Kathleen Dauber


Innovations and guestroom design

By Kathleen Dauber Modular construction. The metaverse. The rise of “work anywhere” remote employment. Increasingly more sophisticated and more widely adopted personal tech. All of these factors and many more play into the evolution of daily life, but how are they reflected in the spaces greeting guests on the other side of their (probably keyless)...
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HBA Names New Principal

Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA) has named James Lee as principal at HBA Los Angeles. Lee brings an international reputation for creativity and a portfolio of experience designing luxury projects on five continents to his new role. Lee’s design philosophy is rooted in a holistic approach based on the human experience. His “dress down to dress...
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Ol’ Blue Eyes and Nature Inspire

The 450-acre JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, CA is currently rolling out renovations—partly inspired by the legendary Frank Sinatra—in advance of its grand opening in January 2020. Take a look.
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Narrative-Driven Design in Napa Valley, CA

"Hotel Villagio is spiced with a vibrant social undercurrent and embodies a glamorous hotel stay unlike any other in Napa Valley," said Kathleen Dauber, partner at HBA. See how the firm transformed this property.
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