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Hotel flooring trends 2016
Hotel flooring trends 2016
According to Statista, the revenue of the global hotel industry was US$457 billion in 2011, with Euromonitor International forecasting a US$550 billion revenue in 2016. In Australia, IBISWorld predicts industry revenue to grow at an annualized ...
The current state of keyless entry at big hotel brands
The current state of keyless entry at big hotel brands
Keyless hotel room entry - basically using your smartphone as your hotel room key - has come a long way.
This design features a restaurant built in a canyon cliff face
This design features a restaurant built in a canyon cliff face
A new restaurant concept could take food to terrifying new heights. Copper Canyon Cocktail Bar designed by Mexico City firm Tall Arquitectos is perched high on a cliff overlooking Basaseachic Falls, the second highest waterfall in Mexico at 807 feet. A...
Sushi robots and vending-machine pizza will reinvent the automat
Sushi robots and vending-machine pizza will reinvent the automat
Decades from now, historians may look back on 2016 as the year Earthlings ate pizza from vending machines, bought burritos from a box in New York's Grand Central Terminal and devoured sushi rolled by robots.
All the rooms in this futuristic 'drone hotel' can fly away
All the rooms in this futuristic 'drone hotel' can fly away
When you travel, you usually don't want to spend a lot of time in your hotel room - you want to explore.
Here comes the F&B revolution
Here comes the F&B revolution
The hotel industry had the bed wars and the bathroom wars, and now it's on to what I'm calling the F&B revolution. Every hotel, from branded to boutique, economy to luxury, is going for differentiation, personalization and local experiences these days ...
Neighborhood feel inspires exterior design
Neighborhood feel inspires exterior design
Leveraging local continues to be a popular trend in the hotel industry, from hiring celebrity chefs to hanging art and photography by community artists on the walls, but some developers and architects are finding success through another angle: Fitting ...
5 big takeaways for hoteliers from this year's J.D. Power hotel guest satisfaction rankings
5 big takeaways for hoteliers from this year's J.D. Power hotel guest satisfaction rankings
This year's annual J.D. Power rankings for North American Hotel Guest Satisfaction are out and even though guest satisfaction with hotels in Canada, the U.S., and Mexico has reached a record high in 2016, it's doubtful that we'll see the same results n...
Balancing security, aesthetics in hotel design
Balancing security, aesthetics in hotel design
Part of making guests feel comfortable is maintaining their sense of security, and hotel designers must walk the thin line of creating a safe environment without sacrificing the property's visual appeal. Balance is important and probably the toughest q...