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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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SB Architects reaches groundbreaking moment on Utah project

SB Architects reaches groundbreaking moment on Utah project The modern ski-in, lift-out destination will welcome a new luxury development, which is slated to open in 2021… SB Architects,a full-service global architecture firm has celebrated the official groundbreaking of Pendry Hotels’ new branded residences, Pendry Residences Park City. Scheduled for completion in Winter 2021, the branded residences will bring a new height…

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SB Architects unveils seven new hospitality projects in North America and Mexico

SB Architects unveils seven new hospitality projects in North America and Mexico Architecture firm SB Architects has announced seven new hospitality projects that are opening in North America and Mexico… Full-service global architecture firm, SB Architects, has been breaking ground in hotel, residential and mixed-use design for almost 60 years, and is delighted to announce seven new hospitality projects that are opening, in…

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CASE STUDY: Designing the carpets for Tewkesbury Park

CASE STUDY: Designing the carpets for Tewkesbury Park Brintons Carpets, together with ADS design, have designed stunning, high-performance axminster carpets for independent luxury country resort, Tewkesbury Park… The resplendent 18th century manor house, Tewkesbury Park, with some later additions, sits proudly above the historic riverside town of Tewkesbury, which is famous for its battle in 1471. Over the last couple…

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Checking in to The Gainsborough Bath and Spa

Editor of Hotel Designs Hamish Kilburn checks in to the only hotel in Bath that taps into the natural thermal springs of the city, designed by the one and only Alexandra Champalimaud… “First and foremost, the location is what really sets this project apart,” says Alexandra Champalimaud who, to me, looks far too composed and relaxed for two reasons as…

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Architects given permission for 191-room hotel in The City

The City of London Corporation has recently granted planning permission to Eric Parry Architects to build a 10-storey, 191-room hotel on Holborn Viaduct at the current site of Morley House. The planning application was approved at the Corporation’s Planning and Transportation Committee and is the second hotel approved in the City this year. There are now 35 hotels in the…

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The Lanesborough, now open

ReardonSmith acted as Lead Design Consultant and Architect with responsibility for coordinating the refurbishment and remodelling of The Lanesborough. Working in close collaboration with the interior designers, Alberto Pinto agency, as well as with the specialist craftsmen and engineering consultants, ReardonSmith implemented the new design of the public areas and guestrooms so as to seamlessly integrate the operational and servicing…

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New Focus SB Smoothie® – a truly flush-mounted electrical accessory

Focus SB have launched a new and exciting electrical accessory wall mounting system that gives a truly flush-mounted electrical plate, developed in collaboration with architects and designers SHH (www.shh.co.uk).All existing UK electrical accessories which are flat or raised plates have the edge of the plate above the plaster. The precision engineered system of the Focus SB Smoothie allows the plate…

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Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff Johannesburg Heralds a New Era in South Africa’s Most Vibrant City

Twenty years after the historic first universal elections in South Africa, the country’s largest city is experiencing a rebirth as an important business centre and a cosmopolitan destination with a wealth of leisure opportunities, and the new Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff Johannesburg, opening 1 December 2014, is at the heart of it all.Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff Johannesburg is…

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Brintons supplies Four Seasons, St Petersburg

Constructed in 1817 this heritage-listed building, also known as the Lion Palace has been converted in to a luxury hotel by ReardonSmith Architects. The Lion Palace was originally an apartment building for Russian royalty which was guarded by two marble lions originally sculpted for the Medici family in Florence by Paolo Triscorni. The hotel has 183 guest rooms and 26…

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Focus SB Puts the Spark Back Into Scottish Market

Electrical accessories manufacturer Focus SB has appointed a new agent for Scotland following a significant rise in interest for its products north of the border.Angus Cartwright, Director of Cartwright Lighting Associates, used to run an electrical wholesaler until he sold it six years ago. He made a move into lighting consultancy and then started his own business, as he explains:…

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Accor opens MGallery hotel in Strasbourg

Cour du Corbeau, one of Europe’s oldest hotels, situated in France, has joined the MGallery collection.Fully renovated by architects Benoït Peaucelle from Levy-Peaucelle et Associes, the establishment in Strasbourg was originally built in 1528. Cour du Corbeau – the crow’s courtyard in French – is an important part of Strasbourg’s cultural heritage. Located down the street from Notre-Dame Cathedral, the…

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(In video) Hotel Designs LIVE: The new era of wellness

(In video) Hotel Designs LIVE: The new era of wellness The final session at Hotel Designs LIVE, which took place on February 23, focused the lens on wellness. Armed with the knowledge shared in the previous sessions, editor Hamish Kilburn invited world-renowned designers and architects to discuss how wellbeing should be sheltered in hotel design… The third Hotel Designs LIVE…

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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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International Women’s Day: Leading hospitality design figures comment

International Women’s Day: Leading hospitality design figures comment Our nod to International Women’s Day is more of a formal bow or curtsy. Editor Hamish Kilburn hears from leading female designers, hoteliers and architects about how far we have come and, crucially, how far we have still got to travel in order to operate in an equal and fair global arena……

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Last chance to sign up to Hotel Designs LIVE

Last chance to sign up to Hotel Designs LIVE Hotel Designs LIVE, the one-day virtual conference for designers, architects, hoteliers and developers, takes place on Tuesday February 23 – and it will shelter four engaging panel discussions with world-renowned hospitality and design experts… In just a couple of days Hotel Designs LIVE, which has just been shortlisted at the Digital…

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Weekly briefing: Wellness takes over, architecture trends & new podcast incoming!

Weekly briefing: Wellness takes over, architecture trends & new podcast incoming! Editor Hamish Kilburn here with your weekly briefing. It’s been another busy week on the editorial desk and there’s a a lot to get through – so let’s get started, shall we? Following last week’s story of February VIP Arrivals, in the last few days we’ve heard from a…

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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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Renders unveiled for St Regis Los Cabos

Renders unveiled for St Regis Los Cabos SB Architects and The San Francisco branch of design firm HBA has unveiled interior renders of The St. Regis Los Cabos, which will open in 2022 as the debut St. Regis hotel in Los Cabos, Mexico… The first St. Regis in Los Cabos, Mexico, the exclusive property is being designed by interior design…

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5 reasons to attend Hotel Designs LIVE in February

5 reasons to attend Hotel Designs LIVE in February Hotel Designs LIVE returns on February 23 to keep the industry connected and to serve our readers with relevant and engaging conversations that are unlike any other. With just over a month before the virtual event, editor Hamish Kilburn is here to explain to you why you should attend… Back by…

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LOCATION WATCH: Hot hotels opening soon in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico

LOCATION WATCH: Hot hotels opening soon in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico Ever since Hotel Designs started the concept-to-completion article series with SB Architects to cover the honest journey to design and build Conrad Punta Mita, Riviera Nayarit has been on our editorial team’s radar. Here editor Hamish Kilburn discovers which other hotels are opening in the area soon… Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit,…

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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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Resort in the Cayman Islands achieves Silver LEED certification

Resort in the Cayman Islands achieves Silver LEED certification Developed by Dart and designed by SB Architects, Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa and The Residences at Seafire in the Cayman Islands have achieved LEED Silver sustainability certification… Following a rigorous certification process, Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa and The Residences at Seafire have achieved LEED Silver certification, becoming the first resort…

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Feature: Designing the ‘live like a local’ experience

Feature: Designing the ‘live like a local’ experience Hotel Designs spends time understanding a new hotel concept from SB Architects that is said to “switch on the senses, capture imagination and transport guests on a journey though a mobile-canvas of captivating landscapes”…  Luxury travelers are increasingly seeking unique, authentic and immersive experiences. They are becoming more curious and bold in…

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

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

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East meets west at two new Chateau-style winery boutique hotels in China

SB Architects has announced several new planned communities and destinations in China, including two new winery boutique hotels… From winery resorts in Dalian and Beijing to mixed-use developments in emerging areas, SB Architects has announced master planned projects for its Chinese clients looking to capitalise on the China’s growing luxury lifestyle industry. “Master planned projects continue to emerge in China, providing more opportunities…

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Hilton announces Waldorf Astoria Cancun and Hilton Cancun

Hilton has announced plans to welcome the luxury Waldorf Astoria Cancun and the all-inclusive Hilton Cancun resort to the global hospitality company’s growing portfolio in Mexico. Developed by Parks Hospitality and set to open in 2021, the neighbouring properties will feature distinct characteristics and amenities across 100 acres of Caribbean beachfront. Set to deliver a truly unforgettable experience for guests,…

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Vintage House Napa Valley reimagined

The design concept for the multi-million dollar transformation of Vintage House and Hotel Villagio in Napa Valley has been revealed. A team of the world’s most sought-after interior designers, architects, landscape designers and talent were assembled by owners Brookfield to bring the new luxury vision to life and further enhance the property’s legacy in the community. Leading hospitality interior design…

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1 Hotels announces hotels in three new destinations

1 Hotels, the luxury lifestyle hotel brand, has announced that it will expand its portfolio in the USA and internationally with three new destinations, including Haitang Bay, Sanya (China), Cabo San Lucas (Mexico) and Silicon Valley (CA). The three new projects announced are in addition to the brand’s forthcoming, highly-anticipated 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge opening this month, and existing properties,…

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Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa opens its doors in Grand Cayman

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants has made waves this week as it opens the doors of its first Caribbean property Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa, located along the famed Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman. Seafire marks the boutique hotel company’s first foray into the international luxury resort market and is Grand Cayman’s first new hotel in more than a decade.…

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World’s Largest Spa Complex – Mission Hills Volcanic Mineral Springs and Spa

SB Architects and the Mission Hills Group are pleased to announce the completion of Mission Hills Volcanic Mineral Springs and Spa, one of the world’s largest spa destination, on the Northern coast of China’s Hainan Island. The spa and volcanic mineral springs comprise a major component of Mission Hills ▪ Haikou, a five-star resort offering a wide range of wellness,…

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Hotel spas – what tomorrow’s travellers expect

Hotel spas – what tomorrow’s travellers expect In her second article with Hotel Designs – the first looking at public areas post-pandemic – Emma Cook explores how the cultural shift that we have experienced over the last year will impact modern traveller demands in hotel spas and wellness areas… As well as hotel spas being a relaxing experience for guests,…

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Four Seasons to expand portfolio in Spain with project in Mallorca

Four Seasons to expand portfolio in Spain with project in Mallorca Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts is to expand its portfolio in Spain with a seaside resort on the Mediterranean, which is said to focus on sustainable development and preserving natural environment. Here’s what we know… Following its arrival in Spain in 2020, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts has announced…

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VIP arrivals: Hottest hotel openings in May 2021

VIP arrivals: Hottest hotel openings in May 2021 From brand debuts to a boutique bombshells and local gems, here’s your ultimate guide on the hottest hotel openings to expect in May 2021. Editor Hamish Kilburn explores… While unrestricted travel the way we knew it may be somewhat of a hazy dream at the moment, it has not stopped brands and…

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EDITION to open 8 new hotels by 2022

EDITION to open 8 new hotels by 2022 EDITION Hotels has announced that it will open eight new properties by 2022, these include new hotels in Reykjavik, Tokyo, Rome, Dubai, Tampa, Riviera Maya and Doya… EDITION Hotels has announced its further international expansion by the end of 2022, with the expected openings of eight new properties across three continents. The…

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Kaldewei launches Digital Innovation Summit 2021

Kaldewei launches Digital Innovation Summit 2021 Kaldewei invites designers, architects and hoteliers to the Global Digital Innovation Summit 2021, which will feature 60 talks, 100 speakers on engaging topics and innovations in 14 languages… International architecture and design trends, sustainability, first-hand industry insight and product innovations are on the agenda at the Kaldewei Digital Innovation Summit 2021 from March 22…

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(In video) Hotel Designs LIVE: The hotel experience 10 years from now

(In video) Hotel Designs LIVE: The hotel experience 10 years from now To kickstart Hotel Designs LIVE on February 23, editor Hamish Kilburn hosted a panel discussion with leading designers and architects entitled: Floor 20, room 31, which virtually checked in to the hotel experience 10 years from now… On February 23, 2021, Hotel Designs‘ editor Hamish Kilburn returned to host…

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Accor’s Mondrian to arrive in Singapore in 2023

Accor’s Mondrian to arrive in Singapore in 2023 The international hospitality group Accor has announced Singapore’s first Mondrian hotel will be built in the heart of the city’s prominent Duxton Hill neighbourhood and is set to open in early 2023, which will come after seven Mondrian hotel openings globally, which are slated for 2022… Singapore’s first Mondrian hotel is currently…

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BREAKING: Nobu to arrive in Hamburg, Germany

BREAKING: Nobu to arrive in Hamburg, Germany Nobu Hospitality, the global lifestyle brand founded by Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro and Meir Teper, has announced its continuing global expansion into the ‘Gate to the World’, Hamburg, Germany. Here’s what we know… As Nobu Hospitality prepares its arrival in Marrakech, the brand continues to expand its luxury lifestyle portfolio, which now…

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Weekly briefing: A new design podcast, Moxy arrivals & 2021 colour trends

Weekly briefing: A new design podcast, Moxy arrivals & 2021 colour trends Huddle in, folks. Editor Hamish Kilburn here with your weekly briefing of the biggest stories that have been published on Hotel Designs in the last few days. Is everyone sitting comfortably? Let’s begin… “Finally some good news,” said nobody, ever, on the editorial desk at Hotel Designs, because despite…

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Geberit launches Hotel Guest Experience Report

Geberit launches Hotel Guest Experience Report Bathroom designer and manufacturer, Geberit, has launched a Hotel Guest Experience book in collaboration with some of the UK’s leading architects and design experts… The exclusive publication examines what the future may hold for hotel guest experience, exploring the challenges facing future design in the wake of Covid-19 and the complex changing needs of…

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Exclusive: Inside flagship hospitality development at Silverstone

Exclusive: Inside flagship hospitality development at Silverstone Bergman Interiors and Twelve Architects have teamed up with Escapade living, led by CEO Will Tindal, to design a new development at the iconic British racetrack, Silverstone. Here’s what we know… Award-winning design studio Bergman Interiors has been named the design firm that will bring to life a mixed-use development project at Silverstone in…

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In Conversation With: Christos Passas, Architect of the Year

In Conversation With: Christos Passas, Architect of the Year Recently crowned Architect of the Year at The Brit List Awards 2020, Christos Passas, Director at Zaha Hadid Architects joins editor Hamish Kilburn to discuss career highlights and the significance of his most recently completed project, ME Dubai… Having worked at Zaha Hadid Architect (ZHA) since 1998 – first as a…

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Weekly briefing: an exclusive hotel review in Dubai & full steam ahead for Marriott

Weekly briefing: an exclusive hotel review in Dubai & full steam ahead for Marriott Kick your shoes off and get comfortable. Welcome to your weekly briefing with me editor Hamish Kilburn. This week’s round-up features an exclusive design review of Zaha Hadid’s ‘legacy project’ in Dubai, exclusive details behind the launch of a new lifestyle hotel brand and Marriott’s 2021…

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Checking in to ME Dubai, the ‘legacy project’ of Zaha Hadid

Checking in to ME Dubai, the ‘legacy project’ of Zaha Hadid We set renowned furniture designer Rock Galpin a comfortable mission to kickstart the year: to write the exclusive design review of ME Dubai, the brainchild of the late Zaha Hadid, which has become the destination’s latest architectural marvel… Being a designer myself, and familiar with the pioneering and expansive…

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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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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 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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Deralam Laminates

Deralam Laminates Ltd started as a family business in the Northwest of England and now operate from multiple UK sites meaning that the customer can benefit from a flexible and unrivalled nationwide distribution service. Image caption: Homopal© Alu Crossbrushed Goldtone Deralam has a close relationship with all its supply partners, ensuring that they continue to add the latest innovative materials…

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SNEAK PEEK // INNSIDE Newcastle to open in December

SNEAK PEEK // INNSIDE Newcastle to open in December Meliá Hotels International, Spain’s largest hotel group, has released new CGI renders of INNSiDE Newcastle, which is slated to open this December… The 161-key INNSIDE Newcastle, designed by Faulknerbrowns Architects, will be located in the heart of the city on the historical Quayside, offering breath-taking views across the River Tyne and an…

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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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Custom-made furniture for a bespoke world

Custom-made furniture for a bespoke world DOMINGO has been making upholstery since 1973, when three craftsmen friends decided to start their own company. Today their sofas, armchairs, banquettes showcase in hotels, restaurants, spas, cruise liners, yachts, and residences around the world… The three friends still go to work although they have now trained the second generation of upholsterers, making sure…

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The Brit List Awards 2020: meet the judges

The Brit List Awards 2020: meet the judges Now that nominations have officially opened for The Brit List Awards 2020, we would like you to meet this year’s judging panel, which has been carefully selected to include international experts in design, architecture and hotel development… Here at Hotel Designs, it has become tradition, after nominations and applications have opened for…

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IN PICTURES: inside Bellonias Villas, Santorini

IN PICTURES: inside Bellonias Villas, Santorini With Greece becoming a popular go-to destination post-lockdown, Hotel Designs explores the interior design story of Bellonias Villas in Santorini, created by Greek firms K Studio and Interni by Moda Bagno… Natural, simple elegance is at the heart of Bellonias Villas, which is made up of 26 beach suites scattered alongside the black volcanic Kamari…

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5 Minutes With: Sarah Beall on how Forum Events went digital

5 Minutes With: Sarah Beall on how Forum Events went digital Like all businesses, Forum Events & Media Group (owner of Hotel Designs, Hotel Summit and Interior Design & Architecture Summit) has been forced to adjust its operations in the face of Covid-19 and the resulting lockdown’. Managing Director Sarah Beall explains how Forum has used technology to take its…

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Judges announced for Surface Design Awards 2021

Judges announced for Surface Design Awards 2021 Steve Webb of Webb Yates Engineers and Basha-Franklin’s Creative Director, Nicola Osborn, have been appointed as Co-Chairs of the  Surface Design Awards for 2021… Steve Webb and Nicola Osborn have joined the judging panel of the Surface Design Awards 2021, and will be joined by a multi-disciplinary team of fellow judges selected from…

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Casa Ceramica

Casa Ceramica is a true northern brand and prides itself on standing out from the crowd. Bringing tiles and cutting-edge designs to architects, interior designers and homeowners. Situated in the ever-growing City of Manchester, its stunning 6,000 sq ft award-winning showroom, showcases the very latest in tile technology from, the largest tiles in the world to handmade intricate products made…

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Hotels that are self-isolating in style (Part 1)

Hotels that are self-isolating in style (Part 1) While the entire world is feeling the effects of COVID-19 pandemic, Hotel Designs is here to start your week with some stunning hotels that are naturally self-isolating in style. Editor Hamish Kilburn emerges from his quarantined slumber to write part one…  In uncertain times, it can become easy for designers and architects…

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Inside the world’s first ‘super boutique’ hotel

Inside the world’s first ‘super boutique’ hotel The world-class design team of The Londoner ‘super boutique hotel’ consists of interior designers at Yabu Pushelberg, engineer experts at Arup Associates and artist Ian Monroe… After seven years and a £300 million investment, The Londoner, the world’s first super boutique hotel, will open its doors in June 2020. The property will take…

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VIP ARRIVALS: Top hotels to open in February 2020

VIP ARRIVALS: Top hotels to open in February 2020 With the aim to cut through the noise in a contemporary tone, Hotel Designs has the scoop on which statement and game-changing hotels are expected to open in February, 2020… The hotel industry never ceases to amaze with its ability to break through hard barriers to take design, architecture and creativity…

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The Brit List Hoteliers of 2019 (Part two)

The Brit List Hoteliers of 2019 (Part two) This December, Hotel Designs has profiled the individuals who made it into The Brit List 2019. We conclude by referencing part two 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 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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Year In Review: Hotel Designs’ top products of 2019 (Part 2)

Year In Review: Hotel Designs’ top products of 2019 (Part 2) Hotel Designs continues looking back to reflect on some of the major statement products of 2019 with part two of its Year in Review of the best products to have launched in the last 11 months (edited by Hamish Kilburn)…  Recently, I was lucky enough to sit in the company…

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Year In Review: Hotel Designs’ top products of 2019 (Part 1)

Year In Review: Hotel Designs’ top products of 2019 (Part 1) Hotel Designs starts December as it means to go on; looking back to reflect on some of the major statement products of 2019 (edited by Hamish Kilburn)…  It has finally happened. ‘Trends’ is now a ‘dirty word’ on the international hotel design scene. In its place, meaningful design is allowing…

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Editor’s round-up of Sleep & Eat 2019

Editor’s round-up of Sleep & Eat 2019 Rounding off this year’s show season, editor Hamish Kilburn attends Sleep & Eat 2019 on the search for new product launches, sensational design concepts and more brands under one roof than in any other hotel design trade show in Europe… It is often said that the sequel is never as impactful as the…

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EXCLUSIVE ROUNDTABLE: Meaningfully differentiating luxury in hotel design

EXCLUSIVE ROUNDTABLE: Meaningfully differentiating luxury in hotel design To continue Hotel Designs’ series of articles to put sustainability under the spotlight, editor Hamish Kilburn chairs an exclusive editorial roundtable, in collaboration with Minotti London, to understand how today’s leading designers are sensitively working to create a more meaningful luxury hotel design landscape. Joining us on the Minotti sofa to discuss…

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Logistical challenges you don’t hear about when installing art in hotels globally

Logistical challenges you don’t hear about when installing art in hotels globally Kickstarting our time putting Art under the editorial spotlight, Giles Bristow, fine art and logistics specialist at Momentous, lifts the lid on some of the issues you don’t hear about when installing art in hotels…   Just like every art collection, art installed in hotels is unique. Art…

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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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Accessibility championed at inaugural Blue Badge Access Awards

Accessibility championed at inaugural Blue Badge Access Awards The Blue Badge Access Awards, which took place last night at The Langham London, has created a pivotal moment in international design by celebrating and championing thoughtful accessible design…  Last night, the inaugural Blue Badge Access Awards were held at The Langham London with the support of charity Leonard Cheshire Disability. Thirteen winners…

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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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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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NEW FOR DESIGNERS & HOTELIERS: Bisque debuts new online platform

NEW FOR DESIGNERS & HOTELIERS: Bisque debuts new online platform Pioneering British design brand Bisque has announced a new online platform for interior designers, specifiers and architects… A new section of Bisque’s website has been developed specifically to cater to the demands of designers, specifiers and architects in order to provide this audience with all the information it may need…

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EDITOR CHECKS IN: Proud of diversity in British design

EDITOR CHECKS IN: Proud of diversity in British design As the world focuses its attention on amplifying equality in all forms, editor Hamish Kilburn believes now is the time to break down why diversity in British design is something the industry should celebrate and be proud of… We’ve come a long way, and although the journey hasn’t exactly been a…

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The Brit List New

About. 2018 Industry Partner More than 200 interior designers, architects, hoteliers and key-industry suppliers gathered at BEAT London on November 22, 2018, to celebrate The Brit List 2018… As nominated by Hotel Designs readers, the nominees and guests attended the evening to find out which of them made it in to this year’s The Brit List, which lists the top 75 influencers…

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Editor’s round up of Clerkenwell Design Week 2019

Editor’s round up of Clerkenwell Design Week 2019 The streets of London’s Clerkenwell came alive once more for another three days of exhibitions, installations and product launches. Editor Hamish Kilburn rounds up Clerkenwell Design Week 2019 as the festival enters double digits… There is no other design festival in the world that harnesses the natural swagger to be able to…

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Statement solutions for the hotel bathroom

Statement solutions for the hotel bathroom Continuing this month’s theme putting bathrooms under the spotlight, Bisque Radiator’s brand leader, Ellie Sawdy, explains how hotel designers can add statement and personality in the bathroom…  A stylish bathroom is at the heart of every chic hotel room. There are a number of elements which have become so synonymous with hotel bathroom design – a…

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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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Moxy NYC Chelsea opens an urban design jungle

Refined yet playful, hand-crafted yet modern, the 349-key Moxy Chelsea reimagines the urban jungle, blending botanically-inspired design with Italian romance… Rising 35 stories high into the New York City skyline, Moxy NYC Chelsea, the micro-room, macro-amenity hotel, developed by Lightstone and part of Marriott International’s experiential Moxy Hotels brand, has officially opened. Inspired by the surrounding Flower District, the hotel…

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Crosswater becomes headline partner for The Brit List 2019

Following the success of last year’s event, leading bathroom manufacturer Crosswater has become the headline partner for The Brit List 2019… The Brit List, which is Hotel Designs‘ nationwide search to find the top interior designers, hoteliers and architects, has confirmed that Crosswater, part of Bathroom Brands‘ portfolio, will be the headline partner for the 2019 event. “Operating in the UK,…

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Hotels at New Heights: suites on the high seas

To conclude our series, Hotels at New Heights, Hamish Kilburn investigates why more and more hotel designers are taking to the seas to design the luxury cruise vessels’ suites of the future… Somewhere between Myanmar and Phuket, in the Andaman Sea, my perception of luxury cruises shifted from that of a cliché to feeling very much part of an exclusive…

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Beneath the surface of the Surface Design Show 2019

With less than one month before the Surface Design Show 2019, Hotel Designs identifies what to look out for at this year’s event…  From February 5 – 7, Surface Design Show 2019 will take place at London’s Business Design Centre to provide a platform for architects, designers and specifiers to explore the best in interior and exterior surface materials, lighting design, development and innovation. For more than ten years Surface Design Show…

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The Brit List 2018: architect profiles

In last few weeks, Hotel Designs has profiled the 75 finalists who made it onto the Hotel Designs Brit List 2018. We conclude our profiling by listing our 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: 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 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 Brit…

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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 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 Brit…

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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…

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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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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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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…

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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 25 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…

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The Brit List 2018 – Designers 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 designers 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 – designer 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 designers 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 – Designer 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 designers 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: Designer profiles

In the coming weeks, Hotel Designs will be profiling the 75 finalists in the Hotel Designs Brit List 2018. This week, we continue with profiling our winning designers 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…

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Hotel Designs becomes media partner of Surface Design Show

Surface Design Show 2019 will celebrate the best in new and innovative surfaces… Hotel Designs has confirmed that it is a media partner for the Surface Design Show 2019, which takes place From February 5 – 7 at London’s Business Design Centre. Providing a platform for architects, designers and specifiers to explore the best in interior and exterior surface materials, lighting…

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The Brit List 2018: Designer profiles

In the coming weeks, Hotel Designs will be profiling the 75 finalists in the Hotel Designs Brit List 2018. This week, we begin by profiling our winning designers 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…

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IN CONVERSATION WITH: Patrick McCrae, Co-founder and CEO of art consultancy ARTIQ

As our ‘Spotlight On’ feature on Art and Photography becomes even more colourful, editor of Hotel Designs Hamish Kilburn caught up with the charming, and equally talented, visionary who is ARTIQ‘s co-founder and CEO Patrick McCrae. Together the pair discuss talent searching and how the art consultancy firm is leading art in hotels into uncharted waters… Earlier this month, ARTIQ inspired me – as…

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