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Jul

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Living Walls Inject Natural Beauty, Color Into Design

CHICAGO—Who said it’s not easy being green? The color evokes a sense of freshness, vibrancy and a call to the outdoors. Hotels and designers are embracing this acidic hue in more ways than one—think soil-free living walls, hydroponic gardens, as well as splashes of bold paint colors or accents in furnishings—to create environments that are…
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05
Jul

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Bath Finishes Create Wow Factor, Blissful Retreat

NATIONAL REPORT—It takes 30,000 hammer strikes to create one sink, and well over 300,000 hammer strikes to create an artisanal, single-walled copper tub, explained Naomi Neilson Howard, founder and CEO of Native Trails. “It’s a very intense and laborious process that takes years and years to perfect the technique. Each hammer strike goes right where…
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21
May

How to Ensure Hotel Signage is ADA Compliant

CHATTANOOGA, TN—At a hotel, it is the sign that helps show guests the way. Whether it is illuminated or embossed with raised braille, these fixtures play an important role in removing barriers for people with disabilities and enhancing the guest experience. However, navigating the intricacies of ADA sign regulations can be tricky and requires a…
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21
Apr

Kraemer Design Group Solves Problem Projects

DETROIT—Having established standard lobby and restaurant design prototypes for large hotel flags, Kraemer Design Group understands the importance of a first impression. Co-founder Bob Kraemer shares his tricks of the trade.
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16
Mar

Denniston Architects’ Jean-Michel Gathy on Hotel Architecture Trends

MIAMI—Specializing in luxury hospitality design, interiors and landscape for more than 40 years, master architect Jean-Michel Gathy works to stay ahead of the design curve, forging new trends and using his passion to create and innovate.
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04
Jan

WEB EXCLUSIVE: How to Make a Statement, Tell a Story With Art

AUSTIN, TX—Life has a way of coming full circle. For Terry Eaton, president and chief curator of Eaton Fine Art Inc. (EFA), his love of art began as a child and continues to endure today. Over the years, he’s been quite passionate about his entrepreneurial goals, too. He passed on art school and opted to…
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01
Jan

Editor’s Note

Music—both listening to it and playing piano; dancing; working out; traveling; cooking; artwork in its many forms. These are just some of my passions. And pursuing them, learning more, finding new and better ways of achieving them, partaking in activities relating to them, reading about them—you name it—inspires me. I was an English literature major…
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30
Nov

WEB EXCLUSIVE: How to Achieve High Design on a Budget

DALLAS—The look for less. It’s the stuff of home-decorating TV shows, but it applies to the hospitality world as well. No matter the economy or brand positioning, there are businesses that want, or need, to save a few dollars. With that in mind, spending wisely on interiors doesn’t have to mean a space is lacking…
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23
Nov

WEB EXCLUSIVE: How to Avoid Generic Hotel Art

LOS ANGELES—When defining the boutique hotel experience, a few words come to mind: authentic, immersive and local. These buzzwords are characteristics that help to define what travelers crave and what many hotel brands try to emulate.
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