Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month

As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage month today we would like to honor Isabel López-Quesada for all that she has contributed to design.  Isabel López-Quesada is a premier interior designer based in Madrid.  As an adolescent, López-Quesada collected international design...
Designing for Disasters

Designing for Disasters

The past month has been devastating for millions of people. The ravages of Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Maria in addition to two Mexico earthquakes have killed hundreds of people and forced thousands of families from their homes. Our hearts go out to everyone affected....
Hotels and Smartphones: A love story

Hotels and Smartphones: A love story

There is incredible buzz about how smartphones are going to change the hotel-guest experience, and we can see why – people are always looking for another app to get addicted to – and apparently so is the hotel industry. Luxury hotels lead the way,...
Meet Me in the Lobby

Meet Me in the Lobby

The lobby is a hotel’s first impression. Traditionally, it’s been designed to organize guests and get them quickly to their rooms. But in the last few years, we’re seeing the lobby evolve into a multipurpose space that keeps guest hanging around.  Here are just...
When Concrete Won’t Cut It

When Concrete Won’t Cut It

When we say “new hotel”, visions of concrete and steel flood the mind. But what if you need to improvise due to your environment? When the need arises, the process of design can inspire new methods to bring ideas to life. Bring those ideas and unique materials...
Hotel Projects are on the Rise.

Hotel Projects are on the Rise.

You can always tell how healthy an industry is by the level of activity – and according to lodging consultants and intelligence provider Lodging Econometrics (LE), things look good for 2017. If you’re a designer – interior or architectural – this is...
Designing for Sustainability

Designing for Sustainability

All design starts with a challenge. Traditionally, an interior architects major challenges were space, safety, aesthetics and other facets of creating a livable space. But the last decade has emphasized another for today’s designer: sustainability. As city...
Michaelis Boyd

Michaelis Boyd

Last month the Williamsburg Hotel began to book its rooms. The 8-story, 150-room boutique lodging is a nod to North Brooklyn’s industrial past. Though set to be completed at the end of the year, it’s already getting plenty of honeyed words about its playful use...

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