About Canton Fair 2018 (April, Spring)

Canton Fair 2018

123rd China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair)

When: 15.04.2018 – 05.05.2018

Venue: China Import and Export Fair Pazhou Complex (Guangzhou, China)


The Canton Fair is the largest trade fair in China. Held in Guangzhou, China in Spring and Autumn every year. It is the ultimate gathering of industries that have made China what it is today, the world’s first choice for outsourcing products and components! Over 20,000 venders, about 100,000 buyers will attend the fair twice a year.

As a great trade fair of comprehensiveness and specialization, China Import and Export Fair – Canton Fair exhibits over 150,000 kinds of quality Chinese products and overseas commodities with distinctive features. The renew rate of Chinese products is over 40% each session. Depending upon China’s advantages in manufacturing industry and orienting toward international market demand, Canton Fair shows a variety of high quality products with reasonable price.


Canton Fair 2018

Phase 1 : April 15-19, 2018
Electronics & Household Electrical Appliances
Lighting Equipment
Vehicles & Spare Parts
Hardware & Tools
Energy + Resources
Chemical Products
Building Materials
International Pavilion

Phase 2 : April 23-27, 2018
Consumer Goods
Home Decorations

Phase 3 : May 1- 5, 2018
Office Supplies, Cases & Bags, and Recreation Products
Medical Devices and Health Products
Textiles & Garments
International Pavilion

Top Hotel Furniture Trends for 2018


We always like to keep up to date about the hotel furniture we design and create for our customers. That’s why we compiled a list of our favorite hotel furniture trends in 2018. Partly because we wanted to inspire you during the build-out of your hotel, and partly because we wanted to inspire ourselves as we help you do so.

Here Are The Top Hotel Furniture Trends For 2018

Make It Feel Like Home

This was one of our big trends last year, and we feel it continues to be important (if not more so) today. Driven largely by the influence of Airbnb, guests are finding that a sense of comfort and ease really is an important part of the travel experience. They don’t want to have to leave the hotel to find a cool restaurant or bar they can hang out at with their friends. They want to be able to invite their friends over, enjoy some snacks and drinks together, and hang out.

Boutique hotels and lodges have done a really great job at managing this. With large living spaces, open bars, and large restaurants right on the ground floor of the hotel, there is plenty of room for all of your friends and family to collide. Park City hotels like the St. Regis are always bustling at the seams with large families crowded around giant fireplaces while lounging on high-backed sofas. Extra tables and coffee tables give everyone a place to put their drinks while lounge chairs and ottomans provide a place for everyone to feel comfortable.

Make It Feel Communal

Having a place that feels like home automatically makes it feel more communal. Large open community spaces are wonderful, but so are places where guests can eat and drink. Even if you don’t have a restaurant or a bar on premise, you can set up a buffet table with coffee, tea, wine, and cookies. Add dining room tables and chairs, so people feel comfortable sitting with their friends around a table to have a drink and enjoy a game of cards or scrabble. It’s all about the little details after all.

The same principles apply to the guest rooms. If friends can’t pile into a room to watch a game on TV, they’re only going to go elsewhere. Perhaps over to the Airbnb where their friends are staying. Apart from the bed, make sure there is adequate seating throughout the room as well as a chaise at the foot of the bed. Chairs in the guest rooms mean guests can enjoy the reason they are there in the first place: to hang out with their friends. And not everyone wants to pile on the bed.

Make It Feel Modern

Though guests want to feel at home, they also don’t want to feel the mess and chaos of home. This is where all those tiny details come into play. Modern beds and desks can completely transform a living space, as can closets that are large and able to fit their entire luggage. That keeps everything nice and tidy no matter how much stuff they brought. Some hotels go so far as to put neon lighting in the ceiling recesses or even in the furniture. And everything needs to be outfitted with electrical outlets if all of our tech-savvy guests have anything to say about it.

A modern look and feel can also enhance a guest’s ability to relax. That’s why we think it is important to design for how you want your guests to feel. Spa furniture, for example should utilize sheepskin rugs and textured fabrics to reduce sound and enhance a feeling of luxury. And furniture is always the centerpiece. Luxury fabrics on the sofas as well as clean lines on the beds help guests to feel clean, clear, and calm. The perfect environment.

Tailor It To Your Property

No matter what look and feel you are going for, it’s important to take into consideration how you want your guests to feel and how they want to feel. Whether they are traveling for business or pleasure (and 60% of guests are traveling for pleasure by the way), up the ante. Opt for trends that make it feel like home, promote community, and provide a modern space they can enjoy throughout their stay.

IVIFOR Furniture would be happy to help. We make customizable hotel furniture specific to the vibe you are going for. We’d love to help you get the feeling of your hotel right. Give us a call for more information.


The World Premium Outdoor Brands of the Salone del Mobile.Milano

Dedon, from Germany, is the world’s top outdoor furniture manufacturer, has won international design awards, such as Reddot and Innovation Dedon adhering to Germany has always been rigorous and meticulous and lead the trend of the style. Not only the high-end consumers loving luxury, but also the international hotel group long-term suppliers including Shangri-La, Four Seasons and Liz.

All the products of Dedon are selected in Germany for R & D and monitoring of the patented high-tech environmentally friendly fiber materials. It is soft texture and moist. Although DEDON booth is not very large, the use of mirror style makes the entire booth larger, more three-dimensional and very aesthetic.




Petite Friture is a young French brand that has attracted much attention this year. The design team has the Phillippe Starck named Designer of Tomorrow Constance Guisset and the current British well-known home shop Habitat art director Pierre Favresse and other tomorrow star.

Innovation, Avantgarde is Petite Friture proud of the label, coupled with the fine French craft, each design can make people refreshing and leaving a profound impression.




SCOLARO was founded in 40 years ago, focusing on the production of craftsmen wooden umbrellas, including aluminium wood and center rod umbrellas, lateral columns and telescopic racks. SCOLARO products are used in waterproof acrylic fabrics, processed timber, steel and aluminium with very strong durability.



Serralunga has a passion for innovation, renowned for breaking through the limitations of material, craft, and aesthetics to create breakthrough products. Its products are both pleasant and stimulating. The company’s eye-catching products, whether it is art flowerpot, geometric table or the smallest of the sun beds, are considered to be extremely functional and aesthetic. It also proves the company’s mastery of the latest synthetic polymers and advanced molding processes. To a large extent, these high-quality weathering design makes our visual space appear very natural, almost seamless from indoor excessive to outdoor, thus greatly expand our living environment.




Starting from 1950, Sika Design is designed for comfort, high quality and sustainable development of handmade furniture as the main purpose of design and manufacture. Sika Design of wicker furniture generation, all over the world hotels, restaurants and cruise ships are equipped with Sika Design of furniture.


Talenti‘s products are abundant: complete sets and combination sofas, armchairs, benches, chairs, dining tables and coffee tables. There are accessories, such as lamps, bio-fuel fireplaces, plants, outdoor blankets and umbrellas. The full passion of technology research and Development leads Talenti in the production of outdoor furniture products only choose the best material: aluminum, stainless steel material, teak and fiber frames, fillers and textiles use fast-drying foam and polyester, leather, sunshade pads, soft bags using Maria Flora and Bonanza fibers. It is precisely because of its kind of rich dining room, life product and material, Talenti not only can satisfy the demand of living residence market, but also involves the market field of the contract customization product production.




Date: 2017.4.26-29

Place: Hall E5/E6/E7 Shanghai New International Expo Center, China.


HOTEL PLUS – TOTAL SOLUTION FOR COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES is designed for hotel, mall, restaurant, office, hospital, public commercial space and special build of large professional expo. It will be held from April 26th to 29th, 2017 in Shanghai New International Expo Center and  showcase architectural ornament, engineering and design, space and furnishings, furniture and lighting, soft decoration and lighting, clean and environmental, intelligent and leisure of products. HOTEL PLUS adhering to the HOTELEX Shanghai Exhibition held in 25 brands and resources has become a global carrier-grade super hotel industry event.

E1-E7 Museum has eight big theme exhibition planning for building decorative, project design, indoor design, lighting intelligent, hotel project, custom furniture, soft decoration and design, fabric project and space furnishings. To show high-end environmental building decorative material and advanced of intelligent of management system and equipment. With the most frontier design concept of virtual restoration, to help material merchants to discover new business value, establish the concept of brand design, explore the most promising emerging markets.

Exhibition organized by the architecture and interior design week Shanghai brilliant, will have the awareness and design tour series forum and a series of colorful activities to create design considering show.

E5 Decoration Material & Fabric

E6 Contract Furniture & Deco

E7 Expo Contract Furniture


Solo travelers around the globe: What you need to know

[Article Share] – Solo leisure trips are becoming a popular option among the global travel population. Here’s a look at habits of single travelers around the globe.

Solo travelers who stay at the Iron Horse Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, come to experience festivals and other events happening throughout the city. (Photo: Iron Horse Hotel)


By  Danielle Hess



GLOBAL REPORT—Younger travelers on a budget from around the globe are taking short trips to visit family, escape routines, explore new cities and more. And in the United States, the number of solo leisure travelers is growing.

Hotel News Now recently spoke with a research analyst and hoteliers about this trend. Here’s a look at who solo leisure travelers are, where they’re from, and where they’re traveling to:

Solo leisure travelers around the world tend to be younger than the average tourist, though there are exceptions, said Mark Blutstein, research analyst at Phocuswright.

“Around 47% (in the U.S.) are 18 to 34, but older travelers still do partake,” he said. “Out of travelers that are 55 and older, about 28% of them will travel alone.”

Jeff Tomczek, director of branding at Two Roads Hospitality, agreed.

“Millennials are traveling alone more than other age groups, though solo travel certainly isn’t exclusive to that demographic,” he said. “Solo travelers have to have a level of comfort and not be intimidated by a new, unknown destination.”

Connie Bolle, director of sales at The Iron Horse Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, said most of the hotel’s solo leisure guests are age 30 to 55.

“A high percentage of new, younger and energetic travelers (appreciate) the vintage vibe from our 1907 building and historic city,” she said.

In France, about 53% of solo travelers are between the ages of 18 and 34, and in the United Kingdom, only 35% of solo travelers fall within that age bracket, according to Blutstein. He added that Germany has more solo travelers that are middle-aged than the U.S., France and the U.K.

In the U.S., Blutstein said the solo leisure traveler segment leans more male (50%).

Budget and level of education
According to Blutstein, solo travelers from the U.S. on average earn less than $50,000 a year, which means they’re spending a lot less throughout a trip and aren’t looking to stay at an expensive hotel. He said they’re taking maybe three trips per year that last one to three nights, and “only spend about $1,000 within all their trips throughout the year.”

He added that the majority of solo travelers have a college degree.

“(Solo travelers) are very highly educated,” he said. “That’s just a trend in the U.S. because more people are going to college and getting advanced degrees, and with that, they’re just starting their jobs, so they have a higher percentage in the lower income (bracket).”

In the UK, Germany and France, many solo travelers have master’s degrees, Blutstein said.

Where they stay
Since many travel on a budget, solo leisure travelers often stay with friends and family or in shared accommodations, Blutstein said, but some do stay in hotels.

Phocuswright research shows that 43% of U.S. solo travelers stayed in hotels during trips taken in the last year—compared to 21% in France, 28% in Germany, and 32% in the U.K., according to Blutstein.

Blutstein provided a breakdown of the types of hotels U.S. solo travelers stay in, compared to the rest of the U.S. travel population.

“About 31% of (U.S. solo travelers) stayed at a midscale hotel on their last (solo trip),” he said, making midscale the most popular chain scale for the group.

More solo travelers from the U.S. stay at midscale hotels than they do at budget hotels (23%), but Blutstein said solo travelers are more willing to stay at a budget hotel than the majority of the travel population is.

In line with the general traveler pool, 27% of U.S. solo travel is international, Blutstein said. The difference between the two groups is that solo travelers are more willing to travel to places like Central America, South America and Canada.

Tomczek said Two Roads sees more solo leisure guests at its Thompson Hotels and Joie de Vivre brands, and while most solo travelers stay at urban properties in major cities, some do travel alone to resort properties.

“Thompson Hotels are known for having intimate spaces, bustling restaurants and bars, individuality and a connection to in-the-know experiences,” he said. “No two Thompsons are alike and each celebrates their community through design, restaurant and bar partners, and local amenities and partnerships.”

Tomczek noted that Two Roads has seen “more and more business travelers extending their work trips by a few days to get out of the boardroom and experience the city they are visiting from a leisurely perspective.”

Why they travel
Many travelers choose to fly solo on a trip because they want to be in control of their itinerary and immerse themselves in a new culture, sources said.

Tomczek said solo travelers staying at Two Roads properties want to “feel like a local in the city they visit.”

“They want to dine at neighborhood spots, check out the under-the-radar shows and meet members of area start-up scenes,” he said. “We’ve seen a shift from the relaxed escape vacation to trips that are more dynamic and memorable. This could mean having a meal with a host, learning to surf, attending a yoga retreat or even simpler, like a one-on-one language class or an off-hours tour.”

Bolle said solo travelers at The Iron Horse come to explore the city.

“Milwaukee is the city of festivals—brew festivals, Summerfest, Polish festival and so many more,” she said. “We really have great reasons to celebrate food, different ethnicities and brew cultures.”

Blutstein also said solo travelers are seeking a new cultural experience.

“They want to see the world, so they either want to see natural attractions, cultural history … 24% of solo travelers travel for those reasons,” he said.

The 39th China International Furniture Fair (Guangzhou)

China Import & Export Fair Complex and Poly World Trade Centre Expo

Phase One: 18-21 March 2017 Phase Two: 28-31 March 2017


About CIFF

Founded in 1998, China International Furniture Fair has been successfully held for 38 sessions. Every year the spring edition in Guangzhou connects over 3900 world leading brands with more than 170,000 professional attendees from 200 countries and regions, creating immense value for the international furniture industry.

Covering 750,000 square meters, CIFF (Guangzhou) covers the upstream and downstream industry, showcasing leading brands of home furniture, home decor, home textiles, outdoor furniture, office furniture, commercial furniture, hotel furniture and furniture machinery & raw materials.

With the theme of “Better Life, Better Work”, CIFF 2017 will spare no effort to enhance exhibition quality and provide excellent service, bringing closer connection among industry stakeholders. CIFF is the must-attend furniture industry event in Asia that provides all-round solutions for every attendee from afar.



Made Expo is one of the most important and international exhibitions for manufacturers, architects, designers, building contractors and building construction professionals.

Events, conferences and qualified exhibitors guarantee the success of MADE EXPO 2017.

This is an unparalleled opportunity to find new business opportunities in Italy and abroad, make contact and forge relationships with the institutions and key drivers of the industry and benefit from the most effective marketing and competitive repositioning initiatives.

Date and Opening times
8-11 March 2017
9.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.

Milan Fairgrounds, Rho
Strada Statale del Sempione 28
20017 Rho – Milan – Italy