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From the Editor 16
From the Show
Director 18
People 24
Back Space 160
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projects
Sketchbook 37
Interview 51, 59, 66
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Profile 75
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Wallcoverings 89
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2011 HD Awards 107
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There’s something about awards juries that fascinate me. Every year as our judges
for the HD Awards convene, I watch with enormous interest as the group of five
become one. Most of them don’t know each other, and if they do it’s most often
casually. Over the day, however, a kinship develops, born from the intensity of
the task at hand. Each group takes the assignment incredibly seriously and if the
consensus they achieve isn’t to each member’s satisfaction, they have developed a
respect for one other that overcomes whatever dismay they might have over the
final decision. (I’m also intrigued that many times projects that have been lavishly
awarded elsewhere don’t find similar favor
with our judges, while others ignored
elsewhere are lauded here). Juries are
unpredictable and often inscrutable, and
that’s why I’m fascinated.
So many thanks to our singular crew:
Michelle Agnese, Riscala Agnese Design
Group; Wid Chapman, Wid Chapman
Architects; Lisa Simeone, Simeone Deary
Design Group; Philip Koether, Philip
Koether Architects; and Chris Sheffield,
SLDesign.
As for the awards competition itself,
project manager Jana Schiowitz has reason
for optimism: “This year, we received over 50
more entries than last. It’s great to see that
funding is being put towards the completion
of projects both big and small, both here in the U.S. and abroad. The entries came
from around the globe and truly showcase the themes of design today: simplicity,
cultural awareness, and versatility. These pages will bring you on a journey starting
from upbeat cities like Miami and New York to faraway places like Florence and
Puerto Rico. We hope you enjoy looking at these very deserving projects.”
On another note, we learned recently that designer Cheryl Rowley is closing
shop and heading north to be full-time with her family. Cheryl has always been a
class act as well as a wonderful designer, and I’m sad that we won’t be seeing any
more of her terrific work…at least for awhile. As she says in her candid interview on
page 66, she’ll always be a designer, so we’ll hope for the best. Until then, we’ll miss
her artistic sensibility in the magazine and her effervescent demeanor at HD events.
Have a wonderful life, Cheryl…but please don’t be a stranger.
Michael Adams
Editor in Chief
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Well it’s show time, so you know what that means: Things are pulling together
like a well-orchestrated production on Broadway, and there aren’t enough hours
in the day. As I write this, HD Expo is three weeks away and I am once again
marveling at how strong my team is in putting every aspect of the expo together
without missing a beat. By the time you read this letter it will all be over, but I
would love to hear the comments from those of you who joined us in Las Vegas
about what you experienced, what you liked, and what inspired you most.
Last month, I talked a bit about sustainability and what we can all do to live
and work as “green” as possible. This month
I want to introduce you to someone I find
inspiring.
Steven Spann spent 10 years in the
financial world before he decided to do what
he loves most—create art. Trash=Art is the
name of the series of paintings and artwork
he has produced using recycled materials such
as burlap, fabric, cardboard, broken chairs,
and Styrofoam. You can see some of his work
on his website stevenspann.com, but if you
had come to HD Expo, you could have seen
him “live” creating art from the detritus that
was accumulated throughout the show. His
appearance was sponsored by Integra, and
proceeds from the sale of his art benefitted the
Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast cancer
foundation.
Looking forward, I am eager to tell you about some of the new things we are
bringing to HD Boutique in Miami this year. Most notably we’ll be celebrating
the 10
th
anniversary of HD’s Wave of the Future. Not only will we be honoring
our industry’s most promising rising stars, but we will also honor many Wave of
the Future alumni. Save the date: September 13 and 14. But for now, it is on with
Vegas!
Until next month.
Best,
Liz Sommerville
Group Show Director
Elizabeth.Sommerville@nielsen.com
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The up-and-coming neighborhood of
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restaurants in the last year. Now it is about
to get its first full-service, luxury boutique
hotel: the Hotel Williamsburg & Residences.
“I fell in love with the neighborhood—it’s
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amenities,” explains Ben Graves of Graves
World Hospitality, the developer of the hotel.
For the design, Graves turned to New
York-based Studio Gaia for the public spaces
(including a pool terrace, cocktail lounge,
and rooftop bar) and the 64 guestrooms
(PleskowRael Architecture handled the
sunken restaurant). “It’s bold and strong
with geometrical lines and shapes,” explains
Heaohn Lee, Studio Gaia’s senior designer.
The hotel’s orange travertine stones at the
entrance lead guests inside, where the lobby
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palette paired with materials like glass tiles,
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of Williamsburg”; and the center of the lobby is defined by an underfoot
trickling river of water punctuated by a fireplace, which is all reflected in
the mirror-finished ceiling. Upstairs, guestrooms bring the nearby park
indoors, thanks to a wall photograph of trees, organic leaf-shaped orange
chairs, and bamboo floors. “The area needed a modern destination for
tourists to stay in and the locals to hang out,” Lee says.
“We didn’t want it to be too slick. It really has a neighborhood feel
with elements of nostalgia,” Graves adds, pointing to guestroom keys
being housed in boxes behind the check-in desk, and guestrooms featuring
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Designer Kim Deetjen of Burlington, Vermont-based TruexCullins
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suites. Her newest is the remodel of 22 cottages and suites at the
Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa in downtown Sausalito, California.
“Since 1885 this historic hotel, including a Victorian mansion and
the cottages, has been a symbol in the area that has a strong
nautical and artisan community inuence,” she explains. “We
wanted to incorporate the property’s history and location, as well
as embrace green design concepts.” Since the spaces were
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every inch was carefully programmed, outtting them with wood
oors, clean lines, and a color palette that complemented and
framed the breathtaking views of the San Francisco Bay. “One
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YOTEL, the innovative UK brand that made a name
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ights), YOTEL New York at Times Square West,
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technology of its London and Amsterdam airport
properties into an innovative, urban hotel. “Designing
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you enter a space immediately creates a unique,
modern experience for the guest,” says David
Rockwell. “By focusing our design for the brand’s
rst U.S. agship on the concept of convertibility of
space, we were able to bring a dynamic experience
to travelers and New Yorkers alike.”
“A key design challenge has been to develop
a personality that strikes the right balance between
efciency and warmth,” says Softroom director Oliver
Salway, “It’s more like product design on a giant
scale. Every detail contributes towards the comfort
and convenience of the guest, while at the same time
being elegant and emotionally appealing.”
Highlights in the 669 guest cabins include a bed
that transforms into a space-saving lounging position
at the touch of a button, a Techno Wall that houses
a atscreen TV and storage components, and a
sleek, modern bathroom wrapped in glass; 19 rst
cabin suites, some with private outdoor terraces and
jacuzzis; three VIP two-cabin suites equipped with
rotating beds to maximize the unparalleled
views of the Manhattan skyline, three-
sided cube-like replaces, a billiard table,
and wraparound terraces.
The property will also be home to
FOUR, a partnership between YOTEL and
chef Richard Sandoval that boasts close
to 18,000 square feet of transformable
public space, including Dohyo, a 110-seat
restaurant created in the size and scope
of a traditional Japanese Sumo wrestling
ring, with a hydraulic-controlled oor that
can be raised and lowered, a lounge and bar with
DJ booth, gym, studio space for events and cinema
screenings, and a 4,000-square-foot outdoor terrace,
the largest of any hotel in New York City.
And even jaded New Yorkers passing by can’t
help but be intrigued by YOBOT—a theatrically lit
robotic baggage drop-off machine whose inner
workings are exposed to create a mechanical
performance for the guests as it loads and stores
their belongings.
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Hilton Hotels & Resorts is re-thinking its lobby experience, part of a three-
phase $40 million renovation of the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner in Virginia.
“When I joined Hilton, one of our rst mandates was to become a design-
driven organization, so we set about working with the brands to create a
refresh plan of attack,” explains Larry Traxler, Hilton’s senior vice president,
global design services. “We are feeding the lobby with adjacent energy
centers, making it iconic and memorable, and making it a space that you
would circulate to instead of through.” For this, the Hilton team worked with
Atlanta-based TVS on the McLean property, and Toronto- and New York-
based Yabu Pushelberg on a design narrative/DNA document, a manual that
enables other hotels and owners to incorporate the principals as guidelines.
First, a lot of effort went into opening up the building façade. “Lobby
design doesn’t start when you walk into the lobby, it starts at the street,”
Traxler says. The imposing reception desk is no longer. Instead there’s a
residentially inspired piece of furniture sized
appropriately for one of two people backed
by a signicant piece of art. Meanwhile, an
18-hour bar acts as the anchor, greeting
guests as they walk into the hotel, which
features a sculptural light element that
transforms throughout the day. (There’s a
“magic” glass cube that hides grab-and-go
breakfast and lunch items to get ready for
cocktail hour.) “We wanted to activate the
lobby space throughout the course of the
day by transforming architectural elements,”
Traxler says.
Besides various seating areas suitable
for ad hoc meetings or those traveling alone, there is a technology lounge
outtted with work stations and a communal table. And as the name implies,
Hearth, a new spin on a three-meal restaurant, features replaces and re
elements throughout, many at the front of the space to “draw guests in, like a
moth to a ame,” Traxler says.
Next up: a re-concept of the Hilton guestrooms.
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With luxury today being more about personalization
and experience, chartered yachting vacations are on the
rise. “Yachting is exclusive in a way which even the best
hotels and villas can’t match—tailor made holidays with
a dedicated crew available 24 hours a day and a world of
destinations, many of which can be enjoyed only from a
yacht,” explains Charlie Birkett, co-founder and CEO of YCO, which specializes in such
vacations. “It sounds surprisingly simple, but time is a precious commodity and our
clients recognize the value in anything which improves the quality of that time.”
The most sought-after boats: sailing yachts. Take Elena, restored to look like the
original boat of the same name, one of the best performing racing yachts in the early
1900s. And Birkett says they’ve seen an increased interest in destinations that are off
the beaten track. “New luxury is about exclusivity, but also about being unique and
smart,” he says.
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Famed Chicago architect Louis Sullivan surely would be
proud that the last signicant building he designed before his
death in 1914 has become the rst luxury hotel in the city’s
Loop since the Palmer House was constructed in 1873. JW
Marriott Chicago opened its doors in November in Sullivan’s
historic Continental & Commercial National Bank Building.
The $396 million redevelopment overhauled the building’s
rst 12 oors and added 610 guestrooms, a restaurant, spa,
and pool, while retaining and restoring the building’s classical
marble, ballrooms, and original domed ceiling. DiLeonardo
International was hired to design the interior, updating it yet
maintaining Sullivan’s architectural
motifs; the landmark has been listed
on the National Register of Historic
Places since 2007. “It was refreshing
to work on an elegant, classic design
after working on so many fresh,
contemporary designs around the
globe,” says DiLeonardo’s Robert
Macaruso. “The classical order of
the interior architecture dened the
spaces and provided a backdrop for an
elegant, and still current palette.”
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To revamp its Monaco brand across its Chicago,
Denver, and Salt Lake City properties, Kimpton
brought in Intra-Spec. “We wanted to incorporate
the local allure of the city into the design,” says
Susan Caruso, president of the Marina Del Rey,
California-based design rm. “For Salt Lake City
we feature modernized classic patterns and a
boudoir pillow with a salt shaker sprinkling snow
on a mountain range for a bit of fun. For Denver,
big bronco cowboy country, we have a bronco on
the boudoir pillow and a pony throw on the bed,
as well as horse-themed modern artwork, and
lots of bold, adventurous color. Chicago is more
architecturally inspired, with a white faux leather
chaise and an intricate headboard that envelops an
oval mirror. The window seats are a great addition;
you can actually lounge in the window seat and
enjoy the amazing city views.”
Throughout the properties, rich mahogany
and silverleaf-accented casegoods with black
glass tops feature surprising pops of color inside;
chic accent wallcoverings set off each of the three
custom headboards; and Caruso used lots of sexy
cut velvets, damasks, and geometric detailing.
Caruso says working with historical buildings
(all three properties date from the early 1900s)
was a double-edged sword: each had a story of
its own, but making the rooms all function with
so many different layouts was a big challenge.
“Although the designs are quite different, they all
share a luxurious modern sensibility with lots of
international touches,” she says.
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For Mamoz, a new 5,000-square-foot bar spanning the top two
floors of the Cubus building in Hong Kong, design firm Gettys was
inspired by one of Italy’s greatest wines: Barolo. “That lush, velvety
sensation that you get when you take your first sip of wine; we
wanted to translate that taste sensation into the interiors,” says
Ariane Steinbeck, managing director of the Gettys Hong Kong
office. “And hopefully project the feeling that one glass may not be
enough.”
One of the highlights is the 26-foot-long handcrafted bar made
from Indonesian timber. “The uneven but smooth edge recalls the
texture of the vine itself, and its length, the long rows of vines in
the vineyards,” says Steinbeck.
With a mix of textures and materials, including bronze and
leather furnishings with soft upholstery and walls swathed in
damask-patterned leather, a double-height decorative screen
uniting the two floors, floor-to-ceiling windows boasting views
toward the city and Victoria Harbour, and self-proclaimed naughty
unisex bathrooms, Gettys created a space that Steinbeck describes
as more Catherine Deneuve than Lindsey Lohan. “We wanted
the environs to be sophisticated and timeless—not desperately
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In his almost 50-year career, Sol Kerzner, chairman and CEO of
Kerzner International Holdings Limited, has opened more than 50
resorts across several global markets, founded both of South Africa’s
largest hotel groups, and was recognized by Queen Elizabeth II for
outstanding contributions made to business and communities in
the Bahamas, achieving Royal Knighthood this past December. Not
to mention that the hotel and gaming entrepreneur was recently
honored several times over: receiving the ILTM UltraTravel Lifetime
Achievement Award for his dedication to travel in Cannes; the
Variety Club Children’s Charity’s Lifetime Achievement Award for
raising money for sick, disabled, and disadvantaged children; Cornell
University’s School of Hotel Administration’s Hospitality Innovator of
the Year Award; and the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association
International Albert E. Koehl Lifetime Achievement Award. There’s
no stopping the 75-year-old—he frequents the Kerzner properties,
spends time between his four homes, and continues to reinvent
the resort industry one brand at a time. Here, Kerzner sheds light
on believing in the power of social media, what makes the perfect
destination, and determination as a lesson learned.
HD: You were recently
honored with several lifetime
achievement awards. Did
you ever think you would
come this far?
SK: When I started working
in hospitality in 1962, I wanted to do one thing: blow away the
customer. Forty years and over 50 resorts later, this philosophy
remains the core value of Kerzner International. To create something
so spectacular, so unbelievable it feels like a living fantasy. When
people go on vacation, they want to escape their everyday lives and
it is my job as a hotelier to imagine and create a world where they
can do just that.
HD: What kind of sacrifices have you made along the way?
SK: Time on the road and away from my family. I’m 75 now and
still working as hard as I did when I was 30. The tough economic
conditions over the past few years have required my team to work
harder than ever before. I have never known tough trading conditions
like we have lived through recently and this adds a lot of stress. I love
what I do and always have. I tend not to think of things that I need
to do for work as sacrifices.
HD: What is the key to staying innovative
and successful?
SK: I have always believed that to
be successful in the hotel world you
must be able to adapt and reinvent
yourself. Always take into account the
fundamentals like natural assets and the
destination. Entertainment has always
been a key component of the Kerzner
resort product. Sometimes we do this on
a smaller scale, like having a great band
in a restaurant, and other times, we do
it on a much larger scale like the many
events we stage at our resorts, such as
the Atlantis LIVE concert series with
musical artists such as Justin Bieber, Katy
Perry, and Taylor Swift; Battle 4 Atlantis,
an eight-team pre-season men’s college
basketball tournament; the Miss Universe
pageant; etc. In both Atlantis properties,
the Bahamas and Dubai, we have built
facilities for conferences that also serve as
venues for entertainment events.
This is especially true when talking
about social media. I must admit, even
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I was a skeptic at first. How
could something like Facebook or
Twitter change the landscape of
the travel industry? It just didn’t
seem possible. And yet, here I
am today, believing in the power
of social media. Atlantis and
One&Only are able to be part of
the online conversation and in
turn, gain some valuable insight
on our own product. We quickly
determined that to be successful
in this new world, a resort must
remain authentic and relevant. By
doing this, our fans become the
brand ambassadors. Today our
posts range from seasonal deals
to updates on the marine life at
Dolphin Cay. Word-of-mouth is an
incredibly powerful force and we
are finding that the younger and
more tech-savvy audience relies
on these crowd-sourced reviews like Twitter and Facebook to make
their travel plans.
HD: Your career spans more than 45 years. What is the most
important lesson learned?
SK: My determination and persistence to never give up and to get
things done is the best way I can describe what I have learned. Some
people call it courage. I don’t really know what to call it. In this
competitive world, some people get the lucky breaks and take risks
that pay off and others don’t always get it right or have good luck. It’s
the way the world works fortunately or unfortunately—depends on
where you are and what you want.
HD: What does the idea of a perfect destination mean to you?
SK: With Atlantis, Paradise Island, in the Bahamas I had an
ideal climate, increasing airlift into the destination and the
local government’s support of tourism. You should research the
competition and see how they are doing in the market. Make sure
there is the potential to create something unique that the customer
will respond to. For instance, with Atlantis, the Palm in Dubai, there
was nothing else that existed like that hotel in the current market-
place. Be sure you can deliver great service. Always factor in the
people and resources that will be required to train. And finally, take
a hard look at the local business culture.
HD: How do you go about choosing locations for your properties?
SK: I always try to stay current with world trends and ideas. I like
to know what’s going on. In briefing my teams, I try to give them big
ideas or the ‘essence’ of the concept we are trying to create. I find
that if you have chemistry with a group of talented people then the
creative process usually flows well from there. Finally, you have to
watch the competition very carefully. Not only in
your specific sector, but also in related businesses
like food and beverage, entertainment, music, and
fashion.
HD: The One&Only brand is known for its
one-of-a-kind, luxurious accommodations and
personalized services. Why are these elements
so important when providing a unique guest
experience?
SK: The One&Only formula for success can be
simplified into five basic concepts: added value, personal details,
engaging programming, authenticity, and service. In order to remain
top-of-mind, we have implemented a more comprehensive returning
guest communication strategy that highlights these values. Our
team has aggressively sought out like-minded partners to increase
brand awareness and create innovative offerings for our guests. For
example, we entered into a partnership with Physique 57, a workout
system in New York City and Los Angeles, to create exclusive retreats
at One&Only Ocean Club and One&Only Palmilla.
HD: During the last few years, your brands have expanded even
more so across the globe. Why did you choose new markets like
Dubai?
SK: I read a lot of periodicals and follow current affairs to learn
about what is new in the world. For instance, when we were looking
to expand in Dubai, we took into account that the Dubai Tourism
Authority actively and effectively promotes the destination, not to
mention Dubai has one of the best airlines in the world. We continue
to watch and search for new emerging markets to destinations that
provide attractive offers and incentives.
HD: How is One&Only the Palm different from its sister properties?
SK: We believe the government’s continuous commitment to
developing tourism in the region combined with all the destination
has to offer and its easy international access makes it the perfect
place for us to expand the One&Only portfolio. One&Only the Palm,
which opened in November, is comprised of just 90 keys and four
private beachfront villas. It is Dubai’s first true beach resort and acts
as a private residential-style escape for guests to enjoy spectacular
views of the city skyline in a chic and very boutique setting.
Left and above: One&Only the Palm, Dubai’s black-and-white
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Patrick Jouin is a man of many talents. Since starting his Parisian
firm in 1998, he has mastered the art of elegantly marrying form and
function, creating products for the likes of Alessi, Ligne Roset, and
Bernhardt, and spaces for industry greats such as Alain Ducasse. And
that’s just the beginning: he had a hand in Paris’ bicycle system and
designed the city’s public toilets. Most recently, 10 years of his product
work was on display in New York (his first exhibition stateside) at the
Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) which showcased the likes of his
much-copied cascading glass bubble chandelier for Leucos; a spatula
that has a notch so it can rest on a jar instead of on the counter; and
chairs made with a new technology called stereolithography, where a
laser beam makes the object, turning liquid
resin solid. “My practice is going from
craftsman to high-tech, from hospitality
to big industry like cars,” he says. We
caught up with the prolific designer in New
York, where he talked design as theater,
communication as a key to success, and his
dislike of things that are fake.
HD: What did you want to showcase with
your MAD exhibit, Design & Gesture?
PJ: I showed my work a few months ago in
Paris, and it was more about the process of
design—the relation of the fabricator, the
client, but there was a lack of something.
This [exhibition is] to understand why it
was designed this way. It’s the gesture, the
beauty. It’s not only form and function,
which is already not easy to achieve, but
it’s also to design a gesture and the beauty
of a gesture. Design is not a shape; if it is
only a shape it doesn’t work. If it is only a
function, it’s the same. We are trying to go
beyond that. Every time I try to find a trick
with the object. It is not super obvious; it
has to be elegant. It’s always an organic
way to mix gesture, usage, technology,
brand in one thing.
HD: You are in town for another
exhibition called Set in Style for Van Cleef & Arpels at the Cooper-
Hewitt Museum, which you designed.
PJ: The Cooper-Hewitt is at the Carnegie mansion, this beautiful
house. The mansion is beautifully crafted, more than 100 years ago,
and Van Cleef was created at the same time. I really tried to make
them speak together, so when you enter, architecture reveals the
jewelry and jewelry reveals the architecture. It is natural. The idea
is to do something that is a beautiful
souvenir, but at the same time, create an
emotion. It is not easy to understand this
kind of beauty; it needs a lot of sensitivity
and you have to be weak and open to be
sensitive. I always try to make an emotion,
so you open your heart, your mind, your spirit. The same goes for
a restaurant. Maybe you have lost something, you are unhappy
with your day of work, and today is a bad day, you are in bad mood.
You open the door and I have to change your mood. The exhibition
is like this.
HD: How did you get involved with the
exhibition?
PJ: I have been working with Van Cleef
for years. I designed the original store
in Paris. [The company] is very close to
my spirit: I like this idea of enchantment,
fantasy, and femininity. Van Cleef is a good
fit for me.
HD: Hospitality-wise, what are you working on?
PJ: We are working on the Mandarin Oriental in Paris, two
restaurants and a bar for chef Thierry Marx, his first restaurant in
Paris. With a chef like this, who is very creative and cutting edge,
that is what we have done with the design. It has to be a beautiful
moment, but I don’t want guests to be uncomfortable. And I want to
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what Thierry Marx is doing.
HD: The restaurant industry, especially fine dining,
is evolving. What’s your take on the restaurant
industry today? Are chefs asking for anything
different?
PJ: Here [in New York] it is really incredible—
restaurant design has become theater. You make
a project and two years after it is gone. I had a
restaurant with Ducasse called Mix. It was a beautiful
project, but it wasn’t the right street, so it is gone. It was
on 58th Street—it should have been in the Meatpacking
District.
What has changed is that now chefs are more conscious—for the
chef, it is very important to work with a designer, with an architect,
with a lighting designer. It has become a whole experience. Now
everything is designed, which is making everything better, and at the
same time, it is harder for a designer. The consumer knows much
better, and is much more of a critic. When you are a professional,
you try to make things perfect, but at the same time, the touch of a
chef, a chef’s personality, can disappear. You can have the right mood,
the right fabric, the right thing, but it is not the chef anymore, and
that’s not good. There is a devil in every project, you just have to find
it. I spend a lot of time with the chef, not ‘I like blue, no I like green,’
but to really understand what he is trying to create—the kind of food,
what a waiter is for a chef, what a knife is for a chef. It is a team
project. Context is important. I was lucky to work with Ducasse. He
is an incredible professional. He has traveled all over the world and
has absorbed so much information. A great teacher.
HD: Is there a restaurant fad that you would like to do away with?
PJ: I don’t really like the restaurants that look old that are brand
new. They are well done, but they are fake. When you arrive in a
little restaurant in the middle of Paris or New York that has not
changed in the last 100 years, you say, ‘this is so great.’ It’s like when
you see someone with an old car, you think they’re nice, even if they
aren’t. It’s the same for a restaurant.
HD: Are you working on any cool non-restaurant hospitality
projects?
PJ: We are doing an incredible project for Swatch in Shanghai, the
Swatch Art Peace Hotel. One level is for Swatch shops—Swatch,
Omega, Breguet, Blancpain. After that you have levels where there
will be artist studios—artists are coming from all over the world,
and Swatch is giving them a lodge where they can create for three
weeks or six months. One level has three incredible hotel suites. And
another has a restaurant and terrace.
HD: What is the design concept?
PJ: If you were coming there, you don’t even
want to take off your coat, you just want to
start to work. We made a place that is raw and
at the same time, well-designed, but if your paint
gets on the floor, it’s okay. So it’s like a New York
loft feeling, but with Shanghai energy. There are a lot
of books, a lot of places for artists to meet together, the idea
of cooking is very important. Inside the studio they have a place to
shower, a bedroom, but they can also open everything up and be
linked with other artists.
HD: What are some of your recently completed projects that you
are most proud of?
PJ: The free toilet system of Paris—400 toilets. [We wanted] to make
a little pavilion in the street. The women were afraid to use them, so
we tried to make something where you feel secure. We are working
for Ubisoft, making electronic games. We are working for Alessi,
designing a new fruit bowl. We are also working on the taxi sign for
Paris. We have changed the system, so when a taxi is free it is green,
and when they have someone it’s red, and you can see it from far
away. Before it was white, but it was impossible to understand.
HD: You have designed so many products, but what do you love
about hospitality?
PJ: It makes us think a lot. Empathy is very important, so we don’t
design things for us. When I design something I will use it and see
if I like it. But that’s not enough [for hospitality]. You have to think
about everyone. That’s incredible. When you do a hotel or restaurant,
you have one shot, one prototype, you can imagine one moment—it is
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different story. You have to reinvent yourself—you don’t want to copy
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I went from being a senior designer at James Northcutt, to starting my rm in the
basement of my house with one employee, to a staff of 40. It’s hard not to get
big when opportunities present themselves and there’s exciting, global work. I
found myself, even though I was designing all the way to the end, getting further
away from that, from where I started, which was a boutique company with small
projects. The recession was an opportunity to look at my business and personal
life. My family has been up in British Columbia—my husband for ve years,
daughter for two years. That was really the impetus. Should I continue to ride this
out and build the business again or does that make any sense?
So what’s next for you?
Even though I am closing my LA ofce, I am still a designer, and always will be
a designer; it’s part of who I am as a human being. I am keeping the business
name, and expect I will be doing design up in Canada. First I want to take a break
and regroup. There are some things I need to do personally—I own a home up in
Canada, and I want to get outside and work in my garden.
What design opportunities would pique your interest?
Maybe I will take on projects in keeping with what I used to do: more local,
smaller, intimate. I am a child of the ’60s and ’70s and really a hippie at heart. I
want to get back to doing things with my hands.
What are some of the milestone projects of your career?
Personally, a huge project for me was the Hotel Hana-Maui. I started it with
Northcutt and it was where I learned my chops in construction management and
the essence of what good hotel design is all about. We had a fabulous client in
Rosewood, particularly Bob Zimmer. That gave me the opportunity to start my
own business—my rst projects were capital improvements for Rosewood. After
that was my early work for Kimpton, the Beverly Prescott in Los Angeles. That
was the break out project for me—at the time everything was beige, and we put
coral and ivory striped wallcovering in the guestroom, the rst time that had ever
been done. And the last big project I worked on is still in construction: the Four
Seasons in St Petersburg, Russia. It is a highlight of my career.
What are your greatest lessons learned?
I think listening, being a really good listener. Trying to understand not only the
client and where they are coming from, but also the intrinsic nature of a project.
Equally important, you cannot underestimate the amount of detail you have
to pay attention to. Lastly, be out there in the world and take it in. Travel and
open yourself up to different cultures, smells and tastes, experiences. And be
appreciative of people. The hardest thing is saying goodbye to all the amazing
talent I have had the opportunity to work with. I can’t say thank you enough.
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founder of the Beacon, New York-
based lighting company, adding that her
husband would also study light and light beams and take pictures
while doing so.
But Pyles, a graphic/packaging designer, and Welch, an office
manager, never set out to start a lighting company: after a post-9/11
hiatus from New York took them to a barn in Cape Cod, the couple moved
back to New York in 2003 to reinvent themselves. “We were processing
a different reality and both of us were shifting gears,” says Welch. They
shifted into retail, owning a shop where Welch sold everything from
accessories to tabletop items in the front, and Pyles did design work in
an office in the back.
While looking for lighting for their new store and coming up empty,
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line of lighting. “From the minute we opened, people wanted the lights,”
explains Welch. “This was really just an experiment,” says Pyles.
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proactive in their advertising and marketing efforts. Now their lighting
can be seen in restaurants like Twenty Five Lusk and Press Club in San
Francisco, and globally at the W Hong Kong. The company continues
to grow with the launch of the Spark Modern Chandelier collection
inspired by illuminated candles; a new glass studio being built right in
their backyard; and a venture into the furniture world. “My biggest goal
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another; a piece from the Spark Modern Chandelier collection; Stamen in Smoke, the first fixture the duo
designed and prototyped, which features a tubular bulb and curvy glass body; and two inspirational photos:
a light beam shot by Pyles with his old Polaroid camera in 2003, and an interpretation of the Stamen fixture
drawn by their son, Max.
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hand-nished aluminum tops matched with large dining chairs and both straight
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Wolf-Gordon’s London Chic collection looked
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Swarovski has entered the wallcoverings market with its new Elements
collection. Shown here is Feather Palace where a delicate feather image is
topped with Swarovski crystals, which is surrounded by darker feathers for a
sense of drama.
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elements of embroidery throughout to accentuate
the yellow and blue budding owers.
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Zydeco, a low-VOC covering from Cirqa
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wallcoverings in this collection are enhanced by
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Singapore wasn’t always a center for arts and culture. Thanks to a mid-’90s push by the government to raise
its design caliber, and the resulting opening of the Esplanade performing arts center, several high-end hotel
and resort projects, world renowned chef-driven restaurants, and the annual Singapore Arts Festival, the
Southeast Asian country is now home to many product and fashion designers, as well as landscape, interior
design, architecture, and branding rms. At the same time, many Singaporean designers and companies are
gaining recognition in some of the industry’s largest tradeshows like the iSaloni in Milan, representing one of
the few Asian markets at the show. Local manufacturers are also teaming up with designers (take Singapore
designer Cilicon Faytory collaborating with Eurosa for example) to launch new hospitality collections.
Here, we look at ve of Singapore’s most sought-after manufacturers, whose in-house design teams are
producing goods for hospitality projects around the world.
Eurosa Furniture Co (Pte) Ltd, maker of bedroom, dining, living,
ofce, and upholstered furniture, offers modern, contemporary,
and more traditional styles. The company’s newest dining table
and chair collection, Julia, is shown here.
www.eurosafurniture.com
Materials like stone, metal, and beveled
glass and customized selections give
Cheng Meng Co Pte Ltd unlimited options
for its hospitality furniture offerings. A guest
bathroom at a Citizen Hotel, shown here.
www.chengmeng.com
Falcon, the high-end furniture
manufacturer, also works with
carpentry, joinery, ceilings, and
partitions for hotel projects like the
lobby bar at Novotel Hanoi, shown
here. The company specializes in
casegoods and millwork, as well as
customized products.
www.falconincorporation.com
Known for its ability to outt resorts, hotels, and mixed-
use projects, Design Studio Furniture Manufacturer Ltd.
offers customized furniture for bathrooms, wardrobes, and
vanities. Shown here is a bathroom done in the company’s
paneling and thermoformed products.
www.designstudio.com.sg
Unicane Furniture Pte Ltd
specializes in rattan and wicker
living room, guestroom, and
occasional furniture as well as
dining sets, with Eden, shown
here. Local artisans are also part
of the design team, creating
hand-carved marquetry pieces
for hotel lobbies and penthouses.
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From top: The rooftop-to-table restaurant’s dining room with brown-toned furnishings and finishes; the lush rooftop garden. Opposite page, from top: A graphic look into the bar; from the chef’s table,
guests have views of the open kitchen.
Bell, Book & Candle
winner Green/Sustainable Project
Bell, Book & Candle
New York
Owners Michael O’Sullivan and John Mooney
Architecture and Interior Design Firm GRADE Architecture + Interior Design, New York
Architecture and Interior Design Project Team Thomas Hickey and Edward Yedid
Contractor John Duggan
Purchasing Firm Not supplied
Photography Michael Weber
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Glen Oaks Big Sur
winner Green/Sustainable Project
Glen Oaks Big Sur
Big Sur, California
Owners Basil and Tracy Sanborn
Interior Design Firm Justrich Design Inc., San Francisco
Interior Design Project Team Steve Justrich
Contractor Sanborn Building
Purchasing Firm Not supplied
Photography James Hall Photography
Clockwise from far left: Bright colors
capture the essence of the outside in the
kitchen of the Redwood Cabin; the earth-
toned Fireside Lodge’s bathroom; and the
Redwood Cabin’s living room. Opposite
page, from top: Two views of a Fireside
Lodge, where king-size beds are situated
in front of freplaces set within the wall.
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Hudson Hall
winner Casual/Quickservice Restaurant
Hudson Hall at the Hudson Hotel
New York
Owner Morgans Hotel Group
Architecture Firm R Wade Johnson Design,
St. James, New York
Interior Design Firms Morgans Hotel Group, New
York, in collaboration with Studio Arne Quinze,
Brussels
Interior Design Project Team Mari Balestrazzi, Tracy
Smith, and Theodore Mayer
Contractor Apco Group, Inc
Purchasing Firm Not supplied
Photography Michael Mundy
This page, clockwise from left: Black lacquered
communal tables, king and queen chairs, and a sleek,
marble and wood bar in the stylish mess hall-like
restaurant. Opposite page: A 360-degree video
installation wrapping the space’s brick walls rotates
clips of imagery from local and international artists.
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d’Espresso
winner Casual/Quickservice Restaurant
d’Espresso
New York
Owner Eugene Kagansky and Sammy Mesrie
Architecture Firm Chien Dao Architects, New York
Interior Design Firm nemaworkshop, New York
Interior Design Project Team Anurag Nema, Katrina Kruszewski, Orit Kaufman, and Veronica Siebert
Contractor Mastey Construction
Purchasing Firm Not supplied
Photography David Joseph
Above: The espresso bar took cues from the nearby Bryant Park Library for its design, where custom tiles made to look like book-lined shelves cover the floor and ceiling. Opposite page: The look
continues above and below the service area.
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Miami Hotel & Resort
winner Student Project
This page, from top: Renderings of the airy penthouse living room and organic lobby. Opposite page, clockwise from top: Renderings of the hotel’s
exterior, the penthouse kitchen, and Ricardo’s Restaurant with ocean views.
Miami Hotel & Resort
Students Jennie Sorensen, Kevin Wagner, Laura Scallon, and William Reihmann
School Iowa State University
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Central DuPage Hospital Cancer Center
winner Senior Living/Healthcare
Central DuPage Hospital Cancer Center
Warrenville, Illinois
Owner Central DuPage Hospital
Architecture and Interior Design Firm RTKL Associates Inc., Chicago
Architecture Project Team Dan White, Alexander Faurot, Enrico Scaffai, Erik Sander, Michael
Baldwin, Manindra Singh, Peter O’Connor, Dave McNell, and Mark Banholzer
Interior Design Project Team Margi Kaminski, Lori Mukayama,
Katie Hall, Marina Pulliam, Glennon Schaffner, and Erica Flagg-Harmon
Contractor Walsh Construction
Purchasing Firm Not supplied
Photography Jeffrey Totaro
Clockwise from far left: A three-foot glass light fixture hangs over
the staircase; the hospital’s jewel box-like exterior lets natural light
come in, creating a healing environment for patients; comtemporary
and warm touches are found in the main lobby’s waiting area; and the
centralized nurses station.
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This and opposite page, clockwise from right: A wave-inspired fabric ceiling installation and
earthy hues transmit the hotel’s coastal surroundings to the 16th oor lobby and Drift Bar; the pool;
a guestroom with views of Pattaya Bay from a private balcony; and Edge restaurant was designed with
visual elements reminiscent of an underwater landscape.
Hilton Pattaya
winner Luxury/Upscale Hotel
Hilton Pattaya
Pattaya, Thailand
Owner CPN Pattaya Beach Hotel Co., Ltd.
Management Hilton Worldwide
Architecture Firms MAAR (BOH areas) and S.O.D.A. (façade)
Interior Design Firms Department of ARCHITECTURE Co., Ltd, Bangkok (hotel lobbies, Drift, Edge, and Flare)
and August Design Consultant co., ltd., Bangkok (guestrooms, executive lounge, and meetings and
conference rooms)
Interior Design Firm Project Teams Amata Luphaiboon and Twitee Vajrabhaya Teparkum, Waraphan
Watanakaroon, Prow Puttorngul, Tharadon Teerawanitchanan, Picha Thadaniti, Wipavee Kueasirikul,
Sasicholwaree Sawatdisawanee, Rattanapon Monmahachinda, Sutah Schonrungroj, Atirojt Rojratanawalee,
Worawut Oer-Areemitr, and Kanin Manthanachart (Department of ARCHITECTURE Co., Ltd.); and Pongthep
Sagulku, Suwit Tasanapak, Pongsak Pitisakulrat, Nattakan Sakolwaree (August Design Consultant co., ltd.)
Purchasing Firm Not supplied
Photography Courtesy of Hilton Pattaya
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The Chatwal
winner Bathroom
Clockwise from right: Three views of the guest bathroom, which is done in three color schemes: burgundy, yellow/brown,
and blue.
The Chatwal
New York
Owner Hampshire Hotels & Resorts
Architecture and Interior Design Firm The Ofce of Thierry Despont, New York
Purchasing Firm Not supplied
Photography Gregory Good
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Safre Freycinet
winner Judges Special Award
Saffire Freycinet
Coles Bay, Tasmania, Australia
Owner The Federal Group
Architecture Firm Circa Morris-Nunn Walker,
Tasmania, Australia
Interior Design Firm Chhada Siembieda, Sydney,
Australia
Contractor Fairbrother Group Tasmania
Purchasing Firm Not supplied
Photography Courtesy of Safre Freycinet
Opposite page from top: Tables are placed along a curved window at Palate restaurant; a suite’s
exterior refects the clouds. This page, from top: Both the premium and luxury suites offer views
of the Tasmanian landscape.
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Cienna Ultralounge
winner Nightclub, Bar, or Lounge
Left and above: An overview of the lounge; a close-up look at
a booth with an icicle-like light fixture hanging overhead.
Cienna Ultralounge
Astoria, New York
Owner Tom Mitsios
Architecture and Interior Design Firm bluarch architecture + interiors + lighting, New York
Architecture and Interior Design Project Team Antonio Di Oronzo, Masashi Kobayashi,
and Chiharu Nishikawa
Contractor Mike Reilly
Purchasing Firm bluarch architecture + interiors + lighting
Photography ADO
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Pathway Spa Lifestyle Club
winner Hotel or Day Spa
Pathway Spa Lifestyle Club
Nanjing, China
Owner Pathway Spa & Clubhouse Management (Nanjing) Co. Ltd.
Interior Design Firm 1328 Pt.,Ltd, Bangkok
Interior Design Project Team Voravee Puranasamriddhi, Pirun Chuenkratok, and Panyaporn Lowthong
Contractor Nanjing Commercial Interior Design Co. Ltd.
Purchasing Firm Not Supplied
Photography CreAsia Advertising (Shanghai ) Co, Ltd.
From top: A Thai spa concept was
integrated into the design in a treatment
room; the dim treatment suite, complete
with a freestanding tub, soft furnishings,
and illuminated wall pieces. Opposite
page, from top: String curtains form small
foyers in front of each treatment room;
runway-like lighting for a corridor.
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Viceroy Anguilla
winner Luxury/Upscale Public Spaces
Clockwise from left: Fun objects and sculptures decorate the Sunset Lounge; its bar; and a funky display of plants greets
guests in the lobby entrance.
Viceroy Anguilla
British West Indies
Owner Viceroy Hotel Group
Architecture Firm WATG, Irvine, California
Architecture Project Team Bradford J. McNamee, Paul S. Lyons, and Rafael F. Velazquez
Interior Design Firm Kelly Wearstler, Los Angeles
Purchasing Firm Not Supplied
Photography Christian Horan and Francois Hallard
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The Chatwal
winner Luxury/Upscale Guestrooms or Suites
Below: A penthouse suite’s living area. Opposite page, clockwise from top: A junior suite boasts a spacious terrace; and
both the guestroom desk and closet are inspired by designer luggage.
The Chatwal
New York
Owner Hampshire Hotels & Resorts
Architecture and Interior Design Firm The Ofce of Thierry Despont, New York
Purchasing Firm Not supplied
Photography Gregory Good
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Padre Hotel
winner Mid-range/Economy Hotel
Padre Hotel
Bakersfeld, California
Owner Padre Hotel LP
Architecture and Interior Design Firm Graham Downes Architecture, San Diego
Architecture Project Team Graham Downes, Jon Starr, Jeanette Gardner, and Maria Carrillo
Contractor Gold Coast Renovations
Purchasing Firm Canoe Hospitality
Photography Brevin Blach, Made U Look, and Maynard Mendoza
Left: A cowgirl welcomes guests in the grand lobby. Above, clockwise from top: The hotel’s entrance; a curtain separates the sitting area and
bedroom in a suite; and teal and gold hues give the restaurant an upscale feel.
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Lords South Beach
winner Mid-range/Economy Hotel
Lords South Beach
Miami
Owner Brian Gorman
Interior Design Firm BHDM Design, New York
Interior Design Project Team Brian Humphrey and Dan Mazzarini
Purchasing Firm Not supplied
Photography Presscott McDonald
Clockwise from far left: Cha Cha Restaurant
dons a ‘70s chic theme; outdoor seating at the
Porch; a giant polar bear holding a beach ball
stands in the lobby; and the hotel’s signature hues
of aqua and yellow brighten the penthouse.
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From top: The clean-lined Sea View room gives guests views of the bay and Roquetta Island,
a natural reserve, thanks to floor-to-ceiling shutters; a seaform-colored floor is contrasted by
bright red chairs on a deck flanked by boulders. Opposite page: Outdoor Las Sombrillas Bar
boasts hammocks, wood and concrete umbrellas, and wood tabletops.
Hotel Boca Chica
winner Mid-range/Economy Hotel
Hotel Boca Chica
Acapulco
Owner Fernando Romero
Operations and Creative Concept Grupo Habita
Architecture and Interior Design Firm Frida Escobedo and Jose Rojas, Mexico City
Contractor Silvio Cuevas
Purchasing Firm Not supplied
Photography Undine Pröhl
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From left: The grand elevator hall with pod-like seating; art installations line the wall in a runway-like hallway
leading to one of the hotel’s various restaurants. Opposite page, from top: Light peeks through the wall of
the space that connects the parking lot to the hotel; a sparkling wave-like installation seems to lead guests
down a hallway.
Hilton Pattaya Circulation Spaces
winner Open Category
Hilton Pattaya
Pattaya, Thailand
Owner CPN Pattaya Beach Hotel Co., Ltd.
Management Hilton Worldwide
Architecture Firm MAAR, Thailand
Interior Design Firm Department of Architecture Co., Ltd, Bangkok (hotel lobbies, Drift, Edge, and Flare)
Interior Design Firm Project Team Amata Luphaiboon and Twitee Vajrabhaya Teparkum, Waraphan
Watanakaroon, Prow Puttorngul, Tharadon Teerawanitchanan, Picha Thadaniti, Wipavee Kueasirikul,
Sasicholwaree Sawatdisawanee, Rattanapon Monmahachinda, Sutah Schonrungroj, Atirojt Rojratanawalee,
Worawut Oer-Areemitr, and Kanin Manthanachart
Purchasing Firm Not supplied
Photography Courtesy of Hilton Pattaya
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db Bistro Moderne
winner Fine Dining Restaurant
From far left: The third dining chamber with artwork of the Eiffel Tower surrounded by
illuminated red walls; the sleekly designed lounge and bar area; and guests can dine in the
private wine bottle-enclosed wine cellar.
db Bistro Moderne
Miami
Owner The Dinex Group
Architecture Firm Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe (NBWW), Coral Gables, Florida
Architecture Project Team Robert Szasvari and John Watkins
Interior Design Firm Yabu Pushelberg, New York and Toronto
Interior Design Project Team Larah Moravek, Caroline McKeough, Joe Kim, Evelyn Choi,
John Kim, and Se Hwa Yoo
Contractor Suffolk Construction
Purchasing Firm Parker International
Photography Evan Dion
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Lincoln
winner Fine Dining Restaurant
Lincoln
New York
Operator Patina Restaurant Group
Architecture firm Diller Scodio + Renfro, New York
Architecture Project Team Elizabeth Diller, Ricardo Scodio, Charles Renfro, Kevin Rice, Zoë Small, Haruka Saito,
Anne-Rachel Schiffmann, Stefan Röschert, Michael Hundsnurcher, Roman Loretan, Dan Sakai, Chris Andreacola,
Anthony Saby, Mateo Antonio de Cardenas, Toshikatsu Kiuchi, Felipe Ferrer, Hallie Terzopolos, and Nkiru Mokwe
Contractor Turner Interiors
Purchasing Firm Not supplied
Photography Iwan Baan
From top: The restaurant’s bleached figured maple veneer and limestone tiled staircase leads from the street entrance to the
dining room; the western dining room is where the mahogany planked ceiling slopes down to the lowest point. Opposite page, from
top: Two exterior views of the restaurant, which is housed in a freestanding glass structure topped by a walkable lawn in a sloping
hyperbolic paraboloid shape.
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Clockwise from below: A view of the double-height dining room from
above; two communal tables form a cross-like shape in the dining room;
and the upstairs bar.
má pêche
New York
Owner Momofuku Holdings LLC
Interior Design Firm Design Bureaux, Inc,
New York
Interior Design Project Team Thomas Schlesser
and Claire Schlesser
Contractor Certied of New York, Inc
Purchasing Firm Not supplied
Photography Bill Milne Photography
má pêche
nalist Casual/Quickservice Restaurant
Caption here
From top: A bi-fold door creates an indoor-outdoor feel for the trampoline park; the
structure is made of a lit translucent wall; and the entry to the training ground.
House of Air
San Francisco
Owners Dave Schaeffer and Paul McGeehan
Architecture and Interior Design Firm Mark Horton/Architecture, San Francisco
Architecture Project Team Mark Horton, David Gill, and Matt Shanks
Contractor Hathaway Dinwiddle Construction Company
Purchasing Firm Not supplied
Photography Ethan Kaplan Photography
House of Air
Open Category nalist
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Clockwise from top left: An industrial staircase connects
the lobby and the spa; the spa’s signature red door graces the
façade; and the graphic exterior wall detailing casts shadows
on the second floor.
Lobby of the Red Door Spa
at the Biltmore Fashion Park
nalist Open Category
Lobby of the Red Door Spa at the
Biltmore Fashion Park
Phoenix
Owner Macerich
Architecture Firm cmda design bureau inc., Scottsdale
Architecture Project Team Jon Luft, Riccardo Cattapan,
and Ben Collins
Interior Design Firms cmda design bureau inc., Scottsdale,
and testani design troupe, Inc., Scottsdale
Interior Design Project Team Riccardo Cattapan and Ben
Collins (cmda), and Judi Testani and Joanne Hertel
(testani design troupe, inc.)
Photography Christiaan Blok
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Clockwise from top: Living walls flank the outdoor patio; the nightclub’s interior,
with its circular glowing bar; and guests enter the nightclub through 20-foot-tall
steel doors stamped with a custom design.
Roxbury Hollywood
Nightclub, Bar, or Lounge nalist
Roxbury Hollywood
California
Owners Elie Samaha and Donald Kushner
Interior Design and Purchasing Firm G+ Gulla Jonsdottir
Design, Los Angeles
Interior Design Project Team Gulla Jonsdottir and Erni Taslim
Construction Manager Williamson Built
Purchasing Firm G+ Gulla Jonsdottir Design
Photography Edward Duarte
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Clockwise from top left: One of the various
guestrooms; a sculpture stands in the center of
the ornate lobby’s foyer; the library; and mirrors
surround lounge seating in the Mirrors Room.
Grand Hotel Villa Cora
Florence, Italy
Owner Quadrifoglio S.p.A.
Architecture and Interior Design Firm
Marianna Gagliardi Architetto, Florence, Italy
Architecture and Interior Design Project Team
Andrea Solinas and Antonietta Vuoto
Photography Massimo Listri and Giovanni
Ghiandoni
Grand Hotel Villa Cora
nalist Luxury/Upscale Hotel
Caption here
From top: Bold graphics and colors make up the Living Room; the lounge is
outfitted with floor-to-ceiling windows for runway and water views.
W Retreat & Spa
Resort nalist
W Retreat & Spa
Vieques Island, Puerto Rico
Owner Reig Capital Group
Interior Design Firm Studio Urquiola, Milan
Interior Design Project Team Patricia Urquiola and Stefano Belletti
Architecture Firm Sierra Cardona Ferrer, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
Architecture Project Team Alberto Ferrer and Nayda Berlingeri
Contractor Aireko Construction Corp.
Purchasing Firm The Carroll Adams Group
Photography Courtesy of W Retreat & Spa
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Clockwise from top left: The Samar Lounge,
housed in a double-story cove-like space; the
bedroom of an Al Rimal Villa; and a pool view of
an Al Khaimah Villa.
Banyan Tree Al Wadi
Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
Owner Rakeen
Architecture and Interior Design Firm
Architrave Design & Planning, Singapore
Purchasing Firm AAA Construction
Photography Courtesy of Banyan Tree Hotels
& Resorts
Banyan Tree Al Wadi
nalist Resort
Caption here
Left: In the lounge, stainless steel fire orbs hang from wood ceiling beams. Below: A sleek,
glowing bar juxtaposes the exposed brick and rough-sawn timber filled dining room.
Twenty Five Lusk
Fine Dining Restaurant nalist
Twenty Five Lusk
San Francisco
Owners Matthew Dolan, Chad Bourdan, and Chris Dolan
Architecture and Interior Design Firm CCS ARCHITECTURE, San Francisco
Architecture and Interior Design Project Team Cass Calder Smith, Bryan Southwick,
Barbara Turpin-Vickroy, and Melissa Werner
Contractor Teutonic
Purchasing Firm Not supplied
Photography Paul Dyer
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Clockwise from top: Renderings of the
lobby lounge, guestroom bathroom, lobby, and
guestroom.
Statler Hilton
Redevelopment
nalist Student Project
Statler Hilton Redevelopment
Dallas
Student Kendra Locklear
School University of Texas Austin
Caption here
Clockwise from far left: A lantern-inspired floor lamp
stands next to a guestroom’s bed; a suite’s bathroom
boasts heady city views; and funky prints and a wall mural
define a suite’s bedroom.
Hotel Indigo Shanghai on the Bund
China
Owner and Purchasing Firm Shanghai Huan Jiang
Investment & Development Co., Ltd.
Architecture Firm Gensler, Shanghai
Architecture Project Team Han Qi and Tong Yin
Interior Design Firm Hirsch Bedner Associates, Singapore
Interior Design Project Team Andrew Moore, Julian Coombs,
Lian Miew Ching, Vin Leong Kok Wai, and Daisy Yang
Photography Ken Hayden
Hotel Indigo Shanghai on the Bund
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63 Fairmont Designs www.fairmontdesigns.com
92 FiberBuilt Umbrellas www.fberbuiltumbrellas.com
CV4 Flexsteel Industries Inc. www.fexsteelhospitality.com
66 Front of House/Room 360 www.frontofthehouse.com
30 Gasser Chair Company, Inc. www.gasserchair.com
CV2, CV3 Global Allies www.globalallies.com
47 Gloster Furniture www.glosterpro.com
85 Grand Rapids Chair Company www.grandrapidschair.com
94 Hampstead Lighting www.hampsteadlighting.com
58 IMA Hospitality www.imahospitality.com
3 Innovations in Wallcoverings, Inc. www.innovationsusa.com
76 Innovative Carpets www.innovativecarpets.com
65 ISA International www.havaseat.com
82 iWorks USA www.iworksus.com
23 Janus et Cie www.janusetcie.com
56 Kimball Hospitality www.kimballhospitality.com
41 Kingsley-Bate www.kingsleybate.com
27 Kohler www.kohler.com
17 Kravet Contract www.kravetcontract.com
43 LacquerCraft Hospitality www.LacquerCraftHospitlaity.com
21 Leucos www.leucos.com
44 Lexmark Carpet Mills www.lexmarkcarpet.com
19 LG Electronics www.LGsolutions.com
32 Lily Jack www.lilyjack.com
102 Lodging Conference www.lodgingconference.com
74 Loewenstein www.loewensteininc.com
Page # Advertiser Web Address
9 Mark David Custom Contract Furniture www.markdavid.net
39 Maya Romanoff www.mayaromanoff.com
33 Mayer Fabrics www.mayerfabrics.com
5 Milliken Hospitality Carpets www.etage.milliken.com
69 Mitchell Group, The www.stakleendryerseurethane.com
45 ModularArts www.modulararts.com
29 Moore & Giles www.mooreandgilesinc.com
50 MTS Seating www.mtsseating.com
105 NeoCon www.neocon.com
91 OW Hospitality www.owhospitality.com
83 Perlick www.perlick.com
31 P/Kaufmann www.pkcontract.com
80 Preciosa International Inc. www.preciosa.com
79 Restoration Hardware www.restorationhardware.com
34 Richloom Fabrics www.richloom.com
36 Robert Allen www.robertallendesign.com
94 Rocky Mountain Hardware www.rockymountainhardware.com
53 Samsung www.samsung.com/hospitality
49 Samuel Lawrence www.slh-co.com
93 Scranton Products www.scrantonproducts.com
54 Serta www.serta.com
10 Shaw Hospitality Carpets www.shawhospitalitygroup.com
95 Sherwin-Williams Chemical Coatings www.sherwinwilliams.com
71 SICIS www.sicis.com
88 Signature Hospitality Carpets www.signaturecarpets.com
57 Simmons Contract Sales, LLC. www.simmonshospitality.com
33 Spark Modern Fires www.sparkfres.com
67 Stacy Garcia for York Contract www.yorkcontract.com
96 Tiles of Spain www.tilesofspainusa.com
101 Todl.com www.todl.com
98 TOTO www.totousa.com
14-15 Trade Commission of Spain www.interiorsfromspain.com
72 Tuuci www.tuuci.com
28 Ulster Carpets www.ulstercarpets.com
12, 84 Valley Forge Fabrics www.valleyforge.com
70 Vaughan Benz www.vaughanbenz.com
73 Venus Group www.venusgroup.com
97 Vibia Inc. www.vibialight.com
87 WATG www.watg.com

PRODUCT SHOWCASE
156 Advanced Technology Inc. www.advtechnology.com
156 DeepStream Designs www.DeepStreamDesigns.com
156 Emuamericas www.emuamericas.com
156 Global Safe Corporation www.hotelsafes.com
157 Green Hides Leather Studio www.greenhides.com
157 MTI www.mtiwhirlpools.com
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I own too many
Converse
You may not know, but I
Was the lead singer in a rock band
in the sixth grade called The Sunny
Daze
Recently completed projects
Vanity Nightclub and Johnny Smalls, Hard Rock Hotel and
Casino, Las Vegas; Pure Urban Resort, Naples, Florida; and
Monroe Lounge and the re-concept and remodel of various
F&B outlets at the Phoenix Hotel, San Francisco
Projects on the Boards
Neo Nightclub, Ludhiana, India; Crystal Sky indoor/outdoor
nightclub and restaurant, Dubai; Velvet Wine bar, Orlando;
Blu Sushi, Hallendale, Florida; outdoor beach bar and pool
areas at the W San Diego; a new lounge in Las Vegas; and a
boutique casino in Bratislava, Slovakia
Favorite TV Show
Mad Men
Music I’m listening to
Basement Apartment, Broken Social
Scene, Of Montreal, Peter Bjorn, and
John, Say Hi to Your Mom
The getaway that inspires
me most
Anywhere with a good beach, but
specically, Tulum, Mexico
Nightclub design is
A wonderful canvas if you have the
right client. Otherwise it’s a wilted
cliché salad.
Fad to bring back
Peace and love
Big break
Hitting it out of the park with our very
rst lounge project, Red Room, San
Francisco, in 1994
Charles Doell
Mr. Important Design
Oakland, California
www.misterimportant.com
160 hospitalitydesign
www.hospitalitydesign.com
back space
Favorite hotel for design
Patricia Urquiola’s Mandarin Oriental
in Barcelona
Most challenging part of the job
Purchasing
Biggest challenge of the industry
Being original. You can’t help but cut
and paste in this business, but the
challenge is to create new immersive
experiences with fresh arrangements
of old and new.
I want to see fewer
Bare light bulbs
My style is
What I would like to think of as an
artful mix of old, new, high, and low
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