Category: Hospitality

Oasis at Death Valley Resort Undergoing Major Renovation

OZ Architecture is leading the renovation of one of the nation’s unique resort destinations: the Oasis at Death Valley. The historic resort, operated by Xanterra Travel Collection, is undergoing a significant transformation that will bring a variety of new luxury amenities and facilities, while maintaining the historic ambiance, stylistic qualities and Mission architecture that have attracted visitors for over 100 years.

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Unveiling of the John Lennon and Yoko Ono Suite

September 21, the International Day of Peace, Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, Ivanhoé Cambridge, Sid Lee Architecture and MASSIVart announced the unveiling of the hotel’s newly redesigned Suite 1742, where John Lennon and Yoko Ono held their iconic Bed-In for Peace in 1969. 

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Hermitage Club Selects Superior Walls Precast Concrete Foundations

The Superior Walls Xi Plus wall systems selected by the Hermitage Club construction team include one-inch foam insulated concrete studs and one-inch foam insulation on the bond beams to help ensure energy efficiency in the townhomes. Facing against the environment, the panels have a concrete face shell backed 4-1/2” of expanded polystyrene rigid foam insulation and ½” DOW Thermax polyisocyanurate rigid board insulation.

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Maldives’ Milaidhoo Island Resort showcases heritage of the region

The design of Maldives’ new Milaidhoo Island Resort showcases the traditional history and heritage of the region with custom-made, locally produced elements throughout. Natural building materials and decorations (wood, stone, coconut thatching) were used in construction to ensure that the style remains in touch with nature.

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LMN Architects celebrates opening of the Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center

The Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center (PAEC) puts cultural arts at the heart of urban vitality, establishing a core identity and focal point for a rapidly growing, richly diverse community. This multi-functional 46,013-square-foot center and adjacent civic park are positioned to catalyze ongoing development and investment in the city for years to come, ensuring Federal Way’s vibrant future in the region.

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Oculus Inc. acquires Staicoff Design Company

Oculus Inc., a full-service architecture and interior design firm headquartered in St. Louis, announced the acquisition of Staicoff Design Company, an award-winning hospitality interiors design firm that serves clients nationally from its base in Portland, Ore. Staicoff Design will operate as a division of Oculus Inc. and the brand will anchor the Oculus hospitality business group. James Staicoff, principal and founder of Staicoff Design, will serve as Director of Hospitality for Oculus Inc.

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The Study at University City Honored with Prestigious Architectural Design Award

The Philadelphia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects recognized DIGSAU and Hospitality3 with a prestigious citywide Architectural Excellence Design Honor Award in the built category for their design of the Study at University City. The boutique hotel opened in January 2017 at the crossroads of Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania in West Philadelphia.

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Lifescapes International completes landscape design for Paradise City

“We understood that the project needed to highlight South Korea’s rich cultural identity, while also attracting international business,” continues Brinkerhoff-Jacobs. “By integrating a diverse range of native plants, we were able to preserve the integrity of the cultural experience, while also bringing the excitement of Las Vegas in a way that would drive tourism and put South Korea on the map for future travel.”

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Rivers Casino proposes $51.5 million North Shore hotel

Rivers Casino appeared before the Pittsburgh Planning Commission January 24, 2017. to outline plans for a proposed $51.5 million North Shore hotel. The seven-story, four-star hotel will include 221 guest rooms and will connect to the casino on its east end, utilizing the vacant land between the casino and the Carnegie Science Center.

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INTRODUCTION: THE ECONOMICS OF BIOPHILIA by Terrapin Bright Green. This series argues in favor of biophilic design by examining scientific studies of nature’s effect on productivity and human health in a variety of built environments, and assigning economic values to these outcomes to promote the broad adoption of biophilic design. Photo: Highline Park, New York. Credit: Kārlis Dambrāns /Flickr

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