Making light of it

Good lighting can dignify indifferent design and used creatively can transform hospitality spaces. Zara Horner looks at developments in the industry and speaks to...

Big Designs on Culture, Art, and History

Paying homage to local culture, art, design and history was top priority for The Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai 10 years ago and Zara Horner...

Have a seat

Designing custom furniture to facilitate a memorable dining experience provides many challenges and rewards for veteran architect Andre Fu, writes Rebecca Lo These are exciting...

Beautiful baths

Hotel bathtubs are becoming increasingly sophisticated, with ‘anything goes’ being the trend for boutique and international operators, writes Rebecca Lo For travellers, the two most...

Kyoto opening

Interior design firm, Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA), has completed the highly-anticipated design of the new Four Seasons Kyoto, located within one of the best-preserved historic cities, with intact palaces,...

Artistic ingredients

When a restaurant promotes itself as ‘honest about art, serious about food’ you know you’re in for an interesting time. Zara Horner visits Duddell’s Is...

Conceptual brasserie

Bizou is the latest offering from Dining Concepts. The "American brasserie features a seriously balanced menu of flavours and textures by world-renowned Michelin-starred chef,...

House Keeping

The most labour intensive and logistically demanding of any area of operations, housekeeping is slowly dragging itself into the 21st century, with not a...

Branding Mövenpick

Since its inception in 1948 with the opening of its first restaurant in Zurich, the Mövenpick brand has expanded to encompass wine, fine foods,...

Fantastic florals

Floral designs may be a deliberate marketing strategy today with guests apparently able to gauge the kind of experience they are going to have...
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