Cranes are springing up all over downtown Seattle, where 65 buildings are currently under construction. Image: Downtown Seattle Association
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
New York continues to be the leader among metros in projects and rooms in the pipeline, according...read more
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
Guerdon Modular Buildings will produce 81 modules for this project.
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.
Restaurants are more than just places to eat. They are comprising town centers and playing into t...read more
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
The gambling mecca has its eyes on attracting a pro sports team.
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The Usonian Inn proudly displays many Wright-inspired characteristics, the most prominent of whic...read more
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
Hotel giant prefers higher, all-cash bid from China’s Anbang
Yotel, New York City. Photo: JasonParis, flickr creative commons
Hotels are going for a new minimalist look to attract younger guests, but some older business tra...read more
Rendering courtesy Luxigon
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
But finding skilled workers continues to be a problem and could inflate a project's costs.
Photo Credit: Mike Tuell, Tom E. Lutz, AKBD
Charging stations, built-in coffeemakers, and pet stations—these are among the top kitchen design...read more
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
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
A judge’s ruling last year paved the way for Wynn Resorts to begin construction on a 33-acre gamb...read more
The new resort is expected to be similar to Atlantis, The Palm (pictured), located in Dubai. Photo Credit: Pixabay Creative Commons
The project was first announced in 2005 but has progressed little since.
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
Hotels and restaurants are branching out to attract more customers—and hold onto them longer. ...
This AIA CES Discovery course discusses the six elements of an EIFS wall assembly; common EIFS fa...read more
InterContinental Hotels Group and Brack Capital Real Estate recently opened the 293-room Hotel Indigo in Manhattan's Lower East Side. Photo courtesy IHG
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
The city's emission-reduction plan could drive influx into downtown
A significant construction and development boom is altering Fort Lauderdale's skyline with new high rises. Image courtesy Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance.
This business-friendly South Florida market has several large hotel and multifamily projects in c...read more
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
In October 2008, The Proximity, a 147-room hotel in Greensboro, N.C., became the first LEED Plati...read more
An Airbnb office in Toronto. Photo: Raysonho/Wikimedia Commons.
Some developers are thinking about that possibility, says one West Coast real estate consultant. ...
Chevron-patterned tiles are trending. All images courtesy Novità
Supersized tile and 3D walls are among the trending tile design themes seen at Cersaie, an exhibi...read more
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.
EB-5 financing has been a boon to the hospitality sector.
The Rosemont Five Star Hotel & Residences will have rainforest-like landscape elements. Renderings courtesy ZAS Group
The two 47-story high-rises will stand on a five-story podium that will house retail units, enter...read more
TWA terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City. Dmitry Avdeev/Wikimedia Commons
After 15 years of disuse, the Googie architecture-inspired TWA Flight Center at New York’s John F...read more
Washington (D.C.) Marriott Marquis. Photo courtesy Cooper Carry
BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest hotel sector design and construction firms, as reported i...read more
Cincinnati Federated Building, Derek Jensen/Wikimedia Commons
The latest CBRE survey, covering the first half of the year, finds retail and hotel sectors exper...read more
Photo: Alex Proimos/Wikimedia Commons
The project is the first step toward a $2.3 billion expansion of the Las Vegas Convention Center....
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Designers can leave their mark in the international hotel design industry.