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Behind the Design of The Whitby Hotel in Manhattan

Behind the Design of The Whitby Hotel in Manhattan

Located in Midtown Manhattan, just a few blocks south of Central Park, The Whitby Hotel is an extremely eclectic property. Its 86 guestrooms each boast a unique color scheme and floor-to-ceiling windows, and some of the rooms have terraces or ...

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Openings: The Stella Hotel in Bryan, Texas

Openings: The Stella Hotel in Bryan, Texas

Panoramic views of the Texas landscape surround The Stella, the first independent, upscale boutique hotel in Bryan, Texas. With its five-acre lake, waterfront park, and observation trails, the 176-room property enables guests to participate in paddle boarding, lakeside concerts, picnics, ...

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Revisiting Solar Energy for Hotels

Revisiting Solar Energy for Hotels

Solar energy was once a popular option for commercial venues, but when excitement around this renewable energy source waned, other trends started to take its place. Right now, the hospitality industry is focused on other types of green energy—think wind ...

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Are Guests and Hotels Ready for Chatbots?

Are Guests and Hotels Ready for Chatbots?

Understanding and predicting customers’ online behavior helps travel and hospitality businesses better anticipate and meet guests’ needs. The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) presents an opportunity for hospitality brands to deploy chatbots, automated software that interacts with guests through SMS text or ...

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Hotel del Coronado Joins Hilton’s Curio Collection

Hotel del Coronado Joins Hilton’s Curio Collection

Hotel del Coronado, a historic property located along the Pacific Coast in Southern Calif., will celebrate its 130th anniversary by joining the Curio Collection by Hilton. The hotel, colloquially known as “The Del,” was built in 1888. Throughout its history, ...

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Poppin’ Panels: Bold Acoustic Design

Poppin’ Panels: Bold Acoustic Design

Acoustical panels have traditionally been designed to be very unobtrusive. However, some companies are moving away from beige panels that blend into the walls for bright, colorful options that dare to be ignored. One such company is textile manufacturer Carnegie. ...

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