Open-room plans featuring see-through bathrooms are not for everyone, but that has not kept leading luxury and boutique hotels from using them to create striking designs that offer an edgy version of what many guests have grown accustomed to at home.Read More
Time for a redesign? A look at today’s restaurant furniture trends.
Hotel restaurants are an important piece of the hospitality industry. They lure in customers and hotel guests looking for an exciting meal prepared by a trained chef.Read More
Why do hotel bars dominate the top of “The World’s 50 Best Bars” list? It’s the atmosphere baby!
Each of the world’s top five bars is located in one of the world’s most celebrated hotels. Coincidence? Hardly.Read More
The Pantone Pantry by Tribute Portfolio tour demonstrates a significant commitment to design by one of the hospitality industry’s biggest players.
When Pantone needed a place to debut its 2019 color of the year, it was only natural that it would gravitate to Art Basel, an annual art festival in Miami Beach that has a global reputation for celebrating established and emerging works of modern and contemporary art.Read More
Boutique hotels appear well positioned to capitalize not just on renewed interest in small group meetings, but mobile workers’ endless quest for a cool place to work.
Corporate edicts to reduce travel time and increase facetime, and the unending quest for cool local places to work and meet, are renewing interest in boutique hotels among meeting planners and a swelling mobile workforce.Read More
Thoughtful hotel design can provide a sense of local connection for guests.
One of the most pleasing parts of traveling is discovering new cultures through art, food, music, and more. Hotels can provide their guests with a connection to their city by utilizing design elements that bring local culture directly into their design.Read More
Hotel guests are have made it clear. Whether traveling to New York City or Durham, NC, they value individuality and personality over uniformity and they are willing to pay a premium to get it.
With the average cost to build a hotel room ranging from nearly $80,000 for budget/economy to over $600,000 for luxury, there’s little room for misjudging guest preferences and remaining profitable. Even redevelopment projects can have a per-room cost of more than $270,000.Read More
Guests are just as likely to be wearing Adidas and Lululemon as custom-tailored evening wear when they check in to finer establishments and it's changed how we design boutique hotels.
It’s been nearly a decade since athleisure – casual, comfortable clothing suitable for both exercise and everyday wear – has been a leading fashion trend. It makes up almost a quarter of apparel industry sales, and upscale customers today are just as apt to check in to a high-end hotel wearing Adidas and yoga pants as they are to be dressed in Armani.Read More
Upscale hotels are turning to a growing selection of damping materials, quieter air conditioners and better designs to deliver peace and quiet even when they’re located near airports or in busy urban neighborhoods.
Lack of sound insulation, poor design, and noisy air conditioners continue to detract from the boutique hotel experience, according to a casual review of today’s largest hotel review sites.
Reclaimed wood checks off a lot of boxes for today’s traveler, whether they are looking to connect with a destination’s unique natural environment, it’s history or just feel warm and fuzzy.
It’s hard to think of a material that plays better to today’s upscale traveler than wood, except maybe reclaimed wood.Read More