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Entries in Hotels (23)

Wednesday
Jul292015

From Grand Tour to Wanting More: The Evolution of Experiential Travel

Image © Joshua Earle

Since the days of the Grand Tour to Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) in the 1970s and the gap years of the 1990s, there have been a variety of reasons why experiential travel has evolved and taken hold. Recently, an emerging generation of travellers have begun reshaping the experiential travel market.

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Tuesday
Jul282015

Gensler-Designed Hotel to Bolster Chicago as Top Convention Destination

Groundbreaking for the Marriott Marquis Chicago Hotel at McCormick Place took place on July 28, 2015. Image © Gensler

July 28, 2015 marked the groundbreaking of the Marriott Marquis Chicago Hotel at McCormick Place. This project represents a major economic engine for Chicago and will provide much needed additional hotel rooms for convention center attendees. The hotel will create thousands of jobs and inject millions of dollars into the local economy, and Gensler is proud to be playing a strong role in this project.

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Friday
Apr102015

Iconic Hollywood Hotel Gets an All-Star Makeover

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.

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Friday
Mar132015

Construction Update: The Langham Place Hotel 

KIC Development Design proposal 2011, Yangpu, Shanghai, Image © Gensler

In 2011 Gensler design team had opportunity to collaborate with Shui On Land, a prominent developer operating in China, on the design for the boutique hotel located in the large new development and future mixed use neighborhood in Shanghai Yangpu district - the Knowledge Information Community or KIC. The new development will contain office space for technology startup companies and small scale corporate offices – also designed by Gensler, university buildings, housing, retail, and hospitality uses.

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Thursday
Sep182014

Creating More than “Just” an Airport Hotel 

The Westin Denver International Airport (DIA) seamlessly integrates with the DIA Hotel and Transit Center. Image © Gensler

The New York Times recently reported on how the latest travel explosion is redefining the concept of airport hotels. Long seen as a place to spend the night during a tight layover or a flight cancellation, the latest wave of airport hotels now go beyond that traditional functionality and serve as a true gateway to the cities they serve. These new hotels even represent the destination itself. We’ve worked with several clients at the vanguard of this trend, and The Westin Denver International Airport, which will be part of the newly expanded Denver International Airport (DIA) Hotel and Transit Center, is a great example of the type of experience that modern travelers both need and value.

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