EquipHotel 2016: trends, innovations, business and networking

by Cecilia Di Marzo
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Organised by Reed Expositions France, and under the supervision of Corinne Menegaux, the next edition of EquipHotel will be held from 6 to 10 November 2016 at Paris Porte de Versailles.



For more than 50 years EquipHotel has been helping international hospitality and catering professionals decode trends, discover innovations and build their networks, with the firm intention of offering new solutions and growth drivers for everyone operating in the hospitality and catering industry. EquipHotel is a source of inspiration for architects, decorators and designers from all over the globe.

Comprehensive offering
EquipHotel is a major meeting place for the entire industry, offering concrete solutions to more than 111,000 professionals over the five days of the show. With 30 exhibition sectors and 1,600 exhibitors across five exhibition halls, the show presents a broad-based, comprehensive offer spanning the entire market: ensuring that any professional can come here and find solutions tailored to their needs.

International platform
In 2014, hotel bookings in the Paris region totalled 66.7 million room nights – confirming the French capital’s status as the world’s No.1 tourist destination – and EquipHotel is every bit as international as the hospitality and catering industry it serves. In 2014, 19.2% of the 111,064 professionals visiting the show were international. The top 10 countries in terms of international visitor numbers ranked as follows: Belgium, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, the UK, Germany, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria and the Netherlands. On the offer side, 30% of the show’s 1,600 exhibitors were international.

EquipHotel is the perfect platform for international business – an event where leading buyers from all continents can launch and successfully execute their projects for the future.

Innovations and trends
EquipHotel is dedicated to driving progress in the hospitality and catering world. Supported by a panel of high-profile experts with a passion for the industry, EquipHotel decodes trends, analyses new consumption patterns and showcases innovations (INNOV16) – anticipating the impact of future change on the sector. The show harnesses and focuses industry expertise with a single concern in mind: customer experience.

Experience the hotel of the future: EquipHotel’s STUDIO16
Conceived and produced by our experts, STUDIO16 will depict the “ideal” establishment, at the cutting edge of innovation and trends, and will feature all of the most topical subjects for an establishment, providing you with a host of tangible solutions.

The concept
Just picture the “perfect” establishment! Trendy, welcoming, original, comfortable and oozing with character and charm. This is the ambitious goal that EquipHotel is aiming to achieve: recreate in pavilion 7 on three floors and occupying 3,000 sqm, a real life establishment, offering insight into the new codes of hotels and restaurants!

Come and discover all the essential spaces, laid out by our architects and designers and under the direction of Thierry Virvaire.

In the Room by Elizabeth Leriche / Guillaume Terver & Christophe Delcourt

At the heart of the hotel offering, the bedroom is evolving and adapting to changes in society. It is becoming a living space with a range of purposes: sleeping, relaxing, well-being, etc. 


RESTO DES CHEFS
 by Studio Hertrich & Adnet
Every day, a Michelin starred chef, selected by Châteaux & Hôtels Collection, a wine waiter and a Restaurant Manager, selected by Denis Courtiade, take possession of a genuine gourmet restaurant. Thanks to its open kitchen, observe the Chefs and their teams cooking up “taster” menus for 150 guests. A spotlight on service, hospitality and the quest for a unique and personal experience.



BAR 
by Studio Hertrich & Adnet
In a challenging economic environment, the café and bar category is under the obligation to review its business model and give establishments fresh impetus in terms of products and drinks to cater better to customer expectations.
How can owners increase turnover with a combination of a new product offer and an unusual drinks menu? 



LOBBY 
by Jean-Philippe Nuel
The check-in and check-out processes are destined to disappear due to digitalisation. How can you retain contact with the customer? How can you deal with the necessity of making job functions more modular? These are the challenges dealt with by the LOBBY.



OUTDOOR  
by Christophe Gautrand & Benjamin Deshoulières
Take a breath of fresh air in the OUTDOOR space! Nature is gaining space in towns, in a new way of experiencing urban space: indoor and outdoor blend together.



LET'S WORK by Julie Gauthron
Working people are increasingly looking for places to work outside of their company. Hotels are one of these new types of workplaces, as they bring together practicality, flexibility, comfort and service, all in one place. Why not turn this into a lever for turnover?
A multipurpose meeting room which can transform itself into a seminar room, a lounge to adapt to requirements, from meetings to breakfasts and from working lunches to aperitifs.



Discover the STUDIO16 in 2"



Networking
Networking and business will also be top of the agenda at the 2016 edition. EquipHotel’s Top Buyers’Club is designed to promote networking and forge connections between buyers and exhibitors.

Inspirational – and fun!
EquipHotel will feature a pulsating programme of culinary competitions and demonstrations in the Studio des Chefs. And Bar Off will be back in 2016 – its festive, comfortable setting is the perfect place to continue those conversations.

A unifying force
EquipHotel – the only event supported by all trade associations across the HORECA sector – brings the entire profession together via its wide-ranging network of partners and ambassadors operating across France and internationally.


Flashback to the 2014 edition
With as its sponsor Serge Trigano, the chairman of Mama Shelter, the 2014 edition of EquipHotel was held under the banner of conviviality and export activity. Corinne Menegaux, the Show Director, shared her impressions of the event: ​
“This 2014 edition was particularly encouraging with a marked increasein projects and investment. This is therefore a quite optimistic vision which goes hand in hand with the range offered on the show. EquipHotel 2014 succeeded in catering to the needs of professionals by presenting a large number of new products on the stands but also by contributing a host of new ideas through its Studios.”

Look back in pictures on the 2014 show:



EquipHotel from 6 to 10 November 2016 at Paris Porte de Versailles.

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