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3 Ways Smart Interior Design Will Improve Your Hotel Operations

Claudia Greset-Reich | November 22, 2019

By Claudia Greset-Reich It is no secret that interior design is amidst the most central aspects of a hotel's appeal. However, many hotel developers do not look enough beyond the aesthetic aspect of interior design, missing another facet that is just as important: functionality. Smart, innovative interior design not only pleases the eye and makes for a great guest experience, it also improves your hotel operations efficiency, driving up the profitability in your bottom line. In exemplary hotels, plenty of innovative design solutions can be found not only in the front of house but also in the back of house. You will encounter smart des...

Vacationing in a Tree House? Why Singapore Hotels Are Tapping Into Biophilic Design / Holden Madison

Holden Madison | October 29, 2019

By Holden Madison Singapore -- October 29, 2019 -- Singapore is stepping into this field by building a Super Low Energy (SLE) resort in the backyard of its National Singapore Zoo.  This zone, called the Mandai Project, aims to support Singaporean flora and fauna and to eventually become a destination for nature lovers. WOW architects, in partnership with Banyan Tree Holdings Limited, is designing treehouses in the shapes of seeds.  Perched above the canopy, 338 rooms will feature stunning rain forest vistas. What is biophilic design? How will this be made possible? By biophilic design of course. First coined by American biolog...

Hotel Real Estate: How Brands Are Re-Imagining Hotel Lobbies

M. Rein | September 17, 2019

Several reports show the astonishing growth in self workers, contract freelancers and consultants, according to Statista, 10.3% of the working age population is involved in entrepreneurial activities. Alongside this, project task forces are becoming more and more common, and companies are starting to become more agile in their operations, ING’s agile transformation started with the 3,500 staff members at group headquarters, Bart Schlatmann: former chief operating officer of ING Netherlands said, “we invested in tearing down walls in buildings to create more open spaces and to allow more informal interaction between employees. We have a ve...

JW Marriott Chicago Launches Multi-Million-Dollar Guestroom Renovation Led by General Manager Hassan El Neklawy

JW Marriott Chicago | August 27, 2019

Slated for completion in Spring of 2020, the hotel enhancements incorporate inspirations from luxury Pullman rail cars in all 610 guest rooms, hotel corridors, and executive lounge (CHICAGO, IL; August 27, 2019)— JW Marriott Chicago (151 W. Adams St.), located in the heart of Chicago’s financial district, proudly announces a redesign of all 610 guest rooms including 29 suites, hotel corridors, and the executive lounge. The hotel, which blends modern elegance into the Daniel H. Burnham Continental & Commercial National Bank Building, opened in November 2010 and will undergo a multi-million-dollar guestroom renovation to be completed ...

Miami Hospitality Design Awards Hosts Panel Discussion Featuring South Florida Hospitality Leaders

Oberhausen Marketing & Public Relations | September 25, 2018

From Miami Beach to Downtown Miami, Brickell, Wynwood, Little Havana and most recently Coconut Grove, many of Miami's neighborhoods have undergone or are undergoing drastic evolutions and are emerging with distinctive identities. These neighborhoods have taken inspiration from their individual surroundings and translated them into design-driven restaurants, bars and hotels. As part of its ongoing mission to showcase excellence in architecture and elevate public consciousness of great design, the Miami Hospitality Design Awards brought together some of South Florida's leaders in the hospitality industry for its inaugural panel discussion...

Authentic Design a Key Component to Middle East Hospitality

OBM International | April 19, 2018

By: Magd Fahmy, Managing Director Riyadh, OBM International It is an exciting time in the Middle East for the hospitality industry. It's booming. According to recent data, the region has 580 hotel projects under contract with specific hotspots being the UAE and Saudi Arabia. With large budgets, these projects offer unique opportunities to reflect the region's rich cultural history and natural riches. However, it seems that many times although the projects technically fit the location, they don't fit the design aesthetic and region, lacking authenticity and doing a disserve to the culture of the region in which they live. One...

Inaugural Miami Hospitality Design Awards Winners Announced

Oberhausen Marketing & Public Relations | March 8, 2017

The American Institute of Architects Miami Chapter, Greater Miami & The Beaches Hotel Association (GMBHA) and Oberhausen Marketing & Public Relations announced the winners of the first annual Miami Hospitality Design Awards on Monday, March 6, during a celebration at the world-renowned Faena Forum in Miami Beach. With over 150 architecture, design, hotel and restaurant professionals in attendance, the inaugural awards honored hoteliers, restaurants, licensed architects and designers whose work showcased design excellence in Miami's hospitality and design industries. "Through our support and that of AIA Miami, Oberhausen Marketin...

Top Trends in Designing for Luxury Travelers

OBM International | October 12, 2016

Luxury travel is growing faster and stronger than ever before, outpacing projections of overall travel growth rates and growing fastest in the entire luxury goods and services industry. For those in the luxury hospitality industry, this is no surprise and great news! The luxury traveller, however, is known to be the most discerning guest and has ever-changing needs. Therefore, it is critical to understand and shift to meet their needs. Although all travellers vary, there are several trends that are consistent among today's luxury traveller. When these trends are designed into your property, they can become a competitive advantage and fo...

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