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Imagination

Ideas to ignite innovation

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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09
Feb

Just Relax

When Aristotle started musing about “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts,” he easily could have been talking about the guestroom experience. For what, indeed, does define the overall hotel room? Nothing, if not the artful arrangement of FF&E—designed to be pleasing to the eye and functional in tandem with its form;…
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01
Jan

Hilton Mclean Tysons Corner

CONCEPT: Starting with the lobby and all-important sense of arrival, executives at Hilton Worldwide thought the 458-room Hilton McLean Tysons Corner could benefit from a top-to-bottom redesign that would more closely reflect the company’s—and the Hilton brand’s—current thinking on guest comfort and attractive, stylish surroundings. Given that Hilton Worldwide’s headquarters are in McLean, it was…
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01
Jan

Surfcomber Miami

CONCEPT: To rebrand the iconic oceanfront hotel, which was originally built in 1948, into a Kimpton Hotel, a renovation was needed to create a stylish and playful escape in the center of Miami’s Historic Art Deco District. The 186-room Surfcomber reopened in December 2011 after a project that included gutting the guest bathrooms and adding…
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01
Jan

Hotel Diva

CONCEPT: Being avant garde has been the credo of the 116-room Hotel Diva since Personality Hotels opened it in 1985. So it came as no surprise that even a quarter-century later the owner, Yvonne Detert, wanted the hotel to stay current, investing $2 million in renovations.
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