Archive for the ‘Green Design’ Category
March 14, 2013 @ 8:01 pm
OAKLAND, CALIF.—Móz Designs now features Cosmos, a unique series of blended colorways and subtle patterns that create a new aesthetic in metal surfacing materials. Cosmos is the latest addition to the Móz Graphix Collection, graphically-enhanced aluminum panels for distinctive hotel and commercial interiors.
March 12, 2013 @ 7:31 pm
COVINA, CALIF.—Royal Custom Designs, a leading American provider of seating and case goods for hospitality, announced the appointment of Ken Koneck as director of marketing for the company. Koneck will report directly to president Jack Sissoyev and oversee all marketing, advertising, public relations, social media and communications. Koneck comes to Royal Custom Designs with 10 years experience running the marketing department at Valley Forge Fabrics.
March 7, 2013 @ 8:58 pm
ADVANCE, N.C.—Eve is the latest in modular lounge seating from Beaufurn, known for its contemporary edge in furnishings for the contract and hospitality industries. The flexible Eve lounge uses only four skus to produce seating for two or 20.
February 21, 2013 @ 9:16 pm
CALHOUN, GA.—Mannington Commercial, a provider of flooring for commercial interiors, announces the launch of 78 new LVT products in its Amtico Collection, expanding the total Amtico Collection to 188 products and redefining the product offering.
February 7, 2013 @ 10:09 pm
GREENWICH, CONN.—Starwood Capital Group announced the launch of two new hotel brands, the luxury brand Baccarat Hotels & Resorts, and the lifestyle eco-brand 1 Hotels & Resorts, with five hotel openings scheduled under the group’s hotel brand management company, SH Group. The initial five hotel openings will occur over the next 24 months and include: Baccarat Hotel & Residences New York, N.Y.; Baccarat Hotel Rabat, Morocco; 1 Hotel & Residences South Beach, Fla.; 1 Hotel Central Park, N.Y.; and 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge Park, N.Y. “With two revolutionary hotel brands entering the marketplace and five hotel openings in the next two years, we are confident that Baccarat and 1 Hotels will place Starwood Capital Group at the very forefront of the dynamic hospitality industry,” said Barry Sternlicht, chairman and CEO of Starwood Capital Group. “What was once just an idea will soon be a reality.” 1 Hotels, the first ground up luxury eco-design and living hotel concept will marry responsible travel with sophisticated taste.
February 6, 2013 @ 9:27 pm
NEW YORK—Xero Flor America (XFA) announced the selection of the Xero Flor Green Roof System for the 292,000-square-foot green roof being installed atop the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center of New York. With 840,000 gross square feet of exhibit space, the Javits Center is New York City’s largest convention center and hosts about 150 events annually. Headquartered in Durham, N.C., XFA is the official and exclusive distributor in the United States of the Xero Flor Green Roof System from XeroFlor Green Solutions.
January 30, 2013 @ 9:07 pm
NEW YORK—Scottish artist Jephson Robb challenges the notion that beautiful objects cannot be practical with his Quiet collection. Conceived as a series of work and occasional tables where subtle details elevate the typical pedestal table to both sculpture and functional object, the Quiet collection will be introduced by Bernhardt Design in April 2013.
RALEIGH, N.C.—Concord Hospitality Enterprises, one of the top-ranked hotel developer/owner/operators in North America, announced that it has stepped up its growth strategy for 2013 to include opportunistic acquisitions/divestments and third-party management in addition to continuing its aggressive development program. In 2012, the company committed more than $500 million to new development, and opened two hotels, while breaking ground on an additional six. For 2013, Concord expects to triple that performance by opening six hotels and breaking ground on 10. Looking ahead to 2014, Concord expects to open 12 newly developed hotels. “We have a very aggressive pipeline of 17 LEED-designed hotels, that include two Cambria Suites projects in New York, and one in Washington D.C.,” said Mark Laport, president and CEO. “We also are very active in numerous secondary U.S. markets and Canada and will expand our presence in Cleveland and Pittsburgh.” Openings in the near future include a 153-room Courtyard by Marriott in Cleveland, Ohio, a 136-room Hyatt House in Pittsburgh, and a 137-room Hyatt House near Concord’s Raleigh, N.C. headquarters.
January 29, 2013 @ 8:50 pm
ALPHARETTA, GA.—The Refinishing Touch, a leader in on-site environmentally safe and sustainable furniture refinishing and re-upholstering for private and public organizations, has expanded its Touch Textiles fabric division with a new eco-friendly recycled leather line, Embrace.
January 23, 2013 @ 9:01 pm
NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND—A new eco-friendly hotel, The Orchard, has opened for business on The University of Nottingham’s award-winning main campus. Designed to complement the University-owned De Vere Venues East Midlands Conference Centre next door, the $32 million hotel complex will provide top class accommodation on University Park with extensive facilities including a roof garden, brasserie and gym. The Orchard Hotel has been built to the highest environmental standards featuring state-of-the-art technology to minimize carbon emissions including a green roof, photovoltaic panels, energy-efficient lighting, heating and ventilation systems. “The University is proud to open The Orchard as a unique and environmentally-driven addition to our conferencing facilities,” said Pro-Vice Chancellor for Environment and Infrastructure, Professor Karen Cox. “It is a beautifully designed complex, funded entirely by the University, and will be available for use by conference delegates, university visitors, local businesses and the general public. “The hotel will aim to achieve an ‘Excellent’ rating under the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM), which recognizes low-impact buildings that incorporate the best environmental practice,” Cox added.