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September 7, 2007
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Sep

Hotel Tomo emerges with innovative design that gives a nod to Japanese pop culture

SAN FRANCISCO— While this city’s district known as Japantown may not be as top-of-mind as its world-famous Chinatown, a small, 125-room hotel just may be among the catalysts to help propel the enclave to greater notoriety, and do the same for the hotel brand it represents.
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07
Sep

Holiday Inn Dumfries

CONCEPT: The design of the 107-room Holiday Inn Dumfries, a new construction hotel in Quantico Center, VA, was based on the newly developed prototype for the brand. Using that prototype as a guide, the hotel’s owner and manager, Cary, NC-based RevPAR Management Co., turned to Griffin, GA-based Hatchett Hospitality to design the property.
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07
Sep

Rosewood Mayakobá, Riviera Maya, Mexico

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has long been known for distinctive, one-of-a kind properties. The new Rosewood Mayakobá to be launched in Riviera Maya, Mexico in December fits that profile well.
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07
Sep

Hotel Colorado

CONCEPT: To return the 114-year-old hotel to its previous grandeur by bringing back the original floor plan and making the lobby a destination again, the hotel’s management, Providence Hospitality Partners, enlisted Centennial, CO-based design firm Ricca Newmark Design for the “rehabilitation or restoration” project. The firm conducted extensive research into the hotel’s early days and…
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07
Sep

Four Seasons Hotel New York

CONCEPT: When he acquired the hotel, businessman Ty Warner wanted to upgrade the deluxe suites in the 52-story Four Seasons Hotel New York, the tallest hotel in the city. After completing renovations on two of the hotel’s Presidential Suites with renowned architect Peter Marino, Warner called upon him again to create the nine-room, 4,300-square foot…
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07
Sep

Marriott Bay Point Golf & Spa Resort

CONCEPT: The 356-room Marriott Bay Point Golf & Spa Resort is, by nature and location, a rather isolated resort in Panama City Beach, FL, and designed to allow guests to indulge in that peace and seclusion. In the spring of 2006, the owner and operator of the resort, Flautt-Cornerstone, set out to create just that…
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07
Sep

Renaissance Austin

CONCEPT: When DiamondRock Hospitality acquired the 492-room Renaissance Austin hotel in downtown Austin, TX from Walton Street Capital in December 2006, the goal was to restore the 20-year-old hotel into an “urban retreat” that also incorporated the distinct style of the city, according to general manager Rob Gillette. “There’s a perception of Texas that those…
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07
Sep

The Cove Atlantis

CONCEPT: When Kerzner International opened the 600-suite Cove Atlantis on Paradise Island in the Bahamas this spring, the objective was to create an experience for guests that was one step more luxurious than Kerzner’s existing Atlantis property on the island.
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07
Sep

Inn of the Anasazi

CONCEPT: To enhance the Southwestern feel and authenticity of the guestrooms and public spaces at the Inn of the Anasazi, A Rosewood Hotel to better reflect its unique Santa Fe, NM location. Originally serving as a variety of state buildings, the 57-room property had not been renovated since opening as a hotel in 1990. However,…
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