Kit Kemp Creates a Jewel Box of Art and Color in Tribeca
Hospitality Design
by Stephanie Chen
4h ago
Firmdale Hotels has opened the doors to its third New York property: the Warren Street Hotel. The new hotel, located in downtown Tribeca, joins the UK brand’s Manhattan outposts in SoHo (Crosby Street) and midtown (the Whitby). Brought to life by Kit Kemp Design Studio, Warren Street is characterized by bright and bold interiors. Drawing inspiration from the area’s history as New York’s 19th-century textiles hub—with cobblestone streets and restored red brick warehouses—the hotel is filled with Kemp’s own designed fabrics, including her recent collaboration with Christopher Farr Cloth, GP& ..read more
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Southern Ocean Lodge Reopens on Australia’s Kangaroo Island
Hospitality Design
by Stephanie Chen
4h ago
Emerging from a four-year renovation, Southern Ocean Lodge—Baillie Lodges’ flagship property—has reopened on the coast of South Australia’s Kangaroo Island. Led by the property’s original architect Max Pritchard and his team, the new iteration of Southern Ocean Lodge is defined by organic finishes and curved lines. Twenty-three suites along the coastline were reoriented to face the southeast, and now boast uninterrupted views of the coastal wilderness. All suites feature private decks, an EcoSmart fireplace, and sink-in bathtub. The Great Room, perched on the island’s limestone cliffs, now ha ..read more
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Highgate Hires Tony Machado as Head of Design
Hospitality Design
by Stephanie Chen
4h ago
Hotel management, investment, and development company Highgate has appointed Tony Machado as head of design. In the newly created role, Machado will join LUCID—Highgate’s in-house design and construction studio—to oversee all aspects of design innovation and execution for the company’s growing portfolio as well as Viceroy Hotels & Resorts, which it acquired in 2022. “Tony is a visionary whose work translating hotel designs into extraordinary guest experiences has earned him the highest level of respect throughout the industry,” says Arash Azarbarzin, principal and CEO at Highgate. Prior t ..read more
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Saint Neri Brings Old World Glamour to Buffalo, New York
Hospitality Design
by Stephanie Chen
1d ago
Designer Samuel Amoia and entrepreneur Michael Woltz have unveiled Saint Neri, a sophisticated cocktail bar and lounge in their native city of Buffalo, New York. Named after the patron saint of joy and good times, the 70-seat lounge draws on the romantic, Art Deco grandeur of Europe, while incorporating elements inspired by Buffalo. “Saint Neri represents the heart of Buffalo with global influences,” says Amoia. “Guests can feel like they are part of an old-world private club in Europe while eating my grandma’s homemade lasagne and sipping a cocktail named after the haunts of our childhood ..read more
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Industry News: The Latest From Manufacturers
Hospitality Design
by Stephanie Chen
1d ago
Milliken’s Lee Blair retires, Eaton Fine Art and Armadillo welcome new team members, and more. Here is this month’s manufacturer news to know:   Industry veteran Lee Blair retires Lee Blair—the current vice president and business manager for Milliken & Company’s floor covering business in the Americas—will be retiring next month. A 2023 NEWH ICON of Industry award recipient, Blair’s journey began at Milliken in 1983, marking the start of a tenure spanning more than four decades across leading hospitality flooring firms, including Mohawk. “Lee has had an esteemed career in our industr ..read more
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China’s ​​Mu Feng Yue Hot Spring Hotel Inspires Zen
Hospitality Design
by Stephanie Chen
1d ago
Situated in China’s Shanxi Province, Mu Feng Yue Hot Spring Hotel has emerged as a serene sanctuary that emphasizes harmony with nature. With public spaces designed by Beijing-based Studio A+, the hotel features six rooms—each with its own indoor pool—and eight public outdoor pools with dedicated showers. The hotel was designed as more than just a structure. It stands as an entire environment, made possible by walls strategically placed to redefine and choreograph the space. A sunken courtyard gives the impression of the structure rising organically from the land, while materials—such as eart ..read more
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Five on Friday: February 23rd, 2024
Hospitality Design
by Caitlin St John
4d ago
Liran Wizman’s Sircle Hospitality Group plans major expansion and IPO, private luxury submarines could be the next big thing, and a landmark exhibition of Black artwork opens at the Met this weekend. All that and more in this week’s Five on Friday.   Move over superyachts, luxury submarines have entered the chat The Migaloo M5 prototype, shown in a rendering Austria-based Migaloo is looking to shake up the ultra-luxury market with a new type of vessel. The company released a preliminary design of its Migaloo M5, a more than 540-foot-long private submersible yacht with the ability to de ..read more
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La Playa Hotel Unveils $15 Million Restoration
Hospitality Design
by Stephanie Chen
4d ago
The La Playa Hotel—a historic former artist retreat in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California—has reopening following a $15 million renovation by design studio Post Company. La Playa’s redesign bridges generations of creative minds that challenged the status quo—like “King of Bohemia” George Sterling and poet Nora May French—resulting in a warm and eccentric aesthetic that’s deeply tied to the city’s past, while celebrating its present-day evolution. The lobby and reception area feature dark ceilings, terracotta floors, and clean, bright walls adorned with lush plantings. Remnants of old-world craftsm ..read more
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Ennismore Announces Hotel and Restaurant Openings for 2024
Hospitality Design
by Stephanie Chen
5d ago
Global lifestyle hospitality company Ennismore, part of Accor, is set to make waves in 2024 with the addition of more than 15 hotels and 50 restaurants and bars. The Hoxton brand will launch in both Vienna and Edinburgh, 25hours Hotels will touch down in Jakarta and Copenhagen, and Mama Shelter will bring its vibrant style to France and the Middle East. Meanwhile, Hyde will make its British debut in a landmark building in London and SLS Barcelona—perched over the Mediterranean Sea—will mark the first European destination for SLS. The hotel openings will coincide with new F&B concepts from ..read more
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More Is More at Studio UNLTD’s Latest Restaurant Project
Hospitality Design
by Stephanie Chen
5d ago
The opening of Cino marks Los Angeles-based Studio UNLTD’s debut design project in Hawaii. Located within the Ward Village mixed-use development in O’ahu, the Italian chophouse and crudo bar spans 3,000 square feet with 700 square feet of outdoor space. Evocative of an eccentric artist’s apartment, Cino comprises three distinct areas: a cocktail bar and lounge, a dedicated raw bar, and a main dining room. The cocktail bar is flanked by a smaller raw bar crafted with a teal-blue tile ribbed bar face, amazonite marble bar top, decorative brass shelving, and slatted, baroque-inspired moldin ..read more
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