Craft House combines the global expertise and insights of consultants from the hospitality industry with deep experience in the creation of exclusive hotels, private member’s clubs, restaurants and destinations.
The quaint New York town of Amenia is where Anthony Champalimaud – son of interior designer Alexandra Champalimaud (she of The Carlyle, The Dorchester and Hotel Bel-Air fame) – found, and fell in love with, Troutbeck, a grand estate dating to the late 18th century, whose owners through the years have hosted the likes of Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson.
They may seem like competitors on the outside, but Craft House clients The Wing and WeWork are both truly unique, creating very defined offers for their members. It's not a surprise that within a year after opening their flagship club in NYC, The Wing is looking to expand its women's only club both within NYC and elsewhere. It's also no wonder that this unique offer has caught the attention of WeWork, which recently invested.
"A recentNew York Times article said the company was poised to bring its “Instagrammable feminism” to the masses. With its millennial pink decor and library of books written by and about women, The Wing also hosts a number of events including panel discussions, book clubs, and movie screenings. Only if you can get past the 8,000-person waiting list, that is."
Cosharing is the way of the future and coliving spaces are providing curated communities and social circles for their residents. Craft House worked with WeWork in the development stage of their first WeLive project on Wall Street in New York, assisting with facilities and design reviews, programming and operation strategies. While the reviews are mixed, we think WeLive and other coliving concepts serve and deliver to a niche market. Brilliant.
Floors below their cowork spaces at 85 Broad Street, where Craft House helped Miguel McKelvey and his team conceptualize and design new lifestyle offers for members, WeWork opens Rise, their first of many wellness studios to be opened nationwide, and probably globally.
Convene hopes to become to office space what hotel flags are to hospitality. “We are helping landlords run an office building like a full-service lifestyle hotel...It’s the Starwood-ification of real estate.
The hospitality industry leans towards traditional methodologies in design, operations, technology and much more. Craft House founder, Yvette Jong, led a panel discussion at the Indonesia Hotel Investment Conference on the merits of risk taking and innovation in the industry.
Director of Craft House, Yvette Jong, held her 2nd women empowerment workshop for female students at EGBOK Mission in Cambodia. "It's an honor to be surrounded by beautiful women with the desire and passion to excel in the hospitality industry, and work with an organization like EGBOK that facilitates this."
Held at the historic Sunbeam Theatre in North Point, the TEDxVictoriaHarbour 2013 event brought together people from different countries, age groups and backgrounds to hear an enlightening series of talks by a diverse group of speakers.
Craft House and Celebrating Life Ltd have announced the confirmed speaker line-up for the second TEDxVictoriaHarbour on Saturday, May 11, 2013. Themed, E-Motions in Travel & Tourism, the event serves as a local platform to inspire change and progress in tourism and travel.
With Bali reaching saturation and overcrowding from the tourism industry, Craft House founder, Yvette Jong, led a panel discussion at the Indonesia Hotel Investment Conference on the challenges and strategies for a more sustainable future.
Hospitality industry consultancy Craft House, Energy Resources Management and Eventique are organising a seminar on how sustainability and corporate social responsibility will play a greater role in the meetings, incentives and corporate events industry. ‘Green Meetings: From Buzz to Industry Requirement’ will be held
AOCAP is the only Asia Pacific conference focused on alternative ownership and mixed-use resorts. In 2012 Yvette Jong spoke to developers about building market appropriate concepts and programming as the #1 answer to sustainability.
From design meetings and friends to guerrilla marketing, Yvette Jong's day has a little bit of everything. We catch up with TEDxVictoriaHarbour organiser and Craft House founder Yvette Jong to see how she combines work, play, TEDx and everything in between.
Yvette is not just your “cool, calm and collected” New Yorker in Hong Kong, but so much more. There is a never a dull moment with her - her passions are so varied that she has a wall full of ideas and to-do lists that are miles long.
In 2012 Yvette moderated a round table session on Hotel Branding in China. Panel: Bernold Schroeder, Jin Jiang Hotels; Peter Mack, Landor Associates; Simon Tye, Ipsos; Colin Lin, Marriott International; Nick Barton, IHG
On Friday 18th May 2012, Craft House and TEDxVictoriaHarbour will bring together thought leaders who will share new, inspiring and sometimes controversial ideas on tourism ranging from voluntourism, to food tourism, cultural tourism, experiential tourism, the staycation, the aging population, consumerism and entertainment.
In "The Good, the Bad and the Funky," Craft House Director Yvette Jong covers hospitality from all angles and leaves no stone unturned in the search for what works and what doesn't. From trend spotting and paradigm shifts to cultural adaptation, design do's and don'ts and environmental know-how, the list goes on.
From cofounding a nonprofit organization focused on community based tourism to becoming an executive manager in hotels and development consultant in Hong Kong, I sought this interview with Yvette Jong after I discovered her work titled “Towards the business case for sustainable hotels in Asia."
For those of you who know me, you're aware sustainable tourism is one of my passions. The sustainable communities award is given each year to a hotel demonstrating principles in sustainability which, I firmly believe, are essential to responsible business practices in hospitality moving forward.
DOGs Night is an unassuming name for social events gathering major players in the hospitality industry. Since 2009, Craft House has helped organize these quarterly events for hospitality Developers, Operators and Groupies worldwide.
How clear is the business case for hotels to become socially and environmentally sustainable and what factors are encouraging or discouraging this trend? The nine case studies written by Yvette Jong identify business drivers encouraging sustainable practices and impediments.