Building on Corinthia Hotel London’s “In Residence” program, the hotel is announced its new partners, and founders of The Future Laboratory, Chris Sanderson and Martin Raymond. In collaboration with The Future Laboratory, Corinthia Hotel London will launch a yearlong “Futurists in Residence” program available to hotel guests and locals alike. The duo will lead a series of talks, installations, briefings, future rooms, dinners and activities focused on the future of luxury hospitality. A breakfast briefing entitled "The Futures Store: Retail Revolutions in Our Homes and Minds,” will launch the partnership on Wednesday, May 30.
The conversations and exchanges will be a platform for inspirational experiences, give insight into future trends in luxury, and present forward-thinking ideas. Guests can expect events and discussions on a variety of scales and topics, from smaller campfire chats to larger Future Forums.
“We will be defining luxury: How it’s changed and how it will change,” explained Martin Raymond, co-founder and editor-in-chief of LS:N Global. “Hospitality is changing. It is no longer about the transactional, but about the immersive, experiential and bespoke. It is also about classifications based on customer behaviors rather than industry definitions.”
The Futurists in Residence partnership at the hotel will run until June 2019. Focusing on areas including health, wellness, technological innovation and AI, the residency will raise questions such as how guests will step into the hotel of the future, what dinner ingredients will be available in ten years’ time and how the location will change.
The inaugural Breakfast Briefing event will be followed up on July 12, 2018, with a Health & Wellness Breakfast Briefing at the hotel.