Sleeper Media, the market-leading publisher and event organiser for the international hospitality design industry, has today announced the launch of Sleeper Sessions, a series of exclusive and intimate gatherings for specifiers and suppliers in hospitality experience and design.

Sessions#1 takes place at the Royal Mykonian, Mykonos on 11-13 May 2021, followed by our second edition, Sessions#2 at the Grand Sheraton, Danang 18-20 October 2021.

Sessions is a manifestation of one simple yet steadfast resolve: ‘We Will Meet Again’.

Currently face-to-face meetings are sporadic and scarce. The hotel design community is maintaining its relationships with virtual alternatives as best it can. Hospitality faces a challenge like never before. Sessions is conceived because of these circumstances.

Sessions has been designed with COVID and a ‘new normal’ in mind. It comprises four key elements: Speed+Sync meetings, Symposia speaker sessions, Sustenance breakouts and Social celebrations. Guests attend Sessions to specify and source projects; to escape, regenerate and rebuild, always in beautiful and abundant settings.

To create a sense of community and shared experience, guest numbers are strictly limited. A scoring system guarantees that specifiers are involved in the most exceptional hospitality projects around the world. In partnership with Tophotelprojects, Sleeper Media is identifying these key decision-makers despite the significant changes of staff at specifying companies around the world. The latest event management / app technology enables qualified meetings and quantifiable ROI.

“Sessions is all about our community rebuilding together. It’s a unique design and specification platform, combined with a retreat-like experience,” says Matt Turner, Editor-in-Chief of Sleeper Media. “It weaves a formalised programme of activities with space for spontaneity, creativity and connection.

“We firmly believe that this mix is what the community needs right now. Nonetheless, we are fully aware of the challenges involved in returning to face-to-face events and have built a flexible model that will address these challenges for our guest’s peace of mind.”

Sessions also enjoys collaboration with leading industry brands. It is hosted in association with Sleeper Magazine and the AHEAD Awards, powered by Tophotelprojects, and includes speaker-driven content curated and presented by Guy Dittrich. The event is organised and delivered by Connect X, the team behind hotel design event HIX.