Constantly striving to enhance the exhibition, for the benefit not only of the exhibitors, but also its visitors, xenia EXHIBITIONS-CONFERENCES SA has in recent years established a series of activities that focus on presenting new trends in the international tourism market. In collaboration with its distinguished exhibitors, xenia chooses an element of the tourist experience that already has, or will in the future, become important to tourists and that modern businesses in the tourism industry will, sooner or later, adjust to.
The Design Lab@xenia, hosted at the 42nd xenia exhibition, was a true feast of design and architecture, focussing on the special requirements of hotels as well as mass catering and entertainment units.
In a hall of approximately 2,000 square metres, the visitor could encounter the latest trends in construction, renovation or refurbishment of hospitality businesses. With an original, “alternative” mode of presentation more than 50 companies presented novel materials as well as selected furniture and design objects, while architecture studios proposed their suggestions. Contemporary architecture and design play a leading role in forming the image as well as the functions of any state-of-the-art tourism, gastronomy or entertainment unit, a role highlighted by Design Lab@xenia.
Other successful examples of important projects from past fairs are: "Snackbar & lounge project", “Green room project” and “xenia spa project”.