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15
Jul

Radical Innovation: Meet the Finalists

Radical Innovation, a competition and year-round community that challenges designers, hoteliers and students to pioneer compelling ideas in travel and hospitality, has revealed the finalists for its 13th annual edition. Take a look.
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01
Jul

SLS Las Vegas Becomes Sahara

LAS VEGAS—In an ongoing more-than-$100-million transformation, the SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino has now become the Sahara Las Vegas, bringing an iconic hotel name back to The Strip. Alex Meruelo, founder of The Meruelo Group and owner of Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, NV, acquired the property in April of last yearand…
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19
Jun

Leo A Daly Adds to Team

Global planning, engineering, architecture and interiors firm Leo A Daly has hired hospitality-industry veteran Mark Pratt, AIA, as global hospitality practice leader. In this role, Pratt leads strategy and business development for the firm’s internationally renowned hospitality design group. Pratt has devoted a 34-year career to working with developers, hoteliers and municipalities to envision and realize hospitality projects…
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17
Jun

A NEW STANDARD

Following a consultation process and collaboration with global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm HOK, BRE Global, the world’s leading building science center, today revealed adaptations of the BREEAM International New Construction standard to streamline the pathway to certification for projects located in the United States. The announcement is the result of a nearly year-long…
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11
Jun

A REVAMP FOR TWO HOTELS

Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix Chandler-Fashion Center and Homewood Suites by Hilton Phoenix Chandler Fashion Center have completed full-scale, property-wide renovations. The renovations include the modernization of all guestrooms, suites, meeting spaces and common areas, including the fitness centers, public spaces and exterior areas. Both hotels have higher-quality public space seating, as well as welcoming…
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11
Jun

History in the Making

From Las Vegas to Texas to the East Coast, these properties are honoring historic roots with recent updates to guestrooms, public spaces and the addition of energy-efficient features. Here’s a look at three renovations: Historic Vegas Property to Undergo Update The historic El Cortez Hotel and Casino located in downtown Las Vegas is set to…
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07
Jun

Kimpton Unveils Suite for Stay Human Project

Kimpton Ink48 Hotel has unveiled Room 1403, a suite for The Kimpton Stay Human Project. The suite is a reflection of Kimpton’s belief that heartfelt human connections make people’s lives better and that commonalities and connections exist between all people. Room 1403 offers guests a unique activation that honors the hyper-local character of New York…
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05
Jun

John Portman & Associates Evolves

John Portman & Associates is transitioning to a new name—Portman Architects. Jack Portman, FAIA, the firm’s chairman, president and CEO, explained that the name change was the latest evolution in the architectural design firm’s long history as an innovative practice. “Evolution has been a salient factor in our firm’s longevity,” said Portman. “Our firm founder…
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05
Jun

Luxury on the Adriatic

Considering the lobby as the hotel's "calling card," Tereza Prego Design Studio created a new atmosphere that sets the mood for a whole new experience at Hotel Bellevue.
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