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Courtney Taylor

Courtney Taylor is senior hospitality project manager with LEO A DALY, one of the top planning, architecture, engineering, and interiors firms in the world. She can be reached at CJTaylor@leoadaly.com. Global hospitality practice leader Pat Miller also contributed to this article.
Removing a row of fountains created room for intimate, cabana-style seating in the atrium of the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Florida. (photo Will Pryce, courtesy LEO A DALY)

Six Tips for Rethinking an Outdated Hotel Atrium

Big hotel atriums from the big-hair 80s can be a sore spot for hoteliers today as guests crave more intimate, human-scale environments. Those colossal, space-frame-enclosed spaces that once wowed guests with their grandeur now...