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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.
The Sheldon Chalet with the aurora borealis in the background

All images courtesy Jeff Shultz Photography

February 28, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Decades in the making, the chalet is located within 10 miles of Denali’s summit.

February 13, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

From real-time guest feedback to AI-driven hyper-personalization, the hotel of the future will em...

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Svart hotel in the arctic circle

Courtesy of Snøhetta

February 12, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The hotel will provide 360-degree views of the Svartisen glacier and the surrounding arctic natur...

Recording studio at Hutton Hotel
February 08, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Music City has experienced a hotel construction boom in recent years, making for a more competiti...

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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.

November 10, 2017 | Clay Markham + Kristin Tilley

CallisonRTKL’s recent survey helps shed some light on how the hotel of the future might strike a...

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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 rendering of the Innovation Complex in Providence, R.I., which broke ground last month. The 191,000-sf complex is the latest “knowledge community”—and the second in Providence—to be developed by Wexford Science + Technology. Image: Wexford

October 05, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The campus is expected to include an Aloft hotel. 

The Indigo Hotel

The Indigo Hotel in downtown Los Angeles will recall eras of that city's history with art in different rooms and areas. (Note the art in the ceiling of the hotel's Sky Bar.) Saiful Bouquet was the structural engineer for the project. Photo courtesy HBA.

September 22, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Turner Construction Co., Swinerton, and The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. top BD+C’s ra...

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The 250-key Paséa Hotel & Spa, which opened a year ago in Huntington Beach, Calif., is loaded with amenities that include a deck-level restaurant situated between the pool and the 191,000-sf Pacific City retail center. The restaurant’s wine and liquor are stored (and displayed) on several floors that lead to a bar on the roof of the restaurant, illuminated by an umbrella-like light fixture. Photo courtesy Pacific Hospitality Group and WATG

September 22, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Because hotels can take as long as six years to complete, spotting trends—and differentiating the...

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A high-rise hotel shot from below

Photo: AHL

September 22, 2017 | BD+C Staff

NV5 Global, WSP, and DeSimone Consulting Engineers top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s la...

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The swimming pool at the Hilton Jinan swimming pool, designed by Wilson Associates

The swimming pool at the Hilton Jinan swimming pool, designed by Wilson Associates. Photo: WIlson Associates

September 22, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, WATG and Wimberly Interiors, and HKS top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest...

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The Marriott Downtown in Omaha, Neb.'s Capitol District is one of Leo A Daly's recent hospitality projects. Its new managing principal Ken Martin foresees hospitality seeping into the firm's other practices. Image: Courtesy Leo A Daly

September 13, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Ken Martin views this sector as an incubator of innovation.

Rooms lining a hotel hallway

Pixabay Public Domain

September 06, 2017 | Lodging Econometrics

Marriott has the most rooms currently under construction with 482 Projects/67,434 Rooms.

The 122-unit Hotel Trio in Sonoma County is one of several hospitality projects under development in California's wine regions. Image: Courtesy R.D. Olson Construction

August 25, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

New entrant, Hotel Trio, will play up location and affordability.

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.

The northeastern corner of the Bolsa Row site, designed by KTGY

The northeastern corner of the site and is planned to include a hotel with up to 150 rooms, deck pool, event space, pedestrian banquet bridge connections, and views of the Disneyland fireworks. Active frontages engage the Festival Street and orient activity toward the interior of site, minimizing potential impacts to existing residential neighbors. Rendering courtesy KTGY Architecture + Planning

August 09, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The development will include apartments, ground-floor retail, and a five-story hotel.

JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America. Photo courtesy JW Marriott

August 02, 2017 | Sean Avery, PE, LEED AP

By varying an LED luminaire’s color temperature, it is possible to mimic daylighting, to some ext...

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July 28, 2017 | April Maifield

Did guests get the experience that they paid for? This question has long haunted hotel operators....

One of Hilton's new Five Feet to Fitness rooms

Courtesy of Hilton

July 27, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Over 11 different fitness equipment and accessory options are available in each suite.

Courtesy of MIT/MARINA Team

July 17, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project team consisted of MIT graduate students across five departments.

Rendering courtesy Visualarch

July 07, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The mixed-use tower will rise 185 meters and be located in Melbourne's Central Business District....

Photo: Patrick Bingham-Hall

July 05, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

PPVC techniques allowed the project to save time and manpower.

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. ...

Courtesy of Arctic Bath.

June 28, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The hotel will feature a cold bath and be in a good location for viewing the northern lights.


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.  

Gensler’s Sleep Set 2016 concept. Image © Gensler.

May 19, 2017 | Nicola Law

There’s a shift from accommodating to specific market niches towards places that can adapt to cha...

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Rendering courtesy of Chapman Taylor

May 18, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The 220-room Holiday Inn Express hopes to be completed in less than 12 months.

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