This year's Radical Innovation competition singled out for an honorable mention a hospitality concept called Garden House, devised by a student from the U.K.-based Architectural Association School of Architecture, that is super energy efficient. Image: Courtesy of John Hardy Group
Original hospitality design concepts lean on enhancing traveler comfort and mobility.
Gensler’s Sleep Set 2016 concept. Image © Gensler.
There’s a shift from accommodating to specific market niches towards places that can adapt to cha...read more
Rendering courtesy of Chapman Taylor
The 220-room Holiday Inn Express hopes to be completed in less than 12 months.
An early rendering of Paradise Park. Courtesy of Wynn Resorts.
The Wynn Resorts board recently gave the go-ahead for the project, which may begin construction o...read more
Streamsong Resort is a luxury golf, spa, and nature-based retreat located in rural Polk County, Fla. The resort’s six-story, 305,000-sf lodge includes 228 guest rooms, a conference center, a spa, a lakeside infinity pool, restaurants, a rooftop bar, and outdoor amenities. The Mosaic Company, a Fortune 500 producer of phosphate-based crop nutrients, developed the resort to showcase the potential of previously mined land. Photo: Al Hurley, Courtesy PCL
Today’s hospitality environments emphasize unique, localized experiences to attract and engage gu...read more
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This new kid on the hospitality block is actually an extension of a long-standing tradition of lo...read more
Park Avenue Foyer. Rendering courtesy of SOM and Methanoia Inc.
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and Pierre-Yves Rochon prepared the designs for what will be one o...read more
The furniture and home furnishings retailer West Elm has announced that it will open branded hotels in five U.S. cities. West Elm joins a list of high-profile retailers and consumer products suppliers that are expanding their brands into hotels as a way of targeting, more directly, aspirational customers. Image: West Elm Hotels
Several high-profile names have launched hospitality divisions, often with well-established manag...read more
The 18-story, 350-room Hotel Indigo in downtown Los Angeles, which opens in June, will feature a grand lobby space with a playful design aesthetic that harkens back to the city's storied past, with references to a budding movie industry and the 1920s. Hirsch Bedner Associates designed the hotel. Image: Hotel Indigo
HKS and HBA even see a demand for hotels catering to “agritourism.”
Rendering courtesy of Steelblue.
The ground-up development will feature 255 hotel rooms and 69 residential units.
Image © George Clerk.
Change is inevitable and it impacts on everything, not least on the way we design.
Hospitals’ energy costs per square foot (red boxes) have fluctuated greatly since 1999. Energy use intensity (Btu/sf/year) and energy costs (ft2/year) fell slightly in 2015. Chart ©2016 Grumman/Butkus Associates.
Report examines electricity, fossil fuel, water/sewer, and carbon footprint.
Photo: Morphosis Architects
The redesigned rooms focused on scale, color, tactility, unexpected form, and connections to the...read more
Rendering courtesy of DBOX
The redevelopment project got underway last summer and is expected to be completed in 2018.
Rendering courtesy of Johnson Nathan Strohe.
The 1883 Denver Hose Company No.1 building will be fully restored as part of the project.
Image courtesy Rinaldi Group
The hotel’s 300 rooms are made from 210 prefabricated pods from Polcom Modular.
Rendering courtesy of Stefano Boeri Architetti
The hotel looks to create a symbiosis between man, nature, and architecture.
Overall construction for hotel projects is up, but the current number of hotels currently being b...read more
Rendering courtesy of Lee & Associates via Curbed Atlanta
The tower would be built on a site currently occupied by a Hertz Car Rental and parking lot.
Photo courtesy of The Hotel at Oberlin
The Hotel at Oberlin anchors the Peter B. Lewis Gateway Center, the cornerstone of Oberlin’s Gree...read more
Rendering courtesy of Hickory Street Capital
The hotel will provide a four-star experience to guests during baseball season and, just as impor...read more
The 26-story hotel spanning 96,000 square-feet needed a way to not only differentiate itself amon...read more
The 94-room Beauport Hotel is Gloucester, Mass.'s first full-service hotel. This project moved forward thanks to community outreach efforts by its GC Windover Construction. Image: Peter Vanderwarker Photography
The construction of this 94-room hotel and conference center pitted tourism proponents against lo...read more
Gensler, HKS, Turner Construction Co., The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., Jacobs, and JBA Consul...read more
Rendering courtesy of ZAS Architects
The faux-rainforest will be located at The Rosemont Hotel & Residences Dubai.
Rendering courtesy of JE Dunn
The hotel will combine the AC Hotels, Residence Inn, and SpringHill Suites brands.
The Saratoga (N.Y.) Casino hotel, which opened in early July, is one of several new hospitality facilities that have opened in Saratoga County in the past two years. Image: John Carl D’Annibale/Albany Times-Union
But concerns about overbuilding persist.
Image © GAO Wenzhonglow via ArchDaily.
The winning firm will design the master plan and central buildings for the man made Haikou Bay is...read more
Photo: © 1st Image courtesy of Goettsch Partners.
The 66-story building is now the 7th tallest completed building in Guangzhou.
Westin Hotel and Transit Center at Denver International Airport. Rendering Courtesy of Gensler.
Millennials’ desire for authentic experiences has been the catalyst for a refresh of most brand s...read more