Three days in Lisbon, fully focused

Check out this newly released video from Arena*, our annual Design Hotels member conference, which took place in Lisbon at the end of September—for the first time at two different locations: the grand Teatro Nacional de São Carlos and the Museu Nacional dos Coches, with various meals and get-togethers at member hotel Memmo Príncipe Real, MAAT Museum of Art and Technology, and celebrated restaurants Bica do Sapato and Bairro do Avillez. It was the most well attended conference in our history, with more than 330 attendees, among them the owners of current and potential member hotels and many of the artists, chefs, designers, and industry professionals that make up our wider community.

Titled “Focus Filter: The Age of Reengagement,” the two-day program addressed the growing need to connect and interact more deeply amid a cluttered media landscape. In keeping with this topic, all of our guests and participants were asked to give up their cell phones to be locked away so they could focus more deeply on the series of talks, discussions, performances, and round tables that followed.

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Wednesday, December 20th, 2017