Articles tagged “design”

Hotel Design of the Future Emphasizes Sustainability

Hotel Design of the Future Emphasizes Sustainability

Deanna Ting, Skift

Given the industry's increasing focus on sustainability, these hotel ideas could soon become a reality. That's especially so for developers looking to build projects that are not only eco-friendly, but are increasingly design forward.

3 weeks ago

The Future of Event Design and Diversity — Meetings Innovation Report

The Future of Event Design and Diversity — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

Two of the biggest transformations in the meetings industry today relate to more creative event design and more emphasis on diversity, but we have a long way to go before each enters mainstream adoption. We in the meetings media can do better advancing those themes.

4 months ago

How Boutique Hotels Changed the Way We Design Hotels

How Boutique Hotels Changed the Way We Design Hotels

Deanna Ting, Skift

Design was just one ingredient, albeit an essential one, for creating a boutique hotel both then and now.

7 months ago

Video: The Essence of Iconic Airline Advertising Campaigns

Video: The Essence of Iconic Airline Advertising Campaigns

Brian Sumers, Skift

Watch this video to learn about how various airlines created iconic designs in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. Some carriers, such as Lufthansa, still use design elements made popular decades ago.

11 months ago

Airbnb Co-Founder Talks Design, Trust, and New Community Models

Airbnb Co-Founder Talks Design, Trust, and New Community Models

Deanna Ting, Skift

On several fronts, it's obvious that Airbnb is working hard to diversify and expand its products. And Samara, an Airbnb design studio, which is headed by co-founder and chief product officer Joe Gebbia, is the latest manifestation of that.

1 year ago

How Smart Airport Design Can Make Spaces More Secure

How Smart Airport Design Can Make Spaces More Secure

Alwyn Scott and Daniel Trotta, Reuters

Smarter airport security in the U.S. is a challenge because of all the competing interests that want to make passengers safe, but also want the other guy to foot the bill.

1 year ago

Hawaiian Airlines Hires Design Firms to Restyle Uniforms

Hawaiian Airlines Hires Design Firms to Restyle Uniforms

Associated Press

When it comes to uniforms there's nothing wrong with a refresh every few years as long as the designers know what they are doing and take the views of employees into account.

1 year ago

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What Design-Centric Travelers Want in Hotels and Destinations

What Design-Centric Travelers Want in Hotels and Destinations

Surface Hotels + Skift

While casual travelers rely on Google search results and TripAdvisor reviews to inform their booking decisions, the growing sect of design-centric travelers are seeking out hotels and experiences as diverse and multidimensional as they are.

2 years ago

Hotels Tried To Eliminate the Traditional In-Room Desk But Created a Backlash

Hotels Tried To Eliminate the Traditional In-Room Desk But Created a Backlash

Alexandra E. Petri, Skift

Marriott and Holiday Inn Express are also looking to optimize space in guest rooms and appeal to changing traveler habits. The shift away from traditional desks got a failing grade from lots of customers.

2 years ago

Trump Hotels’ Ivanka Trump on Obsessing Over Details at Skift Forum

Trump Hotels’ Ivanka Trump on Obsessing Over Details at Skift Forum

Alexandra E. Petri, Skift

The relationship between development and operating a hotel is key.

2 years ago

New York Hotels Go Local With Fashion Week Events

New York Hotels Go Local With Fashion Week Events

Alexandra E. Petri, Skift

Fashion designers aren't the only ones showcasing their designs and translating their brand's vision to the public during New York Fashion Week; hotels, too, are participating in the week's events, partnering with designers whose message is a reflection of their own brand message and finding a way to give back to the artistic community.

2 years ago

Tokyo’s Best Looking Hotel Has an Appointment With a Wrecking Ball

Tokyo’s Best Looking Hotel Has an Appointment With a Wrecking Ball

Komaki Ito and Andreea Papuc, Bloomberg

It would be easy to blame the Olympics (let's do that no matter what), but it's mainly the fault of people who can't think creatively within minor restraints in order to create something better.

2 years ago