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February 17, 2014

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Feb

Boutique Hotel Designed to Capture Pittsfield’s Historic Past

PITTSFIELD, MA—Scheduled to open in summer of 2015, Hotel on North will be a 45-room property featuring a mix of furnishings and decor to reflect its heritage as an early 20th century department store in downtown Pittsfield
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Feb

Michael Suomi Explains His Personal Approach

Michael Suomi, principal and VP of design at Stonehill & Taylor, admits his personal style is more about process than anything: “I approach each each project as a new challenge with its own unique set of criteria,” he said.
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Feb

Restaurant & Bar Design Tips to Create a Recipe for Success

A dimly lit, prototypical-dining space with a small lounge will no longer suffice, and that’s why more hoteliers are investing top dollar for designs that provide a memorable social experience while capturing the story of the hotel.
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Feb

Luxurious Bedding Linens Define Guestroom Comfort

Comfortable bedding has become the iconic symbol and focal point of a hotel’s hospitality—immediately transmitting something about the hotel brand identity.
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17
Feb

State of the Industry in 2014

Hotel Business Design asked design professionals for their insight on the state of the industry and what lies ahead in this new year. From thoughts about new construction and renovation to the latest trends—both in business and design—our group of seven candidly shared their perspectives.
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Feb

SPOTLIGHT: Q&A with Christine M. Shanahan

Hotel Business Design caught up with Christine M.Shanahan to find out about her creative vision and her plans to lead the HVS Design’s hospitality design team.
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Feb

BLT Architects Shares Ballroom Design Lessons

From intimate gatherings such as weddings or more formal affairs like business conferences or community events, hotel ballrooms tend to be major profit centers when designed distinctly and efficiently.
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Feb

Digital Artwork Enhances Public Areas

Owners and designers are looking to localize the guest experience and increase the social atmosphere of public spaces, and through digital displays, hotels can parcel out information about the property and its surrounding environment, as well as incorporate digital artwork.
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17
Feb

Jon Taffer’s Tips to Transforming a Hotel’s Food & Beverage Outlets

If anyone can prevent a bar or restaurant from floundering, it’s Jon Taffer, host and executive producer of Spike TV’s Bar Rescue. Taffer believes that hotel owners and designers can turn their bars and restaurants into major profit centers
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