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Helping you sleep better at night

At ISG, we believe it’s not just guests who should sleep well at night. We’re dedicated to solving the stay-awake issues you face in the hospitality sector. 

The marketplace is constantly evolving, and hotel design must do the same to keep up. But it's not only hotel design that's changing, so are its customers, its competition, and its purpose. The changes of today will affect and inform the hotel design of tomorrow.

You are invited to a special event to explore the evolution of hotel design and projections for the future. We will discuss the following themes:

Who is the guest?
How hotels can respond to competition from the sharing economy
Hotels as a workplace – responding to the demands of the mobile workforce
The rise of F&B
The role of technology in enhancing the guest experience
Designing for wellness - the role of biophilia and sleep

 If you would like to attend, please RSVP to

Venue: The Langham, London, 1c Portland Place, Regent Street, London W1B 1JA

Date: Tuesday 7 November 2017

Time: 08.30 - 11.00

08.30 - Registration
08.45 - Sit down
09.00 - Introduction
09.10 - Tom Hupe - How changes in the Hospitality market will influence the future of hotel design
09.50 - Panel discussion [Tom Hupe, Steven McGee, Nicholas Black, Jeremy Midmer, Mark Somen]
10.15 - Networking

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Tom Hupe - Director of Hospitality, Perkins+Will

Tom has been working in the hospitality sector for more than 15 years, specialising in design and project delivery. He has been involved with a diverse range of hotel projects including the conversion of Sea Containers House on South Bank into a boutique hotel for brand Morgans Hotel Group and the 600-bedroom Sofitel London Heathrow Airport. 

For Perkins+Will, Tom oversees projects, acts as the point of contact for operators and developers, and offers specialist hotel consultancy, feasibility, and design audit work.

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Steven McGee - Divisional Director, UK Hospitality, ISG

Steven has 25 years’ direct experience as a main contractor and developer working on major hospitality and leisure projects, including the £185 million fit out of Ten Trinity Square in the City of London. The mixed-use project consists of 41 super prime apartments, a 100-bed luxury Four Seasons Hotel complete with leading restaurants, a luxury spa and a private members’ club.

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Nicholas Black - Hotel Sector Lead, Buro Four

With 15 years in the industry, Nicholas has extensive experience in the Hospitality and Leisure sectors. He has worked as a project manager for various brands and hotel classes, which has seen him working with various developers and operators. Some of his projects have included private members’ clubs, five star, lifestyle and budget hotels. Nicholas currently heads up the Hotel sector for Buro Four Project Management Services.

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Rowan Finnegan - Co-Founder and Head of Development, The Conduit

Rowan Finnegan is a board member, Co-Founder and Head of Development at the private members’ club, The Conduit. Rowan is also the founder of Regenerative Investment, a US-based impact fund that focuses on sustainability. He is a trained chef, specialising in patisserie and other cuisines. He is the director of various private foundations, supporting environmental stewardship, historic preservation and the empowerment of women and girls. The real estate development fund, Zelim Capital, was also founded by Rowan.

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Jeremy Midmer - Retail Partner, Rider Levett Bucknall

Jeremy is a retail specialist who has worked as a client and consultant with some of the UK high street’s leading brands, including John Lewis, Karen Millen and Pret a Manger. His focus on brand consistency together with delivering excellent customer experience has seen Jeremy provide strategic and operational advice to many UK and International brands across 25 countries.
At Rider Levett Bucknall Jeremy focuses on delivering brand development and strengthening programmes within the retail, leisure and F&B sectors.

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