And so, it was January: a month that passes in the shadow of the Holidays. It’s not just dark mornings and frosty evenings, because January is a time to Hotel designs when we put on our fortune teller hats to explore some of the biggest hotel openings expected over the next 12 months.
Okay, we might not quite qualify as fortune tellers, but we do our best to keep our readers up to date with all the latest hotel developments, emerging trends and new products – all the while offering entertaining reading (and sometimes listening with our podcast) to keep things light.
As important as it is for designers, architects, hoteliers, developers and suppliers to take the pulse, it is not always the easiest task to perform on the go and on site (a novelty these days). ). Therefore, the weekly recap, published (you get it, every week) will include all of the most read and must-see stories. Shall we start?
Hottest hotel openings planned for 2022 (Q1 & Q2)
Each year, true to tradition, we begin January with a unique mission: to spot the hottest hotel openings; game-changing properties that will flex their muscles, challenge conventional approaches to hotel design and effortlessly push hospitality, internationally, forward.
If last year was all about recovery, then 2022 will be defined by designers, architects and hoteliers who are willing to put everything on the line for innovation and creativity – it’s time to show off as we let’s gather around the crystal ball once again to see which hotel openings in 2022 will have the biggest impact. And we begin the two-part series by taking a look at hotels that are slated to arrive in the first and second quarters.
Hotel review: Fauchon L’Hotel Paris, where rock & roll meets luxury hotels
Briefed to expect the unexpected, Gareth Thomas embarks on a Parisian adventure – far from the frills but still in the heart of the action – and records and checks Fauchon L’Hotel Paris, where a daring interior design project juxtaposes heritage architecture in the heart of the city.
Hilton unveils its list of new hotels for 2022
With more than 75 new hotels planned in Europe, the Middle East and Africa over the coming year, Hilton shares their optimism and wins us over with their choices. It’s starting to feel like it’s time to start planning next year’s jet set adventures. From Morocco to Mallorca, here’s a taste of what to expect on the Hilton International program.
‘Phase Dance’ architectural structure enveloped in the natural world
Nestled in a hilly woodland area in Shizuoka, Japan, Phase Dance is an impressive architectural structure, designed by Takeshi Hirobe Architects. But the journey to create this masterpiece has not been as easy as the result itself.
7 hotel trends shaping the hotel industry in 2022
As we begin to look beyond the time of the Covid-19 crisis and begin to settle into a ‘new normal’, the definition of hospitality takes on a new meaning – that of comfort, safety and comfort. evasion. International architectural firm SB Architects has identified the key hotel trends shaping hotel design in 2022 and beyond.
Dream Hotel Group unveils plans for Miami flagship in 2025
A new 165-key dream hotel has been planned as the centerpiece of the development of Riverside Wharf world-class hospitality and entertainment in the heart of downtown Miami. Here is what we know.
Product watch: Kohler’s Statement modern shower collection
The statement modern shower collection from global brand Kohler brings a range of unique shapes and sizes to the shower, breathing contemporary new life to beloved standards and combining the latest technology with enduring craftsmanship. Innovative jets enhance the showering experience and universal compatibility means the system works anywhere in the world it is installed. Inspired by iconic furniture and homeware, and defined by soft, accessible designs, the collection carries an underlying familiarity while creating a striking aesthetic in the space.
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Caption of main image: A rendering of a seaside resort in the Middle East. | Image credit: SB Architects