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Comfort Inn & Suites, Choice Hotels International’s agship brand family, has been known for its warm, welcoming ambiance since debuting in 1981. So when the company recently introduced Comfort’s new Truly Yours prototype, it was paramount the contemporary interior design package maintain that familiar, genuine vibe. “Our aim in offering these new designs was to give guests an environment that truly felt like a home away from home, a hotel that they can make truly their own,” says senior director of brand strategy, Christina Williamson. “The Truly Yours design anticipates the needs of the modern traveler.” Renovations are key to Comfort’s growth. Williamson says that between 2012 and 2015, 70 percent of Comfort properties will receive design upgrades, with hundreds of hotels already incorporating refreshing new elements. After an intensive six-month research process, kicked off with design ideas provided by Gensler, the Truly Yours look has rst been unveiled at the

Comfort Inn & Suites in Spokane Valley, Washington. An earth-based color palette with pops of jewel tones creates a residential atmosphere. In the lobby, guests are greeted by dark wood ooring, stonework, and plush sofas. Ottomans, spa-like baths, and custom artworks await in guestrooms, while oversized showers, colorful bed scarves, and headboards donning outlets and LED reading lights are hallmarks of the revamped suites.

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Summer months mean that the 2012 Hospitality Design Boutique Exposition & Conference (HD Boutique), September 11-12th at the Miami Beach Convention Center, is just around the corner. Here’s a sneak peek of the stellar lineup of speakers planned for this year’s event. • Keynote speaker Alexandra Champalimaud (pictured), president and principal designer of New Yorkbased Champalimaud, will discuss the highlights of her estimable career, the secrets to successful luxury restoration, and the challenges of a current project, the renovation of New York classic, the Waldorf=Astoria. • Hospitality Design magazine’s Wave of the Future: Each year we honor industry leaders who are young enough to be considered visionary but tested enough to be accomplished. Listen to this year’s eight honorees as they share their insights on the industry, and recent projects that showcase why they caught our attention. • New for this year’s annual conference is a series of panels on Latin America that give the perspective from both owners and designers working there. Not-to-miss is the first-ever HD Boutique Owners’ Roundtable – Americas Focus, where attendees get face time with the region’s movers and shakers. • The boutique and lifestyle hotel landscape is more crowded and competitive than ever. At the BLLA Luncheon & Owners’ Outlook, listen to some of the category’s major players discuss what they are doing to stay ahead—new developments, meeting and exceeding guests’ needs, creating complete experiences from an F&B perspective, and design narratives.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Hospitality Design - July 2012

Hospitality Design - July 2012
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People
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Sketchbook
Purchasing POV
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Hellman-Chang
Adam Kamens
IIDA/HD Product Design Winners
Tabletop
Greatest Innovators
Instinct for Innovation
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