Hospitality Design

Designing Hotels for the Next Generation


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


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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2016 Project Roll Call


Happy New Year! 2015 was a fantastic year for BR&P, and 2016 is shaping up to be even busier with projects ranging in scope and variety, spanning the US from Arizona to New York, Texas to Michigan, and back to our hometown of Springfield, MO. A lot of our current work is lodging and hospitality. […]

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Health Centers to Hotels and Everything In Between


This month most people think about food, football, and family. While we love all those things, another word that comes to mind is gratitude. At BR&P, we are extremely thankful for our clients and those who help to turn our design work into reality. As the year is winding down, and the holidays are rapidly approaching, […]

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Saratoga Embassy Wins Award


Congratulations DCG Development on winning the Developer of the Year award for the Embassy Suites by Hilton brand. The winning hotel was the Embassy Suites Saratoga Springs. Gerri Kielhofner, AIA, was the Architect of Record on the project, and she was supported by David Hess, AIA, Laura Daugherty, AIA, and Brandon Lotter.        Bill Fortier […]

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Hotel Development on the Rise: More Beds, More People, More Spending!


You may be noticing evidence of construction wherever you look, a tell-tale sign of an improving economy. One industry benefiting significantly from the recovery is lodging and hospitality. The number of US hotel rooms hit an all-time high in June when more than five million were available, and construction of hotel rooms increased 20% compared […]

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Urban Focused Service Hotels: Finding Innovations within the Standards


It’s an exciting time for the hospitality industry. As the industry recovers, focused service hotels located in urban centers have emerged as a strong lodging product. The focused service hotel sector is a leader among new hotel property types. Many hotel brands have taken from their full service flags the services and amenities most desired […]

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Hotels on the Horizon


What a difference a year makes! The hotel design and construction industry has rebounded and, according to the AIA’s Consensus Construction Forecast, is expected to have a 13.1% spending increase in 2014 and a 9.2% increase in 2015. The Lodging Econometrics Pipeline projects a 40% increase in the number of projects under construction in the […]

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Designing welcoming, inviting spaces with occupant safety in mind


As designers, a big part of our job is to solve problems. The design process is essentially a series of problem solving, negotiation and setting priorities. One of those steps in the process is to reconcile the need to design a welcoming, inviting space that also promotes the safety of its occupants. Crime Prevention Through […]

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Lessons We Learned From John Q. Hammons


When hotelier and visionary John Q. Hammons passed away on May 26, the hospitality industry lost a legendary entrepreneur. Butler, Rosenbury & Partners had the pleasure to work for Mr. Hammons on numerous projects in our hometown of Springfield and across the country for nearly 30 years. Mr. Hammons shared his reasons for choosing BR&P […]

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