Week of July 29th, 2019 – Hotel Design and Vacation Inspiration

Summer is here and lots of people take that as a sign that it’s time to take vacation. Unless you’re a camper, odds are you spend your vacay nights in a hotel. Feeling comfortable in your home away from home is something that hospitality interior designers take seriously – and it shows from some of the posts we’ve uncovered this week.

Beyond hotels, this week’s Top 5 Design Posts also feature the Lawn exhibit at the National Building Museum and a mountain retreat with all the bells and whistles. A staycation sounds great if it’s somewhere this cool!

1. Hot Hotel Designs

The 21 Hottest Design Hotels for 2019, Architectural Digest

Hotel bedroom

Hotels are part of the fun of vacation – your home away from home while you explore new places. Architectural Digest searched out some gorgeously refurbished hotels from around the world that have certainly piqued our interest!

Other hotel designs of note? The Ritz Carlton, St. Thomas recently worked with Architectural Ceramics on their $100 million renovation.

2. 1930s Styled Chicago Hotel

Hoxton Chicago, AvroKO Design

Hoxton hotel lobby

The Hoxton Chicago hotel, designed by AvroKO, taps into the city’s post-prohibition past with elements from the American Arts & Crafts movement. Every space from the lobby to playful dining rooms scream 1930s grandeur.

3. Mountain Retreat Kitchen

The Reveal of the Mountain House Kitchen, Style by Emily Henderson

Emily Henderson at a kitchen peninsula

We’d love to have a mountain getaway like this for summer adventures. If you haven’t been following Emily Henderson’s Mountain House renovation project, you’re missing out! Emily and her fans worked together to turn this old house outside of LA into a mountain retreat based on votes from her followers and the results speak for themselves!

4. Summer Block Party

Lawn: Fun Facts, Rockwell Group

Lawn exhibit at the National Building Museum

Plenty of people are opting to turn their summer vacations into “staycations” by exploring local sites. Our very own Washington, DC National Building Museum is hosting “Lawn” – an architectural installation by Rockwell Group’s LAB. LAB designers have recreated the feel of a perfect summer afternoon through sound design, lawn games and scheduled entertainment. Join in on the fun July 4th through September 2nd.

5. Have Design, Will Travel

Project Evolution: Renaissance Atlanta Airport Gateway Hotel, Rottet Studio

Atlanta Airport Hotel lobby

If you’ve ever traveled by plane, you know that airports can be one of the more stressful parts of an otherwise relaxing vacation. Rottet Studio designed the Renaissance Atlanta Airport Gateway Hotel to create a luxury experience for travelers. Themes of industry and nature strike a fun balance that help business travelers and vacationers to escape the hustle and bustle.


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