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NEXT UP: SLEEPOVER MANCHESTER
13-14 OCTOBER 2015
Sleepover is an innovative, invitation-only, networking event for the hotel industry.
Taking place in a different city each year, a select group of hotel owners, developers, operators, architects, designers and consultants gather to experience an overnight stay in an exciting new hotel.
Each Sleepover is unique, with a bespoke programme created to reflect the host city, giving our guests an insider’s insight they would not get from a typical business or leisure trip.
Tours around the city allow our guests to experience groundbreaking hospitality concepts and identify opportunities for future hotel developments.
Networking is informal, taking place in venues that only the locals know about.
Speakers are globally recognized but locally based, offering their take on their native city, and the wider worlds of hospitality and design.
Forget PowerPoint presentations, speed dating, endless panel debates and dinners in soulless function rooms.
Sleepover’s carefully curated content gives you access to new design ideas, new business opportunities and new contacts as committed as you are to moving the hotel industry forwards.
This year's programme is based around Istanbul's unique position as a cultural crossroads where East meets West.
Chaotic, vibrant, and dynamic, Istanbul is one of the world’s great cities, and also one of its fastest growing.
Straddling two continents, united by the beautiful Bosphorus, it is also a hotbed of innovation in hospitality design, development and architecture.
Ancient yet modern, secular but Islamic, Occidental and Oriental, it is a beguiling melting pot of culture and contradictions, recently identified as the world’s Top Travel Destination for 2014 by TripAdvisor.
Luxury brands from both East (Shangri-La, Raffles and Mandarin Oriental) and West (Fairmont, Kempinski, Four Seasons) are vying for the five-star market. Local brands span the spectrum from business hotels to beautiful boutique properties.
Occupying buildings from historic Ottoman Palaces to architecturally adventurous new-builds, the diversity of Istanbul’s hotel scene is truly breathtaking.
Sleepover will give guests a unique snapshot of the local hotel market, and the wider picture of global hotel development within the context of ‘East-meets-West’.
Istanbul is also one of the best connected cities on Earth (Turkish Airlines flies to more countries than any other) allowing attendance at Sleepover to be easily accommodated in the busy schedules of our globetrotting guests.
Sleepover Istanbul is now fully subscribed. Please click here for information on future Sleepover events
Our main host hotel for Sleepover Istanbul is Mama Shelter.
Billed as an ‘urban bazaar,’ this is the first hotel outside France for this quirky, affordable lifestyle brand.
Founded by Philippe Starck, Serge Trigano (Club Med) and philosopher Cyril Aouizerate, Mama Shelter has quickly grown from its first hotel in the 20th arrondisement of Paris, with new properties in Marseilles, Bourdeaux and Lyon.
Its latest hotel is located in the heart of buzzing Beyoğlu, just steps away from famous Istiklal Caddesi and Taksim Square. It features typically whimsical design by Starck, a stunning rooftop terrace and an open-plan living area equally suited to eat, work and play.
Mama Shelter is now set for significant growth following Accor’s recent investment in the brand as our host Serge Trigano will explain at Monday’s breakfast talk.
Accommodation is also offered at Room Mate Kerem and Soho House Istanbul.
Please note Sleepover Istanbul is now fully subscribed. If you have confirmed your attendance we will have contacted you directly to inform you which hotel you are staying in. Attendees have bed and breakfast for Sunday 26 April as part of their Sleepover package. Additional nights at any of the three host hotels must be booked directly with the hotel and are subject to each hotel’s availability.
Sleepover Istanbul is now fully subscribed and we are operating a waiting list.
If you have confirmed your attendance but are unable to attend for any reason please inform us immediately so that we may free up a place for another attendee.
To enquire about future Sleepover events please contact Amy Wright: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsorship of Sleepover is different to other events.
Sponsorship is only offered to leading design brands in their respective fields.
Previous sponsors have included globally recognised names in design such as Moooi, Vitra, Moroso, Bang + Olufsen, Grohe, Kvadrat and Carl Hansen.
Of course your branding will feature on all our marketing and material distributed to guests. But the value of your investment is not measured in how many times we flash your logo on a screen, how many emails we send out, or how many meetings we have arranged on your behalf.
Instead Sleepover gives its sponsors exclusive access to key industry figures, at the cutting edge of contemporary hotel development, design and architecture.
Our programme allows you to engage with them in a relaxed environment, conducive to forming genuine, long lasting business relationships.
Brands sponsoring Sleepover are associating themselves with thought leadership in the hospitality industry.
For further details on sponsorship of Sleepover contact
Tel: +44 (0) 7811 323445
PLEASE NOTE YOU MUST ORGANISE YOUR OWN VISA PRIOR TO TRAVELLING TO TURKEY
Tailor made private tours by local insiders
Well organized, affordable tours by locals
The Guide Istanbul
Istanbul’s go-to guide in English for eating, shopping, new openings, and events
Build your own ‘eatinerary’!
Istanbul Daily Secret
Some great insider tips
Sounds of Urban Life Istanbul
Excellent App for guided walking tours
Free App for walking tours
Street Art Istanbul
Free App for street art
Great English-Turkish dictionary App