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Entries in Hotels (23)

Monday
Jan212013

Airport Hotels

The Hyatt Regency at Incheon Airport in South Korea. Photo credit: Gensler

This blog post was originally published in HOTELS Magazine.

It used to be that airport hotels had one major thing going for them: convenience. Located within eyeshot of the terminal, they were reliably OK, offering little to do and nothing worth remembering. They were odd ducks of the four-star set.

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Tuesday
Jan152013

Why Design Matters

Photo credit: Tom Ito

This blog post was originally published in HOTELS Magazine.

I was recently asked if I ever had a hotel stay that “changed my life.” With little hesitation, I found myself speaking with considerable emotion about one night this past year at the The Oberoi Amarvilas in Agra, India.

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Thursday
Dec012011

The Opposite of Sacrifice

Photo courtesy of Clean the World.

As recently as five years ago while working in Florida, it often felt like a struggle just to recycle white paper. So, I was pleasantly surprised to discover at the third annual Green Lodging & Hospitality Conference in Orlando a few weeks ago, that hotels from all over the region are now pushing to be as green as possible.

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Thursday
May262011

Investing in Good Design: Ritz-Carlton Dubai

As we emerge from the global recession, many lessons have been learned, but one theme is more resonant than ever: good design pays. Smart investment in design can produce buildings with timeless appeal and make a positive impact on the surrounding city. And as demonstrated by one of our most recent projects, The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre, this is achievable even in challenging economic times.

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Monday
Nov152010

Design Works: Fairmont Pittsburgh at Three PNC Plaza

Jeff Henry, Design Director at Gensler, sits down with Len Czarnecki, General Manager of the Fairmont Pittsburgh At Three PNC Plaza, to get his thoughts on the hotel’s groundbreaking design.

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