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How consumer habits are influencing the blend of physical and digital in design

How consumer habits are influencing the blend of physical and digital in design

The designers of physical retail and hospitality experiences are well aware that the digital presence of a project has rapidly grown in importance. With this evolution has come almost an entirely new understanding of how the physical and digital interact. 

“Neither brash nor ostentatious” – Architectus and Hecker Guthrie design Australia’s first Hyatt Centric

“Neither brash nor ostentatious” – Architectus and Hecker Guthrie design Australia’s first Hyatt Centric

As the world’s most locked-down city begins once more to welcome the prospect of visitors, Australia’s first Hyatt Centric has opened its doors.

4 impressive hybrid hotels in the Indo-Pacific

4 impressive hybrid hotels in the Indo-Pacific

In an ever-evolving industry, the term hybrid hotel is one that’s becoming increasingly common. We take a look at four of the region’s best to see what they’re offering.

Really though, what value do hotels offer guests?

Really though, what value do hotels offer guests?

As the hospitality industry goes into a tailspin from the pandemic, hoteliers and designers alike are forced to reckon with the true value that hotels bring to guests.

No longer memories past: Woods Bagot’s Next Hotel Melbourne

No longer memories past: Woods Bagot’s Next Hotel Melbourne

Woods Bagot serves up the nostalgia of ‘now’ at Melbourne’s new Next Hotel.

Bates Smart puts the jewel in the Hilton crown

Bates Smart puts the jewel in the Hilton crown

It’s beautiful, hidden away and oh so Melbourne. Hilton Little Queen Street is open for business and is sparkling like a diamond.

Acrylic Couture puts glass in a whole new light

Acrylic Couture puts glass in a whole new light

From Austaron Surfaces comes Acrylic Couture – an all new way of creating beautiful and sleek surfaces for interior projects.

Sala Samui is nothing short of a first(class) resort

Sala Samui is nothing short of a first(class) resort

Never before has the serenity felt more real than it does right here at Sala Samui Chaweng Roadside Resort in Koh Samui, thanks Thai design duo, Onion.

Jean-Michel Gathy on the art and science of designing hotels

Jean-Michel Gathy on the art and science of designing hotels

The principal designer of Denniston shares about the fundamentals of hotel design, his latest collaboration with Aman and the future of hospitality.

Carr creates a scene in Melbourne’s theatre district

Carr creates a scene in Melbourne’s theatre district

Curated by Carr, Lancemore Crossley St Hotel is a boutique hotel centred in the thick of Melbourne’s theatre scene — and with a flair for the dramatic, it fits right in.

Samsen STREET Hotel turns Bangkok’s vices upside down

Samsen STREET Hotel turns Bangkok’s vices upside down

CHAT architects transform a Bangkok love motel into a neighbourhood ‘street’ hotel, and in the process, promote urban activities derived from forgotten traditions and street typologies.

Engaging in sustainability in hotel design

Engaging in sustainability in hotel design

Capable of encouraging deep engagement between people and place, sustainable design is an opportunity that ought to be urgently harnessed in hotel design. Leading the way, some architects and designers are doing just that.

Here’s to the Insta-worthy: where to eat, play and stay

Here’s to the Insta-worthy: where to eat, play and stay

With venues in popular locations boasting high star-ratings these days a dime-a-dozen, there is a new criteria being coveted in the hospitality scene.

How Can The Hotel Industry Economically Contract And Flex?

How Can The Hotel Industry Economically Contract And Flex?

Design Inn Symposium is an opportunity for members of the hotel industry to come together, collaborate and gain inspiration on how to navigate a recovery and encourage a more sustainable hotel industry.

Grounded Luxury: The role of rugs in hotel design

Grounded Luxury: The role of rugs in hotel design

The modern hotel experience is not what it used to be. Design, ergonomics and lived experiences inform all aspects of hotels, with everything from check-in to the pillows you sleep on driving a human-centric model of hospitality. With the help of Designer Rugs, we find out more.

Designed by architects WilkinsonEyre, Crown Sydney on track for December 2020 opening

Designed by architects WilkinsonEyre, Crown Sydney on track for December 2020 opening

Crown Resorts has marked milestone for its Crown Sydney development, with the topping out of the building marking the completion of vertical construction for the 275m high hotel resort and residences.

Kendra Pinkus, Design Maverick

Kendra Pinkus, Design Maverick

When is the best time to go it alone and establish your own practice? Well it’s always a huge professional and personal step but even more challenging at this particular time – that is unless you are Kendra Pinkus.

Making Swedish minimalism meet Japanese aesthetics

Making Swedish minimalism meet Japanese aesthetics

Housed within a 1920’s former bank, Tokyo welcomes new boutique hotel designed by Claesson Koivisto Rune inspired by “aimai” (erasing borders) featuring a series of micro-spaces including a cafe, retail and fine dining.

Shopping in paradise

Shopping in paradise

Amanpuri’s new retail pavilion designed by renowned architect Kengo Kuma seamlessly blends in with its beautiful surroundings.

Ministry Of Design’s ‘Colonial Prestige’

Ministry Of Design’s ‘Colonial Prestige’

Ministry of Design transposes heritage in the new quasi-colonial Prestige Hotel in Penang, with a contemporary interpretation of Victorian design – visual trickery included.

A Japanese zen oasis in Kyoto’s forest

A Japanese zen oasis in Kyoto’s forest

How can design reimagine and add value to modern luxury today? Situated in a secluded and undisturbed forest in Kyoto’s north, the new Aman Kyoto designed by Kerry Hill Architects is a minimalist respite surrounded by nature.

Green is the new black

Green is the new black

Hotel Chadstone Melbourne is a new five-star hotel by dwp and Bates Smart that puts fashion – and sustainability – first

“I Couldn’t Believe It. The Pace & Complexity Is Astounding”: Chris Wilkinson On Sydney’s Urban Future

“I Couldn’t Believe It. The Pace & Complexity Is Astounding”: Chris Wilkinson On Sydney’s Urban Future

The city’s most sought-after residences have just reimagined Sydney. But One Barangaroo’s architect, Chris Wilkinson, says “It was a question of bringing the refined, sculptural elegance this great city deserves.”

Integration: The key ingredient of CASE-REAL

Integration: The key ingredient of CASE-REAL

One of Japan’s leading architecture and design firms, Case-Real looks to integration as a key element across their practice, both in materials and environment.

Meet the visionary behind Ovolo Hotels

Meet the visionary behind Ovolo Hotels

No doubt we have all encountered frustrations in our travels, but few have turned those frustrations into a collection of bold and bespoke boutique hotels.

When life imitates art, or M.C. Escher: Studio 10’s Maze Hotel

When life imitates art, or M.C. Escher: Studio 10’s Maze Hotel

Inspired by the escapist maze-like qualities of historic Dutch artist M.C. Escher, Maze Hotel by Space 10 is all about flipping the hospitality experience.

Neri&Hu creates a moment of pause

Neri&Hu creates a moment of pause

Neri&Hu inserted a dramatic courtyard into a rigid structure creating a moment of tranquillity at Alila Bangsar – a hotel sandwiched between Kuala Lumpur’s old and new.

Adelaide gets its first ever ‘skinny micro hotel’

Adelaide gets its first ever ‘skinny micro hotel’

The micro hotel trend, which has taken the hotel industry globally by storm, is all set to make a thunderous debut in Adelaide.

Richards & Spence exemplifies tropical vernacular

Richards & Spence exemplifies tropical vernacular

For Ingrid Richards and Adrian Spence, Brisbane is more than just the city they call home – it’s a wellspring of inspiration. The pair reflects on lessons learnt in over a decade spent reshaping the civic identity of the Queensland capital.

Woods Bagot’s Ovolo The Valley is anything but boring

Woods Bagot’s Ovolo The Valley is anything but boring

Here’s a hotel that puts you at the centre of its live theatre. Ovolo The Valley appeals to the independent, spirited traveller seeking a little more customised curation from their hotel stay

Now you see it, now you don’t: The Fantauzzo by SJB

Now you see it, now you don’t: The Fantauzzo by SJB

SJB has designed The Fantauzzo hotel with a tonal, fractal façade that visually recedes into its natural and manmade surroundings.

Hotel futures with Woods Bagot, and the launch of Et Al

Hotel futures with Woods Bagot, and the launch of Et Al

In the next 10 years we’ll see 14 million new hotel rooms built – a large proportion of them being in Asia, says the Oxford Economics Outlook report. Woods Bagot is already gearing up to meet the market demand head-on with Et Al, a collaborative platform intended to transform luxury hotel service and experience.

The final furnishings of QT Perth

The final furnishings of QT Perth

QT Perth represents a new level of designer hospitality in the heart of WA. For the final touches, Indyk Architects knew to turn to JEB.

Adventurous hospitality at JW Marriott Hanoi

Adventurous hospitality at JW Marriott Hanoi

A Michelin star chef and a killer hospitality fit-out collide in the latest restaurant offering at JW Marriott’s Hanoi hotel. Behind the scenes, greymatters’ design worked with celebrity chef Akira Back to bring the mix of spaces alive.

The next echelon of design hotel: Carr’s United Places

The next echelon of design hotel: Carr’s United Places

United Places Botanic Gardens pioneers a new level of luxury travel for Melbourne and its design lovers.

Finding the surface solution for bar, club and hotel design

Finding the surface solution for bar, club and hotel design

Eye catching hospitality and hotel design is a tricky thing to get right – but with Staron Solid Surfaces, your options are limitless.

The rise of narrative-led hotels

The rise of narrative-led hotels

Behind every memorable hotel stay is a carefully curated brand experience. From environmental design to placemaking, wayfinding and more, Fabio Ongarato Design has been an early pioneer of the narrative-led hotel.

Sydney infill site transformed into a micro ‘guest house’ hotel experience

Sydney infill site transformed into a micro ‘guest house’ hotel experience

The powerhouse team behind the Little Albion Guest House in Surry Hills wanted to create an authentic hotel experience through clever design. And the project delivers that, plus so much more.

The Atlas Hotel Is Fitting In And Growing Over

The Atlas Hotel Is Fitting In And Growing Over

The Atlas Hotel is Vo Trong Nghia Architects’ thoughtful response to the increasing commercialisation of the Vietnamese town of Hoi An. This restive respite nestles comfortably into a dense urban grid and stirs consciousness of our relationship with nature.

Edited Luxury: Tribe Hotel Perth Interiors

Edited Luxury: Tribe Hotel Perth Interiors

Tribe Hotel Group – an artfully curated guest-centric and refreshingly affordable design hotel alternative, created for the modern business traveller, the nomad and the free agent – has launched its first hotel, Tribe Perth.

WA’s Newest Hotel Hotspot: Aloft Perth by Design Theory

WA’s Newest Hotel Hotspot: Aloft Perth by Design Theory

The newest generation of hotels is providing lively and connected design-led destinations for visitors and locals.

Super Luxe Hotel Design: The Alila Yangshuo Resort

Super Luxe Hotel Design: The Alila Yangshuo Resort

With architecture by Vector Architects and interiors by Horizontal Space Design, Alila’s second China property is a converted sugar mill on the banks of the Li River—a fantastic blend of the natural and the industrial.

A Hotel for the Modern Minimalist

A Hotel for the Modern Minimalist

The facade of the new Hotel Mono in Singapore’s Chinatown precinct features a striking black and white palette that continues internally to create bold statements.