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Why Historic Buildings Make Great Hotels

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...

How Art and Photography Are Positively Impacting Hotel Design

Morrison Hotel Gallery | June 20, 2019

By Peter Blachley When you first step into a hotel, you are immediately impacted by its surroundings. From the very first look at the hotel lobby to the front desk, up the elevators, to your room, and beyond, you can instantly determine whether or not the property is well-designed, put together, and luxurious. The expression “the eye of the beholder” is always at play in the art and design world because we gain awareness of things through our senses. When it comes to adding design elements to a hotel property, specifically, visitors and guests want to feel the influences of the surrounding areas and the coziness of their own homes,...

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...

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...

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 ...

Reviving the Spirit of Innovation in the Hospitality Industry

Olivier Harnisch | July 12, 2018

By Olivier Harnisch The hospitality sector is one of the world's most dynamic industries. Yet over the past decades it has lost much of its innovative edge, given the advances in technology that are fast-transforming the way we live and work. There are new models in the business, no doubt, but in pure-play hospitality, there is a definite need to look at how technology can be better and more effectively integrated. In the 1950s and 1960s, hotels stood out for the 'modern' conveniences they offered – from design to technology incorporation, hotel rooms had an advantage over private homes with the provision of amenities such as colo...

Hotels Create Sense of Place With Local Design

Chamberlin Public Relations | May 1, 2018

Travelers want a real sense of place when they stay in a hotel, and designers are doing their part to make sure guests feel completely immersed in a destination from the moment they arrive. Here are just a few notable hotels from historic to ultra-modern (and modern twists on historic properties) that are evoking destination in their design. Yotel The airline-inspired Yotel brand already has a solid presence in airports and in urban hubs alike. The New York property, opened in 2011, was designed in collaboration by Rockwell Group and Softroom, and blends the airport aesthetic with a distinctly Gotham vibe, starting with the façad...

It’s All About Soul: Why the Way Your Hotel FEELS Is Impacting Your Bottom Line

Dean Minett | April 19, 2018

By Dean Minett It seems like there's a TED Talk for just about everything these days, so I was excited (though not exactly surprised) to come across Mark Harmon's speech about "the soul of a hotel." Harmon is the founder of Auberge Resorts, a chain of luxury boutique properties with locations throughout North and Central America. In 2017, it was rated the world's third best hotel brand by Travel + Leisure Magazine. If you watch Harmon's speech while looking at the properties in the Auberge collection, it's fairly easy to see his ideas and philosophies in action. He says that a successful hotel needs to have...


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