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depending on who the federal government chooses to take over that property; and the NYC tower as one of Marriott’s Edition hotels. And as the downtown cores of many American cities remain littered with so-called “see-through” commercial and residential spaces—that is, vacant of ce buildings and condo developments that have gone bust—look for more such spaces to be converted to hotels.

few months back as an example of this trend, as it has eschewed the traditional front desk entirely.

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Color Trend: Orange You Glad It’s a New Year?

Hotels “are warming up by eliminating the formal front desk,” says hospitality/restaurant consulting rm Andrew Freeman & Co. in its 2012 trend report. “More and more hotel patrons will enjoy a personal greeting at the door from a ‘welcome ambassador’ and special gifts or treats in reward for repeat business,” the report notes. “We have entered a new ‘Thank You Economy’ that offers the combination of a curbside check-in and coming home to a Jewish mother.” Freeman points to the Mr. C Beverly Hills hotel that opened a

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Front Desks Checking Out

Elsewhere in this issue, you’ll see that Cupola, a mall-based pizzeria, took top honors in the restaurant category of this year’s Boutique Design Awards (see page 25). Another mall-based restaurant concept—the lowly food court—is also ripe for a rebirth and move upmarket. One such development was opened late last year in New York by restaurateur and entrepreneur Robert Earl. His rst Earl’s Court features a half-dozen eateries—including an Earl of Sandwich, The Original SoupMan, Billy’s Bakery, Sushi Express, Greens salad bar, Lavazza Café and Libations 101 cocktail lounge—housed in 4,400 square feet of combined restaurant/ lounge space. “As the public’s taste in food court offerings evolves beyond burgers and reheated pizza, we have created a modern alternative with a diverse array of progressive and innovative eateries,” says Earl.

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Food Courts Court Upscale Clientele

Pantone LLC positions its “color of the year” as a de facto economic and psychographic barometer of the coming 12 months. For 2012, the color

consulting company has chosen Tangerine Tango as the “it” color. Pantone—which draws on such diverse sources as lm, fashion, economic indicators and technology trends—describes the selected shade as “a spirited reddish orange that continues to provide the energy boost we need to recharge and move forward.” BD

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Boutique Design - January/February 2012

Boutique Design - January/February 2012
From the Editor
Contents
Boutique Design Editorial Advisory Board
In This Issue
Boutique Buzz
Call for Nominations: The Boutique 18
Novel Approach
Boutique’s Elite
Twelve Timely Trends
Worlds Apart
Vendor Profile: Hellman-Chang
DreamBook: Game On
Seating
Flooring
The Last Detail: Honeycomb restaurant
Boutique Design - January/February 2012 - Intro
Boutique Design - January/February 2012 - Boutique Design - January/February 2012
Boutique Design - January/February 2012 - Cover2
Boutique Design - January/February 2012 - 1
Boutique Design - January/February 2012 - From the Editor
Boutique Design - January/February 2012 - 3
Boutique Design - January/February 2012 - Contents
Boutique Design - January/February 2012 - 5
Boutique Design - January/February 2012 - Boutique Design Editorial Advisory Board
Boutique Design - January/February 2012 - In This Issue
Boutique Design - January/February 2012 - Boutique Buzz
Boutique Design - January/February 2012 - 9
Boutique Design - January/February 2012 - 10
Boutique Design - January/February 2012 - 11
Boutique Design - January/February 2012 - 12
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Boutique Design - January/February 2012 - 17
Boutique Design - January/February 2012 - Call for Nominations: The Boutique 18
Boutique Design - January/February 2012 - 19
Boutique Design - January/February 2012 - Novel Approach
Boutique Design - January/February 2012 - 21
Boutique Design - January/February 2012 - 22
Boutique Design - January/February 2012 - 23
Boutique Design - January/February 2012 - Boutique’s Elite
Boutique Design - January/February 2012 - 25
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Boutique Design - January/February 2012 - 33
Boutique Design - January/February 2012 - Twelve Timely Trends
Boutique Design - January/February 2012 - 35
Boutique Design - January/February 2012 - 36
Boutique Design - January/February 2012 - 37
Boutique Design - January/February 2012 - Worlds Apart
Boutique Design - January/February 2012 - 39
Boutique Design - January/February 2012 - 40
Boutique Design - January/February 2012 - 41
Boutique Design - January/February 2012 - Vendor Profile: Hellman-Chang
Boutique Design - January/February 2012 - 43
Boutique Design - January/February 2012 - 44
Boutique Design - January/February 2012 - 45
Boutique Design - January/February 2012 - DreamBook: Game On
Boutique Design - January/February 2012 - 47
Boutique Design - January/February 2012 - 48
Boutique Design - January/February 2012 - 49
Boutique Design - January/February 2012 - 50
Boutique Design - January/February 2012 - 51
Boutique Design - January/February 2012 - Seating
Boutique Design - January/February 2012 - 53
Boutique Design - January/February 2012 - 54
Boutique Design - January/February 2012 - 55
Boutique Design - January/February 2012 - Flooring
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