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.

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September 28, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Overall construction for hotel projects is up, but the current number of hotels currently being b...

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September 26, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The tower would be built on a site currently occupied by a Hertz Car Rental and parking lot.

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 Hickory Street Capital

September 15, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The hotel will provide a four-star experience to guests during baseball season and, just as impor...

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| September 13, 2016 | Valspar

The 26-story hotel spanning 96,000 square-feet needed a way to not only differentiate itself amon...

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The 94-room Beauport Hotel is Gloucester, Mass.'s first full-service hotel. This project moved forward thanks to community outreach efforts by its GC Windover Construction. Image: Peter Vanderwarker Photography 

September 07, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The construction of this 94-room hotel and conference center pitted tourism proponents against lo...

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September 01, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, HKS, Turner Construction Co., The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., Jacobs, and JBA Consul...

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August 29, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

 The faux-rainforest will be located at The Rosemont Hotel & Residences Dubai.

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.

The Saratoga (N.Y.) Casino hotel, which opened in early July, is one of several new hospitality facilities that have opened in Saratoga County in the past two years. Image: John Carl D’Annibale/Albany Times-Union

August 17, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

But concerns about overbuilding persist.

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August 16, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The winning firm will design the master plan and central buildings for the man made Haikou Bay is...

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Photo: © 1st Image courtesy of Goettsch Partners.

August 16, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The 66-story building is now the 7th tallest completed building in Guangzhou.

A rendering of Seaport San Diego, a redevelopment of a 70-acre waterfront property. A 480-foot-tall observation tower would be one of this district's main attractions. Image: Seaport San Diego

July 20, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Its developers envision a thriving business, education, and entertainment district, highlighted b...

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Zaha Hadid designs geometric flower-shaped tower for sustainable Qatar city

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July 15, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The 38-story building will have a mashrabiya latticed facade with hotel and residential space ins...

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Cranes are springing up all over downtown Seattle, where 65 buildings are currently under construction. Image: Downtown Seattle Association 

July 06, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

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

June 28, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

New York continues to be the leader among metros in projects and rooms in the pipeline, according...

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U.S. hotel construction pipeline full, led by upscale property segment

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May 17, 2016 | STR

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 

May 17, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Guerdon Modular Buildings will produce 81 modules for this project. 

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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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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

April 06, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The gambling mecca has its eyes on attracting a pro sports team. 

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March 30, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Usonian Inn proudly displays many Wright-inspired characteristics, the most prominent of whic...

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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

March 18, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Hotel giant prefers higher, all-cash bid from China’s Anbang

Rendering courtesy Luxigon

March 07, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

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

February 10, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

But finding skilled workers continues to be a problem and could inflate a project's costs.

Photo Credit: Mike Tuell, Tom E. Lutz, AKBD

February 01, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Charging stations, built-in coffeemakers, and pet stations—these are among the top kitchen design...

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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

February 01, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

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

January 30, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A judge’s ruling last year paved the way for Wynn Resorts to begin construction on a 33-acre gamb...

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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

January 26, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project was first announced in 2005 but has progressed little since.

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. ...

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.

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