Building sustainable accommodation that inspires
Rory Harmer, Partner, Tate Harmer LLP
Rory Harmer will talk in detail about the ever growing need to take care of our planet’s health & our personal wellbeing. Hotels are in tune with this idea and designing a hotel has become more about the experience for the user and the additional sustainable eco-benefits that the hotel can provide during your stay.
Rory will talk in detail on the need to design with nature and why this is incredibly important in our current climate emergency. Our existence depends on our current habits changing, and by using nature we can enliven the everyday and create a new eco-tourism that helps combat climate change.
Rory will draw on examples of work by Tate Harmer including: The Eden hotel, a 110 bed hotel with a new café, education area and surrounding landscape that will be an inclusive, sustainable, low-energy building. And Upland Park, an eco-lodge development in the South Downs National Park.
Experience led accommodation – what can we learn from the attractions sector
Kate Lord, Farm Park Manager, Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park
Hear about Cotswold Farm Park’s successful diversification into a multi-use site incorporating a day attraction, accommodation, hospitality and retail. Cotswold Farm Park is a member of the National Farm Attractions Network and the speaker will also introduce this organisation and give an overview of this sector.