NEWH - November 2003 - (Page 8)

from the editor building a successful relationship… I believe designing a hotel is much like building a relationship. Typically in relationships, we either search for someone who has qualities like our own, or, we are attracted to someone who is completely different. Developers and owners tend to follow the same trend when selecting their design team. One might think that anyone can fill a space with beautiful furniture, compatible fabrics and fascinating artwork, but, it takes creativity, trust, honesty and passion to make the relationship successfully work. In this issue you will see how many award-winning design firms address the unique challenges posed when designing for a boutique hotel. For example, Cheryl Rowley, one of the best known boutique hotel designers, explains how designing for a brand hotel differs from designing for a boutique hotel. And, Tom LaTour, Chairman & CEO of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants provides us a developers perspective on boutique hotels with an in-depth interview. Even though the pages of this magazine are filled with artistically crafted boutique hotels, it makes us remember that sometimes great design requires a leap of faith - much like a relationship. As in life, diversity is what makes design interesting and helps us learn. And, every day developers and owners take that leap of faith when searching for that design team that perfectly complements them. Lisa A. Haude Editor Paradigm Design Group, LLC Photo courtesy of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Hotel Monoco San Francisco 8

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