VIDEO: Technology Drives New Design Innovations by Hilton Hotels & Resorts

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    Hilton Design Studio Transforms Hotel Design Process while Hilton Valet™ and Hilton Connectivity Station Enhance Guest Experience

    Hilton Hotels & Resorts has recently launched Hilton Design Studio (HDS), a new cutting-edge online tool that transforms the way in which owners, developers and design firms implement the brand’s forward-thinking design narrative. The brand also continues to build on its evolving design narrative with the unveiling of Hilton ValetTM and Hilton Connectivity Station, two ready-to-use owner solutions that enhance the guest experience and demonstrate the influence of technology on design innovations from Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

    “Design has a powerful impact on the overall guest experience and brings our brand promise to life in a unique way,” said Dave Horton, global head, Hilton Hotels & Resorts. “The introduction of these new innovations and our design narratives elevates our offering to guests and provides our owners with the most advanced design solution in our industry. As we build new hotels and refresh current properties, Hilton Design Studio is a streamlined solution for implementing designs that are consistent, yet completely unique.”

    Extending the Hilton brand’s commitment to well-designed and thoughtful spaces, HDS provides a cost-effective and time-saving solution for Hilton owners, operators and design consultant teams. Now available for hotels across the Americas, HDS will evolve as the central design development platform for guest rooms and public spaces at all Hilton Hotels & Resorts properties worldwide. While Hilton Hotels & Resorts continues to grow and evolve with the largest development pipeline in its history and a three-year, $3 billion plan of significant property renovations across the global portfolio, HDS streamlines the arduous design process and minimizes costs.

    The new tool allows for creativity and flexibility in the design process while providing parameters based on the brand’s design guidelines. It provides a consistent brand design narrative while embracing cultural nuances and styles across the global Hilton portfolio. HDS offers users a guided experience to explore the Hilton Lobby and new guest room design narratives and an interactive ‘design a guest room’ component built on brand-approved specifications and three style palettes – classic, transitional and modern. The real-time process allows users to quickly choose their guest room layout; style and colour palettes; furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E); flooring and artwork.

    A new FF&E concept is Hilton ValetTM, a multifunctional armoire that includes a built-in ironing board and power outlet for an iron, an “unfolding” closet space, a built-in luggage rack, a safe for valuables positioned at standing height, and a refrigerator and coffee/tea service that both discreetly slide into drawers so they are only visible when in use. The result is a streamlined, uncluttered space that helps guests feel at home.

    Once a room is designed with HDS, the technology produces detailed design specifications, CADD drawings and six dynamic renderings of each user-generated guest room, saving owners a considerable investment and improving speed of design implementation. The conceptual 3-D drawings utilize an advanced layered-graphic approach, with approximately 1,600 images available to produce the more than one billion unique room design options. Users also have the ability to save multiple projects for easy modifications or reference throughout the design process.

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    Daniel Fountain / 22.05.2012

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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