Listed building restorations remain a unique challenge that at times requires an immensely sensitive touch. Frances Marcellin speaks with conservation architect Sarah Khan, a partner at Roger Mears Architects, and architect Jonathan Clark of Jonathan Clark Architects to discover some of the pitfalls, challenges and best practices of building renewals.
Regal Hotels International’s new property Regal iClub Hotel is set to be the first carbon-neutral hotel in Hong Kong. The company also plans to offer climate-caring services within its hotel portfolio, according to plans outlined in a statement. The hotel said it has calculate
The palace wing of Taj Mahal Palace & Tower in Mumbai, India, will reopen in July this year following the completion of renovation works. The 287-room flagship hotel was severely damaged in the November 2008 terror attacks. Indian Hotels, the owner of the Taj Mahal, has
Hyatt Hotels Corporation has signed an agreement with Immobiliare Real Estate Development to develop the first Hyatt-branded hotel in Panama. The 167-room Hyatt Place Panama City, which is expected to open in 2012, is the first of the three hotels planned by the joint venture.
Increased tourism in Sri Lanka, due to the end of the 37-year civil war, has forced Sri Lankan hotels to reveal their expansion plans. The total number of hotel rooms will grow from 15,000 to 22,000 within the next two years, according to Sri Lanka’s tourist board. John Keells
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Hawaii’s hotel market may be recovering after occupancy increased during four of the last five months, according to a new report by Hospitality Advisors. Hotel occupancy stood at 66.5% in January this year, compared with 63.1% in the same period last year, according to the Assoc
Amari India has unveiled expansion plans that includes opening seven new properties with a total of 1,050 rooms in India by 2015. The properties will be in the limited service and mid-upper scale hotel segments, in metros and tier-II cities. Amari India was created through
Half a century after Rosita Missoni co-founded the eponymous fashion house with her husband Tai, the family has channelled its aesthetic style and Italian feel for homemaking into the Hotel Missoni collaboration with Rezidor. Christopher Kanal speaks to the woman behind some of the world’s most famous fabrics.
Mad Architect’s concept skyscraper, designed for an exhibition in Los Angeles about future living in the city, has attracted considerable interest for its green design. Frances Marcellin looks at how it improves upon the conventional city block.
The Tiger Woods Dubai hotel management today announced the project’s masterplan is finalised and its design and construction are progressing on schedule. Due to be complete late 2009, the Tiger Woods Dubai will be an exclusive lifestyle community with the spectacular Al Ruwaya golf cour