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Sketchbook 58

2010 HD Awards 101

Interview 62, 68


Places 70

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Four Seasons Resort Seychelles 108 675 Bar 110 Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort 112

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Delphine 144

Big Cedar Lodge 122

The Nav Hotel 145

Hotel la Orquidea at Seventh Street 124

St. Regis Atlanta 146 Abattoir 147

DBGB Kitchen & Bar 126 Vanity 128 Atlantis Kids Adventures 130 Chrome Hotel 132 Elysian 134 Eos Manor Club 136 On the cover: Elysian, Chicago. Photo by Patricia Parinejad.

Four Seasons Resort Seychelles 138

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PRODUCTS A recap from the Hospitality Design Exposition & Conference (HD Expo) and International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF).

MORE FROM THE MAGAZINE Additional photos from the New York BBG-BBGM’s Stephen Luk, one of last year’s HD Award winners.

AWARDS Check out an in-depth look at the winners of this year’s Earth-Minded Awards (EMA), presented by Hospitality Design (HD) magazine and the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID).

MEET THE MINDS BEHIND RESTAURANT DESIGN The interiors of New York architect Glen Coben.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE San Diego restaurateur Tracy restaurant Laurel into casual Italian eatery Cucina Urbana.

EVENTS Don’t miss the Hospitality Design Awards gala in New York on June 9th. For tickets, email: LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Got comments? Email Michael Adams at

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the wright stuff New York swept the design categories at this year’s James Beard Awards: architect Andre Kikoski took home Outstanding Restaurant Design for the Wright at the Guggenheim (featured in HD’s March issue) and Pandiscio Co. won for Outstanding Restaurant Graphics for the Standard Grill. “The Wright is about a meaningful dialogue between contemporary art and iconic architecture, which is a unique set of conditions in which to

From Andel’s Berlin designed by Jestico + Whiles to New York’s Smyth Tribeca from Yabu Pushelberg to Joseph Wong Design Associates’ Jardin de Jade in Shanghai, get a grand tour of some of hospitality’s most distinctive spaces in the new, 252-page book, 21st Century Interiors. With a mix of hotels and restaurants and some retail and commercial spaces highlighted in between, the colorful book gives a complete walkthrough objectives, concepts, inspirations, and call-outs of materials and furnishings incorporated into the different designs.

design, and created an innovative environment that transforms both the dining and the museum experience,” explains Kikoski, adding that he is ecstatic and inspired by the win. “The result is a very special place that truly does set the Wright apart.”

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company Hassan Allam Sons wanted to develop their

the Sinai. “Nestled at the foothills of the rugged mountains, the hotel is formally in contrast to the mountains, but

collaborator Perkins Eastman. “Most of the hotels in Sharm el Sheikh are designed in a themed or particular style,”

yet in harmony through the materials (wood, stone) and patterns,” he says, adding that they also employed earth

explains Shawn Basler, Perkins Eastman’s principal-incharge of the project. “It was the vision of the owner to

tones, inspired by the colors of the desert and mountains. Part of a larger development with several other hotels,

create something more unique and inspired by the setting.” Set to debut in 2012 at the foothills of the Sinai Mountains,

residential and commercial components, Basler says the most important feature is its layout on the site. “Courtyards

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down in mexico Mexican boutique hotel company Grupo Habita is at it again, this time with Boca Chica in Acapulco. “It’s a sexy hotel. Acapulco is a mix of Rio, Beirut, Punta del Este, and Miami—all of these places in one,” explains Carlos Couturier, Grupo Habita’s managing partner. “Boca Chica has the vibe of the ’50s and the comfort of 2010. It could be a hotel out of a James Bond movie or its Mexican equivalent Mauricio Garcés. Sunshine, bikinis, sunglasses, and mojitos.” Housed in a 1950s building originally built by architect Antonio Pelaez, the 36-room hotel boasts clean lines and strong geometric forms, and a tropical throwback feel by designers Frida Escobedo and José Rojas. Upon arrival by water taxis, guests enter a large entrance reception leading to landscaped gardens, and beyond, a waterside amoeba-shaped pool, palapa-covered restaurant, and open-air bar covered by cement

rolling out radisson Carlson is banking on its Radisson brand. Investing $1.5 billion in North America alone, the brand is focused on establishing upgrading the existing portfolio. And concepts: And Relax, Naturally Cool (above), New York Mansion, Ocean, and Urban. All of the concepts share a vibrant and contemporary design, the use of bold colors and lighting, and a comfortable feeling. The global strategy also includes

umbrellas. Inside, the simple interiors are done with a color palette of white and cool “celosia” brickwork, and retro furnishings, and ocean views are offered at every turn. idea of the future in the hotel industry which should be about simplicity,” says Couturier. “The past was excessive. The present is boring. We should build hotels that are sustainable, promote wellness, use less technology in the room, and deliver healthy menus.”

two new restaurant concepts: upscale Italian eatery Filini, and bar-and-grill concept rbg. “We have crystallized the success formula for the brand, improved it, and are using it as the foundation for its future development,” says Hubert Joly, president and CEO of Carlson. “The brand world and we expect to grow the portfolio to at least 600 hotels by 2015.”

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By Stacy Shoemaker Rauen Photography courtesy of Design Hotels

the coolest job in the world Claus Sendlinger has a cool job. As CEO of Design Hotels, he gets to

applicants you have been receiving?

travel the world in search of new hotels with distinctive architecture

CS: We are getting more and more

and interior design to become part of the consulting, marketing, and

applications, 350 to 400 a year. [We

creative services company’s portfolio. Handpicked by him and his

choose] less than 10 percent. Now

team, by the end of the year, Design Hotels will reach a membership

it’s contracting season; we have a lot

of 200, spanning 43 countries. And his passion is not only discovering

of very exciting perspective hotels. And from an architectural and

the next new destination, but also promoting the fascinating people

interior design perspective, it is getting broader and broader. Last

behind these unique properties. In between his extensive travels

year was the toughest year for the hospitality industry, but we sold

(he’s on the road from homebase Berlin half

exactly the same amount of rooms as the year

the year), we caught up with him in New York

before. As I told the hotels last year, the people

where he discussed the rise of the creative

who used to stay at Mandarins, Four Seasons,

class, why he just might move to Tulum, and

Peninsulas, and all those luxury brands, will be

the most revolutionary hospitality concept in the world.

will not go to a Radisson or a Holiday Inn. They want the same type of experience in a more casual way—music is right, light is right, people

HD: You recently launched Made by Originals,

have a passion for what they are doing. You

videos that are a behind-the-scenes look at

cannot buy that. You must love it. When you

the owners of your hotels. How did this come

love it, the money will come back. That’s the


reason for the success for most of the hotels

CS: My team was working on couple of different

and for us as a group.

type of slogans. When we questioned people from media, people who were staying at our hotels, and hoteliers, the term most frequently

Clockwise from top: The retail-inspired lobby and a bed made to look like a couture dress at the Maison Moschino in Milan; the lobby of the Palazzina Grassi in Venice.

used was originality, so they came up with Made by Originals. We want to incorporate this originality in the entire brand experience because it is always the people who make the difference. Everyone does everything a little bit differently and has their own ideas, and it should be that way, but they are all the same kind of consumers. HD: What do you look for in a new member hotel? CS: With the design per se, making sure it’s not just one particular style, making sure it

HD: With all this success, did you ever think

is the holistic approach between architecture

you would be where you are now?

and interior design. But this is a minimum


requirement. We look further, is the proportion

journalist. He said ‘what is your intention?

right? Is the size of the hotel right? Then we

What do you plan to do here?’ And I said ‘we

look at the people [behind the project]. The

will be the Leading Hotels of the 21st century.’

owner, which designer he is working with,

Not comparing with Leading, because I realized

which architect he is using, which F&B people,

in the hospitality industry that people did not

and who is in charge of the arts, and so on and

understand this new, youth culture. (Now I

so forth.

call it the rise of the creative class.) Thirty, 40 years ago, maybe 25 percent of the jobs in the










developed world had to do with creativity. Now


interview: claus sendlinger

we are at 70 to 75 percent, because creativity is working with your brain rather than working

Left: Be Tulum’s lobby, which Sendlinger says feels like staying at a private home more than a hotel.

with your hands. From scientists working for Google to engineers working for Apple on. I would say we are getting into a new era

he loves the city, and he did spend a

where hybrid thinking will even become more

lot of time on this project. It’s pretty



HD: Any areas where you have seen some cool

HD: Do you have the most perfect



CS: Italy has been very good to us in the last

CS: I’ve just been to Tulum in

12 months. We have such a strong portfolio.

Mexico, which I loved as a getaway

There’s Moschino’s Hotel Philosophy. It is

destination. It’s a real gem on the

not just another hotel-meets-fashion brand

Mexican Caribbean coast,

collaboration. The people from Moschino are

thanks to few tourists and restrictions

not too serious—it’s their interpretation of

on building developments, is very

themselves. They have a bed that is like an


oversized dress. Then there’s Palazzina Grassi

some incredible, unspoiled beaches,

in Venice, designed by Philippe Starck. It’s a







Mayan ruins, and nature reserves to

very particular property, only 23 rooms on the Grand Canal. Starck

explore. I stayed at our new member hotel, Be Tulum, which is more

lately doesn’t show up on his constructions, he has people doing it.

like being at a private home or at a friend’s place than at a hotel. It’s

But he has four houses in Venice, he designed the logo for the city,

a stylish place attracting a stylish crowd, and yet it’s very down to



interview: claus sendlinger

Left and below: Two views of the cave guestrooms at Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita in Matera, Italy.

earth. The owner, Sebastian Sas, often hangs out with his guests in the evening, adding to the friendly and laid-back atmosphere. There is a popular bar and restaurant, very spacious rooms, and beautiful simple design using local materials. HD: What’s the most unique hotel you have seen? CS: We have found the most revolutionary hospitality concept on the planet: Sextantio properties. There just happened to be a hotel in an abandoned village in Italy, which Daniele Kihlgren bought. He has already bought 10 villages. He wants to buy 50, and he revitalizes these villages. He is recreating them to exactly the state they were when they were abandoned. Some are from 15th century, 16th century. An Amanresort, as much as I adore Adrian Zecha and think it’s the best hotel group in the world, feels like Mickey Mouse compared to this stuff. It is really absolutely unbelievable. I believe it should be the model for tourism, for future tourism and living. There is one project in Santo Stefano between Pescata and Rome in the mountains. It’s very high up, and there’s another project in Matera, in the south of Italy. There is a rock, which is UNESCO-protected with caves which are like 9,000 years old. There are Neanderthal paintings in there and they managed to put hotel rooms there. But

unbelievable attention to detail. It should be a government project

they didn’t touch anything. They put old-style beds in there, great

but it is a private person. Even if you have seen everything, you go there and you say wow.

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5 questions for… Amanda Ross Global Fashion Director, W Hotels

As a stylist and fashion expert, did you ever dream of working for a lifestyle brand such as W Hotels? Fashion brands have recently evolved into lifestyle brands, and consulting for existed at W Hotels, but I have always dreamed of owning a lifestyle concept store with my twin sister. We’re from New York, and W Hotels was born in New York, so curating and directing product for W Hotels The Store is part of my new role and truly a dream for me.

Talk about your new role and some of your fashionforward aspirations for the brand? I’m working on several projects: hiring a brand/designer to create the uniforms for the new hotels, and room styling for upcoming W hotels, including Paris, from a U.S. phenomenon to a global powerhouse, opening nine new hotels for all of these exciting projects. Fashion is a great complement to design and functions in a way that keeps the hotels part of the current zeitgeist.

How will you amp up W Hotels’ style and connection with the fashion industry? W Hotels has been involved in the fashion world for years, from its VIP backstage lounge at New York Fashion Week to its partnerships with the next level. As a brand W is always on the cutting edge of what is ‘cool’ and ‘now,’ and I am in the midst of guiding the W team to what’s next in fashion. The industry is attracted to the fact that there is a fashion director at W, someone who speaks their language, and I hope that opens a lot of doors.

What does the ideal hotel uniform look like?

need to be updated. They should be the perfect backdrop to great interiors.

What’s hip and stylish in hotels today? Furniture, books, and lamps you want to buy. One stop shop. Great food, a nightclub when you are in the mood. And great comfort in the rooms that really make you feel like going to hotels is a necessary part of life.




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By Jana Schiowitz and Stacy Shoemaker Rauen

still on top Even though emerging destinations and second-tier markets have been dominating development talks, the city that never sleeps has been quietly living up to its reputation. A slew of new hotels have opened in the last year in New York, everywhere from Midtown to Wall Street, and every brand seems to be getting in on the action.

Andaz New York is a focus for Hyatt’s new brand, Andaz. First up: Andaz Wall Street, which opened in January. “Once a guest arrives, the experience is casual, informal, and personal, as if you’re being greeted at someone’s home,” says David Rockwell, who handled the hotel’s design. “Both the service and the design work together to remove the barriers between guest and host, and that continues from the reception, to the lobby, the bar, restaurant, and the guestrooms.” With that in mind, the traditional lobby bar is replaced by a series of three standing backlit bar islands featuring glowing graphic art panels with abstract ribbon patterns silkscreened onto the glass. Wall & Water restaurant continues the

one of Rockwell’s favorite features is the lobby’s dramatic staircase, made of a continuous ribbon of pearlescent steel and stone treads. “It evokes the shape restaurant, and lower level banquet spaces,” he says. Meanwhile Andaz 5th Avenue is set to open in July across from the New York Public Library by Bryant Park, with interiors by longtime Hyatt brand of hotel for the 21st century, we were intrigued and inspired,” he says of neighborhood of 5th Avenue and 41st Street; this area which is a crossroads between uptown and downtown, a unique blend between the calmness of the library and the chaos of Grand Central. It was our intention to capture and

stained resin entrance doors, black washed walls, eclectic photography of artists’ conceptions of New York featuring hidden quotes and graphic elements, and a wall that leads down to the cellar bar made of bricks from a Connecticut house from the 1790s. And the 184 monochromatic rooms will be dressed with white furnishings, lights that are a nod to pre-war subway lanterns, rolling rack-

Clockwise from top left: Wall & Water restaurant and the dramatic lobby staircase at Andaz Wall Street; a rendering of a guestroom at Andaz 5th Avenue, with its rolling-rack inspired glass closet.



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Chatwal New York When the Chatwal New York opens in July (named after Sant Chatwal, CEO of Hampshire Hotels & Resorts), it will restore a prohibition-era city landmark: the former Lambs Club building, once the center of theater and entertainment, built in 1905 by Stanford White. With the building as inspiration, Thierry Despont’s design is a nod to the glamour of early 20th century travel and Art Deco. “I wanted to create a unique New York experience where guests would feel the energy and vibrancy of the city while being at the center of today’s world,” he says. A patterned brown terrazzo in the two-story lobby, wood wall panels have metal trims, a sepia toned mural of a New York cityscape runs the height of the lobby, and reception desks are done with chrome centerpiece (a gift from White), the restaurant will have a men’s club feel, thanks to dark lacquered wood panels and

Above: A guestroom at the Chatwal New York, with modern furnishings and desk inspired by designer luggage. Right: A spacious bathroom in the blue-schemed guestroom.

red leather banquettes. In the 88 guestrooms, desks and closets are reminiscent of designer luggage, walls are lined in ultrasuede, and bathrooms are swathed in tinted marble and mirrors; the color of the wall and bathroom is one of three color schemes: burgundy/ochre, blue/gray, or yellow/brown. And the must see is the below ground spa and pool.

Distrikt Hotel “Many hotels currently seek to shock or overwhelm their patrons, but at the Distrikt, the goal was to provide a comfortable experience that would also excite visitors about the city in which they are staying,” says handled the design. He and his team employed nods to the city throughout the 155-room hotel—an abstract map carved into the lobby millwork, stone of Grand Central Station, room layouts reminiscent of loft living, stenciled district names in and around elevators, and a green wall honoring the city parks in the lobby. Eye-catching custom lighting, fabric, on artist Chris Rubino to translate more than 10,000 photographs that Lisowski and the design team took of different neighborhoods into a colorful series of 32 variations of 10 UWS, Midtown West, Midtown East, Chelsea, the Village, Soho, Tribeca, Lower East Side, and the Financial District. “The composite pieces allow for a new discovery each time they are viewed, much like the neighborhoods themselves,” Lisowski says.

Right, from left: Distrikt’s café and lobby seating area backed by a living green wall.



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Kimpton Kimpton is bringing two hotels to unlikely neighborhoods. “The hotel itself is driven by events,” says New York designer Colum McCartan of Eventi (“event” in Italian) near Penn Station. When the 292-room hotel opens in June it will offer guests a sense of discovery. Curiosity begins in the lobby where a curtain behind the reception desk, slightly opened, gives guests a peek of artwork, while a curiosity cabinet also in the expand and engage you on a more complex level,” says intrigue continues with the original artwork by Barbara Nessim found throughout the hotel including a largescale piece with two faces that spans the height of the as “elegantly tailored and masculine,” with attention to detail like a custom “do not disturb” sign with a

rooms and suites that make guests say ‘I want to move in here,’” he says. Other property highlights include a screening room with a 1,600-square-foot terrace and a soon-to-open eatery from China Grill Management and outdoor plaza with a 20-foot LCD screen. Meanwhile, Ink48, which opened last fall, was designed to recall the space it’s housed in— an old printing factory built in 1929—with some industrial materials into the design as a celebration of that history,” says Ed Bakos, principal at Rockwell Group. Elements like the building’s original concrete columns remain in the lobby, horsehair brushes are the elevator’s feature wall focus, and tables in Print restaurant are made with copper and blackened metal. Elsewhere, the designers drew inspiration from the city—the lobby interprets the idea of a pocket park wood; guestrooms take cues from New York-style lofts with dramatic views, contrasting textures, and walnut furniture; and the rooftop lounge’s penthouse terrace’s backbar has glowing colored acrylic boxes attached to a bronze mirror to create a replica of the skyline. Yet the

From top: A rendering of Eventi’s Presidential Suite; and Ink48’s lobby map room and Deluxe King guestroom.

hotel’s location in Hell’s Kitchen is what Bakos says is a bit of a surprise. “What is fascinating about the site is that it is simultaneously in the center of the city and off the beaten path, so there is a sense of discovery and surprise that we wanted to incorporate into the hotel at a number of different levels,” says Bakos.



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Fashion 26 — A Wyndham Hotel It was all about location for the Garment District‘s Fashion 26 - A Wyndham Hotel, which is also situated near the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). “Although we were hired to design all of the interior spaces, we were also hired to give the hotel a personality,” says Glen Coben of Glen & Company. The 280 guestrooms and public spaces don a stylish look based on American garment making, with elements taking cues from fashion as well as fashion studios— furniture legs on the front desk take inspiration from the sewing machine table and guestrooms showcase dark blue pinstriped carpet, circular patterned wallcoverings, and small chairs that double as an ottoman. Coben also wanted art to play an important role so he had artist Devorah Sperber create a spool installation in the lobby and guestroom and room key photography by Stacy Bass shows detailed garment making. And for casual restaurant named Rare, Coben employed branding irons and custom wallcoverings and

Above: Reflective materials create a modern feel in Fashion 26’s lobby.

design into a serious branding exercise,” he says.

Gansevoort Park The Gansevoort Hotel Group is opening its second New York location this summer, Gansevoort Park, at the corner of Park Avenue and 29th Street. “It’s a nod to Park Avenue,” says Andi Pepper of Stephen B Jacobs Group/Andi Pepper Interior Design, who handled the building’s architecture and interiors of the lobby, guestrooms, penthouse suite, and pool area (they also designed the original Meatpacking District project). The dramatic multi-story lobby will feature a black chandeliers, and furniture wrapped in houndstooth. In the spacious 249 guestrooms, they infused a neutral color palette of gray and tan hues with pops of lime green, royal canopy bed, wing chair, and a glass desk with black rounded turned legs. And the hotel’s icon—the rooftop—is a multistory, indoor-outdoor space, consisting of an indoor-outdoor pool and multiple lounges. For the One Group’s Asellina

seating, and a large custom artwork piece made from nail heads and industrial elements in the dining room.



Clockwise from above left: Renderings of Gansevoort Park’s fashion-inspired lobby, the blue room, one of the rooftop’s private lounges that Andi Pepper says is a nod to the Rat Pack, and the main bar on the 18th floor.


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The James New York The James, a property well known in Chicago, will make its way to New York this in collaboration with Perkins Eastman and the James design team, will offer three ceiling glass walls. “The 20-story building anchors three major neighborhoods: Soho, Tribeca, and the West Village,” says ODA’s Eran Chen. “While bold in its sculptural shape and use of material, its graceful composition of spaces illustrates the juncture between the artistry of Soho and the industrial qualities of Canal Street.” For instance, the Sky Lobby, a glass-walled welcome and reception area

that converts into a modern indoor-outdoor meeting space. Rooms include corner rooms with wrap-around views, 10-foot-high lofty ceilings, and a panel covered by a motorized rolldown art print separating the bathroom from the bedroom. And environmentally friendly details abound, like reclaimed wood, concrete, glass, stone, nature-inspired artwork. “The natural textures with the background of broad city views provide a comfortable yet invigorating haven,” Chen says.

Left: A rendering of the James New York’s striking façade.

The Mark The Upper East Side’s Mark hotel has just emerged from a major overhaul, courtesy of French designer Jacques Grange. “I selected materials that are very sophisticated,” says Grange. with elements that also make it comfortable and intimate for The rooms evoke Parisian luxury in the 1930s, and feature artwork by Karl Lagerfeld and furniture from the likes of Ron Arad and Piero Lissoni. In the lobby, a bold black and designers to deliver unique creations like Rod Arad’s whimsical chandelier spiraling over a black and white table. These pieces continue in the bar and restaurant as well. The 160-seat Mark Restaurant, a Jean-Georges Vongerichten eatery, has a visual tone similar to the hotel where elegance takes the lead. A balanced sense of color and texture prevails along with furnishings by Mattia Bonetti and a bronze and glass ceiling by Eric Schmitt. And the avant-garde Mark Bar boasts pieces

Above and left: Bold patterns and colors and custom art pieces make up the Mark’s bar and lobby.

by French painter and sculptor Guy de Rougemont and furniture by Vladimir Kagan.




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From left: The New York Helmsley’s updated lounge and Leona’s restaurant.

New York Helmsley

envelop the guest in a very romantic and sensual manner,” says Shanahan. Elements including an Italian onyx bartop and accent

Hailed as one of New York’s most iconic hotels, the 775-room New

walls in the bar and reception area make a dramatic statement;

York Helmsley recently underwent a facelift, still maintaining its

grand mosaic columns stand in the lobby; and in the lounge area,

tasteful and elegant charm, but with some updated features. “Before,

dark woods, orange-hued seating, and beaded wallcovering give the

the lobby was uninspired and worn,” says Christine Shanahan,

reinvented space an intimate and cozy feel. The hotel’s restaurant

senior project director at Boston-based J/Brice Design International,

also got a makeover. Newly named Leona’s, the space is full of

explaining that the hotel had not had a renovation since the ’80s. The

banquettes with a shimmery fabric, blue and brown hues, and an

lobby, bar (now a lounge), and restaurant (now a bar and restaurant),

elevated private dining area separated by sheer curtains. “What

once separate outlets without a cohesive design concept, are now

we strived to achieve was to reinvent the Helmsley, reinforcing

connected by romantic colors, architectural elements, and custom

the elegance and high style their name is well known for in a more fashion-forward current aesthetic,” she says.

The Nolitan For boutique hotel the Nolitan, set to open later this year in Nolita, Davis are creating a debonair and stylish space, mixed with a bit of the neighborhood’s grittiness. “The extraordinary evolution of Nolita from ethnic stronghold to artistic ghetto to a culinary and entertainment destination is a sign of the subtly powerful cultural shifts of this relevant neighborhood,” says Meyer Davis’ Will Meyer. “The Nolitan embraces this rich resource and offers something in

columns are found in the 55 guestrooms. Concrete continues in the double-height lobby, with modern furnishings, wood and brown leather seating, and an art installation running up one wall. Outdoor spaces were also key, and there will be four in total: a rooftop lounge, private terraces, private decks, and sidewalk dining from restaurateur Jimmy Bradley of Red Cat and Harrison fame. “Spatial volumes are inverted, stretched, and playfully organized to subvert

Above and left: Renderings of the Nolitan’s industrial lobby and a guestroom, where wood and concrete prevail.

expectations and deliver socially dynamic gathering places,” explains Meyer Davis’ Gray Davis.




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Trump Soho After much ado, the 46-story, 391-room Trump Soho opened its doors in April, one of the largest condo-hotels to enter the New York market in quite some time. Rockwell Group created a masculine feel in the public spaces: Hallways are lined with textured gray stone, the library’s furniture is swathed in metallic, snakeskin, and plush fabrics, and walnut wall screens add depth in the columnDavid Rockwell says, who also handled the guestrooms. “The lobby screens are all through the interplay of the black mirror and the angular slots that were cut transplant Quattro Gastronomia Italiana

of emerald green and tan, black granite

Above: Walnut wall panels create depth and movement in the Trump Soho’s lobby. Right: A maroon tufted leather headboard is the guestroom’s focal point.

beveled mirrors, and tiered chandeliers. And still to come this summer: a spa with New hours Bar D’Eau that opens up to 6,000 square feet of outdoor space, boasting a pool, DiGuiseppe Architect.

W New York — Downtown Hotel & Residences 233-condominium W New York – Downtown Hotel & Residences opening in June, Los Angeles-based Graft wanted to create “classic modernism with a twist,” says partner Alejandra Lillo. “The understatement and persuasive simplicity of the classics, combined with a new and fresh look at the ideas of comfort and luxury in its most contemporary and even futuristic sense, it can best be described as ‘Punk Minimalism.’” The overriding theme: the reveal. There are more than 30 different bathrooms, and various spatial with a mixture of natural and organic materials (wood, favorite element is the undulating lamella ceiling that runs throughout the lobby. And rooms are done in “animal textures frozen in time, and semitransparent materials allowing surprising views into areas that are usually kept secret,” she says. Meanwhile, CCS Architecture continues

Above and left: Renderings of the W New York - Downtown Hotel & Residences’ typical guestroom and outdoor bar.

the same traditional-contemporary feel in the bi-level restaurant BLT Bar & Grill. Wood beam chandeliers feature Edison bulbs, bartops and the massive entrance door are done in polished zinc, rectangular slate columns feature playful chalk designs, and antique mirrors are wrapped in modern frames.



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West 57th Street Left: Spa Merge’s pedicure station. Below: A sliding door conceals the marble bathroom in a studio at the West 57th Street by Hilton Club.

by Hilton Club West 57th Street by Hilton Club up shared ownership property standing tall at 28 stories. Set in Midtown, the 161-room property makes a dramatic appearance in the skyline with architecture by HLW International, and inside, yourself by transforming seamlessly into an existence without corners, edges, or boundaries. It is with this spirit that the interiors have been designed,” explains Champalimaud’s managing partner Bruno Viterbo. “It is an urban residence that releases you to new horizons.” The lobby is swathed in wood and tan hues. Studios, oneand two-bedroom and penthouse suites feature a similar natural expansive patios. The highlight is the bathroom. In the studios, the only thing separating the gray and white Calcutta marble room is a sliding door, and larger suites boast a freestanding tub looking out onto the city. “The entire experience is woven together to give guests a destination that allows perspective in full comfort and

in the next-door Spa Merge, done by HLW in all white with purple accents and dark woods for a tranquil feel.

Westin New York For a residential aesthetic, the Westin New York brought in local veteran residential designer Vicente Wolf for the new 126 Atrium Club Rooms, part of the hotel’s $24 million, four-year refreshment. “Nothing is as special as a guest feeling they have

such a special feeling that rarely happens in hotels.” Blue hues abound for “a sense of lightness, calming, and well-being,” he says, while an oversized mirror stands against one wall, a blue-gray upholstered headboard reaches to the ceiling, lamps with white hallways, framed black-and-white photos by Bernice Abbott of New York line a shelf. And for a personal touch, besides custom furniture (like the chair and headboard), photographs taken and selected by Wolf adorn the

Above and left: Residential touches prevail in the Atrium Club Room’s bedroom and bathroom.

rooms. “Having hand-selected pieces in each room takes away the generic says.




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the chair man The structure and gravity of chairs have always captured Eran Chen.

like the Grand Street Hotel in New York and Las Dunas Hotel in the Dominican Republic, and products such as lighting for Swarovski, seating

one grounded,” the architect, interior designer, and product designer

for Sicis, and now, the Sunk Sofa and Chair Collection and Traveler seating line for Moroso.

love of seating has come full circle: Chen was

For all of his designs, Chen looks to Bauhaus

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Piano, and just “people who are seeking beauty in the

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extremes both in material and colors,” he

Moroso to build it, and after the mock-up piece

says. “I marry them in a new coexistence.”

was complete, Patricia Moroso invited Chen;

to Italy and suggested they collaborate. “This design, but I have been doing it since I [can] remember.” But products haven’t always been Chen’s focus. He began his career in New York after attending the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem. “I had a suitcase, a modest portfolio, and big dreams,” he says. He landed a job at Perkins Eastman, became studio

Clockwise from top left: Eran Chen; a chandelier for Swarovski designed for restaurants; two pieces from the Sunk Sofa and Chair Collection, both with simple forms and unique scales; and one of the Traveler chairs made of layers of fabric and its high-fashion inspiration.

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Vibia introduces its new sculptural outdoor lamp, Break, designed by Xuclà & Alemany. The vertical block, available in a variety of slit allowing light to pass through an acrylic diffuser.

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Fine Dining Restaurant

The French Window



The French Window International Finance Centre, Hong Kong Owner The Miramar Group Interior Design Firm AB Concept, Hong Kong Interior Design Project Team Ed Ng and Terence Ngan Photography Chester Ong

Left: A wall with cascading pictures stands in the dining area. Below: A peak through a partial glass partition. Opposite page, from top: The dining area; a candlelit corridor.

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Best Western President Hotel at Times Square

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Clockwise from far left: The Obama Suite, filled with president-inspired pillows and artwork; white furnishings contrast against the colorful striped carpet in the Nixon Suite’s seating area; and the Penthouse Suite’s living room.

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Hotel Indigo

From top: A curvaceous gallery corridor; the lobby, with Phi Bar and Lounge. Opposite page, from top:



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Four Seasons Resort Seychelles

Four Seasons Resort Seychelles Africa Owner Petite Anse Development Ltd Architecture Firm AREA Architects, Bali, in collaboration with Locus Architects, Mahe, Seychelles Architecture Project Team Cheong Yew Kuan, AREA Architects Interior Design Firm HBA, Singapore Interior Design Project Team Connie Puar, Belinda Chia, Agnes Ng, Dulce Dillo, and Joel Jimenez Photography Peter Mealin and Four Seasons



From top: The living and dining room and private pool of a two-bedroom Presidential Suite. Opposite page, from top: Sliding doors and glass partitions give guests uninterrupted views of the sea from the Ocean-View Villa’s bathroom; a spacious villa’s bedroom, with whitewashed timber walls and colorful accent pieces.

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675 Bar

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Above: The entry door covered in graffiti. Left: The cozy game room. Opposite page from top: Books are arranged in gradient colors and every other shelf is done in black and white in the library; a life-size horse lamp named Mr. Rufus stands next to the pool table.

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Luxury/Upscale Public Spaces

Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort

Right: The reception area. Opposite page, from top: Various seating areas dot the lobby; the restaurant’s terrace at dusk.



Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort Abu Dhabi Owner Tourism Development & Investment Company Operator Anantara Architecture Firm Northpoint, Bryanston, South Africa Interior Design Firm HBA, Dubai Interior Design Project Team Sayeli Uysal Ayaydin, Audrey Janzen, Stuart Payne, and Piotr Stachurski Photography Durston Saylor and Anantara

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Oterra Hotel

Oterra Hotel Bangalore, India Owner Velankani Group Architecture Firm Thomas Associates, Bangalore, India Interior Design Firm DiLeonardo International, Warwick, Rhode Island Interior Design Project Team Lia DiLeonardo, Drew LeClair, and Beth-Anne Krynicki Photography Warren Jagger

Below: behind a black and white seating area.



throughout the coffee shop. Right: The lobby’s front desk stands

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TABLE8 Hotel Mulia Senayan, Jakarta Owner PT. Mulia IntanLestari Architecture Firms SBM-Mulia Group and Aspirasi Cipta Talenta, Jakarta Interior Design Firm SBM-Mulia Group, Jakarta Photography Peter Mealin Photography

Left: The main dining area filled with Asian-inspired fabrics, furnishings, and ceiling artwork. Below: Delicate details and floral elements in the garden dining area. Opposite page: The colorful foyer.

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Luxury/Upscale Guestrooms or Suites

Caesars Palace Octavius Tower Villas

Caesars Palace Octavius Tower Villas Las Vegas Owner Harrah’s License Company LLC Architect of Record Bergman Walls and Associates, Las Vegas Architecture Project Team James Horvath and Scott Walls Interior Design Firm Wilson Associates, Los Angeles Interior Design Project Team Michael Medeiros, Kumiko Matsuda, Tricia Tay, and Pranav Sinha Photographer Christopher Mayer Photography

This page, clockwise from top: The Greek Villa master bedroom; a powder room in the French Villa; and the Greek Villa’s master bath. Opposite page: The Spanish Villa’s terrace.



May/June 2010



Hotel or Day Spa

Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort

Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort Abu Dhabi Owner Tourism Development & Investment Company Operator Anantara Architecture Firm Northpoint, Bryanston, South Africa Interior Design Firm HBA, Dubai Interior Design Project Team Sayeli Uysal Ayaydin, Audrey Janzen, Stuart Payne, and Piotr Stachurski Photography Durston Saylor and Anantara

This page, from left: Desert views from the vichy room; a luxurious spa treatment room. Opposite page, from top: A closeup of the hammam area; seating in the spa’s reception.



May/June 2010



Open Category

Themed Detailing for Big Cedar Lodge



Left: A cottage gate at the lodge. Below: A sconce with antlers hangs outside a cabin. Opposite page, clockwise from top: .

Big Cedar Lodge Ridgedale, Missouri Owner John L. Morris Architecture Firm Photography Bass Pro Photography

May/June 2010



Student Project

Hotel la Orquidea at Seventh Street

From top: The fine dining restaurant at the hotel; the lobby’s grand staircase. Opposite page, from top: The rooftop patio lounge; the Presidential Suite’s master bedroom.



Hotel la Orquidea at Seventh Street Laura Bolton UCLA Extension Architecture and Interior Design Program

May/June 2010



Casual/Quickservice Restaurant

DBGB Kitchen & Bar



DBGB Kitchen & Bar New York Owner The Dinex Group Interior Design Firm Design Bureaux, Inc., New York Interior Design Project Team Thomas Schlesser and Claire Schlesser Photography Bill Milne

Below: The dining room where guests get a glimpse of the kitchen. Left: The cafĂŠ and bar area.

May/June 2010



Nightclub, Bar, or Lounge




Vanity Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas Owner Jason Giambi and Cory McCormack in partnership with Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas Architecture Firm Klai Juba Architects, Las Vegas Architecture Project Team John Wald, Jon DeVries, David Sogge, and Craig Clarke Interior Design Firm Mr. Important Design, Oakland, California Construction Documents KMA Designs, Inc Interior Design Project Team Charles Doell, Gui Bez, and Miriam Marchevsky Photography Jeff Dow

Above: The bar and lounge area. Left: Oversized graphics of a woman’s eye and mouth decorate the women’s lounge. Opposite page, from top: Images of women surround the dance floor; the opulent VIP lounge.

May/June 2010



Open Category

Atlantis Kids Adventures



Atlantis Kids Adventures Paradise Island, Bahamas Owners Atlantis Resort and Casino and Kerzner International Interior Design Firm Launch by Design Inc., Toronto Interior Design project Team Ann Bada-Crema Photography Tim Aylen Photography

This and opposite page, clockwise from left: Kids experiment with cooking in the culinary room; the action-packed game room; shapely seats line a circular desk in the computer room; and the playhouse.

May/June 2010



Mid-range/Economy Hotel

Chrome Hotel

Chrome Hotel Kolkatta Owner Chocolate Hotels Pvt. Ltd. Architecture Firm/Interior Design Firm/Landscape/Graphics Sanjay Puri Architects Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai Architecture Project Team Sanjay Puri and Nimish Shah Photography Vinesh Gandhi

This page, clockwise from top left: The hotel’s façade lit up at night; the lobby’s reception area surrounded by brick-like, LED-backlit glass; and the futuristic top floor lounge. Opposite page, from top: Graphics hang over a bed in a typical guestroom; panels with cutouts create an intimate dining area.



May/June 2010



Luxury/Upscale Hotel




Elysian Chicago Owner First Elysian Hotel Company, LLC Architecture Firm Lucien Lagrange Architects, Chicago Architecture Project Team Lucien Lagrange, Wayne Miller, and David Hoffman Interior Design Firm Simeone Deary Design Group, Chicago Interior Design Project Team Lisa Simeone, Gina Deary, Lindsay Fong, Ami Kahalekulu, Caren Crangle, Diana Keen, and Catherine Leschuck Photography Patricia Parinejad and Maria Ponce

Above: The classic bistro, Balsan. Left: The spa welcoming area. Opposite page: The dramatic lobby.

May/June 2010



Green/Sustainable Project

Eos Manor Club



Left: The property’s façade after a complete renovation. Below, from left: The high ceilinged atrium lobby; wood, stone, and a calming color palette encompass Opposite page: An outdoor seating area.

Eos Manor Club Liuzhou, Guangxi, China Owner Guangxi Liuzhou Electric Power Real Estate Development Co., Ltd Architecture Firm Shenzhen Urban Space architecture & designing Consultants Co. Ltd., Shenzhen, Guangdong, China Interior Design Firm Shenzhen Rongor Design & Consultant Co. Ltd., Shenzhen Guangdong, China Photography Bing Zang

May/June 2010




Four Seasons Resort Seychelles



Four Seasons Resort Seychelles Africa Owner Petite Anse Development Ltd Architecture Firm AREA Architects, Bali, in collaboration with Locus Architects, Mahe, Seychelles Architecture Project Team Cheong Yew Kuan, AREA Architects Interior Design Firm HBA, Singapore Interior Design Project Team Connie Puar, Belinda Chia, Agnes Ng, Dulce Dillo, and Joel Jimenez Photography Peter Mealin and Four Seasons

Below, from top: The two-bedroom Presidential Suite; the open lobby lounge. Opposite page: The spa relaxation area.

May/June 2010


Fine Dining Restaurant


Maialino New York Owner Union Square Hospitality Group Interior Design Firm Rockwell Group, New York Interior Design Project Team David Rockwell, Shawn Sullivan, Claudia Colantonio Woods, and Alexandra Denise Castro-Barreto Photography Ellen Silverman

Above: Glass cases filled with sweets decorate the pastry station. Left: Wine acts as the backdrop in the dining room.



Mid-range/Economy Hotel

Postcard Inn on the Beach

Postcard Inn on the Beach St. Pete Beach, Florida Owner B.R. Guest Restaurants Interior Design Firm SLDesign, Philadelphia Interior Design Project Team Photography Eric Laignel

Left: Small lanterns hang from a tree over an outdoor seating area and firepit. Below: Colorful book covers, seating, and pillows brighten up the coastal property’s lobby.

May/June 2010


Fine Dining Restaurant

Departure Restaurant and Lounge

Departure Restaurant and Lounge Portland, Oregon Owner Sage Hospitality Architecture and Interior Design Firm Skylab Architecture, Portland, Oregon Architecture Project Team Jeff Kovel, Dannon Canterbury, and Kent Heli Interior Design Project Team Jeff Kovel, Kim Kovel, and Cecily Ryan Photography Boone Speed and Jeremy Bitterman

Right: An octagonal purple walkway leads guests into the rooftop restaurant and lounge. Below: The nautical-inspired dining room and bar area.




Alila Villas Uluwatu

Alila Villas Uluwatu Bali Owner PT Bukit Uluwatu Alila Architecture and Interior Design Firm WOHA, Singapore Architecture Project Team Richard Hassell, Wong Mun Summ, Chan Ee Mun, Ranjit Wagh, and Mappaudang Ridwan Saleh Interior Design Project Team Richard Hassell, Wong Mun Summ, and Mappaudang Ridwan Saleh Photography

Clockwise from left: Villas surround the lobby lounge pool; a villa’s private pool and cabana; and the clifftop Sunset Cabana offers unparalleled ocean views.

May/June 2010


Fine Dining Restaurant


Delphine Los Angeles Owner Innovative Dining Group Architecture Firm Lee + Sakahara Architects, Irvine, California Interior Design Firm MARK ZEFF, New York Interior Design Project Team Mark Zeff, Rachel Starunko, and Sarah Luhtala Photography Eric Laignel

Clockwise from top left: Black and white artwork lines the bar seating area; the dining room, with wicker furnishings and a barrel wood ceiling; and bookshelves stand behind circular banquettes.



Student Project

The Nav Hotel

The Nav Hotel Iowa Students Steve Sanda, Hilary Navratil, and Stephanie Smothers School Iowa State University College of Design, Department of Architecture

Above: A rendering of the lounge-like Jazz Club. Right: The White Lotus Spa.

May/June 2010


Luxury/Upscale Public Spaces

St. Regis Atlanta

St. Regis Atlanta Owner SR Hotel Development Co. Architecture Firm Rabun Rasche Rector & Reece (RRRR) Architects, Atlanta Architecture Project Team Bob Rasche, Joe Rabun, Becky Ferrara, Kent Keirsey, Durand Seay, and Ryo Terasaki Interior Design Firm HBA, Atlanta Interior Design Project Team Howard Pharr, Bill Smith, Emilie Claeys, Randy Barras, and Amanda Shafer Photography Durstan Saylor and Bruce Buck

Clockwise from far left: The bar patio area; Paces 88 American Bistro’s private dining room; and the grand lobby.



Casual/Quickservice Restaurant


Abattoir Atlanta Owner Anne Quatrano and Clifford Harrison Architecture Firm Mark Blair with Square Feet Studio, Atlanta Architecture Project Team Mark Blair Interior Design Firm Dominick Coyne, Atlanta Interior Design Project Team Dominick Coyne with Anne Quatrano Photography Sarah Dorio

Left: Bright chairs line the bar. Below: The industrial main dining room.

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If I wasn’t a designer, I would be A chef. I’ve always experimented with the celebration of food and eating environments. Book on my nightstand Stephen Sondheim: A Life

Person who makes me laugh J’nyah, my two-year-old granddaughter

Stanford Hughes BraytonHughes Design Studios, San Francisco Wish I had designed The St. Louis Arch

Projects on the boards Presidio Lodge, San Francisco; Ritz-Carlton Marassi, El Alamein, Egypt; and the Zhejiang Housing Complex, Cixi, China

City to watch Havana



Big break Being hired by Robert Venturi and working with him on the Knoll showroom in New York My motto If it looks good, it is good!

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One item I can’t live without “Boston” Electric Pencil Sharpener Hero Eliel Saarinen. What he created at Cranbrook provided the foundations of American design.

Guilty Pleasure 1994 Duckhorn Cabernet Sauvignon

Recently completed projects Cavallo Point Lodge, Sausalito, California; Ritz-Carlton Highlands, Lake Tahoe, California; Hyatt Regency, Calgary, Canada; and the Kaufmann-Clement Guesthouse, Woodside, California

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