French hotels embrace latest design trends | EPIC Hotel offers luxury shopping experience courtesy of F.P. Journe | Vegas hotel sees IoT, smart rooms as no gamble
March 22, 2019
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French hotels embrace latest design trends
French hotels are working to keep up with current design trends. "The idea is to break with established design codes, to deconstruct old styles and reconstruct them in a modern way to create vibrant settings and enhance the atmosphere," says Gwenola Donet of JLL France.
JLL Real Views (3/22) 
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EPIC Hotel offers luxury shopping experience courtesy of F.P. Journe
Watchmaker F. P. Journe now has a store inside Miami's EPIC Hotel. The retail space has a bar and lounge area.
Haute Living online (3/21) 
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Hospitality Trends and Technology
Vegas hotel sees IoT, smart rooms as no gamble
A Las Vegas hotel is using Aruba products, including the vendor's 802.11ac Wave 2 access points, to install "smart room" technologies that include internet of things capabilities. Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino plans to put Aruba's wireless, wired, security and location services products to work in existing rooms and in a 500-room addition that will open next year.
Hotel Management online (3/20) 
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L.A. hotels serve as community hubs
The Chateau Marmont and the Beverly Hills Hotel are examples of luxury properties that attract locals in Los Angeles. "This is L.A. Here, we actually hang out in hotels," says local Alison Werner.
Travel + Leisure online (3/21) 
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Spotlight on Development
Detroit development includes boutique hotel
A 228-key boutique hotel is part of a $310 million mixed-use development in Detroit. The property, set to open next year, will also include condos.
WXYZ-TV (Detroit) (3/21) 
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International Update
Capitol Kempinski Hotel incorporates local touches into design
The 157 guest rooms at Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore opened last fall as part of Leading Hotels of the World. "The rooms have stylish, modern features with Singaporean touches like Peranakan-style vases and lacquered wooden dressers," writes reviewer Katie Lockhart.
Travel Weekly (3/21) 
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Jamaica's Fern Tree Spa has something for everyone
The Fern Tree Spa at Jamaica's Half Moon resort covers 68,400 square feet, making it the largest in the Caribbean. Treatments also are available at an overwater bungalow.
Forbes (3/20) 
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Meet leaders in luxury hospitality
Connect in person with colleagues, leaders, and industry experts. Make connections that last and will help you grow your business and career at INSPIRE SUMMIT '19. Find out more.
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Spotlight on Tiffany Cooper of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
Tiffany Cooper shares some of the strategies behind Kimpton's unique approach to their brand experience. Hotel for hotel, the concept is real, the execution meaningful, and the team works from the heart. Read interview.
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