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may/june 2011 this issue

Online Contents 13 perspectives projects
From the Editor 16 2011 HD Awards 107
Sketchbook 37
From the Show Winners
Interview 51, 59, 66
Director 18 Bell, Book & Candle 108

People 24 Glen Oaks Big Sur 110

Hudson Hall 112
Back Space 160
d’Espresso 114
Profile 75
Miami Hotel & Resort 116
Outdoor 77 Finalists
Central DuPage Hospital Cancer
Wallcoverings 89 Center 118 má pêche 146

Singapore 99 Hilton Pattaya 120 House of Air 147

The Chatwal 122 Lobby at the Red Door
Spa at the Biltmore
Saffire Freycinet 124
Fashion Park 148
Cienna Ultralounge 126
Roxbury Hollywood 149
Pathway Spa and Lifestyle Club
Grand Hotel Villa Cora
Viceroy Anguilla 130
W Retreat & Spa 151
The Chatwal 132
Banyan Tree Al Wadi 152

Padre Hotel 134
Twenty Five Lusk 153
Lords South Beach 136
Statler Hilton
Boca Chica 138 Redevelopment 154
Hilton Pattaya 140 Hotel Indigo Shanghai on
the Bund 155
db Bistro Moderne 142

On the cover: Roxbury Lincoln 144

Hollywood, California. Photo by
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There’s something about awards juries that fascinate me. Every year as our judges
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with our judges, while others ignored
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suite life
The up-and-coming neighborhood of
Designer Kim Deetjen of Burlington, Vermont-based TruexCullins Williamsburg, Brooklyn, has seen a slew
Architecture and Interior Design has created a niche for herself: of development in terms of condos and
suites. Her newest is the remodel of 22 cottages and suites at the restaurants in the last year. Now it is about
Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa in downtown Sausalito, California. to get its first full-service, luxury boutique
“Since 1885 this historic hotel, including a Victorian mansion and hotel: the Hotel Williamsburg & Residences.
the cottages, has been a symbol in the area that has a strong “I fell in love with the neighborhood—it’s
not fully gentrified but still has a lot of
amenities,” explains Ben Graves of Graves
World Hospitality, the developer of the hotel.
For the design, Graves turned to New
York-based Studio Gaia for the public spaces
(including a pool terrace, cocktail lounge,
and rooftop bar) and the 64 guestrooms
(PleskowRael Architecture handled the
sunken restaurant). “It’s bold and strong
with geometrical lines and shapes,” explains
Heaohn Lee, Studio Gaia’s senior designer.
The hotel’s orange travertine stones at the
entrance lead guests inside, where the lobby
is done in a beige, black, and orange color
nautical and artisan community influence,” she explains. “We palette paired with materials like glass tiles,
wanted to incorporate the property’s history and location, as well charred wood, and stainless steel for “a modern, yet industrial version
as embrace green design concepts.” Since the spaces were of Williamsburg”; and the center of the lobby is defined by an underfoot
small, she viewed it like designing an interior of a boat, where trickling river of water punctuated by a fireplace, which is all reflected in
every inch was carefully programmed, outfitting them with wood the mirror-finished ceiling. Upstairs, guestrooms bring the nearby park
floors, clean lines, and a color palette that complemented and indoors, thanks to a wall photograph of trees, organic leaf-shaped orange
framed the breathtaking views of the San Francisco Bay. “One chairs, and bamboo floors. “The area needed a modern destination for
thing that is mandatory for a suite, unlike a guestroom, it must be tourists to stay in and the locals to hang out,” Lee says.
multifunctional. In addition to the ultimate bed experience, both in “We didn’t want it to be too slick. It really has a neighborhood feel
comfort and aesthetic, the suites must have a lounging area that is with elements of nostalgia,” Graves adds, pointing to guestroom keys
a comfortable place for the business traveler to work as well as a being housed in boxes behind the check-in desk, and guestrooms featuring
relaxing space for vacationing families,” she says. vintage record players.

the future is here

YOTEL, the innovative UK brand that made a name rotating beds to maximize the unparalleled
for itself with its airline cabin-inspired guestrooms, is views of the Manhattan skyline, three-
set to open its first city center location—stateside. sided cube-like fireplaces, a billiard table,
Designed by Rockwell Group in collaboration with and wraparound terraces.
UK-based design firm Softroom (most famous for The property will also be home to
their work with Virgin Atlantic Airways on both the FOUR, a partnership between YOTEL and
Upper Class Clubhouse at Heathrow Airport and chef Richard Sandoval that boasts close
the Upper-Class cabins on board their trans-Atlantic to 18,000 square feet of transformable
flights), YOTEL New York at Times Square West, public space, including Dohyo, a 110-seat
brings the efficiency, flexibility, and forward-thinking restaurant created in the size and scope
technology of its London and Amsterdam airport of a traditional Japanese Sumo wrestling
properties into an innovative, urban hotel. “Designing Salway, “It’s more like product design on a giant ring, with a hydraulic-controlled floor that
an environment that is transformable from the second scale. Every detail contributes towards the comfort can be raised and lowered, a lounge and bar with
you enter a space immediately creates a unique, and convenience of the guest, while at the same time DJ booth, gym, studio space for events and cinema
modern experience for the guest,” says David being elegant and emotionally appealing.” screenings, and a 4,000-square-foot outdoor terrace,
Rockwell. “By focusing our design for the brand’s Highlights in the 669 guest cabins include a bed the largest of any hotel in New York City.
first U.S. flagship on the concept of convertibility of that transforms into a space-saving lounging position And even jaded New Yorkers passing by can’t
space, we were able to bring a dynamic experience at the touch of a button, a Techno Wall that houses help but be intrigued by YOBOT—a theatrically lit
to travelers and New Yorkers alike.” a flatscreen TV and storage components, and a robotic baggage drop-off machine whose inner
“A key design challenge has been to develop sleek, modern bathroom wrapped in glass; 19 first workings are exposed to create a mechanical
a personality that strikes the right balance between cabin suites, some with private outdoor terraces and performance for the guests as it loads and stores
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make yourself at home

Hilton Hotels & Resorts is re-thinking its lobby experience, part of a three- enables other hotels and owners to incorporate the principals as guidelines.
phase $40 million renovation of the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner in Virginia. First, a lot of effort went into opening up the building façade. “Lobby
“When I joined Hilton, one of our first mandates was to become a design- design doesn’t start when you walk into the lobby, it starts at the street,”
driven organization, so we set about working with the brands to create a Traxler says. The imposing reception desk is no longer. Instead there’s a
residentially inspired piece of furniture sized
appropriately for one of two people backed
by a significant piece of art. Meanwhile, an
18-hour bar acts as the anchor, greeting
guests as they walk into the hotel, which
features a sculptural light element that
transforms throughout the day. (There’s a
“magic” glass cube that hides grab-and-go
breakfast and lunch items to get ready for
cocktail hour.) “We wanted to activate the
lobby space throughout the course of the
day by transforming architectural elements,”
Traxler says.
Besides various seating areas suitable
refresh plan of attack,” explains Larry Traxler, Hilton’s senior vice president, for ad hoc meetings or those traveling alone, there is a technology lounge
global design services. “We are feeding the lobby with adjacent energy outfitted with work stations and a communal table. And as the name implies,
centers, making it iconic and memorable, and making it a space that you Hearth, a new spin on a three-meal restaurant, features fireplaces and fire
would circulate to instead of through.” For this, the Hilton team worked with elements throughout, many at the front of the space to “draw guests in, like a
Atlanta-based TVS on the McLean property, and Toronto- and New York- moth to a flame,” Traxler says.
based Yabu Pushelberg on a design narrative/DNA document, a manual that Next up: a re-concept of the Hilton guestrooms.

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big bronco cowboy country, we have a bronco on
the boudoir pillow and a pony throw on the bed,
as well as horse-themed modern artwork, and
lots of bold, adventurous color. Chicago is more
architecturally inspired, with a white faux leather

chaise and an intricate headboard that envelops an

oval mirror. The window seats are a great addition;
you can actually lounge in the window seat and
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glass tops feature surprising pops of color inside;
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Caruso says working with historical buildings
(all three properties date from the early 1900s)
was a double-edged sword: each had a story of
its own, but making the rooms all function with
so many different layouts was a big challenge.
“Although the designs are quite different, they all
share a luxurious modern sensibility with lots of
international touches,” she says.

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interview: sol kerzner perspectives
By Jana Schiowitz

no slowing down
In his almost 50-year career, Sol Kerzner, chairman and CEO of HD: You were recently
Kerzner International Holdings Limited, has opened more than 50 honored with several lifetime
resorts across several global markets, founded both of South Africa’s achievement awards. Did
largest hotel groups, and was recognized by Queen Elizabeth II for you ever think you would
outstanding contributions made to business and communities in come this far?
the Bahamas, achieving Royal Knighthood this past December. Not SK: When I started working
to mention that the hotel and gaming entrepreneur was recently in hospitality in 1962, I wanted to do one thing: blow away the
honored several times over: receiving the ILTM UltraTravel Lifetime customer. Forty years and over 50 resorts later, this philosophy
Achievement Award for his dedication to travel in Cannes; the remains the core value of Kerzner International. To create something
Variety Club Children’s Charity’s Lifetime Achievement Award for so spectacular, so unbelievable it feels like a living fantasy. When
raising money for sick, disabled, and disadvantaged children; Cornell people go on vacation, they want to escape their everyday lives and
University’s School of Hotel Administration’s Hospitality Innovator of it is my job as a hotelier to imagine and create a world where they
the Year Award; and the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association can do just that.
International Albert E. Koehl Lifetime Achievement Award. There’s
no stopping the 75-year-old—he frequents the Kerzner properties, HD: What kind of sacrifices have you made along the way?
spends time between his four homes, and continues to reinvent SK: Time on the road and away from my family. I’m 75 now and
the resort industry one brand at a time. Here, Kerzner sheds light still working as hard as I did when I was 30. The tough economic
on believing in the power of social media, what makes the perfect conditions over the past few years have required my team to work
destination, and determination as a lesson learned. harder than ever before. I have never known tough trading conditions
like we have lived through recently and this adds a lot of stress. I love
what I do and always have. I tend not to think of things that I need
to do for work as sacrifices.

HD: What is the key to staying innovative

and successful?
SK: I have always believed that to
be successful in the hotel world you
must be able to adapt and reinvent
yourself. Always take into account the
fundamentals like natural assets and the
destination. Entertainment has always
been a key component of the Kerzner
resort product. Sometimes we do this on
a smaller scale, like having a great band
in a restaurant, and other times, we do
it on a much larger scale like the many
events we stage at our resorts, such as
the Atlantis LIVE concert series with
musical artists such as Justin Bieber, Katy
Perry, and Taylor Swift; Battle 4 Atlantis,
an eight-team pre-season men’s college
basketball tournament; the Miss Universe
pageant; etc. In both Atlantis properties,
the Bahamas and Dubai, we have built
facilities for conferences that also serve as
venues for entertainment events.
This is especially true when talking
Clockwise from top left: One&Only Cape Town’s exterior, Vista Bar, and penthouse. about social media. I must admit, even

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I was a skeptic at first. How

could something like Facebook or
Twitter change the landscape of
the travel industry? It just didn’t
seem possible. And yet, here I
am today, believing in the power
of social media. Atlantis and Left and above: One&Only the Palm, Dubai’s black-and-white
One&Only are able to be part of Stay Restaurant and exterior at dusk.
the online conversation and in
turn, gain some valuable insight
on our own product. We quickly
determined that to be successful watch the competition very carefully. Not only in
in this new world, a resort must your specific sector, but also in related businesses
remain authentic and relevant. By like food and beverage, entertainment, music, and
doing this, our fans become the fashion.
brand ambassadors. Today our
posts range from seasonal deals HD: The One&Only brand is known for its
to updates on the marine life at one-of-a-kind, luxurious accommodations and
Dolphin Cay. Word-of-mouth is an personalized services. Why are these elements
incredibly powerful force and we so important when providing a unique guest
are finding that the younger and experience?
more tech-savvy audience relies SK: The One&Only formula for success can be
on these crowd-sourced reviews like Twitter and Facebook to make simplified into five basic concepts: added value, personal details,
their travel plans. engaging programming, authenticity, and service. In order to remain
top-of-mind, we have implemented a more comprehensive returning
HD: Your career spans more than 45 years. What is the most guest communication strategy that highlights these values. Our
important lesson learned? team has aggressively sought out like-minded partners to increase
SK: My determination and persistence to never give up and to get brand awareness and create innovative offerings for our guests. For
things done is the best way I can describe what I have learned. Some example, we entered into a partnership with Physique 57, a workout
people call it courage. I don’t really know what to call it. In this system in New York City and Los Angeles, to create exclusive retreats
competitive world, some people get the lucky breaks and take risks at One&Only Ocean Club and One&Only Palmilla.
that pay off and others don’t always get it right or have good luck. It’s
the way the world works fortunately or unfortunately—depends on HD: During the last few years, your brands have expanded even
where you are and what you want. more so across the globe. Why did you choose new markets like
HD: What does the idea of a perfect destination mean to you? SK: I read a lot of periodicals and follow current affairs to learn
SK: With Atlantis, Paradise Island, in the Bahamas I had an about what is new in the world. For instance, when we were looking
ideal climate, increasing airlift into the destination and the to expand in Dubai, we took into account that the Dubai Tourism
local government’s support of tourism. You should research the Authority actively and effectively promotes the destination, not to
competition and see how they are doing in the market. Make sure mention Dubai has one of the best airlines in the world. We continue
there is the potential to create something unique that the customer to watch and search for new emerging markets to destinations that
will respond to. For instance, with Atlantis, the Palm in Dubai, there provide attractive offers and incentives.
was nothing else that existed like that hotel in the current market-
place. Be sure you can deliver great service. Always factor in the HD: How is One&Only the Palm different from its sister properties?
people and resources that will be required to train. And finally, take SK: We believe the government’s continuous commitment to
a hard look at the local business culture. developing tourism in the region combined with all the destination
has to offer and its easy international access makes it the perfect
HD: How do you go about choosing locations for your properties? place for us to expand the One&Only portfolio. One&Only the Palm,
SK: I always try to stay current with world trends and ideas. I like which opened in November, is comprised of just 90 keys and four
to know what’s going on. In briefing my teams, I try to give them big private beachfront villas. It is Dubai’s first true beach resort and acts
ideas or the ‘essence’ of the concept we are trying to create. I find as a private residential-style escape for guests to enjoy spectacular
that if you have chemistry with a group of talented people then the views of the city skyline in a chic and very boutique setting.
creative process usually flows well from there. Finally, you have to

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interview: patrick jouin perspectives
By Stacy Shoemaker Rauen

form and function

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Patrick Jouin is a man of many talents. Since starting his Parisian is to do something that is a beautiful
firm in 1998, he has mastered the art of elegantly marrying form and souvenir, but at the same time, create an
function, creating products for the likes of Alessi, Ligne Roset, and emotion. It is not easy to understand this
Bernhardt, and spaces for industry greats such as Alain Ducasse. And kind of beauty; it needs a lot of sensitivity
that’s just the beginning: he had a hand in Paris’ bicycle system and and you have to be weak and open to be
designed the city’s public toilets. Most recently, 10 years of his product sensitive. I always try to make an emotion,
work was on display in New York (his first exhibition stateside) at the so you open your heart, your mind, your spirit. The same goes for
Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) which showcased the likes of his a restaurant. Maybe you have lost something, you are unhappy
much-copied cascading glass bubble chandelier for Leucos; a spatula with your day of work, and today is a bad day, you are in bad mood.
that has a notch so it can rest on a jar instead of on the counter; and You open the door and I have to change your mood. The exhibition
chairs made with a new technology called stereolithography, where a is like this.
laser beam makes the object, turning liquid
resin solid. “My practice is going from
craftsman to high-tech, from hospitality
to big industry like cars,” he says. We
caught up with the prolific designer in New
York, where he talked design as theater,
communication as a key to success, and his
dislike of things that are fake.

HD: What did you want to showcase with

your MAD exhibit, Design & Gesture?
PJ: I showed my work a few months ago in
Paris, and it was more about the process of
design—the relation of the fabricator, the
client, but there was a lack of something.
This [exhibition is] to understand why it
was designed this way. It’s the gesture, the
beauty. It’s not only form and function,
Left: Restaurant Lafayette Organic in Paris’ Galeries Lafayette
which is already not easy to achieve, but
mall. Above: The bar at the Hotel Plaza Athénée Paris.
it’s also to design a gesture and the beauty
of a gesture. Design is not a shape; if it is
only a shape it doesn’t work. If it is only a
function, it’s the same. We are trying to go HD: How did you get involved with the
beyond that. Every time I try to find a trick exhibition?
with the object. It is not super obvious; it PJ: I have been working with Van Cleef
has to be elegant. It’s always an organic for years. I designed the original store
way to mix gesture, usage, technology, in Paris. [The company] is very close to
brand in one thing. my spirit: I like this idea of enchantment,
fantasy, and femininity. Van Cleef is a good
HD: You are in town for another fit for me.
exhibition called Set in Style for Van Cleef & Arpels at the Cooper-
Hewitt Museum, which you designed. HD: Hospitality-wise, what are you working on?
PJ: The Cooper-Hewitt is at the Carnegie mansion, this beautiful PJ: We are working on the Mandarin Oriental in Paris, two
house. The mansion is beautifully crafted, more than 100 years ago, restaurants and a bar for chef Thierry Marx, his first restaurant in
and Van Cleef was created at the same time. I really tried to make Paris. With a chef like this, who is very creative and cutting edge,
them speak together, so when you enter, architecture reveals the that is what we have done with the design. It has to be a beautiful
jewelry and jewelry reveals the architecture. It is natural. The idea moment, but I don’t want guests to be uncomfortable. And I want to

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Right and inset: Jouin’s Ether by Muranodue for Leucos/FDV chandelier, made of cascading glass
bubbles strung together and lit from above; in the lobby of the Museum of Arts and Design, Jouin
installed Reed, his newest collaboration with Leucos/FDV, made of handblown glass tubes.

surprise them at the same time, so they can understand

what Thierry Marx is doing.

HD: The restaurant industry, especially fine dining,

is evolving. What’s your take on the restaurant
industry today? Are chefs asking for anything
PJ: Here [in New York] it is really incredible— HD: What is the design concept?
restaurant design has become theater. You make PJ: If you were coming there, you don’t even
a project and two years after it is gone. I had a want to take off your coat, you just want to
restaurant with Ducasse called Mix. It was a beautiful start to work. We made a place that is raw and
project, but it wasn’t the right street, so it is gone. It was at the same time, well-designed, but if your paint
on 58th Street—it should have been in the Meatpacking gets on the floor, it’s okay. So it’s like a New York
District. loft feeling, but with Shanghai energy. There are a lot
What has changed is that now chefs are more conscious—for the of books, a lot of places for artists to meet together, the idea
chef, it is very important to work with a designer, with an architect, of cooking is very important. Inside the studio they have a place to
with a lighting designer. It has become a whole experience. Now shower, a bedroom, but they can also open everything up and be
everything is designed, which is making everything better, and at the linked with other artists.
same time, it is harder for a designer. The consumer knows much
better, and is much more of a critic. When you are a professional, HD: What are some of your recently completed projects that you
you try to make things perfect, but at the same time, the touch of a are most proud of ?
chef, a chef ’s personality, can disappear. You can have the right mood, PJ: The free toilet system of Paris—400 toilets. [We wanted] to make
the right fabric, the right thing, but it is not the chef anymore, and a little pavilion in the street. The women were afraid to use them, so
that’s not good. There is a devil in every project, you just have to find we tried to make something where you feel secure. We are working
it. I spend a lot of time with the chef, not ‘I like blue, no I like green,’ for Ubisoft, making electronic games. We are working for Alessi,
but to really understand what he is trying to create—the kind of food, designing a new fruit bowl. We are also working on the taxi sign for
what a waiter is for a chef, what a knife is for a chef. It is a team Paris. We have changed the system, so when a taxi is free it is green,
project. Context is important. I was lucky to work with Ducasse. He and when they have someone it’s red, and you can see it from far
is an incredible professional. He has traveled all over the world and away. Before it was white, but it was impossible to understand.
has absorbed so much information. A great teacher.
HD: You have designed so many products, but what do you love
HD: Is there a restaurant fad that you would like to do away with? about hospitality?
PJ: I don’t really like the restaurants that look old that are brand PJ: It makes us think a lot. Empathy is very important, so we don’t
new. They are well done, but they are fake. When you arrive in a design things for us. When I design something I will use it and see
little restaurant in the middle of Paris or New York that has not if I like it. But that’s not enough [for hospitality]. You have to think
changed in the last 100 years, you say, ‘this is so great.’ It’s like when about everyone. That’s incredible. When you do a hotel or restaurant,
you see someone with an old car, you think they’re nice, even if they you have one shot, one prototype, you can imagine one moment—it is
aren’t. It’s the same for a restaurant. almost the opposite of industrial design. It is an experience, and you
share this experience, this thought or this dream that is unique, with
HD: Are you working on any cool non-restaurant hospitality someone else. It is an incredible human experience.
PJ: We are doing an incredible project for Swatch in Shanghai, the HD: What is the key to a successful collaboration?
Swatch Art Peace Hotel. One level is for Swatch shops—Swatch, PJ: Communication. Some chefs are not used to looking at drawings;
Omega, Breguet, Blancpain. After that you have levels where there their emotion, they don’t know what to say. They will say ‘oh it’s
will be artist studios—artists are coming from all over the world, great,’ even if they don’t like it. You have to find a way to speak
and Swatch is giving them a lodge where they can create for three together so everyone is happy at the end. It will cost the same to
weeks or six months. One level has three incredible hotel suites. And make it well or not. I try to be very sensitive. Every time it is a
another has a restaurant and terrace. different story. You have to reinvent yourself—you don’t want to copy
yourself. That is the fun part.

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Cheryl Rowley
After 25 years with your firm, and 38 years in the business,
you are retiring, or as you say, reinventing yourself. Why now?
I went from being a senior designer at James Northcutt, to starting my firm in the
basement of my house with one employee, to a staff of 40. It’s hard not to get
big when opportunities present themselves and there’s exciting, global work. I
found myself, even though I was designing all the way to the end, getting further
away from that, from where I started, which was a boutique company with small
projects. The recession was an opportunity to look at my business and personal
life. My family has been up in British Columbia—my husband for five years,
daughter for two years. That was really the impetus. Should I continue to ride this
out and build the business again or does that make any sense?

So what’s next for you?

Even though I am closing my LA office, I am still a designer, and always will be
a designer; it’s part of who I am as a human being. I am keeping the business
name, and expect I will be doing design up in Canada. First I want to take a break
and regroup. There are some things I need to do personally—I own a home up in
Canada, and I want to get outside and work in my garden.

What design opportunities would pique your interest?

Maybe I will take on projects in keeping with what I used to do: more local,
smaller, intimate. I am a child of the ’60s and ’70s and really a hippie at heart. I
want to get back to doing things with my hands.

What are some of the milestone projects of your career?

Personally, a huge project for me was the Hotel Hana-Maui. I started it with
Northcutt and it was where I learned my chops in construction management and
the essence of what good hotel design is all about. We had a fabulous client in
Rosewood, particularly Bob Zimmer. That gave me the opportunity to start my
own business—my first projects were capital improvements for Rosewood. After
that was my early work for Kimpton, the Beverly Prescott in Los Angeles. That
was the break out project for me—at the time everything was beige, and we put
coral and ivory striped wallcovering in the guestroom, the first time that had ever
been done. And the last big project I worked on is still in construction: the Four
Seasons in St Petersburg, Russia. It is a highlight of my career.

What are your greatest lessons learned?

I think listening, being a really good listener. Trying to understand not only the
client and where they are coming from, but also the intrinsic nature of a project.
Equally important, you cannot underestimate the amount of detail you have
to pay attention to. Lastly, be out there in the world and take it in. Travel and
open yourself up to different cultures, smells and tastes, experiences. And be
appreciative of people. The hardest thing is saying goodbye to all the amazing
talent I have had the opportunity to work with. I can’t say thank you enough.
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Having an obsession with lighting
is not a bad thing as Niche Modern
Clockwise from top: Chivas with cascading glass; the Minaret in Crimson, introduced in 2006, remains
founders Jeremy Pyles and Mary
a popular pendant; Chivas disassembled to show that its deep amber glass cylinders can fit inside one
Welch learned. “Jeremy would
another; a piece from the Spark Modern Chandelier collection; Stamen in Smoke, the first fixture the duo
constantly adjust the lighting,” designed and prototyped, which features a tubular bulb and curvy glass body; and two inspirational photos:
explains Welch, Pyles’ wife and co- a light beam shot by Pyles with his old Polaroid camera in 2003, and an interpretation of the Stamen fixture
founder of the Beacon, New York- drawn by their son, Max.
based lighting company, adding that her
husband would also study light and light beams and take pictures back to New York in 2003 to reinvent themselves. “We were processing
while doing so. a different reality and both of us were shifting gears,” says Welch. They
But Pyles, a graphic/packaging designer, and Welch, an office shifted into retail, owning a shop where Welch sold everything from
manager, never set out to start a lighting company: after a post-9/11 accessories to tabletop items in the front, and Pyles did design work in
hiatus from New York took them to a barn in Cape Cod, the couple moved an office in the back.
While looking for lighting for their new store and coming up empty,
the duo came across a glassblower who helped them create their own
line of lighting. “From the minute we opened, people wanted the lights,”
explains Welch. “This was really just an experiment,” says Pyles.
An experiment-turned-bustling-business once the two became
proactive in their advertising and marketing efforts. Now their lighting
can be seen in restaurants like Twenty Five Lusk and Press Club in San
Francisco, and globally at the W Hong Kong. The company continues
to grow with the launch of the Spark Modern Chandelier collection
inspired by illuminated candles; a new glass studio being built right in
their backyard; and a venture into the furniture world. “My biggest goal
as a designer is to create products that pass that test of simplicity, that
have that real, simple beauty,” explains Pyles.

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Neoteric Luxury’s Hideaway Daybed makes a big statement outdoors—the
piece is 16 feet wide by eight feet deep. The cocoon-like daybed has a deep
cushion and large pillows for comfortable seating and lounging.

Architect and designer Michael

Vanderbyl was influenced by coastal
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See!, infusing modern lines and
beautiful contours. Named after
that initial moment of discovery, the
chaise lounge, shown here, gives
users something to notice—it has a
cutout the length of its body.

Gandia Blasco offers a handful

with the Finger chair and
table with a molded body
resembling the body part.
Designed by Nendo, the chair
and table are offered in white,
warm gray, tobacco, and
black colors, and are made
of 100 percent recyclable

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products outdoor

Bahama Umbrella’s Bahama Largo is a grand,

inverted, collapsible shading structure. Rain is no
problem for the umbrella—water is collected through
the fabric funnel and can be drained through the
center column or used for irrigation.

French indoor/outdoor furniture company sifas

has launched Sakura, a contemporary chair
available in four relaxation positions. The piece,
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The new XQI line from Royal Botania

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Havana from Gloster was designed by Povl Eskildsen and includes pieces like
the round conversation table and curved three-seater sofa, shown here. The
collection keeps comfort for the outside environment in mind: dining tables have
hand-finished aluminum tops matched with large dining chairs and both straight
and curved benches; and the deep seating line now offers an oversized round
ottoman with matching coffee and side tables.

John T. Unger’s Great Bowls ’O Fire are heating

up the outdoors thanks to sculptural fine art
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“Guests will always appreciate creative
design if it enriches their lives.”

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Hospitality Design Platinum Circle Award Honoree

Jerry joined destination design firm WATG in 1957 and

retired 50 years later on his 75th birthday. His influence
on the hospitality industry is forever memorialized in the
people that he touched and the highly respected body of
work that he leaves behind. In the way he lived his life and
practiced his craft, he brought happiness and long-lasting
memories to millions of people. He will be deeply missed.

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Wolf-Gordon’s London Chic collection looked

to the city’s neighborhoods and parks for
inspiration. The result: 12 patterns that take
on geometric designs and woven textures with
metallics and leafy vines.

Swarovski has entered the wallcoverings market with its new Elements
collection. Shown here is Feather Palace where a delicate feather image is
topped with Swarovski crystals, which is surrounded by darker feathers for a
sense of drama.

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Fromental unveils its latest wallcovering, Prunus,

shown here in the Bitumen colorway. The elegant
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Zydeco, a low-VOC covering from Cirqa

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The Indigo collection designed by Art for Koroseal MDC Wallcoverings, the exclusive distributor
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sweet singapore
Singapore wasn’t always a center for arts and culture. Thanks to a mid-’90s push by the government to raise
its design caliber, and the resulting opening of the Esplanade performing arts center, several high-end hotel
and resort projects, world renowned chef-driven restaurants, and the annual Singapore Arts Festival, the
Southeast Asian country is now home to many product and fashion designers, as well as landscape, interior
design, architecture, and branding firms. At the same time, many Singaporean designers and companies are
gaining recognition in some of the industry’s largest tradeshows like the iSaloni in Milan, representing one of
the few Asian markets at the show. Local manufacturers are also teaming up with designers (take Singapore
designer Cilicon Faytory collaborating with Eurosa for example) to launch new hospitality collections.
Here, we look at five of Singapore’s most sought-after manufacturers, whose in-house design teams are
producing goods for hospitality projects around the world.

Falcon, the high-end furniture

manufacturer, also works with
carpentry, joinery, ceilings, and
partitions for hotel projects like the
lobby bar at Novotel Hanoi, shown
Materials like stone, metal, and beveled here. The company specializes in
glass and customized selections give casegoods and millwork, as well as
Cheng Meng Co Pte Ltd unlimited options customized products.
for its hospitality furniture offerings. A guest www.falconincorporation.com
bathroom at a Citizen Hotel, shown here.

Known for its ability to outfit resorts, hotels, and mixed-

use projects, Design Studio Furniture Manufacturer Ltd.
Unicane Furniture Pte Ltd offers customized furniture for bathrooms, wardrobes, and
specializes in rattan and wicker vanities. Shown here is a bathroom done in the company’s
living room, guestroom, and paneling and thermoformed products.
occasional furniture as well as www.designstudio.com.sg
dining sets, with Eden, shown
here. Local artisans are also part
of the design team, creating
hand-carved marquetry pieces
for hotel lobbies and penthouses.

Eurosa Furniture Co (Pte) Ltd, maker of bedroom, dining, living,

office, and upholstered furniture, offers modern, contemporary,
and more traditional styles. The company’s newest dining table
and chair collection, Julia, is shown here.

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winner Green/Sustainable Project

Bell, Book & Candle

From top: The rooftop-to-table restaurant’s dining room with brown-toned furnishings and finishes; the lush rooftop garden. Opposite page, from top: A graphic look into the bar; from the chef’s table,
guests have views of the open kitchen.

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Bell, Book & Candle
New York
Owners Michael O’Sullivan and John Mooney
Architecture and Interior Design Firm GRADE Architecture + Interior Design, New York
Architecture and Interior Design Project Team Thomas Hickey and Edward Yedid
Contractor John Duggan
Purchasing Firm Not supplied
Photography Michael Weber

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winner Green/Sustainable Project

Glen Oaks Big Sur

Glen Oaks Big Sur

Big Sur, California
Owners Basil and Tracy Sanborn
Interior Design Firm Justrich Design Inc., San Francisco
Interior Design Project Team Steve Justrich
Contractor Sanborn Building
Purchasing Firm Not supplied
Photography James Hall Photography

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Clockwise from far left: Bright colors
capture the essence of the outside in the
kitchen of the Redwood Cabin; the earth-
toned Fireside Lodge’s bathroom; and the
Redwood Cabin’s living room. Opposite
page, from top: Two views of a Fireside
Lodge, where king-size beds are situated
in front of fireplaces set within the wall.

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winner Casual/Quickservice Restaurant

Hudson Hall

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This page, clockwise from left: Black lacquered
communal tables, king and queen chairs, and a sleek,
marble and wood bar in the stylish mess hall-like
restaurant. Opposite page: A 360-degree video
installation wrapping the space’s brick walls rotates
clips of imagery from local and international artists.

Hudson Hall at the Hudson Hotel

New York
Owner Morgans Hotel Group
Architecture Firm R Wade Johnson Design,
St. James, New York
Interior Design Firms Morgans Hotel Group, New
York, in collaboration with Studio Arne Quinze,
Interior Design Project Team Mari Balestrazzi, Tracy
Smith, and Theodore Mayer
Contractor Apco Group, Inc
Purchasing Firm Not supplied
Photography Michael Mundy

www.hospitalitydesign.com May/June 2011 113

winner Casual/Quickservice Restaurant


New York
Owner Eugene Kagansky and Sammy Mesrie
Architecture Firm Chien Dao Architects, New York
Interior Design Firm nemaworkshop, New York
Interior Design Project Team Anurag Nema, Katrina Kruszewski, Orit Kaufman, and Veronica Siebert
Contractor Mastey Construction
Purchasing Firm Not supplied
Photography David Joseph

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Above: The espresso bar took cues from the nearby Bryant Park Library for its design, where custom tiles made to look like book-lined shelves cover the floor and ceiling. Opposite page: The look
continues above and below the service area.

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winner Student Project

Miami Hotel & Resort

This page, from top: Renderings of the airy penthouse living room and organic lobby. Opposite page, clockwise from top: Renderings of the hotel’s
exterior, the penthouse kitchen, and Ricardo’s Restaurant with ocean views.

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Miami Hotel & Resort
Students Jennie Sorensen, Kevin Wagner, Laura Scallon, and William Reihmann
School Iowa State University

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winner Senior Living/Healthcare

Central DuPage Hospital Cancer Center

Central DuPage Hospital Cancer Center
Warrenville, Illinois
Owner Central DuPage Hospital
Architecture and Interior Design Firm RTKL Associates Inc., Chicago
Architecture Project Team Dan White, Alexander Faurot, Enrico Scaffai, Erik Sander, Michael
Baldwin, Manindra Singh, Peter O’Connor, Dave McNell, and Mark Banholzer
Interior Design Project Team Margi Kaminski, Lori Mukayama,
Katie Hall, Marina Pulliam, Glennon Schaffner, and Erica Flagg-Harmon
Contractor Walsh Construction
Purchasing Firm Not supplied
Photography Jeffrey Totaro

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Clockwise from far left: A three-foot glass light fixture hangs over
the staircase; the hospital’s jewel box-like exterior lets natural light
come in, creating a healing environment for patients; comtemporary
and warm touches are found in the main lobby’s waiting area; and the
centralized nurses station.

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winner Luxury/Upscale Hotel

Hilton Pattaya

Hilton Pattaya
Pattaya, Thailand
Owner CPN Pattaya Beach Hotel Co., Ltd.
Management Hilton Worldwide
Architecture Firms MAAR (BOH areas) and S.O.D.A. (façade)
Interior Design Firms Department of ARCHITECTURE Co., Ltd, Bangkok (hotel lobbies, Drift, Edge, and Flare)
and August Design Consultant co., ltd., Bangkok (guestrooms, executive lounge, and meetings and
conference rooms)
Interior Design Firm Project Teams Amata Luphaiboon and Twitee Vajrabhaya Teparkum, Waraphan
Watanakaroon, Prow Puttorngul, Tharadon Teerawanitchanan, Picha Thadaniti, Wipavee Kueasirikul,
Sasicholwaree Sawatdisawanee, Rattanapon Monmahachinda, Sutah Schonrungroj, Atirojt Rojratanawalee,
Worawut Oer-Areemitr, and Kanin Manthanachart (Department of ARCHITECTURE Co., Ltd.); and Pongthep
Sagulku, Suwit Tasanapak, Pongsak Pitisakulrat, Nattakan Sakolwaree (August Design Consultant co., ltd.)
Purchasing Firm Not supplied
Photography Courtesy of Hilton Pattaya

This and opposite page, clockwise from right: A wave-inspired fabric ceiling installation and
earthy hues transmit the hotel’s coastal surroundings to the 16th floor lobby and Drift Bar; the pool;
a guestroom with views of Pattaya Bay from a private balcony; and Edge restaurant was designed with
visual elements reminiscent of an underwater landscape.

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winner Bathroom

The Chatwal

The Chatwal
New York
Owner Hampshire Hotels & Resorts
Architecture and Interior Design Firm The Office of Thierry Despont, New York
Purchasing Firm Not supplied
Photography Gregory Good

Clockwise from right: Three views of the guest bathroom, which is done in three color schemes: burgundy, yellow/brown,
and blue.

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winner Judges Special Award

Saffire Freycinet

Saffire Freycinet
Coles Bay, Tasmania, Australia
Owner The Federal Group
Architecture Firm Circa Morris-Nunn Walker,
Tasmania, Australia
Interior Design Firm Chhada Siembieda, Sydney,
Contractor Fairbrother Group Tasmania
Purchasing Firm Not supplied
Photography Courtesy of Saffire Freycinet

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Opposite page from top: Tables are placed along a curved window at Palate restaurant; a suite’s
exterior reflects the clouds. This page, from top: Both the premium and luxury suites offer views
of the Tasmanian landscape.

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winner Nightclub, Bar, or Lounge

Cienna Ultralounge

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Cienna Ultralounge
Astoria, New York
Owner Tom Mitsios
Architecture and Interior Design Firm bluarch architecture + interiors + lighting, New York
Architecture and Interior Design Project Team Antonio Di Oronzo, Masashi Kobayashi,
and Chiharu Nishikawa
Contractor Mike Reilly
Purchasing Firm bluarch architecture + interiors + lighting
Photography ADO

Left and above: An overview of the lounge; a close-up look at

a booth with an icicle-like light fixture hanging overhead.

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winner Hotel or Day Spa

Pathway Spa Lifestyle Club

Pathway Spa Lifestyle Club

Nanjing, China
Owner Pathway Spa & Clubhouse Management (Nanjing) Co. Ltd.
Interior Design Firm 1328 Pt.,Ltd, Bangkok
Interior Design Project Team Voravee Puranasamriddhi, Pirun Chuenkratok, and Panyaporn Lowthong
Contractor Nanjing Commercial Interior Design Co. Ltd.
Purchasing Firm Not Supplied
Photography CreAsia Advertising (Shanghai ) Co, Ltd.

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From top: A Thai spa concept was
integrated into the design in a treatment
room; the dim treatment suite, complete
with a freestanding tub, soft furnishings,
and illuminated wall pieces. Opposite
page, from top: String curtains form small
foyers in front of each treatment room;
runway-like lighting for a corridor.

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winner Luxury/Upscale Public Spaces

Viceroy Anguilla

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Viceroy Anguilla
British West Indies
Owner Viceroy Hotel Group
Architecture Firm WATG, Irvine, California
Architecture Project Team Bradford J. McNamee, Paul S. Lyons, and Rafael F. Velazquez
Interior Design Firm Kelly Wearstler, Los Angeles
Purchasing Firm Not Supplied
Photography Christian Horan and Francois Hallard

Clockwise from left: Fun objects and sculptures decorate the Sunset Lounge; its bar; and a funky display of plants greets
guests in the lobby entrance.

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winner Luxury/Upscale Guestrooms or Suites

The Chatwal

The Chatwal
New York
Owner Hampshire Hotels & Resorts
Architecture and Interior Design Firm The Office of Thierry Despont, New York
Purchasing Firm Not supplied
Photography Gregory Good

Below: A penthouse suite’s living area. Opposite page, clockwise from top: A junior suite boasts a spacious terrace; and
both the guestroom desk and closet are inspired by designer luggage.

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winner Mid-range/Economy Hotel

Padre Hotel

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Padre Hotel
Bakersfield, California
Owner Padre Hotel LP
Architecture and Interior Design Firm Graham Downes Architecture, San Diego
Architecture Project Team Graham Downes, Jon Starr, Jeanette Gardner, and Maria Carrillo
Contractor Gold Coast Renovations
Purchasing Firm Canoe Hospitality
Photography Brevin Blach, Made U Look, and Maynard Mendoza

Left: A cowgirl welcomes guests in the grand lobby. Above, clockwise from top: The hotel’s entrance; a curtain separates the sitting area and
bedroom in a suite; and teal and gold hues give the restaurant an upscale feel.

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winner Mid-range/Economy Hotel

Lords South Beach

Lords South Beach

Owner Brian Gorman
Interior Design Firm BHDM Design, New York
Interior Design Project Team Brian Humphrey and Dan Mazzarini
Purchasing Firm Not supplied
Photography Presscott McDonald

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Clockwise from far left: Cha Cha Restaurant
dons a ‘70s chic theme; outdoor seating at the
Porch; a giant polar bear holding a beach ball
stands in the lobby; and the hotel’s signature hues
of aqua and yellow brighten the penthouse.

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winner Mid-range/Economy Hotel

Hotel Boca Chica

Hotel Boca Chica

Owner Fernando Romero
Operations and Creative Concept Grupo Habita
Architecture and Interior Design Firm Frida Escobedo and Jose Rojas, Mexico City
Contractor Silvio Cuevas
Purchasing Firm Not supplied
Photography Undine Pröhl

From top: The clean-lined Sea View room gives guests views of the bay and Roquetta Island,
a natural reserve, thanks to floor-to-ceiling shutters; a seaform-colored floor is contrasted by
bright red chairs on a deck flanked by boulders. Opposite page: Outdoor Las Sombrillas Bar
boasts hammocks, wood and concrete umbrellas, and wood tabletops.

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winner Open Category

Hilton Pattaya Circulation Spaces

From left: The grand elevator hall with pod-like seating; art installations line the wall in a runway-like hallway
leading to one of the hotel’s various restaurants. Opposite page, from top: Light peeks through the wall of
the space that connects the parking lot to the hotel; a sparkling wave-like installation seems to lead guests
down a hallway.

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Hilton Pattaya
Pattaya, Thailand
Owner CPN Pattaya Beach Hotel Co., Ltd.
Management Hilton Worldwide
Architecture Firm MAAR, Thailand
Interior Design Firm Department of Architecture Co., Ltd, Bangkok (hotel lobbies, Drift, Edge, and Flare)
Interior Design Firm Project Team Amata Luphaiboon and Twitee Vajrabhaya Teparkum, Waraphan
Watanakaroon, Prow Puttorngul, Tharadon Teerawanitchanan, Picha Thadaniti, Wipavee Kueasirikul,
Sasicholwaree Sawatdisawanee, Rattanapon Monmahachinda, Sutah Schonrungroj, Atirojt Rojratanawalee,
Worawut Oer-Areemitr, and Kanin Manthanachart
Purchasing Firm Not supplied
Photography Courtesy of Hilton Pattaya

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winner Fine Dining Restaurant

db Bistro Moderne

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db Bistro Moderne
Owner The Dinex Group
Architecture Firm Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe (NBWW), Coral Gables, Florida
Architecture Project Team Robert Szasvari and John Watkins
Interior Design Firm Yabu Pushelberg, New York and Toronto
Interior Design Project Team Larah Moravek, Caroline McKeough, Joe Kim, Evelyn Choi,
John Kim, and Se Hwa Yoo
Contractor Suffolk Construction
Purchasing Firm Parker International
Photography Evan Dion

From far left: The third dining chamber with artwork of the Eiffel Tower surrounded by
illuminated red walls; the sleekly designed lounge and bar area; and guests can dine in the
private wine bottle-enclosed wine cellar.

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winner Fine Dining Restaurant

New York
Operator Patina Restaurant Group
Architecture firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro, New York
Architecture Project Team Elizabeth Diller, Ricardo Scofidio, Charles Renfro, Kevin Rice, Zoë Small, Haruka Saito,
Anne-Rachel Schiffmann, Stefan Röschert, Michael Hundsnurcher, Roman Loretan, Dan Sakai, Chris Andreacola,
Anthony Saby, Mateo Antonio de Cardenas, Toshikatsu Kiuchi, Felipe Ferrer, Hallie Terzopolos, and Nkiru Mokwe
Contractor Turner Interiors
Purchasing Firm Not supplied
Photography Iwan Baan

From top: The restaurant’s bleached figured maple veneer and limestone tiled staircase leads from the street entrance to the
dining room; the western dining room is where the mahogany planked ceiling slopes down to the lowest point. Opposite page, from
top: Two exterior views of the restaurant, which is housed in a freestanding glass structure topped by a walkable lawn in a sloping
hyperbolic paraboloid shape.

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finalist Casual/Quickservice Restaurant

má pêche

Clockwise from below: A view of the double-height dining room from

above; two communal tables form a cross-like shape in the dining room;
and the upstairs bar.

má pêche
New York
Owner Momofuku Holdings LLC
Interior Design Firm Design Bureaux, Inc,
New York
Interior Design Project Team Thomas Schlesser
and Claire Schlesser
Contractor Certified of New York, Inc
Purchasing Firm Not supplied
Photography Bill Milne Photography

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Open Category finalist

House of Air

House of Air
San Francisco
Owners Dave Schaeffer and Paul McGeehan
Architecture and Interior Design Firm Mark Horton/Architecture, San Francisco
Architecture Project Team Mark Horton, David Gill, and Matt Shanks
Contractor Hathaway Dinwiddle Construction Company
Purchasing Firm Not supplied
Photography Ethan Kaplan Photography

From top: A bi-fold door creates an indoor-outdoor feel for the trampoline park; the
structure is made of a lit translucent wall; and the entry to the training ground.

Caption here

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finalist Open Category

Lobby of the Red Door Spa

at the Biltmore Fashion Park

Lobby of the Red Door Spa at the

Biltmore Fashion Park
Owner Macerich
Architecture Firm cmda design bureau inc., Scottsdale
Architecture Project Team Jon Luft, Riccardo Cattapan,
and Ben Collins
Interior Design Firms cmda design bureau inc., Scottsdale,
and testani design troupe, Inc., Scottsdale
Interior Design Project Team Riccardo Cattapan and Ben
Collins (cmda), and Judi Testani and Joanne Hertel
(testani design troupe, inc.)
Photography Christiaan Blok

Clockwise from top left: An industrial staircase connects

the lobby and the spa; the spa’s signature red door graces the
façade; and the graphic exterior wall detailing casts shadows
on the second floor.

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Nightclub, Bar, or Lounge finalist

Roxbury Hollywood

Caption here

Roxbury Hollywood
Owners Elie Samaha and Donald Kushner
Interior Design and Purchasing Firm G+ Gulla Jonsdottir
Design, Los Angeles
Clockwise from top: Living walls flank the outdoor patio; the nightclub’s interior, Interior Design Project Team Gulla Jonsdottir and Erni Taslim
with its circular glowing bar; and guests enter the nightclub through 20-foot-tall Construction Manager Williamson Built
steel doors stamped with a custom design. Purchasing Firm G+ Gulla Jonsdottir Design
Photography Edward Duarte

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finalist Luxury/Upscale Hotel

Grand Hotel Villa Cora

Grand Hotel Villa Cora

Florence, Italy
Owner Quadrifoglio S.p.A.
Architecture and Interior Design Firm
Marianna Gagliardi Architetto, Florence, Italy
Architecture and Interior Design Project Team
Andrea Solinas and Antonietta Vuoto
Photography Massimo Listri and Giovanni

Clockwise from top left: One of the various

guestrooms; a sculpture stands in the center of
the ornate lobby’s foyer; the library; and mirrors
surround lounge seating in the Mirrors Room.

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Resort finalist

W Retreat & Spa

W Retreat & Spa

Vieques Island, Puerto Rico
Owner Reig Capital Group
Interior Design Firm Studio Urquiola, Milan
Interior Design Project Team Patricia Urquiola and Stefano Belletti
Architecture Firm Sierra Cardona Ferrer, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
Architecture Project Team Alberto Ferrer and Nayda Berlingeri
Contractor Aireko Construction Corp.
Purchasing Firm The Carroll Adams Group
Photography Courtesy of W Retreat & Spa

From top: Bold graphics and colors make up the Living Room; the lounge is
outfitted with floor-to-ceiling windows for runway and water views.

Caption here

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finalist Resort

Banyan Tree Al Wadi

Banyan Tree Al Wadi

Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
Owner Rakeen
Architecture and Interior Design Firm
Architrave Design & Planning, Singapore
Purchasing Firm AAA Construction
Photography Courtesy of Banyan Tree Hotels
& Resorts

Clockwise from top left: The Samar Lounge,

housed in a double-story cove-like space; the
bedroom of an Al Rimal Villa; and a pool view of
an Al Khaimah Villa.

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Fine Dining Restaurant finalist

Twenty Five Lusk

Twenty Five Lusk

San Francisco
Owners Matthew Dolan, Chad Bourdan, and Chris Dolan
Architecture and Interior Design Firm CCS ARCHITECTURE, San Francisco
Architecture and Interior Design Project Team Cass Calder Smith, Bryan Southwick,
Barbara Turpin-Vickroy, and Melissa Werner
Contractor Teutonic
Purchasing Firm Not supplied
Photography Paul Dyer

Left: In the lounge, stainless steel fire orbs hang from wood ceiling beams. Below: A sleek,
glowing bar juxtaposes the exposed brick and rough-sawn timber filled dining room.

Caption here

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finalist Student Project

Statler Hilton

Statler Hilton Redevelopment

Student Kendra Locklear
School University of Texas Austin

Clockwise from top: Renderings of the

lobby lounge, guestroom bathroom, lobby, and

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Mid-range/Economy Guestrooms or Suites finalist

Hotel Indigo Shanghai on the Bund

Hotel Indigo Shanghai on the Bund
Owner and Purchasing Firm Shanghai Huan Jiang
Investment & Development Co., Ltd.
Architecture Firm Gensler, Shanghai
Architecture Project Team Han Qi and Tong Yin
Interior Design Firm Hirsch Bedner Associates, Singapore
Interior Design Project Team Andrew Moore, Julian Coombs,
Lian Miew Ching, Vin Leong Kok Wai, and Daisy Yang
Photography Ken Hayden

Clockwise from far left: A lantern-inspired floor lamp

stands next to a guestroom’s bed; a suite’s bathroom
boasts heady city views; and funky prints and a wall mural
define a suite’s bedroom.

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Page # Advertiser Web Address 74 Loewenstein www.loewensteininc.com

48 Aceray www.aceray.com Page # Advertiser Web Address
40 Advanced Technology Inc. www.advtechnology.com 9 Mark David Custom Contract Furniture www.markdavid.net
22 Alger-Triton International www.alger-triton.com 39 Maya Romanoff www.mayaromanoff.com
2 Andreu World www.andreuworldamerica.com 33 Mayer Fabrics www.mayerfabrics.com
78 Andrew Morgan Collection www.morgancollection.com 5 Milliken Hospitality Carpets www.etage.milliken.com
62 APF Munn www.apfmunn.com 69 Mitchell Group, The www.stakleendryerseurethane.com
104 ASID www.asid.org/join 45 ModularArts www.modulararts.com
38 Barlow Tyrie www.teak.com 29 Moore & Giles www.mooreandgilesinc.com
106 Bernhardt Hospitality www.bernhardt.com/hospitality 50 MTS Seating www.mtsseating.com
81 Bryan Ashley www.bryanashley.com 105 NeoCon www.neocon.com
42 Burch Fabrics Group www.burchfabrics.com 91 OW Hospitality www.owhospitality.com
55 Carnegie Fabrics www.carnegiefabrics.com 83 Perlick www.perlick.com
64 Centiva Int’l - A Tarkett Co www.centiva.com 31 P/Kaufmann www.pkcontract.com
68 Cheryl Rowley www.cherylrowleydesign.com 80 Preciosa International Inc. www.preciosa.com
86 Cornell University 79 Restoration Hardware www.restorationhardware.com
4 Currey & Company www.curreyandcompany.com 34 Richloom Fabrics www.richloom.com
46 Daniel Fine Art Services www.danielfineart.com 36 Robert Allen www.robertallendesign.com
6-7 Daniel Paul Chair www.DPCchairs.com 94 Rocky Mountain Hardware www.rockymountainhardware.com
61 Dedon Inc. www.dedon.us 53 Samsung www.samsung.com/hospitality
103 Design Center www.neocon.com/finedesign 49 Samuel Lawrence www.slh-co.com
90 D’Style www.dstyleinc.com 93 Scranton Products www.scrantonproducts.com
25 Duralee Contract www.duraleecontract.com 54 Serta www.serta.com
8 Durkan www.durkan.com 10 Shaw Hospitality Carpets www.shawhospitalitygroup.com
20 Eaton Fine Art www.eatonfineart.com 95 Sherwin-Williams Chemical Coatings www.sherwinwilliams.com
1 Fabricut Contract www.fabricutcontract.com 71 SICIS www.sicis.com
63 Fairmont Designs www.fairmontdesigns.com 88 Signature Hospitality Carpets www.signaturecarpets.com
92 FiberBuilt Umbrellas www.fiberbuiltumbrellas.com 57 Simmons Contract Sales, LLC. www.simmonshospitality.com
CV4 Flexsteel Industries Inc. www.flexsteelhospitality.com 33 Spark Modern Fires www.sparkfires.com
66 Front of House/Room 360 www.frontofthehouse.com 67 Stacy Garcia for York Contract www.yorkcontract.com
30 Gasser Chair Company, Inc. www.gasserchair.com 96 Tiles of Spain www.tilesofspainusa.com
CV2, CV3 Global Allies www.globalallies.com 101 Todl.com www.todl.com
47 Gloster Furniture www.glosterpro.com 98 TOTO www.totousa.com
85 Grand Rapids Chair Company www.grandrapidschair.com 14-15 Trade Commission of Spain www.interiorsfromspain.com
94 Hampstead Lighting www.hampsteadlighting.com 72 Tuuci www.tuuci.com
58 IMA Hospitality www.imahospitality.com 28 Ulster Carpets www.ulstercarpets.com
3 Innovations in Wallcoverings, Inc. www.innovationsusa.com 12, 84 Valley Forge Fabrics www.valleyforge.com
76 Innovative Carpets www.innovativecarpets.com 70 Vaughan Benz www.vaughanbenz.com
65 ISA International www.havaseat.com 73 Venus Group www.venusgroup.com
82 iWorks USA www.iworksus.com 97 Vibia Inc. www.vibialight.com
23 Janus et Cie www.janusetcie.com 87 WATG www.watg.com
56 Kimball Hospitality www.kimballhospitality.com
41 Kingsley-Bate www.kingsleybate.com PRODUCT SHOWCASE
27 Kohler www.kohler.com 156 Advanced Technology Inc. www.advtechnology.com
17 Kravet Contract www.kravetcontract.com 156 DeepStream Designs www.DeepStreamDesigns.com
43 LacquerCraft Hospitality www.LacquerCraftHospitlaity.com 156 Emuamericas www.emuamericas.com
21 Leucos www.leucos.com 156 Global Safe Corporation www.hotelsafes.com
44 Lexmark Carpet Mills www.lexmarkcarpet.com 157 Green Hides Leather Studio www.greenhides.com
19 LG Electronics www.LGsolutions.com 157 MTI www.mtiwhirlpools.com
32 Lily Jack www.lilyjack.com
102 Lodging Conference www.lodgingconference.com

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in Barcelona Projects on the Boards
Neo Nightclub, Ludhiana, India; Crystal Sky indoor/outdoor Anywhere with a good beach, but
nightclub and restaurant, Dubai; Velvet Wine bar, Orlando; specifically, Tulum, Mexico
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Purchasing Blu Sushi, Hallendale, Florida; outdoor beach bar and pool
areas at the W San Diego; a new lounge in Las Vegas; and a Nightclub design is
boutique casino in Bratislava, Slovakia A wonderful canvas if you have the
Biggest challenge of the industry right client. Otherwise it’s a wilted
Being original. You can’t help but cut cliché salad.
and paste in this business, but the
challenge is to create new immersive
experiences with fresh arrangements
of old and new.

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I want to see fewer Big break

Bare light bulbs Recently completed projects Hitting it out of the park with our very
Vanity Nightclub and Johnny Smalls, Hard Rock Hotel and first lounge project, Red Room, San
My style is Casino, Las Vegas; Pure Urban Resort, Naples, Florida; and Francisco, in 1994
What I would like to think of as an Monroe Lounge and the re-concept and remodel of various
artful mix of old, new, high, and low F&B outlets at the Phoenix Hotel, San Francisco

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