• Editor’s Picks

    Architecture inspired by nature: Lisbon’s Praia D’el Rey reveals new ocean-facing guestrooms

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    Architecture firm Philosophy of Space Rita Gabriel led the €1m renovation to the Praia D’el Rey Marriott Golf & Beach Resort… Inspired by nature and natural light, architect Rita Gabriel from the renowned Lisbon-based Philosophy of Space practice has recently completed a €1m renovation to the Praia D’El Rey. Positioned on pristine shores of Portugal’s Silver […]

    Winning design unveiled from WATG’s Great Architectural bake-off

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    The competition drew to a dramatic climax this weekend with 15 professional design houses – and three student teams – all competing to be this year’s WATG’s Great Architectural baker… Swapping pens for rolling pins, and floor plans for baking ovens, 15 professional design houses – and three student teams – entered this year’s WATG’s Great […]

    Hotel design in cruise ships: will it sink or will it float?

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    With more and more design firms announcing their involvement in cruise ship interior designs, Hotel Designs’ editor Hamish Kilburn dived beneath the surface to find out how conceiving a cruise ship differs from designing a luxury hotel… “Location, location, location” is what I hear on a daily basis when asking where designers first look to for […]

    The Grand Central hotel in Belfast opens

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    The latest addition to Belfast and the seventh hotel in the Hastings Hotels portfolio, Grand Central Hotel, which features Ireland’s tallest bar, has opened its doors… Northern Ireland’s tallest hotel, standing 23-storeys high on Bedford Street, aims to bring a new era of glamour and grandeur to the heart of Belfast as it opens today. This Grand […]

    Meet Up North: One month to go!

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    This time next month, hoteliers, designers, architects and suppliers will gather at Kings Street Townhouse hotel in Manchester for the inaugural Meet Up North… Taking the successful ‘meet up’ networking concept up North for the first ever, Hotel Designs will next month host Meet Up North, a social event that aims to bridge the gap between designers, architects, […]

    Top 5 stories of the week: New swanky brand, a futuristic opening in China and a floating hotel

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    It’s been a busy week for the industry, with plenty of news in the air to digest. This week Hotel Designs has seen the launch of a new upscale hotel brand, new openings from around the world and we are one step closer to the first hotel brand launching on water. Here are the top five hotel stories of […]

    Zaha Hadid Architects unveils new flagship hotel for the City of Dreams resort in Macau

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    Award-winning architecture firm Zaha Hadid Architects designed the Morpheus as a simple extrusion of the existing abandoned foundations… Asia’s most popular entertainment destination, Macau welcomed more than 32 million tourists in 2017, with visitor numbers increasing every year. Located in Cotai, Macau, City of Dreams, the Morpheus Hotel – designed by architecture firm Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) – […]

    Hyatt Regency brand debuts in Beijing

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    Hyatt Hotels has announced the continued expansion of the Hyatt Regency brand in China with the opening of the first Hyatt Regency property in the capital of China – Hyatt Regency Beijing Wangjing. The 348-key hotel, designed by award-winning architect Kengo Kuma, is set in an urban environment with energizing, intuitive experiences and a deep connection […]

    New London hotel restaurant: Hans’ Bar & Grill unveiled at 11 Cadogan Gardens

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    The new restaurant, located in the heart of London’s Chelsea district, is Goddard Littlefair’s first London restaurant project… Hans’ Bar & Grill, a new west London neighbourhood restaurant in Chelsea’s Pavilion Road, has opened. The new striking and contemporary interiors scheme, created by leading hospitality and F&B designers Goddard Littlefair, includes an exciting new extended […]

    Interface declares all its products are carbon neutral

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    All carpet tiles and luxury vinyl tiles at Interface are now included in new Carbon Neutral Floors™ programme… Modular flooring company Interface is the first global flooring manufacturer to declare that all of its products– including all carpet tile and luxury vinyl tile (LVT) – are carbon neutral across the entire product lifecycle. The company is […]