An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about hospitality

Project • By Metro arquitectosHotels

Azul del Carmen

Azul del Carmen is a Project that responds to how the world of hospitality has evolved. Every day, Airbnb offer grows worldwide. In a highly touristic destiny such as Playa del Carmen, this offer grows quickly. The building is set on a small 245sqm lot, which obliged to a vertical development, which has 4 units, each one with 110sqm. On top, a roof garden with a bar, lounge and infinity pool for all guests. Erick Laguna Exploring possible layouts, the vertical circulation was designed on the front façade. With this condition, we decided to play with light, color and the volume’s monumentality, which was materialized with a blue lattice that connects us with the Caribbean Sea tones. Erick Laguna Each unit has three b... More

Project • By Kohn Pedersen Fox AssociatesShopping Centres


From 1996-2006, the multi-phased revitalization included replacing the original tower and podium façades, creating double-height storefronts including flagship presences for Harvey Nichols and Louis Vuitton, adding new atria and entrances, expanding the retail and dining area, upgrading the interior finishes and skylights, converting the lower portion of the Edinburgh Tower into a boutique Mandarin Oriental hotel, and replacing an outmoded structure with a new, 23-story office tower (York House.) For this work, KPF served as Concept and Detail Design Architect with Aedas as Master Planner, Retail Design Architect and Authorized Person (AP). H.G. Esch H.G. Esch From 2006-2013, KPF continued its work with the redesign and up... More

Project • By BergmeyerRestaurants

Shake Shack

Like an ideal dining experience, an ongoing design partnership thrives on delivering fresh, high-quality menu offerings with consistent service. Caption Shake Shack's restaurant expansion has been a savory opportunity to introduce the Shake Shack brand experience and serve up its delicious menu items to a growing list of locations all over the USA. Our collaborative project approach and trusted partnership with the fast-casual chain has allowed us to take on many roles with their internal team over the years, including prototype design, implementation, interior design, and project architect, to name a few. Caption While every location consistently delivers on Shake Shack's brand and food service standards, the experiences are un... More

Project • By TECO + partnersStudent Housing

Zamboni student housing

The university residence, designed by TECO+partners, is situated in the San Donato zone, near the historical seat of the University of Bologna. It joins a social scenario characterized by changing lifestyles, changing forms of coexistence, where the new living models become an important aspect of students’ education, inserting them in a system of relations and contributing strongly to their social growth. Fabio Mantovani The building develops along a much-frequented road and its long side overlooks the street. The shape of the building was strongly conditioned by the Masterplan of the Ex Ferrovia Veneta authority, which defined a highly compact, non-modifiable volume. Fabio Mantovani In order to cope with this restriction,... More

Project • By 10 DesignHotels

Hon Thom Island

International architecture practice 10 Design (part of Egis group) has revealed the concept design for Sun Group’s Hon Thom Island, an iconic integrated resort and hospitality destination along the vibrant Bai Trao Beach in Phu Quoc, Vietnam.    Led by Design Partners José Cláudio Silva and Peter Barrett, the contemporary hospitality destination will boast stunning vistas of the coast and the natural mountain ridge of Hon Thom Island. The luxury resort scheme will be just five minutes within reach of a sandy beach, water sports and beach clubs.   Located in the northwest of Hon Thom Island with uninterrupted ocean views, the resort masterplan unfolds through one kilometre of coastal frontage and across... More

Project • By KokaistudiosBars


Boasting spectacular views across the Dubai skyline, AURA SKYPOOL is the world's highest 360° infinity pool. Despite its ultra urban location at the top of the Palm Tower skyscraper on the manmade Jumeirah archipelago, the interior’s design takes cues from the natural world. That includes a rock formation-inspired sculptural wall, reclaimed wood, and plentiful plants. Opened in November 2021, the record-breaking project strengthens Kokaistudios’ international reputation for destination leisure venues which includes Shanghai’s legendary Bar Rouge. Spanning two floors to include deluxe changing rooms and a light-flooded lounge, the design plays on the senses to holistic, impactful effect. AURA SKYPOOL Dubai, Juliet Du... More
We wanted to achieve the maximum presence of nature in the bathroom area
The main square of the hotel
We wanted to make some areas of the hotel more monumental
Mutis hotel room is a combination of Asian and minimalist direction which includes expressive textures and custom details
The bedroom and bathroom area is separated by a glass partition

Project • By 279 concept studioHotels

The Mutis hotel with Japanese aesthetics

The concept hotel "Mutis" located in Indonesia. This project represents our search for combinations of different stylistic directions. We experimented a lot with geometric shapes, materials and furniture. Caption Caption Project concept creation took about 2 months.One of the ideas of this project was to give people the opportunity to feel like a part of nature through location, natural materials, colors, art objects and interaction of plants with interior and architecture.We used artistic plaster in the interior, polished concrete on the floor, custom metal and wood panels on the walls. Caption Caption More

Project • By Designers GroupHotels

Pilbhit House

Haridwar is the city known for the strong influences of the deity Shiva, further enhanced by the presence of the river Ganga. Pilibhit House, a mesmerizing hospitality project by Designers Group in Haridwar,  seeks to enthrall everyone who enters the town searching for liberation (Moksha). The cultural and religious significance of Haridwar played a considerable part in the contemporary design grammar of the Pilibhit House Hotel. This vintage property, situated on the banks of the river Ganga, was owned by the descendants of the royal family of Pilibhit. Hence, it seemed regal even before it was interacted with. The original structure also possessed enigmatic grandeur and had a touch of opulence to it. Caption The project is a ka... More

Project • By BÜRO KLKRestaurants

Café Bellaria

Prominently situated, between Museumsquartier, Volkstheater and Ringstraße, Vienna’s Café Bellaria has been considered a meeting point for coffee lovers, gourmands and bon vivants since 1870. David Schreyer The renovation of the Wilhelminian style venue by BURO KLK preserves the historical architecture, creating an authentic relationshipbetween traditional and contemporary elements. Starting with the open floor plan, the venue is conceptualized as a vast space for encounters based on the tradition of Viennese coffeehouses infused with modern elements. David Schreyer Taking inspiration from the literal meaning of the term “Bellaria” – meaning „pleasant air“ &nda... More

Project • By KAD Firma ArsitekturRestaurants

Mili Resto

This project is located at Padi Resort, Pancawati, Bogor, West Java, on a valley between Salak Mountain and Pangrango mountain. At first, the area was used as a rice field area that turned into a hospitality area, and that is where the concept of ricefield plants came for the resort and it is following into the concept for the restaurant. Wildan Nurfauzi Mili Resto was built as a facilitator for the guest in the resort to enjoy the panorama of the ricefield surrounding the restaurant. And the building is used as a living sculpture around the resort for its area. It creates a leisure destination not only for the guests but also for the surrounding area. With a half-round floor plan of approx. 685 m2 of indoor area, plus 2455 m2 of the... More

Project • By AssembledgeBars

Cactus Club Cafe: Sherway Gardens

Assembledge+ has continued its ongoing collaboration with Cactus Restaurant Group in support of the Vancouver-based company’s expansion into Canada’s eastern provinces. Michael Weschler Michael Weschler This expansion includes the new 17,000 sf flagship location of their award-winning Cactus Club Café fine-dining concept at the Sherway Gardens entertainment complex in the city’s western suburbs. Looking to build on the success of their downtown Toronto flagship, the goal was to export the brand’s hallmark formula of upscale, inventive, and global cuisine paired with a high-energy, high-design setting to a suburban location accessible to a new segment of the city’s residents. Michael Weschle... More

Project • By Dietrich | UntertrifallerApartments

Warths!Ap Apartment House

The crystalline three-story structure covered in wood shingles confidently settles into the steep slope responding to the demanding topography and successfully avoiding constant problematic terrain changes. The building becomes an integral part of the wonderful alpine landscape. Thanks to the traditional, dignified façade, it perfectly blends into the soft landscape of the village. Dietrich Untertrifaller - Angela Lamprecht   Dietrich Untertrifaller - Angela Lamprecht The warm interior atmosphere is characterized by its full-surface paneling in white fir, adding to the overall coziness. The windows are set precisely and allow the guests to constantly experience the surrounding mountains and to connect to the special... More

Project • By Barault ArchitectsHotels

A twisted prismatic approach of a boutique hotel

The Ampia Vista retreat is located on a steep longtitudinal plot at the southern part of Meganisi island offering breathtaking views of the Ionian Sea. Additional to the 34 double rooms, 8 triple rooms and 6 luxurious suites, the complex includes high standard food and beverage facilities as well as a wellness  center.    The name derives from the Italian meaning of the phrase “ample view”, which is the key element of the hotel. A prerequisite for the design team was that all rooms and facilities have unique unhindered views of the mesmerizing blue of the nearby bay.    As Greek villages are anchored on mountainsides and have their public square located at the center, the retreat is deployed on a sta... More


ITC Welcome Hotel

The planning follows the existing contours of the hill. There was very little cut/ fill carried out, and the road gradients were also created by mapping the contours of the existing hill terraces. ITC Hotel Group The building is laid out to receive maximum south facing sun, and all guest room windows are designed at very specific angles, to receive sunlight from early morning to sunset time. The windows also allow local ventilation of each room, so comfort conditions inside the rooms can be maintained with very little electro-mechanical energy. ITC Hotel Group Building planning has been done to have protected entrances and exit points, so there is minimum loss of conditioned air from either guest areas or service areas. Low mai... More

Project • By asap/ adam sokol architecture practiceHotels

Spring Tower

This project was a design study to explore the design language and massing for a proposed new residential tower in the Historic Core of downtown Los Angeles.  Clad in shades of blue glass, the project sought to exploit the materiality of glass in novel ways by deploying it to maximize its sense of mass and density.  Building from a deep, dark, heavily textured base, the project evolves as it rises to culminate in light blue glass where the building meets the sky, along the way transitioning from a language of dense mass to one of light planarity, enabling the insertion of recessed outdoor balconies within the upper levels.​ Caption Caption The massing angles and jogs as the building rises, creating relationships that al... More