7 episodes

Travel and hospitality were some of the hardest-hit industries in 2020, and now (we hope) they're making a comeback. What are we taking with us into this new decade, and what are old ways of thinking we can leave behind? Sircle Collection's Laura Nolte connects with experts—from sustainability to art & design—to uncover inspiring trends that'll help us all level up together in this period of reinvention.

Connecting Rooms Sircle Collection

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Travel and hospitality were some of the hardest-hit industries in 2020, and now (we hope) they're making a comeback. What are we taking with us into this new decade, and what are old ways of thinking we can leave behind? Sircle Collection's Laura Nolte connects with experts—from sustainability to art & design—to uncover inspiring trends that'll help us all level up together in this period of reinvention.

    Unpacking TikTok with Caroline Gaimari

    Unpacking TikTok with Caroline Gaimari

    The brilliant and hilarious Caroline Gaimari, who directs video content for brands like Dior and Louis Vuitton, joins us for our latest episode of Connecting Rooms. The lover of all things video has recently fallen down the rabbit hole of TikTok and emerged to tell us everything she knows, from how it’s different from other social media to why brands, especially travel brands, should use it to their advantage. Meanwhile, Laura tries to understand some TikTok lingo and it doesn’t go so smoothly. If you’re wondering if your brand should get on TikTok, this one’s for you.



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    Hosted by Laura Nolte

    Recorded & edited by Max Baggerman

    Produced by Charlotte Radu

    Written & produced by Elena Feldman

    • 42 min
    Reframing Sustainability with Tom Bosschaert

    Reframing Sustainability with Tom Bosschaert

    The visionary Tom Bosschaert joins us to give us some much-needed clarity on the most overwhelming issue of all: climate change. The founder of Except Integrated Solutions reframes the definition of sustainability, shares some inspiring feats accomplished by both big and small companies, how all companies can make an ESG action plan and what we can actually do within our power on an individual level. He also shares how he stays inspired, which helped ease our worries. We promise you’ll feel enlightened and won’t leave feeling panicked.



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    Hosted by Laura Nolte

    Recorded & edited by Max Baggerman

    Produced by Charlotte Radu

    Written & produced by Elena Feldman

    • 45 min
    Thinking Outside the Four Walls with Joey Jalleo

    Thinking Outside the Four Walls with Joey Jalleo

    The one-and-only Joey Jalleo joins us on Connecting Rooms this week and gifts us with some much-needed laughs! We pick the seasoned hospitality & communications expert’s mind on survival tips for getting through scandals, what the future of NYC hospitality and nightlife looks like, the best April fool’s prank ever, his part in shaping the iconic Boom Boom Room (including putting together a Fashion Week preview party for all of NYC society in seven days) and how iPhones changed everything. Most importantly, Laura and Joey learn to overcome their fear of taking from the hotel minibar. All-in-all it’s a great pulse check on where the industry’s now and where it could go. We hope it brings you the same hilarity as it brought us.



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    Hosted by Laura Nolte

    Recorded & edited by Max Baggerman

    Produced by Charlotte Radu

    Written & produced by Elena Feldman

    • 40 min
    The New Design Realities with Irene Kronenberg & Alon Baranowitz

    The New Design Realities with Irene Kronenberg & Alon Baranowitz

    So much is shifting in the travel & hospitality industries. In this episode, we talk to interior designer Irene Kronenberg and architect Alon Baranowitz about how the pandemic is changing design and human behavior. And because we could all use a good laugh, they also share the hilarious story of how they went from business partners to romantic partners. 

    About B+K: These two world-renowned creatives earned a reputation for building instant design classics. They’re known for incorporating the surrounding cultural history of a space into their one-of-a-kind experiences all over the world. Follow B+K here. 



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    Hosted by Laura Nolte

    Recorded & edited by Max Baggerman

    Produced by Charlotte Radu

    Written & produced by Elena Feldman

    • 38 min
    An Eye for Detail with Trend Watcher Bionda Sno

    An Eye for Detail with Trend Watcher Bionda Sno

    For our third episode, Amsterdam’s Bionda Sno, the imaginative WGSN trend forecaster and perceptive art curator, sits down with us to talk about what life is like today as a trend forecaster, what the travel and hospitality industries can do to catch up with the times and the importance of art to our present and future.

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    Check out the art exhibition Bionda curated here.

    Hosted by Laura Nolte

    Recorded & edited by Max Baggerman

    Produced by Charlotte Radu

    Written & produced by Elena Feldman

    • 35 min
    Changing the Recruitment Game with Emily Firth

    Changing the Recruitment Game with Emily Firth

    For our second episode, the very inspiring employer branding and recruitment expert Emily Firth sits down with us to talk about why it’s so hard for hospitality companies to hire talent right now and how we need to change the game entirely. It’s full of inspiration whether or not you’re in travel or hospitality. 



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    Hosted by Laura Nolte

    Recorded & edited by Max Baggerman

    Produced by Charlotte Radu

    Written & produced by Elena Feldman

    • 27 min

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