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    Fairmont Heritage Place Announces New Luxury Residences On Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah Island

    Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has announced the newest addition to its private residence club offering with the launch of Fairmont Heritage Place, The Palm, Dubai. Fairmont Heritage Place, The Palm features 10 residences sold in 1/13th fractions. Located within the penthouse levels of the newly opened Fairmont The Palm hotel, the residences range from one-bedroom units averaging 1,550 square feet…

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    Iconic JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai Opens Its Doors to Guests

    The highly anticipated 5-star JW Marriott Marquis Hotel in Dubai has opened its doors to welcome its first guests. Officially recognised as the world’s tallest hotel at a height of 355 metres, only 26 metres short of the Empire State Building, New York, the JW Marriott Marquis is Dubai’s first world-class convention and business destination hotel. General Manager Rupprecht Queitsch…

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    Middle Eastern Promise – Chelsom announces Dubai base

    Chelsom is delighted to announce that Vanessa Soley-Peters, who is based permanently in Dubai, will now be the company’s main point of contact for the Middle East. After 15 years working for Chelsom in London liaising with many of the top UK and overseas designers on major hotel and leisure projects, Vanessa is looking forward to the challenge of helping…

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    Crystal Caviar s.r.o to Exhibit at Dubai International Boat Show

    Crystal Caviar are pleased to announce they will be exhibiting at the Dubai International Boat Show which runs from the 13-17 March 2012. Their stand number is NGP-H9 in the ‘Equipment Supplies and Services’ sector. Please drop by and say hello! About the show With over 750 leading companies and brands at the show, grab a sneak peak now of…

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    Rezidor signs and opens the Radisson Royal Hotel, Dubai

    The Rezidor Hotel Group announces two new key properties in the United Arab Emirates: The Radisson Royal Hotel, Dubai featuring 471 rooms and the Radisson Blu Resort, Fujairah Dibba with 257 rooms – both managed by JAL in the past – will be operated under the group’s successful core brand with immediate effect. The hotels are owned by ACICO Industries…

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    Launch of Embassy Dubai and Portugal Beach in 2011

    Mark Fuller, Andy Taylor and Concept Venues are proud to announce the launch of Embassy Dubai situated within the new Grosvenor House Hotel. The exciting new venture is scheduled to open in September 2011 with a grand launch event in November 2011.Embassy Dubai will be spread across the top floors of Tower Two, Grosvenor House’s second tower of imperial accommodation…

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    Rezidor opens the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Downtown

    The Rezidor Hotel Group has announced that its 7th property in the UAE, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Downtown, is now open. Located on the upper floors of a mixed used building, the new first class- and full service hotel is walking distance from the Dubai Mall and just 10 kilometres from the international airport. Besides 220 contemporary rooms and 22…

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    Now Open: The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre Takes Its Place in Luxury Group

    After much anticipation and years of preparation, The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) officially opened its doors on the 12th January 2011. The 341-room hotel, with 124 executive residences, is the second Ritz-Carlton in Dubai and the sixth property in the region for the luxury hotel company.Herve Humler, president and chief operating officer for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.…

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    Rezidor announces the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Downtown

    The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies worldwide, announces the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Downtown. The property featuring 220 rooms is scheduled to open in early 2011. It is Rezidor’s 4th Radisson Blu Hotel in the Emirate – the group already manages the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek, the Radisson Blu Residence, Dubai Marina, and…

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    One and Only to open resort in Dubai

    A One and Only resort is set to open in the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai in October.The hotel is to feature 47 premiere rooms, 18 doubles, one handicapped, 18 junior suites, eight executive suites and a grand palm suite. The Grand Palm Suite is the largest room at 270sqm. There will also be 11 suites with pools and four beach…

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    Dubai’s Grosvenor House joins Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts

    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. has announced the debut of its renowned Luxury Collection brand in the United Arab Emirates with the addition of Grosvenor House, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Dubai.The 45-storey property is located on the Dubai Marina and first opened its doors in 2005. It is custom-designed to celebrate the essence of Dubai, and blends Arabian décor…

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    Forbes Group goes to Dubai for Gulfood exhibition

    Forbes Group Ltd will be exhibiting for the first time under its new name in the middle east at the Gulfood Exhibition in Dubai from 21-24th February 2010.Forbes has in the past supplied hotels, conference centres and prestigious sporting venues in the UAE, Qatar, Oman and India. Besides Forbes’ products including table skirting, conference cloth, restaurant skirting and hospitality furniture…

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    Premier Inn opens at Dubai airport

    Premier Inn has now opened its third site within the Gulf region at Premier Inn Dubai International Airport. This development follows two openings in Dubai over the last 18 months, and also the first Premier Inn site in Bangalore, India which opened towards the end of 2009. Situated immediately opposite Dubai International Airport Terminals one and three and with a…

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    One&Only The Palm in Dubai is due to open in October

    The luxury hotel is due to open later this year, with a manor house and six mansions.The manor house will be set out over three levels and will feature 23 premiere rooms, six doubles, one room designed specifically for disability access, along with two junior suites, two executive suites and one grand palm suite. The low rise mansions will feature…

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    Jean-Michel Gathy – a designer pipeline

    Jean-Michel Gathy – a designer pipeline Jean-Michel Gathy, founder of DENNISTON, is the design genius behind an impressive portfolio of some of the most iconic luxury hotel and resorts in the world. Shifting the focus from hospitality brand to designer, we take a look at Gathy’s well designed pipeline for 2024… An award-winning architect and interior designer with more than…

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    6 of the best rooftop restaurants in the world

    6 of the best rooftop restaurants in the world Rooftop restaurants have become a ubiquitous feature in the modern cityscape. Here we discover the best rooftop restaurants that the world has to offer… Rooftop restaurants offer not just culinary delights, but also unparalleled vantage points, transforming a simple meal into a truly unforgettable experience. But for the discerning guest, the…

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    Miniview: YotelPad London Stratford – transforming micro-living into a design masterclass

    Miniview: YotelPad London Stratford – transforming micro-living into a design masterclass Deputy Editor Megan Christopher was invited to take a first look at the brand new YotelPad London Stratford and discover the beauty that lies within… YotelPad in London Stratford, a stone’s throw away from the iconic Olympic Park, isn’t your average hotel. It’s a bold experiment in micro-living, a…

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    The best super luxe hotels in the world

    The best super luxe hotels in the world Delve into the world’s most luxurious hotels where we explore the stunning interior design of some of the world’s hottest hotels… The world of super luxe hotels transcends mere accommodation; it’s an immersive experience meticulously crafted to captivate every sense. While impeccable service and world-class amenities are a given, it’s the interior…

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    Case Study: making memories with Hypnos at Hilton Curio Rhodes

    Case Study: making memories with Hypnos at Hilton Curio Rhodes Lindian Village Beach Resort Rhodes is a breath-taking addition to the growing Greek portfolio of Curio Collection by Hilton hotels, where guests – in addition to stunning Aegean views – can enjoy the unparalleled comfort and support of Hypnos mattresses… Each hotel in the Curio Collection evokes a bespoke story…

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    TREND and Cracking Art give animal sculptures something to say

    TREND and Cracking Art give animal sculptures something to say TREND Group has worked in collaboration with Cracking Art – an Italian arts movement that has been creating larger than life glass animal sculptures and placing them in public spaces all over the world – applying its unique glass mosaics to create special exclusive editions… Imagine a world where brightly…

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    Mandarin Oriental to open in Rome

    Mandarin Oriental to open in Rome Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced the development of an exceptional luxury property in the centre of Rome, scheduled to open in 2026. Here’s what we know… Mandarin Oriental, Rome will create a unique experience in the city, as the hotel will be housed in ten 19th-century villas, originally built as homes for prosperous…

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    Arabella Beach Hotel – IHG opens its first collection brand in Kuwait

    Arabella Beach Hotel – IHG opens its first collection brand in Kuwait IHG has introduced its first collection brand to Kuwait as Arabella Beach Hotel Kuwait, Vignette Collection. Prominently positioned on the Arabian Gulf shoreline, the 195 room property joins IHG’s growing Luxury & Lifestyle portfolio… Central to the IHG Vignette Collection is the balance of individuality and belonging. A…

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    Trends in hotel design in the Middle East

    Trends in hotel design in the Middle East Based in the UAE office of interior design and architecture firm Zebra, Milica Jevtovic, shares some of her insights into the current hotel design trends in the Middle East… The Middle East hotel scene is always evolving; it has needed to because the demographics and requirements of its visitors are changing with…

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    Sanipex gets comfortable with outdoor spaces

    Sanipex dives into the heart of outdoor design, exploring how meticulously designed exteriors are becoming a defining factor for high-end hotels… Gone are the days of a simple patio at a luxury hotel. Today, expertly crafted outdoor spaces are transforming guest experiences, pushing the boundaries of what it means to offer a truly five-star stay. Imagine a meticulously landscaped garden,…

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    Mama Shelter is heading for Cape Town

    Mama Shelter is heading for Cape Town Ennismore and Kasada sign the first Mama Shelter Hotel in South Africa, marking a major milestone for Ennismore as its first hotel signing in the country… Lifestyle and leisure hospitality company, Ennismore, and Kasada, a leading independent real estate private equity platform dedicated to the hospitality sector in Africa, have announced the signing…

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    Hyde prepares for its Turkish debut

    Hyde prepares for its Turkish debut Hyde is marking its Turkish debut in inimitable style, bringing its bohemian flair and infectious energy to the chilled-out shores of the Bodrum Peninsula… Set against the picture-perfect backdrop of the shimmering Aegean Sea and surrounded by verdant pine forests, Hyde Bodrum, a member of the Ennismore portfolio, prepares to open its doors next…

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    Recommended Reads: Part 2

    Recommended Reads: Part 2 Didn’t catch everything last week? We’ve got you covered… It’s a busy world, and with so much content out there, it’s easy to miss some of our most interesting and informative articles. That’s where our weekly ‘Recommended Reads’ comes in. Each week we’ll be curating a list of our top 5 articles you might have missed.…

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    7 Most Unique Hotel Lobby Spaces

    7 Most Unique Hotel Lobby Spaces We explore seven of the most unique hotel lobby spaces around the world, highlighting the design trends that are shaping the future of this crucial first impression... Hotel lobby spaces are more than just a transition zone. They set the tone for an entire experience, be it a luxurious hotel stay, a productive workday…

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    Recommended Reads: Part 1

    Recommended Reads: Part 1 Didn’t catch everything last week? We’ve got you covered… It’s a busy world, and with so much content out there, it’s easy to miss some of our most interesting and informative articles. That’s where our weekly ‘Recommended Reads’ comes in. Each week we’ll be curating a list of our top 5 articles you might have missed.…

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    7 Fashion Brands Crossing Over Into Hotels

    In the dynamic world of hospitality design, the intersection of fashion and interior trends continues to captivate designers and guests alike. Fashion brands are increasingly venturing into the realm of hotel design, leveraging their signature aesthetic to create immersive and unique guest experiences offering a glimpse into the future of hotel design.  Here, we explore seven fashion brands making waves…

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    Case Study: Hypnos retreats to the Cornish coast

    Case Study: Hypnos retreats to the Cornish coast Guests at the Scarlet are assured of a relaxing night’s sleep in a sumptuous Hypnos bed, waking up to views overlooking the beach… Nestled on the rugged Cornish clifftops, the Scarlet hotel stands as an eco-sanctuary, harmonising with the natural beauty of the Atlantic coastline. This adult-only retreat is the ultimate restorative…

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    Exclusive:1508 London unveils its Cape Grace design transformation

    Exclusive:1508 London unveils its Cape Grace design transformation Cape Grace, Cape Town’s iconic V&A Waterfront property, will be opening the doors to its transformation spearheaded by interior and architecture firm, 1508 London, who have paid homage to Cape Town’s evolution from a bustling trading port to a cosmopolitan hub with a design inspired by South Africa’s heritage, culture and craftsmanship……

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    SIRO — shifting the focus in the world of wellness

    SIRO — shifting the focus in the world of wellness In collaboration with Kerzner International, SIRO has opened its doors, flexing its muscles with a design spearheaded by LW Design and disrupting the hospitality space with its innovative vision… Two years ahead of the highly anticipated launch of One & Only, One Za’abeel, SIRO’s visionaries detected a gap in the…

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    VIP arrivals: hottest hotels opening in February 2024

    VIP arrivals: hottest hotels opening in February 2024 Hamish Kilburn, Editor of Hotel Designs, closes his nearly six-year editorship by taking us through the hottest hotel openings that are about to land on the global hotel design scene this February… If this year’s emerging travel trends are anything to go by, then the global hotel development scene is in the…

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    Park Hyatt makes its anticipated arrival into Morocco

    Park Hyatt makes its anticipated arrival into Morocco Marking the entry of the iconic Park Hyatt brand into Morocco, the new hotel offers discerning guests a distinct experience, combining contemporary and refined luxury with Marrakech’s authenticity and charm… Hyatt Hotels has announced the opening of Park Hyatt Marrakech, marking the debut of the Park Hyatt brand in Morocco and the…

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    Gran Meliá arrives in Milan

    Gran Meliá arrives in Milan Gran Meliá has opened its first property in Milan – the Palazzo Cordusio, designed as an intersection of Spanish warmth and Italian flair is a flagship property residing within a nineteenth century icon… Primely positioned in Piazza Cordusio, one of the city’s most iconic squares, the luxury hotel,Palazzo Cordusio,  is housed within the historic Palazzo…

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    How these 2024 travel trends are translating into hotel design

    How these 2024 travel trends are translating into hotel design Writer Pauline Brettell sifts through the trends that are directing the travel industry, to identify how these are impacting on hotel design both in terms of guest expectations and design deliverables…. Authenticity and experience are clearly the prevalent buzzwords in the travel industry as we shift our focus into 2024…

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    Minor Hotels to make its debut in Paris in 2024

    Minor Hotels to make its debut in Paris in 2024 Minor Hotels will launch three new hotels in Paris in 2024 and 2025 under its NH Hotels and NH Collection brands. Here’s what we know.. Minor Hotels, with more than 530 hotels in 56 countries, has announced its debut in Paris with the upcoming addition of three four-star hotels. The…

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    EDITION debuts in South East Asia with hotel arrival in Singapore

    EDITION debuts in South East Asia with hotel arrival in Singapore Firmly rooted in the EDITION brand’s strong sense of refined, timeless design and style, The Singapore EDITION – the first Southeast Asia outpost in the stable – seamlessly blends the dynamism energy of a major metropolitan city with a warm-weather resort sensibility… The Singapore EDITION captures the essence of…

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    ME by Meliá to debut in Asia Pacific

    ME by Meliá to debut in Asia Pacific ME Guangzhou is set to open in 2027, becoming, what Meliá describes as, “a benchmark hotel for modernity and luxury in China…” Meliá Hotels International, a hotel group that has actioned an aggressive growth plan in recent years, has announced ME Guangzhou, a collaboration between ME by Meliá and Guangzhou Aocheng Investment Company…

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    VIP arrivals: hottest hotels opening in November 2023

    VIP arrivals: hottest hotels opening in November 2023 Hamish Kilburn, Editor of Hotel Designs, takes the industry on a worldwide adventure to discover the hottest hotels that will open in November 2023… While November is a time for us on the editorial design at Hotel Designs to celebrate the real influencers of the hotel design industry  – with The Brit…

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    Ennismore to take Banyan Tree to Bluewaters

    Ennismore to take Banyan Tree to Bluewaters Ennismore and Banyan Tree Group, have inked a landmark deal with Dubai Holding, to introduce a unique luxury lifestyle experience in the emirate… The multi-staged project on Bluewaters will welcome new brands to Dubai, starting with the opening of Banyan Tree Dubai slated for November 2023. Banyan Tree Dubai will replace the existing…

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    In the factory with: Gessi, the jewellers of private wellness

    In the factory with: Gessi, the jewellers of private wellness Hamish Kilburn, Editor of Hotel Designs, spent 48 hours with Gessi, in Milan and its headquarters at the foot of the Italian Alps, and now doesn’t see the brand as a bathroom manufacturer at all… The bathroom and wellness industry has been saturated with innovation, practical solutions and competition for…

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    Checking in to the new suites at The Dorchester, London

    Checking in to the new suites at The Dorchester, London Editor Hamish Kilburn checks back in to The Dorchester to understand how its latest renovation has enhanced the overall guest experience while redefining ‘luxury hospitality’ in London… The most powerful metaphor one can use when describing the impact of the design transformation inside The Dorchester is ‘taking a walk in…

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    Woods Bagot explores ‘the future’ of the luxury hotel design

    Woods Bagot explores ‘the future’ of the luxury hotel design In pursuit of wonder – the future of the luxury hotel industry is written in the difference between visiting a place and experiencing a destination. Samer Charara, Woods Bagot Principal and Dubai Studio Chair, explores why hotels are leaving behind escape in favour of experience… In his role at Woods…

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    Bab Al Shams – reimagined as a A Rare Finds resort

    Bab Al Shams – reimagined as a A Rare Finds resort With a design by LW Design, Nakheel and Kerzner International launched its first property, Bab Al Shams, A Luxury Desert Resort & Spa, under its new brand, ‘Rare Finds’… LW Design was commissioned to reinvent Bab Al Shams, a landmark destination, into a contemporary and glamorous desert resort and…

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    A celebration of mosaic art with Orsoni Venezia and Brugal

    A celebration of mosaic art with Orsoni Venezia and Brugal Celebrating the Third Edition of Brugal’s Global Artist Series, the Dominican rum brand has partnered with Orsoni Venezia 1888, the historic Venetian mosaic furnace, to create a stunning collection of 18 handmade bottles that embody the essence of both rum production and the art of mosaic… At the heart of…

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    Roundtable: the language of biophilia in surface design

    Roundtable: the language of biophilia in surface design Exploring biophilic design on all sensory levels, a journey that inevitably merges with questions of nature and sustainability, was the question on the table inside the Atlas Concorde showroom during Clerkenwell Design Week 2023. Surrounded by materials clearly referencing natural surfaces both in colour and texture, Editor Hamish Kilburn sat down with…

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    Bulgari Hotel Roma opens today

    Bulgari Hotel Roma opens today Bulgari Hotel Roma, the Roman brand’s tribute to its hometown, has officially opened its doors onto the Piazza Augusto Imperatore in a landmark event on the Rome hotel scene… Last night Bulgari unveiled its ninth and newest property, Bulgari Hotel Roma, to a select audience with an array of spectacles from live music and dance,…

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    Checking in to the newly renovated Hilton Molino Stucky Venice

    Checking in to the newly renovated Hilton Molino Stucky Venice Editor Hamish Kilburn checked in to Hilton Molino Stucky Venice, a hotel steeped in history, sheltering a recent renovation that reflects a contemporary direction for the property that frames the best views over and across Venice… Capturing my first glimpse of Hilton Molino Stucky Venice on water felt apt, after…

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    Product watch: introducing Chiasso from BAGNODESIGN

    Product watch: introducing Chiasso from BAGNODESIGN Combining two of the hottest trends in bathroom design into one beautiful collection, Chiasso is a new mixer range from the high-end BAGNODESIGN brand by SANIPEX GROUP… Chiasso by BAGNODESIGN is a contemporary collection of basin and shower mixers, which is available in four versatile brassware finishes, but where the range really stands apart…

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    Bagnodesign has arrived in Clerkenwell

    Bagnodesign has arrived in Clerkenwell Bagnodesign is bringing its luxury, Italian-led bathroom design to the heart of London, with inspiration, ideas and creative thinking for interior design throughout the two floors of its Clerkenwell studio. What’s more, it’s the venue – or stage – of our CDW Takeover party this year… Born in Dubai, Bagnodesign is present in more than…

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    Design in the metaverse explored on latest podcast episode

    Design in the metaverse explored on latest podcast episode DESIGN POD, the design podcast for all designers and architects, has just dropped it’s latest episode (and it’s a juicy one). Editor Hamish Kilburn and interior designer Pallavi Dean catch up to explore ‘design in the metaverse’… Don’t switch off. Even if you are – no, especially if you are –…

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    Episode 30: Design in the metaverse (Pallavi Dean)

    Episode 30: Design in the metaverse (Pallavi Dean) In episode 30 of DESIGN POD, the design podcast for all architecture and design enthusiasts, editor Hamish Kilburn speaks to Pallavi Dean, Founder of Roar, about interior design and hospitality in the metaverse… The metaverse will not replace the human-centric nature of physical hospitality and design. This is the overarching message from…

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    Meliá to arrive in Lisbon in 2024

    Meliá to arrive in Lisbon in 2024 ME Lisbon will be a ‘destination in itself’, sheltering 213 rooms and a contemporary and clean design scheme that celebrates local art and craft… Meliá Hotels International has announced that it will be making luxury-lifestyle debut in Lisbon next year with the hotly anticipated opening of ME Lisbon. ME, which is safe to…

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    Adding luxury & wellness into the bathrooms at Bluewaters Island

    Adding luxury & wellness into the bathrooms at Bluewaters Island As Dubai’s exclusive Bluewaters Island evolves into a a vibrant and scenic experience in an exotic location, Sanipex Group was able to meet cost, quality and time constraints across the development without compromising on design… Encompassing hospitality, residential, retail and entertainment options, the luxury BAGNODESIGN brand, part of Sanipex Group,…

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    First look: Zaha Hadid Design collections launching at Milan Design Week 2023

    First look: Zaha Hadid Design collections launching at Milan Design Week 2023 Here’s our editor’s pick – highlighting four looks and collections that Zaha Hadid Design is launching during Milan Design Week 2023, which takes place April 18 – 23… Since 2006, when Zaha Hadid Design (ZHD) was established by celebrated architect Zaha Hadid, challenging form, structure and conventional approaches…

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    voco hotels celebrates 100 properties signed and opened

    voco hotels celebrates 100 properties signed and opened voco, the emerging IHG Hotels & Resorts’ brand, has reached a significant milestone in just five years of its first-ever hotel opening… Launched in 2018, voco hotels has quickly become the fastest-growing brand within IHG Hotels & Resorts’ Premium collection with properties in 18 countries and new-to-market hotels opening in Japan, Kenya,…

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    Women at the forefront of innovation in design

    Women at the forefront of innovation in design To mark this years International Women’s Day, we’re looking beyond the straps and hashtags and, instead, identifying women in the design realm who have embraced technology and innovation both past and present while challenging established design norms and shifting boundaries – our future is truly #DigitALL… This year, International Women’s Day is…

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    Sanipex Group – Bagnodesign

    Established in Dubai, Bagnodesign by Sanipex Group is now present in more than 40 countries, chosen by some of the most acclaimed interior designer houses and leading architects for prestigious projects on a global level. The Sanipex Group project division is in fact the premier choice for industry professionals working across a variety of projects. No project is too big…

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    Marriott to debut two brands in Suzhou, China

    Marriott to debut two brands in Suzhou, China The agreement that Marriott International has just signed will see the debut of Ritz-Carlton and Marriott Executive Apartments brands in Suzhou, China… Marriott International, the hotel group that is making wakes in the Middle East and Asia, has signed an agreement with China Central Place, Suzhou to bring The Ritz-Carlton and Marriott Executive…

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    Australian hotel demand is up – and here’s why

    Australian hotel demand is up – and here’s why There is an overwhelmingly positive vibe coming out of Australia. With this in mind, we caught up with our Asia Pacific industry barometer, Xander Okhuizen, Founder of Modieus, who has his finger firmly on the Asia Pacific industry pulse and shares his thoughts on ‘Aussie positivity’… With Modieus rolling out the…

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    In conversation with: Marcos Cain, Founder of Stickman Tribe

    In conversation with: Marcos Cain, Founder of Stickman Tribe Award-winning design studio Stickman Tribe is known for approaching design challenges creatively while connecting to the unique customs and heritage of each new development site. With the studios’ work within the new W Dubai Mina Seyahi receiving a lot of attention, writer Pauline Brettell caught up with Principal and Founder Marcos…

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    In conversation with: Gaurang Jhunjhnuwala, CEO of Naumi Hotels

    In conversation with: Gaurang Jhunjhnuwala, CEO of Naumi Hotels Naumi Hotels is a family-owned business that has a refreshing approach to hospitality – the design and sustainability-led hotel group is giving the industry a serious shake-up with husband and wife duo Arshiya and Gaurang Jhunjhnuwala leading the way… Having recently opened the doors on the seventh property in its portfolio,…

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    Sneak peek: what to expect from Bulgari Hotel Tokyo

    Sneak peek: what to expect from Bulgari Hotel Tokyo Bulgari Hotels & Resorts has announced that The Bulgari Hotel Tokyo will be opening its doors in April. The new hotel will be the eighth gem of the Bulgari Hotels & Resorts collection, bringing the Bulgari Italian contemporary style and glamour to the capital of Japan… Bulgari Hotel Tokyo is the…

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    Atlantis The Royal: a hotel with an extraordinary design story

    Atlantis The Royal: a hotel with an extraordinary design story It was, without question, the world’s most elaborate hotel opening party of the decade, but what is the architecture and design narrative of Atlantis The Royal? Editor Hamish Kilburn writes… Ever since the first sketches of Atlantis The Royal first emerged, it was clear that the peculiar structure that would…

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    Wood Couture

    Wood Couture is a leading supplier of the 21st century, with a mission to deliver the highest quality custom-made furniture at an exceptional price. Founded in 2017, the brand has grown from a two-generation family business with 27 years of experience in the hospitality and high-end residential sectors. Founded by two passionate Italians who began their journey in Miami and…

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    Trascenda by TREND – making marble even more marvellous

    Trascenda by TREND – making marble even more marvellous Recreating the seamless look of classic marble patterns, Trascenda from TREND incorporates the distinctive veining and subtle hues so beloved by designers seeking to add that extra touch of luxury… Revered by artists, architects and designers the world over for centuries, marble is one of the oldest natural materials. Used for…

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    TREND surfaces — green by design

    TREND surfaces — green by design Sustainability is a term that has, quite rightly, become a mantra for businesses the world over in recent years, and a major factor when considering materials and suppliers. Whilst many have found themselves hastily having to make adjustments to jump on the eco-bandwagon, it is something that has always been at the very heart…

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    Meliá Hotels steps up its luxury portfolio

    Meliá Hotels steps up its luxury portfolio Spanish hotel brand Meliá Hotels International, placed as the third largest hotel group in Europe, has announced that one in three hotel openings between 2023 and 2026 will be within its luxury portfolio… The luxury brand rooted in Mediterranean heritage and born in Palma de Mallorca in 1956, has announced an ambitious pipeline…

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    Introducing the top 25 Brit List Architects of 2022

    Introducing the top 25 Brit List Architects of 2022 Encapsulating a diverse range of design and architectural innovation, and following swiftly on the heels of us unveiling the top 25 hotel interior designers in Britain, we present you with the top 25 hotel architects in Britain, as profiled in The Brit List 2022… What is immediately impressive when running through…

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    A sophisticated yet arty vibe: inside The Morrow in Washington D.C.

    A sophisticated yet arty vibe: inside The Morrow in Washington D.C. Arriving in Washington D.C., The Morrow Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton, has opened in the heart of NoMa, one of the city’s fast-growing creative neighbourhoods… The highly anticipated Washington, D.C. lifestyle destination, The Morrow Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton, officially opens its doors. The design hotel acts as an anchor…

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    Nobu plans its hospitality arrival in Abu Dhabi

    Nobu plans its hospitality arrival in Abu Dhabi The fast-growing luxury lifestyle brand, Nobu Hospitality, raising the bar having just announced its plans to create Nobu Hotel, Restaurant and Residences in Abu Dhabi. Here’s what we know… Slated to open in 2026 on Saadiyat Island, Nobu Hotel will shelter 165 luxurious and spacious guestrooms and suites, including the ‘jewel of…

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    Editor checks in: “hotels in the metaverse and beyond”

    Editor checks in: “hotels in the metaverse and beyond” Headsets on. Hot off the HIX Talks stage, where he and a handful of visionaries explored why hotels are betting on cyberspace, Editor Hamish Kilburn is himself heading into the metaverse to explore how virtual spaces, in theory as well as reality, could work in harmony with physical hospitality and hotel…

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    Introducing the top 25 Brit List Interior Designers of 2022

    Introducing the top 25 Brit List Interior Designers of 2022 Earlier this month, The Brit List 2022 was published, which profiles the leading interior designers, architects and hoteliers in Britain, following the projects that have completed throughout this year. Kickstarting a three-part editorial series, here are The Brit List Interior  Designers of 2022… The Brit List Awards has become known…

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    Part 69: the future of food and beverage design in hotels

    We have come so far from the time when the choice is hotels was Italian or steakhouse. Today, destination restaurants and Michelin star chefs are sheltered inside some of the world’s most premium luxury hotels. But what’s next on the menu for Food and Beverage design in hotels? Alexandre Santamaria, Founder, Aware Hospitality, has a few thoughts… Guide to Hotel…

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    Nobu by the Beach to open at Atlantis The Royal

    Nobu by the Beach to open at Atlantis The Royal Building on Nobu’s prodigious success at Atlantis, The Palm, the hospitality heavyweights will continue their prosperous partnership by launching Nobu by the Beach – Nobu’s debut pool and beach club concept that is slated to open in Q1,2023. Here’s what we know… Located at the world’s most anticipated ultra-luxury experiential…

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    Dorchester Collection to arrive in Tokyo

    Dorchester Collection to arrive in Tokyo Dorchester Collection has announced it will debut in Asia within Torch Tower – the tallest building in Tokyo, and a new landmark in Japan. Slated to open in 2028, the hotel will be the 11th property for the Collection. Here’s what we know…  Dorchester Collection has been selected to manage the hotel within ‘Torch…

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    BLINK brings a grand dame of resorts into the future

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    7 extraordinary hotel residences around the world

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    Miniview: authenticity meets modernity at W Costa Navarino

    Miniview: authenticity meets modernity at W Costa Navarino W Costa Navarino, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 hotel brands, has recently opened its doors overlooking the protected and historic Bay of Navarino, and in true W style it is set to introduce a place that fosters creativity, individuality, and freedom of expression… With architectural design led by renowned Greek…

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    Four Seasons announces Egyptian expansion

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    In conversation with: Clint Nagata, Founder of BLINK Design Group

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    KCA International’s design vision for JW Marriott Istanbul Marmara Sea

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    Bulgari Hotels & Resorts makes a move on the Maldives

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    In conversation with: Alex Bauman-Lyons, Head of Design at edyn

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    Mövenpick scheduled to open its doors on Al Marjan Island

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    Events

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    Going public: 5 trends shaping the design of hotel public areas

    Going public: 5 trends shaping the design of hotel public areas With debate around public spaces in hotels ongoing, both on a design as well as a functional level, we take a look at some of the key areas and how they are changing the shape of the hotel experience from the minute we make a grand, or should that…

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    On fire: how Vakkaru Maldives rebuilt its restaurant in 10 days

    On fire: how Vakkaru Maldives rebuilt its restaurant in 10 days Following a devastating fire that destroyed one of the restaurant and bars at Vakkaru Maldives, General Manager Iain McCormack made it his mission – against all odds on a tiny island in the middle of the Indian Ocean and with limited resources – to rebuild the Lagoon Bar in…

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    Episode 13: Unconventional materials in design (Hen’a Yadav)

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    The latest EDITION hotel lands in Madrid

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    Accor adds spectacular new properties to its 2022 pipeline

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    Weekly digest: surface (Design Show) reflections & nature-inspired hotels

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    Hotel lighting: how interior designers are breaking boundaries

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    Come as you are: 25hours opens its first hotel in Scandinavia

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    Four Seasons unveils 2022 hotel development pipeline

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    Zimmer + Rohde

    Family-run for four generations, Zimmer + Rohde is a leading textile manufacturer, based in Europe. Founded in 1899, tradition and experience mark every step we take to continually offer exclusive furnishing, innovative design and expert advice. The design department uses the best materials and skilfully implements ideas by collaborating with the finest weaving mills and printers around the world. We…

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