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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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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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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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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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Hilton Mauritius Resort & Spa Re-Opens Doors after Completion of Refurbishment

Hilton Mauritius Resort & Spa has announced the re-opening of its newly renovated resort, after the completion of major renovations since its opening in 2001. The renovation work throughout the property includes upgrades of the resort guest rooms with creation of new Grand Deluxe rooms category, redesign of three restaurants and three bars concepts, laying new flooring in the main…

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MGM Grand Marks Major Milestone in “Grand Renovation” With Completion of $160 Million Room and Suite

MGM Grand, Las Vegas’ ultimate entertainment destination, has recently announced the completion of its $160 million room and suite remodel in the hotel’s main tower, marking a major milestone in the resort’s “Grand Renovation.”The remodel, which began in October 2011, includes 3,570 Grand King and Queen guest rooms and 642 suites of varying types including the stunning Skyline Terrace and…

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The Brit List designers of 2019 (Part 1)

The Brit List designers of 2019 (Part 1) In the coming weeks, Hotel Designs will be profiling the individuals who made it into The Brit List 2019. We start by profiling The Brit List Designers of 2019 (in alphabetical order)… The Brit List 2019 is Hotel Designs’ annual nationwide search to identify the top 25 designers, top 25 architects and top…

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MINIVIEW: Discreet luxury unveiled by Nicky Dobree in the heart of Vejer

MINIVIEW: Discreet luxury unveiled by Nicky Dobree in the heart of Vejer To complete the Concept to Completion series with Nicky Dobree, Hotel Designs is given the keys to finally unlock the majestic heavy doors of pure luxury inside Plaza 18…  Up until now, the designer Nicky Dobree has been synonymous with luxury Alpine chalet design and most recently very…

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Leading designers and architects spoke at the inaugural IDAS

Leading designers and architects spoke at the inaugural IDAS Taking place yesterday at Hilton London Tower Bridge, the Interior Design & Architecture Summit sheltered some interesting debates for designers and architects – all of which looped back to the elephant-in-the-room topic, sustainability in our hotels and cities… The sold-out inaugural Interior Design & Architecture Summit (IDAS) took place yesterday at…

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Checking in to University Arms, Cambridge

Checking in to University Arms, Cambridge Combining the best of British interior design and architecture, the University Arms in Cambridge is an effortless reflection of old and new. Editor Hamish Kilburn checked in to the Franklin Suite – and spoke to the leaders behind the project – to unearth the fascinating design story that’s written inside… In the race for…

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Hotel Designs’ 30 Under 30: Winners announced

Hotel Designs’ 30 Under 30: Winners announced Hotel Designs’ unveiled the winners of its 30 Under 30 initiative at Meet Up London on March 28, 2019… 40 shortlisted 30 Under 30 finalists were among the more than 200 interior designers, architects, hoteliers and key-industry suppliers who gathered at Minotti London on March 28 for Meet Up London. The event, which…

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Top stories of the week: design love from Bangkok, hide and seek architecture and a new hotel chapter

With architecture and construction firmly in the spotlight, Hotel Designs has witnessed another jam-packed week full of interesting stories that highlights our love in design and architecture. Breaking down these headlines is editor Hamish Kilburn…  New York, New York! Is there anywhere else on the planet quite like it? In the original metropolis where possibilities soar high above the bustling streets…

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Top five stories of the week: New sponsors, a fresh motto and social media success

Following the Independent Hotel Show, and with less than four weeks until the industry gather at The Brit List 2018, Hamish Kilburn reviews the week’s headlines live from Africa… As weeks go, this one has been rather sensational, unforgettable in fact. Following an insightful Independent Hotel Show, I have spent the majority of the last seven days checked in to one…

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Needs of the customer put first with new Technical Manager appointment

A new face has joined the team at BAGNODESIGN’s European head office in Leeds, with the appointment of Andrew Marsh to the role of Technical Manager. Offering technical assistance to the BAGNODESIGN team and to the company’s extensive network of customers, Andrew will help with showroom displays and service calls as required. He will also help to ensure that the…

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New Designers BCFA FR One Award

Upon finding out the results of the New Designers BCFA FR One Award, Cliq Designs were delighted to spot a familiar face on the podium.LEFT: Jessica Leigh Calvert; University: Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design. Many years have passed since Jessica Leigh Calvert spent 2 weeks at Cliq Designs in Preston, a member of the BCFA, as part…

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Chelsom to take a stand at Cruise Shipping Miami 2011

Encouraged by recent successes in the cruise and passenger shipping marketplace, Chelsom will be exhibiting at Cruise Shipping Miami 2011, which is taking place from 14th – 17th March at the Miami Beach Convention Centre in Florida. Cruise Shipping Miami is the world’s most important and largest annual meeting for the cruise industry and attracts designers and operators from across…

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Decor:Fusion Launches New Website

Decor:Fusion has now launched their brand new website which can be found at www.decorfusion.com.The new website is aimed at various commercial markets including hoteliers looking for a wider variety of services including: • Interior Design & Fit-Out – The complete solution to commercial interior space, from concept to completion. • Manufacturing Solutions – UK operation focusing on bespoke and low…

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MNB Furniture rebrands to Decor:Fusion

MNB Furniture has announced that it has rebranded to Decor:Fusion to offer a wider variety of services with greater flexibility for clients. Previously the company’s focus was on the bespoke manufacture of furniture, but now (as well as continuing this impressive service) they have expanded into the interior design market to fully integrate the company into the design process right…

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Hotel Indigo opens botanical boutique gem in Brussels

Hotel Indigo opens botanical boutique gem in Brussels IHG has announced the opening of Hotel Indigo Brussels – City… Adjacent to the gleaming international office buildings of Brussels-centre, named locally as the “little Manhattan”,  IHG’s boutique brand Hotel Indigo has opened Hotel Indigo Brussels – City in Place Charles Rogier. Just behind this bustling modernity lies a beautiful and tranquil green…

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Hotel Designs to put ‘accessibility’ under the spotlight at Hotel Summit 2020

Hotel Designs to put ‘accessibility’ under the spotlight at Hotel Summit 2020 Editor Hamish Kilburn will deliver a live interview at Hotel Summit with the owner and design team of Hotel Brooklyn, the new contemporary hotel in Manchester that has been designed to be seamlessly accessible…  Hotel Summit, which this year takes place on April 27 – 28 at Five…

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nhow London opens and Hotel Designs is first in

nhow London opens and Hotel Designs is first in Sensitively designed by The Brit List 2019 accredited firm Project Orange, nhow London has opened in Shoreditch to become a brave and bold accent on the capital’s booming hotel scene. Editor Hamish Kilburn is first in… NH Hotel Group has arrived in the UK hospitality arena with the opening of nhow London.…

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The Brit List Architects of 2019 (Part 1)

The Brit List Architects of 2019 (Part 1) This December, Hotel Designs is profiling the individuals who made it into The Brit List 2019. We continue by referencing part one of The Brit List Architects of 2019 (in alphabetical order)… The Brit List 2019 is Hotel Designs’ annual nationwide search to identify the top 25 designers, top 25 architects and top 25 hoteliers…

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In Conversation With: The founders of design studio BARANOWITZ + KRONENBERG

In Conversation With: The founders of design studio BARANOWITZ + KRONENBERG With W Ibiza about to open, Hotel Designs gets a backstage pass to exclusively interview the design and architecture heroes behind the project. The founders of BARANOWITZ + KRONENBERG, Irene Kronenberg and Alon Baranowitz, have led the completion of some of Europe’s most iconic hotels. Editor Hamish Kilburn joins the pair to understand…

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Checking in: Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain, Saint Lucia

Checking in: Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain, Saint Lucia With his aim fixed on understanding how one jaw-dropping location can harbour two very different – but no doubt both luxury escapes – editor Hamish Kilburn travelled to Saint Lucia to review the wonders of Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain… On the western stretch of Saint Lucia, an island that last…

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Urban development completes to welcome Hoxton Southwark

Urban development completes to welcome Hoxton Southwark Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands completes a new kind of hotel in London, the Hoxton Southwark… Architecture firm Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands has completed work on an ambitious mixed-use development in Southwark, which shelters Hoxton Hotel’s third property in London, Hoxton Southwark. Complete with 192 rooms as well as restaurants, bars and function rooms and 4,000…

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In Conversation With: Outstanding Property Award London’s Jesper Thomsen

In Conversation With: Outstanding Property Award London’s Jesper Thomsen Making its debut on the international design stage, Outstanding Property Award London (OPAL) has begun its global search to identify the most innovative design and architecture projects. As the exclusive media partner of the awards, Hotel Designs speaks to OPAL’s  co-founder to understand what sets the initiative aside from others. Editor…

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Editor Checks In: Home comforts in hotel design

Editor Checks In: Home comforts in hotel design In August 2019, editor Hamish Kilburn concludes that trends are overrated when a project close to his heart reaches its highly anticipated conclusion… I can’t quite believe it has been almost one year since we first started following the award-winning designer Nicky Dobree on her journey to complete her debut hotel design…

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In Conversation With: Jacu Strauss, designer & founder of Lore Studio

In Conversation With: Jacu Strauss, designer & founder of Lore Studio An architect or a designer can become one of the most dynamic hoteliers, as editor Hamish Kilburn learns when sitting down with Jacu Strauss, the founder of Lore Studio and the mastermind behind some of the world’s most awe-inspiring hotels… “Being a great storyteller is essential,” says designer Jacu…

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In Conversation With: Felipe Ávila da Costa, CEO of Infraspeak

In Conversation With: Felipe Ávila da Costa, CEO of Infraspeak Arriving in the UK, Infraspeak is a powerful platform that offers fully customisable, sustainable technology for the hospitality market. Hotel Designs sits down with the company’s CEO and co-founder, Felipe Ávila da Costa, to find out more… For years, the industry has been crying out for a platform that has been…

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In Conversation With: Harry Allnatt, Richmond International

In Conversation With: Harry Allnatt, Richmond International Following Hotel Designs’ public unveiling of its 30 Under 30 at Meet Up London, editor Hamish Kilburn catches up with one of the winners, Harry Allnatt from Richmond International, to discuss challenges and opportunities that come with being a young rising star of the industry… Among Hotel Designs’ celebrated 30 Under 30s, which…

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Show-stopping LED illumination installation unveiled at One Bartholomew

Show-stopping LED illumination installation unveiled at One Bartholomew Signbox, the award-winning signage pioneer, has transformed a wall art concept into an LED illumination installation at One Bartholomew, London… Following the completion of Parklane, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Limassol, the signage company Signbox has completed a complex neon bar code wall art concept into a show-stopping LED illumination installation at…

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Part 22: Spa design 1

GTHD A GUIDE TO HOTEL DESIGN PT 22: SPA DESIGN 1 Hotels Resort and Spas was a heading for a section of advertising in the London ‘Times’ Newspaper in 1958. There were some names then that would be recognised now, but the concept of a Resort or Spa has changed over the years and continues to evolve. Credit: The Gainsborough…

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Holiday Inn Denver East – Stapleton Hotel completes $12.8 Million refurbishment

Holiday Inn Denver East – Stapleton announced today the completion of a $12.8 million renovation… Following Hotel Designs’ Miniview on The Holiday Inn brand and its direction, Holiday Inn Denver East – Stapleton has completed a renovation that included 298 guestrooms; 20,000 square feet of meeting space; 3,210 square feet of public spaces; and the hotel’s restaurant, Burgers & Crafts. “After much…

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Sleep conference programme announced

The organisers of Sleep + Eat have just announced the line-up for this year’s Sleep Conference… Taking place on November 20-21 at London Olympia, Sleep + Eat promises once again to be packed with foremost influencers shaping the industry today. The free-to-attend two-day Sleep Conference at Sleep + Eat 2018 show will be joined by a new Eat Conference. Image caption:…

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The new Serra Cafema opens in Namibia

The newly reopened hotel in Namibia takes specific design inspiration from the surrounding, remote landscape… After an environmentally-sensitive and inspiring rebuild, Wilderness Safaris’ Serra Cafema Camp, in Namibia’s extreme north-west, has reopened. Located in one of the most remote regions in southern Africa, on the banks of the Kunene River in the Hartmann’s Valley, Serra Cafema takes design hotels to…

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Foster + Partners completes final element of Central Park Precinct, Sydney

Four Points by Sheraton, a new four-star 297-key hotel that is strategically located as part of DUO Central Park, has just opened in Sydney… Architectural Design & Engineering Firm Foster + Partners has completed final stages of work in Sydney on DUO, a multicomplex which comprises of a hotel, apartments, offices and a creche. The new property is part of a…

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Junior lighting designer

Elektra Lighting is looking for a junior lighting designer to join its London-based team. Based in central Holborn, London, award-winning architectural lighting design consultancy Elektra is seeking a creative and enthusiastic individual to join its talented and experienced team. The company’s current portfolio includes hospitality, retail, workplace and other projects in 31 different countries across four continents. Dealing with projects…

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First look: University Arms, Cambridge

Ahead of the opening of University Arms, Cambridge, Hotel Designs went behind the scenes to find out how the design concept developed between interior designer Martin Brudnizki and architect John Simpson… When it comes to designing a hotel that not only stands the test of time but also creates an awe-inspiring impression from check in to check out, two heads really…

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9-15 December: Top 10 stories of the week…

From hotel openings to product spotlights to everything in between, we collate the top 10 most read stories on Hotel Designs this week… 1. IN CONVERSATION: MARCEL WANDERS – GRAND PORTALS NOUS Hotel Designs caught up with the charismatic and accomplished artist for a short chat… 2. DESIGNER PROFILE: FRANCESCO ROTA, LEMA The philosophy behind Italian furniture designers LEMA is…

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Kempinski Hotel Bahia, Estepona/Marbella announces exciting redesign plans

The five star Kempinski Hotel Bahia in Estepona, Marbella is delighted to announce that the redesign of their lobby and culinary venues will begin at the end of this year, as part of an extensive investment in the hotel. The Management Team and Architects, Akos Bara, have ambitious plans to create modern, elegant and opulent public spaces, embracing the very…

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Brit List 2017: Designer Profiles

In the coming weeks, Hotel Designs will be profiling the 50 finalists in the HD Brit List 2017 – this week, we continue profiling our winning designers… DEXTER MOREN – DEXTER MOREN ASSOCIATES Dexter is the founding director of Dexter Moren Associates and is recognised as an industry leader in the hotel & leisure sector. DMA is an award-winning hotel,…

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Miramonte Indian Wells completes $8 million renovation

Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa has announced the completion of an $8 million property-wide renovation, marking the end of a multi-year makeover and rebranding project that included joining the Curio Collection by Hilton in December 2016. Located in the heart of California’s Coachella Valley, Miramonte is situated at the base of the Santa Rosa Mountains and is the ideal…

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Boston Marriott Burlington completes multi-million dollar transformation

Boston Marriott Burlington has announced the completion of its multi-phase transformation, adding newly imagined guestrooms to the property’s suite of contemporary upgrades. The extensive transformation, which includes the introduction of CHOPPS American Bar and Grill (the property’s upscale modern chophouse), a new open concept Great Room and lobby area, over 14,000 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting and event space, and…

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Showcase: De Vere launches at glamorous London party

De Vere, a collection of country estate hotels and modern event spaces which is part of The Principal Hotel Company, officially launched last week following an investment of more than £100 million from Starwood Capital Group. This forms part of The Principal Hotel Company’s wider £300 million investment programme across the group’s 35 landmark UK properties. Bringing together 22 properties,…

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Ritz-Carlton brings legendary luxury to Switzerland

The Ritz-Carlton together with the Manz family have announced the completion of the renovation of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel de la Paix, Geneva, the legendary luxury hotel brand’s debut in Switzerland. Formerly known as Hotel de la Paix, Geneva, the 152-year-old hotel underwent a multi-million dollar renovation, extensive re-design and refurbishment, marking a new era in the evolving story of one…

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De Vere Latimer Estate unveils £7 million renovation

Nicknamed The Spy House because of its connections with WWII, Grade I listed De Vere Latimer Estate has this week unveiled a £7 million renovation that places the mansion house back at the heart of the estate. Situated in Latimer, among Buckinghamshire’s rolling Chiltern Hills just five miles from the M25, the refurbishment uncovered and restored many original features, as…

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Rome Cavalieri celebrates launch of enhanced Petronius Suite

Rome Cavalieri, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is delighted to announce the re-launch of its iconic Petronius Suite following significant investment and enhancements, allowing guests to experience heightened levels of luxury in the Eternal City. Combining Rome’s sense of history and traditions with Waldorf Astoria’s signature style and service, the newly enhanced Petronius Suite at Rome Cavalieri provides an unforgettable…

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citizenM Hotel to open in Kuala Lumpur in 2018

Affordable luxury for the traveller of today and tomorrow – Artyzen Hospitality Group (AHG), together with Pinnacle Supreme, a member of Cornerstone Partners Group, are delighted to announce the signing of citizenM hotel in Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur. It was confirmed this week that Kuala Lumpur will be the location of Asia’s third citizenM hotel, as part of Artyzen Hospitality…

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The Wellesley to transform hotel façade

The Wellesley has appointed Lee Simmons, the visionary artist and designer, and Make Architects, the award-winning architectural practice founded by Ken Shuttleworth, to create a new and bespoke sculptural screen for the front of the hotel that sits opposite Hyde Park Corner. The artwork will house the hotel’s renowned Cigar Terraces and will provide guests with an oasis to sample…

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Le Meridien reintroduces brand to Paris

From the birthplace of the brand, Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts has marked a milestone as its first-ever hotel and celebrated flagship in Paris revealed the completion of its multi-million dollar renovation. Following the hotel’s transformation, the property now boasts reimagined guestrooms, suites and the transformation of the hotel’s public spaces, including the legendary Jazz Club Etoile and brand’s signature…

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Sneak Peek: The Ridge Hotel redesign

Paloma Resort Properties has announced the completion of the second phase of extensive renovations to its The Ridge Hotel property. The Ridge Hotel’s $4.5 million in sleek, modern upgrades include new dining and drinking concepts, an inviting and techsavvy lobby and reception area, enhanced fitness facility with new Life Fitness equipment, plus a fresh facelift to hallways, restrooms and the…

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Boston Park Plaza completes $100 million renovation

Boston Park Plaza is pleased to announce the completion of a comprehensive, multi-year, $100 million (£75 million) renovation and restoration project. The extensive transformation includes the complete overhaul of the hotel’s 1,060 guestrooms and corridors, main entrances and lobby, meeting spaces, mezzanine levels, the addition of an all-new library room, and the replacement of all furniture and fixtures. “This rejuvenation…

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New-look Gleneagles unveiled

Gleneagles is pleased to announce the completion of the first phase of redevelopment at the hotel, unveiling a new-look Century Bar, the addition of new bar, Auchterarder 70, and 35 renovated luxury bedrooms. The Century Bar, one of Scotland’s most iconic bars, has been given a major makeover. Gleneagles’ main bar – which is famed for housing one of Scotland’s…

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A Guide to Hotel Design Pt 22: Spa Design 1

Hotels Resort and Spas was a heading for a section of advertising in the London ‘Times’ Newspaper in 1958. There were some names then that would be recognised now, but the concept of a Resort or Spa has changed over the years and continues to evolve. In the busy 21st Century many people are looking for more than just somewhere…

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Guide To Hotel Design

This is a series guiding you through what a hotel designer is, the different sorts of designers, and how to manage the design process. It will include sections on the different areas of the hotel and suggest criteria for their design. Articles will be illustrated with the authors photographs and video. Part 1: Are You Sitting Comfortably? A Guide to Hotel Design…

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Wyboston Lakes Hotel undergoes refurbishment

Due for completion by the end of November, Wyboston Lakes Hotel in Bedfordshire is currently undergoing a £1million bedroom refurbishment with the design concept created by Butterscotch Designs.The designers were given a brief earlier in the year to create sample guestrooms that had a luxury feel with comfort and practicality in mind. After receiving 138 guest reviews, re-designs were created…

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Sheraton Returns to Barra da Tijuca in Brazil with the Opening of Sheraton Barra Rio de Janeiro Hotel

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. have recently announced its global powerhouse Sheraton® brand has returned to Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro’s exclusive modern enclave, featuring some of the city’s best beaches and future home of the 2016 Rio Olympics. With the opening of Sheraton Barra Rio de Janeiro Hotel today, Starwood now has two distinct Sheraton hotels covering…

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W Los Angeles – West Beverly Hills Unveils $25 Million Transformative Renovation

W Hotels Worldwide has announced the completion of the highly anticipated $25 million renovation of W Los Angeles – West Beverly Hills, formerly known as W Los Angeles – Westwood. Nestled between the foothills of Beverly Hills and Bel-Air, while just minutes from Los Angeles’ Sunset Boulevard and the famed beaches of Santa Monica, the transformation, led by Dawson Design…

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Crown Ashfield will be launched simultaneously in four big cities

The multi award-winning developer, Crown Group, has recently announced the highly anticipated details of Crown Ashfield; an oasis of luxury residences.The AUD $88-Million resort-style development is located nine kilometres from the Sydney CBD, six kilometres from the University of Sydney, 10 kilometers from the airport, 300 meters from Ashfield Mall and 750 meters from the railway station Ashfield. Crown Ashfield…

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Preliminary work is now underway for luxury new Southampton Harbour Hotel & Spa

Nicolas James Group is pleased to announce that preliminary work is now underway on the development of its new Southampton Harbour Hotel & Spa at Ocean Village.The start of the development marks a major milestone for the city, introducing Southampton’s first luxury five star standard hotel. Enabling works and setting out are now underway, with construction due to follow in…

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King’s Head, Cirencester (Patrick Goff)

Putting new in old, contemporary into antique, can be a difficult trick. Mix in English vernacular style and wave a designers’ wand. Magic in the Kings’ Head in Cirencester lifted my spirits almost as soon as I walked in the door. Open space with views that interest and also excite. Informality combined with tradition. There is space to pause and…

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Crown Group announces launch of new Sydney icon this Spring

A Sydney-based property developer is set to launch a glittering new tower in the heart of the city. After much anticipation, Crown Group has announced its new $250-million tower Sydney by Crown will launch this spring and is set to be the only new apartment building in the central business district (CBD) to be launched and begin sales before the…

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Fifth phase of Broadway Malyan-designed Jumeirah Beach Hotel expansion endorsed

UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has endorsed the fifth phase of Jumeirah Beach Hotel expansion plan, which is set for completion in 2018. The masterplan vision and concept for the expansion was delivered by global architecture, urbanism and design practice Broadway Malyan. The project was undertaken on…

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Hilton Vienna Plaza Announces €20 Million Modernisation (updated)

Hilton Vienna Plaza is currently undergoing extensive renovation as part of a €20 million modernisation that will see the entire hotel transformed. Scheduled for completion in September 2014, the re-design includes all 254 rooms and suites at the hotel and a fresh approach to service and service delivery. Currently closed for the renovation, as of June 6th, 2014 the hotel…

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W Hotels Worldwide Continues Cutting-Edge Renovation Rollout across The Americas

W Hotels Worldwide today announced the second wave of renovation projects as part of the brand’s plan to reinvigorate its iconic North American portfolio. The aggressive strategy focuses on further enhancing the W portfolio and $100 million investment of the brand and its ownership groups with cutting-edge updates to public spaces, new signature bar and restaurant concepts, and stylish guestroom…

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IHG® drives more growth for the Holiday Inn brand in the UK

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®) continues to build momentum in the UK with the world’s most recognised hotel brand – Holiday Inn® Hotels & Resorts. IHG’s owner partner, Dominvs Group, has this week begun construction on Holiday Inn® Manchester – City Centre. Dominvs Group has also entered into a franchise agreement with IHG for its first Holiday Inn hotel in Scotland,…

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New appointment strengthens LAUFEN’s presence on an international level

Now firmly established as a leading supplier of innovative and quality bathroom solutions to customers around the world, sanitaryware brand LAUFEN is expanding its Global Projects Team with the appointment of a new Global Project Manager based in London.Covering projects instigated in the UK, Lee Breeds is responsible for ensuring that all Architects and Designers based in the UK are…

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Tokyo Marriott Hotel Opens

Marriott International announces the opening of the Tokyo Marriott Hotel on a hilltop address known locally as Gotenyama.This represents the global hospitality company’s 12th hotel in Japan, and the third under its flagship Marriott Hotels brand, which comprises 500 properties in nearly 60 countries. Just minutes from the capital’s bullet-train serviced Shinagawa Station, the 249-room hotel enables direct easy access…

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Chelsom strengthens senior management team with new Head of Projects role

Sarah Calder has been promoted to Head of Projects at Chelsom Limited as it consolidates its position as a leading supplier of decorative lighting to the international contract marketplace.The aim of the role is to ensure that Chelsom capitalises on its esteemed reputation for excellent service by providing a managerial overview of all facets of project delivery from conception to…

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Travelodge refurbishment hits 10,000 room mark

Travelodge, the UK’s leading budget hotel chain, has recently celebrated a major milestone in the implementation of its £57 million refurbishment programme – with the completion of its 10,000th room. The nationwide renovation scheme was launched in March 2013 and is the first refurbishment programme to reach this key milestone in such a short period of time across the retail…

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DoubleTree by Hilton Bristol City Centre Opens After £5m Renovation

Following the completion of a comprehensive refurbishment project, DoubleTree by Hilton Bristol City Centre announced its opening. The public areas and each of the hotel’s 201 guestrooms have been transformed, bringing them up to DoubleTree by Hilton’s upscale standards with a new design concept that pays tribute to the city’s proud industrial and seafaring heritage.Relics from Bristol’s heyday as a…

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Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel Unveils $30 Million Guest Room Redesign

The Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel, situated at 999 9th Street at K Street, NW, announced the completion of the redesign of its 807 guest rooms and suites, a 30 million dollar investment by its owners, Sunstone Hotels. Renaissance Hotels is a lifestyle brand within the Marriott International, Inc. global portfolio. “We are thrilled with our fresh new room product.…

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Pera Palace Hotel, Jumeirah appoints designer Anouska Hempel

Pera Palace Hotel, Jumeirah announces it has retained renowned hotelier and interior designer, Anouska Hempel, to design new concepts for the public areas and two Presidential suites of the luxury museum hotel.Scheduled for completion by mid-2013, the project will aim to enhance the Belle Époque feel of the hotel and take guests on a journey back in time. Anouska aims…

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Sheraton Hotels & Resorts Invests $230 Million to Renovate Four Iconic Hawaiian Properties

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has recently announced that its largest brand, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, and its owners invested more than $230 million to refurbish its four iconic Hawaiian properties. The large-scale, multi-year project was completed with the recent unveiling of the Sheraton Kona Resort and meets the increased demand for high-quality accommodations as business and leisure travel…

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angelo Hotel Munich Westpark prepares for opening

Just 70 days before the grand opening of the second angelo hotel in Munich, Vienna International Hotels & Resorts celebrated the occasion on 25 October 2012 with more than 200 guests and offered a look behind the scenes of the future design hotel. When it opens, the 4-star angelo Hotel Munich Westpark will create 60 new jobs. The success story…

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Generation Tops Out Augusta, GA Home2Suites by Hilton

RTP’s The Generation Companies, LLC (Generation), a real estate developer, owner, receiver, asset manager and operator of extended-stay and select-service hotels, recently topped out their Augusta, Georgia Home2 Suites by Hilton. The top-out ceremony, celebrating the completion of all external construction of the hotel, was Wednesday, September 5 at the property, located at Walton Way Extension and Exchange Lane. The…

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Grand Opening of Westin New York Grand Central

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. and Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. announced the grand opening of The Westin New York Grand Central on 12th October. The new hotel opens in the former New York Helmsley Hotel after the completion of a $75 million renovation. The brand’s second Manhattan hotel features a complete redesign of the hotel’s interior including 774…

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Webb Gray has that winning feeling with Whitechapel hotel

Webb Gray has that winning feeling after completing a major hotel project in London’s East End, just in time to welcome visitors to the 2012 games. The Birmingham-based architectural practice was awarded the £5 million contract by Accor Group to develop a 169-bedroom ibis budget hotel on Whitechapel Road, London. A former office tower block was transformed into the budget…

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Contra Curtains supplies new citizenM, London Bankside

Contra Curtains Ltd are pleased to announce the completion of the latest citizenM hotel (read the latest miniview here). citizenM London Bankside brings one of the most revolutionary spaces for sleep, work and play to the capital.This new property takes what guests love about the brand – high end design, trailblazing technology, innovation, a certain ease and flexibility – and…

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Angsana Properties Lang Co Sales Launch at Laguna Lang Co

Business leaders, golfers, hospitality experts and media from across Southeast Asia converged on the coastal retreat of Lang Co from September 22-23, to mark Angsana Properties Lang Co’s official unveiling of the property sales launch at Laguna Lang Co. Developed and managed by the Banyan Tree Group, Laguna Lang Co will, upon completion, be the first fully and legitimately integrated…

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Numirra Lighting: New Catalogue

Numirra Lighting, the decorative lighting specialists for the world’s hotel & leisure industry, will soon be launching their NEW lighting catalogue. The new catalogue will introduce many NEW products & collections and includes special attention to the development of innovative products using LED technology. To register for a complimentary copy (in PDF and / or hardcopy), please click here: Catalogue…

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The Demise of British manufacturing

I started in Art College in 1967. I quickly discovered, as my school woodwork master had told me, that I was inept in the craft skills. Ever since, I have had a strong admiration for those who demonstrate a command of a craft. Where that skill appears on site I enjoy it and the way in which it is reflected…

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Hyatt Regency New Orleans to Open October 2011

For almost six years, the re-opening of Hyatt Regency New Orleans has been eagerly anticipated by locals and visitors alike. The hotel proudly announces it is now accepting reservations to welcome its first guests on 19th October, 2011 following a $275 million redesign and revitalization. Upon completion, the hotel will boast 1,193 all-new, strikingly sophisticated guest rooms, 200,000 square feet…

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Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts opens in Singapore

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has announced the soft opening of Mövenpick Heritage Hotel Sentosa, its first property in Singapore, with the grand launch earmarked towards the end of the year.Located in the heart of Sentosa, overlooking the South China Sea and Merlion Park, the five-star hotel depicts the colonial history and contemporary flair of the country in its striking interiors,…

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Palmerston Hotels release details on their latest property

Palmerston Hotels and Resorts has confirmed their latest long term Management Contract for their first project in Sardinia, Italy.The Palmerston Santa Teresa Golf Resort & Spa, neighbouring the world famous Emerald Coast and close to the beautiful Maddalena islands, is a 45 minutes drive from Olbia international airport or a six minutes helicopter ride to the resort’s private helipad. Set…

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