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Imagination

Ideas to ignite innovation

01
Sep

Dorset Square Hotel

CONCEPT: London’s Dorset Square Hotel has watched history unfold before its very eyes for centuries. Built atop Lord’s Old Ground, where Thomas Lord established his first cricket site, the property is an old Regency townhouse. What’s more, it was the very first boutique hotel acquired by Tom and Kit Kemp, the married duo behind Firmdale…
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01
Sep

The Roger

CONCEPT: In creating the next phase of this Manhattan boutique hotel, which was originally launched in 2004 as the Hotel Roger Williams, the property was repositioned to include an updated f&b concept, as well as newly designed guestrooms and public spaces. The rejuvenation of the brand incorporates the concept of passing down from father to…
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01
Sep

Living Spaces

While Greenwich, CT is only about one hour away from New York City, the designer for The J House Greenwich wanted to close that gap even more. Tapping into the vibe of “the city that never sleeps,” Manhattan-based dash design infused the 86-room boutique property with the vibrancy of New York but the authenticity of…
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01
Sep

Center Stage

One can almost imagine those words lighting up a marquis at the debut of the boutique lifestyle property. When the hotel recently opened its doors to guests, it showcased an aesthetic that is a performance in its own right. The city’s newest luxury hotel, converted from an existing Radisson hotel, definitely has a flair for…
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01
Sep

Green Peace

Easter Island is recognized as one of the most beautiful, but remote, inhabited islands in the world. Located in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, it’s been part of Chile since the late-1880s. Visitors who make their way to Easter Island go expecting to find almost 900 monumental stone statues called moai created by the early Rapanui…
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01
Sep

Passion Play

Like most high-powered, high-profile executives, there’s rarely a time in Niki Leondakis’ life that what she’s seeing, doing and experiencing is not being stored away mentally or electronically, set to digest at a later time and serve up in some form as a part of her company, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants.
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01
Jul

Shape Up

The shape of things to come is already here, at least when it comes to what’s trending in guest bathrooms. Rounds, squares, rectangles, ovals and cones are popping up as strong design elements from sinks to toilets to vanities.
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01
Jul

Rooms with a view

When IHG acquired the former Regent Hong Kong 11 years ago, it knew it was adding a trophy property to its Asia-Pacific portfolio. Built on pilings overlooking Victoria Harbor, the 17-story contemporary hotel—now the InterContinental Hong Kong—offers panoramic views not only of the harbor, but of Hong Kong Island spread out behind it.
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01
Jul

Working together, designed, purchasers and brands

LAS VEGAS—Over the last few years, there has been a big push for purchasing companies and designers to work together more cooperatively on new projects; however, the role of the brands can never be overlooked. And while the brands have long been thought of as inflexible when it comes to enforcing deadlines and standards, the…
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