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Nicole Carlino

21
May

Serene Spaces

With relaxation and serenity in mind, Studio Apostoli is designing the wellness areas of two new Cipriani projects: Palazzo Bernasconi in Milan and Cipriani Ocean Resort, Club Residence and Casino in Punta del Este, Uruguay (shown above). The Palazzo Bernasconi project is expected to open in 2021, followed by its South American counterpart. “The two…
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08
May

Whimsical Journey

Stay Happy. That’s the mantra for Denver’s The Curtis Hotel, a DoubleTree by Hilton, and it was the inspiration for DLR Group when transforming the property’s lobby into a nostalgic space with naturalistic materials, vibrant colors, and both vintage and modern design elements suggestive of each Colorado season. DLR Group Principal Staci Patton noted, “At…
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23
Apr

Locally Sourced

A good design crafts a sense of place, mixing creative aesthetics with a warm, welcoming ambiance. For the AC Hotel Grand Rapids Downtown, DLR Group tapped into the Michigan locale to create a space guests will want to call home. “DLR Group’s design for the AC Hotel Grand Rapids Downtown embraces the creative energy of…
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02
Apr

Live Like A Local

For guests who want an authentic and genuine hotel experience, “living like a local” is a must. Staci Patton, principal, DLR Group, discusses what it truly means to create a space that inspires guests to experience the surrounding neighborhood—and inspires locals to come inside. All hotels these days talk about how guests want to “live…
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12
Mar

Sophisticated & Refined

When it comes to luxury, hotels can’t rest on their laurels. Mandarin Oriental, Boston is in the midst of a $15-million renovation, set to complete this summer, which aims to reconfirm the hotel’s premier position in the city. The renovation—which includes all guestrooms and suites, 10,000 sq. ft. of meeting space and the spa—was conceived…
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03
Mar

A European Twist to DC Design

When PDG Studios began designing the AC Hotel by Marriott in Washington, DC—the first new ground-up hotel constructed in the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District since 1971—it wanted to play up the city’s European influences. “In designing this hotel, we wanted to highlight the history and iconic, European elements of Washington DC,” said President Lisa…
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27
Feb

Colorful Inspiration

Color can be a powerful tool in a designer’s toolbox, influencing the mood, feel and direction of a space. “Color has the power to evoke a specific emotion within a space,” said Emily Kantz, interior designer at Sherwin-Williams. “It has the ability to convey a sense of mystery with darker, deeper shades, or it can…
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23
Jan

A Texas Hotel Rooted in Nature

The Westin brand has a commitment to biophilic design, so it’s no surprise that the renovation of the Westin Dallas Fort Worth Airport was inspired by nature.
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16
Jan

Lancaster Marriott Gets a New Look

Lancaster, PA, is a modern city brimming with historical charm, situated in a county that draws visitors with its picturesque setting, classic comfort foods and work from artisans and craftsmen. Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square marries the region’s cultural heritage with modern appeal with its recently completed $39.4-million renovation.
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