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Entries in Hotels (23)

Wednesday
May032017

Beyond Market Niches: Designing Hotels That Can Flex

Gensler’s Sleep Set 2016 concept. Image © Gensler.

There will always be hotels catering to specific needs. There are hotels for pampering, hostels for the frugal adventurer and business hotels designed for efficiency. And no doubt, these types are likely to exist in the future. But more recently, there’s a shift from accommodating to specific market niches towards places that can adapt to changing moods and activities.

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Monday
Feb132017

The Future of Hotel Design: Human-Centred

Image © George Clerk.

Benjamin Franklin once said there are only two things certain in life: death and taxes. Well, I’d like to add a third one: change. Change is inevitable and it impacts on everything, not least on the way we design. Over the past 60 years, we have seen a rise in consumer culture, individualism and globalisation. As a result, modern societies are becoming more complex and trickier to understand.

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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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