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Ok, ok I'll admit it: I was one of those crazy people who bought the Apple Watch at midnight PST (8 am GMT) on April 10th and was absolutely horrified to learn that due to high demand, I’d have to wait until June to receive the object I've coveted for months. I have dreamed about having it; about the future of wearable tech, about relearning morse code...
The Powerlong Huaxing Radisson Hotel in Shanghai. Image © Gensler
We recently spoke with Tomás Contreras, a regional practice area leader for Hospitality based in Gensler’s Shanghai office, who talked about hybrid design thinking and the role local cultures play in Asia’s burgeoning hospitality market.
The Loews Hollywood Hotel lobby, a modern, elegant space that attracts Hollywood starlets and star-struck guests. Image © Gregory Pierce.
While America was buzzing over the wins and the designer gowns that graced the red carpet during award season, Gensler celebrated the renovation of Loews Hollywood Hotel, located on Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue, also home to the Academy Awards. This 628-room hotel is the quintessential Hollywood property, with the Panorama Suite offering 270-degree views of Hollywood and Los Angeles. Located in the heart of the city, the hotel attracts a range of starlets and star-struck guests.
The Havaianas Global Retail rollout. Image © Marcos Cimardi.
We recently spoke with Maureen Boyer, leader of Gensler’s global Retail Centers Practice and Director of the firm’s São Paulo office and Thais Rosa, who heads that region’s retail practice, about leisure, São Paulo-style.