darc thoughts: The Defining Light of Hospitality
Date: Wednesday 22 May
Time: 13:00 – 13:30
Director of Hospitality, Perkins+Will – Biography
Tom Hupe is the Director of Hospitality at the global architecture and design firm Perkins+Will.
Tom brings 20 years’ experience of working exclusively in the hotel and leisure sector. During this time he has been responsible for the design and project delivery of a diverse range of hotel projects, alongside feasibility work, design audit work and hotel design consultancy.
The impressive array of hotel projects that Tom has been responsible for leading range from the economy to the luxury hotel sectors. He oversaw the conversion of Sea Containers House on the south bank of the River Thames into a 359 room Mondrian hotel for the Morgans Hotel Group. He was responsible for the delivery of the award winning luxury hotel at Coworth Park for the Dorchester Collection, as well as the 600 bedroom Sofitel London Heathrow and the Marriott Hotel, Leicester.
Within Perkins+Will Tom oversees hospitality projects globally whilst acting as a point of contact for operators, developers and agents and providing firmwide specialist hotel design advice. Alongside this role, Tom is a judge for the AHEAD awards (formerly the European Hotel Design Awards).