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How to Choose Outdoor Furniture That’s Built to Last

How to Choose Outdoor Furniture That’s Built to Last

Function, design, and durability are typically among the top considerations when choosing hotel furnishings. However, other factors can come into play when choosing furniture for your outdoor spaces. Gerald Shvartsman, CEO of Source Outdoor, offers these tips for hoteliers looking ...

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Mattress Tech Innovations Lead to Rise of “Smart Bed”

Mattress Tech Innovations Lead to Rise of  “Smart Bed”

Humans started sleeping in primitive beds about 10,000 years ago, and throughout history, mattresses have been stuffed with a wide range of materials, including reeds, hay, wool, straw, and feathers. The first coil spring mattress was patented only 150 years ...

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5 Trends in Hotel Design

5 Trends in Hotel Design

As the U.S. economy continues to strengthen, the architecture and design industry is gaining momentum. Gordon Beckman, principal and design director at John Portman & Associates, an architectural and engineering firm with more than 60 years of expertise in designing ...

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Millennials Have Youth, Baby Boomers Have Time and Money

Millennials Have Youth, Baby Boomers Have Time and Money

Hotels are going sleek and techie to woo millennials. But it’s the baby boomers who have the promise to keep brands’ pulses racing throughout a long relationship. Forbes estimates brand-loyal boomers spend a none-too-paltry $157 billion on travel every year. ...

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2015 Color Forecast

2015 Color Forecast

According to textile house Brentano, jewel tones will dominate the color landscape in the new year. Here are three base colors (charcoal, flax, and porcelain) and three accent colors (citrine, emerald, and gold) interior designers should keep on their radar: ...

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