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    W Punta de Mita debuts reimagined Beachfront Suite Collection

    W Punta de Mita debuts reimagined Beachfront Suite Collection Following a multi-million-dollar renovation, W Punta de Mita has revealed its new level of accommodations on the Riviera Nayarit, with a sophisticated look that embraces the region’s natural beauty and speaks to its destination-driven ethos… Identified by W Punta de Mita as an opportunity to inject local traditions into the property,…

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    Product watch: Sphero urinal range by Armitage Shanks

    Product watch: Sphero urinal range by Armitage Shanks Armitage Shanks, the expert provider of commercial washroom solutions, has launched Sphero, its new collection of intelligent urinals… The elegant and comprehensive Sphero range by Armitage Shanks has been designed with features which allow for greater levels of cleanliness, easier installation and maintenance, as well as water saving benefits for all commercial…

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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: 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: W Punta De Mita Hotel Opens in Mexico

    W Hotels Worldwide expands its Latin American portfolio with the opening of W Punta de Mita in Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit. W Punta de Mita is the 48th W Hotel worldwide and fifth W Hotel in Latin America following W Santiago, W Mexico City, W Vieques Island and W Bogota, bringing closer Starwood’s goal of reaching 75 hotels by 2020. Designed…

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    W Punta de Mita, Mexico set for 2016 opening

    Starwood Hotels & Resorts will extend its strong presence in Mexico with the debut of W Punta de Mita, located in Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit.Scheduled to open in 2016, W Punta de Mita will be part of Los Veneros, an exclusive enclave located on Mexico’s magnificent Pacific Coast, renowned as one of the world’s most desirable vacation destinations. W Punta de…

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    Product watch: the Green House Collection from Arte

    Product watch: the Green House Collection from Arte Arte, in collaboration with Moooi, have created a wondrous and tactile world, captured in the Green House Wallcovering Collection… The Green House collaboration from Arte and Moooi exudes the ethereal beauty reminiscent of a Victorian conservatory. Discover floral yet abstract patterns in natural colours, offering a sophisticated and tactile experience for your…

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    Rockwell Group unveils interiors for The Riviera Maya EDITION

    Rockwell Group unveils interiors for The Riviera Maya EDITION The New York based studio, Rockwell Group, has completed the Riviera Maya EDITION hotel resort, marking the brand’s first venture into the Latin America and Caribbean markets… The Riviera Maya is renowned for its stunning landscape, featuring a mangrove reserve, lagoons, magical cenotes, and one of the world’s largest coral reefs.…

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    Hyde prepares for its Turkish debut

    Hyde prepares for its Turkish debut Hyde is marking its Turkish debut in inimitable style, bringing its bohemian flair and infectious energy to the chilled-out shores of the Bodrum Peninsula… Set against the picture-perfect backdrop of the shimmering Aegean Sea and surrounded by verdant pine forests, Hyde Bodrum, a member of the Ennismore portfolio, prepares to open its doors next…

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    Recommended Reads: Part 3

    Recommended Reads: Part 3 Didn’t catch everything last week? We’ve got you covered… It’s a busy world, and with so much content out there, it’s easy to miss some of our most interesting and informative articles. That’s where our weekly ‘Recommended Reads’ comes in. Each week we’ll be curating a list of our top five articles you might have missed.…

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    Hotel Avante – A budget-conscious design with high impact results

    Hotel Avante – A budget-conscious design with high impact results Hotel Designs caught up with Dan Mazzarini, Principal and Creative Director of BHDM Design, to discuss the balancing act of marrying budget and good design in the JDV by Hyatt’s Hotel Avante in Mountain View, California… Dramatic transformation with a limited budget is a balancing act when it comes to…

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    Case study: Duravit steps into the Arne Jacobsen bath house

    Case study: Duravit steps into the Arne Jacobsen bath house Incorporating some contemporary design classics by Duravit, new life is being breathed into this architectural and design gem created by Arne Jacobsen… The men’s changing rooms at the Bellevue seaside resort were designed in the 1930s and are now being transformed into a beautiful bathing house. The listed building is…

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    Unlocking the potential of data in the hospitality industry

    Unlocking the potential of data in the hospitality industry Founder of DataThinkLab, Melanie Rozencwajg, is on a mission is to help boutique hotels and chains unlock the potential of their data. In a series of articles for Hotel Designs Rozencwajg talks us through some of the tech touchpoints to get data to maximise your creativity… In an era where data…

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    The Hoxton is waltzing into Vienna

    The Hoxton is waltzing into Vienna Settling into a Carl Appel-designed modernist landmark, and drawing on stylistic cues from its 1950 architecture The Hoxton Vienna prepares to open its doors… Set in the heart of the 3rd district, behind the striking original marble façade, The Hoxton, Vienna presents a layered aesthetic that mixes mid-century Austrian design with rich textures, geometric…

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    Editor checks in: the hotel openings to watch in 2024

    Editor checks in: the hotel openings to watch in 2024 As we prepare to round-off 2023 in style, Hamish Kilburn, Editor of Hotel Designs, has this year’s final words, picking out which hotel openings in 2024 should be on your radar… We love looking ahead here at Hotel Designs; exploring emerging trends – think gamechanging next-gen hotel concepts like disappearing…

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    Designing Moxy Tromsø around mountains and the Northern Lights

    Designing Moxy Tromsø around mountains and the Northern Lights Moxy Tromsø was designed to encourage guests to look up and out – towards Norwegian mountains and fjords. Editor Hamish Kilburn explored the hotel’s immersive hospitality vibes on the latest episode of Travel By Design, a podcast brought to you by Marriott Bonvoy Traveler, when he spoke with the hotel’s interior…

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    Sanderson and Salveson Graham design new collection

    Sanderson and Salveson Graham design new collection Salvesen Graham, the inimitable design duo, has come together with Sanderson to curate a beautiful edit of fabrics, wallpapers and paint, including designing a soon-to-be revealed, brand new collection of British made trimmings… Cherry-picking from an array of explosive botanicals and iconic florals from past and present collections, Mary Graham and Nicole Salvesen,…

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    Mövenpick opens in Tallinn, Estonia

    Mövenpick opens in Tallinn, Estonia The first Mövenpick hotel in the Baltic countries has opened its doors, introducing a new level of its Swiss hospitality to the Estonian market… Formerly known as L’Embitu Hotel and situated on Lembitu Street in Tallinn, the hotel was renowned for its stylish design and excellent location. Earlier this year, Accor announced the launch of…

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    Part 81: 6 pitfalls to avoid when specifying stone

    Part 81: 6 pitfalls to avoid when specifying stone In part two of Hotel Designs’ exclusive editorial series with Stone Federation, we share some of the common mishaps designers and architects encounter when specifying stone…  Natural stone is a truly versatile material with a rich history of being used to create memorable, durable and sustainable hotels, both inside and out.…

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    Checking in to the new suites at The Dorchester, London

    Checking in to the new suites at The Dorchester, London Editor Hamish Kilburn checks back in to The Dorchester to understand how its latest renovation has enhanced the overall guest experience while redefining ‘luxury hospitality’ in London… The most powerful metaphor one can use when describing the impact of the design transformation inside The Dorchester is ‘taking a walk in…

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    Product watch: TREND Mosaics – embracing the curve

    Product watch: TREND Mosaics – embracing the curve Using mosaics to embrace the power of the curve, TREND leaves no surface untouched. Pillars, columns, arches, curves all help to bring a natural softness and flow to any structure, allowing the eye to travel more freely from one feature to another… The trouble with most flat surfaces is basically that they’re…

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    Product watch: Mineral Form from Modieus

    Product watch: Mineral Form from Modieus The new Mineral Form Ax Tile Collection from Modieus is the perfect fit for high traffic spaces that demand great design, but need the flexibility that broadloom Axminster carpet can’t deliver… The design inspiration behind the new Mineral Form collection is nature and the beautiful structures and colours we find in naturally occurring minerals.…

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    Redesigning a legacy: evolving Beachcomber hotels in Mauritius

    Redesigning a legacy: evolving Beachcomber hotels in Mauritius Editor Hamish Kilburn was in Mauritius to explore how Beachcomber Resorts & Hotels, the island’s first luxury operator that opened its first hotel in 1952, is evolving its look and feel of its hotels without touching its precious legacy and effortless style… Legacy can only take hotels so far in the global…

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    Parkside’s new Principle on mass production

    Parkside’s new Principle on mass production The Principle Collection, from Parkside and Alusid, represents a huge step forward for the ceramic tile industry as the world’s first mass produced 95 per cent recycled content tile… With a tile body made entirely from by-products (post-consumer recycled glass and ceramic) of other manufacturing processes, Principle from Parkside, is based on technology that…

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    Hello Hawaii: inside newly renovated Kona Village, A Rosewood Resort

    Hello Hawaii: inside newly renovated Kona Village, A Rosewood Resort Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has unveiled an extensive redesign in its hotel in Kona, on the ‘big island’, imagined by Greg Warner of Walker Warner Architects, and San Francisco-based interior design firm, NICOLEHOLLIS… Nestled on the sacred and spiritual lands of Kaʻūpūlehu on The Big Island of Hawaii, Kona Village,…

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    NOA designs for full immersion in the Dolomites

    NOA designs for full immersion in the Dolomites NOA has designed a new sustainable extension for the Olympic Spa Hotel in Val di Fassa, aiming to enhance and integrate the facilities with the surrounding landscape… Adding new spaces and functions to a mountain hotel without affecting the harmony with the landscape, on the contrary, creating a better integration with the…

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    MEET UP North 2023 panel announced

    MEET UP North 2023 panel announced Tickets are now on sale for MEET UP North, Hotel Designs’ networking event that takes place inside YOTEL Manchester on July 6. The highlight of the evening will be an immersive panel discussion on ‘blurring the boundaries between spaces’. Editor Hamish Kilburn has all the details… On July 6, Hotel Designs will be taking…

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    Product watch: Kharga from Arte

    Product watch: Kharga from Arte Arte takes us on a tour through the Sahara, bringing every aspect of the desert to life in the Kharga collection… The Kharga oasis was an important stop on the ancient trade route that connected various different oases in Egypt. In this collection, Arte traverses the terrain of the Sahara, bringing every aspect of the…

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    Zannier Hotels to transform and take over Île de Bendor

    Zannier Hotels to transform and take over Île de Bendor Zannier Hotels has been appointed to manage the redesign of the iconic French private island Île de Bendor, which was first brought to life by pastis pioneer, Paul Ricard, 70 years ago. Much more than a resort project, the 2026 launch will see Zannier Hotels manage and operate the island…

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    Industry insight: how wellness is changing in hotel design

    Industry insight: how wellness is changing in hotel design Thought leaders from across the architecture, design, education, engineering and plumbing industries have come together to discuss the future of washroom design in hotel design. The whitepaper was commissioned by Ideal Standard and Armitage Shanks… In a recently published whitepaper study from bathroom brands Ideal Standard and Armitage Shanks, nine industry-leading voices…

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    MEET UP North opens early bird promotion

    MEET UP North opens early bird promotion Hotel Designs’ premium northern networking event, MEET UP North, which this year will take place inside YOTEL Manchester on July 6, has launched its early bird promotion. But hurry, the offer ends on May 19… Surfing in the wake of MEET UP London, which took place last night in Brixton, the early bird…

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    Chapi Chapo Design unveils latest design masterpiece, St Regis Kanai Resort

    Chapi Chapo Design unveils latest design masterpiece, St Regis Kanai Resort The St. Regis Kanai Resort, Riviera Maya is a mystical paradise honouring ancient Maya civilisation with a design by award-winning interior design firm Chapi Chapo Design, which takes its inspiration from the neighbouring nature reserve and UNESCO World Heritage Site along Mexico’s glistening Yucatán Peninsula… The inspired design of…

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    Introducing the first mass-produced 95% recycled content tile

    Introducing the first mass-produced 95% recycled content tile The Sequel Principle collection, from Parkside and Alusid, represents a huge step forward for the ceramic tile industry as the world’s first mass produced 95 per cent recycled content tile. The Sequel Principle collection, the evolved range from the Sequel Vibe collection that won Best in British Product Design at The Brit…

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    Muza Lab unveils new design of One&Only Cape Town

    Muza Lab unveils new design of One&Only Cape Town One&Only Cape Town has completed an extensive renovation. The new design scheme, imagined by Muza Lab, captures the natural beauty of the location… Situated in the heart of Cape Town, at the fashionable V&A Waterfront overlooking the marina and with panoramic views across to Table Mountain, One&Only Cape Town is a…

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    Inside Hamilton Litestat: where design innovation is in the DNA

    Inside Hamilton Litestat: where design innovation is in the DNA Hamilton Litestat, Heading Partner at MEET UP London, should need little introduction. But in case it does, we caught up with Gavin Williams, Sales and Marketing Director at the Bristol-based company, to find out what makes this decorative wiring accessories powerhouse special… Established over six decades as a world-renowned designer…

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    A hotel designed to capture 20th century Warsaw architecture

    A hotel designed to capture 20th century Warsaw architecture Here’s how Tremend Architects used 20th-century Warsaw architecture as inspiration when it transformed a heritage building in the city centre into a design-led aparthotel… In the heart of business-focused, vibrant Wola district in Warsaw – on Grzybowska street – the Royal Tulip Warsaw Apartments Hotel is now open, and very much…

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    Trascenda by TREND – making marble even more marvellous

    Trascenda by TREND – making marble even more marvellous Recreating the seamless look of classic marble patterns, Trascenda from TREND incorporates the distinctive veining and subtle hues so beloved by designers seeking to add that extra touch of luxury… Revered by artists, architects and designers the world over for centuries, marble is one of the oldest natural materials. Used for…

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    5 bathroom design trends to expect in 2023, according to Roberto Palomba

    5 bathroom design trends to expect in 2023, according to Roberto Palomba With the aim to capture emerging bathroom design trends as we step into 2023 we caught up with Roberto Palomba, Ideal Standard’s Chief Design Officer and Co-Founder of renowned Italian Design Studio, Palomba Serafini Associati (PS+A)… Despite trends being considered somewhat subjective, design is and has always been…

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    Hottest hotel openings expected in 2023 (Q1 & Q2)

    Hottest hotel openings expected in 2023 (Q1 & Q2) Hotel openings, developments and pipelines continue unabated with sights firmly set in 2023, on driving the hospitality industry forward in full blown creative mode by designing projects to capture our imagination. Writer Pauline Brettell starts the year off by referencing a few of the hottest hotel openings for Q1 and Q2…

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    Waldorf Astoria sets its sights on Malaysia

    Waldorf Astoria sets its sights on Malaysia  LW Design Hong Kong has been appointed to introduce the first Waldorf Astoria to Malaysia, bringing the brand’s legendary service and unforgettable experiences to the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Here’s what we know… Tradewinds Corporation Berhad has acquired the Istana Hotel Kuala Lumpur, which has a longstanding history and holds fond and nostalgic…

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    Waldorf Astoria extends its Mexican portfolio

    Waldorf Astoria extends its Mexican portfolio Hilton has announced the signing of the Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts third property in Mexico — the new-build Waldorf Astoria San Miguel de Allende is slated to open in early 2025. Here’s what we know… Located in the heart of one of the most sought-after vacation destinations in the country, Waldorf Astoria San…

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    Introducing the top 25 Brit List Architects of 2022

    Introducing the top 25 Brit List Architects of 2022 Encapsulating a diverse range of design and architectural innovation, and following swiftly on the heels of us unveiling the top 25 hotel interior designers in Britain, we present you with the top 25 hotel architects in Britain, as profiled in The Brit List 2022… What is immediately impressive when running through…

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    Edmund Bell introduces new fabric concept

    Edmund Bell introduces new fabric concept Edmund Bell has taken on the challenge of the rethinking and fluidity of spaces and their functions which has resulted in the concept known as chronotopia – an understanding about how a space can adapt to become more of a multi-functional, and accommodate different activities at different times of the day… From businesses to…

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    House of Rohl

    The House of Rohl is a collection of artisan brands recognised for their artistry and heritage. The Rohl family have spent a lifetime seeking stories of dedication, passion, and craft. They have brought together diverse brands, each exceptional in their category, that complement each other. United by a belief that quality starts with the material, design is in the detail…

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    André Fu designs first Spa for Claridge’s

    André Fu designs first Spa for Claridge’s In a groundbreaking project that has seen teams of experts excavate five floors into London clay in order to pave the way for the next 200 years of Claridge’s life, the legendary Mayfair hotel announces the opening of its first ever Spa, and we stepped inside for a closer look… Situated three floors…

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    In conversation with: Scott Lee, President & Principal, SB Architects

    In conversation with: Scott Lee, President & Principal, SB Architects SB Architects has announced its merger with international brands 10 Design and Egis. We caught up with Scott Lee, President and Principal of SB Architects to find out more about the merger and the path forward… A full-service global architecture firm, SB Architects is a name that has become synonymous…

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    In conversation with: architect Jean-Michel Gathy on designing Aman New York

    In conversation with: architect Jean-Michel Gathy on designing Aman New York Architectural and interior design firm, Denniston, under the supervision and leadership of Jean-Michel Gathy, is responsible for the design statement encased in the newly opened Aman New York. Situated in the architecturally significant landmark of the Crown Building, Gathy has embedded the peace promised by Aman’s Sanskrit-derived name in…

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    In conversation with: Mario Ferrarini, the designer of Dialogo Collection

    In conversation with: Mario Ferrarini, the designer of Dialogo Collection Mario Ferrarini, an innovative product designer, has worked with some of the biggest names in the arena. His recent collaboration with Atlas Concorde led to the launch of the Dialogo collection. Editor Hamish Kilburn caught up with him during Clerkenwell Design Week to discuss his designs past, present and future…

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    First look at Naviva, A Four Seasons Resort in Mexico

    First look at Naviva, A Four Seasons Resort in Mexico Naviva, a Four Seasons Resort located at Punta Mita, Mexico, on a private peninsula overlooking the Pacific Ocean, is the brand’s first adult-only luxury tented resort in the Americas – we flipped back the designer tent to take a closer look… Naviva, Punta Mita, Mexico, is slated to open in…

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    “It’s in our nature” – a theme explored at Clerkenwell Design Week

    “It’s in our nature” – a theme explored at Clerkenwell Design Week Under the theme ‘It’s in our nature’, UNILIN Panels explored the connection between nature and design in a packed programme of events for this year’s Clerkenwell Design Week, welcoming the architecture and design community to The Gallery Clerkenwell… Clerkenwell Design Week 2022 – the international design festival that…

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    Ideal Standard explores ‘radical minimalism’ at Salone del Mobile

    Ideal Standard explores ‘radical minimalism’ at Salone del Mobile Ideal Standard has launched the Solos collection at Salone del Mobile 2022, which explores minimalism expression in the modern bathroom… Ideal Standard exclusively debuted its innovative Solos concept at Salone del Mobile in Milan this week. Part of the premium Atelier Collections, Solos is the perfect embodiment of the company’s new…

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    Live roundtable: a personal approach to surface design

    Live roundtable: a personal approach to surface design In Hotel Designs’ second roundtable in association with Arte, Editor Hamish Kilburn gathers a handful of leading interior designers to discuss surface design beyond today’s trends… A lot has changed since Hotel Designs was last in the Arte showroom at Design Centre Chelsea Harbour. Putting shifting trends, lifestyle evolutions and pandemics aside,…

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    In conversation with: AXOR on wellness in the bathroom

    In conversation with: AXOR on wellness in the bathroom To really understand whether bathroom design will flow with or push against some of the mega trends around wellness, Hotel Designs caught up with Jay Phillips, Managing Director at Hansgrohe UK, Managing Director UK & Ireland… Conversations at Hotel Interiors Experience (HIX) last year saw views on bathroom design move to…

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    That philoxenia feeling: checking in to xenodocheio Milos

    That philoxenia feeling: checking in to xenodocheio Milos xenodocheio Milos has opened as the first luxury boutique hotel falling under the banner of renowned Greek restaurant, estiatorio Milos. The 43-key hotel, in the centre of Athens, has taken the brand’s baton as it prepares to carry the inspiring Milos story into its next chapter… You cannot escape history when in…

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    Episode 16: Fluid architecture (Ed Murray)

    Episode 16: Fluid architecture (Ed Murray) In episode 16 of DESIGN POD, in association with Minotti London, architect Ed Murray joins the sofa discuss sustainability in architecture and fluid, cohesive design schemes… Ed Murray, who last year was listed as one of the top 25 architects in Britain, is an accomplished associate and architect who has led a wide range…

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    Inside W Algarve, designed by AB Concept

    Inside W Algarve, designed by AB Concept It’s ‘firsts’ all round on this project. W Hotels takes its distinctive energy to Portugal for the first time, while it marks the completion of design studio AB Concept‘s first full hotel and residences project in Europe. We took a closer look inside… Located on the sun-drenched shores of the Algarve, where jagged…

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    First look at the cafe-inspired Vision Stage for HRC 2022

    First look at the cafe-inspired Vision Stage for HRC 2022 Harp Design has unveiled its ‘immersive cafe’ design for the Vision Stage for Hotel, Restaurant & Catering 2022, which will host a number of panel discussions between March 21 – 23 at ExCel London… Ahead of Hotel, Catering and Restaurant 2022 (HRC), Harp Design has unveiled this year’s Vision Stage,…

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    Virtual roundtable: bathroom design within heritage buildings

    Virtual roundtable: bathroom design within heritage buildings With an increased emphasis being put on bathroom design to differentiate and add personality to a project, Hotel Designs in association with Schlüter-Systems, invited a panel of designers and architects to explore innovation in the realm of bathroom design when working within the constraints of heritage buildings… Bathroom design is fast becoming the…

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    Why architectural ironmongery is key to successful hotel design

    Why architectural ironmongery is key to successful hotel design The individual components of a hotel are cherry picked to strike the perfect balance between aesthetic and functionality. To achieve this, architectural ironmongery is crucial, says Paul Smith, Head of Specification Sales at Häfele UK… As hotel design projects progress, budget limitations sometimes mean the teams have to swap the originally…

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    Unveiled: The Brit List Architects of 2021

    Unveiled: The Brit List Architects of 2021 Following hot on the heels of this year’s designers who made the list, it’s now time to shine the spotlight on the 25 architects who were profiled in The Brit List 2021, which was unveiled in style at The Brit List Awards 2021… After a year full of rethinking and recalibration in the…

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    Live from HIX: Arte unveils L’Invite collection of wallcoverings

    Live from HIX: Arte unveils L’Invite collection of wallcoverings Inspired by the world of French Haute Couture and fashion, L’invite is the latest collection from Arte. From Greek scenes to French Toile de Jouy, these elegant new additions to the brand’s portfolio, on display on stand 58 caught our attention. Pauline Brettell went over to have a closer look… L’invite…

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    NEWH UK Chapter honours design excellence at TopID Awards 2021

    NEWH UK Chapter honours design excellence at TopID Awards 2021 Starved of live events and face-to-face networking, the British design community gathered on October 20 at Roca London Gallery in Chelsea for the 2021 TopID Awards, powered by NEWH UK Chapter. “Drum roll please – and the winners are”… As the seasons change and a new year approaches, it is…

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    Industry insight: Best hotel flooring options

    Industry insight: Best hotel flooring options With hotels expecting to stand the test of time, in function as well as aesthetics, choosing the right flooring for each area is integral. Luxury Flooring are on hand to offer a guiding light on which materials work best… What is the first thing you notice when you arrive at your hotel? Is it…

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    Case study: Designing unique bathroom solutions inside Copenhagen hotel

    Case study: Designing unique bathroom solutions inside Copenhagen hotel Bathroom brand Unidrain came up with innovative solutions to future-proof a four-star hotel in Copenhagen’s bathrooms… The majority of the globetrotting visitors to the four-star Admiral Hotel in Copenhagen have little or no knowledge of its extremely colourful history. Originally built in 1787 as a warehouse by Danish companies involved in…

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    Rock Galpin: “My new furniture collection is like a human hug”

    Rock Galpin: “My new furniture collection is like a human hug” A few years and a pandemic after editor Hamish Kilburn first put forward Rock Galpin as the designer that furniture brand Morgan should work with next, the collaboration has reached a milestone with the unveiling of the Lugano Collection. Ahead of its official reveal this week, Kilburn exclusively caught…

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    Product watch: Here’s what’s new from Arte

    Product watch: Here’s what’s new from Arte In order to kickstart this month’s editorial spotlight on wallcoverings, Hotel Designs is taking a closer look at Arte’s collections that have launched over the summer… Arte is known for creating outrageously creative – and magnificent – wallcoverings. Since building its foundations in 1981, the brand can be found adorning the walls of…

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    Lighting case study: Gazprom’s new HQ in St Petersburg

    Lighting case study: Gazprom’s new HQ in St Petersburg Following the brand participating as a Product Watch Pitch Partner at Hotel Designs LIVE in February – and while we are gearing up for the next virtual event – Inspired By Design shares how it put forward lighting solutions for a challenging brief in St Petersburg… Lighting design studio Inspired By…

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    The Industrialist Hotel, sheltered inside a 1902 skyscraper in Pittsburgh

    The Industrialist Hotel, sheltered inside a 1902 skyscraper in Pittsburgh The 124-key Industrialist Hotel, Autograph Collection, located in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh, gives the storied Arrott Building that was built in 1902 a new lease of life. Sensitively designed by Stonehill Taylor, the hotel’s interiors reference the thriving history of the city’s past with themes related to the city’s…

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    Inside Viceroy Kopaonik Serbia, the brand’s debut hotel in Europe

    Inside Viceroy Kopaonik Serbia, the brand’s debut hotel in Europe Arriving on the European hospitality scene for the first time, Viceroy Hotels & Resorts has just opened the 119-key Viceroy Kopaonik Serbia, a luxe mountain resort rich in culture, natural beauty and boundless adventure. Let’s take a look inside… Kopaonik , which translates to “Mountain of the Sun”  is a…

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    Rosewood Hotel Group launches ‘new breed’ of private members’ clubs

    Rosewood Hotel Group launches ‘new breed’ of private members’ clubs Rosewood Hotel Group, which has been loudly expanding its global portfolio during the pandemic period with hotel development in destinations such as Rome, Amsterdam, London and most recently Mexico City, has just changed the narrative once more by announcing the opening of Carlyle & Co., a landmark private members’ club…

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    Modieus

    Modieus is Dutch for fashionable, which is a fitting name for a company that is driven by creativity and dedicated to supplying the most stylish commercial flooring in the market. Image credit: Hayman Island / Modieus Established in 2015, founder, Xander Okhuizen has assembled an expert team to deliver unrivalled commercial flooring solutions. Backed by an extensive global network, Modieus…

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    How designers can create comfort through flooring

    How designers can create comfort through flooring “For hotel interiors, the Covid-19 pandemic will leave a lasting impression on design, as specifiers look to surfaces and flooring to create a comfortable, safe space for guests,” says Sarah Thorpe, Amtico’s hotel specialist… When you walk into a hotel, your eyes are quickly drawn to the different design elements; a contemporary piece…

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    In Conversation With: Lucienne Walpole, Vice President, SB Architects

    In Conversation With: Lucienne Walpole, Vice President, SB Architects SB Architects recently appointed Lucienne Walpole as the firm’s new Vice President. Following Walpole’s participation in Hotel Designs LIVE conference, editor Hamish Kilburn caught up with the architect to learn more… Since joining SB Architects in 2007, Lucienne Walpole has played a valuable role on the design team for a number…

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    Architecture trends for 2021 & beyond

    Architecture trends for 2021 & beyond To cut through the noise of emerging architecture trends, we hear from architecture firm SB Architect’s President and Principal, Scott Lee, and Senior Vice President and Principal, Bruce Wright… Last week, we published our close look at surface trends, where it was concluded that strict pre-pandemic industry standards mean that hospitality design is “well-placed…

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    Sneak peek inside The Residences, Dorchester Collection, Dubai

    Sneak peek inside The Residences, Dorchester Collection, Dubai The opening of the 32-storey glass-facade building, which is being described as ‘a landmark of opulence’ in Dubai, will mark the Dorchester Collection’s entrance into the Middle East. Here’s a sneak peek inside the luxury address… Developed by OMNIYAT, which is one of the most recognised property developers in the Middle East,…

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    Product watch: Focus launches the gas Gyrofocus

    Product watch: Focus launches the gas Gyrofocus Focus has launched the world’s first pivoting gas fire, the gas Gyrofocus – a new patented global innovation with design meeting environmental standards – once again shaking up established codes… Fireplace brand Focus, which was recently Highly Commended in The Eco Award category at The Brit List Awards 2020, has reinvented replace technology…

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    #3 Biophilic design 2.0 – from living walls to living hotels

    #3 Biophilic design 2.0 – from living walls to living hotels For article three in the Hotel Designs LAB series, Hotel Designs and Arigami explore wellbeing through the lens of biophilic design. Founder of Arigami Ari Peralta and editor Hamish Kilburn compile the thoughts of biophilic design expert Oliver Heath and environmental psychology researcher Nigel Oseland to explore the science…

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    Confessions of a lighting designer – what is lighting design?

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