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Concept to Completion: Designing Conrad Punta de Mita (part 2)

Concept to Completion: Designing Conrad Punta de Mita (part 2) In the second article of the concept-to-completion series with SB Architects, Hotel Designs learns about some of the challenges that emerged when designing and creating Conrad Punta de Mita, which is slated to open later this year… The design process, from concept to completion is often lengthy and you are almost…

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Concept to Completion: Designing Hotel Indigo Clerkenwell (Part 1)

Concept to Completion: Designing Hotel Indigo Clerkenwell (Part 1) In the first article of a new series, editor Hamish Kilburn exclusively speaks to the designers at 3Stories to understand how the studio will sensitively convert an iconic neighbourhood pub into Hotel Indigo Clerkenwell…  It’s been almost a year since IHG announced plans to open a 151-key Hotel Indigo in the…

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Concept to completion: Journey to design Conrad Punta de Mita

Concept to completion: Journey to design Conrad Punta de Mita In the first article of the first concept-to-completion series of the year, Hotel Designs exclusively invites SB Architects explain the unique design concept of Conrad Punta de Mita, which is slated to open later this year… Situated within what is being called ‘Mexico’s next major ‘it’ destination’, Riviera Nayarit, Conrad Hotels &…

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SNEAK PEEK: New education and hospitality concept to be unveiled at imm cologne 2020

SNEAK PEEK: New education and hospitality concept to be unveiled at imm cologne 2020 British architect Yasmine Mahmoudieh unveiled her concept, which is a modular innovative education area for hotels, at an exclusive press pre-launch event in London…  A new innovative interiors concept for hotels, which emerged from the success of an online learning platform, myKidsy, is about to launch in…

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Zaha Hadid Architects to open Concept to Completion exhibition at LDF 2019

Zaha Hadid Architects to open Concept to Completion exhibition at LDF 2019 Following our closer look at The Morpheus, Zaha Hadid Architects’ is giving visitors to London Design Festival 2019 an exclusive look at some of its projects on the boards and about to be unveiled… During London Design Festival 2019, Zaha Hadid Gallery in London will present ‘Concept to Competition’,…

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CONCEPT TO COMPLETION: Designing the bathrooms inside Stock Exchange Hotel, Manchester

CONCEPT TO COMPLETION: Designing the bathrooms inside Stock Exchange Hotel, Manchester With the hotel months away from opening, the bathroom design specialists at Utopia Projects explain how they have worked with interior design firm Space Invader Design to create timeless, luxury bathrooms inside Stock Exchange Hotel Manchester…  Due to open this November, Stock Exchange Hotel Manchester is located in the heart of the…

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Concept to completion: Stock Exchange Hotel, Manchester

Concept to completion: Stock Exchange Hotel, Manchester As the opening date draws ever nearer, Stock Exchange Hotel in Manchester is starting taking form. Hotel Designs caught up with architecture firm jmarchitects to understand how the company restored a historic city building so that it can shelter Manchester’s new kind luxury hotel…  The Manchester Stock Exchange building is a Grade II…

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Concept to Completion: Nicky Dobree creating Plaza 18 (part three)

Concept to Completion: Nicky Dobree creating Plaza 18 (part three) While Hotel Designs is exclusively following Plaza 18’s creation, editor Hamish Kilburn checks in on designer Nicky Dobree as the project is just weeks from completing… With her sleeves rolled up, designer Nicky Dobree is on the home straight in the race to design her first hotel project. The finish…

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Sneak Peek: Canada’s first pod accommodation concept to open in 2018

In April 2018, Whistler will welcome the opening of the Pangea Pod Hotel – a visionary property situated in the centre of the city’s pedestrian village. Designed for the discerning solo traveller seeking a boutique hotel feel, impressive design and a prime location at an affordable price-point, Pangea is set to fill Whistler’s void between hostels and hotels. “Pangea is…

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Furama City Centre unveils a fresh new concept to its Lobby

Furama City Centre in Singapore is celebrating the launch of its newly refurbished main and lower lobby. Furama City Centre opens its doors to all guests alike and invites them to soak in its new and fresh concept. Together with the revamped concept, Furama City Centre is anchored in the heart of Chinatown and at the fringe of the Central…

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Laufen brings a new concept to hotel bars

While the exhibition stands were busy throughout the two days of the recent Sleep event, the Sleep Concept Hotel Bar was the centre of attention thanks to its unique design, with the structure formed out of Laufen ceramic washbasins and shelves.The company’s slim profile Living Square basins were chosen for the project by Nous Design, an interior design practise based…

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The Aspria Group bring a new style club concept to Hamburg

The new private members‘ club for culture, business, sport and well-being targets members who would like to combine networking, engaging conversation and experiences, relaxation, healthy lifestyle and sporting challenge. With 48 high class Club Rooms for overnight accommodation, this will also be an attractive destination for business and leisure visitors from all over Europe.After a record build of just under…

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New lifestyle hotel concept to accommodate growing ‘staycation’ market

The 98-bedroom, six-storey hotel will be built at the bottom of Westgate Road, close to the city’s Central Station, with accommodation aimed at both the business and leisure traveller. Working closely with Network Rail, Sleeperz will develop a highly visible and recognisable landmark hotel on the former Parcel Works site, alongside the car park of Newcastle Station.With the UK’s holiday…

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DESIGN CONCEPT// A vision for a new New York City

DESIGN CONCEPT// A vision for a new New York City Design and architecture firm WATG has shared its urban planning solution that shapes a new vision for a greener New York City – one that underscores the unforeseen positives revealed during the pandemic… While the Covid-19 crisis and lockdown took force of major metropolises, an unusual thing happened across the…

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Insane hotel concepts for the post-pandemic world

Insane hotel concepts for the post-pandemic world To celebrate Hotel Concepts being this month’s ‘Spotlight On’ feature, here are some insane hotel renderings that offer drastic solutions for hospitality and hotel design in the post-pandemic world… Let’s face it, it’s going to be a while before the industry reflects the same buzz and energy as it did before the Covid-19…

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IN PICTURES: OKKO Hotels’ new design-led guestroom concept

IN PICTURES: OKKO Hotels’ new design-led guestroom concept On July of 2019, in the heart of Paris, along the platform No. 2 at Gare de l’Est, OKKO Hotels unveiled its second generation guestroom concept, designed by Studio Catoir, which chose two models from the Ligne Roset Contract collection as testimonies of a strongly claimed design ambition… The concept of OKKO…

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First glimpse at concepts to be explored at Sleep & Eat 2020

First glimpse at concepts to be explored at Sleep & Eat 2020 The organisers of Sleep & Eat have lifted the curtain on this year’s show, which returns to Olympia London on November 17 and 18… With an aptly tweaked concept to specifically support hospitality businesses across the spectrum with the aim to lift the trammelled spirits of the hospitality…

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Bill Bensley has designed a ‘human zoo hotel’ concept

Bill Bensley has designed a ‘human zoo hotel’ concept Architect Bill Bensley responded to a hotel brief by designing a hotel where guests are caged while wild, exotic animals roam free… Known for his bohemian and brilliant ideas when it comes to sustainability, architect Bill Bensley has perhaps new creative heights by designing a concept to flip the idea of…

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CASE STUDY: Design story of eco hut concept in Finland

CASE STUDY: Design story of eco hut concept in Finland Revolutionary wooden eco cabins in Finland carefully specifies products in order to create a functional space that is modern and timeless… Following an eco study showing that 76 per cent of holidaymakers felt as if hotels could do more to be greener, a new eco-friendly concept of wooden cabins has…

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GREEN WELLNESS CONCEPT: The eco-friendly luxury spa

GREEN WELLNESS CONCEPT: The eco-friendly luxury spa To continue the editorial team’s efforts to position sustainability firmly under the spotlight this month, Hotel Designs dives in to understand Recommended Supplier Starpool’s eco credentials in its wellness products… While recent statistics have highlighted that consumers are demanding for hotels to do more to become greener, luxury spa manufacturer Starpool believes that hospitality businesses…

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GROHE to showcase ground-breaking 3D printing concept at Sleep & Eat 2019

GROHE to showcase ground-breaking 3D printing concept at Sleep & Eat 2019 GROHE will return to the Sleep & Eat 2019 exhibition for its 14th year in November, delivering continued commitment to the hospitality sector with new product innovations… GROHE will showcase its most eclectic and diverse product offering yet including the ICON 3D which has received international recognition since…

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Latest concept in hotel wellness design is the Five-Star Bedroom Spa

Latest concept in hotel wellness design is the Five-Star Bedroom Spa The five-star private spa by Starpool is the latest concept in hotel wellness design that brings modernisation and beauty to the most ancient spa rituals… Inspired by luxury living, the private spa suites by Starpool offer unique relaxation experience for body and mindthat goes well beyond customers’ expectations in…

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Hammerson launches latest City Quarters concept, in Leeds, England

Hammerson launches latest City Quarters concept, in Leeds, England The revealed plans for a 14-storey, 205-key hotel adjacent to Victoria Gate in Leeds aims to enhance Leeds cultural quarter by driving additional footfall and spend to the city… Hammerson, which owns and manages Victoria Leeds, has today launched plans for the regeneration of a 1,670 sq m site in Leeds…

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SPOTLIGHT ON: 7 hotel concepts on the boards that will rock your world

SPOTLIGHT ON: 7 hotel concepts on the boards that will rock your world During this month’s Spotlight On Hotel Concepts, editor Hamish Kilburn identifies the projects on the boards that are taking international hotel design to unseen heights… The hotels that are currently opening around the globe are impressive, innovative and are a reaction to the ever-evolving demands of the…

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HOTEL CONCEPT: Cliff-hanging hotel on the boards

HOTEL CONCEPT: Cliff-hanging hotel on the boards A spectacular architecture concept has emerged from a Turkish architectural design studio showing plans for a luxury boutique hotel to be built into a cliff… Istanbul-based Architecture firm Hayri Atak Architectural Design Studio. has released the first renders of a new project that shows a luxury hotel built into the side of a 2000-foor…

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AB Concept unveils ‘futuristic luxury’ hotel

AB Concept unveils ‘futuristic luxury’ hotel ‘Futuristic Luxury’ defines the AB Concept-designed interiors at Laguna Baycourt Club Hotel & Spa Resort… Ed Ng and Terence Ngan, Founders of international design studio AB Concept, have collaborated on Laguna Baycourt Club Hotel & Spa Resort in Gamagori, with Japanese designers Tanseisha Co., Ltd. and Yasui Architects & Engineers, Inc., to create the interiors…

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DESIGN CONCEPT: Hotel of 2119 imagined by Hilton

DESIGN CONCEPT: Hotel of 2119 imagined by Hilton To celebrate the hotel group’s 100th anniversary, Hilton has just unveiled what it believes will be the hotel in 100 years from now… Intergalactic getaways, fast-food nutrient pills, two to three hour working days and adaptable, personalised rooms that can transport guests everywhere from jungles to mountain ranges; in celebration of its…

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FIRST LOOK: Savoy Palace unveils design concept

Ahead of its highly anticipated opening this summer, Savoy Palace in Funchal has unveiled the first glimpse of its interior design concept…  Savoy Palace, Funchal, which will be refurbished and redesigned paying tribute to the island’s traditional art and culture, has unveiled the first glimpse of the new hotel. Refurbished in homage to Madeira’s traditional art and culture through its…

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Kaldewei unveils new digital stand concept for ISH

Kaldewei’s forum delivers an interactive brand experience, demonstrating its role as a digital pioneer. The leading bathroom manufacturer is exhibiting at ISH on stand D79 – Hall 3.1… Kaldewei will be exhibiting on stand D79 – Hall 3.1 at ISH from March 11 – 15 with a completely new stand concept, demonstrating its unrivalled position as a leading bathroom manufacturer.…

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Top design hotel spa concepts in Britain

Following on with this month’s ‘Spotlight On’ theme focusing on Hotel Concepts – and with this year’s Brit List fast approaching – Hotel Designs investigates Britain’s best spa concepts… Between the years of 2013 and 2015, Global Wellness Institute (GWI) concluded that the wellness travel market grew by a whopping 10.6 per cent to be worth an estimated US$563.2 billion. With that trajectory…

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Hotel group unveils new social hotel concept in Aparthotels

Hospitality is one of the fastest-changing businesses in the world and companies involved need to react quickly to changing tastes and demands. In that environment Adagio reveals “The Circle” in Aparthotels… After months of research, “The Circle” is now being launched throughout Aparthotels Adagio. The objective of the new concept is to redefine the aparthotel spaces based on customer desire…

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9 eye-catching hotel concepts from around the world

As Hotel Designs begins to shine the spotlight on ‘hotel concepts’ this month, the editorial team have pulled together a handful of the most striking hotels from around the world… The hotel design industry is overflowing with innovative drawings and exceptional design concepts that year after year complete to unveil buildings that further challenge conventional overnight accommodation. Whether it be…

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Edinburgh hotel Launches ‘Living Art’ concept allowing guests to purchase soft furnishings

Radisson Collection Hotel, Royal Mile Edinburgh announces that guests staying in Designer Suites can purchase artworks and soft furnishings from top-Scottish designers… This month, Hotel Designs has been putting the spotlight on hotel soft furnishings. With the aim to help make the ‘hotel look’ achievable in the home, Radisson Collection Hotel, Royal Mile Edinburgh has recently launched a ‘Living Art’ concept where guests staying…

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Spotlight On: Hotel Concepts and Flooring & Carpets

Throughout August, Hotel Designs will be putting the spotlight on two massively talked-about areas of international hotel design, namely: Hotel Concept and Flooring & Carpets… Next month, Hotel Designs will be digging beneath the surface to uncover the most extraordinary hotels from around the globe as we celebrate the weird, the wonderful and the very brave world of Hotel Concepts.…

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Designer André Fu explores ‘modern reflections’ concept in four new projects

AFSO explores designer concept ‘modern reflections’ in four new projects around the globe… Following the recent completion of the Pavilion Suites at the Berkeley London, designer André Fu continues the notion of ‘’Modern Reflections’ with four key openings which will be unveiled later this year. AFSO is an internationally acclaimed design studio in Hong Kong, founded by the architect André…

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Seven minutes with Ed Ng from design house AB Concept

Hotel Designs caught up with co-founder of luxury design powerhouse AB Concept to discuss technology, trends and what’s next for AB Concept Following on from last month’s focus on restaurants, we caught up with co-founder of luxury design powerhouse AB Concept, which has recently completed Mei Ume, an east-meets-west designed restaurant in Four Seasons Ten Trinity Square, London. Editor of Hotel Designs Hamish Kilburn spoke to Ed…

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Snotels hotel concept put up for sale as going concern

All IP, branding, trademarks and customer data available for acquisition. Snotels, an alpine-only hotel brand concept launched back in 2011, has been put up for sale by founder and owner, Michael Metcalfe. The brand was established to ‘provide independent hotels in alpine resorts and ski villages with the digital platforms, targeted branding, unique marketing and brand recognition needed to drive business…

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Versital Marble Bar Tops Commissioned For New Whitbread Concept Cookhouse & Pub

Versital has been commissioned by interior designers JMDA Ltd to provide bespoke bar and kitchen pass tops for the latest project with hospitality giant Whitbread. Cookhouse & Pub located in Oldbury, West Midlands, is the newest concept venue by the company and features Versital’s on-trend ‘Arabesque’ marble finish surfaces. Described by Whitbread as ‘an informal, all day restaurant, with the…

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Interior designers reveal the biggest misconceptions about their industry

What is it, exactly, that interior designers do? What keeps them awake at night? Are they basically just like the hosts of Changing Rooms, throwing pillows and cushions at problems? Absolutely not! We found a bunch of interior designers to reveal the biggest misconceptions about their industry. Straight from the horse’s mouth… Here are 5 interior designers keen to tell…

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Concept POD Hotel opens property in Brooklyn

Pod Brooklyn opened its doors in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, introducing the next generation of properties from BD Hotels in partnership with CB Developers. Following the models in Manhattan and Washington DC (Pod 51, Pod 39 & Pod DC), Pod Brooklyn carries on with the micro-hotel concept, which utilises modular guestrooms built entirely in Poland and shipped to New…

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Technology-focussed Thai hotel concept launches flagship property

An innovative hospitality concept for savvy millennial travellers called Haven’t Met is launching its flagship hotel in Bangkok, Haven’t Met Silom. The hotel offers modern travellers a choice of unique and engaging destination experiences supported by a custom travel app. The hip new technology driven brand offers comfortable yet practical city stays with integrated technology that connects guests with each…

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Hotel Concept Focus: New Road Hotel to open in Whitechapel, October 2017

New Road Hotel will be opening its doors in Whitechapel, London, in Q4 2017. Inspired by the increased popularity for social living and accessible luxury, the new concept hotel will be offering guests everything they need, and nothing they don’t. Independently owned, this 80-room boutique hotel with an edgy flair will fit perfectly into the East London scene. On New…

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Hotel Concept Focus: Temptation Cancun Resort now open

Temptation Cancun Resort, part of Original Group, has reopened after a spectacular multi-million-dollar, complete rebuild taken up by award-winning Canadian designer Karim Rashid. Inspired by the human body, the new resort’s 430 guestrooms and public spaces epitomise Karim’s signature ‘sensual minimalism’ style, including an iconic multi-coloured seven-storey façade. An evolutionary concept in Cancun, the ‘Playground for Grown-Ups’ welcomes adults-only (21+) to…

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Concept Hotel Focus: Lifesize LEGO hotel completed at Windsor

The new 61 bedroom LEGOLAND Castle Hotel opens straight on to the LEGOLAND theme park, offering guests a completely immersive LEGO® experience. Award winning architecture and interiors practice, The Manser Practice, was commissioned by Merlin Entertainments Ltd to design and deliver the ultimate LEGO family hotel, as well as extension works to the LEGOLAND Resort Hotel facilities at the resort.…

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Concept Hotel Focus: EVEN Hotel Auckland scheduled for 2020 opening

Travel can play havoc with our mental and physical wellbeing. So many of us spend hours at the gym, watching our diets or taking early morning yoga classes, only to see all the great results fly out the window when we board the plane. Increasingly travellers are realigning their priorities to put wellbeing first in today’s over-scheduled and ‘always on’…

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Forward Features: August – Hotel concepts / Carpets

In August, Hotel Designs will be focussing on two spheres of interest; hotel concepts – as well as carpets. Underwater hotels, gin-inspired boutiques, ‘bookshelf beds’ – innovation in hotel concepts and design will continue in 2017 with some wonderfully creative and downright bizarre ideas coming into the industry. We will be focussing on some of our favourite examples this month.…

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Music concept brand Jaz makes plans for Vienna property

The news that a Jaz in the City is set to open at the very heart of historic Vienna in 2020 means that the Austrian capital will soon boast a further hotel. This will make Vienna the first foreign location at which all three Deutsche Hospitality brands are represented. The Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof and the IntercityHotel Vienna are already firmly…

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In Conversation: Ed Ng, Terence Ngan of AB Concept

AB Concept recently unveiled its first project in London – Mei Ume, one of the two flagship restaurants at Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square. Hotel Designs caught up with designers Ed Ng and Terence Ngan about the project and their thoughts on hospitality design… —– Q. How much freedom were you given in creating your own take…

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Lighting Focus: Jalu launches innovative concept for outdoor lighting

Jalu Ltd recently launched its first two collections of striking outdoor floor lamps. Inspired by outdoor living products whilst working and travelling overseas, Alison Cavey and Juliet Kauffmann have spent the last 12 months “exploring a wide range of novel materials, production methods and designs in order to bring something fresh and exciting to the UK market”, says Juliet. Jalu’s…

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Project Spotlight: Travelodge launches ‘SuperRooms’ concept

This year London was crowned the world’s leading financial centre, holding on to its top spot for another year. By doing this, the English capital beat business-centred cities like New York, Tokyo and Singapore. As the worlds professional hotspot there were 3.3 million overseas business visitors to London between 2014 and 2015, spending a collective of £2.9 billion. Whilst one…

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Kanuhura Maldives relaunches with new design concept

A collection of three islands within the heart of the Indian Ocean, the reimagined iconic Kanuhura resort in the Maldives has undergone a $42 million design overhaul. Kanuhura relaunches with a nautical bohemian design concept that has revitalised the resort’s identity alongside a well thought out fitness offering. With the guests’ island experience of paramount importance, the new nautical bohemian…

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Holiday Inn shows off new H4 design concept

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced the opening of the new-build 153-room Holiday Inn® Hotel & Suites Bellingham hotel in Bellingham, Washington. The hotel, which is located steps away from Bellingham International Airport, is the first Holiday Inn property to open featuring the brand’s new H4 design, which was developed in collaboration with Holiday Inn hotel owners and frequent guests…

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Company Profile: Jalu – An innovative concept for outdoor lighting

About Jalu Ltd New business Jalu Ltd has recently launched its first two collections of striking contemporary floor lamps – bringing a bold and original concept to the outdoor lighting market. Inspired by outdoor living design from overseas, Alison Cavey and Juliet Kauffmann formed the company in 2016 to create a range of innovative and high quality products for the…

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Versital specified for Mitchells & Butlers’ new hospitality concept

Versital is delighted to have been specified across restaurant, bar and pub operators giant Mitchells and Butlers new Premium Country Pubs. Versital’s luxurious faux marble in a classic ‘Arabesque’ white finish was chosen to complement the exclusive design of the upgraded establishments, found in some of the UK’s most beautiful locations. The concept of Premium Country Pubs focuses on style,…

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Sleep 2016: Gensler wins competition for new hotel room concept

International architecture, design and planning firm Gensler has won the annual Sleep Set competition to design a new guest room concept for the future at Sleep 2016 – the annual hotel design event. Designed to fulfil the demands of a new demographic of hotel guest – termed as the Digital Avant-Garde by research association Sinus-Institut, the vision explores how the…

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Sani Dunes – a new hospitality concept for Greece

Sani Resort, the five-star resort and ecological reserve in Halkidiki, is expanding its choice of suites and rooms with a brand new adult-friendly hotel, Sani Dunes, set to open at the end of June 2017. This chic new destination will offer a private beach, indoor and outdoor heated pools, an exclusive spa with six private treatment rooms, including a couple’s…

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Sustainability focus: Balmoral Hotel buzzing for new concept

News has emerged this week that a colony of honey bees have checked in on the rooftop of Edinburgh’s luxury hotel The Balmoral in a bid to produce home-grown honey for guests to enjoy at mealtimes in the luxury boutique. It follows the work being carried out at London Hilton Bankside with jewellery designer Alex Monroe. A similar concept is…

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Ennismore Group to launch new budget hotel concept NoCo

The group responsible for The Hoxton, The Hoxton Shoreditch and recent acquisition Gleneagles is to launch a new budget hotel brand concept called NoCo. Ennismore is aiming to open 25 NoCo hotels in key cities across the UK, with the first opening in 2018. Each NoCo site will have between 150 and 200 rooms, with rates under £100. Guests will…

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New affordable boutique hotel concept launches in Chicago

Hotel Chicago presents the West Loop/Illinois Medical District with a new lodging option destined to shake up Chicago’s boutique hotel market. Now open, the 117-room independent marks the entry into the hotel business by financier Joe Perillo, owner of Perillo Auto Group – a name synonymous with quality in Chicago for four decades. Joining Mr. Perillo to manage and operate…

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Q&A with BoConcept designer Morten Georgsen

At HotelDesigns.net, we were delighted to be a media partner for the recent Hotel Summit 2015 at the Hilton London Wembley, where we met the fantastic team from BoConcept.After the event, we had the pleasure of speaking with one of their designers — Morten Georgsen – about all things design, inspirational figures and definite design faux-pas to avoid… —– HotelDesigns:…

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Product Spotlight: The lamps of BoConcept

Switch on the industrial look, or the classic look, or the natural look with a wide range of lamps and shades in different materials, such as glass, concrete, wood, colour-lacquered metal and rubber-coated aluminium. From understated to outrageous, BoConcept’s range of lamps fit any sort of feel or trend – find curvy models you can use instead of a pendant,…

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Product Spotlight: The rugs of BoConcept

Few things make a room come together more than a rug. With BoConcept’s collection you get a rug that fits your interior perfectly.From bold to elegant, BoConcept rugs are all handmade pieces of art in high-quality materials like cowhide, knitted wool and shiny strands that are put together in an elegant, shaggy way. Their collection offers a wide range of…

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Prepare to be inspired by BoConcept at the Hotel Summit 2015

BoConcept, the high-end Danish designer firm and manufacturer of sleek modern design furniture with an emphasis on fashion and functionality is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting at the Hotel Summit 2015 on the 14th September 2015.With 260 franchise brand stores and 90 studios worldwide, BoConcept manufactures and sells furniture and lifestyle products, ranging from sofas and beds…

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A new concept in SPA BUILD from Spa Creators Ltd

What is SPAshell™? SPAshell™ is a fully functioning, working spa complete with eight fully furnished Treatment Rooms, Thermal Experiences, Deep Relaxation area, Juice Bar and a Spa Lounge that leads to an Outdoor Balcony Terrace, which overlooks the Outdoor Hot Tub. This concept, developed by Spa Creators over five years in development has been created from identifying a need in…

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Guests Create ‘Next Generation’ Concept for Holiday Inn Express

Developed in conjunction with design professionals, the new ‘Next Generation’ guest experience for the Holiday Inn brand in Europe has been based entirely on guest input. To meet the needs of the ‘Smart Traveller’, the design reflects the technological demands of the modern guest with changes to how guests check-in, plug in and connect to the cyber and physical world.…

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First & Foremost and Ernie ELS Launch Revolutionary Family Hotel Concept

First & Foremost Hotels and Resorts, a bespoke hotel asset, development and operations company has joined forces with four-time Major Champion, Ernie Els to launch First & Foremost Family Hotels in partnership with Leading Family Hotels & Resorts.A trend within the travel world currently is community sharing whereby residential accommodation is rented through the likes of AirBnB. This has shaken…

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Unique new hotel concept debuts today in West London

Boutique hotelier Urban Villa announces the opening of its first property, in the Great West Quarter development in London. In a first for the hotel sector, Urban Villa combines the cultural experiences of boutique hospitality with the unrivalled convenience, comfort and discretion of luxurious residential living. The pioneering hotel contains 100 all-suite bedrooms within a soon-to-be iconic, glass-clad, cylindrical building…

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GROHE SPA® presented “Body & Soul Building” concept at IMM Cologne 2014

On average you will spend six years of your life in the bathroom. The more functions the bathroom fulfils besides washing and body care routines, the more people appreciate this space and think about customising it. Luxury within the bathroom is taking on a completely different role. Together with new products and applications, the bathroom has become a place for…

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Baulmann Leuchten part of the winning team at 2013 Sleep Concept Hotel

Sleep Concept Hotel, part of Sleep, invited designers to plan and build a life sized hotel room following the brief composed by our influential judging panel. This year’s brief was inspired by the nostalgia for the 1960s: transforming our catwalk of hotel design into a radical contemporary Pop Art experience. The winning design by Cullinan Interior & Infinite Architecture, whose…

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Swissôtel Berlin with new lobby and bar design concept

Berlin’s elegant business hotel in the centre of West-Berlin just had a facelift in the public areas. The new style seamlessly blends Swiss tradition and a contemporary lush colour palette, high-quality materials and a cunning light-concept. The combination both complements the cutting-edge design of Gerkan Marg & Partner architects, yet lends the space a harmonious, cosy feeling. It’s been nipped,…

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Barcelona Princess welcomes a new decoration concept

Great Hotels of the World, the London-based hotel sales and marketing alliance, is pleased to announce that its member, Barcelona Princess redecorated their rooms and created a themed Loft with the creative brand Desigual living. Located on Barcelona’s world-famous Avinguda Diagonal, Barcelona Princess is a stylish and contemporary hotel that is constantly looking for new ideas. 18 rooms and two…

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New-Concept Hotel with On-Site Garages Opens in Eagle Ford Shale

A new hotel concept which combines quality oversized guestrooms with secure, full-sized, on-property garages for vehicles and tools, has opened in Crystal City, Texas in the heart of the Eagle Ford Shale.The Derrick Lodge houses 50 oversized interior corridor guest rooms, each with ample living space including a bedroom and living room, two workstations, a 129-channel Direct TV package with…

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Vector Concepts Chapter Guestrooms and Corridors

Brintons brings further creative innovation to their Vector design collection with the introduction of a newly designed Guestrooms and Corridors bespoke package.The latest chapter in the Vector Concepts collection offers designs which have been carefully chosen for the hospitality sector, providing a new approach in the creativity and use of carpet in corridors and hotel guestrooms. The designs in the…

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Sophisticated Suite Concept from Lano Carpets

The endlessly stylish and resilient Suite carpet concept from Lano Flooring Solutions continues to provide leisure and hospitality environments with the utmost in style, comfort and performance, providing designer colours and fine stripes in the stock collectionas well as a bespoke custom concept service.A tufted graphics range renowned for its stylish linear stripe, Suite’s stock collection offers a minimalist look,…

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COMO Hotels and Resorts unveils the design concept for Point Yamu by COMO

COMO Hotels and Resorts has recently unveiled a detailed design concept for Point Yamu by COMO, a new resort in Thailand with interiors by Italian architect and designer, Paola Navone.Opening Summer 2013, Point Yamu on Phuket will be the Italian-born Navone’s first ever hotel project, her powerful vision bringing a fresh aesthetic to Thailand while reflecting the group’s ongoing commitment…

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Westin Hotels & Resorts Unveils New Nature-Inspired Public Space Concept

Westin Hotels & Resorts announces that it is applying its industry leading, design-driven approach to the new public space design, allowing travellers to stay balanced, refreshed and connected on the road. Designed with guests’ well-being in mind, the new lobby concept serves as a modern-day oasis for today’s demanding travellers by incorporating natural design elements, flexible and functional zoning and…

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aQi – an innovative hotel concept with an unusual name

Under the name aQi Europe’s biggest holiday hotelier, TUI Hotels & Resorts, created the lifestyle hotel brand positioned in the budget leisure segment. The brand name aQi is derived from the Spanish aquí, which means here, hereabouts, hither. The name symbolises the characteristic relation and reference of the hotel to its location. In line with the brand slogan “Life, sheer…

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Hilton London Olympia Unveils New Concept Society Bar and Restaurant

Hilton London Olympia has unveiled its redesigned bar and restaurant, Society. The re-launch sees the introduction of new menus by Executive Head Chef Grant Ferguson, and the creation of a new logo identity, designed by cutting-edge agency, Social.The concept behind the bar and restaurant has been inspired by the Victorian era in Kensington, which is typified by a sophisticated sense…

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Ideal Standard Launches New Concept Vanity Range

Ideal Standard, a leading provider of innovative and design-driven bathroom solutions, has launched its new Concept Vanity range, a new furniture and basin collection. Designed by Ideal Standard’s non-executive Design Director Robin Levien, the new Concept Vanity collection is a perfect addition to the already successful Concept collection. With its minimal, timeless, and elegant design the new additions bring a…

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A revolutionary new concept from Villeroy & Boch

Villeroy & Boch is remodelling its project business with a completely new concept and an abundance of customized offers. To launch this concept Villeroy & Boch are proud to announce the opening of their first 360° Projects showroom in London. Cleverly segmented into four stages based on clearly defined pricing levels, each is colour coded to ensure easy navigation through…

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A new concept in bespoke tufted floors from Axminster Carpets

Axminster Carpets has launched another major development in its impressive range of commercial carpet services with Graphics Concepts. Ideal for specifiers looking for bespoke tufted carpet that can meet explicit design and performance demands, Graphics Concepts allows the creation of not only custom colours, but also patterns and texture. With the ability to select from different carpet weights and qualities,…

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5 minutes with: Ian Gell, head of new product design at Aqualisa

5 minutes with: Ian Gell, head of new product design at Aqualisa Following the launch of Aqualisa Smart Quartz Collection of showers, Hotel Designs catches up with Ian Gell, the brand’s head of new product design… The recent launch of the new Aqualisa Smart Quartz Collection of showers shows that the shower brand is firmly in the driving seat for innovative…

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The Brit List Awards 2020: entries close this week

The Brit List Awards 2020: entries close this week Designers, architects, hoteliers and suppliers have until August 27 (this Thursday) to submit your free entry for The Brit List Awards 2020… The Brit List Awards 2020 is Hotel Designs annual nationwide search to find the top designers, architects, hoteliers and suppliers who are operating in Britain. CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT…

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Inside Selina Brighton, a new rough-edged boutique jewel

Inside Selina Brighton, a new rough-edged boutique jewel Selina Brighton is a 31-key boutique hotel that is about to open its doors to an experience-led hospitality adventure on the South Coast. Ahead of its opening, editor Hamish Kilburn takes a peek inside… Selina, the experience-led hospitality group for the modern nomadic traveller, has opened its third property this summer with…

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The Brit List Awards 2020: entries close soon!

The Brit List Awards 2020: entries close soon! Calling all designers, architects, hoteliers and suppliers: the deadline to submit your free entry for The Brit List Awards 2020 closes on August 27 (two weeks from today)… Free to enter, The Brit List Awards 2020 is Hotel Designs’ nationwide search to find the top designers, architects, hoteliers and suppliers who are…

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The Brit List Awards 2020: applications are open and FREE

The Brit List Awards 2020: applications are open and FREE FREE TO APPLY: Hotel Designs’ The Brit List Awards is back for another year to identify the leading interiors designers, architects, hoteliers and suppliers operating in Britain… Following last year’s spectacular event, The Brit List Awards is back for another year, and the nationwide search to find Britain’s leading interior…

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MINIVIEW: Designing a ‘bare foot luxury spa’ at Sopwell House

MINIVIEW: Designing a ‘bare foot luxury spa’ at Sopwell House Design studio Sparcstudio created a relaxed, yet elegant design concept to the recently refurbished £14 million Cottonmill Club spa within Sopwell House in St Albans, Hertfordshire… Set in the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside, on the outskirts of historic St Albans in England, the Club at Cottonmill within Sopwell House was unveiled…

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Lusso Stone: achieving luxury status in surface design

Lusso Stone: achieving luxury status in surface design Renowned for designing and creating bespoke, luxury bathroom spaces, Lusso Stone’s talented designers can offer a truly unique service designed to your exact specifications… Whether clients are looking to develop their own ideas or undertake a modification to an existing bathroom product, the team at Lusso Stone will work with customers every…

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Hotel Designs LIVE: Technology’s role in tomorrow’s hotel with Jason Bradbury

Hotel Designs LIVE: Technology’s role in tomorrow’s hotel with Jason Bradbury On June 23, Hotel Designs hosted its first ever virtual conference. To kickstart Hotel Designs LIVE, sponsored by Technological Innovations Group, editor Hamish Kilburn welcomed tech influencer and the former presenter of The Gadget Show Jason Bradbury to discuss technology’s role in tomorrow’s hotel… Following a warm welcome from…

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A new generation of luxury: Curating art for hotels

A new generation of luxury: Curating art for hotels As international art consultants, Artelier specialises in curating art for luxury hospitality, residential, yacht and aviation projects. Here, the brand explains how art curation is vast becoming the new luxury on the international hotel design scene… When travelling the world in pursuit of new experiences or as part of a sophisticated…

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Nest

Your design destination for hospitality, commercial and residential.  From initial concept to final installation – Nest Contracts deliver premium, designer furniture and lighting to any project, with quality guaranteed. With more than 15 years of industry experience, an expert team are on hand to ensure your project is completed on time, within budget and true to the original design. Image…

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