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hospitality news Projects MBH Architects has been awarded the Hilton Grand Vacations Club in Waikoloa. Consisting of 120 two bedroom villas, the series of six lowrise residential style buildings will blend with the Hawaiian style of the Waikoloa area. Due to be completed by early 2006. MBH is also working on the expansion of the Hilton Grand Vacations Club Phase II in Las Vegas for completion by summer of 2006. Picture Source has been selected to complete the art and framing for the Chicago Marriott Hotel. Art selection and framing design by Julia Davis. Exclusive art reproductions for the guestrooms include a commissioned painting by Picture Source Art Consultant Pate Gonzalez. Interior Design by Dawson Design Associates. Cheryl Rowley Design has been selected to design the second Hotel Palomar for the Kimpton Group. It will be developed as part of a mixed-use development with JBG located in Rosslyn, VA. Also under design is the Renaissance Boston Waterfront. Bray Whaler has been awarded the procurement for the Denver Hyatt Convention Center in downtown Denver. This ground up project has been in the development and planning for more than 10 years. Expansions and Movements Lee Blair has joined Durkan Patterned Carpet as director of national accounts. Previously, Blair was national sales manager of the Hospitality Division at Milliken & Company. An industry veteran, he 8 brings 20 years experience in the floor covering industry to his new position. Blair will oversee national sales efforts and be responsible for broadening Durkan’s presence in hotels, resorts and other hospitality environments around the globe. Blair has a bachelor’s degree from Presbyterian College in Business Administration. Durkan Patterned Carpet is one of six distinct brands of commercial floor coverings within The Mohawk Group. The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) recently announced its fiscal year 2005 board of directors. Leading the society is new president Anita Baltimore, FASID, and Robert Wright, presidentelect for fiscal year 2006. Bruce Brigham, FASID; Tama Duffy Day, ASID; and BJ Miller, ASID are the new directors, and Sherry Ruggieri is the chapter services team representative. Each member will serve a two-year term, which begins on October 1. Members who are remaining on the board are past President Linda Elliot Smith; and Janice Carleen Linster, Sue Markham, and Phyllis Moore as directors at large. Chip DeGrace will also remain, continuing as the Industry Partner representative. According to results of a web-based survey of architectural and interior design firm subscribers to Hospitality Design magazine, Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo (WATG) ranked among the top three firms in the world for its corporate culture. The survey’s 573 respondents ranked companies by character traits that were deemed most praiseworthy and placed WATG in the top three in each of these categories: most innovative, best clients, best project, best projects, best career advancement opportunities and best firm philosophy. To keep up with the demands of our growing global practice, Callison Architecture, Inc. recently completed two office moves. The New York location has moved to a new, larger office in Midtown Manhattan and has opened a new location in Shanghai to house our China-based client services. Callison currently has more than 15 active mixed-use, retail and resort destination projects in China, spread out among the major regions including Chongqing, Beijing and Shenzhen. Hospitality Profiles As a new member to NEWH and the Atlanta chapter we are introducing Marguerite Tarica with Hospitality Profiles. Her energy and knowledge as to the direction of Hospitality, is right at her finger tips. Marguerite compiles and shares her daily knowledge of project information that is detailed toward the hotel and resort construction and management. The Reed Construction Data contains vital sales information including project details, property type, schedules, locations and detailed key contacts. Who might be best qualified to benefit from these monthly reports? How about: sales, manufacturers, owners, architects, designers, developers, hotel operators, purchasing agents and restaurateurs. The Hospitality Profiles provides enhanced details on the largest, most prominent planned hotel and resort construction projects and renovations.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of NEWH - November 2004

NEWH - November 2004
Letter From the President
Outgoing Editor
Hospitality News
Maintaining a Sense of Place...
Design-Related Resources Shine Brightly at 2004 IH/M&RS
Beds in Banks
The Fullerton Singapore Hotel
Woman of the Year - Lyndall De Marco
The Glasshouse Hotel, Edinburgh Scotland
What’s in a Brand Name
What You Need to Maximize Publicity
Coming Events
Chapter News and Events
Embrace Adaptive Re-Use Projects
NEWH UK Supports Serious Fun at Barretstown
IH/M&RS Gold Key Awards

NEWH - November 2004