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19
Apr

The feeling of family

Four Seasons Resort Hualālai recently unveiled its more than $100 million resort-wide transformation encompassing all accommodations and amenities, with additional updates to come over the next several months. The redesign, helmed by SF-based BAMO, contemporized the hotel’s aesthetic while holding onto the essence of Hualālai’s authentic Hawaiian character, while imparting the importance of family. “When...
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13
Mar

Kind of Blue

Photo Artist Michael Banks has introduced “Kind of Blue” for hospitality interiors, taking inspiration from Miles Davis’ iconic Jazz album. I was listening to it a couple of Sundays ago, and I thought, ‘how can I visualize these meandering and beautiful soundscapes in an artwork?'” Banks told InspireDesign. Banks calls the album a sublime selection of...
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20
Feb

Louisville Landmark

The Galt House, Louisville’s landmark waterfront hotel that has served as a celebrated Southern fixture for more than four decades, has completed its historic $80-million renovation. Over the course of two years, this property-wide transformation has upgraded all of the 1,239 guestrooms, brought forth five brand-new dining and bar concepts and reimagined meeting space to...
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12
Dec

A Visual Voyage

Eaton Fine Art (EFA), a full-service art consultancy firm based in Austin, TX, is showcasing its art curation for the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek—the inaugural property in Dallas from Rosewood Hotels & Resorts collection. The property’s extensive, multi-year reinvention resulted in newly refurbished guestrooms and suites, an inviting lobby and inspired guest experiences that...
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12
Dec

Historic Mission

While historic renovations are quite common in the hospitality sector, it is quite rare to see projects that attempt to seamlessly blend in with their historic surroundings, without appearing contrived or overly themed. This is the challenge that the architects at AO faced with Inn at the Mission, a Marriott Autograph Collection hotel, which recently...
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16
Oct

Sanctuary in Seattle

In 2018, Jacki Arena Interiors (JAI) was chosen as the interior designer to join the SeaTac Marriott renovation team.  Although JAI has a background working with several Marriott brands, they were required to attend a full-day brand immersion session at Marriott headquarters before it could get final approval to work on the property. The Marriott...
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17
Sep

Storied Past

The Holbrooke Hotel, first built in 1862 in California’s historic Gold Rush Country, is a reminder of Grass Valley’s storied history as a gold mining boom town. The 28-room hotel has undergone a renovation to create an experience that honors the property’s past and that can appeal to the modern traveler. Gambling and gun fights,...
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20
Aug

Beaux Arts Beauty

Hospitality and healthcare have always been intertwined—now more so than ever—as both industries exist to serve and care for others. The Hyatt Place and Hyatt House Chicago Medical/University District opened this summer in the Beaux-Arts classical-style landmark that was formerly the site of the Cook County Hospital. The 342,000-sq.-ft. adaptive-reuse project is part of a $150-million...
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23
Jul

Magnetic Moments

When the Hyatt Place, National Harbor opens in Maryland next month, guests will be able to experience a design scheme that celebrates the energetic atmosphere of the locale—which the design team has dubbed “Magnetic Moments.” OTO Development has revealed new renderings of the project, which the company is working on with Peterson Companies, Turner Construction,...
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