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Nicole Carlino

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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09
Jan

Relaxed Luxury

The 121 Hotel, a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, recently opened in Music City, delivering a design that promises to combine residential with the comforts of relaxed luxury.
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19
Dec

The Langham, Boston Nods to Its Past

This summer, The Langham, Boston will debut a fresh new look—but one that honors the hotel’s history as a landmark in one of the U.S.’ oldest cities. The design will highlight architectural elements of the building, which is the former Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. The renovation includes the complete transformation of guestrooms and event…
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13
Dec

Lake Effect

The Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago, one of the city’s original boutique hotels, recently completed a full renovation, taking inspiration from Lake Michigan and the Chicago Riverwalk, which can be seen from the hotel’s window seats.
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