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07
Sep

Renaissance Austin

CONCEPT: When DiamondRock Hospitality acquired the 492-room Renaissance Austin hotel in downtown Austin, TX from Walton Street Capital in December 2006, the goal was to restore the 20-year-old hotel into an “urban retreat” that also incorporated the distinct style of the city, according to general manager Rob Gillette. “There’s a perception of Texas that those…
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07
Sep

The Cove Atlantis

CONCEPT: When Kerzner International opened the 600-suite Cove Atlantis on Paradise Island in the Bahamas this spring, the objective was to create an experience for guests that was one step more luxurious than Kerzner’s existing Atlantis property on the island.
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07
Sep

Inn of the Anasazi

CONCEPT: To enhance the Southwestern feel and authenticity of the guestrooms and public spaces at the Inn of the Anasazi, A Rosewood Hotel to better reflect its unique Santa Fe, NM location. Originally serving as a variety of state buildings, the 57-room property had not been renovated since opening as a hotel in 1990. However,…
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07
Sep

Westin San Francisco Market Street

ONCEPT: The 676-room Westin is in a building that was designed in the 1970s and has been several different hotels since— most recently the Argent Hotel, which it has been operated as since the late 90’s. “The building originally had a modern design but when it became the Argent, it had a French Deco theme…
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15
Jun

Historic hotel transformed into fashionable Hotel ZaZa Houston

On the heels of the successful Hotel ZaZa Dallas, ZaZa Resorts transforms Houston's historic Warwick Hotel into its second property.
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14
Jun

Lakeway Resort brings casual elegance to Austin, TX

The newly renamed Lakeway Resort and Spa debuts with a look inspired by a classic, five-star lake house.
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13
Jun

Duncan & Miller maintains Spanish flavor of the La Posada Hotel

The newly made over La Posada Hotel in Laredo, TX reflects the property's trademark Spanish influence with a contemporary twist.
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13
Jun

Hilton Minneapolis goes high-end residential with renovation

Sparked by requests for a fresh, upscale feel, 1001 Marquette LLC completes a $22.8 million renovation of Minnesota's largest hotel.
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01
May

Technology, open room layouts lead to changes in furniture

The look of guestrooms has changed dramatically in recent years as a result of hoteliers’ desire to open up the space more and offer state-of-the art amenities like flat-screen televisions. Furnishings have naturally evolved to keep pace with the new guestroom designs.“There is a trend away from the big furniture pieces like armoires to the…
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