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21
Sep

Case Study: The Delafield Hotel

CONCEPT: The 38-room Delafield Hotel, which opened in March, projects an image of casual elegance and the desire of co-owners Andy Ruggeri and Bob Lang was to maintain that feeling with the guest bathrooms. The 11-year-old building in Delafield, WI, had been a warehouse prior to its redevelopment into a boutique hotel.
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21
Sep

Case Study: Hotel du Pont

CONCEPT: The 214 guestrooms at the Hotel du Pont, which is located near the DuPont corporate headquarters in Wilmington, DE, were in need of some updating, according to Patricia Miller, corporate director of hospitality for Leo A Daly, which handled the renovation. “The guestrooms were last redone in 1986. They had great millwork, but the…
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21
Sep

Case Study: The Regent Beverly Wilshire

CONCEPT: “Our goal was to create an oasis of luxury and relaxation in the heart of Beverly Hills that would appeal to local clientele as well as the seasoned traveler,” said Radha Arora, general manager of the 395-room Regent Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA.
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21
Sep

Designers Forced To Choose Energy Efficient Lighting, While Maintaining Style

Like most every aspect of hotel design today, lighting trends are reactively following the same trends found in residential design. However, unlike with many of the other aspects intrinsic in hotel design, property owners also seem especially fixated on the ability of lighting to save costs or, more specifically, energy, which has obviously become increasingly…
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21
Sep

HKS Creates Stylish, Functional Look For New Hyatt Place Brand

LOMBARD, IL–– The much-anticipated Hyatt Place brand opened the doors of its first property last month here. The opening represents months and months of careful planning to put a fresh spin on the select-service segment. Hyatt gave Dallas-based HKS, Inc. the critical task of developing a design for the brand that was stylish and inviting…
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21
Sep

Lucien Lagrange Creates A Multitude Of Luxury Condo-Hotel Projects In Chicago

As the architect/designer behind a slew of recent and upcoming hotel and mixed-use hotel/condominium projects in Chicago, Lucien Lagrange is as much an authority as anyone on the demographic and economic trends shaping the current luxury lodging market in the Windy City. Starting with his work on the 198-room Park Hyatt on upper North Michigan…
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21
Sep

High-Profile Hospitality Projects Helping CKP Carve Deeper Hotel Niche

NEW YORK–– In addition to its projects for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., Costas Kondylis and Partners, LLP also has its designing hands in two other high-profile projects that combine hotel and residential aspects.
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21
Sep

CKP Has Designs On Hospitality Division

NEW YORK–– Costas Kondylis’ daughter Alexia and partner Brian Callahan operate Kondylis Design, the interior design component of the business. While the division has done hospitality projects, it largely focuses on residential. Now, however, with the increased pace of lodging projects, Kondylis is now giving the industry greater attention with a dedicated division.
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21
Sep

Banishing The Bland
Costas Kondylis Raises The Bar For Hospitality Architecture

One has to wonder if Costas Kondylis gets a fashionable version of whiplash as he moves about New York City. Almost everywhere there are testimonials in solid form to his creativity and sensitivity as a leading architect who has shaped— indeed, helped form— the canyons of Manhattan, designing more than 75 high- and mid-rise buildings,…
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