A landmark French event for the hospitality business, EquipHotel 2018 has been providing unique technical solutions and opportunities to accelerate business growth in the industry for over 50 years. With more than 105,000 professionals, 1600 exhibitors and 133 countries represented, it has become an important playground for developing the latest innovations in the hotel and restaurant sector.

Once a generalist trade show, it is now multi-specialist, providing visitors with an inspirational and interactive experience. The show will showcase trends based around five main sectors: Restauration, Design, Well-being, Technology and Services.

From furniture and interiors, kitchen equipment and food products, to spas, bathrooms and technology innovations, visitors will have access to a 360° product range.

With over 1,600 French and international exhibitors on show, EquipHotel provides solutions to develop business, build customer loyalty and meet the needs of markets both in France and abroad.

Created as multi-faceted inspiration laboratory, this session will provide a greater experiential experience, with a focus on a stronger than ever Design Hub. Actively supported by renowned architects and experts, EquipHotel offers a vibrant stage to new products, innovations and industry trends.

Bringing together hotel and restaurant professionals, Equip Hotel aims to offer a 100% immersive design experience through styled “labs” created by architects, interior designers, atmospherists and other stylists.

The show also gives leading chefs free rein to show off their talents at the cordon bleu restaurant and during cookery contests. This and more, to be experienced in a real-life ephemeral establishment: STUDIO18. Set up on a new, supersized scale, this inspirational and inclusive space is designed for the visitor-spectator to interact directly with trends presented.

Highlights also include a variety of spaces such as Casa de Luz,  imagined by Sandrine Alouf & Thierry Virvaire; the Signature Space, with its dreamlike set design signed by Alnoor & Eric Lentulo of Etendart Studio; the Wellness Centre designed by Didier Knoll & Elodie Goddard; the Cozy Lazy room designed by Fabrice Knoll and also the Interior Design Centre, an interactive marketplace.

EquipHotel takes place from 11-15th November 2018, at the exhibition space at Porte de Versailles, Paris.

Hospitality Interiors readers can use the below code for free entry to the event: EPE079