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What will the hotel of the future look like?

From 23 to 27 October 2018, architectureworld and Deutscher Hoteltag (German Hotel Day) will be held for the first time in Cologne as part of ORGATEC – the leading international trade fair for the modern working world. On each of the five days, the event’s organisers “Bauen & Wohnen” will offer a first-rate, comprehensive congress programme featuring a total of 24 keynote speakers and 28 project presentations. The congress trade fair is aimed at architects, engineers, construction firms, developers, building contractors and hotel chain planning departments. The event is recognised by Chambers of Architects and Engineers as further professional development.

Trade visitors can look forward to best practice executed projects, inspiring explanatory presentations of models, innovative areas of research and forward-looking talks to stimulate ideas. Each of the five congress days will centre on a specific topic. On the Saturday, the focus will be on the issue of the current direction of hotel design and what the “hotel of the future” could look like in 2030.

Andreas Rohde, Head of Business Development at TOPHOTELPROJECTS GmbH is one of the day’s speakers who will address the subject of the “hotel of the future”. Before taking up his current position, he worked for many years in the construction industry, so he knows the difficulties and obstacles as well as the opportunities that can arise in planning and executing hotel projects in particular all too well from his own experience. At the German Hotel Day event, Rohde will report on Germany’s hotel boom and explain why the country is currently home to one of the world’s strongest hotel markets: with more than 700 projects, Germany has a great deal to offer all those involved. The audience can look forward to comparisons with other hotspots around the world.

Vanessa Borkmann (Dipl.-Ing) is a researcher at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering (IAO) in Stuttgart, where she is the initiator and project leader of the joint research project FutureHotel and the showcase of the same name. In her lecture, she will present trends and developments from the FutureHotel research project. These will include smart services provided through the use of technology to achieve more efficient processes in the hotel business as well as novel solutions for the use of space, such as the living lobby and the smart hotel room.

Benedikt Komarek, CEO and owner of Hotel Schani in Vienna, Austria, will report on the practical application of digital technology in the hotel trade and how hotels can continue to fully satisfy the needs of modern guests. In collaboration with the Fraunhofer IAO, he has developed a SMART Hotel featuring innovative solutions for the reservation process, check-in and check-out, the hotel room and use of the lobby.

Many other keynote speakers have joined the list of top-class contributors. They include Henning Weiß, Chief Product Officer/Member of the Strategic Board at 25hours hotels; Michael Widmann, Head of PKF International Hospitality Consulting Committees in Vienna; as well as Filippo Lodi from UN Studio in Cologne.

Tickets are available online now.
Anyone who would like to attend the premiere and would like to secure a free-of-charge ticket for ORGATEC, architecture world and the German Hotel Day, can now register at

architectureworld and the German Hotel Day
architectureworld and most recently also the German Hotel Day are a congress, trade fair and a source of innovation in one! This is what awaits the visitors in Cologne in 2018: "World stars" of the architecture scene, innovative expert lectures on new materials and technologies for the construction industry, commercial buildings and hotels as well as a host of national and international top exhibitors. The congress trade fair offers the exhibitors a professional environment with 100% trade visitors and connects business partners.

If you wish to enquire about exhibiting at architectureworld,  please contact the organiser on +49 (0)421-985629-49 or by e-mail to

Koelnmesse – Global Competence in Furniture, Interiors and Design: Koelnmesse is the world’s top trade fair organiser for the areas of furnishing, living and lifestyle. At the trade fair hub of Cologne, the leading international fair imm cologne as well as the trade fair formats of LivingKitchen, ORGATEC, spoga+gafa, interzum and Kind + Jugend rank among the internationally renowned and established industry meeting places. These fairs comprehensively represent the upholstered and case furniture segment, the kitchen industry, the office furniture sector and outdoor living as well as the innovations of the furniture supply industry. Over the last few years, Koelnmesse has specifically added international fairs in the most important fast-expanding markets to its portfolio. These include CIKB in Shanghai, interzum guangzhou in Guangzhou and Pueri Expo in Sao Paulo. With ambista, the online portal for the interiors business, Koelnmesse offers direct access to products, contacts, expertise and events relevant to the industry all year round.

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The next events:
Kind + Jugend - The Trade Show for Kids' First Years, Cologne 20.09. - 23.09.2018
CIKB - The platform for the Kitchen Industry in China, Shanghai 10.10. - 12.10.2018
China Kids Expo - China International Baby Articles Fair, Shanghai 16.10. - 18.10.2018

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