Talking High Streets & Hotels

On 27th December, Rockwell’s Head of Planning and Development, Jonathan Manns, appeared as a guest on the Estate Gazette’s popular podcast. The UK’s leading property magazine, the Estates Gazette was established in 1858 and provides market intelligence, comment and interviews each week.

This edition of the podcast, chaired by Pui-Guan Man (Estates Gazette), drew on Rockwell’s extensive experience in the visitor sector and recent Nomad City paper published in September 2019. Jon was joined by a varied and expert panel including James Mitchell (Axiom Architects), Derek Griffin (Whitbread) and Claire Camplisson (Colliers International).

The discussion was focussed on the future of hotels and their potential to contribute to high streets. It identified the significant changes which are afoot in the industry, not least in terms of demand and design, which are changing the shape of the industry and creating opportunities for hotels to play a far more important role in local communities.

A thought-provoking discussion, the podcast can be downloaded on all major media channels including Spotify. It is also available here.