Making its triumphant return to the city of lights, EquipHotel Paris is all about innovation when it comes to the hotel and restaurant business. One of the most important features of the event, that will take place from 11-15 November, is INNOV18, the trade show’s innovation awards that celebrate and recognise some of the greatest talents exhibited during these 5 days. Today, Paris Design Agenda explores the magnificence of these unique awards, so take a look.
Each year, L’INNOVORE, who organises the ceremonial distinction, shortlists, tests and selects all of the latest innovations. This year, Thierry Marx will preside the jury. The winning innovations will be showcased in a totally new Innovations area with events running throughout the day. Now, get to know the winners:
NATURAL STRAW FROM COMATEC (Pav. 7.1 – C008)
Environmentally-friendly innovation is part of the COMATEC DNA. This new range of straw drinking straws is handmade in Europe from 100% natural materials. These organic untreated straws are certified Food Contact Materials in line with European standards, and come in two sizes (150 & 230 mm). Perfect for cocktails and hot or cold drinks, their environmentally-friendly design maintains its shape.
LODGES FROM MEUBLES HOTEL (Pav. 3 – E049/E050)
These “Lodges” from Meubles-Hôtels are environmentally-friendly, wood-framed structures with wood fibre or Biofib insulation (French standards RT2012), that can be installed anywhere. They provide high-level comfort, at least comparable to a 4-star hotel room, and come well appointed. They can be installed in record time and used immediately, and are wheelchair accessible. The concept is scalable to meet any needs, up to construction of a full hotel.
ELMER (Pav. 4 – B107)
The first Italian-style shower that brings together well-being, design, technology and easy installation! The freestanding structure and shower tray with built-in frame means that it takes under 3 hours and no heavy work to install. With 4 models, 12 dimensions, 12 colours and textures and a number of options and functions to choose from, it is also fully customisable.
EELWAY, SIMPLE MANAGEMENT FOR ITEMS LEFT BEHIND (Pav. 7.3 – H101)
Managing items that are left behind can be repetitive, time-consuming and expensive for hotels. During busy periods, this kind of task often gets forgotten, badly impacting customer satisfaction. Eelway is a start-up that develops Customer Experience services and tools, and has created a management platform for shipping forgotten items and baggage left in hotels. Eelway lets customers go online and choose their transporter, insurance policy and delivery time, pay and then track their item with ease.
YOUBED (Pav. 3 – L170)
For the first time ever, there is a bed that can meet the greatest challenge of the hotel industry – how to ensure that every guest has a comfortable bed. Thanks to YouBed’s patented innovation, hotels can now offer their guests a customised sleep experience! The Swedish YouBed is the first bed with integrated pocket springs for adjustable firmness to meet the individual comfort preferences of any and every guest, without compromising on quality.
Source: EquipHotel Paris