A look back at the key developments in hotels and hospitality over the past 200 years. In looking forward to the future of hotel design and innovation it is useful to also look backwards at notable hotel openings and key industry events. This timeline summarises these.
Over the past 200 years the design of hotels has changed significantly as different trends have emerged globally. Equally innovations in travel, hotels and the wider hospitality sector have also changed the guest experience. This timeline is intended to show we we have come from
We have chosen some notable hotels opened over the past two centuries as stimulus for further discussion
The 134 hotels selected run from 1822 through to 2013
We have also chosen to highlight some of the key industry events that have changed guest experiences. The examples cover travel, hotels and wider hospitality shifts.
Coming soon are more detailed presentations highlighting each of the individual hotels and industry events for wider sharing and comment.