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Hospitality Design is the premier trade magazine serving the field of hospitality design.
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Published 10 times a year, Hospitality Design is the premier trade magazine serving the field of hospitality design.
As the No. 1 connector in the industry, Hospitality Design hosts many events throughout the year, including HD Summit, HD Expo, HD Americas, HD Awards, NextGen Forum, Platinum Circle Gala, and CitySCENE.

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When your name is synonymous with the craft of design—both in terms of functionality and beauty—it becomes a calling card. This is true of Patricia Urquiola.

And it’s no surprise, as she learned from some of the best. She first studied architecture at the University of Madrid, then graduated from the Polytechnic University of Milan in 1989. There she “discovered product design, thanks to great masters that were teaching at the
university,” including Achille Castiglioni, Marco Zanuso, and Tomás Maldonado, to name a few.

A few years later, she found herself at a meeting with Patrizia Moroso, head of Italian furniture company Moroso. The two hit it off, beginning what would become the first of many collaborations, starting with the debut of the Step sofa line in 1999 at Salone del Mobile. 

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#Hospitality   #design   #hospitalitydesign   #PatriciaUriquola   #designer   #moroso  
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Erin Sullivan was not born to be in a cubicle—finding the 9-to-5 grind more stifling than inspiring. “I was raised an artist,” the New England native and current New Yorker says. “I didn’t really know what
else I would do.”

That led Sullivan to Escuela de Bellas Artes, an art school in Valparaíso, Chile, and then Sarah Lawrence College in New York where she studied religion (she was influenced by Joseph Campbell and mythology) and art, falling in love with metal while learning about printmaking. “I was more into the metal plates [to create texture] than the paper,” she explains.

#design   #hospitality   #products   #productdesign   #erinsullivan   #bronze   #designersaree   #hospitalitydesign  
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Sounds nice just a southern girl looking for love with her roots extending to Ireland
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In the Jan/Feb issue of Hospitality Design, we look at nine under the radar cities that are development hotbeds; we interview Andrew Alford from Graduate Hotels and Bashar Wali from Provenance Hotels; and take a deep dive into three unique properties that presented designers with interesting challenges. 

#design   #hospitality   #hospitalitydesign   #growthspurts
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Fogo Island is the largest in a chain located off the shore of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Only 100 square miles and home to just 2,700 residents, the enclave also houses Fogo Island Inn, helmed by self-proclaimed innkeeper Zita Cobb. Cobb was born and raised on the island before pursuing a (very successful) career in business and technology, returning in her early retirement to establish the Shorefast Foundation with her brothers. The charitable foundation is designed to strengthen the island community, which was faltering in part because of decades of overfishing that devastated the island’s once thriving industry. The foundation, with its model for “economic and cultural resilience,” which Cobb says can be implemented in small
communities located anywhere, has established Fogo Island Arts, which fosters contemporary local artists; a micro-lending program for residents; and, of course, the stunning 29-room inn, which opened last year. Here, Cobb talks with Glenn Pushelberg, who, with George
Yabu, recently heard her speak at a Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR) luncheon in Toronto, which led them wanting
to know more about the inn and Cobb’s ideas on sustainability, community, and hospitality. 

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#hospitality   #hospitalityindustry   #sustainability   #sustainablehotels   #ZitaCobb   #FogoIsland   #GetARoom   #hospitalitydesign   #design   #hotels   #interiordesign  
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While the hospitality industry is diverse in a lot of aspects, its lack of female leadership in C-level positions is conspicuous. If we listened to Beyonce, like we all should, we’d know who runs the world: Girls.

Indeed, the hospitality industry is rife with opportunities for women—from designers to food-service worker to managerial positions and more. And one of those women who continues to climb the hospitality ladder is Niki Leondakis—a feminist icon, an innovator in hospitality, and a strong leader. Starting her career at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, she worked her way to president and COO, helping expand the Kimpton brand. Now, as CEO of Commune Hotels + Resorts, Leondakis is a critical asset in the hotel’s growth, helping launch the new Tommie brand as well as growing the Joie de Vivre and Thompson brands.

She was on hand to speak with Hospitality Design magazine’s editor-in-chief Stacy Shoemaker Rauen during HD NextGen Forum‘s opening cocktail party last week in Chicago on topics ranging from hospitality to being a woman in a male-dominated role.

http://hdtalks.hospitalitydesign.com/2014/06/a-woman-at-the-top.html

#nikileondakis   #communehotelsandresorts   #nextgen14   #hospitalitydesign   #kimptonhotels  
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Just north of the tourist bustle of downtown Cancun, along the sugary sands of Punta Sam, Excellence Group opened the all-inclusive Finest Playa Mujeres. Though the family-friendly property is one more in a long chain of resorts lining the shores of Mexico’s Riviera Maya, its design makes it a standout. “The owner wanted to differentiate Finest from other hotels in the area, which feature decidedly Mexican architecture,” says Majorca, Spain-based architect Bernat Pascual of Arquitectura Punta, who created the resort’s sleek contours, while designers Irene Rojas and Luis Petri of Majorca’s StudioDecagono fit out its interiors.   #design   #mexico   #hospitality   #hotels   #interiordesign  

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A few steps from one of Paris’ most tempting streets—the foodie haven of Rue Mouffetard—a former fashion magazine stylist-turned-interior designer and hotel owner has taken hold of an unprepossessing property and turned it upside down. In transforming the Hotel Les Gobelins into the Hotel Henriette Rive Gauche, Vanessa Scoffier of Les Nouveaux Decorateurs kept things as economical as possible (both for herself and for guests), peppering the spaces with vintage furnishings sourced from local flea markets, and judiciously using inexpensive materials and DIY strategies for a cheery, almost feminine feel throughout.  #design   #hospitality   #interiordesign  
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Love it! Must put on our "to visit" list.
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HD Expo's Keynote session with Clodagh and HD's editorial director Michael Adams. Sponsored by Walters.
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Lifestyle hotels have been all the rage this past year, with a new offering seeming to be announced every few weeks. The impetus for these new brands comes from changing guest demographics (thank Millennials in part for that) and evolving needs. Authenticity, community, location, and technology are now the dominant drivers. Here, we take a deeper look—from the history to the ethos to design highlights—at nine recently debuted industry game changers. #lifestylebrands   #hotels   #beautyspots   #hospitalitydesign   #hospitality   #design   #hilton   #canopy   #virginhotels   #Bestwestern   #Hyatt   #RadissonRed   #debuthotelgroup   #redlion   #vievage   #pendry  

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It’s no secret that hospitality design continues to influence other industries (and vice versa), and education is no exception. “Education institutions are on the hunt for precedents and prototypes from other fields to help evolve and integrate programs, use space efficiently, and plan flexibly for generational and other shifts,” says Mark taller, senior associate at Gensler. 

Take a look at almost a dozen campus-based projects (even a few design schools) from our September education issue. These will be sure to inspire and encourage thought and innovation. 

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#hospitality   #design   #hospitalitydesign   #education  
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The day-to-day processes of research and development, manufacturing, and marketing products to the public are time consuming in themselves. But some companies are going further than business as usual, seeking to expand their global footprint through
philanthropic initiatives.

By joining forces with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) or investing in emerging markets, manufacturers are solidifying a loyal customer base that purchases their products partly because of these efforts. The compelling story at New York’s Crowne Plaza Times Square, for example, is its toilets. The property’s ownership group purchased 800 Champion toilets from American Standard, which meant that an equal number of sanitary toilet pans were donated in Bangladesh.

In the hotel’s lobby, a display explains American Standard’s Flush for Good mission. For every Champion toilet purchased in the U.S. and Canada, American Standard donates a SaTo latrine pan—a product the company developed  (with a grant from the Gates Foundation) where
a mechanical seal and water seal reduce disease transmission by closing off pit latrines to the open air. The end goal for American Standard? “We want to be a purpose-driven organization,” says Jim McHale, the company’s vice president of product development.

#hospitality   #philanthropy   #design   #charity  

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When Hilton Worldwide announced its new soft brand Curio – A Collection by Hilton at the NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference on Monday, the hotel Twittersphere blew up, as hotel wonks do any time a big chain makes a major announcement.

Curio, “created for travelers who seek local discovery and authentic experiences,” is a soft brand for Hilton and will help the chain compete with others, like Marriott International’s Autograph Collection. Hyatt, too, recently entered into the game by acquiring the storied Driskill Hotel in Austin, Texas with plans to invest in the property but not rebrand it to a Hyatt.

And who can fault well-known chains for seeing an opportunity with independent properties and running with it? 

#hospitality   #hospitalitydesign   #hilton   #Curio   #hotels   #softbrands   #chainhotel  
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