Hotel Design Features

St. Regis Macau, Cotai Strip, by Wilson Associates

St. Regis Macau, Cotai Strip, by Wilson Associates

St. Regis Macau is an exceptional example of how a property intended for a budget hotel used the existing interior architecture floor plate to create interiors for an upscale luxury hotel brand.

Tillberg design continues to deliver dreams

Tillberg design continues to deliver dreams

Our company’s overall vision of ‘delivering dreams’ accurately summarizes Tillberg Design of Sweden’s philosophy and it is what we are all about. We have both the creative talent and the skills it takes to turn our clients’ wildest dreams into reality, and we have a proven track record of delivering – in time.
 

Renaissance Downtown Dubai

Renaissance Downtown Dubai

Originally designed to be an office tower, WA International interior design firm was brought on board to convert this existing building into Marriott International’s newly branded Renaissance Hotel, the first in the region which made its debut at the end of 2016.

Hilton Hotel, Budapest by Goddard Littlefair

Hilton Hotel, Budapest by Goddard Littlefair

Luxury interior designers Goddard Littlefair have completed the first phase of an extensive refurbishment of the Hilton Hotel, Budapest, encompassing the principal public areas – the reception, lounge, lobby bar and executive lounge, along with three sample bedroom treatments and linking corridor areas.

InterContinental London - The O2, London, UK

InterContinental London - The O2, London, UK

The InterContinental London - The O2 stands out in the buzzing Greenwich Peninsula, with 453 luxury rooms, a beauty spa and a ballroom for up to 3,000 guests. Hotel Spec’s Can Faik speaks to G1 Design, the interior designers behind this amazing project...

 

Kanuhura, Maldives

Kanuhura, Maldives

Interior design firm MUZALAB creates a place for free spirits – and a unique island retreat for Sun Resorts’ latest property, Kanuhura, Maldives...

Four Seasons Hotel Dubai International Finance Centre, Dubai, UAE

Four Seasons Hotel Dubai International Finance Centre, Dubai, UAE

Four Seasons DIFC is the group’s second Dubai hotel. Hotel Spec editor Can Faik speaks to Adam Tihany, founder of Tihany Design, about his vision behind this state-of-the-art project...

Viceroy L'Ermitage, Beverly Hills, USA

Viceroy L'Ermitage, Beverly Hills, USA

A iconic property has been given a timeless elegance to attract the sophisticated 21st-century traveller while remaining true to its essence. Can Faik speaks with Smith-Firestone Associates (SFA Design) about the new look...

G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh

G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh

Opened in 2009 under a different name, the G&V became part of the Quorvus Collection in 2014. As a result, the past two years have seen a gradual revamp of the only five-star hotel on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh; newly designed suites, a spruced up lobby, a stylish brand-new bar and a refurbished restaurant – and as if this wasn’t enough, they’ve got bees making delicious honey on its roof. SPACE’s Tonje Odegard had a closer look…  

Qualified to the highest industry standards

Qualified to the highest industry standards

A hotel is a space for temporary living. This implies a responsibility to provide the appropriate level of amenities. In the case of a luxury hotel, such amenities are held to the highest standards.

JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa, Venice, Italy

JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa, Venice, Italy

Award winning Milan based architecture & interior design firm, Matteo Thun & Partners, creates a new look for one of the world’s top luxury resorts – the JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa…

More beautiful moments

More beautiful moments

This is the vision and focus of SHS Stebich Hospitality Solutions.
The deep understanding and broad experience with the hospitality industry has led SHS to approach hospitality design as a way of life, not just as a specialized discipline.

Where past meets present

Where past meets present

Serenely nestled along the man-made Saraya Lagoon and the Gulf of Aqaba, Al Manara Luxury Collection Lighthouse Hotel is an architectural gem. MMAC DESIGN ASSOCIATES speaks with Hotel Spec about the five-star, luxury seaside escape, highlighting the rich cultural heritage and spirit of this ancient city...

Unlock hidden potential

Unlock hidden potential

Clear on Black is a bespoke interior architectural design firm for upscale and luxury hotels and resorts.
The firm helps hotel owners, operators, and developers gain dominating market presence and greater profitability by unlocking the hidden potential of their properties.

What is lifestyle anyway?

What is lifestyle anyway?

Lifestyle. It’s an overused, watered-down label applied to so many products and just about every hotel concept these days. The term is slapped on like a one-size-fits-all moniker by marketers because it sounds cool and interesting...

Design destination

Design destination

It’s not simply chance that brings designers, architects and decision-makers to Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour. With 105 showrooms and over international 600 lines, nowhere else will they find such a high concentration of design’s biggest names.

Virgin Hotels Chicago, US

Virgin Hotels Chicago, US

Reflecting its strengths of seamless service, value and integrity – with, of course, bags of style – Virgin’s first foray into the hospitatlity sector doesn’t disappoint...

The Cromwell, Las Vegas, US

The Cromwell, Las Vegas, US

Leading interior design firm, Tandem, creates a Parisian-inspired atmosphere for first Las Vegas boutique hotel, The Cromwell, Las Vegas...

Mondrian London at Sea Containers, London, England

Mondrian London at Sea Containers, London, England

Interior design practice, Design Research Studio, under the creative direction of Tom Dixon, and in partnership with Morgans Hotel Group, transformed Sea Containers House into Mondrian London at Sea Containers...

Jeremy Quantrill, managing director of Dernier & Hamlyn

Jeremy Quantrill, managing director of Dernier & Hamlyn

Jeremy Quantrill, managing director of Dernier & Hamlyn, explains to Hotel Spec editor Can Faik, why bespoke lighting may not be the deal breaker you think it is…

Four Seasons Hotel Casablanca emerges as a welcome oasis in Morocco's most dynamic city

Four Seasons Hotel Casablanca emerges as a welcome oasis in Morocco's most dynamic city

Interiors showcase modern design approaches in a storied destination as a setting for legendary Four Seasons hospitality...

The Reverie Saigon

The Reverie Saigon

With its breathtaking opulence, The Reverie Saigon is causing visitors’ jaws to drop in Vietnam. Can Faik talks to its Chief Architect, Kent Lui from Kent Lui Tactics…

Pennyhill Park

Pennyhill Park

Pennyhill Park is a 5-star luxury country house hotel in Surrey, set within 123 acres of rolling countryside. Located near Ascot, it is just 45 minutes from the centre of London, offering a perfect retreat for those who want to escape the city for a some country air.

Four Seasons Bahrain Bay, Manama, Bahrain

Four Seasons Bahrain Bay, Manama, Bahrain

Rising dramatically above lushly landscaped lawns, gardens and pools, Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay is a striking symbol of the country’s growing luxury hospitality sector. Taking its place triumphantly on its own man-made island against the glittering backdrop of Manama, the all-new hotel has already emerged as a destination unto itself. Hotel Spec’s Can Faik speaks to Principal Global Design Director Pierre-Yves Rochon, the creative vision behind this amazing project...

Benoy's global hospitality designers

Benoy's global hospitality designers

Hospitality is one of the fastest growing sectors and leading international design firm Benoy has established a reputation within the market for blending ingenuity, viability and a special sense of place in its award-winning designs.

A new Imperial History

A new Imperial History

Hotel Imperial in Vienna celebrates its 140th anniversary unveiling renewed majestic grandeur after a meticulous year-long restoration...

Rosewood London, England

Rosewood London, England

Hotel Spec editor Can Faik speaks to the designer behind Rosewood London, Tony Chi, of tonychi and associates, about his vision...

Hotel Hugo, New York

Hotel Hugo, New York

Opened in April 2014, Hotel Hugo is the latest luxury hotel from the Fortuna Realty Group. Hotel Spec editor Can Faik speaks to the designer behind the hotel, Marcello Pozzi, about his vision...

Sofitel Paris Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France

Sofitel Paris Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France

The spotlight is on Sofitel Paris Arc de Triomphe, whose dazzling new redesign showcases the brand’s collection of luxury hotels. Sofitel – worldwide ambassador of French art de vivre – has partnered with Studio Putman for this ambitious project...

One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai, UAE

One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai, UAE

Award winning Dubai based interior design firm, Wa International, creates a new look for one of the world’s top luxury resorts – the One&Only Royal Mirage…

The Castle Hotel, Dalian, China

The Castle Hotel, Dalian, China

Global hospitality design leader, HBA, has transformed an enchanting European-inspired castle in China into a modern five-star fairytale – now reinvented as The Castle Hotel in Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ ‘A Luxury Collection’. Hotel Spec editor Can Faik speaks to HBA about the new look...

Swiss Design - Quality and Elegance

Swiss Design - Quality and Elegance

Karsten Schmidt-Hoensdorf, Creative Director & Founder of the Design office IDA14 talks to Hotel Spec editor Mr Can Faik.

Shangri-La At The Shard, London, England

Shangri-La At The Shard, London, England

Opened in May 2014, The Shangri-La At The Shard is the group’s first London hotel. Hotel Spec editor Can Faik speaks to Dexter Moren Associates about the vision behind this iconic project...

Service quality and design...

Service quality and design...

With a 50 year history, Tillberg Design of Sweden continues to deliver sustained growth and is now planning for global expansion...

Beaux arts

Beaux arts

Virserius Studio brings Montreal’s vibrant art scene inside the Hyatt Regency...

Design is only skin deep

Design is only skin deep

Stylt never start by asking ‘What?’ or ‘How?’ They’re a bit peculiar that way. Instead, they always start with ‘Why?’ believing that design without a reason risks being both superficial and short-lived...

Modern gateway to the old city

Modern gateway to the old city

Serenely nestled along the man-made Saraya Lagoon and the Gulf of Aqaba, Al Manara Luxury Collection Lighthouse Hotel is an architectural gem. Samuel Creations speaks with Hotel Spec about the five-star, luxury seaside escape, highlighting the rich cultural heritage and spirit of this ancient city...

Diplomatic, discreet and powerful

Diplomatic, discreet and powerful

As one of the most powerful cities in the world, Washington D.C. captures the heart with its exceptionally rich history and charm. The Capella Georgetown is located alongside its historic C&O canal and the cobblestone sidewalks of the chic and famous Georgetown district. Peter Silling & Associates, with head offices in Germany and Hong Kong, set a strong focus on the details to create a sophisticated ambience with plenty of space and a masculine touch.

Leading the way in design

Leading the way in design

A glimpse of the new lobby of “Living Hotel”, with a new urban and sleek design approach applied by the world famous Living Design of Sweden as a tribute to their first owned hotel in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden...

Our vision is still clear after 25 years

Our vision is still clear after 25 years

Miss Khuan Chew has worked in the Interior Design aspect of the Construction and Building Industry for over 25 years.
An impressive client list spanning 4 continents with a diversity of work ranging from exclusive penthouse apartments, country houses and royal palaces to international airports, 5 star hotels and public buildings.

A symphony of style

A symphony of style

Thanks to a luxurious refurbishment by interior architects, JOI-Design, Le Clervaux Boutique & Design Hotel has become the most stylish destination in Clervaux, Luxembourg.

Space as true luxury

Space as true luxury

Hotel Spec talks exclusively to IDA14 director, Karsten Schmidt-Hoensdorf about hotel architecture and design.

Designing from the guest's perspective

Designing from the guest's perspective

From arrival to departure, HKS Hill Glazier Studio is noted for architecture in which guests experience a place fully and authentically. Architecture that is informally luxurious, comfortable yet sumptuous.

Understanding the clients' needs

Understanding the clients' needs

LWA Architects and interior designers are specialised in the hospitality industry, specialising in hotel planning and design. LWA are currently working on projects in Africa, Middle East, Russia and Cis countries and Europe.

Laguna Lang Co; World-class, integrated resort opens in Vietnam

Laguna Lang Co; World-class, integrated resort opens in Vietnam

Laguna Lang Cô, a 280-hectare development the first and largest world-class, integrated resort in Vietnam, nestles in the unique crescent of Chan May Bay, adjoining a three-kilometre beach overlooking the East Sea of Vietnam...

Jumeirah Vitavelli, Bolifushi Island, Maldives

Jumeirah Vitavelli, Bolifushi Island, Maldives

HBA adopts Indian Ocean archipelago’s heritage as crossroads for early sea-farers for luxury resort design concept. Designer, Andrew Moore, Co-President of HBA Asia Pacific, speaks to Can Faik about the many challenges faced while working on the Jumeirah Vitavelli...

The Great Northern Hotel, London, England

The Great Northern Hotel, London, England

The Great Northern Hotel has been brought back to life following a £42 million refurbishment, The hotel opened its doors in April 2013, following an extensive renovation. Can Faik speaks with architects, Dexter Moren Associates, about the new look, where classic English heritage has been restored to its former glory…

Wa International creates a timeless interior

Wa International creates a timeless interior

Four Seasons Buenos Aires is situated in the exclusive Le Recoleta district in the heart of the city. It consists of La Mansion a beautiful Beaux Arts style Mansion house and the tower consisting of 116 guestrooms and 41 suites.

The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi

The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi

Leading interior design firm, HBA, creates mediterranean style with Arabic influences for The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi.
Sandra Cortner, HBA Principal, Atlanta, discusses her new role with Hotel Spec editor, Can Faik...

Envisaging your dream: Castello Luxury Baths

Envisaging your dream: Castello Luxury Baths

Our luxury freestanding baths and basins offer timeless contemporary styling that combine aesthetic appeal and ergonomic comfort. Castello uses a unique high-grade composite material and all products are hand finished, giving them the natural appearance and beauty of natural stone without the excessive weight.

Soho Beach House, Miami Beach, USA

Soho Beach House, Miami Beach, USA

An ambitious new boutique hotel caps the northern edge of the Collins Waterfront Architectural District, Miami Beach’s storied pre-and post-war resort district.
Allan Shulman, FAIA, speaks to Hotel Spec editor Can Faik about Soho Beach House...

The London Edition, London, England

The London Edition, London, England

Opened in September 2013, The London Edition is the latest luxury hotel from Edition Hotels.
Hotel Spec editor Can Faik speaks to
Ian Schrager about his vision behind the brand he conceived in partnership with Marriott International...

B&B Hotel hits the high note

B&B Hotel hits the high note

Finally after four years the hotel market in Prague, welcomed a new international hotel, B&B Hotel is located in the heart of the city centre next to the International Office Centre, IBC.

HKS Hill Glazier Studio's top design tips to dazzle your hotel guests - POSTED SEPTEMBER 2013

HKS Hill Glazier Studio's top design tips to dazzle your hotel guests - POSTED SEPTEMBER 2013

Want to dazzle your guests and create enduring, timeless architecture?  The HKS Hill Glazier Studio team shares its must-do list of key design considerations to hook them at hello. Interested in more HKS design tips? Check out www.hkslifestyledesign.com

Hotel Xenia London England - POSTED AUGUST 2013

Hotel Xenia London England - POSTED AUGUST 2013

With its distinct modern English style, Hotel Xenia is oozing with style and class and comfortably fits into the bracket of boutique design.
Mr. Hassanain Al-Nakeeb, owner of Hotel Xenia had the vision to transform the space into a boutique hotel with a flare of English tradition.
Al-Nakeeb’s influence in the hotel’s interior design is that of graceful elegance, allowing guests to unwind in the tranquil ambiance.

Sui generis designs - POSTED AUGUST 2013

Sui generis designs - POSTED AUGUST 2013

Founded in 1991, Architrave is a leading international design practice headquartered in Singapore, specialising in hospitality, spas, restaurants, clubs and high-end residential design projects. Its practice offers an integrated design for the built environment encompassing architectural design, interior design and master planning...

Understated elegance and design - POSTED JULY 2013

Understated elegance and design - POSTED JULY 2013

Between the typical Majorcan hotels and country houses, a completely different, new luxury hotel has opened its gates on a cliff over the Soller Bay in the northeast of the Spanish Mediterranean Island, Majorca: The Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa. Peter Silling and his team created an elegant concept of luxury with closeness to the environment and local culture...

The Dorchester, London, England - POSTED JUNE 2013

The Dorchester, London, England - POSTED JUNE 2013

Unveiled September 2012, the 22 luxury suites within The Dorchester, were accommodation designed by Champalimaud. Hotel Spec Editor Can Faik speaks with the designer behind the Dorchester suites, Alexandra Champalimaud, about her vision...

The Four Seasons Pudong, Shanghai - POSTED MAY 2013

The Four Seasons Pudong, Shanghai - POSTED MAY 2013

Opened in September 2012, The Four Seasons Hotel is situated in the newly built 21st century tower in the heart of the urban business district. Cedric Jaccard, Wilson Associates (WA) executive creative director, speaks to Can Faik about the look of the new Four Seasons which was inspired by Shanghai’s golden age...

Hilton Frankfurt Airport Hotel at THE SQUAIRE, Frankfurt, Germany - POSTED APRIL 2013

Hilton Frankfurt Airport Hotel at THE SQUAIRE, Frankfurt, Germany - POSTED APRIL 2013

Managing director of JOI-Design, Peter Joehnk discusses two new Hilton hotels recently completed in Frankfurt’s oblong-shaped horizontal skyscraper THE SQUAIRE...

The Ampersand Hotel, London, England - POSTED MARCH 2013

The Ampersand Hotel, London, England - POSTED MARCH 2013

Built in 1888, The Ampersand Hotel is one of London’s original Victorian boutique hotels. The hotel opened its doors at the end of August following an extensive renovation. Can Faik speaks with architects and interior designers, Dexter Moren Associates about the new look, where classic English heritage meets a contemporary interior…

WA International wins regional award for JW Marriott Absheron - POSTED FEBRUARY 2013

WA International wins regional award for JW Marriott Absheron - POSTED FEBRUARY 2013

Contemporary Azerbaijan hotel design based on traditional textures and fluidity of the Caspian Sea... WA International is celebrating its most recent award for the completion of a hotel project in Azerbaijan.

Palais Namaskar, Marrakech, Morocco POSTED 7 JANUARY 2013

Palais Namaskar, Marrakech, Morocco POSTED 7 JANUARY 2013

Opened in April 2012, Palais Namaskar is the latest luxury hotel from the Oetker Collection.
Hotel Spec Editor Can Faik speaks with the designer behind the hotel, Philippe Soulier,
about his vision...

Designed for the rich and famous - posted 1 AUGUST 2012

Designed for the rich and famous - posted 1 AUGUST 2012

A year after its opening, the One & Only The Palm has established itself as one of the world’s most desirable destinations. Style, service and design have enticed and pampered the discerning elite whom represent the typical clientele.

New Chelsom website launched - POSTED AUGUST 2012

New Chelsom website launched - POSTED AUGUST 2012

The new Chelsom website www.chelsom.co.uk is now live and for the first time ever all the product from the Chelsom lighting collection is available to view on-line. Designers and specifiers can view and compare products, check dimensions and materials, then download high resolution images for use on design boards and presentations. Visitors to the site can search products by range name, product code, materials or product type.
In addition to displaying the product range, the website showcases recent installations of hotel lighting, leisure lighting and lighting for cruise ships showing the product in-situ on some of the world’s most prestigious interior design schemes.

A postal touch - posted 15 JULY 2012

A postal touch - posted 15 JULY 2012

Right in the heart of Frankfurt’s city, an inviting luxury Jumeirah hotel opened its doors – a further flagship among the projects designed by Peter Silling & Associates.

A new benchmark at the top of Europe - posted 1 JULY 2012

A new benchmark at the top of Europe - posted 1 JULY 2012

Swedish interior design firm, Living Design recently designed the interiors of the InterContinental Davos Resort & Spa, Switzerland. Tarek Hegazy, principal and creative director of Living Design, explains the concept.

Bridging East and West - posted 15 JUNE 2012

Bridging East and West - posted 15 JUNE 2012

KCA is continuing to expand its portfolio worldwide, with completed projects in the East and West, but quality is more than just aesthetics to the company, it’s embracing sustainable resources, as well as cultures in its designs.

The year-round playground for outdoor enthusiasts - posted 1 JUNE 2012

The year-round playground for outdoor enthusiasts - posted 1 JUNE 2012

The tourism slogan of Utah is “Greatest Snow on Earth,” and this winter, skiers seeking to indulge in the state’s legendary powder snow will have new reason to cheer: Montage Deer Valley. 

The double project - posted 15 MAY 2012

The double project - posted 15 MAY 2012

Czech Republic based Archina recently completed the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Bratslava, Slovakia. The company speak to Hotel Spec about the project.

A night at the opera - posted 1 MAY 2012

A night at the opera - posted 1 MAY 2012

Located just around the corner from the famous Hanoi Opera, in Vietnam’s capital city of Hanoi, the M Gallery Hotel De L’Opéra offers guests a dramatic experience. Architecture and interior design firm, DWP speaks to Hotel Spec about the operatic design.

Taking hotel design to new heights - posted 15 APRIL 2012

Taking hotel design to new heights - posted 15 APRIL 2012

Opening as the highest hotel in the world, in March, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong offers design and style that are taken to new heights by LTW Designworks. The overall design theme of the hotel is inspired by the city’s dynamic culture – a global metropolis at the crossroads of East and West – and, at the same time rich in entrancing local flavour.

Manhattan's French fantasy - posted 1 APRIL 2012

Manhattan's French fantasy - posted 1 APRIL 2012

Situated intimately in the midst of lower Manhattan’s SoHo neighbourhood, Mondrian SoHo takes its place amongst A-list residents and picturesque streets. The hotel’s design is the visionary of Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz, who drew inspiration from Jean Cocteau’s 1946 French fantasy film La Belle et la Bête, to awaken the imagination and invite guests into a fantasy that offers an escape. Hotel Spec looks at the design which boasts a mesmerising ambiance and captures the sparkling charm and romance of New York.

From East to West - posted 15 MARCH 2012

From East to West - posted 15 MARCH 2012

Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA) was recently appointed to restore Shanghai’s Fairmont Peace Hotel to its former glory, concluding with an update to the hotel’s most luxe collection of accommodation: The Nine Nations Suites.

Designer inspired - posted 1 MARCH 2012

Designer inspired - posted 1 MARCH 2012

With the increasing trend of fashion designers turning their hand to interior hotel design, DiLeonardo has gone one step ahead by incorporating designs inspired by the crème de la crème of past and present fashion designers, into the Sheraton Bangalore...

Serenity and space - posted 1 FEBRUARY 2012

Serenity and space - posted 1 FEBRUARY 2012

In a world where space and serenity are lacking, The Oberoi, Gurgaon, is a hotel that enables guests to savour both. Designed by Lim Teo Wilkes Design Works, with height, light, and space in mind, the hotel intends to enhance guests’ sensory experience.

Goa's palatial resort hotel - posted JANUARY 2012

Goa's palatial resort hotel - posted JANUARY 2012

GA Design speaks to Hotel Spec about its work on the 5-star Grand Hyatt Goa, a luxury resort hotel overlooking the sparkling waters of Bambolim Bay in North Goa.

Fit for royalty - posted DECEMBER 2011

Fit for royalty - posted DECEMBER 2011

Located in the heart of Chanakyapuri, near the prestigious diplomatic enclave, the 5-star Leela Palace New Delhi exemplifies the magnificent architecture, grace and elegance of Lutyens’ Delhi. Hotel Spec looks at the design that aims to provide every guest a regal experience...

Eastern delights - posted MAY 2011

Eastern delights - posted MAY 2011

Hotel Spec looks at two stunning hotels in Cairo, which have been recently completed by hospitality design firm Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA).

Designing environments that lift the spirit - posted APRIL 2011

Designing environments that lift the spirit - posted APRIL 2011

Jeremy Heyes, senior vice president at WATG, has more than 20 years of experience in planning and architecture both in the UK and overseas. Here he discusses issues that influence hospitality design, as well as his most memorable project, the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi.

Lighting The Savoy

Lighting The Savoy

Chelsom provide lighting style to the newly restored The Savoy hotel, London.

Reviving an icon - posted MARCH 2011

Reviving an icon - posted MARCH 2011

Hotel Spec speaks to managing director of ReardonSmith Architects, Conrad Smith, about the firm’s work on the newly renovated hotel, The Savoy London, and finds out his thoughts on a range of issues, from the recession to his dream project.

Leading the way - posted FEB 2011

Leading the way - posted FEB 2011

Specialising in interior architectural design, Wilson Associates was founded in 1971 and today employs more than 325 professionals in its headquarters in Dallas and offices in New York, Los Angeles, Singapore, Abu Dhabi, Shanghai and an associate office in Cochin, India.
Hotel Spec speaks to the founder and CEO Trisha Wilson.

Photography of Trisha Wilson: Michael Wilson

A driving force in interior design - posted JANUARY 2011

A driving force in interior design - posted JANUARY 2011

For nearly 40 years Trevillion Interiors has been providing interior design solutions for the hospitality sector. Trevillion Interiors’ reputation to deliver practical solutions to a given budget and programme, is indeed an attractive proposition. So, as one of the last consultants to be appointed on the construction of The Brooklands Hotel, Weybridge the company had its work cut out!

The future of eco-resorts

The future of eco-resorts

Hotel Spec looks at how US based architects, Bull Stockwell Allen, designed a 5-star eco-resort nestled in the coastal terrain of Monterey Bay, California.

Elevate the senses

Elevate the senses

Located on the peninsula of one of the world’s most spectacular landscapes, Palm Jumeirah, an exclusive enclave of impeccable style is secluded amidst lush gardens, fountains and pools along the shimmering shores of the Arabian Gulf. Here, only a short journey by private water taxi or limousine, One & Only The Palm, Dubai, is an oasis of stylish energy and tranquillity designed to elevate the senses.

Pushing the envelope

Pushing the envelope

The Royal Suite at Jumeirah Carlton Tower in London, UK, was completed in July 2010. For London-based interior designers, KCA International Ltd, the project was a little closer to home than some of its projects around the world.

Luxurious and sustainable

Luxurious and sustainable

Hotel Spec finds out more about the new JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa; the luxury resort that opened January 2010 in San Antonio, Texas, which earned LEED certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED for New Construction (LEED-NC) rating system.

Comfort in a crater

Comfort in a crater

When hotel chain, Isrotel Hotel Management Ltd, decided to build a leisure resort in the Negev Desert of Southern Israel, they appointed ara Design in London to design the interiors of the 112 room project.

It's hip to be Squaire

It's hip to be Squaire

European hospitality design company, JOI-Design, won a competition to design the interiors of the Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn located within The Squaire; the iconic building at Frankfurt International Airport that will open in the spring of 2011.

Relaxing designs

Relaxing designs

Following on from its work on 4-star hotel, Hotel Savannah (as reported in last year’s Hotel Spec) Archina is continuing to build on its portfolio of spa designs.

The Sanctuary Spa, Covent Garden gets design overhaul

The Sanctuary Spa, Covent Garden gets design overhaul

 

The exclusive day spa for women, The Sanctuary in Covent Garden, London, has been treated to a sumptuous makeover by Charles Leon Associates (CLA).

Traditional meets modern

Traditional meets modern

 

Work has almost finished on what is expected to be one of the most luxurious hotels in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Hotel 5 Etoiles Oguzkent. Interior designers and fit-out company Living Design, Sweden has been involved in the design of all public areas of the hotel, including restaurants and bars.

Discovering Tala Bay

Discovering Tala Bay

 

Zara Investment Holdings own several hotels in Jordan, including the Grand Hyatt Amman, Intercontinental Amman, Mövenpick Dead Sea Resort and Mövenpick Petra hotels. When they decided to construct a brand new resort at Tala Bay on the Red Sea, they brought in Harry Gregory from ara Design in London to design the interiors of the 456 bedroom property. Hotel Spec looks at Jordan’s Window to the Sea: Aqaba.

Beautifully bohemian

Beautifully bohemian

 

Architectural and design company Archina, has recently completed work on the Hotel Savannah, in the charming town of Znojmo, Czech Republic.

Unique destinations

Unique destinations

 

Hotel Spec presents some of the recent projects interior design company Edith Baron has worked on, including a spectacular project in Koh Samui, Thailand for the new hotel chain, K.C. Hotels & Resorts.

Green is the new black

Green is the new black

 

Designers HKS Hill Glazier Studio have fused luxury with sustainability to create the Montage Beverly Hills, California, which has earned LEED Gold certification. Beverly Hills. The celebrated enclave conjures images of elegance, affluence, palm-lined streets, movie star mansions and ...green. One certainly associates this famously stylish Mecca with currency, given Rodeo Drive