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Hotel Design

10 Design Ideas To Steal From Hotels

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 04.16.2014 | HuffPost Home

No matter where we go on vacation, the hotel is admittedly the destination we look forward to most. But all of that four-star luxuriating might be the...

PHOTOS: Hotels Emerge From Abandoned Factories

Posted 02.22.2013 | Travel

In the early 1900s, the Colony Arcade Building was brimming with milliners from the L. F. Castle Company, Bonhotal Company and Crest Band Bandeau Comp...

PHOTOS: Hotels Rock Shabby Chic Decor

Oyster | Posted 04.17.2013 | Travel

Shabby-chic hotel design is a study in the art of textural contrasts: vintage leather, velvet furniture, deliberately faded rugs, woods and rich prints all add to the look.

PHOTOS: Design Hotels With Bright And Bold Decor

Oyster | Posted 03.14.2013 | Travel

From crazy colorful murals to subtle pops of color, these hotels keep their spaces fun and light.

PHOTOS: Hotels With The Midas Touch

Oyster | Posted 03.12.2013 | Travel

Though they can quickly turn from gilded to just plain gaudy -- ask The Donald -- gold accents bring a unique luster to any room.

Why Can't Hotels Keep It This Simple?

Civilian | Posted 02.12.2013 | Travel

I loathe complex lighting pads, touch-screen technology and theatrical mood settings. Like many people, most of my stays in hotels are for two or three nights. Who has the time to get cosy with HAL from 2001: A Space Odyssey and negotiate the best of a hundred or so lighting arrangements?

PHOTOS: 30 Hotels That Dress Up For The Holidays

Melanie Nayer | Posted 02.10.2013 | Travel
Melanie Nayer

It's that wonderful time of the year, where no matter where you travel to you'll be guided by thousands of twinkling lights and fueled through gingerbread cookies and hot cocoa. It's the holidays, and to celebrate the season hotels around the world are greeting guests with some magical displays and Santa sightings.

This Stunner Used To Be A Ho Jo's?

Huffington Post | Shana Ecker | Posted 11.21.2012 | HuffPost Home

It's now home to a chic and sophisticated boutique hotel and eatery.

PHOTOS: 10 Of The World's Great Public Bathrooms

Oyster | Posted 08.28.2012 | Travel

Who hasn't ducked into a hotel to make use of a clean public restroom while on vacation?

How Hotel Rooms Became "Home"

The Huffington Post | Dickson Wong | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

Inspiration for our homes can come from all places, and right now our friends over at California Home + Design are looking to some of the Golden State...

Le Meridien's New Hub: Grand Plan or Glorified Lobby?

Zandile Blay | Posted 09.04.2011 | Travel
Zandile Blay

Le Meridian, the Parisian luxury property, is relaunching its lobbies into a veritable destination, complete with sensory elements. At least that's their hope.

Design Matters: 15 Hotels That Make a Grand First Impression (PHOTOS)

Melanie Nayer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Melanie Nayer

We captured some of the best hotel entrances and lobby designs from around the world so you can get acquainted with the finer things on the first floor, before retreating to your room for the night.