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B U Z Z Zeff Designed ‘Delphine’ Opens at W Hollywood dding to its roster of hip restaurants like BOA Steakhouse, Katana and Sushi Roku, Innovative Dining Group (IDG) has Starwood Debuts First of Three Luxury Hotels in Peru n a franchise agreement with Libertador Hotels, Resorts & Spas, Starwood Hotels & Resorts announced the opening of Hotel Paracas, the first of three Luxury Collection properties set to open in Peru over the next two years. Nestled into the Paracas National Reserve and the Ballestas Islands, Hotel Paracas was designed by architect Bernardo Fort-Brescia, featuring 120 ecologicallyinspired guestrooms envisioned by interiors firm, Caparra Entelman & Associates, highlighting indigenous textiles and ceramics. Complementing the sea-side surroundings, the interiors are crafted from bamboo and rattan, as well as fabrics and floor coverings echoing the geometric patterns of the Pre-Incan people, celebrated for their advanced textile manufacturing skills. Guests can choose from three kinds of rooms: bungalows, villas, and chalets and both pools, the restaurant and bar peer over the Pacific ocean providing spectacular sunsoaked views. Hotel Paracas also offers more than 5,000 square feet of event space, 24hour access to a business center, a spa with indigenous treatments and a fitness center. “Our strategic plan for the next five years extends beyond Peru's borders, and we look forward to future collaborations with Starwood,” says Jorge Melero, CEO of Libertador Hotels, Resorts & Spas. — KT I announced the opening of its concept for the W Hollywood and Residences, Delphine Eatery & Bar. Designed by New York-based Zeff Design, Delphine is a casual eatery with that oh-soeasily-chic feel oft found along the European Riviera. Old World and New World come together in the restaurant’s soft color palette of blue and white, with bistro seating in the bar, wicker furnishings, silver antique cabinetry and modern wind turbine style ceiling fans. White ceramic tiles meant to look like Parisian Metro tiles line the walls to help create a multi-cultural dining experience in the heart of Hollywood. Exec chef, Sascha Lyon, hailing from famous NYC spots like Daniel Delphine dining room and Balthazar, has crafted a menu of regional flavors found in kitchens and inns throughout French and Italian towns along the Mediterranean coast. The 6,000-square-foot space also includes Station Hollywood, an outdoor, dual-level bar and lounge named for the Metro Red Line station located at Hollywood and Vine, and The Living Room, W’s interpretation of the modern hotel lobby. — KH IIDA Hosts Rock ‘n’ Roll Couture Fashion Show he IIDA Orange County Haute Couture Fashion Show is a manifold manifestation of creativity and this year, each Haute Couture design will represent a straddling of fashion, media and rock ‘n’ roll. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the fashion show benefits the IIDA Southern California Chapter for Student Scholarships and Working Wardrobes, a non-profit which provides funds to designers in crises. Every year, famed firms and fledgling designers of Orange Country vie for best design in a runway competition using materials donated by textile and furniture manufacturers typically utilized in interiors. Selected at random, designers will have to craft their pieces from one of 16 music categories including rockabilly, R&B, heavy metal and punk. This year, Nick Verreos, a veteran of the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) as well as Project Runway, will be hosting the Apr. 21 event. “As designers, we are inspired by all that surrounds us,” said Sean Kim, principal of VIDA Design and co-chair of IIDA Orange County Haute Couture. “This year, we wanted to shake things up by creating an event where music, fashion and media collide.” The kick-off tailgate party will commence Thursday, Feb. 25 at the OM Workspace in Irvine. Each design team will be given a rock category at random, 15 minutes to conceptualize their pieces and two minutes to select their materials. The fashion show follows eight weeks later, at the Sutra Lounge in Costa Mesa where one lucky team will be crowned champion. Tickets go on sale Mar. 1 at — KT T The French Window looks onto Hong Kong harbor AB Concept Conceives Hong-Kong’s ‘French Window’ B Concept, a hospitality interior design firm founded in 1999 in Hong Kong, has created a French-inspired interior for Hong Kong’s new restaurant, The French Window, in the ifc mall which overlooks the harbor. Using architecturally-lit lantern-style columns in wrought iron trim, the restaurant stands out from its neighbors. The promenade leading to the restaurant is decorated with lush vertical garden panels and modern lanterns. “The French Window is a charming combination of modern textures and colors with a touch of French design, creating an atmosphere of relaxed and inviting elegance,” said Ed Ng, founder and director of AB Concept. “Our goal has been to craft a restaurant that is upscale, not uptight.” The French Window is managed and operated by the Miramar Group, established in Hong Kong in 1957. Some of AB Concept’s other projects include the Shangri-la’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel in Tainan, Taiwan, Hong Kong’s Hotel Jen and The W Retreat & Spa Bali (set to open in late 2010). — KH 14 • boutique DESIGN march/april 2010

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Hyatt Opens First Andaz Hotel On Wall Street In NYC
Brintons Announces Second Collection With Scottish Duo
AB Concept In Hong Kong Creates The French Window, Overlooking The Harbor
Washington D.C. Celebrates Revamped Design Center
Q&A With Kit Kemp, On How She Successfully Brought Firmdale Hotels To The U.S. With The Crosby Street
Adam Tihany Delivers Las Vegas’ First Mandarin Oriental After A Collective Deep Breath, CityCenter Opens And Adam Tihany Delivers Las Vegas’ First Mandarin Oriental
World By Design
Fathom Creative Turns A Dilapidated Brake Shop Into New Multi-Use Space For Art, Business, Life And Inspiration
German Theorist And Author, Boris Groys, Discusses His Book, Art Power And The Idea Of Tourists As Architects As Part Of This Month’s Inspiration
Designer Meetups Hosts Big Wigs In Design To Share Inspiration And Discuss Trends In Informal, Open Environments
Brian Orter Weighs In On The Popular Debate In The Design Community About Hand Drawings Versus Realistic Computer Renderings
EnVogue: BD Brings You Snapshots
Bath And Spa:
Calender/Advertisers Index

Boutique Design - March/April 2010