■ Water features have evolved at high-end resorts. The Aquatic Development Group weighs in on this trend at two resort expansions—Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, TN, and the Kartrite Resort in Monticello, NY.
■ SoundGuard is touting the world’s first soundproof paint for commercial use. Founder & CEO Jonah Lupton shares why this is a cost-effective solution for noise problems in hotels.
■ How do you make 100 million people happy? Author/entrepreneur Stefan Wissenbach knows. His HR tool, The Engagement Multiplier, helps raise morale, empowerment and respect among teams.
■ The Hollywood Roosevelt’s famed Tropicana swimming pool mural by 20th century artist David Hockney just underwent its first-ever restoration. Learn how a team of art conservators carefully revitalized it for years to come.
■ Are you designing a lobby or common space? Don’t forget about the sound and acoustics. A new product that harnesses audio over WiFi may help. Learn how it works.