Author: Jaime Smith

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2017 BEST PRODUCT DESIGN, BEST EXHIBIT WINNERS

Fifth annual West Coast trade fair and conference honors innovators in FF&E development and presentation, April 5-6, in Los Angeles Twenty three manufacturers of FF&E and other design elements for hospitality interiors received Best of BDwest Product Design Awards at Boutique Design West (BDwest), held April 5-6 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Six BDwest exhibitors received Best Exhibit honors. The Best of BDwest Product Design Competition recognizes designers and manufacturers of products introduced to the hospitality design market in…


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BDNY, BDwest Again Make TSE’s Fastest 50

Trade fairs honored in three growth categories Boutique Design’s trade fairs for hospitality design professionals, BDNY and BDwest, have made Trade Show Executive (TSE) magazine’s Fastest 50 list for 2016. The announcement marks BDNY’s fourth appearance on the roster and BDwest’s third. Both shows were recognized for their growth in number of exhibitors, total attendance and net square feet for the third consecutive year. Of the 87 trade shows TSE recognized for 2016, only 15 were honored in all three…


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The James to Debut in West Hollywood

The James West Hollywood-Sunset is set to make its debut in California in May. Designed by international multidisciplinary firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) and owned and developed by Los Angeles-based CIM Group, the property marks the first new-build hotel in West Hollywood in 30 years, as well as the brand’s first hotel on the West Coast. A guest room at The James West Hollywood-Sunset. All photos: Courtesy of The James West Hollywood-Sunset The 286-key hotel, to be managed…


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Waldorf Astoria to Debut in Beverly Hills

Pierre-Yves Rochon creates luxury hotel’s interiors Developers of the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills in California have offered a sneak peek inside the new luxury hotel. Slated to debut June 1 at the corner of Wilshire and Santa Monica boulevards, the 170-key property will feature interiors by noted Parisian interior design firm Pierre-Yves Rochon (PYR). The 12-story hotel—whose exteriors are by Gensler and PYR parent company Perkins+Will—also marks the Hilton brand’s first new build on the West Coast. A guest room…


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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…