Creative Director, WeWantMore

Inner City Pressure: Hotels in the New Metropolis. Friday 18th November 11:20 – 12:00

Damien Perrot, Global Senior Vice President Design & Innovation at Accor is joined by Eric Jafari, Chief Development Officer and Creative Director at Edyn, and Tristan Du Plessis, Founder of A Studio.


About Alys Bryan

Alys is a knowledgeable design editor who is focused on instigating conversations, both online and in-person, with industry experts which challenge, educate and advance the commercial interior sector. Her training and 15 years of professional experience as a furniture designer for the commercial sector makes her uniquely placed to lead Design Insider as Editor
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