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. 
Texican Court aerial rendering
May 04, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

There’s two types of people in this world: those who like The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, and th...

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Exterior of Zachary Hotel

Courtesy Hickory Street Capital

April 27, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Stantec Architecture and Studio K Creative designed the project.

Cambria Hotel

Rendering courtesy of DAS Architects

April 25, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

DAS Architects designed the project.

Guests ski down the Audemars Piguet hotel des Horlogers

Courtesy of BIG

April 13, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The 75,000-sf hotel is currently under construction.

The new Embassy Suites in Pioneer Square

Courtesy of Embassy Suites by Hilton

April 03, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The hotel brings 282 suites to Seattle’s oldest neighborhood.

U.S. hotel markets with the largest construction pipelines

Photo: Pixabay

January 24, 2018 | BD+C Staff

Dallas, Houston, and New York lead the way, with more than 460 hotel projects in the works.

December 13, 2017 | Lodging Econometrics

The top world region by project count is North America.

Wasl Tower with the Burj Khalifa in the background

Courtesy UNStudio

October 19, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The 63-story tower will house a Mandarin Oriental hotel, residences, and restaurants.

Living the Till, EoA Inc.'s treetop hotel resort concept, is this year's Radical Innovation grand prize winner. The concept, which allows for temporary inhabitable living in remote areas, was chosen from 65 entries. Image: EoA Inc.

October 06, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The grand prize hotel concept gives new meaning to “back to nature.” 

A hotel in New York

Pixabay Public Domain

September 01, 2017 | Lodging Econometrics

New York has the largest hotel construction pipeline of any U.S. market.

The bar in the Drawing Room at the Whitby Hotel

Photo: David Mitchell

August 29, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The hotel’s uniquely deep foundation allows the building to have extensive amenity space.

The lobby of the Hyatt Regency in Seattle
August 17, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The 45-story, 500-foot-tall tower is composed of two primary volumes.

A common area in the W Hotel in Bellevue, Wash.

The “living room,” a common meeting place within the W Bellevue in Washington State, takes its cue from local long house design. Image: Marriott International

August 14, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The brand’s focus will incorporate aspects of its properties’ surrounding communities.

Hotel Breakers with the recently added Nu-Wood brackets

Photo: Courtesy of Nu-Wood

July 24, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

One of the goals during the hotel’s 2014 and 2015 refurbishment was to create a low maintenance e...

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Rendering courtesy of Luxigon / Mir and Kengo Kuma Associates

June 29, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Kengo Kuma is designing the hotel, which will feature a large garden and a plant-covered façade. ...

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

June 14, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Original hospitality design concepts lean on enhancing traveler comfort and mobility.  

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April 04, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Lotte World Tower’s glass-bottomed observation deck allows visitors to stand 1,640 feet above gro...

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AIA is positive about spending growth for nonresidential building over the next two years, but notes this sector might be at the tail end of the current construction cycle. Image: Unsplash via Pixabay

January 31, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Expects another double-digit growth year for office construction, but a more modest uptick for he...

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Rendering: ©Ateliers 2/3/4/

January 26, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Equipped with hanging gardens and a panoramic viewpoint for its top tier, Jardins de l’Arche Towe...

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Rendering courtesy of Stefano Boeri Architetti

November 15, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The hotel looks to create a symbiosis between man, nature, and architecture.

Photo courtesy of The Hotel at Oberlin

September 19, 2016 | David malone, Associate Editor

The Hotel at Oberlin anchors the Peter B. Lewis Gateway Center, the cornerstone of Oberlin’s Gree...

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Rendering courtesy of JE Dunn

August 17, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The hotel will combine the AC Hotels, Residence Inn, and SpringHill Suites brands.

Taipei 101, a 2.1-million-sf, 1,667-foot-tall office building in Taiwan that was completed in 2004, was chosen by the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat as the winner of its 2016 Performance Award for efficiency and sustainability. CTBUH also selected what it considers to be the best tall buildings in four regions of the world. Image: @Taipai Financial

June 29, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat selects winners in four regions.

The Millennial workforce is growing fast. An estimated 10,000 people turn 21 every day.

June 13, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

AEC firms, particularly those that design hotels and offices, gain a competitive edge by knowing...

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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 ground floors of Oceanwide Center's two towers will be lifted up five stories to create an “urban room” with pedestrian crossings. Image: Foster + Partners

May 17, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

One of Oceanwide Center’s buildings will be the city’s second tallest. 

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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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. ...

Invasive probes, including test cuts of existing EIFS cladding, can uncover hidd
January 14, 2016 | Arthur L. Sanders & Benjamin J. Robinson, Hoffmann Architects

This AIA CES Discovery course discusses the six elements of an EIFS wall assembly; common EIFS fa...

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