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12
Jun

Clean & Creative Solutions for COVID-19

COVID-19 is changing everything about our world—and hotel design is no different. Lesley Hughes-Wyman and Tamara Ainsworth, partners and principals of MatchLine Design Group, share their insight on how hospitality design will move forward. From what you’ve seen and the research you’ve done, how will COVID-19 most affect hospitality and restaurant design? Research and education…
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10
Jun

Hotel Design in A New Normal

As the world changes in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, so too will the way that hotels are designed to accommodate guests. InspireDesign asked Andrea DeRosa (right) and Ashley Manhan, co-founders and co-creative designers of Avenue Interior Design, about how they see design changing. What new or different materials might go into hotel builds…
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08
Jun

Designing Holistically

Nature, wellness, sustainability. These are all familiar buzzwords for designers, but what do they really mean? How are designers turning these trends into long-term design approaches? Especially now, designers can use these as not only references but as pillars. Gala Magriñá, designer/principal of Gala Magriñá Design, walks us through the meaning of “holistic design,” and…
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01
Jun

Leaders Forecast F&B Design Trends

As hotel restaurants, bars and lounges begin to reopen following the COVID-19 outbreak, designers are looking for ways to ease guests’ concerns about returning to these spaces. Increased social-distancing measures and enhanced safety protocols may make spaces feel less inviting, but designers are coming up with creative ways to bring warmth and comfort back into…
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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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