Month: February 2017

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2017 Boutique 18 Unveiled

Boutique Design has selected the 12th annual Boutique 18, its yearly roster of noteworthy, on-the-rise designers in the hospitality industry. The 2017 honorees will be inducted at a ceremony at The Theatre at Ace Hotel during the fifth annual Boutique Design West (BDwest)trade fair and conference, April 5 and 6 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. They will also be profiled in the April edition of Boutique Designmagazine. This year’s honorees are: * Carlita Alexander, director of interiors, Josh Held…


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LA boutique reveals makeover

Farmer’s Daughter Hotel Gets New Look The Farmer’s Daughter Hotel in Los Angeles’ Beverly Grove district has taken the wraps off its multi-phase, property-wide renovation. Co-owner Ellen Picataggio teamed with locally based MLK Studio’s Meg Joannides to create a new look for the 1960s hotel’s guest rooms, lobby and courtyard. The 66-key independent boutique property’s revamp also involved updates to its public spaces, pool area and restaurant, as well as the addition of original art installations. A double guest room…


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The Hospital Club Heads to LA

The Redbury Hollywood in California will be transformed into a collaborative space for creatives. London’s Hospital Club has unveiled plans to open its second outpost within the Los Angeles hotel early next year. Dubbed h.Club LA, the property will be converted into a dedicated space for artists, entrepreneurs and other creatives to connect and innovate. HKS Hospitality Group has been selected as the project’s architect. An illustration of h.Club LA. Image: Courtesy of h.Club “LA’s position as a hub of…


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Go Ask ALIS

From big data to Airbnb, this year’s lodging investment summit in Los Angeles showed forward-thinking concepts can have major return. Of course, everyone heads to Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) with money on her or his mind. But this year’s conference, held Jan. 23-25 at the JW Marriott and Microsoft Theater at L.A. LIVE, was as much about tomorrow’s trends as last year’s numbers. Several sessions touched on the evolution of data collection and its possible implications on the guest…