Tag Archives: Hospitality Design

“Great Lobbies”

25 Jul

Hospitality Design Magazine featured “Great Lobbies” in their magazine almost a year ago. Searching the internet, these images and their concepts caught my eye.


Hilton Anatole in Dallas, designed my San Rafael-based EDG, resembles a town center, active day and night.

Hilton Anatole Food and Beverage component has a grab & go counter which increases revenue while offering guests an immersive experience.

Hilton McLean – After a $40 million renovation by Atlanta firm, TVS. The Hilton McLean Tysons Corner now features an 18-hour bar with a sculptural light element that morphs the space from day to night

Holiday Inn lobbies have been transformed into Social Hubs complete with modular furniture.

This Holiday Inn breakfast area transitions into a bar to keep guests on site and increase social interaction.

Le Meridien in Barcelona has a new lobby concept, called Latitude Bar, serving coffee and food by day and wine at night.

Last by not least, my favorite out of all of these. 

The TRYP by Wyndham, located in the heart of Times Square in New York City, has a new select-service brand geared towards younger audiences, is nicknamed Plaza Central. The design, by BBG-BBGM, is known for postcard lights and chesterfield sofas.

Hotels are now all about interaction, the TRYP encourages this by featuring a communal table, bar, library, and gastrobar.




Spas across the world

6 Feb

As I am looking for Internships and researching firms I recently fell in love with Hirsch Bedner Associates and the work they do. Working in a hospitality interior design firm is my dream.  I found a project they designed very inspirational to me, ESPA in Istanbul, Turkey.  The spa has a luxurious feel with its embossed bronze floor, chocolate brown marble, cast bronze sinks, and walls of crystals and warm, rich lighting effects.

I love the geometric wall structure in the gym area, it reminds me of water in its solid state as a molecule.

ESPA Istanbul, Turkey

Hirsch Bedner Associates

Choosing a Senior Project

22 Jan

Choosing a senior project was a hard task for me, as I like all kinds of commercial spaces.  I love hospitality design so at first I was leaning toward a boutique hotel, then got to thinking about a health and wellness center, and then ended up with a Medical Spa, that is a high-end luxury medical spa!  Well actually now it is a Medical and Wellness Spa! :) The allocated space of my design is about 29,000 sq. ft., which will be a 3 story medical and wellness spa with many different types of treatment rooms, spaces for both men and women, yoga studios, a juice bar, and doctors and admin offices.  I have always loved spas and things to do with taking care of one’s body.  Doing precedent studies last semester really inspired me and got me really excited about my future design!


After spending an entire semester of researching and creating this ginormous book, its time to get this show on the road!