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    Weekly briefing: insane hotel concepts, sustainability answers & Ace arrivals

    Good afternoon and welcome to this Friday’s briefing, with me, editor Hamish Kilburn. In this round-up we take a look at the hottest hotel design stories that have been published over the last five days…

    An aerial view of Fari Islands in Maldives

    It hasn’t been the easiest of starts to the year – today the UK hospitality industry remains closed and new travel sanctions have been enforced to prevent the spread of a new Covid-19 variant – but we are determined as ever to keep the mood lifted as we pick out the headlines that are influencing positive change throughout the international hotel design scene.

    Here are the top stories of this week:

    The Hot List – hottest hotel openings arriving in 2021 (Q3 & Q4)

    An arial view of the cutting edge swimming pools

    Image credit: CAYO Exclusive Resort and Spa

    Dubbed ‘The Hot List’ by our readers, we start every year as mean to go on; with a positive mindset to get ahead of the curve to reveal what we believe will be the hottest hotel openings of 2021. Following on from part one, which was published last week, here are our Q3 & Q4 VIP arrivals.

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    Virtual roundtable: ‘sustainable does not mean natural’ in surface design

    With ‘greenwashing’ still an all-too-common term in the global ‘sustainable’ hotel design and hospitality arena, we gather a cluster of designers and architects to attend a virtual roundtable, sponsored by Architextural, to discuss sustainability solutions in surface design.

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    Hotel concept: designing a sustainable floating resort

    Render of floating hotel in Dubai

    Image credit: AMA Design

    With the aim to design a hotel resort that offers guests an unparalleled at-one-with-nature experience, AMA Design has developed a hospitality concept called GAIA, a floating eco hotel that pushes boundaries to re-connect people with nature.

    Read more.

    Looking ahead: inside Ace Hotel Brooklyn

    Exterior of hotel

    Image credit: Ace Hotels

    Located on the cusp of Downtown Brooklyn and Boerum Hill, Ace Hotel Brooklyn will be the brand’s second property in New York City. The design of the 287-key hotel – one of the largest in the Ace portfolio – has been inspired by the “geographical and cultural history of Brooklyn” and is intended to harmonise with the borough’s ideals.

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    Miniview: Hotel Carmichael, Autograph Collection strikes a chord

    Image caption: The elegant lobby balances grandeur design and decadent decoration sensitively. | Image credit: Coury Hospitality

    Timeless, neoclassical interiors and intricate details, designed by HBA, salute America’s rich musical legacy inside the recently completed Hotel Carmichael, Autograph Collection.

    Read more.

    Rosewood Hotels to arrive in Rome in 2023

    Image credit: Rosewood Hotels & Resorts

    Image credit: Rosewood Hotels & Resorts

    Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, a global leader in luxury travel and lifestyle experiences, has been appointed by real estate firm Antirion SGR to manage Rosewood Rome, which will open in 2023 in the heart of the capital city.

    Read more.

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    Main image credit: Ritz Carlton Maldives Fari Islands

    Hamish Kilburn / 15.01.2021


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