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. 
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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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.

Marriott to acquire Starwood for $12.2 billion

Marriott Hotel in Miami. Photo: Mark Altstiel/Creative Commons.

November 17, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The combination would form the world’s largest hotel company, and bring together two growth-minde...

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SCAU Architectes design Ferris wheel hotel in Paris

The wheel's 19 pods will make a full revolution every half hour. Renderings courtesy SCAU

November 05, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Hotel guests will slowly loop around the structure and get views from the banks of the Seine.

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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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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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Consensus Construction Forecast: Double-digit growth expected for commercial sector in 2015, 2016

Photo: Cjp24 via Wikimedia Commons

July 29, 2015 | AIA

Despite the adverse weather conditions that curtailed design and construction activity in the fir...

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Herzog & de Meuron’s triangle tower design stirs controversy in Paris

Residents of the Porte de Versailles neighborhood, in Paris’ 15th arrondissement where the tower is proposed, claim the tower will overshadow them. Renderings courtesy Herzog & de Meuron

July 13, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The 590-foot glass pyramid building will include a 120-room hotel, 754,000 sf of office space, an...

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World’s Largest Hotel Coming to Mecca

The hotel will have 10,000-rooms, a shopping center, and helipads on its 12 towers. Rendering courtesy Dar Al-Handasah

June 10, 2015 | BD+C Staff

With 10,000 rooms, the Abraj Kudai hotel will far surpass the current title of world’s largest ho...

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Atlanta Braves partner with Omni Hotels & Resorts to build hotel near new Suntrust Park

Alongside the new Suntrust Park in Atlanta will be a 16-story hotel built by Omni Hotels & Resorts. Renderings: Atlanta Braves

April 30, 2015 | Atlanta Braves

The Omni Atlanta Northwest Hotel will feature 16 floors with 260 guest rooms and suites, rooftop...

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OMA unveils design for the Netherland’s largest hotel

Once completed, and if approved, the structure will add three stacked cubes to the Amsterdam skyline. Renderings courtesy OMA

April 29, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Once completed, and if approved, the structure will add three stacked cubes to the Amsterdam skyl...

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Construction begins on Seattle's Potala Tower

The tower is named after Potala Palace in the Tibetan mountains, former home of the Dalai Lama. Renderings courtesy Lobsang Dargey / Weber Thompson

April 16, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Construction on the 41-story Potala Tower in Seattle finally kicked off following a ground-breaki...

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Morphosis unveils plans for controversial high-rise hotel in tiny Alpine village

The 7132 Tower, as this hotel is being called, would be the central piece of a resort complex that would also include two buildings designed by Pritzker Prize winners: Peter Zumthor and Tadao Ando. Renderings courtesy Morphosis

March 27, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Vals is a village of roughly 1,000 people, nestled in the Alps in Switzerland. That might seem li...

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Charlotte, N.C., considers rule for gender-neutral public bathrooms

The proposal is a compromise on another plan that would allow transgender people to use either the women’s or men’s room. Image via Pixabay

March 05, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

A few other cities, including Philadelphia, Austin, Texas, and Washington D.C., already have gend...

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Hotel construction pipeline reaches six-year high

The number of units under construction is up 37% by projects and 34% by rooms, according to Lodging Econometrics. Photo: Abdul-Jawad Elhusuni via Wikimedia Commons

March 04, 2015 | Lodging Econometrics

After a three-year bottoming formation, the pipeline for hotel construction has posted five conse...

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