• Editor’s Picks

    In Conversation With: Tom Lindblom, Gensler

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    Lifting the curtain to peak inside one of the largest architecture firms in the world, editor Hamish Kilburn heads to Gensler’s UK headquarters to catch up with hospitality leader, Principal and Brit List 2018 finalist Tom Lindblom… “Designing a hotel is a theatre production,” Tom Lindblom, hospitality leader and Principal at Gensler explains. “If you […]

    Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi adds new tented jungle villas

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    The hotel’s safari-style Tented Jungle Villas, designed by Bushtec Safari are a unique alternative to over-water accommodation…   With the trend for experiential travel continuing to evolve, luxury travellers are adapting a ‘carpe diem’ mindset, pursuing adventures that allow them to traverse the world in style. Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi has announced the launch of […]

    Editor’s round-up of Surface Design Show 2019

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    Taking place from February 5 – 7 at Business Design Centre London, the Surface Design Show gave a platform to more surface material and lighting specialists than ever before. Editor Hamish Kilburn was there and reports… More than 5,000 architects, designers and specifiers from 47 countries descended on London earlier this month for the much anticipated […]

    SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED: Hotel Designs’ 30 under 30

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    Hundreds of entries have been whittled down to just 40 talented designers and architects under 30…  Following its search to find the industry’s next rising stars, Hotel Designs has announced the shortlist of its 2019 30 Under 30 initiative… Nominations, which closed on February 15, came in from many leading design firms such as HBA London, […]

    INNSiDE by Melia opens first hotel in France

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    Spain’s largest hotel brand, Meliá Hotels International, unveils the new INNSiDE Charles de Gaulle located at Paris’ international airport… Meliá Hotels International’s INNSiDE has arrived in Paris with the 266-key hotel at Charles De Gaulle’s airport. Relaunching this year, INNSiDE by Meliá is adapting its business strategy to captivate the younger generation of business and […]

    SPOTLIGHT ON: March features announced

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    Hotel Designs has officially dropped its March editorial features, which are Technology and Guestroom Lighting…  Throughout March, Hotel Designs’ Spotlight On features will look at two highly topical features, namely Technology and Guestroom Lighting. These topics, which marry up nicely in many of the debates rippling through conversations in the industry, will be explored throughout the month in a series […]

    Miraval Group unveils second hotel in Texas

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    Miraval opens its second wellness destination in Texas Hill Country… Hyatt brings its nationally acclaimed Miraval spa and wellness brand to Austin, Texas with the opening of Miraval Austin. Set on 220 acres of picturesque land overlooking Lake Travis, Miraval Austin is the brand’s second wellness resort to open outside of its flagship property in […]

    Mr. C Hotels to unveil first property in Q2 2019

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    The new 100-key luxury property, which will be designed in conjunction with architecture firm Arquitectonica and Brit List winner Martin Brudnizki Design Studio, will open in Miami this spring… The highly anticipated Mr. C Coconut Grove, the first Mr. C Hotel to debut in Florida from the fourth-generation hospitality leaders, brothers Ignazio and Maggio Cipriani, has […]

    Four Seasons Hotel Montreal incoming this spring

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    Architects Lemay and Sid Lee Architecture and interior design firms Gilles & Boissier and Atelier Zébulon Perron will complete Four Seasons Hotel Montreal this spring… Heralding the city’s world renowned festival season and the biggest sporting event in Canada, the all-new Four Seasons Hotel Montreal has announced that it is confirming reservations for arrivals beginning June 1, 2019. “We are so […]

    FIRST LOOK: Savoy Palace unveils design concept

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