Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 39

perspectives hd expo recap
By Jennifer Young
Photography courtesy of Admares and Chapi Chapo

1. Chapi Chapo's winning
design, which came
to life on the HD Expo
show floor, features a
cozy bedroom wrapped
in warm wood with a
geometric motif.

OUT OF THE BOX

A new design challenge generates ingenuity

Twenty-four hours to create the next iteration
of the luxury hotel guestroom. That was the
one-of-a-kind journey Hilton and Hospitality
Design sent 12 world-class design firms on during
the inaugural Box competition this year, with
the winning design debuting on the HD Expo
show floor in Las Vegas in May. To judge such a
feat-"the room of the future," as Leo Eskenazi,
senior director of design for Latin America and
Caribbean at Hilton and the mastermind behind
the challenge, puts it-assembling an esteemed
panel with varied backgrounds in the hospitality
industry was necessary. Enter Argeo Hospitality
president and TV personality Anthony
Melchiorri; designer and Queer Eye sensation
Bobby Berk; Larry Traxler, senior vice president

of global design at Hilton; and Maurice Perry,
director at design consultancy Perrysketch.
All met at Frank Lloyd Wright's Arizona
Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix in January, where
they were given the rules and tools for crafting
the luxury digs, which would be housed in
an approximately 13-by-32-foot space built by
Admares using modular technology, with a
twist: their designs-utilizing products from
the two dozen sponsoring companies-had
to channel a 1920s Art Deco aesthetic (a nod
to Hilton's 100th anniversary). "You could see
their minds kind of explode and say, 'Oh, wow,
this is going to be way more intense than I
thought,'" quips Berk. The 1920s was a "point
when the decorative arts and modernism all
came together. It was all about optimism, about
the new world, about new opportunities to go
places," says Rottet Studio principal Richard
Riveire, who participated in the competition.
"It's perfect for the architect who's interested in
hotel design."
The challenge was unique not only because

the designers had a short amount of time to
conceptualize as well as sketch or render, but
they also had to present their concepts in front
of the other participants-their peers. "I have
never had the opportunity to present my design
ideas in front of our competition, and I doubt if
any of the other design firms have either," says
Traxler. "There was a real spirit of camaraderie
and support for the other firms presenting."
Moving past style and material, "they were able
to hear how the other design studios thought
about design and what their methodology was for
solving the challenge of future luxury," he adds.
In the end, four finalists were named for
their different, yet thoughtful designs, including
Toronto's Chapi Chapo Design, the San Francisco
office of HBA, Los Angeles-based Gulla
Jónsdóttir Architecture + Design, and Miami
studio Urban Robot Associates. After another
review and much deliberating, Chapi Chapo was
crowned the winner because the firm pushed "all
the buttons in terms of luxury," notes Traxler. "It
was understated creativity," adds Melchiorri.

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Hospitality Design - August 2018
Contents
From the Editor
Behind the Design
People: CitySCENE: Washington, DC
Sketchbook
Installations: Salone
Spec Sheet
HD Expo Recap
Interview: Simon Laws and Timothy Oulton
5 Questions for Bella Gomez
Profile: Bobby Berk
Profile: Brady Legler
Profile: Lara Bohinc
Profile: Margo Selby
Profile: Masquespacio
Profile: Matthew McCormick
Emerging Designers
Women in Design
Trends: Blush
Trends: Dark Green
Trends: Vivid Patterns
Upholstered Furniture
Carpet
Textiles
Surfaces
Window Coverings
Projects
Statement Makers: Shoreline Hotel Waikiki
Statement Makers: Hyatt Centric MG Road Bangalore
Statement Makers: Las Chicas, Los Chicos y Los Maniquís
Statement Makers: Sands Hotel & Spa
Statement Makers: Akira Back
Statement Makers: Feast India Co.
Ad Index
Back Space: Tom Dixon
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Intro
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Hospitality Design - August 2018
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Cover2
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Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Contents
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 8
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 9
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - From the Editor
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 11
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 12
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 13
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Behind the Design
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 15
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - People: CitySCENE: Washington, DC
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Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 18
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Sketchbook
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 20
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 21
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 22
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Installations: Salone
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Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Spec Sheet
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 34
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Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 36
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 37
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 38
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - HD Expo Recap
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 40
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 41
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 42
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Interview: Simon Laws and Timothy Oulton
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 44
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 45
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 46
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 47
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 5 Questions for Bella Gomez
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 49
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 50
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Profile: Bobby Berk
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 52
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 53
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 54
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Profile: Brady Legler
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 56
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Profile: Lara Bohinc
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 58
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Profile: Margo Selby
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 60
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Profile: Masquespacio
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 62
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Profile: Matthew McCormick
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 64
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Emerging Designers
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 66
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 67
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 68
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 69
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 70
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Women in Design
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 72
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 73
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 74
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Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 76
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Trends: Blush
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 78
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Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 80
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Trends: Dark Green
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 82
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 83
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 84
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Trends: Vivid Patterns
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 86
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Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 88
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 89
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 90
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Upholstered Furniture
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 92
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 93
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 94
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Carpet
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 96
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 97
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 98
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Textiles
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 100
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 101
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 102
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Surfaces
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 104
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 105
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 106
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 107
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 108
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Window Coverings
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 110
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Projects
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Statement Makers: Shoreline Hotel Waikiki
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 113
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Statement Makers: Hyatt Centric MG Road Bangalore
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 115
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Statement Makers: Las Chicas, Los Chicos y Los Maniquís
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 117
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Statement Makers: Sands Hotel & Spa
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 119
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Statement Makers: Akira Back
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 121
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Statement Makers: Feast India Co.
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 123
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 124
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 125
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Ad Index
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 127
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Back Space: Tom Dixon
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