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In 2009, when Ave Bradley joined Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, the brand was known for its bold guestrooms and public spaces. Bradley, now creative director and global senior vice president of design, has spent the last 12 years evolving the Kimpton personality while staying true to founder Bill Kimpton’s originalContinue Reading

For centuries, bamboo has been used across Asia to build and construct everything from bridges and scaffolding to housing structures and beyond. The plentiful material still holds up to today’s needs, providing architects with an eco-conscious option that’s as flexible and durable as it is aesthetically pleasing. MeeHotel Shenzhen, ChinaContinue Reading

Still beleaguered by government restrictions and safety concerns, embarking on far-flung travels in the COVID-19 era has been a fantasy for most. Instead, many are jumping in their car to take a vacation. The good news for cooped up New Yorkers craving a spell of fresh air: a new cropContinue Reading

Joshua Tree National Park in California has long served as an oasis for those looking to escape the sprawl of Los Angeles for the rugged grace of the desert. More than 5,000 miles away, the transformational landscape is captured in Bermonds Locke, the latest London hotel concept from aparthotel companyContinue Reading

Bold concepts redefine the meaning of hybrid—spaces that take the blurring of disciplines to the next level to keep guests engaged. Capital One Café Chicago Regular in-person visits to bank branches may have been eclipsed by convenient online transactions, but for Capital One, pairing financial services with coffee breaks isContinue Reading

Stained-glass windows, regal arches, and swaths of patinaed wood lend the Purdue Memorial Union, the heart of student life at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, a stunning “Gothic Revival feel,” says Gina Deary, co-owner of Simeone Deary Design Group (SDDG). When the Chicago firm was tasked with the $35Continue Reading

In healthcare facilities, biophilia is more than just a buzzword and rather an intentional practice that profoundly promotes healing physically, mentally, and emotionally. Maggie’s Leeds Centre United Kingdom Soft, soothing design is at the heart of Maggie’s centers across the UK (and the few abroad), which lend emotional and practicalContinue Reading

Old World elegance abounds in Newport, Rhode Island, but the Wayfinder, the shared vision of a group of local chefs, bartenders, artists, designers, and entrepreneurs, illuminates the mansion-lined city’s edgier, more imaginative spirit. A revamp of the Mainstay Hotel, the Wayfinder was developed by Dovetail + Co (led by SydellContinue Reading

The original site of Dexamenes Seaside Hotel, a former winery that dates back to the liberation of Greece in 1830, was built on the sea so ships could be loaded with currant wine directly from the tanks. It had remained relatively untouched for about 90 years, until hotelier Nikos KaraflosContinue Reading