The Form Forum® is a series of events that presents topics of interest for spatial designers including tools and tips that keep you informed and up to date on the latest design trends and best industry practice, presented in an informal environment.
James Dunlop Textiles brings you Olivier Delhomme, who will present his insights into the impact that millennials are having on the future of hotel design and share his vision for hotel trends in 2017.
The Millennial Impact
The hotel industry has always thrived with new ideas and concepts from landmark architectural prowess to lifestyle focussed vertical cities. It is now being reshaped by social change and we are witnessing the emergence of a new generation of customers who will redefine the industry.
According to travel industry experts, next year will see millennials (born between 1980 and 2000) become the primary consumer market and the largest spending demographic in tourism travel.
It is millennials who are driving concepts that are profoundly affecting the redistribution of space within the hotel industry and are redefining the “raison d’être” of Hoteliers.
Olivier Delhomme, principal of Belgium-based fire retardant fabric brand FR-One, will present his insights into the impact that millennials are having on the future of hotel design and share his vision for hotel trends in 2017.
Hotels are Olivier’s customers and as a guest, he is theirs. Travelling the world for more than 220 days’ a year for FR-One, Olivier is exposed to the multitude of design dimensions that are possible today. An industry professional, Olivier has amassed a comprehensive knowledge of the furnishing fabrics and furniture industries, both in Europe and internationally.