Hotel Facilities

Travelers are always looking for a home away from home, and the tourist industry needs these vacationers to survive. Creating a winning hotel can benefit everybody, and people will return to your retreat time and time again.

A rendering of Seaport San Diego, a redevelopment of a 70-acre waterfront property. A 480-foot-tall observation tower would be one of this district's main attractions. Image: Seaport San Diego

July 20, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Its developers envision a thriving business, education, and entertainment district, highlighted b...

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Zaha Hadid designs geometric flower-shaped tower for sustainable Qatar city

Courtesy ZHA. Click here to enlarge.

July 15, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The 38-story building will have a mashrabiya latticed facade with hotel and residential space ins...

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Cranes are springing up all over downtown Seattle, where 65 buildings are currently under construction. Image: Downtown Seattle Association 

July 06, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Development investment is twice what it was five years ago. 

The Presidential Suite with rooftop balcony at the 336-guestroom Gallivant Times Square in New York, which was unveiled earlier this month as a renamed and reimagined boutique hotel.  New York has more hotel projects and rooms under construction than any metro in the world, according to Lodging Econometrics. Image: The Gallivant Times Square

June 28, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

New York continues to be the leader among metros in projects and rooms in the pipeline, according...

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U.S. hotel construction pipeline full, led by upscale property segment

Photo: Pixabay

May 17, 2016 | STR

The 506,000 rooms under contract in April represent a 14.6% YoY increase. 

The AC Hotel in a neighborhood in Oklahoma City will be Oklahoma's first modular-built hotel, as well as the first for its developer. Image: Courtesy Guerdon Modular Buildings 

May 17, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Guerdon Modular Buildings will produce 81 modules for this project. 

5 factors guiding restaurant design

SushiSamba’s 14,000-sf restaurant in Las Vegas is distinguished by a colorful, arching interior design. iCrave was the designer, PWI Construction the GC. Courtesy Forté Specialty Contractors. Click here to enlarge.

 

May 10, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Restaurants are more than just places to eat. They are comprising town centers and playing into t...

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A 9,000-sf LED video mesh runs along an outside wall of T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, which is also distinguished by a first-of-its-kind exterior concert stage. Image: Populous

April 06, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The gambling mecca has its eyes on attracting a pro sports team. 

Photo Credit:  Teemu08, Wikimedia Commons 

March 30, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Usonian Inn proudly displays many Wright-inspired characteristics, the most prominent of whic...

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Anbang Insurance Group's $13.2 billion bid for Starwood Hotels & Resorts trumps a merger offer from Marriott International for Starwood last fall. Image: Pixabay

March 18, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Hotel giant prefers higher, all-cash bid from China’s Anbang

Rendering courtesy Luxigon

March 07, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The only connection between the complex and the mainland will be a narrow pedestrian bridge.

Spending on lodging construction, like the expansive renovation of the Intercontinental New York Barclay pictured above, should increase by 10.8% to $23.4 billion in 2016. Total spending on nonresidential building is projected to grow this year by 13.7% to $439.2 billion, according to Gilbane. Image: Shawmut Design and Construction

February 10, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

But finding skilled workers continues to be a problem and could inflate a project's costs.

Photo Credit: Mike Tuell, Tom E. Lutz, AKBD

February 01, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Charging stations, built-in coffeemakers, and pet stations—these are among the top kitchen design...

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Fifty-three-foot-long modules, made by Guerdon Modular Buildings and assembled by Martel Construction, are being used to rebuild The Canyons Lodge & Cabins in Yellowstone National Park. Image courtesy of Guerdon Modular Buildings

February 01, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A $90 million rebuilding project in Yellowstone National Park exemplifies this trend.

A giant proposed casino-hotel in Everett, Mass., will include 600-plus rooms, six restaurants, and a 20-foot-wide harborwalk along the Mystic River. The resort is scheduled to open in 2018. Rendering: Wynn Resorts

January 30, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A judge’s ruling last year paved the way for Wynn Resorts to begin construction on a 33-acre gamb...

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The new resort is expected to be similar to Atlantis, The Palm (pictured), located in Dubai. Photo Credit: Pixabay Creative Commons

January 26, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project was first announced in 2005 but has progressed little since.

8 trends sparking the hospitality sector

Lobbies aren’t just for waiting around anymore. In New York City, Shawmut Design and Construction’s renovation of Smyth Hotel’s 7,900-sf lobby, main entrance, and storefront divided the lobby area into four sections:  Living Room, Den, Library, and Evening Bar. Photo: Noah Fecks

January 19, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Hotels and restaurants are branching out to attract more customers—and hold onto them longer. ...

InterContinental Hotels Group and Brack Capital Real Estate recently opened the 293-room Hotel Indigo in Manhattan's Lower East Side. Photo courtesy IHG

January 13, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

More than 100,000 rooms could be delivered this year alone.

San Diego's skyline is being transformed by new office, hotel, and residential building projects. Photo courtesy Pixabay

January 04, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The city's emission-reduction plan could drive influx into downtown

Greater Fort Lauderdale is enjoying a building boom

A significant construction and development boom is altering Fort Lauderdale's skyline with new high rises. Image courtesy Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance.

 

December 14, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This business-friendly South Florida market has several large hotel and multifamily projects in c...

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Sensible sustainability: The new standard for hotels

The 17-story, 206-room Hyatt Place in Chicago is designed to achieve LEED Silver certification. The Building Team: VOA Associates (architect), Forefront Structural Engineers (SE), KJWW Engineering Consultants (MEP), Eriksson Engineering Associates (CE), Arup (acoustic engineer), and Wolff Landscape Architecture. Photo: courtesy OTO Development

December 14, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

In October 2008, The Proximity, a 147-room hotel in Greensboro, N.C., became the first LEED Plati...

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Are long-term apartment rentals Airbnb’s next target?

An Airbnb office in Toronto. Photo: Raysonho/Wikimedia Commons.

December 07, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Some developers are thinking about that possibility, says one West Coast real estate consultant. ...

Top 10 tile trends for 2016

Chevron-patterned tiles are trending. All images courtesy Novità

October 27, 2015 | Novità

Supersized tile and 3D walls are among the trending tile design themes seen at Cersaie, an exhibi...

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A visa-for-investment program will be extended through mid-December

The developer behind the 83-story Panorama Tower project in Miami will now be allowed to accept visa applications. Rendering courtesy Florida East Coast Realty. 

October 23, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

EB-5 financing has been a boon to the hospitality sector.

The Rosemont Five Star Hotel & Residences will have rainforest-like landscape elements.  ZAS Group

The Rosemont Five Star Hotel & Residences will have rainforest-like landscape elements. Renderings courtesy ZAS Group

October 19, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The two 47-story high-rises will stand on a five-story podium that will house retail units, enter...

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JFK Airport's dormant TWA terminal will be reborn as a hotel

TWA terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City. Dmitry Avdeev/Wikimedia Commons

September 23, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

After 15 years of disuse, the Googie architecture-inspired TWA Flight Center at New York’s John F...

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HOTEL SECTOR GIANTS: Gensler, AECOM, Turner among nation's largest hotel sector AEC firms

Washington (D.C.) Marriott Marquis. Photo courtesy Cooper Carry

September 15, 2015 | BD+C Staff

BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest hotel sector design and construction firms, as reported i...

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North America’s real estate market Is close to stabilization In cap rate pricing

Cincinnati Federated Building, Derek Jensen/Wikimedia Commons

August 24, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The latest CBRE survey, covering the first half of the year, finds retail and hotel sectors exper...

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Plan to demolish historic Riviera Hotel & Casino approved by Las Vegas tourism board

Photo: Alex Proimos/Wikimedia Commons

August 19, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The project is the first step toward a $2.3 billion expansion of the Las Vegas Convention Center....

Snoozebox launches competition for designers to create pop-up hotels

Image courtesy Snoozebox

August 11, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Designers can leave their mark in the international hotel design industry.

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