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19
Jan

ALC Shares Insight and Plans for 2021

For the Ageless Living Collaborative (ALC), beautiful design can be found in any space, and, at any age. ALC’s mission is to continue to deliver relevant content to the senior living community and improve the lives of seniors through design. Led by industry professionals and Co-Founders Phoebe Stein and David Ashen, ALC’s mission is to…
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13
Jan

A Revitalized Omaha Gem

A $75-million reinvention of the iconic 1915 Blackstone Hotel in Omaha has created the Kimpton Cottonwood Hotel, a key development in the renaissance of the city’s Blackstone District. The 205-room property is the brand’s first hotel in Nebraska and was meticulously restored and renovated in a collaboration between design firms Leo A Daly and DLR…
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04
Jan

Irish Inspiration

Much like Pantone’s rationale for choosing its 2021 Color of the Year, Curator, a paint brand originating from Ireland, developed its palette to channel the feeling and story of Ireland’s culture. Curator features a palette of 144 colors, developed in collaboration with 29 Irish artisans, jewelers and designers. “Curator’s current palette has been with the…
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29
Dec

Designing Post-COVID Restrooms

Given their very nature, restrooms are an area where the spread of germs is a concern. Given the current pandemic, their design, materials and equipment are getting a new look from the hospitality industry. “I do believe hospitality bathroom design will evolve and has already begun that transition to a new or renewed focus on…
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21
Dec

Wayfair Releases 2021 Design Trends

Ahead of the new year, Wayfair Professional has revealed its interior design trend predictions. The Wayfair Professional design experts looked at how interiors are evolving to meet the changing aesthetics and rounded up eight design trends to watch in 2021: Bold Emerald—A particularly rich hue, emerald recalls the height of spring, deep moss, pine-forest hues…
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16
Dec

What Healthcare Can Teach Hotels

With health and safety on the minds of everyone, especially the hospitality industry, InspireDesign spoke with Clay Markham, AIA LEED AP BD +C, SVP at architecture, planning and design firm CallisonRTKL, about what lessons hotels can learn from the healthcare industry. What can hoteliers learn from healthcare to help their properties keep guests safe from infectious…
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11
Dec

A Modern Homage

After two years of construction and a delay as Great Britain returns to COVID-19 lockdowns, the new Telegraph Hotel will be opening soon in Coventry, England. The former Coventry Telegraph headquarters has been transformed into a luxury hotel that celebrates the cool mid-century style of the building. Oliver Redfern, designer at Squid.Inc., who worked on…
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10
Dec

Say Hiya to Hotel Haya

Brick streets. Large, spacious courtyards. Ornate globe street lamps. Legendary cigar factories. Free-roaming roosters. Historic architecture. Rich multicultural roots. Ybor City, the landmarked district just northeast of downtown Tampa—one of the city’s most celebrated neighborhoods—now has a hotel with a vibrant character to match: Hotel Haya. The property is the latest to be unveiled by…
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04
Nov

Amenities in a Post-COVID Environment

The hospitality sector has faced some especially difficult challenges in dealing with the pandemic. With travel curtailed, hotel occupancy has been significantly diminished, spurring lodging owners and operators to seek new hotel amenities that will entice people back to hotels and resorts while helping to keep them healthy and safe after the pandemic subsides. InspireDesign…
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