Big Dreams and a Small Space – How to Make it Work!

Whether you are in an office or a retail space, do not let a cramped workspace get you down!  There are ways to make the space seem larger.  (Bonus – these work just as well for a small home!) Here are just 5 of our tips: 1. Let the Light InAs we have talked about...

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Who Are Your Hotel Guests and Why Does It Matter?

One challenge of hotels that we have touched on before is the diversity of guests.  You are welcoming guests of various ages and backgrounds.  Your hotel guests are coming to stay with you for a variety of reasons, from business travel to a relaxing vacation. It...

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Clean Design: Building Confidence in Post-COVID Travel

Clean is the new king in hotels.  In the wake of COVID-19, hotels are competing on cleanliness.  Hilton made news when it released its new stringent cleaning guidelines to protect its guests.  As the industry slowly recovers, guests are paying attention We have...

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3 Questions to Ask Your Hotel Interior Designer

Finding the right hotel interior designer can feel daunting.  There are many options and, given your investment in your hotel, you want to make sure that it looks right. How do you find the team that will bring your vision to life? When you meet someone, how do you...

hotel interior design

3 Questions to Ask Before your Next Hotel Project

“If you fail to plan, you plan to fail”. No where do we see that simple truth more clearly than in a hotel renovation.  Without a clear plan, your hotel project will flounder, lack focus and you will see added expenses and delays.  A hotel is an investment and a...

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Preparing for the “New Normal” in Commercial Design

Many people would agree that the COVID19 pandemic has changed things permanently, or at least for the foreseeable future.  The way that we interact, socialize and work has been transformed, and by all appearances, it seems that we will never go back to the way...

commercial design

What is the “Guest First Design Strategy”?

We know that designing a great hotel isn’t easy and we know that hotel management has its work cut out for it.  There are a lot of moving pieces and competing priorities. When it comes to hotel design, our “Guest First Design Strategy” has been proven to increase...

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Designing Hotels in an Airbnb World

Airbnb has been around since 2008 and has changed the hospitality industry as we know it.  Some studies even suggest that many travelers who use Airbnb do not go back to staying at hotels!  Clearly, there is something there that hoteliers can imitate and adjust...

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Spring into a New Design

Although we may be having rough times, I have to say it’s nice to see spring coming our way. Hearing the birds in the trees, enjoying the sunshine and seeing things come back to life after a long winter is exactly what we all need right now. Watching nature undergo...

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Meeting the Challenges of Hotel Design (Part 2)

We wrote last month about how the right hotel design can improve your staff’s outlook and create a memorable guest experience, and of course, those are incredibly important.  However, we know that times are tough right now for the hospitality industry.  Hotels are...

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