2021

Shanghai-based MOD Architecture has unveiled its design of the new Park Reception Hall in Chongqing, China. From its concave shapes to its sprawling interior spaces, the sweeping contemporary concept draws inspiration from its mountainous setting while also referencing time, space, and people through a motif of three lines throughout theContinue Reading

The Saint James Paris is slated to reopen this May following a thorough refresh by designer Laura Gonzalez. In addition to new public spaces as well as hotel flats created opposite the hotel, the updates reimagine the property through an ornate juxtaposition of texture and material. “I wanted to reintroduceContinue Reading

Hyatt has announced the launch of Andaz’s maiden property in Indonesia. Located in the tranquil setting of Sanur, the beachfront Andaz Bali radiates authenticity thanks to an immersive, contemporary design that reinterprets Old World, Balinese traditions. “Andaz Bali is made up of a combination of different indigenous materials used acrossContinue Reading

New York-based Architecture Research Office (ARO) has completed its two-year renovation and expansion of the Dia Art Foundation’s three buildings in Manhattan. The upgrade grows Dia Chelsea’s footprint to 32,500 square feet, and includes 20,000 square feet of integrated, street-level exhibition and programming space. New brick façades and building systemsContinue Reading

Italian eatery Sant Ambroeus has unveiled its latest New York outpost at Brookfield Place in Lower Manhattan. Spread across two floors and a total oof 7,000 square feet, the sumptuous restaurant was designed by Montauk, New York-based Studio Robert McKinley to reflect a contemporary Milanese ethos through a modern lens.Continue Reading

A singular destination for both dining and lodging in Napa Valley, North Block Hotel has opened in Yountville, California. An air of casual indulgence permeates the property, including its onsite eatery, which is reminiscent of a warm neighborhood dive. The eponymous restaurant is crafted by Napa-based designer Erin Martin withContinue Reading

Hospitality Design (HD) magazine is now accepting project and product entries for the 17th annual HD Awards. Lauded as the most prestigious awards for the hospitality industry, the yearly event recognizes some of the best and most innovative achievements in both project and product design from around the globe. ToContinue Reading

Hyatt has announced plans to develop the maiden location for the new Caption by Hyatt brand in Memphis, Tennessee. Grounded in a commitment to foster new connections and care for people and place, the emerging brand will be distinguished by communal spaces and a contemporary, urban aesthetic that comprises anContinue Reading

The Tropicana Las Vegas is being acquired, a longtime restaurant critic shares his pulse on the state of New York’s restaurant scene, and the deadline for HD Awards submissions has been extended. All that and more in this week’s Five on Friday. Another Las Vegas Strip mainstay has been soldContinue Reading