COVID-19

Specialty Restaurant in Antiqua, WI, image courtesy of Prasoon Design Studio
24
Nov

Amenities in the new normal

COVID has completely changed the hotel experience with new safety and sanitation protocols, but it has also altered the way guests access amenities and has even dictated which amenities are available during a hotel stay. Social distancing, capacity restrictions and vaccination requirements all come into play, noted Shay Lam, managing executive, studio creative director, TPG...
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04
Mar

Staying Motivated During a Pandemic

In the world of hospitality design, there’s one truth that all designers seem to return to: inspiration can be found anywhere. Places, people, creative works and nature are just some of the inspirations that InspireDesign has sourced from designers, but what happens when leaving your home and exploring are no longer possible? How do designers...
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12
Feb

Well-Being Tops Architecture Trends

SB Architects, an international architecture firm focusing on designing soulful and inspiring destinations across hospitality, residential and mixed-use, has released the top trends they anticipate defining 2021 and beyond. The COVID-19 pandemic has left a mark across every industry, shifting priorities and dramatically impacting how the firm, and industry as a whole, approaches design. “2021...
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13
Oct

The Cornerstone Collective Launches Safety Program

Officials of The Cornerstone Collective have revealed a comprehensive program to provide hotel brands, owners and operators with a road map to design their properties safely, intelligently and prudently for today and the inevitable recovery from the COVID-19 virus. The proprietary Nexus Design Standards lay out specific criteria culled from across the full spectrum of...
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01
Oct

Designing for Distance

As LAX proceeds with a multibillion-dollar modernization complete with an Automated People Mover train system, Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles LAX/Century Blvd., which is walking distance to LAX, has just completed a dramatic and insightful multimillion-dollar renovation. The renovation of the public areas and guestrooms of the 190-room property includes two new Social Distancing Salons....
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28
Aug

Venus Group Introduces Face Masks

U.S.-based global textile manufacturer Venus Group has begun producing three-ply disposable face masks at its South Carolina manufacturing plant, delivering a combined total of nearly 10 million disposable and reusable face masks since March in response to the current COVID-19 global pandemic. The initiative further expands Venus Group’s PPE (personal protective equipment) product offering to...
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25
Aug

Leo A. Daly Releases White Paper

Architecture and design firm Leo A. Daly has produced a white paper, “The New Guest Journey,” which reimagines the hotel stay during COVID-19 and beyond. It offers suggestions on how architects and designers can reconfigure existing hotels in the new age of enhanced health and wellness, as well as creating spaces the post-pandemic hotel will...
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17
Aug

Physical Places

Hospitality is all about bringing people together, making everyone feel warm and welcomed. Hotel designers and architects have always designed for this, with the intention of creating shared and social spaces. However, as the world rethinks these spaces, designers are realizing the importance of physical spaces. Shay Lam, managing executive/studio creative director for TPG Architecture,...
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24
Jun

Blu Spas Offers Second Look

With so many development plans put on hold because of the COVID-19 pandemic, consultant Blu Spas has created Blu Revu to enable wellness, spa and fitness leaders to make educated decisions about their development plans, including post-COVID-19 considerations. “The Blu Revu offers a supporting role during these difficult times to ensure project planning is appropriate...
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