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    Jean-Michel Gathy on hotel design and architecture trends in 2017

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    Master architect Jean-Michel Gathy is the visionary behind some of the world’s most iconic luxury hotels, resorts and landmarks from the Marina Bay Sands swimming pool in Singapore, Cheval Blanc Randheli by LVMH in the Maldives, The Chedi Muscat in Oman, The Setai Miami to many of the most recognized Aman Resorts around the world.read more

    Roca commissions Zaha Hadid design for interactive water display

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    Roca has unveiled a new interactive water environment at its flagship bathroom space, Roca London Gallery, in the Chelsea Design Quarter. The new installation allows visitors to experience working shower and tap products to understand how they will perform in a real setting. Roca has once again worked with Zaha Hadid Design to create theread more

    Guest Blog: GROHE provides five solutions for future-proofing the bathroom

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    Many people planning a bathroom today want to take their future needs and requirements into account without compromising on contemporary, stylish design. Driven by demographic change, demand for “multi-generational bathrooms” continues to increase. According to a government report “Future of an Ageing Population”, the UK population is ageing and nearly one in seven people isread more

    Digital construction with Duravit Designer bathroom projects now available on BIMobject®

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    Programme and modularise an entire building? In the future, this will be common practice as digital construction is one of the most important developments in the industry. “Building information modelling” (BIM) is a method with tremendous potential: comprehensive databases of information enable the planning, construction and operation of a building, both in the digital andread more

    Massive DoubleTree by Hilton New York designed by Gene Kaufman opens

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    The massive DoubleTree by Hilton New York – Times Square West, designed by Gene Kaufman Architect, has opened at 350 West 40th Street, between 8th and 9th avenues. At more than 200,000 square feet and offering 612 rooms, the towering 35-storey DoubleTree is the largest hotel Gene Kaufman Architect has ever designed and the largestread more

    Roca’s international design competition ‘Jumpthegap’ returns

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    Roca is encouraging UK students and professionals of architecture, design and engineering to enter an international competition that could win them up to €10,000. ‘Jumpthegap’ was launched in 2004 by bathroom brand Roca in collaboration with BCD Barcelona Design Centre. The competition returns in 2017 and is open to creative professionals and students under theread more

    Hilton launches architecture, design podcasts for select hotels

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    Hilton Worldwide is for the first time launching a series of podcasts that will act as audio guides to landmark hotels within its European portfolio. With a focus on architecture and design, the podcasts tell the hidden story behind five hotels from a variety of Hilton brands to encourage guests to see the buildings asread more

    Dorsett City, London opening Q1 2017

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    Dorsett Hospitality International is delighted to announce the development of its second hotel in London, Dorsett City, a 13 storey building formerly known as The Matrix, located next to Aldgate tube station and the 18th century St Botolph Church. Dorsett Hospitality International’s first hotel, Dorsett Shepherds Bush, opened in 2014 and Dorsett City, London, willread more

    Importance of BREEAM recognised with Building Awards shortlist

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    The importance of BREEAM, the internationally recognised measure of sustainability for buildings and communities, has been recognised with 7 out of the 10 projects shortlisted for the Sustainability Project of the Year category having achieved BREEAM certification. The projects span a range of sectors from hotels to offices, education to laboratories and research facilities. Theyread more

    Gene Kaufman-designed hotels for Quadram’s new Arlo brand to open

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    Two Manhattan hotels designed by Gene Kaufman Architect for Quadram Global’s new micro-hotel Arlo brand are slated to open this autumn in Manhattan, one in NoMad and one in Hudson Square. The 11-storey, 325-key Arlo Hudson Square, which will open at 231 Hudson Street (also known as 503 Canal Street) on September 6, is aread more