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28
Feb

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Designers, Crafters Bring Modernity to Brass

NATIONAL REPORT—“Design changes constantly, and so do finishes and materials. It’s almost cyclical in nature because history has proven that past designs seemingly always come back, albeit with a new twist,” said Danielle Adams, project lead for Navigate Design in Toronto.
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22
Feb

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Designers Look to Gen Z to Craft Future Look of Hospitality

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO—While millennials appear to be the hot demographic that hoteliers wish to charm and cultivate, forward-thinking designers are looking beyond this group to generation Z—the influencers of tomorrow—to help shape and shift the hotel experience of the future.
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15
Feb

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Pure + Freeform’s Bespoke Metal Panels Create a Contextual Experience

LAKE ELMO, MN—When you think of metal, the characteristics of strength and rigidity may come to mind. As a design element it can be so much more. Designers looking to harness metal’s potential to create a modern and refined touch in hospitality projects—from small accents to large-scale focal points—turn to Pure + Freeform, a bespoke…
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01
Feb

WEB EXCLUSIVE: High Country Rugs Puts Spin on Ancient Craft

ASPEN, CO—As the son of avid rug collectors, Jason Leach was immersed in the history of rug making at a young age, living in a house filled with rugs—floors and walls included. Infused with creative expressions of culture, tradition and identity, the centuries-old art form served as inspiration for the 10-year-old business he co-founded with…
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15
Jan

Kimpton’s Quiet Room Lets Guests Recharge in Private

PORTLAND, OR—For hyperconnected travelers in need of a moment of privacy or a little “me” time, the Kimpton Hotel Monaco Portland has transformed a tiny, unused space into a Quiet Room and it’s making a big impact on the guest experience.
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04
Jan

WEB EXCLUSIVE: How to Make a Statement, Tell a Story With Art

AUSTIN, TX—Life has a way of coming full circle. For Terry Eaton, president and chief curator of Eaton Fine Art Inc. (EFA), his love of art began as a child and continues to endure today. Over the years, he’s been quite passionate about his entrepreneurial goals, too. He passed on art school and opted to…
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01
Jan

Editor’s Note

Music—both listening to it and playing piano; dancing; working out; traveling; cooking; artwork in its many forms. These are just some of my passions. And pursuing them, learning more, finding new and better ways of achieving them, partaking in activities relating to them, reading about them—you name it—inspires me. I was an English literature major…
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28
Dec

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Ten Most Popular Design Stories of 2016

NATIONAL REPORT—It’s that time of year again where we look back at the year that was. The design-led hotel continues to be a major focus, and many properties were launched, redesigned or renovated to speak to the changing tastes and needs of design-savvy travelers. Some hotels capitalized on their storied past—The Highland Dallas and Deer…
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28
Dec

Park Hotel Tokyo Unveils Artist Room

TOKYO—Park Hotel Tokyo has completed its new Artist Room, '"The Tale of Genji'" here. The 27th Artist Room in a series is a decorated version of a standard room by artist Takushi Mizuno.
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