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Understanding purpose and process

19
May

Palisociety Launches Recovery Fund

In direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on the hospitality industry worldwide, Palisociety has launched the Boutique and Independent Hotel Recovery Fund, designed to provide sub-100-key independent hotels with relief and recovery capital and direct access to the brand’s operational infrastructure and shared services platform to stabilize hotel operations, mitigate further operational losses during…
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15
May

Art: The DNA of a Space

For many people, art is simply used as way to decorate a space. Michael Buono, principal/CEO of full-service real estate development and construction management firms New York Renaissance Group and Mulberry Development LLC, sees it as the defining DNA of a space. “Art can fortify the consumer’s experience and create a lasting impression without a…
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14
May

Textile Musings

Inspiration is essential for an excellent design. Liang Chen, project director, Wilson Associates, walks InspireDesign through the inspiration process, including the “muse textile,” a fabric or piece of artwork that ties to the project’s narrative and sets the tone for the color palette. When designing, what are your biggest sources of inspiration? When starting the…
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12
May

Art That Engages

Communicating locale through design is top of mind for many hospitality professionals—creating a sense of place connects travelers to the local culture and art. But, design that takes this a step further is design that ignites recognition in oneself, that binds two cultures and creates a feeling of familiarity. For David Knowles, founder/creative director of…
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08
May

Whimsical Journey

Stay Happy. That’s the mantra for Denver’s The Curtis Hotel, a DoubleTree by Hilton, and it was the inspiration for DLR Group when transforming the property’s lobby into a nostalgic space with naturalistic materials, vibrant colors, and both vintage and modern design elements suggestive of each Colorado season. DLR Group Principal Staci Patton noted, “At…
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05
May

WA Members Lend Post-Pandemic Insight

InspireDesign recently caught up with the design professionals of Wallcoverings Association (WA), who discussed their thoughts on designing for a post-pandemic industry. Each of the WA members weighed in on the state of the industry, new product features, trends and possible changes to hotel design. With some hotels housing healthcare workers and with an increased…
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30
Apr

What’s New in Wallcoverings?

Now, more than ever, people are conscious of cleanliness and good health. The industry is taking a hard look at disinfecting protocols and product cleanability while also maintaining good design. Luckily for hospitality, many companies are already ahead of the curve. Here, industry professionals gave InspireDesign a closer look at some wallcovering products that are…
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23
Apr

Locally Sourced

A good design crafts a sense of place, mixing creative aesthetics with a warm, welcoming ambiance. For the AC Hotel Grand Rapids Downtown, DLR Group tapped into the Michigan locale to create a space guests will want to call home. “DLR Group’s design for the AC Hotel Grand Rapids Downtown embraces the creative energy of…
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21
Apr

COVID-19 & Design: What to Expect

The COVID-19 outbreak has surely impacted the world of hospitality and will affect not only how we travel going forward, but how we live our lives. Hospitality and tourism are possibly taking some of the greatest hits, but how has the pandemic affected hospitality design? What’s happening to ongoing and planned projects? What will guests…
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