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Peninsula Chicago Completes Guestroom Redesign

Peninsula Chicago Completes Guestroom Redesign

The Peninsula Chicago has completed a comprehensive guestroom redesign. The renovation introduces the brand’s advanced guestroom technology to the United States, along with two new service initiatives: 24-hour check-in for web bookings and “Keys to the City,” providing guests with special access to Chicago’s best destinations. Encompassing 331 guestrooms and suites, the project showcases The Peninsula’s evolution of luxury design. “Our renovation re-launches The Peninsula Chicago as the heart of Chicago and will cement the hotel’s place firmly for the future,” said Maria Razumich-Zec, The Peninsula Chicago’s general manager and regional vice president. “Innovation is a core attribute of The Peninsula Hotels, and the personalized technologies elevate the new guestrooms to a previously undefined level of experiential luxury. These developments combined with our new ‘Keys to the City’ experience firmly distinguish the hotel’s commitment to welcome the world to Chicago.” Designer Bill Rooney of Bill Rooney Studio, Inc., conceived contemporary interiors with cosmopolitan attitude in keeping with The Peninsula’s prime location in the heart of Chicago. Rooney took design cues from luxury yachts: fine wood finishes, lush fabrics, rich leathers, and a sense of purpose where everything has its place. Built-in desks and vanities in rich wood grains create a ...

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The Palace Hotel Completes $40 Million Renovation

The Palace Hotel Completes $40 Million Renovation

SAN FRANCISCO—Part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, the Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts with its owner partner, Kyo-ya Hotels & Resorts, today announced the completion of the extensive $40 million renovation of The Palace Hotel. The San Francisco hotel features redesigned guestrooms and reimagined public spaces, including the famed Garden Court. On track to surpass 100 hotels in more than 30 countries by the end of 2015, the Luxury Collection is one of the world’s fastest growing luxury hospitality brands, continuing to expand and improve its renowned hotel portfolio around the world. “Entertaining generations of San Francisco’s most innovative social set, from Thomas Edison and Henry Ford to the tech titans of today, The Palace Hotel endures as the city’s most captivating destination,” stated Hoyt H. Harper II, global brand leader, the Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts. “A new age of contemporary glamour has debuted at this beloved address, and the renovation of the Palace Hotel reinforces the Luxury Collection brand’s commitment to investing in our landmark hotels and to growing our global portfolio in destinations that our guests are clamouring to explore.” The Palace Hotel was once at the center of America’s first Golden Age of Travel, which inspired ...

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Investors Focus on Suite Experience

Investors Focus on Suite Experience

Hotel investors are putting emphasis on upgrading penthouse suites, reports The Wall Street Journal. By putting money and time into creating luxurious accommodations, investors believe they will be able to attract more global travelers looking for a large, comfortable space during their stay. The article notes that this line of thinking stems from the airlines that pour money into first class seating and, as a result, make a disproportionate amount of money on just a fraction of seats. Hotel experts say the New York market has seen the most activity in the luxury-suite segment, according to the article. The Park Hyatt brought 92 luxury suites to the market, while the New York St. Regis recently renovated its 67 suites. Luxury hotel occupancy in the U.S. for the year-to-date through August was 77 percent, the highest ever for high-end hotels, says the article. For the full story, click here.

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Hunt Valley Inn Evokes Feel of Classic Manor House

Hunt Valley Inn Evokes Feel of Classic Manor House

Originally designed in the early 1970s as a hospitality center by McCormick & Co., the Baltimore-based spice producer, Hunt Valley Inn recently completed a $15 million property-wide renovation. Led by architecture and design firm Leo A. Daly, the project elevated the 392-room property into the Wyndham Grand Collection. Located just north of Baltimore, the hotel is adjacent to the region’s horse country, not far from the Pimlico Race Course (home of the Preakness Stakes) and the site of the Maryland Hunt Cup, an annual timber race tradition dating back to the late 1800s. The new design transports guests back to a classic manor house, says the project’s lead designer, Andrea Bays. The Polo Bar features a cozy “smoking” lounge and library, complete with two-top and tea-height tables, high-back lounge chairs, leather sofas, and two custom cast stone fireplaces. To infuse an authentic countryside vibe, the firm assembled a collection of horse head bookends, trophies, and other artifacts from local accessory shops. “We wanted to incorporate the area and the history and have those subtle uses of equestrian material dispersed throughout the hotel, especially in the library,” Bays says. Dark Horse The property had a lot of dark brick, which the ...

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Serenity by the Sea Spa Makeover at Hilton Sandestin

Serenity by the Sea Spa Makeover at Hilton Sandestin

In the last three years, the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa on Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast has invested more than $30 million to transform its meeting space, guestrooms, and public areas. The most recent updates to the 602-room resort include the addition of 7,500 square feet of exhibit and event space, as well as a 3,000-square-foot expansion to its Serenity by the Sea Spa. With a total new area of 14,500 square feet, the spa provides more space in the women’s locker room, lounge facilities, and group relaxation area, as well as the salon. The spa makeover also included a new 24-hour fitness center and updated reception and retail areas, as well as new tile and paint accents throughout. Design firm Looney & Associates wanted to refresh and revitalize the space so it would better reflect the quality and modernity of other recently renovated areas of the hotel. Cerused wood finishes, textural accent wall-coverings, and natural stone and driftwood elevate the spa to a more sophisticated leisure environment, says Hayden Benton, a registered interior designer at Looney & Associates. New furnishings, light fixtures, and artwork also add to the transformation. “Our design intent was to evoke tranquil elements ...

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