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    We have started our year at Hotel Designs by ensuring that hotel openings are hot on the lips of leading hotel designers, architects and hoteliers. Hamish Kilburn breaks down this week’s top stories…

    Welcome to the first week of 2019. On the menu this week we have a look at the major hotel openings of the year, jaw-dropping spas and some exclusive interviews, garnished with a sprinkle of not-to-be-missed offers from one of our Recommended Suppliers. Easing you back into the New Year, here are the top five stories of the week.

    1) SPOTLIGHT ON: Major hotel openings for Q1 & Q2 2019

    Looking ahead, and kickstarting our Spotlight On feature on Hotel Openings, here are the most anticipated ribbon cuts that are planning to make waves in Q1 and Q2 of this year. The Q3 & Q4 feature will be live on Monday….

    2) The Maldives’ first immersive art resort opens

    Conceived as an immersive island retreat, Joali Maldives has opened with an array of original, experiential works of art and dynamic design, reflecting the beauty of nature, and with sustainability at their core. Situated on the idyllic isle of Muravandhoo in the remote Raa Atoll, just 45 minutes by seaplane from Male, the unspoilt island celebrates the creativity of world-class talent…

    3) In Conversation With: Yasmine Mahmoudieh, the interior designer with an architect’s brilliant mind

    Yasmine Mahmoudieh, to me, is a woman of multiple worlds – and that’s not just because she can speak no less than six languages. While she defiantly marks her territory as one of the UK’s leading hotel design architects, she is also churning up a creative swirl in the interior design industry…

    4) GROHE launches new cashback offer for SmartControl showers

    Modern bathroom featuring GROHE shower in the centre

    GROHE has launched its latest cashback incentive, its first for 2019, offering consumers up to £50 cashback on some of the brand’s most innovative showers…

    5) Boutique design team completes first hotel project

    Large sliding door dividing the guestroom from the bathroom

    Image caption: Ensuite at Weare Cottage

    PDG Studios, which is the newly launched in-house boutique interior design team at Paradigm Design Group, has recently completed the renovation of Weare Cottage, coastal boutique hotel located in Maine, New England.

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    Hamish Kilburn / 04.01.2019

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