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Hotel Facilities

Travelers are always looking for a home away from home, and the tourist industry needs these vacationers to survive. Creating a winning hotel can benefit everybody, and people will return to your retreat time and time again.
AC Hotel Fort Lauderdale Sawgrass Mills/Sunrise exterior

Photos courtesy Stantec

May 05, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Stantec designed the project.

Signia by Hilton Hotel exterior in Atlanta

Renderings courtesy Georgia World Congress Center Authority.

April 21, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Signia by Hilton is a new upscale brand from Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc.

Sable at Navy Pier exterior against the city

All photos: Mike Schwartz

March 16, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

KOO designed the project.

The Weekly show, Mar 4, 2021: Bringing AI to the masses, meet the team behind the award-winning Central Station Memphis hotel
March 04, 2021 | BD+C Staff

This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors speak with AEC industry leaders about the award-winn...

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The Grand, a mixed-use project in Los Angeles

Downtown Los Angeles has $3 billion in new construction projects under development, including The Grand, a mixed-used 1.2-million-sf public-private partnership that Related Cos. is developing, according to a new report from the Downtown Center Business Improvement District.  However, JLL's latest Construction Forecast predicts a slow recovery in construction spending nationwide. Image: Related Companies

February 24, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Predicts second-half improvement toward normalization next year.

Santa Monica Proper Hotel exterior during the day

All photos: Tim Street-Porter

February 16, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Howard Laks Architects designed the project.

One of iBuilt's factories in Berwick, Pa.

iBUILT operates three factories in Pennsylvania with a combined 2 million sf production capacity. One of those facilities will be fully automated by the end of 2021. Image: Courtesy of iBUILT

January 26, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

iBUILT plans to double its production capacity this year, and usher in more technology and auto...

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Emery Hotel lobby with Solatube Tubular Daylighting Devices. Photo: Courtest Solatube Inc.

Emery Hotel lobby with Solatube Tubular Daylighting Devices. Photo: Courtesy Solatube Inc.


Solatube daylighting systems were used to bring natural light into the lobby of the Midland Ban...

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Download a PDF of all 2020 Giants 400 Rankings from Building Design+Construction magazine

Pictured: Arlington (Va.) Public Schools Heights Building Photo by Jim Tetro, courtesy Gilbane


December 16, 2020 | BD+C EDITORS

This 70-page PDF features AEC firm rankings across 51 building sectors, disciplines, and specia...

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2020 Hotel Sector Giants: Top architecture, engineering, and construction firms in the U.S. hospitality sector

Photo: Pixabay


December 03, 2020 | BD+C STAFF

Gensler, Jacobs, and Suffolk Construction top BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest hotel sec...

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The Weekly show: Nvidia's Omniverse, AI for construction scheduling, COVID-19 signage
November 12, 2020 | BD+C Editors

BD+C editors speak with experts from ALICE Technologies, Build Group, Hastings Architecture, Nv...

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The West Building of Candlewood Suites at Fort Jackson, S.C., a project that's part of a public-private partnership that the Army has with Lendlease and IHG Army Hotels. Images: IHG Army Hotels

November 03, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This project used over 4,100 pieces of cross-laminated timber. It's the fourth CLT hotel in the...

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Hotel construction pipeline dips 7% in Q3 2020

Photo: Engin Akyurt, Pexels


October 27, 2020 | Lodging Econometrics

Hospitality developers continue to closely monitor the impact the coronavirus will have on trav...

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The SPIRE Smart Building Program, World’s first smart building assessment and rating program

Photo courtesy UL and SPIRE Smart Building Program



The SPIRE Smart Building Program will help building owners and operators make better investment...

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Residence Inn in downtown Glendale, Calif., which R.D. Olson Development and Construction is building, includes a pedestrian paseo that will connect the hotel to a nearby movie theater complex. Its Spanish Colonial Revival style complements the aesthetics of nearby buildings. Image: courtesy of WATG Strategy, The Evolution of Lifestyle Select-Service Hotels.

September 22, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A new WATG Strategy white paper examines the design characteristics of the blending.

2020 GIANTS 400 REPORT landing page Washington College_Semans Griswold Environmental Hall, Ayers Saint Gross

Semans-Griswold Environmental Hall, designed by Ayers Saint Gross, is home to Washington College’s Center for Environment and Society and commands a picturesque site on the Chester River. The river is a living laboratory that provides students with an immersive experience in support of the building’s programs in environmental science and sustainability. Photo courtesy Ayers Saint Gross


August 28, 2020 | BD+C Editors

The 2020 Giants 400 Report features more than 130 rankings across 25 building sectors and speci...

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Video: 5 building sectors to watch amid COVID-19
August 25, 2020 | BD+C Staff 

RCLCO's Brad Hunter reveals the winners and non-winners of the U.S. real estate market during t...

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August 14, 2020 | Duk Kim, Principal, Architect, Global Hospitality Leader

As hotels begin to reopen, the focus on health and safety takes priority while working to prese...

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Renovation of the Plaza Hotel at Pioneer Park in El Paso, Texas

The $78 million renovation of the 131-key Plaza Hotel at Pioneer Park in El Paso, Texas, was completed in June. The team, which included Cooper Carry and Forrest Perkins, reimagined the 1930s hotel with an eye toward establishing the facility as a regional destination. The lobby includes an intimate library (pictured). Photo courtesy Plaza Hotel Pioneer Park


August 05, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Modular and prefab construction are already more prominent.

R&D hubs, modular-built hotels, and an award-winning student center on the August 6 “The Weekly”
August 02, 2020 | BD+C Editors

R&D hubs, modular-built hotels, and an award-winning student center on the August 6 “The We...

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Circa Resort and Casino exterior

All renderings courtesy Circa

July 30, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The resort is slated to open in late 2020.

This year, Proper Hospitality is scheduled to open a 148-room hotel in an upgrade of the historical 1920s-era venue in downtown Los Angeles that previously had served as a private club and a YMCA.  Image: Proper Hospitality

July 29, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Los Angeles tops five metros that accounted for 15% of the country’s pipeline.

LaPerla Rooftop bar

All photos courtesy The Plaza Hotel Pioneer Park

June 25, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project represented a cross-collaboration of Cooper Carry’s Hospitality studio and The John...

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GrizForm Design Architects designed the 2,007-sf Legal Sea Bar, which opened in Washington D.C.'s Union Station two years ago. As restaurants reopen, they are rethinking such matters as whether bar stools need to be spaced out more. Image: GrizForm Design Architects

May 27, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Three design firms share their takes on what will make customers more comfortable about returni...

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Aerial rendering of Apple's under construction Austin Campus

Rendering courtesy Apple

May 26, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

A hotel brand has yet to be announced.

Hotel rooftop amenities: Ideas for converting idle rooftop spaces [video]
May 05, 2020 | Base4

From fire pits to infinity pools to urban gardens, hotel design experts with Base4 offer smart...

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USACE general Mark Toy briefed by Tarlton Corp. officials

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Maj. Gen. R. Mark Toy is briefed by Tarlton construction executives on the site of the alternate care facility. From left: Senior Project Manager Cameron Denison, who managed the night team; Vice President Joe Scarfino, who led the effort and managed the day team; and EVP John Doerr. 

April 14, 2020 | TARLTON CORP.

Missouri’s first Alternate Care Facility ready for coronavirus patients

COVID-19 patient rooms in alternate care facility

Typical COVID-19 patient room layout in an alternate care facility. Photo: Henderson Engineers


COVID-19: Converting existing unused or underused hospitals, hotels, convention centers, and ot...

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Rendering of mass timber Ramada Hotel

Rendering courtesy HDR

April 01, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The hotel will be located in Kelowna, British Columbia.


Photo: Mark Ballogg

March 25, 2020 | Tori Chang, S.E., Consulting Engineer, Connor Bruns, S.E. , Senior Consulting Engineer, and Terry McDonnell, S.E, Principal with Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

Completed in 2018, the seven-story, 98-guest room hotel complements the local museums, cultural...

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