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.


The Chanler at Cliff Walk: European Grandeur in New England

Posted on April 29, 2013

Just outside Newport, Rhode Island is a boutique hotel that brings all the splendor of Europe to beachfront New England. The twenty luxurious guest rooms in The Chanler at Cliff ...

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Capo’s: A Chicago Mobster-Themed Restaurant in San Francisco’s Little Italy

Posted on April 26, 2013

Restaurant trends may come and go, but Italian food is always in style. It’s one of the most popular ethnic foods in America, and in San Francisco’s “Little Italy” neighborhood ...

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Pink is the New Pink at this Barbie-Themed Restaurant

Posted on April 17, 2013

At first glance, the excess of pink may seem like a Barbie dream house, but it’s actually the new Barbie Café in Taiwan, where fans of the iconic doll can ...

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Sleeping Around: Taking the “Pop-Up” Experience to the Next Level

Posted on April 15, 2013

We’ve seen “pop-up” boutiques and pop-up festivals, pop-up restaurants and even pop-up museums. But we’ve never seen a pop-up hotel. The pop-up concept – a temporary location for entertainment or ...

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Nickelodeon Suites Resort: A Family Hotel with the Theme Park Attractions Built In

Posted on April 12, 2013

If you’re looking to catch the debut of SpongeBob SquarePants: The Great Jelly Rescue! 4D movie later this month, it won’t be at any of the major theme parks in the Orlando ...

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Travel Through Time at this 1960s-inspired Barcelona Hotel

Posted on March 18, 2013

If traveling abroad isn’t enough for you, have you considered traveling through time? The design of the Chic and Basic Ramblas Hotel in Barcelona by Lagranja Design was inspired by Spanish icons ...

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The Chic-est Burger Joint We Ever Did See

Posted on March 6, 2013

How do you combine the aesthetics of two very unique cities like New York and Paris into one cohesive restaurant design? First, take a minute and imagine some of the ...

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The Walls Have Ears in this Hotel Room of the Future

Posted on February 26, 2013

Cutting edge hotels already offer more than just a bed and bath for your convenience. But if SerranoBrothers Design Studio in Spain has anything to say about it, staying in the ...

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A Little Bit Country: The Top 5 Western Themed Restaurants in the US

Posted on February 21, 2013

We've covered some incredible themed restaurants on Entertainment Designer, from sophisticated concept art bars to tourist dives. Entertainment design in the restaurant business is about finding the sweet spot between ...

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Trick Dog: San Francisco’s Newest Cocktail Bar in Full Color

Posted on February 7, 2013

More than two years in the making, Trick Dog opened its doors on Monday January 8 at 3 pm. This themed bar is the brainchild of Josh Harris and ...

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