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01
May

Microtel taps next wave of designers

ATLANTA–– Instead of going straight to an established designer or design firm for ideas on how to redesign U.S. Franchise System’s (USFS) Microtel Inn & Suites brand, the company instead bestowed the task upon a group of students at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) here.
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01
May

Two firms create a brighter,
bolder Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach

PALM BEACH, FL— Two independent design teams with a shared vision, working over a period of two-and-a-half years, overseen by the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co.’s internal design team with the active support of the property’s new owner has resulted in the reinvention of the stately Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach. What had been formal and rather dark is…
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01
May

Condado Plaza revitalized with
two distinct guestroom designs

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO–– LXR Luxury Resorts & Hotels knew that one of its Puerto Rico properties, the 577-room Condado Plaza Hotel & Casino, had once been a leader in the key San Juan market. However, a lack of investment over the years had left the property with its glory days seemingly far behind.
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01
May

Procaccianti to leverage internal
design firm

CRANSTON, RI— With the importance of design growing as both independent and branded hotels look for unique style that will set them apart and owners and developers become more active participants in the design process, The Procaccianti Group (TPG), based here, has taken that involvement one step further by establishing its own in-house design firm…
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01
May

A Collaborative Effort
FelCor, HFS team up to redo 40 hotels

IRVING, TX— In today’s booming hospitality market, owners and developers are not only buying and building new assets at an often frenzied pace, but are also intensely focused on updating their existing properties in the form of renovating and repositioning projects.
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01
May

The Keating debuts in San Diego

SAN DIEGO— The Keating Hotel is the type of property that’s likely to have hoteliers seeing red, both literally and figuratively.To start, they may see red when they realize Edward Kaen, principal of The Keating Hotel Group, is the first person persuasive enough to convince noted Italian design firm Pininfarina Group— the design force behind…
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01
May

Architects and designers distinguish urban hotels with unique elements

When it comes to designing hotels, particularly in urban locations, architects and designers frequently turn to the city itself as a jumping off point for the creation of a style that is unique, but also reflective of the area. This issue of The New Look™ explores the design of an assortment of urban hotel properties—…
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01
May

Inn of Chicago

CONCEPT: Ultra hip and trendy boutique hotels are all the rage right now in the lodging industry, but when Jonathan Rachman, principal of San Francisco-based Rachman Massucco Interiors, was hired to redesign the former Best Western Inn of Chicago, those became dirty words, even though he was tasked with turning the hotel into an upscale…
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01
May

New Umstead Hotel a nod to classic Southern luxury

CARY, NC— When Umstead Hotel & Spa owner Ann Goodnight, operating as Four Star Ventures, LLC, and veteran interior designer Frank Nicholson first met, there was an immediate meeting of the minds. The Umstead, which opened in January, would be businesswoman Goodnight’s first hotel, while Nicholson had a lengthy list of luxury hotel design commissions…
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