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Joey Goei-Jones

Glh Hotels
Design Manager
Current lead in design for glh Hotels, I have been involved in over 35 hotel projects ranging from 3* to 5*properties all over the world. The latest opening was the 900 room Hard Rock Hotel London, (previously the Cumberland), and The Soak at the Grosvenor Victoria. I am currently working on a new meeting and events strategy for the whole glh estate reflecting today’s ever changing ways of working as well as the refurbishment plans for all our Amba, Thistle and Guoman properties.

In hospitality design the balance of function/practicality, commercial value and aesthetic is crucial. I am very interested on how these three elements affect the design of a hotel and in turn a guest’s journey through the space. Today’s travellers needs differ greatly to that from 10 years ago. What we consider as luxury is also an ever changing concept. I feel today is a great turning point where we are able to review and redefine the idea of luxury for travellers whilst still incorporating the traditional ideals of hotel design.

In my spare time I am a member of a ballet company, baker of specialty cakes and an avid dog spotter.