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    Meliá Hotels International confirms new resorts for Dubai and Marrakesh

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    Spanish hotelier pushes its brands into more markets. Meliá Hotels International has confirmed it will be opening new resorts in the United Arab Emirates and Morocco during 2018. The first, currently known as the Desert Palm Dubai hotel (main image above), is an exclusive urban site 20 minutes from the city centre that will be re-opened in Q3 2018 as […]

    Statement washbasins from Thomas Crapper

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    The perfect addition to any cloakroom, the beautifully designed Harwood washbasin is the latest addition to the Thomas Crapper collection. Made in Britain to the highest quality standards using long-lasting fireclay, the basin is guaranteed to be a centre-piece of the bathroom, with aesthetics that set it apart from the competition, combined with all the practical benefits […]

    Bvlgari to open new luxury hotel in Tokyo

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    The 98 room hotel will be designed by Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel. Real estate giant Mitsui Fudosan Co. Ltd has inked inked an agreement to open Japan’s first Bvlgari Hotel in the large-scale, mixed-use development planned for the Tokyo Station area. Bvlgari Hotel Tokyo is scheduled to open at the end of 2022 and will occupy the top seven […]

    GUEST BLOG: LIKEABLE LINENS

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    Hannah Moses of Better Bath shares her views on the importance of choosing the right linens for your hotel bedrooms and bathrooms and why she believes they should be top of the list when decorating said areas. Bedroom and bathroom linen decisions should be based on the quality and comfortability that your guest would enjoy […]

    SPA SPOTLIGHT: Opinion – Make a statement with your luxury hotel bathrooms

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    As part of Hotel Design’s spotlight this month on spa products and services, Michael Gray, GROHE UK Product Manager, investigates the design possibilities offered to hotels by the latest shower, lighting, music and faucet technologies for bathrooms… Luxury hotel bathrooms are designed to make a statement, using products that encourage wellbeing and promote a space of relaxation. As […]

    Opinion: How can the hotel industry keep up with the innovations of Airbnb?

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    Airbnb is well covered on Hotel Designs. Here, Nakul Sharma, CEO and Founder of Hostmaker shares his thoughts on the online marketplace and hospitality service. In the hospitality industry, we are seeing more people looking for stylish yet affordable places to stay when on holiday. Airbnb has exploded in popularity in recent years, with the […]

    Hotel du Vin to open in Stratford-upon-Avon May 1st

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    The Avon Gorge by Hotel du Vin in Clifton Village, Bristol, will follow shortly. Hotel du Vin will officially open the doors of its new site in, offering 46 rooms spread across two converted grade II-listed townhouses. Design is centred around colourful accents, wooden furniture and quirky artwork mix with the dark greys, teals and greens […]

    Grand Hyatt Xi’an offers travellers Silk Road stop off

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    A new Grand Hyatt hotel has opened in Xi’an – one of China’s most ancient cities and the starting point for the ancient Silk Road trading post that connected East with West. Strategically located within the Xi’an High-Tech Industries Development Zone, home to more than 200 Fortune 500 companies, Grand Hyatt Xi’an forms part of the Maike Center, […]

    MnM Studio and Italian architects win at Bespoke Access Awards for hospitality

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    Paralympic Gold Medalist Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson and RIBA Stirling Prize-winning architect Alan Stanton OBE judged range of International entries. MnM Studio Architects, along with Maria Brighenti and Marcello D’Orsi, were announced the joint winners of the 2017/18 Bespoke Access Awards, a design competition to create accessible solutions in hospitality, run in association with the Royal […]

    YOTEL inks deal to manage 451 room Istanbul New Airport hotel

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    Site represents London-based YOTEL’s first foray into Turkey. İstanbul New Airport (İNA) operator İGA and YOTEL have agreed an exclusive hotel management contract at the international connection hub. The hotel, which the partners say will be one of the biggest airport hotels in the world, with both airside and landside access, will offer 451 rooms and will […]