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21
Sep

Endless Possibilities Create Brilliant Designs

This issue of The New Look offers our most in-depth look yet at the world of hotel design. Inside are a multitude of perspectives from renowned architects and designers complemented by vibrant photography and refreshing features.
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21
Sep

Case Study: Marriott Waterside Norfolk

CONCEPT: The Procaccianti Group purchased the 405-room hotel, which is connected to the convention center in Norfolk, VA, in 2003 and has since set out to transform the 2,700 square-foot lobby into a more transitional, contemporary space. “It was very traditional to start with. Marriott wanted it to be more up to date,” said John…
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21
Sep

Hampton Inn Finds Solution To Tricky Guestroom Design Challenge

MEMPHIS— When a number of Hampton Inn’s properties were in need of a renovation, the brand decided to start back at square one to update hotels.
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07
Apr

Case Study: Richardson Hotel

Destination Hotels & Resorts acquired the Omni Hotel in Richardson, TX, in April of 2004 with plans to recreate the tired property in such a way that it would stand on its own and allure business travelers away from the run-of-the-mill branded hotels in the Dallas area.
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07
Apr

Case Study: Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa

The renovation and re-imaging of the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa in Newport Beach, CA, was planned to project the relaxed lifestyle of the California coast. The refurbishment was designed to update the 532-room hotel, which celebrated its 30th anniversary in November 2005.
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07
Apr

Case Study: The Sanderling Resort & Spa

Slated for completion in May, the renovation of the 88 guestrooms and suites at The Sanderling was planned to give the rooms an elegant look and offer an Outer Banks experience.
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07
Apr

Case Study: Renaissance Washington D.C.

Located across from the Washington Convention Center and one block from the new convention center, the Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel is positioned to be a central gathering point not only for hotel guests, but other visitors and convention attendees.
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07
Apr

Case Study: Mandarin Oriental New York

Having opened in December 2003 as the New York market was strengthening, the 251-room Mandarin Oriental, which occupies the 35th to 54th floors of the Times Warner Center’s North Tower, has proven to be a significant success— so successful that general manager Rudy Tauscher found himself with a shortage of signature suites.
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07
Apr

Case Study: Royal Plaza Hotel

After being severely damaged by Hurricane Charley, the goal was to transform the 394-room Downtown Disney resort area hotel in Orlando into a more contemporary, upscale hotel with a ‘boutique feel’.
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