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    Now open: Hyatt Place Zurich Airport The Circle

    Now open: Hyatt Place Zurich Airport The Circle While the name might not roll off the tongue, Hyatt Place Zurich Airport The Circle is all about ease and convenience. Providing guests with access to the surrounding natural vistas of the Swiss Alps while offering the practicality and convenience of an airport hub, this Hyatt Place is a name worth remembering……

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    Hottest hotel openings anticipated for 2022 (Q3 & Q4)

    Hottest hotel openings anticipated for 2022 (Q3 & Q4) Keeping the momentum going and following hot on the heels of our list of hotel openings slated for Q1 & Q2, Pauline Brettell takes over, keeping a collective eye glued to the hospitality horizon with a list of openings that are planned for the second half of 2022, which have piqued…

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    Hilton reveals its list of new hotels for 2022

    Hilton reveals its list of new hotels for 2022 As modern travellers update their wishlists and re-pack suitcases to make up for lost time, Hilton has made it easy to be inspired with its list of new hotels planned across Europe, the Middle East and Africa… With more than 75 new hotels planned across Europe, the Middle East and Africa…

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    Hottest hotel openings anticipated for 2022 (Q1 & Q2)

    Hottest hotel openings anticipated for 2022 (Q1 & Q2) Back with a bang, Hotel Designs starts 2022 with optimism and curiosity; shining the spotlight on the hotel openings and re-openings that will once again shift hospitality and hotel design into a new era. Editor Hamish Kilburn kicks things off with his edit of the hottest hotel openings to bookmark for…

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    A look at Hyatt’s pipeline from now through to 2023

    A look at Hyatt’s pipeline from now through to 2023 In addition to the 24 previously announced luxury hotels within Hyatt’s luxury portfolio globally that are slated to open by 2023, Hyatt has unveiled plans for seven new luxury hotels and resorts throughout Europe and the Middle East. Here’s what we know… Hyatt continues to grow its brands in locations…

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    Unveiled: The Brit List Hoteliers of 2021

    Unveiled: The Brit List Hoteliers of 2021 Sticking to tradition, each year Hotel Designs publishes The Brit List, which, following a nationwide campaign, profiles the top 25 designers, the top 25 architects and the top 25 hoteliers. Following the unveilings of both the designers and architects earlier this month, please meet The Brit List Hoteliers of 2021… Each year, The Brit…

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    Unveiled: The Brit List Architects of 2021

    Unveiled: The Brit List Architects of 2021 Following hot on the heels of this year’s designers who made the list, it’s now time to shine the spotlight on the 25 architects who were profiled in The Brit List 2021, which was unveiled in style at The Brit List Awards 2021… After a year full of rethinking and recalibration in the…

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    In pictures: Inside Bvlgari Hotel Paris

    In pictures: Inside Bvlgari Hotel Paris Three years since the concept of the luxury hotel appeared on our radar, Bvlgari Hotel Paris has opened. The new hotel, designed by Italian architecture firm Antonio Patricia Viel, alongside the renowned Parisian architects Valode & Pistre, promises an experience that mingles Italian excellence with the magnificent culture of the City of Lights… In…

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    The Luxury Collection makes debut in Rocky Mountains

    The Luxury Collection makes debut in Rocky Mountains The Luxury Collection Heralds a new beacon of sophistication and vibrancy in the Rocky Mountains with the Debut of The Hythe, a Luxury Collection Resort, Vail… The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary hotel brands, today announced the opening of The Hythe, a Luxury Collection Resort,…

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    Sneak peek inside ME Barcelona

    Sneak peek inside ME Barcelona Meliá Hotels International has announced the Spanish brand’s first five-star hotel opening in Barcelona in more than a decade, with the 164-key ME Barcelona set to open on November 25, 2021. Pauline Brettell went behind closed doors to have a look inside… Situated in the heart of Barcelona, on the elegant Passeig de Gràcia, ME…

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    Sneak peek inside One&Only Aesthesis

    Sneak peek inside One&Only Aesthesis One&Only Aesthesis, the brand’s second hotel in Europe, is set to arrive on the Athenian coast and the seafront of Glyfada in June 2022. Melanie Guarda Ceccoli takes a look into the inspiration behind the resort… After the announcement in May 2021 of the landing in Europe of One&Only Portonovi in ​​Montenegro, the expansion of…

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    Ledsc4

    Introducing Ledsc4. Good lighting makes spaces worth living through emotion, comfort and care. For the past 50 years, the lighting company has been dedicated to developing a culture of light in which design, technology, and sustainability come together to offer the best lighting solution for your indoor and outdoor projects. Image credit: Ledsc4 Image credit: Ledsc4 People spend 90 per…

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    Hotel concepts: Wild & wonderful hotel developments

    Hotel concepts: Wild & wonderful hotel developments To celebrate this month’s feature of ‘hotel concepts’, editor Hamish Kilburn puts some interesting hotel developments under the spotlight – some more realistic than others – that are currently on his radar… As with any brief to source new and truly innovative ideas, to find hotel concepts that were really going against the…

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    Raffles to more than double current portfolio of luxury hotels by 2023

    Raffles to more than double current portfolio of luxury hotels by 2023 The legendary brand that is Raffles Hotels & Resorts is set to open flagship properties in Dubai, Udaipur, Bahrain and Macau later this year. Here’s what we know…  With newly appointed CEO Stephen Alden at the helm, Raffles Hotels & Resorts, which first emerged in 1887 with the…

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    Mama Shelter to open five hotels this year

    Mama Shelter to open five hotels this year As well as Mama Shelter preparing to open its debut hotel in Rome, more than decade since launch its first property, the hotel brand known for its quirky and playful design schemes is also planning on launching hotels in Lisbon, Paris, Bahrain and Dubai – all of which are slated to open…

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    Moxy brand makes debut in Mainland China

    Moxy brand makes debut in Mainland China Following to launch of its debut property in Miami and announcement of its arrival in Dubai, Marriott International’s disruptive hotel brand, Moxy, expands to Mainland China with additional openings slated for Shanghai, Nanjing, Shenzhen and Xi’an in the next year. Here’s what we know… Moxy Shanghai Hongqiao CBD has opened, which marks the…

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    Miniview: Inside The Carlton Tower Jumeirah – now open!

    Miniview: Inside The Carlton Tower Jumeirah – now open! We have waited an agonising 18 months, but we can finally celebrate the opening of The Carlton Tower Jumeirah, a masterpiece the international design studio 1508 London that has allowed what was a tired and worn down hotel to prosper in London’s Knightsbridge neighbourhood. Editor Hamish Kilburn has followed the story…

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    Hotel spas – what tomorrow’s travellers expect

    Hotel spas – what tomorrow’s travellers expect In her second article with Hotel Designs – the first looking at public areas post-pandemic – Emma Cook explores how the cultural shift that we have experienced over the last year will impact modern traveller demands in hotel spas and wellness areas… As well as hotel spas being a relaxing experience for guests,…

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    Today: Ideal Standard kicks off Together World Tour in Milan

    Today: Ideal Standard kicks off Together World Tour in Milan Ideal Standard has announced a unique series of events, the Together World Tour, blending an innovative digital format with the attraction of a physical event – and it starts TODAY!  What do Milan, Berlin, London, Paris, Dubai and Shanghai have in common? These cities are renowned cultural capitals of the…

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    Weekly briefing: EDITION soars & Tom Dixon strikes again

    Weekly briefing: EDITION soars & Tom Dixon strikes again Ahoy there! Hamish Kilburn here with your weekly briefing – if you only read one of our editorial pieces this week, make it this one as its jam-packed full of our most-read news stories and features that we have published over the last few days… This week’s round-up comes after the…

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    EDITION to open 8 new hotels by 2022

    EDITION to open 8 new hotels by 2022 EDITION Hotels has announced that it will open eight new properties by 2022, these include new hotels in Reykjavik, Tokyo, Rome, Dubai, Tampa, Riviera Maya and Doya… EDITION Hotels has announced its further international expansion by the end of 2022, with the expected openings of eight new properties across three continents. The…

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    How will hotel public spaces overcome Covid-19?

    How will hotel public spaces overcome Covid-19? To kickstart ‘public spaces’ being placed under the editorial spotlight this month, Emma Cook takes the reigns to explore how the pandemic will evolve hotel lobbies, hotel arrival and the hospitality experience in general once more… Hotels: the home away from home. Except, now, we want to be anywhere but our homes! Endless…

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    SLS announces first hotel in the Middle East

    SLS announces first hotel in the Middle East SLS Dubai is the seventh SLS hotel – the first SLS property in the Middle East – with 11 additional properties to open internationally over the next five years… Accor has announced the expansion of the international SLS Hotels & Residences brand to the Middle East with the opening of SLS Dubai.…

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    Weekly briefing: Hyatt milestones, a D.C. check-in & HD Live returns

    Weekly briefing: Hyatt milestones, a D.C. check-in & HD Live returns Editor Hamish Kilburn here with your weekly briefing, a safe place where you can catch up on all the hottest hotel design and hospitality stories from the last couple of days. This week’s round-up includes our latest hotel review and your chance to join us for free at Hotel…

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    Hyatt opens 1,000th hotel worldwide

    Hyatt opens 1,000th hotel worldwide With the opening of  Alila Napa Valley in St. Helena, Hyatt, which arrived with its first property in 1957, has officially opened the brand’s 1,000th hotel worldwide. Editor Hamish Kilburn writes… We love a milestone at Hotel Designs! For any brand to claim that they have opened 1,000 hotels is an enormous feat, but considering…

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    Virtual roundtable: Bespoke possibilities in luxury design

    Virtual roundtable: Bespoke possibilities in luxury design To specify or not to specify, that was the initial question that editor Hamish Kilburn put forward to our expert panel of designers and lighting masterminds for our latest roundtable, in association with bespoke lighting brand Dernier & Hamlyn, on bespoke possibilities in luxury design… There are a plethora of well-documented benefits linked…

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    DESIGN POD episode 2, with Director of Zaha Hadid Architects, has landed

    DESIGN POD episode 2, with Director of Zaha Hadid Architects, has landed LISTEN NOW: For episode of two of DESIGN POD, in association with Bathrooms Brands Group, editor Hamish Kilburn and co-host Harriet Forde invite Christos Passas, Director of Zaha Hadid Architects, to discuss architecture beyond boundaries… Hosted by editor Hamish Kilburn and co-hosted by designer Harriet Forde, DESIGN POD’s…

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    Weekly briefing: Nobu exclusive, Rosewood footprints & sustainability explored

    Weekly briefing: Nobu exclusive, Rosewood footprints & sustainability explored Editor Hamish Kilburn here with your weekly briefing. This week’s round-up includes an exclusive lighting feature, details about Rosewood’s second hotel in London and how to watch out latest panel discussion on sustainability beneath the surface… 2021 is shaping up to be an extremely exciting year on the hotel design front.…

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    In Conversation With: Christos Passas, Architect of the Year

    In Conversation With: Christos Passas, Architect of the Year Recently crowned Architect of the Year at The Brit List Awards 2020, Christos Passas, Director at Zaha Hadid Architects joins editor Hamish Kilburn to discuss career highlights and the significance of his most recently completed project, ME Dubai… Having worked at Zaha Hadid Architect (ZHA) since 1998 – first as a…

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

    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… It hasn’t been the easiest of starts to the year – today the UK hospitality…

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    Hotel concept: designing a sustainable floating resort

    Hotel concept: designing a sustainable floating resort 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. Editor Hamish Kilburn explores… Focusing on the positive possibilities of the future, boutique design studio AMA has…

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    Hottest hotel openings anticipated for 2021 (Q1 & Q2)

    Hottest hotel openings anticipated for 2021 (Q1 & Q2) Concussed from 2020, Hotel Designs is kicking off the year with positivity; shining its editorial spotlight on the hotel openings that will take hospitality worldwide to new heights. In our first of two series we take a look at Q1 & Q2’s VIP arrivals. Editor Hamish Kilburn writes… Despite the pandemic,…

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    Editor Checks In: don’t make me round-up 2020

    Editor Checks In: don’t make me round-up 2020 “For someone who always tries to see the positive in everything, this year has been a challenging and turbulent journey that has been full twists, turns and dead ends,” editor Hamish Kilburn writes when trying to round-up 2020… It’s 21:00 GMT on a stormy evening in December. The eyes of the world…

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    Meet The Brit List Architects of 2020

    Meet The Brit List Architects of 2020 Each year, Hotel Designs unveils The Brit List, a publication that lists the top 25 designers, top 25 architects and top 25 hoteliers who are operating in Britain. Following the official unveiling of The List at this year’s virtual award ceremony, please meet The Brit List Architects of 2020… For more than four years now, The…

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    Celebrating a decade of decorative surfaces from Siminetti

    Celebrating a decade of decorative surfaces from Siminetti Despite celebrations being somewhat muted in 2020, Hotel Designs would like to wish Siminetti a very special ‘Happy Birthday’ with a throwback to 10 years of creating stunning surfaces… From humble beginnings in 2010, Siminetti has prospered over the last decade to become a renowned producer of decorative surfaces utilising the finest Mother…

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    Meet The Brit List Designers of 2020

    Meet The Brit List Designers of 2020 Each year, Hotel Designs unveils The Brit List, a publication that lists the top 25 designers, top 25 architects and top 25 hoteliers who are operating in Britain. Following the official unveiling of The List at this year’s virtual award ceremony, please meet The Brit List Designers of 2020… For more than four…

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    Bvlgari Hotels to open debut property in the US

    Bvlgari Hotels to open debut property in the US Bvlgari Hotels & Resorts has announced the agreement for a new hotel in Miami Beach, scheduled to open in 2024… The luxury hotel brand, Bvlgari Hotels & Resorts, is on a roll, following announced projects in Paris, to open in 2021, Moscow and Rome in 2022 and Tokyo in 2023. Its…

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    Meliá Hotels International to open fourth hotel in Milan

    Meliá Hotels International to open fourth hotel in Milan The 70-key five-star hotel, which will be sheltered inside one of the most recognisable buildings in Piazza Cordusio, will become Meliá Hotels International’s fourth property in Milan when it opens in 2023… Following the reopening of ME Dubai this week, Meliá Hotels International and Generali Real Estate have announced that they…

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    Product watch: new ‘greenworld’ lighting from Inspired by design

    Product watch: new ‘greenworld’ lighting from Inspired by design Inspired By Design, which was a Product Watch Pitch partner of Hotel Designs LIVE, brings the outside indoors with its new range of biophilic lighting. The brand’s Simon Shuck explains… During the pandemic, being outside and connecting with nature has never been more important. This helps us to relax and think…

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    The Brit List Awards 2020: the winners’ story

    The Brit List Awards 2020: the winners’ story The Brit List Awards 2020 came to a dramatic climax yesterday, when the individual winners – in seven categories – were announced in the virtual awards ceremony that was broadcasted live from London. Editor Hamish Kilburn, who hosted that ceremony, has the winners’ story… Earlier this year, when we were all adapting…

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    Industry insight: from hospitality furniture to prison cell

    Industry insight: from hospitality furniture to prison cell Award-winning furniture designer Rock Galpin is preparing to speak at Dubai Design Week about the highly challenging brief to design a new era of furniture for the Ministry of Justice inside HM Prisons in the UK… Furniture designer Rock Galpin will open up next week at Dubai Design Week about one of…

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    Confessions of a lighting designer – sparks and relationships

    Confessions of a lighting designer – sparks and relationships In the second editorial of the ‘confessions of a lighting designer’ series, Gary Thornton, senior project designer at neolight global, explores lighting relationships… Following our previous article, the hotel guest experience can be considered as being framed physically by the architecture, informed by the interior design, and reinforced by the service…

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    How conscious design studio Harris & Harris was born

    How conscious design studio Harris & Harris was born Harris & Harris has earned Hotel Designs’ stamp of approval as an environmentally and socially responsible interior and product design studio… Founded in 2014 by husband and wife team Alexander and Sharon Harris, Harris & Harris emerged onto the design scene as a sustainable breathe of fresh air. Working internationally, the…

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    Gessi’s new showroom lands in London

    Gessi’s new showroom lands in London Gessi’s new showroom, Casa Gessi London, is a celebration of Italian design for a wellness experience in the most private and intimate space of the hotel, the bathroom… Located in the heart of Clerkenwell – a thriving design district that houses many of the world’s leading contemporary design and architectural innovators – Casa Gessi…

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    Hotel Indigo debuts in the historic city of Bath

    Hotel Indigo debuts in the historic city of Bath IHG Hotels & Resorts has further expanded its boutique footprint with the opening of the highly anticipated Hotel Indigo Bath… Set in a honey coloured Georgian terrace built in the 18th century, the 166-key Grade I listed building, which now shelters Hotel Indigo Bath, has hosted famous figures from history including…

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    The Luxury Collection debuts in Abu Dhabi

    The Luxury Collection debuts in Abu Dhabi Luxury in the desert, Al Wathba, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa’s Arabian-style resort celebrates Emirati culture through design, cuisine and memorable desert experiences… The Luxury Collection, part of Marriott International, has welcomed Al Wathba Desert Resort & Spa to its unique ensemble of iconic hotels, marking the debut of the portfolio…

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    Feature: continuing a bespoke tradition of excellence

    Feature: continuing a bespoke tradition of excellence Hotel Designs explores bespoke and antique billiards for the 21st Century… The craftsmen at Sir William Bentley Billiards’ workshop, in Marten, England, have designed and made some of the world’s most beautiful bespoke billiard tables. With nearly 40 years of experience in Antique Billiards restoration and reproduction, they have worked on countless exquisite…

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    #1 Sound design & guest wellbeing

    #1 Sound design & guest wellbeing Hotel Designs LAB, powered by Arigami and published exclusively by Hotel Designs, is a series of thought-provoking articles developed to challenge the conventional hospitality landscape and, in the process, empower interior designers, architects, hoteliers, developers, technologists and hospitality brands with actionable design insights. In our first article of the series, Robyn Landau, Katherine Templar-Lewis,…

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    The Brit List Awards 2020: meet the judges

    The Brit List Awards 2020: meet the judges Now that nominations have officially opened for The Brit List Awards 2020, we would like you to meet this year’s judging panel, which has been carefully selected to include international experts in design, architecture and hotel development… Here at Hotel Designs, it has become tradition, after nominations and applications have opened for…

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    INDUSTRY INSIGHT: enhancing guestrooms and suites post-pandemic

    INDUSTRY INSIGHT: enhancing guestrooms and suites post-pandemic While public areas in hotel design are having to adapt in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak, Hotel Designs asks the experts at Billiards how their products can add entertainment in suites and large guestrooms… With the hospitality industry seeking creative responses to the short and long term effects of the Pandemic, Hoteliers…

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    Bvlgari Hotels & Resorts to open debut property in Rome

    Bvlgari Hotels & Resorts to open debut property in Rome Bvlgari Hotel Roma, which is slated to open in 2022, will occupy a magnificent building in the heart of the Campo Marzio neighbourhood, a stone’s throw from the iconic Spanish Steps and the signature Bvlgari flagship on Via Condotti… Bvlgari Hotels & Resorts has announced that it will open its…

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    Exploring what makes design unique through the rich theatre of life

    Exploring what makes design unique through the rich theatre of life With ‘Finding your lane’ being a topic that Hotel Designs will explore in the first episode of DESIGNPOD, we asked Samantha Crockett, Director of Harris Jackson Interior Design Studio, what makes her design unique… Very recently an acquaintance of mine Jacqueline Goddard of Atticus Arts wrote an article for…

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    Gessi

    A FAMILY STORY – made of passion and soul.  Gessi is a synonym of exclusivity, high personalisation and style in the world of design. Conceiving designs and technology that enhance the use and benefits of water, he company’s mission is to bring a sense of private, customised wellness to everyday life in the most intimate living environments.  The experience of…

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    Flair Studio

    Founded in London in 2018, Flair Studio is a RIBA chartered, young, creative and independent interior architecture company that realises inspiring retail, hospitality and residential interiors. Specialising in retail and Restaurant design, the Studio is active in a wide scope of local and international projects from luxury retail interiors to fine dining Restaurants and one-off private residences. Services include Interior…

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    SNEAK PEEK: Inside Mama Shelter’s soon-to-open Luxembourg hotel

    SNEAK PEEK: Inside Mama Shelter’s soon-to-open Luxembourg hotel Mama Shelter is expected to bringing its playful hotel brand to Luxembourg in May of this year. Before the wild opening, Hotel Designs got a sneak peek inside…  Hot off the heels of opening another hotel in Paris, Mama Shelter is expected to touchdown in Luxembourg this May, opening the brand’s 13th…

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    SNEAK PEEK: Inside the ‘first true design hotel’ in Warsaw

    SNEAK PEEK: Inside the ‘first true design hotel’ in Warsaw The 117-key Nobu Hotel Warsaw is located in lively, culinary neighbourhood of central Warsaw and is slated to open this June… Nobu Hospitality, the lifestyle brand founded by Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro and Meir Teper, has announced that its first hotel in Poland will open in June of this…

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    Corinthia Hotels announces debut hotel in Doha

    Corinthia Hotels announces debut hotel in Doha Corinthia Hotels has signed an agreement to manage and operate a luxury Corinthia hotel in Doha to be built in the Gewan Island development… As the final preparations are underway for Corinthia Hotel’s entrance into the Middle East, with the opening of Corinthia Dubai around the corner, the hotel group has just signed…

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    Canopy by Hilton to open 20 hotels in 2020

    Canopy by Hilton to open 20 hotels in 2020 Hilton is calling it ’20 in 20′ as its lifestyle brand, Canopy by Hilton, is predicting to nearly triple its portfolio with 20 expected openings in the next 11 months…  Hotel group Hilton has just announced that its ‘upper upscale’ lifestyle brand, Canopy by Hilton, is predicting to open 20 hotels…

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    In Conversation With: Hotelier of the Year 2019, Thomas Kochs

    In Conversation With: Hotelier of the Year 2019, Thomas Kochs The Managing Director of Corinthia London, Thomas Kochs, has confidently evolved – and arguably led – the luxury hospitality scene in London for decades. Editor Hamish Kilburn joins the man of the moment who was recently crowned Hotelier of the Year at The Brit List Awards 2019… London’s luxury market…

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    VIP ARRIVALS: Top hotels to open in February 2020

    VIP ARRIVALS: Top hotels to open in February 2020 With the aim to cut through the noise in a contemporary tone, Hotel Designs has the scoop on which statement and game-changing hotels are expected to open in February, 2020… The hotel industry never ceases to amaze with its ability to break through hard barriers to take design, architecture and creativity…

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    EDITION to open three new hotels in 2020

    EDITION to open three new hotels in 2020 The luxury hotel brand EDITION Hotels has announced that it will open properties in Japan, Iceland and Dubai this year…  Following the announcement of Marriott International’s strategy to open 30 new luxury hotels in 2020, EDITION Hotels has shared that it will open three new properties across three continents this year. With the…

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    The Brit List Hoteliers of 2019 (Part two)

    The Brit List Hoteliers of 2019 (Part two) This December, Hotel Designs has profiled the individuals who made it into The Brit List 2019. We conclude by referencing part two of The Brit List Hoteliers of 2019 (in alphabetical order)… The Brit List 2019 is Hotel Designs’ annual nationwide search to identify the top 25 designers, top 25 architects and top 25 hoteliers…

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    Mandarin Oriental to manage its second hotel in the UAE

    Mandarin Oriental to manage its second hotel in the UAE Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group will take over management of the iconic Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi from January 1 2020… Mandarin Oriental is about to take on the management of its second hotel in the United Arab Emirates following the opening of Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai in early 2019. The hotel, which…

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    Hotel specifies flooring made from 540 recycled bottles

    Hotel specifies flooring made from 540 recycled bottles The newly rebranded DoubleTree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic Hotel & Spa, which has just opened in the historic spa town, has specified a revolutionary carpet underlay company that uses recycled bottles within its flooring solutions…  The newly rebranded DoubleTree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic Hotel & Spa, which has just opened in the…

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    Marriott International to open 30 luxury hotels in 2020

    Marriott International to open 30 luxury hotels in 2020 Marriott International’s 2020 strategy will see the unveil of luxury hotels in design and travel hotspots, including Tokyo, Mexico City, Reykjavik and Melbourne… Matching the group’s 2019 aims, Marriott International has announced its projection to open more than 30 luxury properties in 2020. The hotel group’s 30 new openings will evolve from the…

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    W Hotels Arrives In Abu Dhabi

    W Hotels Arrives In Abu Dhabi Rev up your engines, W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island is the only hotel in the world to be located on a Grand Prix racetrack… Buckle up… W Hotels Worldwide has announced the highly anticipated debut of the W brand in the UAE capital with the opening of W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island. Located in…

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    CASE STUDY: How YOTEL utilised space in design and hospitality

    CASE STUDY: How YOTEL utilised space in design and hospitality In the wake of a plethora of announcements regarding hotel openings to expand the YOTEL portfolio, editor Hamish Kilburn sat down with the hotel brand’s CEO, Hurbert Viriot, to understand more about the company’s ethos and methods to grow…  It’s safe to say that the international hotel design and hospitality…

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    A new chapter: Fabiia’s showroom opens in Chiswick, London

    A new chapter: Fabiia’s showroom opens in Chiswick, London Furniture brand Fabiia has opened its doors to a new London showroom just in time for Sleep & Eat 2019…  Marking a significant milestone for the furniture company, Fabiia has opened its doors to a new showroom on the doorstep of the quaint yet thriving neighbourhood of Chiswick, London. The new…

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    SO/ Paseo del Prado La Habana opens in Cuba

    SO/ Paseo del Prado La Habana opens in Cuba Accor’s fastest growing luxury hotel brand, SO/I arrives in Cuba just in time to honor Havana’s 500thanniversary… Designed by the renowned French architect, Michel Regembal, SO/I Paseo del Prado La Habana has opened in Cuba. The 250-key hotel will showcase the brand’s ‘have-it-all’ lifestyle of rebellious luxury at its new residence in…

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    W Hotels Debuts in Oman

    W Hotels Debuts in Oman The “lavish playground” of W Muscat is set to shake up the coastal haven with bold design, eclectic programming and Oman’s First Siddharta Lounge By Buddha-Bar… W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott International Inc., has announced the opening of W Muscat, the brand’s newest beachfront W Escape and the second to open in the Middle…

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    25Hours Hotels to debut in Italy in 2020

    25Hours Hotels to debut in Italy in 2020 The hotel brand that focuses on individuality, authenticity and striking first impressions has just announced that the opening of 25hours Hotel Piazza San Paolino will mark the brand’s entrance into Italy…  Irreverent, smart, and authentic, and always with design that starts with a compelling story, 25Hours Hotels will next year open what it is…

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    Hilton is on track to open most luxury hotels in company’s history, says CEO

    Hilton is on track to open most luxury hotels in company’s history, says CEO Hilton’s CEO has announced that this year will go down in history for the hotel giant as it will open more luxury properties than ever before…  Hilton’s President and CEO, Chris Nassetta, has announced that the company is on track to open more luxury properties in 2019…

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    In Conversation With: Simon Naudi, CEO of Corinthia Hotels

    In Conversation With: Simon Naudi, CEO of Corinthia Hotels With a Dubai debut around the corner, Corinthia Hotels is strategically expanding its luxury arm one region – and one hotel opening – at a time. Editor Hamish Kilburn caught up with the CEO of Corinthia Hotels, Simon Naudi, to understand the trials and triumphs of evolving one of the world’s…

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    Spotlight On: May’s features announced

    Spotlight On: May’s features announced Hotel Designs has officially dropped its May editorial features, which are Bars and Restaurants and Bathrooms…  Throughout May, Hotel Designs’ Spotlight On features will look at two highly topical features, namely Bars & Restaurants and Bathrooms – both areas of which are transforming drastically in order to cater to modern travellers’ demands. Bars and Restaurants Image credit: Dukes Dubai…

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    Corinthia Hotels to debut in the Middle East

    Corinthia Hotels to debut in the Middle East Corinthia Meydan Beach Dubai, which is slated to open in 2020, will be Corinthia Hotel’s debut property in the Middle East… Corinthia Hotels has announced that it will open the brand’s first hotel in the Middle East. Due to launch in 2020, the contemporary beachfront hotel marks the beginning of ambitious expansion plans…

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    W Hotels announces second arrival in Bali

    W Hotels announces second arrival in Bali W Bali – Ubud is set to bring a new level of W’s bold design to the cultural heart of Bali… W Hotels Worldwide has announced the signing of W Bali – Ubud, the brand’s newest W Escape, which is being developed in partnership with Indonesia’s Ruang Teknik Group. The expansion into Ubud…

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    LIVE FROM MILAN: Zaha Hadid Design at ME Milan Il Duca

    LIVE FROM MILAN: Zaha Hadid Design at ME Milan Il Duca Zaha Hadid Design has announced that its Milan Design Week will be anchored at ME Milan Il Duca hotel, where it will host a thoughtful exhibition featuring contrasting textures…  The ME Milan Il Duca hotel has collaborated with Zaha Hadid Design to host an exhibition during Salone del Mobile 2019…

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    In Conversation With: Pedro Colaco, CEO, Great Hotels of The World on bleisure

    In Conversation With: Pedro Colaco, CEO, Great Hotels of The World on bleisure With the global rise in bleisure travel, one company and its members are more equipped than ever before to cater to the demands of modern business travellers. In light of this, and ahead of leading a panel discussion on the topic, editor Hamish Kilburn caught up with…

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    Hotel Designs’ 30 Under 30: Winners announced

    Hotel Designs’ 30 Under 30: Winners announced Hotel Designs’ unveiled the winners of its 30 Under 30 initiative at Meet Up London on March 28, 2019… 40 shortlisted 30 Under 30 finalists were among the more than 200 interior designers, architects, hoteliers and key-industry suppliers who gathered at Minotti London on March 28 for Meet Up London. The event, which…

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    Design icon Adam D. Tihany to design Seabourn’s next ships

    Design icon Adam D. Tihany to design Seabourn’s next ships The designer behind Four Seasons Dubai DIFC, The Beverly Hills Hotel and One & Only Cape Town has been invited back by Seabourn to design the interiors and exterior guest areas of its two new purpose-built luxury expedition ships…  Following on from Hotel Designs’ insight into the cruise industry within the series Hotels At…

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    Accor’s new lifestyle brand to arrive in 150 destinations by 2030

    With one hotel open, 10 in the pipeline and a further 50 under construction, Accor launches lifestyle brand Tribe…  Accor continues to expand its portfolio by launching a new lifestyle brand in the midscale segment, TRIBE. The brand launches with the aims to surprise travellers with an original, exciting and carefully curated offer that focuses on style rather than price. Reshaping the…

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    25hours to arrive in Denmark in 2021

    Adding to its 13 hotels in Europe, 25hotels signs a milestone contract to unveil a new hotel in Denmark designed by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio… Hotel Group 25hours Hotel Company is preparing to expand its arm deeper into Europe by signing a long-term lease agreement with the Hines real estate company for a building in Copenhagen’s Old Town that will offer 243 rooms, a wellness area…

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    Millennium Hotels and Resorts opens 40th property

    Deyaar Development and Millennium Hotels & Resorts MEA open Millennium Atria Business Bay… Millennium Hotels and Resorts, Middle East and Africa (MEA) – one of the fastest growing hotel management companies in the region, has opened its 40th property, the Millennium Atria Business Bay, which will serve a growing hospitality and tourism sector. The first phase of the opening will…

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    Part 20: Colour in interiors

    GTHD A GUIDE TO HOTEL DESIGN PT 20: COLOUR IN INTERIORS A Guide to Hotel Design Pt 19 showed there are basic design and aesthetic rules on the use of colour. With the move back to pattern and colour from the off-white minimalism of the last decade or so, it seems appropriate to take a fresh look at some of…

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    5 awe-inspiring hotel architecture projects currently on the boards

    5 awe-inspiring hotel architecture projects currently on the boards To kickstart our month shining the spotlight on architecture and construction, Hotel Designs highlights five groundbreaking projects that are currently in planning…  Long before the Burj Al Arab made its magnificent entrance onto the shores of Dubai in 1999, architects have competed with one another to break into the clouds of possibilities within…

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    Hotels at New Heights: suites on the high seas

    To conclude our series, Hotels at New Heights, Hamish Kilburn investigates why more and more hotel designers are taking to the seas to design the luxury cruise vessels’ suites of the future… Somewhere between Myanmar and Phuket, in the Andaman Sea, my perception of luxury cruises shifted from that of a cliché to feeling very much part of an exclusive…

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    First look: At one with nature at The Apurva Kempinski Bali

    As the hotel is on the cusp of opening, Hotel Designs takes a sneak peek of the naturally striking design sheltered within the 475-key The Apurva Kempinski Bali… Kempinski Hotels is preparing to usher in a new era of first-class hospitality in Bali with the opening of The Apurva Kempinski Bali, a luxurious haven that captures the essence of Indonesian culture, art…

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    SPOTLIGHT ON: Major hotel openings for Q3 & Q4 2019

    Hotel Designs has started the New Year fresh by focusing the spotlight on significant hotel openings for 2019 that together are expected to transform the landscape of international hotel design. Following our start last week, here are our top picks of hotels that are launching in Q3 & Q4… Last week, we brought you what we considered to be the top hotels that…

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    Editor checks in: December 2018

    Colouring outside the trendy lines… The sun is falling on 2018 – and this particular sunset is filtered in a warm, peachy orange glow, also known as Living Coral or Pantone 16-154. Despite December traditionally being a month of reflection, it’s also a time to sprinkle a hint of optimism on the horizon as the industry turns its head to leading…

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    Great Hotels of the World sees increased investment over next two years

    The increased investment comes after Great Hotels of the World was recently acquired by GuestCentric…  Great Hotels of the World (GHOTW), which includes in its collection properties such as Atlantis The Palm Dubai and Altis Belém Hotel & Spa, will receive more than €3,000,000 investment over the next two years. GHOTW is a well-established sales and marketing hotel representation company for upscale independent hotels, specialising…

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    Avani Hotels & Resorts unveils sharp interiors in upscale resort in Koh Samui

    The new upscale hotel in Thailand’s Koh Samui opens as Avani Hotels and Resorts’ 24th property, with a further 15 currently in the pipeline…  Avani Hotels & Resorts is expanding its portfolio in Thailand with the launch of AVANI+ Samui, an upscale resort situated by Taling Ngam Bay on Koh Samui. The new seaside hideaway features 25 guestrooms, 27 private pool villas and six…

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    Top five stories of the week: New artistic heights, when two industries collide and The Brit List 2018 approaches

    Feeling inspired from recent conversations and exclusives, editor of Hotel Designs Hamish Kilburn, lists this week’s top stories…  The most common answer I hear when I ask designers, architects and hoteliers where they source their inspiration from is ‘everywhere’. The more I hear this answer, the more I sit and wonder how far-reaching everywhere can be, and can anything really spark the concept…

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    SPOTLIGHT ON: Reaching new creative heights with artist Beth Nicholas

    Having created striking artwork for some of the world’s most stylish interiors, was The Address Downtown artist Beth Nicholas’ most challenging project to date? Editor of Hotel Designs Hamish Kilburn sits down with the artist to find out more… Known artist Beth Nicholas is used to seeing her masterpieces on the walls of some of the world’s finest examples of hotel design. Among working…

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    SPOTLIGHT ON: Photography/Artwork & Show Season Recap

    Throughout November, Hotel Designs will be shining the spotlight on the importance of photography and artwork while also reflected on what was a busy and successful show season, which is not quite over yet… Next month, Hotel Designs will investigate how photography and artwork is used within international hotel design in order to create personality and a strong sense of place.…

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    Rixos Hotels opens first hotel in Abu Dhabi

    The hotel group opens a 378-key luxury hotel in Abu Dhabi, the brand’s fourth hotel in UAE… Turkish-grown hospitality brand Rixos Hotels has opened its first resort in Abu Dhabi. Rixos Saadiyat Island prides itself on offering ‘pure luxury’ in an opulent setting, inspired by the palaces of the Ottoman Empire, with dazzling interiors reflecting gemstone shades of green, blue and turquoise throughout. Situated on Saadiyat…

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    Wilton Carpets’ Ethereal collection heads to The Imperial Banqueting Suite

    Wilton Carpets has expanded into the wedding venue Preston’s Imperial Banqueting Suite… The Ethereal collection of wool-rich woven axminster by Wilton Carpets has inspired a new floor for the mezzanine at Preston’s Imperial Banqueting Suite, a new wedding venue inspired by Dubai’s luxury hotels. The space, which is capable of accommodating up to 950 guests, boasts fascinating interiors that includes…

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