Hamish Kilburn

Redaktor na stronie Hotel Designs

Hamish Kilburn jest edytorem na stronie Hotel Designs, która jest prestiżową, międzynarodową platformą poświęconą designowi w hotelarstwie. Od sześciu lat Kilburn ma dostęp do najbardziej cenionych pracowni projektowych na świecie. Podróżuje po całym świecie, recenzując najbardziej innowacyjne hotele. Na codzień jest odpowiedzialny za tworzenie treści na platformie Hotel Designs, przedstawiając czytelnikom najnowsze informacje i recenzje ze świata międzynarodowego hotelarstwa. Jako regularny moderator dyskusji panelowych na najważniejszych międzynarodowych targach designu i szanowany prezenter, Kilburn potrafi doskonale inicjować rozmowy i prowadzić debaty dotyczące projektowania wnętrz, architektury i rozwoju hotelarstwa.

Eric Jafari

Chief Development Officer and Creative Director, edyn

Prior to edyn, eric founded BridgePoint Ventures and Union Hanover Securities (UHS). BridgePoint was a boutique real estate firm that specialized in providing equity for middle-market property development. UHS was a sector agnostic real estate development firm with £1bn of development across North America and Europe.   
Whilst at UHS, Eric co-founded Urban Villa, Europe’s first boutique extended stay experience, forming the foundations of what is today recognized as the pioneering lifestyle aparthotel brand Locke. Eric is also the co-founder of Birch.   
Eric now serves as edyn’s Chief Development Officer and Creative Director, leading a Pan-European multi-disciplinary team managing acquisitions, asset management, construction, design, investment finance and planning.  

Beverley Bayes

Co-Founder and Creative Director, Sparcstudio

Beverley Bayes, Co-Founder and Creative Director, Sparcstudio is an award-winning spa and hospitality designer renowned for her unique signature style that effortlessly blends form and function with informality and a touch of ‘barefoot luxury’.

With projects in the UK, Europe and around the world, she specialises in the wellness/ fitness hotel and Spa sectors. Recognised as one of the top 25 designers in the UK in The Brit List Designers of 2021, Beverley’s work, with her team at Sparcstudio has helped to transform and create ‘game-changing’ hotel spa and wellness facilities in locations including Calcot Spa, Dormy House Spa and Cottonmill Club at Sopwell House, & Third space London.

Beverley is also known for her human-centric & biophilic approach, always seeking to establish a link to the outside and nature. This is evident in projects including: Rockliffe Hall, Pennyhill Park, The Spa at South Lodge, & Aqua Sana Forest spa concept at Longford Forest, Ireland; Longleat Forest, & Woburn Forest.

Beverley works alongside Sparcstudio co-directors Neil Fairplay and Tom Howell on the company’s spa and wellness projects which have recently included the £10 million new Champneys Mottram Hall and the new 16,985 sq feet Harrods Hair & Beauty Salon, within the Knightsbridge store. Sparcstudio has just been voted Top ID company Winner 2022 by NEWH.


Joey Goei-Jones

Senior Design Manager, IHG

Joey Goei-Jones is a senior design manager for IHG, leading the interior design for its premium brands.  For over a decade, she has been involved in many hotel projects all around the world, which includes both luxury and essential brands.  She has previously worked with Accor Hotels and glh Hotels, to lead their major projects such as Novotel Canary Wharf, MGallery Leicester Square, Hard Rock Hotel London, and Clermont Victoria.

As an interior designer, the collaborative process of design is very important.  Ensuring that guest experience is maximised, whilst still achieving the investor and operator’s requirements is crucial for a successful project.  Creating unique spaces also means that her design style continually evolves with the project she is working on.

Yi-Zhen Jones

Associate, twenty2degrees Design Partnership

As Associate at international hospitality design practice twenty2degrees Design Partnership, Yi-Zhen works closely with the firm’s directors in leading the team on a diverse range of projects, currently including Hyatt Regency hotels in London, Paris and Nairobi, a Marriott Brussels refurbishment and a new Kempinski in Cameroon.

Joining twenty2degrees in 2019, Yi-Zhen quickly assumed a senior role on the interior design of The Fellows House Cambridge, which was completed last year and was soon hailed as establishing a new benchmark in apart-style hotels with luxury public spaces.

Before joining twenty2degrees, Yi-Zhen’s career, working mainly with global architecture and design firms, took her from her native New Zealand to Asia before bringing her to the UK over a decade ago. It was in London that she discovered a passion for hotel design which she is now taking to the next level at twenty2degrees. Yi-Zhen holds a Masters in Interior & Spatial Design and a Bachelors’ degree in Fine Arts.


Kirstin King

Senior Project Designer, Muza Lab

Kirstin’s design career encompasses Luxury Residential Interiors, Hospitality, Retail, Luxury Spas, and the Luxury Cruise liner sector.

She is a highly professional, driven, and creative Designer with excellent leadership and organisational skills, with a great knowledge in both design, site and project management.

Kirstin is a passionate soul with a love for all things natural. On the weekends you can find her in a forest by day and dancing to Chaka Khan at night. Always with a smile on her face and a cappuccino in hand.

GROHE X Summit 2023
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Karl Lennon


Karl pełni swoją funkcję w firmie GROHE od ponad sześciu lat. Współpracuje z architektami i projektantami wnętrz nad specyfikacjami ich projektów na całym świecie. Zapewnia im informacje i wsparcie, których potrzebują, aby doprowadzić budowę obiektów do końca, jednocześnie biorąc pod uwagę zrównoważony rozwój i wpływ na środowisko naturalne. Jest autorem zatwierdzonych przez RIBA profesjonalnych modułów szkoleniowych GROHE dotyczących oszczędzania wody, druku 3D i higieny.

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