A major presence for Italy at EquipHotel 2022, the international fair for the HoReCa sector, organised by RX France and held from 6 to 10 November at Porte de Versailles in Paris. As many as 140 Italian companies will be on hand, 65 of which invited by the Italian Trade Agency, a partner of the fair. On an area of 700 sqm in pavilions 4, 7.2 and 7.3, they will be showing the best of design, furniture and décor for hospitality, driven by the style and taste of Made in Italy, admired all over the world.
“Italy is the country with the most representation at EquipHotel, after France, in terms of numbers of exhibitors and visitors,” says the director Béatrice Gravier. These facts have led to the choice of creating a special space for Italy in 2022 inside this international fair created for professionals in the hotel and restaurant industry.
Furthermore, according to the Michelin Guide Italy contains as many as 378 star-studded restaurants, and 50 women chefs, a record for the largest number of female chefs with a Michelin star in a single nation. The Italian tourism sector accounts for about 6.4% of GDP (114 billion euros) with its characteristic offerings, and rises to over 9% if we consider the chain of supply and operation, covering shopping on the part of travelers (Istat, GDP 2021).
But Italy also means design and excellence in furnishings created for the hospitality industry, a source of inspiration for professionals designing and operating hotels and restaurants around the world. Also for this reason, the fair has assigned the installation of a refreshment area for 80 persons to Sicis, and in fact the restaurant zone is called Carré privé by Sicis, at pavilion 7.3. The inventions of the chef Philippe Saillard, the creative spirit of the restaurant Fleur de Mets in Paris, in collaboration with pastry chef Séverine Rol, will be served in an exceptional setting decorated with mosaics by the Italian brand: an immersive experience inspired by the forest, with lights and graphic effects that link back to nature and its beneficial influences.