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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 ...

Gordon Debus Appointed New General Manager of the Hotel De Rome, Berlin

Hotel de Rome | July 11, 2017

Berlin, June 2017 - As of August, Gordon Debus will be taking over management of Hotel de Rome, a Rocco Forte Hotel located on Bebelplatz, Berlin. Sir Rocco is delighted to have recruited the experienced Gordon Debus as Peter Kienast's successor. Debus is a natural born host with experience in some of the world's most famous establishments and has a long track record of professional success on the international stage. Born in North Rhein-Westfalia, Debus began his career with an apprenticeship as a chef at the Breidenbacher Hof in Düsseldorf. He has since held positions at Mandarin Oriental in New York, London, Hawaii and finally i...

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