NATIONAL REPORT—Whether it’s adding special perks for guests, refreshing guestrooms, or a complete, top-to-bottom overhaul, hotels are upping their design game.
Hutton Hotel Reveals Designs for Musicians
In Nashville, TN, the Hutton Hotel recently opened the Writers’ Rooms. Designed by Studio 11 Design in collaboration with Red Light Management, the firm consulted with singer/songwriters Dierks Bentley and Ryan Tedder on this project. The two Writers’ Rooms are equipped with all the necessary equipment and vibes for those looking to pen the next smash single, according to the firm.
Designed to host up to 15 people at a time, the rooms are approximately 422 sq. ft. and 379 sq. ft., respectively, with a shared kitchen and dining space. OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder’s room revolved around the use of natural materials, a loft-style feel and unobstructed light to spark creativity. Country star Dierks Bentley drew from his Arizona roots—the use of Saltillo tile, refined rustic elements and layered Navajo area rugs.
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Unveils New Guestrooms
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino has completed a $100-million room renovation of its 2,496 guestrooms and suites. The renovation comes as the resort celebrates 10 years at the center of the Las Vegas Strip.
Designed by Bergman, Walls & Associates (BWA), the new rooms and suites feature a sleek, white color palette and unexpected decor, including suspended sofas and round beds. Bold artwork throughout the rooms and corridors were inspired by the modern rock star guest, showcasing hip and edgy imagery to capture the essence of Las Vegas nightlife.
Cleveland Marriott Downtown to Undergo Reno
Cleveland Marriott Downtown has kicked off a major renovation of its lobby and meeting space, which will be redesigned to reflect the lively urban spirit of downtown Cleveland. Following the renovation, guests will be able to unwind in the great room lobby bar or purchase grab-and-go items from the Market Pantry. The transformation also includes a dedicated space for Marriott Rewards members, the M Club Lounge.
Lone Star Funds Completes 7-Hotel Reno
Lone Star Funds and Pyramid Hotel Group completed the yearlong, approximately $70-million Marriott Hotels redesign project that included seven full-service Marriott hotels. The extensive transformations at each of the seven hotels include the guestrooms, great room, M Club Lounge, lobby, and fitness and recreation amenities.
The renovated Marriott Hotels include Birmingham Marriott, Cincinnati Airport Marriott, Cincinnati North Marriott, Cincinnati Northeast Marriott, Columbus Marriott Northwest, Dallas Fort Worth South Airport Marriott and Hartford/Windsor Marriott.
Guestroom redesigns at each property include updated furniture, bedding and carpeting, a 50-in. smart TV that allow guests access to their own streaming channels, including Netflix, Hulu, Crackle, Pandora, YouTube and TED/Marriott, and new refrigerators and safes. Bathrooms in the rooms were also upgraded with spa-like fixtures.
Other upgrades at the hotels include new guest check-in areas that feature a unique, eye-catching chandelier and a great room with seating options to accommodate groups of all sizes. The heated indoor pool areas were also refurbished to include new lounge furniture and decor, and the fitness centers were upgraded with equipment by Life Fitness. Additionally, executive boardrooms and meeting spaces were updated and now have upgraded seating, technology, audio-visual capabilities, and high-speed wired/wireless internet.
The M Club Lounge for Gold and Platinum Elite Marriott Rewards members was relocated to the first floor of each hotel. Each hotel also added a new, locally inspired restaurant uniquely named to reflect the culture and history of its location.