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Rosewood Hotels to arrive in Rome in 2023

Rosewood Hotels to arrive in Rome in 2023 Rosewood Hotels has announced that it will open a 157-key luxury hotel in Rome in 2023, which will become the brand’s 11th property in Europe. Here’s what we know…  Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, a global leader in luxury travel and lifestyle experiences, has been appointed by real estate firm Antirion SGR to…

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Rosewood Hotels & Resorts to manage Le Guanahani St. Barth

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts to manage Le Guanahani St. Barth The iconic Caribbean resort on St. Barth will reveal a comprehensive refurbishment under the Rosewood flag, which is expected to be completed and revealed in Spring 2021… Rosewood Hotels & Resorts will manage St. Barth’s renowned retreat, Le Guanahani, which is set to reopen in Spring 2021 following an extensive…

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Rosewood Hotels arrives in Hong Kong

A new global icon for Rosewood Hotels & Resorts is established at the most distinguished address in its home city of Hong Kong… Rosewood Hong Kong has opened as a magnificent new ultra-luxury property in the heart of the Victoria Dockside district on the shores of Victoria Harbour. Situated on one of Hong Kong’s most significant waterfront locations in Tsim Sha Tsui – Kowloon’s dynamic, culturally compelling heart – the property…

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Rosewood Hotels & Resorts to open first hotel in Houston

Houston continues to be an area of interest as Rosewood Hotels & Resorts announces plans to open Rosewood Houston… Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has been selected by McNair Interests to manage a new, ultra-luxury hotel in Houston. Set to open in 2023 in the city’s Uptown District, the hotel will be Rosewood’s second in Texas and their ninth in the…

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Rosewood Hotels & Resorts announces Rosewood Hotel Georgia

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has announced that Delta Group has chosen it to manage Hotel Georgia in Vancouver, Canada.The hotel is now known as Rosewood Hotel Georgia and is currently undergoing a full restoration and is scheduled to reopen in early 2011. The property will feature 154 guest rooms and a separate 48-storey residential tower to be completed in 2012.…

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Weekly briefing: Nobu exclusive, Rosewood footprints & sustainability explored

Weekly briefing: Nobu exclusive, Rosewood footprints & sustainability explored Editor Hamish Kilburn here with your weekly briefing. This week’s round-up includes an exclusive lighting feature, details about Rosewood’s second hotel in London and how to watch out latest panel discussion on sustainability beneath the surface… 2021 is shaping up to be an extremely exciting year on the hotel design front.…

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The Chancery Rosewood, arriving in London in 2024

The Chancery Rosewood, arriving in London in 2024 Renowned developer Qatari Diar Europe has revealed that the former US Embassy, 30 Grosvenor Square in London, will be named The Chancery Rosewood. Here’s what we know… Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, which currently manages 27 luxury properties in 16 countries with a further 21 hotels under development, has announced that its second…

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Rosewood brand to arrive in Amsterdam in 2023

Rosewood brand to arrive in Amsterdam in 2023 Rosewood Amsterdam will open in 2023 as the ‘ultra-luxury’ group’s 11th property in Europe and first soiree in the Netherlands… Following several development growth announcements, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has announced that it will open a property in 2023. The hotel group, which has recently announced entrance strategies in destinations such as…

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Rosewood announces new hotel in Shanghai

Rosewood announces new hotel in Shanghai Shanghai is a strategic addition to the Rosewood Hotels & Resorts brand, expanding its footprint in Asia. Rosewood Shanghai will join nine properties in operation and six in development across the continent… Following recent announcements from the luxury brand to open hotels in St Barths, Madrid and Sardinia, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has been…

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Rosewood to arrive in Sardinia

Rosewood to arrive in Sardinia The ultra-luxury property in Sardinia is to shelter Rosewood Hotels & Resorts’ debut island resort in Italy… With recent announcements stating that the brand is preparing its arrivals in Madrid and St Barths – and now Sardinia – it’s safe to say that Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has embarked on a new chapter of luxury…

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Rosewood brand to arrive in Spain in 2021 as part of European expansion

Rosewood brand to arrive in Spain in 2021 as part of European expansion The iconic Hotel Villa Magna in Madrid is, in 2021, to become the first hotel in Spain to operate under Rosewood Hotels & Resorts… Following the group’s recent announcement to take over Le Guanahani in St. Barth, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has been selected by RLH Properties…

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Rosewood launches relief to support communities during pandemic

Rosewood launches relief to support communities during pandemic The luxury hotel group has launched Rosewood Raise, a relief initiative to support associates and communities that have been affected by COVID–19… Rosewood Hotel Group has launched Rosewood Raise, a comprehensive relief initiative developed in support of the Group’s associates who have been impacted by the COVID-19, as well as the communities…

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Rosewood Little Dix Bay opens in Caribbean after 4-year closure

Rosewood Little Dix Bay opens in Caribbean after 4-year closure British Virgin Islands’ Rosewood Little Dix Bay, which suffered major structural damage from Hurricane Irma in 2017, has reopened in the Caribbean for the first time in four years…  After much anticipation among luxury travellers, the legend that is Rosewood Little Dix Bay returns to the Caribbean and the BVIs,…

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Rosewood Washington D.C. reopens with new F&B and public areas

Rosewood Washington D.C. reopens with new F&B and public areas Rosewood Washington D.C., which is widely regarded as Georgetown’s leading luxury hotels, has reopened with new distinct dining concepts, including a new rooftop lounge, CUT Above… With interiors led by Jacques Garcia, Rosewood Washington D.C. has reopened its doors to unveil a new public area and F&B spaces. Instilling a sense of…

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Rosewood to open luxury hotel in Ningbo

Rosewood to open luxury hotel in Ningbo Rosewood has unveiled drawings for a new luxury hotel in Ningbo, China, which is slated to open in 2024… Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has announced that it will continue to strengthen its presence in China with the opening of Rosewood Ningbo in 2024. The latest project adds to Rosewood’s growing pipeline in China’s…

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Rosewood’s lifestyle brand, Penta, makes comeback in Russia

Pentahotel Moscow, Arbat unfolds a new neighbourhood lifestyle hotel category and opens as the brand’s first step into Russia… Penta, the neighbourhood lifestyle brand under Rosewood Hotel Group, is back in Moscow after 20 years. Formerly operating as the ‘Moscow Olympic Penta Hotel’ under different ownership, the property had closed its doors in the late ‘90s, only for the brand to…

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The interior designer behind Rosewood Bangkok

HD The interior designer behind Rosewood Bangkok As its highly anticipated opening is imminently on the horizon, the Rosewood Bangkok’s interior design story is one yet to be unveiled in detail. Editor Hamish Kilburn caught up with interior designer Celia Chu to establish the narrative told within the walls of the soon-to-open 159-key luxury hotel… The interior designer Celia Chu…

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Rosewood Baha Mar, inspired by the warmth and elegance of The Bahamas

The design for the brand-new Rosewood Baha Mar creates a luxurious yet intimate atmosphere that invites guests to feel immediately relaxed… Following Rosewood Hotels & Resort’s A Sense of Place philosophy, the entire resort was designed by renowned design studio Wimberly Interiors to create a sense of community, inviting conversation among new and old friends, and feel chic, elegant and…

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Rosewood Phuket – immersive design by Bar Studio

Within a jungle forest on the shoreline of the Andaman Sea, Rosewood Phuket captures the essence of the island’s spirit, culture and environment, with a design inspired by the concept of a luxurious beach residence. Renowned Melbourne-based design firm BAR Studio seamlessly blended contemporary aesthetics with the tropical surrounds to celebrate a connection between landscape, light and views. Rosewood Phuket…

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Pentahotels launches global brand refresh

Pentahotels, the neighbourhood lifestyle hotel group, has revealed its new brand message – “We don’t do normal” – introducing a fresh vision within the traditional hospitality industry, as the brand gears up for ambitious expansion plans in new premium destinations worldwide. Expansion will begin with its second pentahotel in Hong Kong opening this week and the brand’s first hotel in…

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Introducing Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel – Paris

Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel re-opens after undergoing an extensive four-year restoration. Dating back to the 18th century, this historic treasure is decidedly reborn as a luxury hotel for 21st century travellers. Located in the heart of Paris at 10 Place de la Concorde, Hôtel de Crillon’s past provides a rich backdrop for its modern-day story. During the hotel’s…

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Rosewood London wins ‘Hotel of Year’ at Catey Awards

Rosewood London is delighted to announce that the hotel has been named ‘Hotel of the Year’ in the Group category at the industry’s most prestigious awards, The Catey Awards 2017. Running for the 34th year, The Catey Awards recognise the strongest performers, latest emerging brands and highest flyers in the sector, as determined by the industry itself. The winners were…

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Rosewood submits plan, drawings for new £75m Edinburgh boutique hotel

The identity of the operator has been revealed for the proposed boutique hotel project at the former Royal High School in Edinburgh.Rosewood Hotels and Resorts, which operates The Carlyle Hotel in New York and Rosewood Hotels in London and Beijing, has been selected to head up the £75 million project and plans have been submitted to the city council. Plans…

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Vancouver’s Rosewood Hotel Georgia Announces Legendary Opening Date…

In honour of its vibrant history deeply intertwined with that of Vancouver itself, Rosewood Hotel Georgia will officially open its doors on Saturday May 7th 2011, exactly 84 years to the day that the hotel first opened its doors in 1927. Originally opened in the decadent 1920’s, the hotel came to be known as Vancouver’s most elegant retreat, attracting Royalty…

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Rosewood Mansion unveils new renovations

Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek has debuted a dramatically redesigned property in celebration of its 30th anniversairy.The hotel’s 143 newly appointed rooms and suites and restyled lobby have been unveiled this month and feature a collaborative effort of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts and San Francisco-based design firm BAMO. Rosewood Mansion, managing director, Duncan Graham said: “As the only Five Star,…

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Weekly briefing: insane hotel concepts, sustainability answers & Ace arrivals

Weekly briefing: insane hotel concepts, sustainability answers & Ace arrivals Good afternoon and welcome to this Friday’s briefing, with me, editor Hamish Kilburn. In this round-up we take a look at the hottest hotel design stories that have been published over the last five days… It hasn’t been the easiest of starts to the year – today the UK hospitality…

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Hottest hotel openings arriving in 2021 (Q3 & Q4)

Hottest hotel openings arriving in 2021 (Q3 & Q4) Dubbed ‘The Hot List’ by our readers, we start every year as mean to go on; with a positive mindset to get ahead of the curve to reveal what we believe will be the hottest hotel openings of 2021. Following on from part one, which was published last week, here are…

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In Conversation With: Hamish Brown, Partner at 1508 London

In Conversation With: Hamish Brown, Partner at 1508 London Following some major global project wins, 1508 London’s entrance into hospitality was one that was led by a burning desire to reference local culture, unique design and organic materials in a new generation of luxury hotels. Editor Hamish Kilburn joins one of the firm’s Partner, Hamish Brown, in the London-based studio…

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7 savage hotel construction projects on the boards

7 savage hotel construction projects on the boards To celebrate ‘Architecture & Construction’ firmly being in the spotlight this month, the editorial team at Hotel Designs have identified some of the industry’s most ambitious hotel projects that are expected to open in the next few years…  The hotel industry is booming, is the verdict from the data analysts at STR…

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Most anticipated hotel openings in 2020 (Q3 & Q4)

Most anticipated hotel openings in 2020 (Q3 & Q4) Hotel Designs continues to glance at some of the most significant hotel projects that are expected to complete in the next 12 months (edited by Hamish Kilburn)… According to the latest findings by Top Hotel Projects, a whopping 50,000 new rooms are expected to open in January alone of this year.…

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Most anticipated hotel openings in 2020 (Q1 & Q2)

Most anticipated hotel openings in 2020 (Q1 & Q2) Kickstarting 2020, Hotel Designs takes a glance at some of the most significant hotel projects that are expected to complete in the next 12 months (edited by Hamish Kilburn)… If 2019 was anything to go by, then the next 12 months on the international hotel design and hospitality scene is going…

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Top 5 stories of the week

HD Top 5 stories of the week From an ibis insight to the three-year growth strategy for Marriott International, Hotel Designs has published some pretty juicy stories over the past five days. Editor Hamish Kilburn breaks down the headline-grabbers as he selects the top five stories of the week…  I feel as if we are almost bidding farewell to an old…

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Is this hotel California’s most luxurious beachside retreat?

Rosewood Miramar Beach has opened as the first ultra-luxury beachside resort in Southern California to offer guestrooms set directly over the sand… Located in Santa Barbara’s picturesque Montecito community, Miramar, meaning ‘to behold the sea,’ Rosewood Miramar Beach has opened. Taking its name from its remarkable location on one of the most beautiful and pristine beaches in California, a fitting setting for Rosewood’s first property in Southern California, the hotel shelters 124…

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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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The Brit List 2018: Five places remain

Just five places remain for The Brit List 2018, taking place tomorrow at BEAT London… There are just five places left to be claimed for The Brit List 2018. With just one day remaining until The Brit List 2018 is unveiled – and the winners of the six newly launched events are announced – time for designers, hoteliers, architects and key-industry suppliers to…

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The Brit List 2018: Three days to go

Time is running out in order to claim your ticket to what is being billed as ‘the after party of show season 2018’… With just three days until The Brit List 2018 is unveiled – and the winners of the six newly launched events are announced – time for designers, hoteliers, architects and key-industry suppliers to purchase their tickets to meet up with…

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The Brit List 2018: Days to go

There are now just four days left for interior designers, hoteliers, architects and key-industry suppliers to claim their tickets to one of the most anticipated hotel design awards events of the year…  With just four days until The Brit List 2018 is unveiled – and the winners of the six newly launched events are announced – time for designers, hoteliers, architects and…

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THE BRIT LIST 2018: One week to go

In seven days time, the UK’s leading designers, hoteliers and architects will gather at BEAT London for what is being dubbed the ‘after-party of Show Season 2018 for a networking event like no other… With just seven days until The Brit List 2018 is unveiled and the winners of the six newly launched events are announced, time for designers, hoteliers,…

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New award sponsor announced for The Brit List 2018

Hotel Designs welcomes flooring manufacturer Tarkett as an award sponsor to the Brit List 2018, which takes place on November 22 at BEAT London… As the industry prepares to celebrate the leading British influencers in hotels, interior design and architecture, Hotel Designs is proud to welcome the flooring experts Tarkett, which will sponsor the Inspiration in Design – Interior Designer…

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Seven minutes with Fiona Thompson, Principal of Richmond International

Hotel Designs editor Hamish Kilburn caught up with Richmond International’s award-winning designer, and this year’s headline speaker at Meet Up North, Fiona Thompson, to find out how technology is influencing modern hotel design… As we sit down to discuss what’s happened in the last three years, I am reminded of how much travelling is actually required to being the Principal…

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Soho House: A sneak peek of upcoming openings

Soho House: A sneak peek of upcoming openings Soho House, which shelters members-only Houses targeted towards ‘creative souls, has unveiled renders and details of projects that are expected to open this year. Editor Hamish Kilburn explores… Following a challenging year for all sectors in hospitality, Soho House, which was founded in 1995 by Nick Jones, has emerged from the pandemic…

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Weekly briefing: Award winners, design trends and a new Nobu

Weekly briefing: Award winners, design trends and a new Nobu In the same week Hotel Designs LIVE flooded the industry with four panel discussions on meaningful topics, Hotel Designs published breaking news stories from brands such as Accor, Nobu Hospitality and Hyatt. In addition, we caught up with a few leading designers to make sense of design trends in 2021. Editor…

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Adaptation is the design trend to celebrate in 2021

Adaptation is the design trend to celebrate in 2021 Hotel Designs goes behind the scenes of one of the leading design firms, Wimberly Interiors, to understand what hotel designers are expecting to be the major design trends of 2021… Since 2021 started, we have deliberately put an emphasis on trends – from surface design trends to architecture trends and recently…

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Meet The Brit List Hoteliers of 2020

Meet The Brit List Hoteliers of 2020 Each year, Hotel Designs unveils The Brit List, a publication that lists the top 25 designers, top 25 architects and top 25 hoteliers who are operating in Britain. Following the official unveiling of The List at this year’s virtual award ceremony, please meet The Brit List Hoteliers of 2020… For more than four years now, The…

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Meet The Brit List Architects of 2020

Meet The Brit List Architects of 2020 Each year, Hotel Designs unveils The Brit List, a publication that lists the top 25 designers, top 25 architects and top 25 hoteliers who are operating in Britain. Following the official unveiling of The List at this year’s virtual award ceremony, please meet The Brit List Architects of 2020… For more than four years now, The…

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Meet The Brit List Designers of 2020

Meet The Brit List Designers of 2020 Each year, Hotel Designs unveils The Brit List, a publication that lists the top 25 designers, top 25 architects and top 25 hoteliers who are operating in Britain. Following the official unveiling of The List at this year’s virtual award ceremony, please meet The Brit List Designers of 2020… For more than four…

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In the HIX seat: is London still a design & hospitality hub?

In the HIX seat: is London still a design & hospitality hub? London is the theme of Joel Butler’s second column for Hotel Designs, as we ask the co-founder of HIX Event to use pedal power to explore the current hospitality and design scene in the big city… “Maybe it’s because I’m a Londoner, that I love London town!” The…

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The Dorchester, where style will always conquer over fashion

The Dorchester, where style will always conquer over fashion The new challenge for traditional luxury hotels in London – aside from navigating the obvious pandemic – is confronting the demand for a new era of contemporary luxury hotels. Editor Hamish Kilburn checks in to one of Mayfair’s finest establishments, The Dorchester, to understand the power of style over fashion in…

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How luxury hospitality designers are adapting to the ‘new normal’

How luxury hospitality designers are adapting to the ‘new normal’ To cut through the noise, Hotel Designs has teamed up with J Public Relations to ask how designers Rosendale Design, Nicola Harding, Goddard Littlefair and David Collins Studio are adapting to meet new demands from travellers. Editor Hamish Kilburn writes… One thing that has become apparent as we stand in…

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The Brit List Awards 2020: Shortlist announced

The Brit List Awards 2020: Shortlist announced The shortlist for The Brit List Awards 2020 has been announced, with more than 120 individuals and projects selected across eight categories… Known as the industry’s most widespread search to identify the leading designers, architects, hoteliers and suppliers, The Brit List Awards 2020 has unveiled this year’s shortlist. The finalists, listed below, have…

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TOTO

Japanese bathroom company TOTO focuses on people and their wellbeing, developing products that combine modern design and technological expertise. TOTO’s technologies are perfected over decades and incorporated into its innovative products in an understated, easy-to-use way. Established in Kitakyushu, Japan in 1917, TOTO has been developing, producing and marketing its high-end bathroom concepts for the European market since 2009. Image…

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VIRTUAL ROUNDTABLE: COVID–19’s impact on hospitality and hotel design

VIRTUAL ROUNDTABLE: COVID–19’s impact on hospitality and hotel design To understand the long-term impact COVID–19 will have on the hospitality and hotel design industry, editor Hamish Kilburn asked a handful of leading designers, architects and hoteliers to remotely partake in Hotel Designs’ debut virtual roundtable… Meet the panel Hamish Kilburn, editor, Hotel Designs Fiona Thompson, Principal, Richmond International Michael Bonsor,…

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Bill Bensley launches ‘Sensible Sustainability Solutions’ White Paper

Bill Bensley launches ‘Sensible Sustainability Solutions’ White Paper Why? Because thinking about sustainability is the right thing to do… Last year, Hotel Designs put sustainability and designing conscious spaces at the root of many of its editorial and feature concepts, including speaking on the topic at the Indepdnenet Hotel Hotel London where editor Hamish Kilburn unveiled new research on consumer demands…

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Editor Checks In: Embracing meaningful trends

Editor Checks In: Embracing meaningful trends Following a colourful year in the hot seat at Hotel Designs, editor Hamish Kilburn looks ahead to a more meaningful future of interior design moments and trends as he gives his thoughts on Pantone’s Colour of the Year, Classic Blue… If I have learned anything in 2019 from listening to the leading designers, architects, hoteliers and…

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The Brit List Hoteliers of 2019 (Part one)

The Brit List Hoteliers of 2019 (Part one) 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 Hoteliers 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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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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Sneak peek into The Brit List Awards 2019

Sneak peek into The Brit List Awards 2019 With hours until the industry gathers at Patch East London for The Brit List Awards 2019, Hotel Designs takes a look inside the venue that will shelter this year’s awards ceremony. Editor Hamish Kilburn writes…  For those of you who are unfamiliar of Hotel Designs, we like to do things differently. With…

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The Brit List Awards 2019 becomes sold-out event

The Brit List Awards 2019 becomes sold-out event With less than three weeks to go until Hotel Designs’ premium annual award ceremony, The Brit List Awards 2019 becomes a sold-out event…  Following unprecedented demand, The Brit List Awards 2019, which takes place on November 21 at Patch East London, is now sold out. The event, which is Hotel Designs’ annual award…

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The Brit List 2019 secures Videography Partner for ceremony

The Brit List 2019 secures Videography Partner for ceremony Just weeks ahead of Hotel Designs’ annual award ceremony, The Brit List Awards 2019 secures SYS Visuals as its official Videography Partner…  Known for its exceptional 360-degrees video interviews, SYS Visuals has teamed up with The Brit List 2019 to shoot the winners’ interviews at the award ceremony, which takes place…

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One month until The Brit List Awards 2019

One month until The Brit List Awards 2019 Calling all hotel designers, architects, hoteliers, developers and suppliers: Tickets are selling out fast for The Brit List Awards 2019, which is just one month away…  There is just one month to go until Hotel Designs announces the winners of The Brit List 2019. The awards, which will be sheltered at Patch…

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Leading designers, architects and hoteliers to attend The Brit List Awards 2019

Leading designers, architects and hoteliers to attend The Brit List Awards 2019 Here are some of the leading names that have confirmed to attend Hotel Designs annual award ceremony, The Brit List Awards 2019… It’s been just seven days since Hotel Designs officially unveiled the shortlisted finalists for The Brit List 2019, and already design directors, principals and hoteliers from the…

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The Brit List 2019: Shortlist unveiled

The Brit List 2019: Shortlist unveiled The shortlisted finalists for The Brit List 2019, who are considered to be the leading interior designers, architects and hoteliers operating in Britain today, have been announced. The annual award ceremony will take place on November 21 at Patch East London (tickets available here)… The wait is over. Hotel Designs has exclusively published the shortlist for The Brit List…

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Aman announces its debut in Bangkok

Aman announces its debut in Bangkok Slated to open in 2022, the luxury hotel will be Aman’s debut hotel in Bangkok, and second property in Thailand, further proving that the region is a design and hotel development hotspot…  Luxury hotel brand Aman, which has grown to encompass 38 hotels in 22 destinations around the world, has signed a long-term partnership…

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7 unconventional hotel lobby designs

7 unconventional hotel lobby designs To launch this month’s spotlight on Lobby Design, Hotel Designs’ editorial team has scoured the globe to identify some of the world’s most unconventional – and most fascinating – hotel lobbies…  A first impression is a lasting impression, especially when it comes to checking in to the modern-day hotel. And considering it takes the average…

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SPOTLIGHT ON: September’s features announced

SPOTLIGHT ON: September’s features announced Hotel Designs has officially dropped its September editorial features, which are Lobby Design and Furniture…  Inspired largely by the upcoming London Design Festival (LDF), Hotel Designs’ September features will delve into two areas are arguably mostly influenced by the social changes and trends in hotel design. In addition to attending the capital’s celebration of design, the…

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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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5 awe-inspiring hotel architecture projects currently on the boards

HD 5 awe-inspiring hotel architecture projects currently on the boards To kickstart our month shining the spotlight on architecture and construction, Hotel Designs highlights five groundbreaking projects that are currently in planning…  Long before the Burj Al Arab made its magnificent entrance onto the shores of Dubai in 1999, architects have competed with one another to break into the clouds of possibilities…

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The Brit List 2018: Architect profiles

In the coming weeks, Hotel Designs will be profiling the 75 finalists in the Hotel Designs Brit List 2018. We continue with profiling our 25 winning architects in alphabetical order… This year’s The Brit List 2018 concluded on November 22, when leading designers, hoteliers and architects gathered at BEAT London to find out which of them made it on to this year’s The…

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The Brit List 2018 – hotelier profiles

In the coming weeks, Hotel Designs will be profiling the 75 finalists in the Hotel Designs Brit List 2018. We continue with profiling our winning hoteliers in alphabetical order… This year’s The Brit List 2018 concluded on November 22, when leading designers, hoteliers and architects gathered at BEAT London to find out which of them made it on to this year’s The Brit List…

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BRIT LIST 2018: Charles Leon confirmed as headline speaker

Hotel Designs has confirmed that architect and Past President of the British Institute of Interior Design, Charles Leon, will be a headline speaker at The Brit List 2018… Architect and Past President of the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) Charles Leon has been confirmed as a headline speaker for this year’s Brit List 2018, taking place on November 22…

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Brit List 2018: Leading designers, hoteliers and architects confirmed to attend

With The Brit List 2018 fast approaching, leading industry names have confirmed their attendance to help Hotel Designs celebrate the top 75 influencers British in international hotel design and hospitality… Rosewood London, HBA London, RPW Design, WATG, Wimberly Interiors, Gleneagles, EPR Architects, Bespoke Hotels and The Mandrake are among the brands that have confirmed their attendance The Brit List 2018.…

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Brit List 2018 long list announced

This year’s Brit List has officially announced the 2018 long list as it heads towards the final straight to finding Britain’s top interior designers, hoteliers and architects… Hotel Designs has announced the long-listed interior designers, hoteliers and architects that are all in with a chance of making it into The Brit List 2018. The long-listed finalists will be invited to BEAT London on November 22 when The Brit List 2018 will…

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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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Bill Bensley, designer of sustainable resorts: “Luxury is dead”

The first thing visitors see on Bill Bensley’s website is the word disruption in block caps. The word is scrawled over a photograph of two people in a taxidermy shop. One is surreptitiously singing into a vintage microphone, while the other looks on, anguished, and a dog looks away. Welcome to the mad design world of Bill Bensley, designer of…

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Jumby Bay Island Resort to open in October

Oetker Collection has announced Jumby Bay Island as the next masterpiece property in the hospitality brand’s portfolio. The 300-acre private island resort, located two miles from Antigua, is slated to open on October 9 for the 2017/18 season. As the new operator of Jumby Bay, Oetker Collection will manage the island’s resort, as well as villa and estate home rentals.…

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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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StepStone Hospitality expands with Hilton Cincinnati Netherlands Plaza

StepStone Hospitality, a premier hotel management company specialising in hotel, restaurant and renovation management, has announced the addition of the 561-guestroom, including 73 suites, Hilton Cincinnati Netherlands Plaza, bringing its third-party management portfolio to 17 hotels. Located one block from the Duke Energy Convention Center at 35 West Fifth Street, the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza is a charter member of…

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Hotel Viu Milan opens in Porta Volta

Taking centre stage in Milan’s hip Porta Volta neighbourhood with its stunning glass façade framed with lush vertical gardens, Hotel Viu Milan is rewriting the rule book on how to make an entrance in Italy’s capital of cool. Opening March 2017, the 124-room Design Hotels member is surrounded by an exquisite cross section of Milanese culture: from centuries-old historical monuments…

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COMPANY PROFILE: Dernier & Hamlyn

In this day and age of mass production and mass consumption, it is always a satisfying to find good craftsmanship, skilled work and years of experience combining – something Hotel Designs had the pleasure of witnessing during a recent tour of Dernier & Hamlyn’s factory in Croydon. To look from the outside, you would be hard-pressed to remember that the…

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Q&A: Dennis Irvine – Estate House, Jumby Bay Resort

Recently at the Rosewood Hotel in London – a world away from the shimmering blue waters and picture-perfect beaches of the Caribbean – Hotel Designs attended a press preview of the work being carried out at the Estate House; the signature bar and restaurant of the Jumby Bay Rosewood Resort, a stunning luxury retreat set on its own 300-acre private…

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Sneak Peek: Newly refurbished Peninsula Hotel, Beijing

The newly unveiled renovation of The Peninsula Beijing marks the latest chapter in The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels’ (HSH) long tradition of hospitality excellence in China. With a front row seat in the capital city, HSH’s hotels have witnessed the remarkable transition of China into an economic superpower. Located in central Beijing, just a short walk from Tiananmen Square and…

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A New Chapter Begins at the Royal Evian on 2nd July

Built in 1907, and referred to in its day as the “most beautiful hotel in the world”, the Royal continues its journey and keeps its legacy alive. After three years of works, the hotel, a member of the Leading Hotels of the World, re-opens its doors on the 2nd July 2015.The refurbishment of the Hôtel Royal, entrusted to interior designer,…

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The European Hotel Design Awards Announces its 2014 Winners

The European Hotel Design Awards, which celebrate exceptional hotel design and architecture and honour the work of industry-leading architects, designers and hotel operators, has revealed its roll call of winners and commended projects. Announced on Wednesday night (26th November) at a dinner and ceremony attended by over 800 guests from across Europe, they are:Architecture – Adaptive Re-use Fontevraud L’Hôtel, France…

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Portland’s Hotel Lucia Debuts $2.3 Million Room Renovation

Bashar Wali, President of Provenance Hotels, has recently announced the completion of a major renovation of the guest room floors at Hotel Lucia in Portland. The project, at a price of more than $2.3 million, brings a brand new look and feel to the guest room corridors and 127 sleeping rooms with new furniture, lighting, drapery, and carpet in every…

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East Meets West: The Istanbul Edition – Premiering April 2011

Following the instant success of The Waikiki EDITION, new luxury lifestyle hotel brand EDITION is set to make its European debut in Istanbul, April 2011. Since opening in October 2010, The Waikiki EDITION has already received numerous accolades and has even been awarded the prestigious AAA 4-Diamond, making EDITION the first lifestyle hotel brand in Hawaii to obtain such a…

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