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03
Mar

City landmarks inspire design of new Hotel Monaco Portland

Having helped Kimpton Hotel and Restaurant Group, LLC pioneer the Hotel Monaco brand design beginning in 1995 with the first hotel, the San Francisco Monaco, Cheryl Rowley and her eponymous design firm have subsequently crafted the individual looks of Kimpton’s Monacos.
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03
Mar

Sheraton Fisherman’s Wharf showcases ‘California Boardwalk’ style

Blackstone Real Estate Advisors, which has owned the 32-year-old Sheraton Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco since 2006, wanted to transform the property into “a bright, fun and distinctive hotel,” according to James Looney, president of Dallas, TX-based design firm Looney and Associates.
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27
Dec

Radisson Lexington recalls old Manhattan glamour

When New York-based designers/architects Stonehill and Taylor took on the revamping of the Radisson Lexington Hotel in midtown Manhattan, the firm wanted to steep the 76-year-old, 600-room property, owned by Highgate Hotels, in its own glamorous, big city history.
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27
Dec

Chicago’s Hotel Sax debuts with chic, eclectic flair

To create the Hotel Sax Chicago out of what had previously been the predominantly musically themed House of Blues Hotel Chicago, design firm McCartan incorporated a whole host of style influences, ranging from as far away as France, India and Asia to as close as the property’s immediate surroundings in Chicago’s Marina City district.
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27
Dec

Grand Del Mar blends Southern CA style with Tuscan elegance

Located within the confines of a pristine, coastal canyon nature preserve, of all places, beauty is, of course, all around the recently opened $270-million Grand Del Mar resort in San Diego.
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24
Oct

Hotel Kabuki debuts with contemporary East-meets-West style

The Hotel Kabuki’s owners wanted the design transformation of the 218-room property to remain true to its roots within traditional Japanese culture. At the same time, they wanted to ensure rooms, suites and public spaces would meet contemporary domestic and international guest demands.
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22
Oct

New technology designed to seamlessly blend with guestroom decor

When planning guestrooms these days, there are certain “must-have” technology features that designers need to incorporate into their plans.
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19
Oct

Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino’s guestrooms re-emerge with a beach house elegance

Considering the ultra-competitive Las Vegas market stops for no property and Mandalay Bay had already set the suite bar quite high, time was of the essence for this $150-million renovation of the main tower’s 2,775 rooms and 415 suites.
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21
Sep

Green movement, tech advancements have impacted lighting design realm

NATIONAL REPORT— The steadily building wave of environmentally sustainable design is clearly covering more of the hotel industry by the day now, with so-called “green” project after green project being unveiled at every turn. Not surprisingly, lighting is playing an integral role in this paradigm-shifting trend, a fact that has left designers and suppliers alike…
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