Hospitality Design

"Hospitality" encompasses some of the most regularly visited and most intimate forms of entertainment design: hotels and restaurants. Hotels, unlike any other venue, have the potential to make the most personal connection with their guests: they act as homes away from home. The most sophisticated hotels will go above and beyond the call of business to create something truly unique, offering guests an entire experience. Similarly, restaurants are places that visitors go to be taken care of and comforted. Delicious food and an attentive wait staff are part of what make a restaurant experience great, but a cohesive theme and integrated entertainment elevates the experience to something magical. Entertainment Designer finds some of the most innovative, creative, and exciting examples of hospitality design across the globe.


Unpack the Suitcase House Hotel – Innovative Design Allows for Guest Configuration on the Fly

Posted on August 8, 2013

An innovative new hotel has opened just outside of Beijing and within walking distance of the Great Wall. The Suitcase House Hotel, designed by the master of configurable space architect ...

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Would You Eat It in a Box? – Marriott Explores Pop-Up Dining

Posted on August 2, 2013

Marriott is trying to shake things up to accommodate Gen Y travelers they see as more of a challenge to engage – travelers the hotel chain believes want to “blend ...

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Taking Hospitality to New Heights – Five Luxury Treehouse Hotels Around the World

Posted on July 30, 2013

The desire to sleep high in the trees could be an evolutionary leftover from when tree dwelling was a necessity. And as a child, who didn’t want a branch-top hideout ...

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A New Restaurant By Designers Dsquared2 Makes Us Wonder: Could Food And Fashion Really Mix?

Posted on July 15, 2013

International fashion house DSquared2 has spent nearly the last two decades stunning consumers with their fashion-forward menswear lines (and, more recently, their provocative women’s wear collections). Identical twin brothers Dean ...

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The InterContinental Shimao Shanghai Wonderland Turns The Skyscraper Concept Upside Down

Posted on July 3, 2013

In architecture, as in theme park design, it often seems that bigger is better. Builders in China particularly seem to gravitate towards designing towering structures: the country is home to ...

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Enjoy Truly Elevated Cuisine At Dinner In The Sky Las Vegas

Posted on June 24, 2013

When you imagine exhilarating pastimes, your thoughts probably turn to thrilling roller coasters or immersive, interactive theme park attractions. What you probably don’t think about is dinner. And yet, dining ...

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Marriott Reaches Out To The Millennial Demographic With Its Imported AC Hotel Chain

Posted on June 14, 2013

The Marriott International hospitality group oversees a plethora of hotel brands. Guests looking for a high-end luxury experience can stay at their Ritz-Carlton or Bulgari Hotels & Resorts imprints. Business ...

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Concrete Architecture: Breaking The Cookie-Cutter Chain Hotel Mold

Posted on May 17, 2013

If you’re a traveler in search of decadence and excess, Amsterdam’s Red Light District probably tops your list of dream destinations. But of late, it’s also quietly become home to ...

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A Fairy-Tale Getaway Awaits At La Balade Des Gnomes

Posted on May 10, 2013

It’s not every day that you get an opportunity to sleep inside of a cow. In fact, the quirky La Balade Des Gnomes hotel, located near the picturesque town of ...

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The Plaza Hotel’s Gatsby Suite Brings Film And Literature To Life

Posted on May 7, 2013

The Great Gatsby has been part of the public consciousness for decades. The novel was penned in 1925 by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and is perhaps the most indelible pop culture ...

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