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30
Jun

Same Digs, New Looks

Hotels around the world are adding new looks, including two Four Seasons properties. Here’s a look: Four Seasons Hotel Houston Transforming A multi-year renovation at Four Seasons Hotel Houston (pictured) is transforming the downtown hotel and raising the bar for luxury hospitality with newly enhanced guestrooms. Slated to be completed by January 2021 with Turner…
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21
May

Serene Spaces

With relaxation and serenity in mind, Studio Apostoli is designing the wellness areas of two new Cipriani projects: Palazzo Bernasconi in Milan and Cipriani Ocean Resort, Club Residence and Casino in Punta del Este, Uruguay (shown above). The Palazzo Bernasconi project is expected to open in 2021, followed by its South American counterpart. “The two…
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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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23
Apr

Locally Sourced

A good design crafts a sense of place, mixing creative aesthetics with a warm, welcoming ambiance. For the AC Hotel Grand Rapids Downtown, DLR Group tapped into the Michigan locale to create a space guests will want to call home. “DLR Group’s design for the AC Hotel Grand Rapids Downtown embraces the creative energy of…
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12
Mar

Sophisticated & Refined

When it comes to luxury, hotels can’t rest on their laurels. Mandarin Oriental, Boston is in the midst of a $15-million renovation, set to complete this summer, which aims to reconfirm the hotel’s premier position in the city. The renovation—which includes all guestrooms and suites, 10,000 sq. ft. of meeting space and the spa—was conceived…
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03
Mar

Le Méridien Hits the Beach

Dash Design Principal & Founder David Ashen and GM Doug Hope invite you to explore the Le Méridien Dania Beach at Fort Lauderdale. The property offers a timeless-chic aesthetic influenced by mid-century design and the glamorous days of air travel.
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Mark Friesen, principal, Beyer Brown
17
Feb

Beyer Brown Talks Budget Strategies

“There’s that old saying of ‘If you fail to plan, you’re planning to fail,’ and that applies to budgets especially. Taking the time to get accurate preliminary budgets can really help in the long run and throughout the length of the project,” said Mark Friesen, principal, Beyer Brown, based in Orlando, FL. Beyer Brown’s extensive…
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03
Feb

Spirit of the City

Following a multimillion-dollar, DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago Midway Airport is now open. Located on the site of the former Cracker Jack factory, the property "is surrounded by art and technology that fills Chicago’s local neighborhoods, providing a hub for interaction," noted Keith Roy, principal of design, Interior Image Group.
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13
Jan

Behind the Design: Great Scotland Yard

David T'Kint, partner in the Dubai office of HBA Architects, discusses his approach to the design of Great Scotland Yard by Hyatt using its law enforcement history as major inspiration.
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