Damn the Outlets. Re-Thinking Hotel Restaurants + Bars
C9 Hotelworks and Delivering Asia Communications bring you Volume 4 of the Design Re-Invention series “Damn the Outlets. Re-Thinking Hotel Restaurants + Bars.”
The live virtual event will be held Tuesday 16th June, 2:00 pm Bangkok time, and you can register here.
While hotel design is all about scale, hierarchy and buffet lines, hotel owners and guests are revolting against vanilla cookie-cutter ignominious beasts that hoteldom call outlets. Did you ever wonder why hotels struggle to create unique food and beverage offerings?
In a post crisis travel world, hotels and freestanding restaurants and bars are on a competitive collision course.
This virtual event is a ‘think piece’ from the creative space of design, concept, operations and ideas that go beyond the all-day dining outlet or coffee shop. What opportunities are evolving as a fallout from the pandemic and should repositioning, renovation and change be the new mantra? Prepare to talk bold new thinking as we crawl out of the box and into the fire. If you are happy eating club sandwiches on utilitarian white porcelain plates, this is not the event for you. If you dare to be different, please register now.
Our line-up of design mavens, creative souls and restaurant + bar entrepreneurs are:
Jason Williams, Creative Director, Proof and Company
He has worked on iconic curated bar offerings including Singapore’s Manhattan Bar, Atlas, 28 Hongkong Street, Junior “The Pocket Bar” and is co-creator of Widges Gin.
Phillip Pond, Founder, Atelier Pond Bangkok
Phillip was formerly Chief Creative Officer for AvroKo in New York and worked at Yabu Pushelberg. His award-winning designs include Publico and Bar Marcello Singapore, and 1 Hotel Central Park.
Rohit Sachdev, Founder and CEO, Soho Hospitality
His notable concepts include leading Bangkok venues such as Havana Social, Above Eleven, Charcoal and Cantina Italian Kitchen.
Max Dautresme, Founding Partner and Creative Director, A Work Of Substance
He leads a multidisciplinary design studio that has created a number of leading projects including the redesign of The Fleming Hotel in Hong Kong.
Trevor MacKenzie, Managing Director and Partner, Exquisine
Trevor leads two Thai brands Mango Tree and Cocoa that have established a broad global footprint and is a leading proponent of restaurant entrepreneurship.
Bill Barnett, Managing Director, C9 Hotelworks
One of the most authoritative voices in the hospitality and leisure real estate sectors in Asia Pacific.
David Johnson, CEO, Delivering Asia Communications
Heads Asia’s leading hospitality PR company. Based in Bangkok, DAC specialises in strategic communications, media relations and digital marketing across every Asian marketplace.