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.

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Jeremy Railton and The Wishing Crystals: The Art of Show Design

Posted on September 6, 2012

Jeremy Railton may well be the world’s foremost live show designer.  We've covered his projects before, including the beautiful Crane Dance in Singapore. Having worked in theater, television and the live ...

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The World’s Largest Honky-Tonk: An Experiment in Scaled Country Western Bar Design

Posted on September 5, 2012

How can smart country western bar design turn an old barn into the world’s largest honky-tonk and one of the top country entertainment experiences in the country? The answer to ...

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Funk and Unusual Hotel Design Come Together at London’s Pavilion Hotel

Posted on September 1, 2012

Central London has a reputation as one of the birthplaces of great music and high fashion, and a boutique hotel in that neighborhood has worked hard to capture that glory.  ...

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The Proposal: A B&B Within An Art Gallery

Posted on August 28, 2012

If your dreams include exploring some of Europe's more innovative design galleries and staying on a budget, you're in luck. One pair of gallery owners in Zürich, Switzerland solved this dilemma ...

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Bowling a Spare in the Heart of Hollywood

Posted on August 22, 2012

Do you think you could bowl a spare with a high-end cocktail in one hand, surrounded by top Hollywood figures relaxing and conducting business? At The Spare Room in the Hollywood ...

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A Museum Within a Cave Hotel

Posted on August 22, 2012

If you’ve ever watched a Nature show with adventurers exploring caves and wished you could join them, we’ve found an amazing way to do just that. The Museum Hotel in ...

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Machu Picchu Sanctuary: The Only Hotel Situated Amidst the Sacred Ruins

Posted on August 13, 2012

Have you ever dreamed of climbing Machu Picchu, and being free to explore the ancient ruins and hear the echoes of long past cultures? We just discovered a way to ...

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Sukiyabashi Jiro: A Sushi Experience Crafted by Japan’s Living National Treasure

Posted on August 1, 2012

When we cover a restaurant on the site, we look to move beyond good food.  We even look to move beyond amazing food, and instead find restaurants that combine food ...

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Riad AnaYela Tells An Ancient Love Story Amidst an Arabian Nights Atmosphere

Posted on July 24, 2012

We've covered a number of amazing hotels on Entertainment Designer. But staying at riad AnaYela in Marrakech, Morocco, is as close as one can get to living an Arabian Nights ...

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Sensory Distortion: Modern Art Meets Design at the Propeller Island City Lodge

Posted on July 16, 2012

The idea of the themed hotel isn’t new; we’ve covered several on the site previously. One recent find in Germany caught our attention through its deliberate blend of art and ...

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