Hospitality Design

Anything but “Conventional”: Designing Today’s Convention Centers

Anything

In the past, attending a convention typically looked like this… a main exhibit floor, a stage for a speaker, and some dedicated seminar areas. People would shuffle from generic room to generic room that gave no hint of the city the event was being held in. Sound boring? Today, conventions are meant to be social […]

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BR&P Designed Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wins Award

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The BR&P designed Holiday Inn Express & Suites in downtown Louisville is officially North America’s Best ICF Hotel for 2017. A panel of editors for ICF Builder Magazine and ICF experts across North America voted on the projects in late January. The eight-story Holiday Inn Express & Suites beat out 24 other hospitality projects to […]

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Transformation in the Rockies: From Business Hotel to a One-Stop Family Destination

Transformation

In 2008, a BR&P-designed Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center was underway in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Due to the Recession, construction stopped and the building was mothballed, and stayed boarded up for seven years. In 2015, Great Wolf Lodge purchased the property with a vision to convert it to their unique hotel and water park brand, one targeted toward millennial […]

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Two Hotels Ready for Visitors

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Two BR&P designs, the Great Wolf Lodge in Colorado Springs, CO  and the Cambria Hotel & Suites in McAllen, TX, are ready for visitors! The Great Wolf Lodge in Colorado Springs, CO is ready for guests! The resort includes a 311-room all suite hotel and a 50,000 sq. ft. indoor water park. A 20,000 sq. ft. […]

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Now Open: Cambria Hotel & Suites, McAllen, TX

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The Cambria Hotel & Suites is now open! Based upon the latest Cambria Hotel & Suites prototype by Choice Hotels, this 4-story hotel has 121-suites, and is located next to the McAllen Convention Center and within walking distance to The Palms Crossing Shopping Center. Hotel amenities include a contemporary bistro, which serves a menu comprised […]

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Two Hotels Celebrate Groundbreakings

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Two BR&P designed hotels recently celebrated groundbreakings this fall.  The BR&P designed Hilton Garden Inn located in St. Matthews, KY broke ground at the end of October. The five-story, 150 room hotel and restaurant will create 30 new jobs, and is scheduled to be completed in July of 2017. Features include a restaurant, a spacious […]

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Hotels Go Green: Sustainable Design in Hospitality

Hotels

Major hotel brands are increasing their commitment to sustainable practices as going green is becoming more and more important to travelers. In fact, 62% of travelers often consider the environment when choosing hotels, transportation, and meals, and 69% say that they plan to make even more eco-friendly choices in the next 12 months. As guest […]

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Now Open: Home2 Suites Saratoga Malta

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The Home2 Suites in Malta, New York, is open for business! This is the newest Hilton property in Saratoga County. The four-story, 107 all-suite hotel offers unique features including the Spin2Cycle Center (a combined laundry and fitness center), a Home2MKT for grab and go items, and the Inspired Table, a complimentary breakfast with multiple options. […]

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Designing Hotels for the Next Generation

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Summer has begun, and that means travel! Over half (54%) of all generations say they are planning on traveling more this year than in 2015, but for millennials, that number is 72%. By 2020, it’s projected that half of the money spent in the travel sector will come out of millennial pockets. It’s safe to […]

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Two Downtown Hotels Ready for Business

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The BR&P designed Courtyard by Marriott in downtown Holland, MI is open for business! The five-story, 140-room hotel opened on February 25, and has amenities including two restaurants, Big E’s and The Bistro, an indoor/outdoor hot tub, an indoor pool, open common spaces, and a fitness room. The hotel was designed with the modern day […]

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