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from the editor a fare to remember STACY SHOEMAKER RAUEN < Editor in Chief 646.668.3751 MICHAEL ADAMS < Editorial Director 646.668.3690 JONATHAN MARSLAND < Creative Director 646.668.3733 Photo by JEFFREY MOSIER Each year, the fine dining category is one of the most popular in our annual HD Awards. For the past few years, it has also been one of the most challenging. The reason: as more high-end restaurants do away with white tablecloths and other traditional formalities, the line between upscale and casual dining-at least in terms of design-continues to be blurred, forcing the judges to stop and ask, "Is this fine dining?" Because each project is anonymous, we confirm price point and assure them that it fits the criteria, but the dialogue continues. (They even made a separate category, fine dining redefined, for one restaurant-the Grey in Savannah-this year.) The question is, does the less formal design create an authentic, memorable, standout experience that still warrants the price point? Because in the end, an experience is what guests want today. So when working on this, our annual Restaurant Issue, we tried to show a variety of experiences-from a futuristic look in Vegas to an at-home feel for a pizza joint in Paris; from high-end to fast-casual standouts, the latter of which, including a food court in Australia and a noodle shop in China, are raising the bar in terms of design. It seems as though no matter what end of the spectrum a restaurant falls on, the design's main job is to highlight and complement the chef's cuisine. We sat down with eight innovative chefs- James Beard honorees, Food & Wine magazinecelebrated, who together have worked for a who's who of kitchen masters-to gain insight on how they got their start, lessons learned, food philosophies, and, of course, their thoughts on the importance of design. Arguably one of the industry's most prolific chefs, known only by his first name, Nobu, happens to be one of our 2015 Platinum Circle Awards honorees, who are showcased starting on page 121. He, along with Gary Dollens of Hyatt Hotels and Kemper Hyers of Starwood Capital, are being inducted into our most prestigious group for their astounding career achievements, and we are awarding design giant HBA with our HD Visionary Award for 50 years of innovation. We hope you can help us fĂȘte them at a black tie gala on November 10th at the Conrad New York (for tickets, visit It is sure to be an evening to remember. Stacy Shoemaker Rauen Editor in Chief @StacyRauen hd editorial advisory board Andrew Alford AJ Capital Partners Jeffrey Beers Jeffrey Beers International Malcolm Berg EoA Mark Boekenheide Related Companies Glen Coben Glen & Co. Meghann Day HBA Gary Dollens Hyatt Hotels & Resorts Deborah Lloyd Forrest ForrestPerkins William Harris AvroKO Kemper Hyers Starwood Capital Amy Hulbert Best Western International Tom Ito Gensler Ted Jacobs Starwood Hotels & Resorts Gulla Jonsdottir Gulla Jonsdottir Architecture & Design Helen Jorgensen Host Hotels & Resorts Jon Kastl Champalimaud Aliya Khan Neuehouse Studio Raul Leal Virgin Hotels Scott Lee SB Architects Tony Machado Morgans Hotel Group Lisa McClung INT LLC Julia Monk HOK Will Meyer Meyer Davis Studio Alessandro Munge Munge Leung Barry Nidiffer Chartres Lodging Group Lionel Ohayon ICRAVE Robert Polacek Puccini Group Thomas Schoos Schoos Design Lisa Simeone Simeone Deary Design Group Kellie Sirna Studio 11 Design Sam Suleman Equinox Hospitality Shawn Sullivan Rockwell Group Michael Suomi Stonehill & Taylor Roger Thomas Wynn Design & Development Larry Traxler Hilton Worldwide Audra Tuskes Lightstone Group Joel Villalon BraytonHughes Design Studios Anne Wilkinson BAMO Glenn Wilson Marriott International KATHLEEN KERVIN < Managing Editor 646.668.3728 ALISSA PONCHIONE < Associate Editor 646.668.3749 CHRISTOPHER DESANTIS < Online Editor 770.291.5417 PAULINA GLOZMAN < Executive Assistant to Editor In Chief 646.668.3691 GRACE CASEY < Production Manager 646.668.3706 CECE LOFT < Marketing Director 770.291.5435 KARA KOBRZYCKI < Conference Director 770.291.5513 DOUG HOPE < Vice President/Content 770.291.5453 JOE RANDALL < Executive Vice President 770.291.5454 advertising PAUL BIENKOWSKI < Publisher 860.644.3861 COLIN VILLONE < Associate Publisher 770.291.5413 PHYLLIS VISCIDI < East/Midwest Brand Strategy Manager 781.431.1320 LILIANA CONNOLLY < East/Midwest Brand Strategy Manager 781.431.1320 GERRY KREGER < Western Brand Strategy Manager 323.999.0991 SUBSCRIPTION INQUIRIES/BACK COPIES 800.697.8859 847.291.4816 Reprints and Eprints The YGS Group < ANASTASIA MINICHINO 800-501-9571 x 100 List Rental < GREGRY GILROY 845.201.5329 Editorial + Executive Offices > 85 Broad Street, New York, New York 10004 646.668.3701

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Hospitality Design - October 2015

Hospitality Design - October 2015
Online TOC
From the Editor
From the Show Director
Business Sense: Industry Insight
Sustainable Studio: Open Farm Community
Trends: Suites
Trends: Fast-Casual Dining
5 Questions for John Simeonidis
Profile: Neri & Hu
Trends: Scandinavian Inspiration
Trends: Rose Gold
In the Room
Special Feature: Chefs
Platinum Circle
Gary Dollens
Kemper Hyers
Nobu Matsuhisa
HD Visionary Award: HBA
Margherita Saint-Germain
Le Lapin
The Continental
Scone City
I Love Paris
Ad Index
Back Space

Hospitality Design - October 2015