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What Guests Want from Hotel Restaurants

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39 million U.S. travelers choose a destination based on the availability of culinary activities, while another 35 million seek out culinary activities after a destination is chosen.
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How to Create Sales Opportunities in Your Hotel Lobby

Vendor spaces in the lobby of the Marriott Marquis D.C. promote guest “stickyness” and provide more sales opportunities.

Excerpt from eBook “How to Make Your Hotel More Valuable and Profitable Without Leaving the Lobby” – download here.

Out of a survey of 1,500 travellers, 66% answered that having free internet access at hotels strongly informs their decision to stay there.

Tech amenities are one of the most important factors in choosing a hotel these days, so technology that is fast, easy to use with apps and services integrated

Vendor spaces in the lobby of the Marriott Marquis D.C. promote guest “stickyness” and provide more sales opportunities.

Vendor spaces in the lobby of the Marriott Marquis D.C. promote guest “stickyness” and provide more sales opportunities.

into the brand and potential services are a must. Creating opportunities for hotel guests to stay longer and enjoy the space creates more sales opportunities for your hotel. By integrating your lobby layout, you can also create room for vendors (because who doesn’t love a great coffee shop within their hotel?) to serve the needs of your guests. Not only will this make your guests feel taken care of, it can also increase revenue.

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Putting Regal Design Influences into Atlanta’s Hyatt Midtown

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The Award-winning renovated hotel is the newest Hyatt flag in Atlanta.

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tvsdesign had a vision for the new Hyatt Midtown in Atlanta to have interiors that reflected the dynamism of the surrounding community. The hotel, a renovation of a property that had long ceased to express the neighborhood’s sophistication, needed a retrofit that would be inviting, energetic and beautiful.

Due to the project’s successful incorporation of smart design elements and local materials and themes, tvsdesign recently won the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Rehab-Renovation Deal of the Year Award.

tvsdesign was hired by Noble Investment Group as the interior designers to give the renovated hotel, just steps from Piedmont Park and Peachtree Street, the look and feel of an upscale, modern Hyatt property. The project’s architect was DLR Group of Overland Park, Kansas.

For our team, it was the perfect fit because of the firm’s extensive portfolio of hospitality projects as well as a long relationship with Hyatt Hotels that includes work on Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Hyatt Regency O’Hare, Hyatt Regency Atlanta and Hyatt Regency Denver.

04082_000_N6The design team went to work designing the guest rooms and public spaces. The 153,000-square-foot hotel underwent a massive renovation of the lobby, lounge, bar, restaurant and rooms, in addition to other major changes to the building and its surroundings that included new outdoor sculpture and a brighter facade.

At just under 200 rooms on a relatively tiny urban footprint, the hotel has small scale that created exciting design challenges.

 

“The hotel’s intimate scale created a great opportunity for our team to show how big design ideas can flourish in smaller spaces,” said tvsdesign Principal Liz Neiswander. “We were inspired to imagine more possibilities for the space, such as moving the restaurant to the North side so it has views of Midtown. Through our long collaboration with Hyatt, we feel like we’ve come to understand their brand and have successfully captured that here.”

Because of the smaller spaces available for the common areas, Neiswander said, tvsdesign made the seating in the bar, restaurant, lounge and lobby areas multi-functional and flexible so they could be used seamlessly throughout the day. When the restaurant, Fork & Juniper, is busy or Bar Juniper is full, the space can flex for one use or the other. Moving the restaurant to another part of the hotel allows natural light and views to flood through new 13-foot, floor-to-ceiling windows.

“Our design team was inspired by the idea that this hotel, which hadn’t been renovated in years, was a diamond in the rough and that we were turning it into the ‘Jewel of Midtown,’” added tvsdesign Senior Designer Lucinda Aron.

 

 

 

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7 tvsdesign Projects make Top 25 Hotels for Meetings

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Cvent, the nation’s leading authority on meeting destinations and venues, releases their list of the 2013 Top 100 meeting hotels in the United States.  The hotels, deemed ‘best of the best’, are considered to offer some of the best, and most dynamic, spaces to meet in the country.

We were excited and humbled to find that 7 of our hospitality studio’s projects made the top 25! We would like to offer special congratulations to each property, and their employees who work so hard to ensure that meeting attendees receive a memorable experience.

Click here to view the entire list from cvent.

For more information on tvsdesign’s Hospitality Studio, click here, or visit tvsdesign.com

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ABC News votes Orlando World Center Marriott’s pool area one of the world’s COOLEST hotel water parks

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As we begin to say farewell to the summer months, ABC News takes a moment to reflect on summer retreats, and voted on the “World’s Coolest Water Slides”.  First up? The two 200-foot twisting flumes and a 90-foot, high speed daredevil slide at the recently re-imaged Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida.

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Orlando World Center Marriott has long been know as a premiere resort location for domestic and international traveler’s alike, with a property that caters both to the business traveler, and to families seeking an unforgettable experience.

tvsdesign gave the Falls Pool Oasis area its first makeover in 18 years,bringing a high-design perspective to that combines elements of playfulness and sophistication. The Icon Slide Toweris designed to be a signature for the property.

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The area now includes a Splash Zone, offering kids a zero entry pool and playground, as well as a Kid’s Activity Zone. The project includes a new upscale Poolside Bar and Grill, three whirlpools and a complete renovation of the main swimming pool. The pool area retainsan updated backdrop of rock outcroppings and waterfalls reminiscent of the many springs found in the area with the new design of the pool deck and amenities enhancing the resort experience.

With this project, our team was challenged to design a pool area that was fun as well as functional, and that would be visually and physically uplifting,” said tvsdesign designer Kavitha Iyer. “We relished the opportunity to renovate an iconic space at the world’s largest Marriott. The new pool area will create great memories for resort guests and, we hope,bring them back for years to come.

Click here to learn more about the Orlando World Center Marriott, or visit our Hospitality Studio.

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Spotlight On: Hyatt Atlanta Midtown

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HyattMidtown_03Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Noble Investment Group have reflagged this boutique hotel property with an exquisite renovation fit for the vibrant Midtown Atlanta district. The hotel is just steps from Piedmont Park and Peachtree Street.

At the Hyatt Midtown, tvsdesign completed the interior hospitality design of the guest rooms and public spaces. The 153,000-square-foot project includes the renovation of the lobby, lounge, bar and restaurant, all part of reflagging the hotel by Hyatt. DLR Group of Overland Park, Kansas, was the architect.

At just under 200 rooms on a small footprint, the boutique hotel has a small scale that created exciting design challenges.

“The hotel’s intimate scale created a great opportunity for our team to show how big design ideas can flourish in smaller spaces,” said tvsdesign Principal Liz Neiswander. “Through our long collaboration with Hyatt, we feel like we’ve gotten to understand their brand and have successfully captured that here.”

 HyattMidtown_02Because of the smaller spaces available for the common areas, said Liz Neiswander, tvsdesign Principal, “tvsdesign made the seating in the bar, restaurant, lounge and lobby areas multi-functional and flexible so they could be used seamlessly throughout the day. And moving the restaurant to another part of the hotel added natural light and views through new 13-foot, floor-to-ceiling windows.

 “Our hospitality design team was inspired by the idea that this hotel, which hadn’t been renovated in years, was a diamond in the rough and that we were turning it into the ‘Jewel of Midtown,’” added tvsdesign Senior Designer Lucinda Aron. “Because of that, the ‘jewel theme’ inspired our choice of art, light fixtures and furniture. We installed a chandelier with 1,700 Swarovski crystals that hang down to create a volume that appears like a cut gem stone or diamond.”

Click here to learn more about the Hyatt Midtown Atlanta, or visit tvsdesign.com

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Hyatt Regency McCormick Place and tvsdesign celebrate completion of $110 million hotel expansion and renovation

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Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Opening

The multi-million dollar expansion and renovation Hyatt Regency McCormick Place is now complete.

Demand for hotel rooms adjacent to the nation’s largest convention center, McCormick Place, continues to grow and stress the current offerings of the 800 key Hyatt Regency McCormick Place tower. In response, the Metropolitan Pier and Exhibition Authority (MPEA) has contracted tvsdesign to design another 594 key tower while also planning a renovation to the existing guest rooms, health club, conference rooms, service areas and public spaces.

Lobby_preview05stnThe appearance of the new facility was inspired from the spectacular views of the skyline the hotel offers from its location south of the Loop. The design concept is compatible with the existing character of the McCormick Place complex. Featuring architectural precast concrete and glass, the new tower will be respective of the materials featured throughout the expanding urban campus.

The new guestroom design is urban modern with clean details and clean lines. Polished nickel accents abound to relate to the gleaming skyscrapers out the window. The color palette of warm greys is taken from the city, but warmed up further with walnut casegoods and a subdued aubergine accent.

 

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Guestroom

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Guestroom

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Suite

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Suite

The end result is a warm and inviting room with all of the latest technology and conveniences.

Standing at the heart of the McCormick Place development, the new tower will allows for larger in-house groups to be now easily accommodated due to Hyatt’s expanded guestroom inventory and seamless connection with McCormick Place Convention Center and access to over 2 million square feet of modern meeting space. approximately 900 more people to stay on site for their meetings therefore alleviated traffic congestion coming in and out of the site on a daily basis.

“It’s rewarding to see a project come full circle,” said Liz Neiswander, a tvsdesign principal. “Seeing the evolution of this hotel over the last 16 years has been inspiring for our firm. We’re excited to complete this project and look forward to our continued partnership with MPEA and McCormick Place.”

Chicago Mayor, Rahm Emanuel, cuts the ribbon to celebrate the new hotel expansion

Chicago Mayor, Rahm Emanuel, cuts the ribbon to celebrate the new hotel expansion

Want to know more about McCormick Place? Explore the links below, or visit tvsdesign.com:

McCormick Place Master Planning

McCormick Place Convention Center

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place

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Spotlight On: Wreckers Sports Bar at the Gaylord Palms Resort

Wreckers Sports Bar at the Gaylord Palms Resort
Wreckers Sports Bar at the Gaylord Palms Resort

Wreckers Sports Bar at the Gaylord Palms Resort

In 2010, tvsdesign was asked by Gaylord Entertainment Company to work with them to find a way to enhance the resort experience at Gaylord Palms Resort in Florida, by doing a comprehensive renovation to their existing resort court, including the addition of a new sports bar.

The first decision to be made was where to locate the sports bar to optimize its performance. The two story, Key West inspired sports bar provides guests with a variety of dining experience options and numerous opportunities for the hotel to sell specific areas to individual groups.

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Click here to learn more about tvsdesign’s Food and Beverage Expertise, or visit tvsdesign.com

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Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Unveils Phase Two Renovation

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Hotel Business recently reported on our progress of the 800-room, multi-year expansion project at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago Illinois.

The hotel’s owner, the city’s Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, is investing an estimated $110 million on the total renovation of the property. The project will include a new 460-room tower plus upgrades to the food & everage outlets, the lobby and meeting and event space.

To read the rest of the article from Hotel Business, click here.

For more information and photos of the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place expansion, please visit our website, www.tvsdesign.com, or click here