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Wilson Associates

16
Sep

Rise of Technology in Design

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many aspects of our world, including the relationship that architects and designers have with technology. Technology is more important than ever. InspireDesign reached out to a few architecture, design and technology leaders who have seen the changing relationship with technology and how it has affected their work. David Shove-Brown, Principal/Co-Founder,…
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08
Sep

A Stay for the Senses

Wilson Associates has designed the new Mesm Tokyo, Autograph Collection, located in a sprawling new urban development just east of Tokyo’s central business district. Dubbed the heart of Waters Takeshiba, the recently renamed destination will offer travelers near and far an inviting reprieve from the buzzing wharf. The Mesm Tokyo, Autograph Collection has 265 rooms…
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21
Jul

A Southern Home

Located in the neighborhood of SouthPark—six miles from the core of uptown Charlotte, Canopy by Hilton Charlotte SouthPark opened last month, becoming the first Canopy hotel in North Carolina. Providing guests with an experience inspired by Southern heritage and local design elements, this 150-room hotel offers an upscale, yet hospitable, environment reflected through its interiors…
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16
Jul

Soothing Sanctuary

Fuzhou, the capital of southeastern China’s Fujian province, has a history that dates back more than 2,200 years. Global architectural interior design firm Wilson Associates capitalized on the city’s past to create a spa-like sanctuary when it designed the guestrooms for Coli Hotel Fuzhou, a 207-key property scheduled to open in Q4 2021. “We wanted…
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29
Jun

Trends of the 2010s: Millennial Mindset

Looking back at the 2010s, designers have adjusted to the needs of younger guests and those coming of age. Millennials have excited hotel design with new expectations, wanderlust and opportunities. Here, design leaders walked InspireDesign through some of the ways the millennial mindset has influenced hotel design in the past decade: Millennials and the millennial…
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15
Jun

Connecting Humans With Nature

Located on the shores of Jinsha Lake, Canopy by Hilton Hangzhou Jinsha Lake overlooks the largest man-made park in Hangzhou, China. The city’s evolution from marshlands to farmlands to its present state as a modern urban oasis in the Zhejiang Province of East China served as the inspiration for the premier new hotel. The design,…
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01
Jun

Leaders Forecast F&B Design Trends

As hotel restaurants, bars and lounges begin to reopen following the COVID-19 outbreak, designers are looking for ways to ease guests’ concerns about returning to these spaces. Increased social-distancing measures and enhanced safety protocols may make spaces feel less inviting, but designers are coming up with creative ways to bring warmth and comfort back into…
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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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28
Apr

Wilson Associates Expands Team

Global interior architectural design firm Wilson Associates has revealed four new hires to its Los Angeles studio. The recent additions follow Darrell Long, who was welcomed to Wilson Associates as regional managing director/design principal (Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Dallas) and Martin Vasquez, project director last December, and Danielle Hirsch as design manager this Spring. The…
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