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 furniture and home furnishings retailer West Elm has announced that it will open branded hotels in five U.S. cities. West Elm joins a list of high-profile retailers and consumer products suppliers that are expanding their brands into hotels as a way of targeting, more directly, aspirational customers. Image: West Elm Hotels

March 14, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Several high-profile names have launched hospitality divisions, often with well-established manag...

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The 18-story, 350-room Hotel Indigo in downtown Los Angeles, which opens in June, will feature a grand lobby space with a playful design aesthetic that harkens back to the city's storied past, with references to a budding movie industry and the 1920s. Hirsch Bedner Associates designed the hotel. Image: Hotel Indigo 

March 09, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

HKS and HBA even see a demand for hotels catering to “agritourism.” 

Rendering courtesy of Steelblue.

March 01, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The ground-up development will feature 255 hotel rooms and 69 residential units.

Hospitals’ energy costs per square foot (red boxes) have fluctuated greatly since 1999. Energy use intensity (Btu/sf/year) and energy costs (ft2/year) fell slightly in 2015. Chart ©2016 Grumman/Butkus Associates.

February 16, 2017 | Grumman/Butkus Associates

Report examines electricity, fossil fuel, water/sewer, and carbon footprint.

Photo: Morphosis Architects

February 15, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The redesigned rooms focused on scale, color, tactility, unexpected form, and connections to the...

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Rendering courtesy of DBOX

January 30, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The redevelopment project got underway last summer and is expected to be completed in 2018.

Rendering courtesy of Johnson Nathan Strohe.

January 25, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The 1883 Denver Hose Company No.1 building will be fully restored as part of the project.

Image courtesy Rinaldi Group

January 12, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The hotel’s 300 rooms are made from 210 prefabricated pods from Polcom Modular.

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.

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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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Rendering courtesy of Lee & Associates via Curbed Atlanta

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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Rendering courtesy of ZAS Architects

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.

Image © GAO Wenzhonglow via ArchDaily.

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

Courtesy ZHA. Click here to enlarge.

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. 

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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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. 

Photo Credit:  Teemu08, Wikimedia Commons 

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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