Merely steps from San Francisco’s Union Square, Hotel Nikko unveiled a $60 million renovation this spring. The three-month renovation commemorates the Landmark hotel’s 30th anniversary. Hirsch Bedner Associates leads the contemporary revamp of the hotel’s interior, taking inspiration from the Nikko’s Japanese heritage. The fresh look and updates encompass 405 of the 533 guest rooms, the suites, lobby, public areas, third floor ballroom, meeting spaces, infrastructure and technology
After more than a year, the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge announced the unveiling of its $45 million transformation, ending a three-phase renovation.
The third phase focused on renovating the 667 guestrooms to mimic the Brooklyn lifestyle, with urban-inspired color pallets, fabrics that emulate the culture and landmarks, and an art piece that zooms in on a piece of a mural that is located in the lobby.
The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia will undergo a complete transformation later this year.
Architect and interior designer Wimberly Interiors is leading the project for the Avenue of the Arts-located hotel. Renovations include new guest rooms and meeting spaces a refreshed lobby experience and public spaces, and a new restaurant, bar and lounge. The project is slated begin this month and finish in spring 2016.
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John Wheeler was recently hired as the director of event production for The RK Group—a hospitality and culinary service management company.
If you read hotel marketing materials as much as I do, you’ll realize that many like to say they “feel just like home.” I’ve always taken issue with that – not because I don’t love my own home – but because when I travel I want my hotel to be different. I want to experience something unique and memorable. Comfortable, yes, but exactly like what I have at home…no thanks.
Sometimes I wonder how much time I spend in my closet scooting hangers back and forth. Whether the event is formal, semi-formal, business dress or even the dreaded “smart” casual (what does that even mean?), deciding what to wear to an event can be a difficult choice. Of course, when you get it right and you have the perfect bag to go with that dress or the right pair of shoes, it’s a feeling you want to remember. Cue the on-site illustrations by Denise Fike.
Emerald City celebrates the holidays with a coolly elegant soiree.