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March 1, 2012
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Mar

Radisson Blue Aqua

CONCEPT: As the flagship hotel for the U.S. debut of Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group’s Radisson Blu brand, the property needed a distinct design that refelected its location in Chicago as well as the brand’s European roots. Jim Hamilton, creative director of U.K.-based Graven Images, was appointed to design the hotel, which is located on the…
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Mar

Hotel Lincoln

CONCEPT: In order to convert the Lincoln Park property—which was built in the 1920’s and was previously a Days Inn as well as a former iteration of the Hotel Lincoln—into an upscale boutique hotel with a local, residential feel, Joie de Vivre Hotels brought in San Francisco-based Dirty Lines Design as the lead interior design…
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01
Mar

The Hotel at Arundel Preserve

CONCEPT: When Southern Management Corp. decided to open The Hotel at Arundel Preserve, it was determined to have a unique, independent hotel built to meet the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Silver standards.
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Mar

Steepedin Tradition

When executives of the Hoshino Resort Co., Ltd. decided to create a resort on the grounds of a traditional Ryokan inn on the banks of the Oigawa River in Kyoto, Japan, they knew they wanted to add as many sustainable elements as possible to both demonstrate respect for the environment and save money.
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01
Mar

Fashion Underfoot

Since the 1990s when sustainable design first emerged as a force to be reckoned with in the lodging industry, carpet and floor covering manufacturers have found themselves at the forefront of the movement. Among other flashpoints, the category entailed heavy manufacturing, use of synthetics treated with chemicals in place of natural materials, waste byproduct perfect…
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Mar

Natural Sanctuary

When Wilson Associates’ Jen Mauldin was named to lead the design team for the new Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve luxury project in Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico, she began to research the site with an eye toward the natural beauty of the environment. In doing so, she found a rich history.
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Mar

Lounge Act

When the Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club in St. Petersburg, FL first came into existence 87 years ago, hotel lobbies meant three things: guests were checking in, guests were checking out, or they were waiting for somebody. Transported to 2012, those guests now find themselves in a totally redefined space but, due to respectful…
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Mar

Sustainability LEEDers

Building a sustainable hotel is still a tall order so when Marriott International set a goal to have 300 LEED-certified hotels by 2015, no one thought it would be a walk in the park, even with the global lodging chain’s history of environmental awareness.
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01
Mar

Glen Coben

When Glen Coben was designing the TRYP Hotel Times Square South he was challenged with trying to strike a balance between being deferential to the brand’s European roots, while at the same time, embracing its New York City location.
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