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Imagination

Ideas to ignite innovation

01
May

Best of Both Worlds

While Greaves was brought in to rethink the suite design, New York-based architect Monica Ponce de Leon, principal in the MPdL Studio, was coming on board to bring new life to that soaring atrium space. Since 1999, when the building now housing the Conrad was first completed, the centerpiece of the atrium’s colorful art had…
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01
May

Poetry in Motion

IVG Immobilien AG, the owner of the sprawling $1.5-billion Squaire mixed-use development at Frankfurt Airport, had a futuristic glass and steel design for its building. Certainly, from an engineering perspective, the nine-story, 462,000-sq.-ft. building is a marvel of modern design, considering it was erected on a platform above Frankfurt’s high-speed ICE railway station, secured in…
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01
May

Staying Competitive: CapEx improvements

ORLANDO—During the depths of the recent industry downturn from 2009-2010, many brands understood that hotel owners were struggling to generate revenue and keep current with their debt payments. Consequently, the brands wisely eased up on deadlines for owners to make often-costly CapEx investments in their properties.
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01
Mar

Radisson Blue Aqua

CONCEPT: As the flagship hotel for the U.S. debut of Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group’s Radisson Blu brand, the property needed a distinct design that refelected its location in Chicago as well as the brand’s European roots. Jim Hamilton, creative director of U.K.-based Graven Images, was appointed to design the hotel, which is located on the…
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01
Mar

Hotel Lincoln

CONCEPT: In order to convert the Lincoln Park property—which was built in the 1920’s and was previously a Days Inn as well as a former iteration of the Hotel Lincoln—into an upscale boutique hotel with a local, residential feel, Joie de Vivre Hotels brought in San Francisco-based Dirty Lines Design as the lead interior design…
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01
Mar

Natural Sanctuary

When Wilson Associates’ Jen Mauldin was named to lead the design team for the new Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve luxury project in Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico, she began to research the site with an eye toward the natural beauty of the environment. In doing so, she found a rich history.
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01
Mar

Sustainability LEEDers

Building a sustainable hotel is still a tall order so when Marriott International set a goal to have 300 LEED-certified hotels by 2015, no one thought it would be a walk in the park, even with the global lodging chain’s history of environmental awareness.
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01
Mar

Glen Coben

When Glen Coben was designing the TRYP Hotel Times Square South he was challenged with trying to strike a balance between being deferential to the brand’s European roots, while at the same time, embracing its New York City location.
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01
Mar

St. Regis New York unveils designer suites

NEW YORK—Two new suites have debuted at the St. Regis New York that reflect the style of two iconic brands, Tiffany & Co. and Dior. The hotel collaborated with each of the brands on the design of each suite.
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