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Published May 16, 2022

SERIES: What's Trending


Featuring: Acuity Brands, Barn Light Electric, Endicott Clay Products Company, Infinity Drain, Kohler, Moody Nolan, Rowland+Broughton Architecture, Surfacing Solution, Tivoli Lighting, Venue Industries


From Instagram-worthy resorts to bed-and-breakfasts that entice you to log off for the weekend, I tapped the Forum editorial team for their favorite hospitality designs and products, focusing on the lodging sector. From eye-catching exteriors to jaw-dropping lighting to historic details and modern conveniences, they delivered. And now we have our must-see list for the rest of the year. Bon voyage!


Company: Endicott Clay Products Company

Project: Manganese Ironspot Face Brick

Product: ARRIVE Hotel, Austin, TX


Details: Inspired by the neighborhood's existing warehouse structures, the Arrive Hotel uses a sturdy masonry-infilled concrete structure as the foundation for its eye-catching cantilever design. The dark tone and unique sheen of Endicott's manganese ironspot brick façade contrasts against the concrete to forge a striking exterior.

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Company: Surfacing Solution

Project: The Dalmar, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Product: Solid Wood Tambour Accent Wall Cladding/Paneling


Details: The Dalmar offers guests a downtown alternative to the city's beachside destinations. Surfacing Solution's Solid Wood Tambour was used to craft the warm, inviting, and elegant hotel lobby. The hotel's design was inspired to fit within its laid-back, open-air surroundings.

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Company: Venue Industries

Project: Elliot Park Hotel, Minneapolis, MN


Details: Elliot Park Hotel boasts 3,200 square feet of meeting space. Venue Industries, a commercial furniture manufacturer, specializing in custom furniture design, provided a robust furniture package for this space, including sofas, chairs, ottomans, booths, banquettes, benches, and tables.

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Company: Infinity Drain

Project: The Faena Hotel, Miami Beach, FL

Product: Linear Drain


Details: The Faena Hotel, previously the Saxony Hotel, was built and owned by George D. Sax. Designed by architect Roy F. France, it was completed in 1948 as one of the first luxury resorts on Miami Beach. Following the success of the Saxony, other hotels emerged on the opulent beachfront. Infinity Drain's Linear Drain was used on balconies throughout the property during a recent renovation.

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Company: Rowland+Broughton Architecture

Project: Hotel Boulderado, Boulder, CO


Details: The renovation of the historic Hotel Boulderado, by Rowland+Broughton Architecture, preserves its landmark legacy while adding qualities that today's guests expect in a boutique hotel. The design process for the arrival experience is connected to the mezzanine above, guest corridors, and guest rooms. Lighter, brighter finishes and artwork from the Boulder area were carefully curated to create a classic, trim, dapper look that harmonizes with the historic backdrop of the hotel.

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Company: Kohler

Project: Hotel Clermont, Atlanta, GA

Product: Iron Works® Historic™ freestanding oval bat

Certification:  Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)


Details: After being shuttered for nearly ten years, Hotel Clermont officially reopened as a 94-room boutique hotel in 2018. A vision brought to life by Oliver Hospitality after years of integrity-driven renovations with a focus on preservation; the hotel now features interior design and programming evocative of its eccentric history

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Company: Acuity Brands

Project: Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens, Athens, Greece

Product: eldoLED® lighting products


Details: Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens features lighting products by Acuity Brands' eldoLED® line throughout the property. This project was done in collaboration with Lighting Design International (LDI).

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Company: Moody Nolan

Project: AC Hotel by Marriott, Dublin, OH


Details: Sophisticated, elegant, clean, contemporary, urban and stylized are descriptive of the AC Hotels by Marriott brand. These ideas are manifested in the Dublin AC through Moody Nolan's clear planning strategies that organize programs in an understandable and intuitive way, a finish palette of natural materials, architectural focal points at key moments within the space, and the integration of building systems.

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Company: Tivoli Lighting

Project: Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas, NV

Product: Titanium Cove HO


Details: During the luxury 47-story Mandarin Oriental hotel construction, the lighting designers were tasked with creating an illuminated ceiling glow from customized formed metal ribbons attached to the ceiling for architectural detail. This sizable architectural element needed to be illuminated with ceiling pocket illumination along the formed metal decorative wall.

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Company: Barn Light Electric

Project: Las Clementinas, Panama

Product: Dino Gooseneck Light


Details: When Hildegard Vasquez took on the complete renovation of a 1930s-era home in Panama's historic district, her goal was to rescue the historical essence of the building. So, with a keen eye for detail and meticulous care, the architectural director for Hache Uve transformed the empty shell into a warm and inviting bed-and-breakfast called Las Clementinas. The energetic and playful color scheme blends perfectly with tropical blue skies and features barn-style lighting by Barn Light Electric.

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