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Entries in Hospitality (41)

Saturday
Oct152016

The “Secret Sauce” of Restaurants: 10 Ingredients for Success

Atto Primo, Shanghai. Image © Gensler.

What makes the dining experience truly memorable? What creates the spark when you walk through the door, the ambiance once you’ve been seated at your table or the joy when you are served your first dish? Over the last 20 years, I’ve learned that restaurant design is an art. It’s never just one thing that makes a great restaurant memorable, but rather, it’s a combination of elements—from the finishes and fixtures down to the presentation of the food—that creates a meaningful experience and keeps guests coming back again and again.

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Monday
Aug222016

The New Home of the Dallas Cowboys Opens Its Doors 

Image © Gensler

This past weekend was a big one for the NFL and Texas high school football. It marked the unveiling of The Star, the new home of the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters, Ford Center and The Omni Frisco Hotel, a 16-story hotel which will be the tallest building in Frisco at the time of its completion. The Star, which is located just 30 minutes north of Dallas city limits, is a culmination of a partnership between the Dallas Cowboys, the City of Frisco and Frisco Independent School District.

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Thursday
Aug042016

The Airbnb Effect: The Sharing Economy’s Impact on Hospitality

Photos by Ryan Gobuty.

Much has been written about the growth of peer-to-peer platforms and the impact of the sharing economy on the hospitality industry—the so-called ‘Airbnb effect.’ In an era when travelers expect high design at lower cost, how can hotels compete?

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Friday
Jul012016

The Dot-Com Generation: How Millennials Are Influencing Hospitality

Westin Hotel and Transit Center at Denver International Airport. Image © Gensler.

Gen Y. Digital natives. The dot-com generation. Every conference that I've attended in the last year has had a panel discussion on the impact of Millennials on the hospitality industry.

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Friday
May202016

Gensler Speak Easy: What Is Balance, Really?

Photo by Grégoire Hervé-Bazin

Across industrialised societies, people are seeking the perfect life balance, but without really understanding what it truly is. Is it a state of mind? A routine? Or a set of lists? And what tools should we start to include in our daily routine to ensure that we’re keeping on track? These were some of the topics we discussed at one of Gensler London’s recent Speak Easy events.

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