Conference Moderator & Story Teller

A hospitality industry expert and a leading journalist in the business and consumer travel fields, Guy Dittrich is that man with the keen eye, sharp wit, and boundless energy you’ve seen moderating our Arena* year after year. An accomplished journalist focusing on hospitality and design, Dittrich has 15-plus years of experiences writing about properties and their designers around the world for magazines such as Wallpaper*, Condé Nast Traveller, and specialist hotel design publication Sleeper, where he is Editor-at-Large. Utilizing a vast database of knowledge and contacts, Dittrich is able to curate speaker line-ups for one-off events as well as longer conferences for such clients as CitizenM, Pandox, Bang & Olufsen, Herman Miller, Villeroy & Boch, Philips, Hansgrohe, and Kohler. By putting people at ease, Dittrich is able to tease out the narratives and backstories that bring his speakers to life.


The Observer

Taking us From Athens to Barcelona, leading hospitality journalist and longtime Design Hotels™ commentator Guy Dittrich will take a look at what’s transpired in the industry since last year’s Arena*. As the conference’s onstage host, Dittrich is also excited to lead stimulating conversations about the progress of the Starwood collaboration and what the future holds.

Speakers Overview