Architecture & Design
TRYP by Wyndham Transforms Former Pittsburgh Trade School Into Local Landmark Hotel
TownePlace Suites by Marriott | June 10, 2019
PARSIPPANY, N.J., June 7, 2019 -- TRYP by Wyndham today opens doors in Pittsburgh's trendy Lawrenceville neighborhood - once dubbed "America's Coolest Neighborhood" - transforming a historic trade school building into a celebration of local art and culture with TRYP by Wyndham Pittsburgh/Lawrenceville. The 108-room hotel was developed by The Century Group, a hospitality company with roots in Pittsburgh and a history of successful developments with Wyndham Hotels & Resorts brands. Lawrenceville, with a bustling art and design scene emerging from an industrial past, is a strategic addition for TRYP by Wyndham, a brand designed to offer g...
Days Inn® by Wyndham Debuts in New Zealand With Opening of Days Hotel & Suites by Wyndham Hamilton
Days Inn by Wyndham | June 10, 2019
HAMILTON, New Zealand, June 7, 2019 -- Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world's largest hotel franchising company, has introduced its globally-recognized Days Inn by Wyndham brand to New Zealand with the opening of a new landmark hotel, Days Hotel & Suites by Wyndham Hamilton. The addition bolsters the Company's presence in New Zealand and in Hamilton, the region's fourth most-populous city and a key growth market. Since April 1, 2018, Wyndham has opened 34 total hotels in the South East Asia and Pacific Rim region, three of which carry the Days Inn flag. Globally, the brand has more than 1,700 hotels across 25 countries. A modern ...
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center Completes $25 Million Renovation
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center | June 10, 2019
ROCKVILLE, MD (June 7, 2019) — With the $25 million transformation of the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, the bar has been raised for business and social event expectations in and around the Montgomery County corridor. The elegantly modern and contemporary Rockville hotel includes 455 guest rooms and elegant VIP suites, 50,000 square feet of flexible event and exhibit space, and new food and beverage options including elevated flavors served in at The Corby Kitchen. “The transformation at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center has evolved continuously through this renovation. Guest satisfaction...
Two Arizona Hilton Hotels Complete Full-Scale Property-Wide Renovations
Homewood Suites by Hilton | June 4, 2019
CHANDLER, ARIZ. (JUNE 4, 2019) – Homewood Suites by Hilton Phoenix-Chandler and Hampton Inn Phoenix/Chandler Chandler announce the completion of two full-scale, property-wide renovations. The renovations include the modernization of all guest rooms, suites, meeting spaces and common areas including the fitness centers, public spaces and exterior areas. Both hotels feature higher quality public space seating as well as welcoming décor with modern and sophisticated color palettes. All guest rooms and suites received a full upgrade, including improved layouts, updated furniture, new lighting, wall coverings, carpeting, plush bedding and m...
Atlanta’s Historic Candler Building Begins New Life as 265-Room Boutique Hotel in July Under Hilton’s Curio Collection
May 23, 2019
May 24-- May 24--It was once Atlanta's tallest building, a 17-story beaux-arts tribute to Coca-Cola founder Asa Candler. For 100 years it has been home to the city's "finest baths" (back when that was a selling point), the law offices of famed attorney Johnnie Cochran, and a bank vault rumored to have briefly held the formula for Coke. But in two months, the Candler Building, with its grand marble staircase, brass gargoyles, detailed friezes and Tiffany windows, will become Atlanta's newest boutique hotel. SEE MORE: CANDLER BUILDING Take a sneak peek inside the new Candler Hotel Atlanta AJC Flashback Photos: At...
Element Times Square West Completes Multi-Million Dollar Renovation Led by General Manager Mark Kulecki
| May 22, 2019
NEW YORK, NY (May 22, 2019) — The extended-stay Element Times Square West — just a few blocks from the popular new Hudson Yards and its iconic Vessel — has completed a multi-million dollar renovation, it was announced today by Mark Kulecki, General Manager. The property originally opened in 2009. According to Mr. Kulecki, the project encompassed a complete redesign of the lobby and breakfast area, a re-imagined front desk, and new furniture, window treatments, and paint and wall coverings for all guest rooms. Additionally, there is brand-new fitness equipment in the gym to promote a healthy life style. Some of the more...
Winners of the 2019 Miami Hospitality Design Awards Announced
Oberhausen Marketing & Public Relations | April 8, 2019
The Miami Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Miami), Greater Miami & The Beaches Hotel Association (GMBHA), and Oberhausen Marketing & Public Relations announced the winners of the 2019 Miami Hospitality Design Awards on Wednesday, April 3, during a celebration at the luxurious The Miami Beach EDITION hotel. With more than 170 architecture, design, hotel and restaurant professionals in attendance, the awards honored the hoteliers, licensed architects and designers whose creativity and extraordinary venues have elevated Miami's hospitality industry and consumer experiences. "This year we had a 25 percent increas...
Park Hotels & Resorts Plans May Debut of $100+ Million Restoration of Caribe Hilton in Puerto Rico
Caribe Hilton | April 1, 2019
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Caribe Hilton, one of Puerto Rico's most beloved beachfront hotels, announces it's now taking reservations for stays beginning May 15th, unveiling a more than $100 million restoration – a major milestone as the property celebrates its 70th year of operation and as Hilton marks its 100th anniversary. Just in time for summer, the iconic beach resort is coming back stronger than ever with a top-to-bottom makeover inclusive of contemporary guest room and suite renovations; reimagined F&B concepts; fitness center, spa, tennis center and landscaping re-designs; and 65,000 square feet of versatile indoor and outdoor ...
Hyatt Regency Deerfield Undergoes Multi-Million Dollar Renovation
Hyatt Regency | March 29, 2019
DEERFIELD, Ill. (MARCH 29, 2019) – Hyatt Regency Deerfield, a full-service luxury hotel in Chicago's northern suburbs, is currently undergoing a full-scale, multi-million dollar renovation. The renovation includes a complete revamp of guestrooms and suites, refreshed meeting spaces and updated common areas including the lobby, guestroom hallways and Jaxx Bistro and Jaxx Lounge, the hotel's signature restaurant and bar, respectively. Conveniently located just a short drive away from both Chicago O'Hare International Airport and Downtown Chicago, the hotel is an inviting, affordable choice for business trips, vacations and weeke...
How France’s Hotels Are Rethinking Style and Space
JLL Real Views | March 26, 2019
Design has long been important to the hotel industry as a way to attract new guests and turn them into repeat visitors. In recent years, however, new brands to the market have raised the design standards to stand out from the crowd and win over a new generation of traveller looking for unique experiences. Faced with these new norms and higher guest expectations, long-standing establishments and big chains across France are rethinking how they use their space, as well as the look and feel of the hotel itself. "The idea is to break with established design codes, to deconstruct old styles and reconstruct them in a modern way to create vibr...
Greystone Hotels Reveals Details for Transformation of Downtown Santa Rosa Historic Buildings to The Hotel E
Greystone Hotels | March 14, 2019
San Francisco, Calif. (March 14, 2019) – Eric Horodas, President of Greystone Hotels, and Hugh Futrell, President of Hugh Futrell Corporation, announce new details on their upcoming joint project: the transformation of downtown Santa Rosa's historic Empire Building and adjacent 19 Old Courthouse Square building into a 71-room boutique hotel. The Hotel E will be located at 37 Old Courthouse Square and will open to the public in two phases, with the first phase debuting in late spring 2019. The Hotel E will be the first new hotel in Santa Rosa since the devastating wildfires of October 2017. Renderings of the hotel can be found here...
Nobu Hotel Palo Alto Undergoing Multimillion-Dollar Phased Transformation and Rebranding
February 21, 2019
PALO ALTO, Calif. (Feb. 21, 2019) – Nobu Hotel Palo Alto is currently undergoing a multimillion-dollar phased renovation, set to debut as an official Nobu Hotel and restaurant in early 2020. Unveiling a completely brand-new hotel following the transformation, it's set to be Silicon Valley's most anticipated hotel opening. The 73-room boutique property is elevating its façade, reception and arrival experience, wellness offerings, meeting venues and amenities, guest rooms and adding a two-story signature restaurant to reflect the world-renowned standards of Nobu Hospitality with the addition of a 24-hour in-room Nobu dining m...
MJH Bringing New Look, New Technology to Fairfield Inn by Marriott Charlotte Northlake
Meyer Jabara Hotels | February 19, 2019
Meyer Jabara Hotels refreshes this North Carolina property's exterior and invests in new technologies including Marriott's Guest Room Entertainment solution, high-speed guest Internet, virtual concierge, PBX, guestroom phones and mobile-key enabled RFID door locks [Danbury, Conn., Feb. 19, 2019] — Today the Fairfield Inn by Marriott is competing head-on with hotels in the Charlotte/Northlake area now that its owner, Meyer Jabara Hotels (MJH), has refreshed the property's exterior and installed new technologies. Reaction to the renovation has been exceedingly positive, with guests and local patrons praising the hotel's new look fea...
Omni Shoreham Hotel Completes $12 Million Guest Room Renovation Led by General Manager Mark Roche-Garland
Omni Shoreham Hotel | February 14, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 14, 2019) – Omni Shoreham Hotel is welcoming guests to its 834 newly renovated rooms after undergoing a more than $12 million renovation that elevates the overall experience and enhances the hotel's 90-year history. The renovation includes a design and décor update highlighting the hotel's unique location within Washington, D.C. and its picturesque garden views. Embracing D.C.'s culture and rich history, the design of the refreshed guest rooms was inspired by the deco-era of the 1930s Shoreham Hotel, coupled with only-in-Washington visuals such as photography of landmark locations and the hotel's ...
Renaissance Hotels With Spire Hospitality Complete Multi-Million Dollar Renovation of Renaissance Minneapolis Bloomington Hotel
Spire Hospitality | February 14, 2019
Bloomington, MINN. (Feb. 13, 2019) – Renaissance Hotels with Spire Hospitality, one of the nation's leading and most respected hotel management companies, today announced the newly-renovated Renaissance Minneapolis Bloomington Hotel. "This hotel has long served as a key hub for business travelers to the Minneapolis area," says Patrick Bissen, General Manager, Renaissance Minneapolis Bloomington Hotel. "The Renaissance brand promises to deliver our guests an unmatched experience, immersing them in an authentic Twin Cities experience, while providing a respite for their visit to the destination." Transforming the property with a mul...
Multi-Million Dollar, Full-Scale Renovation Underway for Hyatt Regency Deerfield Slated for Completion April 2019
Hyatt Regency | February 7, 2019
(DEERFIELD, Ill.) February 7, 2019 – Phase one of a multi-million dollar, full-scale renovation is underway on the Hyatt Regency Deerfield, a luxury, full-service hotel located just minutes from downtown Chicago and O'Hare International Airport. The project caters to the Hyatt Regency brand loyalists' desire for 24/7 connectivity and comfort with 300 completely revamped guestrooms and suites, refreshed, tech-enabled meeting space, updated common areas including guestroom hallways, and lobby, as well as the property's signature restaurant and bar, Jaxx Bistro and Jaxx Lounge. Phase one, which includes a $14 million redo of all gues...
Owned by Leadon Investments, Delta Hotels Saskatoon Downtown Undergoes Transformation and Rebranding
Delta Hotels and Resorts | January 29, 2019
Saskatoon, SK – January 29, 2019 – Marriott International, Inc. today announced the rebranding and opening of the Delta Hotels Saskatoon Downtown. The reimagined property will deliver an upscale choice to the seasoned traveler. The 291-room hotel located at 405 20th Street East, is owned by Leadon Investments and managed by Marriott International, Inc. The 18-story Delta Hotels Saskatoon Downtown offers an indoor swimming pool and whirlpool spa, a full-service fitness center, complimentary Wi-Fi, and a large heated underground parking garage. The full-service hotel also provides 13 meeting rooms with a combined 20,881 square...
How Luxury Hotels Can Co-Design for Suite Success
Karen Loynaz | January 14, 2019
By Karen Loynaz, MPS in Global Hospitality Leadership, Georgetown University Gregg Rockett, Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Masters in Global Hospitality, contributed to this article Imagine walking into a hotel room designed by your favorite fashion brand, everything from the curtains to the bed linens emulates the brand perfectly. How much would you pay to sleep with your favorite brand? Leaders of luxury including Coco Chanel, Diane Von Furstenberg, and Bottega Veneta are now partnering with luxury hotels around the world to co-design fashion-forward hotel suites. Much like the hefty price-tag of a fresh-off-the runway des...
Hilton Signs With Millennium & Copthorne Hotels for The Biltmore, Mayfair Opening in Spring 2019 as LXR Hotels & Resorts First UK Property
LXR Hotels & Resorts | January 9, 2019
LONDON and MCLEAN, Va. - The Biltmore, Mayfair is set to open as LXR Hotels & Resorts' first UK property, following an agreement between Hilton (NYSE: HLT) and Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc (LSE: MLC). The luxury hotel, situated in a super prime location in the heart of Mayfair on Grosvenor Square, will open for business in Spring 2019, marking the new brand's European debut. The hotel, which will be known as The Biltmore, Mayfair – LXR Hotels & Resorts, has undergone a multimillion-pound redevelopment following its closure in early July 2018. The hotel will offer 257 luxuriously appointed guest rooms, many wit...
The Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino Expanding With New Hotel Tower Adding 495 Guestrooms
Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino | January 7, 2019
LAS VEGAS (January 7, 2019) – The Grand Entrance to the Downtown Las Vegas party is about to get a little more Grand. In conjunction with the property's five-year anniversary, The Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino Las Vegas has announced expanding the footprint of its hospitality space by over 250,000 square feet in mid-2020 with the addition of a new tower. Anchored by seven guest-room floors and adding 495 new rooms to the property's existing inventory of 629, the Downtown Grand's third tower, located on the east side of the property and flanked by Stewart and Ogden, will redefine the intersection of 4th and Ogden with clean-lin...
What Are the Top Hotel Designs for 2019?
Cicero's Development Corporation | January 4, 2019
PLAINFIELD, IL, JANUARY 4, 2019 -- New Year is the perfect time to check-in on hotel design trends. While some of these trends may only create ripples, others will set off tidal waves. Taken as a whole, these trends underscore that hotel design is no longer the simple task of creating a nice place to stay; it is a science of fashioning a truly distinctive guest experience that flows seamlessly from check-in to sleeping, to working, to dining, to entertainment. According to Cicero's Development, one of the country's leading renovation contractors for the hospitatlity industry, here are six hotel trends emerging on the scene that ...
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