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.
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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
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
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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
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. ...
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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
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.
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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
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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
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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
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The latest CBRE survey, covering the first half of the year, finds retail and hotel sectors exper...read more
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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.
A 3,251-sf plaza at the tower’s base will provide a public gathering spot. Renderings courtesy Studio Libeskind
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Photo: Everett Courtyard by Marriott, by SounderBruce, Creative Commons
The luxury segment leads all chain scales with a 46.5% increase.
The hotel will have 10,000-rooms, a shopping center, and helipads on its 12 towers. Rendering courtesy Dar Al-Handasah
With 10,000 rooms, the Abraj Kudai hotel will far surpass the current title of world’s largest ho...read more
Alongside the new Suntrust Park in Atlanta will be a 16-story hotel built by Omni Hotels & Resorts. Renderings: Atlanta Braves
The Omni Atlanta Northwest Hotel will feature 16 floors with 260 guest rooms and suites, rooftop...read more
Once completed, and if approved, the structure will add three stacked cubes to the Amsterdam skyline. Renderings courtesy OMA
Once completed, and if approved, the structure will add three stacked cubes to the Amsterdam skyl...read more
The tower is named after Potala Palace in the Tibetan mountains, former home of the Dalai Lama. Renderings courtesy Lobsang Dargey / Weber Thompson
Construction on the 41-story Potala Tower in Seattle finally kicked off following a ground-breaki...read more
The sprawling 317,460-sf site will host a variety of marine and mountain recreation facilities. Renderings courtesy Planning Korea
Just three miles away from the Olympic stadiums, the hotel will be a hub of its own.
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
Vals is a village of roughly 1,000 people, nestled in the Alps in Switzerland. That might seem li...read more
Hotels are taking both sustainability and wellness seriously. Many announce their recycling programs, use of non-toxic cleaning supplies, and commitment to the reduction of energy and water consumption on their websites. Image courtesy Morgue File/IJY
Digital concierges, smart locks, mobile check-in. These are among the emerging trends and technol...read more