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30
Jul

Socially Distant Design in Social Spaces

COVID-19 is affecting the way guests experience a space—and that’s certainly true for social businesses like casinos, hotels and resorts. JCJ Architecture’s Rick Marencic, design principal, interiors, and Bob Gdowski, principal, director of hospitality design, share their thoughts on the changing landscape, what it means for F&B and wellness-minded design. Casinos have an inherently social…
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29
Jul

Designing with Furry Friends in Mind

With more travelers choosing to take road trips for their vacations this summer, many will consider taking their furry friends along with them. InspireDesign spoke with Dorothy Willets, principal of Willetts Design and Associates, for her thoughts on pet-friendly design. Why is it important for hospitality to have interior design that is pet-friendly? I think…
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22
Jul

All About Art

Roy Caro, founder of The Picturalist, shared with us his insight on a classic design essential: art. Caro laid out three points about artwork in the hospitality space, noting some trends to watch out for: Art in Hotels “Procuring and showing art in all shapes has been associated with the hotel experience for several decades…
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07
Jul

At Hospitality at Market, Phillips Collection Expects a World of Design

For 35 years, Phillips Collection has been decorating hospitality spaces with organic, contemporary furnishings. With eco-friendly furniture, accessories, wall decor, lighting and sculpture, the Origins Collection features live-edge and reclaimed wood roots turned tables, stools, sculpture and accents. Phillips Collection’s new Elements Collection includes large-scale, stone sculptures and furnishings from around the world—amethyst from Brazil,…
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01
Jul

ID Exclusive: Healthcare & Hospitality

During the second virtual panel from Grounded by Design, thought leaders discussed how hospitality design continues to emerge, and how now, more than ever, it’s taking cues from healthcare. Hosted by NEXT Events in partnership with Parallax Wellness + Hospitality, Hotel Business and InspireDesign—and sponsored by ActiveGuard, Minibar Systems and ecore—“The Clean Revolution: Finding the…
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29
Jun

Trends of the 2010s: Millennial Mindset

Looking back at the 2010s, designers have adjusted to the needs of younger guests and those coming of age. Millennials have excited hotel design with new expectations, wanderlust and opportunities. Here, design leaders walked InspireDesign through some of the ways the millennial mindset has influenced hotel design in the past decade: Millennials and the millennial…
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24
Jun

Blu Spas Offers Second Look

With so many development plans put on hold because of the COVID-19 pandemic, consultant Blu Spas has created Blu Revu to enable wellness, spa and fitness leaders to make educated decisions about their development plans, including post-COVID-19 considerations. “The Blu Revu offers a supporting role during these difficult times to ensure project planning is appropriate…
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18
Jun

Navigating Hotel & Restaurant Design

How are hotel designers navigating COVID-19? David Shove-Brown and David Tracz, co-founders and principals, //3877, share their thoughts. How is COVID-19 affecting hotel and restaurant design? Shove-Brown: This pandemic has certainly increased our hyper-awareness of the importance of good hygiene. In the restaurant industry, strict hygiene measures have been in place for a while, but…
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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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