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Stimulation to kick-start your imagination

24
Sep

THE WICK IS LIT

The Wick, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, just arrived in Hudson, NY, an idyllic and residential yet culturally-robust getaway in New York, only a two and a half-hour drive from NYC. The newly launched 55-room property, which includes seven suites, was originally constructed in the mid-nineteenth century as a candle and soap manufacturing facility before undergoing...
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Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay
21
Sep

PUCCINI GROUP TALKS PORTOLA’S NEW DESIGN

In California, a new day emerges at Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay. The AAA Four Diamond hotel has completed a revitalization worth more than $60 million, with recent touches to a new restaurant, lounge and lobby bar. The 379 elegantly appointed residential-style guestrooms and suites never looked better. In a Q&A with InspireDesign,...
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18
Sep

“STREET” ART

The boutique Hotel Chicago West Loop is swiftly making its mark as a cultural hotspot. This fall the hotel celebrates its one-year anniversary as a dual-purpose arts venue with an unveiling of the latest additions to its renowned Annex | Murals program. Four more street murals (painted inside guestrooms) were added to the growing Annex...
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The Picturalist
15
Sep

PICTURE THIS: ART WITHOUT LIMITS

Get to Know The Picturalist The Picturalist searches artists from all over the world to offer design professionals, retailers, hoteliers and builders, a select choice of artwork available in different mediums like canvas, archival paper, acrylic glass and LED backlit lightboxes. The image curation takes into account the different aesthetics in the current design scene...
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London's Hotel Cafe Royal pays tribute to its past patron—David Bowie.
14
Sep

A SPRINKLE OF STARDUST

This month, Rock legend David Bowie—along with his alter ego Ziggy Stardust—is being celebrated with a bar in his honor. Inside of London’s Hotel Cafe Royal, Ziggy’s will establish itself as a playful tribute to Bowie, who famously held the retirement party for Ziggy Stardust there in the 1970s. Adjacent to newly opened restaurant Laurent,...
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12
Sep

INSTAGRAM-WORTHY HOTEL BACKDROPS

New York Fashion Week is underway, and fashionistas are ready to strike a pose with their carefully curated outfit-of-the-day (or #OOTD). Hilton is tapping into the need to “see and be seen” on social media during the city’s most coveted event with their own Instagram-worthy backdrops at nearby properties. Think colorfully lit rooftops with city...
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11
Sep

A CREATIVE CLUSTER

James Bartlett’s Brixton Cluster is a spot pendant inspired by the Victorian railway and residential architecture of south London. As the starting point for this design, he took the octagonal turrets that appear on buildings in the area. The clusters can be arranged in various patterns to give different design options. The cords themselves criss-cross to create...
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The Verb Hotel is an irreverent celebration of the fabled Fenway rock-era music scene of the 1960s through the 1990s.
10
Sep

DESIGNING HOTELS FOR NOW, AND LATER

BOSTON—For Elizabeth Lowrey, principal and director of interior architecture at Elkus Manfredi Architects, you could say design is part of her DNA. Her parents are both artists and designers and, as a result, she grew up surrounded by various forms of design. An interest in how people interact with the world led her to study...
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10
Sep

SAUSALITO EMBRACES THE SEA

Just minutes north of San Francisco in Sausalito, The Inn Above Tide is the only luxury hotel in Northern California with every room on the water, offering views of the San Francisco Bay. Tapped as the creative team behind the new and renovated suites were San Francisco-based designer Antonio Martins and Sausalito-based art consultant Julie Coyle. Coyle’s curated collection of artwork...
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