In this issue

issue 3 
| september 2019

The next era of digital innovation in hotels may be on the horizon following the news that InterContinental Shenzhen, Shenzhen Telecom and Huawei signed a strategic cooperation agreement to create the world’s first 5G smart hotel. Could this spark a wave of similar technological developments across the hospitality industry? We find out more about the potential of 5G in hotels.

Also, we take a look at a mattress-free alternative to the traditional bed and mattress combo, explore the biggest trends paving the way in flooring, examine the promise of augmented reality in hotels, and check in to see how the floatel concept has been realised around the world.

Plus, we take a trip to the year 2119 to explore Hilton’s vision for the hotel of the future, take a look inside the redesigned Great Scotland Yard Hotel, and review  eyecatching examples of street art and murals making waves in hotel design.

Eloise McLennan, editor