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hospitality news... Projects Projects Pacific, Landscape Architecture and Planning has been selected to work with the design team and Host Marriott Corporation on the renovation of the Newport Beach Marriott. The scope of work includes design of a new spa, outdoor pool, gardens and porte cochre. Carver & Associates has been selected to work on the following projects: Morongo Hotel & Casino - Banning, California; Evangeline Downs Racetrack and Casino Lafayette, Louisiana; Residence Inn - Rochester, Minnesota; Marriott Greenspoint - Houston, Texas; Hilton Garden Inn Dallas, Texas; Hampton Inn & Suites - Valdosta, Georgia; Hampton Inn - Carrollton, Georgia; Comfort Inn Quakertown, Pennsylvania; Read House Hotel Chattanooga; Cheeca Lodge and Spa - Islamorada, Florida Keys; Courtyard Hotel - Little Rock, Arkansas; Holiday Inn Express - Kingman, Arizona; Great Western Inn - Big Springs, Texas; Staybridge Suites - Eatontown, New Jersey; Staybridge Suites - Cranbury, New Jersey Graphic Encounter will be providing the pop art imagery of Andy Warhol for the guestrooms of Wynn Las Vegas. Working closely with the Andy Warhol Foundation and Wynn design, Graphic Encounter will supply over 8000 framed images as well as 2000 custom designed Italian wood framed mirrors. Additionally, Park Place Entertainment has awarded Graphic Encounter the art and mirror contract for the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas. Bray Whaler Inc., has been named the procurement agent for the Grand Hyatt Hotel at the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. Bray Whaler is seeking minority and/or women owned businesses, specifically manufacturers of furniture, operating supplies, kitchen equipment, as well as freight forwarding and installers, to participate on this project. For consideration, please sign up on our website at, “get on our bid list.” Mario Chiodo Studios, creators of unique artworks for the Hospitality Industry, has been commissioned to sculpt the feature sculpture, a Mermaid and nine Seahorses, for the new Aegean-themed lounge at Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas. You can view their progress at Culpepper, McAuliffe and Meaders, Inc. of Atlanta recently completed architecture and interior design services for a multi-million dollar renovation to Grand Hyatt New York, including a stunning new ballroom and a fresh look for the hotel’s popular restaurant. Central Moving & Storage, Orlando, Florida recently completed the FF&E warehousing and installation of the new Grande Lakes Resort in Orlando. Situated on 500 acres the property consists of a 584 room Ritz-Carlton, a 40,000 square foot Ritz-Carlton Spa, an 18 hole, Greg Norman designed golf course and a 1000 room JW Marriott. The property also has 105,000 square feet of meeting space. Both the Ritz-Carlton and JW Marriott, at Grande Lakes, will serve as the flagship property for its respective brand within the continental United States. Artefact Art Consultants Ltd, London, England recently completed the ANA Strings Hotel, Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan. Artefact Art Consultants Ltd were responsible for supplying over 2000 original pieces of artwork to this very modern hotel in the center of Tokyo. They also were responsible for supplying the artwork for the Marriott Grand Residence Club, Mayfair, London, England. Artefact Art Consultants Ltd., London, England recently completed the Marriott Grand Residence Club, 47 Park Street, Mayfair, London, England. Artefact Art Consultants Ltd were responsible for supplying the artwork to this very beautiful 50 Suite Townhouse Residence Club. Carver & Associates recently completed the following projects: Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center - Atlanta, Georgia; Staybridge Suites - Chattanooga, Tennessee; Homewood Suites Hotel - Houston, Texas; Ft. William Henry Lodge - Lake George, NY; Best Western - Thomasville, Alabama; Hampton Inn - Selma, Alabama. Leo A Daly recently completed the Casino Del Sol, the largest Native American Casino in Arizona. Lily Designs recently completed projects for The Westin Charlotte and The Montage Resort & Spa in Laguna Beach, California and is currently providing custom Banquet and F & B linens for the new Mandarin Oriental Hotel, New York City. Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc expects to have at least 10 properties in Thailand by 2005, compared with 7 at present, according to Keith Hardie, general manager of the Westin Grande Sukhumvit. Despite the recent downturn in the travel and tourism industry due to terrorism and the outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (Sars), the international hotel group still sees the potential for the hospitality business in the region. Starwood executives are currently looking for a location in Bangkok to open a W Hotel, the group’s trendiest brand, said Mr. Hardie. Currently, a Sheraton hotel in Pattaya is under construction and due to open late next year. New Employment/Promotions Looney & Associates would like to announce the following new employees: Andrea Steakley-Dallas Receptionist; Ellen Bourque-Chicago Designer; Heather Mills-Chicago Designer; Tracy Platz-Chicago Designer 11

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of NEWH - November 2003

NEWH - November 2003
Letter From the Editor
Hospitality News
On the Road Again... IHM&RS Show
Tips on Specs... Guestroom Lighting
Spotlight on the UK
Spotlight on Greater New York
Random Thoughts... Designing Today’s Boutique
Boutique Chain – Is It an Oxymoron?
Developing Boutique Hotels in Historic Structures
Unique Boutiques... The Story of Watertown
Approaching the Design of a Boutique Hotel
What Sets a Boutique Apart from the Rest?
Simplifying CEU’s
Small Business Advice
Industry Partner Education
Sources & Credits

NEWH - November 2003