JLL Real Views | June 27, 2019
The UK’s rich history is a major draw for visitors – and the chance to stay in castles where former kings resided, or country homes fit for a Jane Austin novel, is the type of experience that resonates with many. Growing numbers of historic buildings in the UK are now enjoying a second life as high-end and mid-range hotels. Former mansion Cliveden House, near Windsor, was once home to royalty while Roch Castle, in Wales, has been given a boutique-style makeover and Solent Forts, near Portsmouth, offers an off-shore stay with a difference at former sea-based defences. For visitors, it’s all about the prestige of staying at a destin...
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...
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...
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 ...
Kacey Bradley | September 22, 2017
By Kacey Bradley Domestic interior design gets all of the attention, but we know better: the hotel industry has its own scene that's just as exciting and ever changing. As such, it's up to hospitality professionals and hotel owners to keep tabs on design trends and, in the process, wow clients with modern updates and fresh décor choices. To make that task a bit easier, we've gathered the following list of five of the industry's soon-to-be trending design tips. Get ahead so that, by the time 2018 rolls around, your accommodation exudes the modernity that you and your customers seek. 1. Don't Be Afraid of Brights Many interior d...
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