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2 Flowers, foliage
and dramatic
lighting fill CATCH
Las Vegas' entry
tunnel designed by
Rockwell Group.

3 Concrete modeled Hotel
Norge's guestrooms after
a Norwegian hytte holiday
home, a sanctuary to relax
and recharge.

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"In secondary cities without private members' clubs,
hotels fill an increasingly important role as social
hubs between the office and a bar," says Rob Wagemans, founder and creative director of Amsterdambased architecture and interior design practice
concrete. "It's important guests feel like locals, and
locals feel like guests." For the Hotel Norge in Bergen,
Norway, which opened in September 2018, his team
reconfigured the 1885 building, moving reception
upstairs so that the sunniest part of the property,
formerly a ground-level conference room, could
attract locals to its café. Other spaces also work
harder: the wooden staircase connecting the two
floors converts into a stage for lectures and performances, while the central bar serves breakfast meals
and evening cocktails.
The sun always shines at Hotel Norge, even
during Bergen's dark winters, thanks to the LEDilluminated "sun" installation rising above the escalator's "horizon." During summer's midnight sun, it
dims to amber. Using biophilic elements to give
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guests what they crave enhances their wellbeing, says Wagemans, and plays well to health-conscious FITs.
Guestrooms are modeled after a hytte, the typical Norwegian
countryside holiday home entered via the back door into a
mudroom. At Hotel Norge, "mudroom" entrances conceal luggage
and clothes behind a second set of doors, reducing light and
noise pollution, adding privacy and blocking out clutter. Guests
can retreat from their hectic lives to recharge and find balance.
Debuting in March 2019 is Amerikalinjen, a new hotel born
100 years after the building's original incarnation as the Norwegian America Line headquarters where passengers sailed from
Oslo to New York. Architecture and interior design studio Puroplan, based in Helsinki, Finland, not only expanded at the adaptive reuse theme appreciated by socially aware travelers and
developers by reinstating heritage features; it also showcased the
new love of efficiency and easy, open design by developing multi-

DANIEL SUNDLIN
BJARKE INGELS
GROUP

JAAKKO PURO
PUROPLAN

ROB WAGEMANS
CONCRETE

M G M R E S O R T S I N T E R N AT I O N A L ( C AT C H L A S V E G A S ) ; W O U T E R VA N D E R S A R F O R C O N C R E T E ( H O T E L N O R G E ) ;
C O U R T E S Y O F P U R O P L A N ( P U R O ) ; DAV I D U R B A N K E ( S U N D L I N ) ; K R I J N VA N N O O R D W I J K ( WAG E M A N S )

includes the ways guests access their personal
media, and the subsequent implications for FF&E
design, as well as more flexible, on-demand F&B
services. With wellness front-and-center, guests'
expectations have soared for offerings such as vegan
options, grass-fed beef, local coffee brands and artisanal drinks made from seasonal local berries. So,
too, has the importance of how they are presented.
From well-designed smart vending machines to local
trades with access to hotel guests, new approaches
to F&B will affect public space design.
With a grand opening scheduled for early 2019,
Krause Sawyer's design of the Canopy by Hilton,
Atlanta, features public spaces arranged to make
transitional times for those coming and going more
comfortable. The Xhibit Studio Kitchen & Bar's openflow layout allows guests to have greater flexibility in
their dining experience's atmosphere and service.
Shared tables and plenty of standing room encourage
sociability as the lights of the daytime casual café
work environment dim and the tunes amp up for the
evening's complimentary bar tastings.
There's also a new need for venues that do more
than simply serve food and drink. The sophisticatedyet-casual vibe Rockwell Group partner and studio
leader Shawn Sullivan points to as a key trend is the
design language for spaces that blur the lines drawn
among restaurants, bars, nightclubs and performance venues. Rockwell's design for CATCH Las
Vegas features a private dining room that's separated
from the main space by a sliding wall, transforming
it into an intimate performance venue.


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