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  • Weekly briefing: Award winners, design trends and a new Nobu

    A gif of all the stories from the week
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    Weekly briefing: Award winners, design trends and a new Nobu

    In the same week Hotel Designs LIVE flooded the industry with four panel discussions on meaningful topics, Hotel Designs published breaking news stories from brands such as Accor, Nobu Hospitality and Hyatt. In addition, we caught up with a few leading designers to make sense of design trends in 2021. Editor Hamish Kilburn writes your weekly briefing…

    A gif of all the stories from the week

    Well, well, well – we don’t want to jinx anything but, from the looks of things, it seems as if hospitality is preparing its comeback and permanent exit from what has no-doubt been the most challenging situations our industry has faced in modern times. My inbox is flooding with press releases referencing hotels being signed left, right and centre, which is painting our pages on the website with optimism. And the good vibes keep on coming as we are currently preparing to share the recordings of the conversations we had earlier this week at Hotel Designs LIVE (first editorial piece is landing early next week).

    But before that, let’s look back at the major hotel design headlines that dropped this week:

    Outstanding Property Award London: Winners announced

    OPAL collage

    Image credit: OPAL

    The annual OPAL Award celebrates and give exposure to the most exceptional projects in architectural design, interior design, and property development from all over the world. From a shortlist of more than 600 global projects, the OPAL jury panel selected three “Designs of the Year” winners in Architectural Design, Interior Design, and Property Development along with Platinum Winners, Winners and Honourable Mentions.

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    Nobu to arrive in Hamburg, Germany

    Image of minimalist design guestroom in Nobu hotel

    Image credit: Nobu Hospitality

    As Nobu Hospitality prepares its arrival in Marrakech, the brand continues to expand its luxury lifestyle portfolio, which now includes a new hotel in Germany as details of a new 191-key hotel emerge. The Nobu Hotel and Restaurant will be located within the Elbtower, a project by SIGNA Real Estate, one of Europe’s leading property companies. The Elbtower will be a mixed-use development destination encompassing premium office space and the Nobu Hotel and Restaurant set within the tallest high-rise in the city.

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    Interior designers make sense of 2021 design trends

    library/lounge in Rosewood Baha Mar

    Image credit: Rosewood Baha Mar

    Since 2021 started, we have deliberately put an emphasis on trends – from surface design trends to architecture trends and recently predicting what colour palettes will be popular this year and in the future. Instead of rolling our eyes, which is often the reaction when the trends are mentioned, we are embracing new ideas and meaningful solutions following what has been the largest disruption to hospitality in living memory.

    In order to understand how designers worldwide are thinking right now about the future, we have heard from seven leading professionals from Wimberly Interiors. Here are their predictions.

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    Accor’s Mondrian to arrive in Singapore in 2023

    Accor Announces First Mondrian

    Image credit: Accor

    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.

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    MINIVIEW: Inside newly renovated Hyatt Regency Houston

    Image of stylish king bedroom in Hyatt Regency Houston

    Image credit: Julie Soefer

    New York-based Stonehill Taylor lives up to its reputation as a leading interior design firm operating in the luxury lifestyle hospitality arena by unveiling a clean and sophisticated renovation inside Hyatt Regency Houston.

    Read more.

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    Hamish Kilburn / 26.02.2021

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