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The New Rules of Hotel Renovation

The New Rules of Hotel Renovation

High-end hotel renovations stretch far beyond adding a fresh coat of paint or installing new carpeting. They pour millions of dollars into splashy upgrades like speakeasy bars, rooftop terraces, and specialty suites with wine caves. Despite staggering investments and time-consuming ...

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Hotel Designers Discuss 2014 Bathroom Trends

Hotel Designers Discuss 2014 Bathroom Trends

Traditional bathrooms with tiled floors and shower curtains are so 2013. Industry experts are declaring 2014 as “The Year of the Bathroom,” and a growing number of hoteliers nationwide are remodeling or all together reconstructing their bathroom spaces. “The bed ...

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Drink Up: Hotels Capitalize on Beverage Trends

Drink Up: Hotels Capitalize on Beverage Trends

Across the country, hotel executives are thinking beyond the bedroom to drive guest satisfaction, increase revenue, and boost occupancy rates. They’re turning their attention to bar and restaurant beverage options—and shaking things up a bit. Bar managers are serving up ...

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Hotel Designers Embrace Concept Suites

Hotel Designers Embrace Concept Suites

No matter what interest travelers have, from Barbie and Batman to lunar moon landings and medieval castles, they’re learning there’s likely a suite for that. “Concept suites give guests something more than what you typically would expect at a high-end ...

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Hotels Bringing Back 1920s Style

Hotels Bringing Back 1920s Style

Jazz-era design is alive and well at hotels across the country. From the Arizona Biltmore re-creating the resort’s secret speakeasy to the Paramount Hotel in New York resurrecting Billy Rose’s Diamond Horseshoe theater, the 1920s are roaring back into style. ...

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