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23
Feb

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Circa 1881 Transforms Hotel Spaces With Lending Library of Art

NEW YORK—For art enthusiasts, 1881 proved to be a very good year. It was the birth year of Pablo Picasso and brought forth the rise of modern art. Both events would serve as the inspiration for Alvaro Leal’s art collectors’ initiative, Circa 1881, based here. His creative objective: to bring world-class art out of storage…
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09
Feb

WEB EXCLUSIVE: At Vancouver’s Skwachàys Lodge, Aboriginal Art Is in Focus

VANCOUVER—Skwachàys Lodge, based here, is more than a boutique hotel. It’s a social enterprise that houses an onsite gallery and 24 artists with the aim of creating an enveloping experience in Aboriginal arts and culture for guests, while serving its community of creatives, locals and tourists alike.
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03
Feb

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Costa Rica’s Olas Verdes Designs With LEED Certification in Mind

PLAYA GUIONES, COSTA RICA—For Olas Verdes, a boutique hotel here touted as the world’s first LEED certified surf resort, sitting on the edge of a wildlife refuge and near a turtle nesting site served as the impetus for the collective green consciousness evident in the construction of the property.
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22
Dec

Ten Most Popular Design Stories of 2015

NATIONAL REPORT—In 2015, Hotel Business Design took you on a virtual roadtrip to some of the world's design-focused hotels being launched, redesigned or renovated. There have been some intriguing designs—graffiti at Hotel Indigo LES, Rollick's guestrooms made of shipping containers, and a space-themed suite for Kameha Grand Zurich—to name a few of the projects highlighted…
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15
Dec

Chile’s Singular Santiago Digs Deep With New Wine Room

SANTIAGO, CHILE—“The success of Chilean wine in the world is because [the country’s] geography and climate allow a great variety of grapes to grow, which brings along a great diversity of terroirs,” said Sabrina Tettamanti, GM, Singular Santiago. This rich earthly landscape, or terroir, influences the taste and flavor of a wine, and deep within…
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15
Dec

Canopy by Hilton Offers Sneak Peek of Guestrooms, Public Spaces

MCLEAN, VA—Giving creative partners the ability to conceive their own unique perspective, Hilton Worldwide’s new lifestyle brand, Canopy by Hilton, offered a preview of its model guestrooms and public spaces at Hilton’s corporate headquarters here.
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11
Dec

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Design-Led Hostel Generator Arrives in Stockholm

LONDON—Upscale hostels are aiming to be the next generation of accommodations for younger and budget-minded travelers. For often less than the cost of a night at a traditional hotel, guests receive comparable amenities in boutique-style shared living spaces.
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09
Dec

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Corporate Art Leasing Gives Hotels a Fresh Look

MIAMI—A recent participant in Art Basel Miami, the Diana Lowenstein Gallery offers hoteliers a commitment-free, accessible and affordable solution through its recent corporate art leasing program.
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01
Dec

WEB EXCLUSIVE: The Cosmopolitan Brings Art-Focused Suites to The Strip

LAS VEGAS—In a city energized by raw glitz and bright neon lights, it’s no surprise that Vegas vacationers stay on The Strip. Cutting through the area’s visual noise and seeking to engage the public in a distinctly elegant way is The Cosmopolitan, a luxury hotel and casino with a strong focus on art.
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