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Noble Breaks Ground on Element by Westin in Nashville
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Noble Breaks Ground on Element by Westin in Nashville

ATLANTA—Noble Investment Group announced they have broken ground on the Element by Westin Nashville. Located in the renowned West End neighborhood of Nashville, Tennessee, the hotel will be the brand’s debut in Nashville and will open in 2020. The upscale, lifestyle hotel will be a part of the vibrant 19-acre mixed-use development, oneC1TY. Anchored by...

Barry Sternlicht Launches Newest Brand Venture, Treehouse Hotels
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Barry Sternlicht Launches Newest Brand Venture, Treehouse Hotels

NEW YORK—Hotel visionary Barry Sternlicht, original founder of W Hotels, and Chairman and CEO of Starwood Capital Group, a global private investment firm, has once again worked his magic to re-invent the hotel experience. Sternlicht has already received an abundance of accolades for his nature-inspired 1 Hotel and Baccarat hotel brands, each prominently featured in...

Mandai Park Holdings Invites Guests to Get Closer to Nature with New Resort
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Mandai Park Holdings Invites Guests to Get Closer to Nature with New Resort

SINGAPORE—Come 2023, a new resort experience will open to guests at Mandai, bringing them closer to nature through a biophilic design that integrates the buildings with their natural surroundings. The design of the new Mandai resort will be helmed by local architectural firm, WOW Architects. Speaking on the appointment of WOW Architects, Mike Barclay, Group...

Results from HD Expo Wellness Pavilion Keynote
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Results from HD Expo Wellness Pavilion Keynote

Clodagh LAS VEGAS—The first-ever HD Expo Wellness Pavilion kicked off in Las Vegas last week with a keynote session entitled, “Wellness Today.” The session was moderated by Stacy Shoemaker Rauen, Vice President, Hospitality Design Group, and Editor in Chief, Hospitality Design magazine. Featured speakers included Clodagh, Founder, Clodagh Design; Neil Jacobs, CEO, Six Senses Hotels...

Can Green Design Enhance the Guest Experience?
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Can Green Design Enhance the Guest Experience?

NATIONAL REPORT—When a guest walks into a hotel, they’re often tired from a long day of travel. They want a warm, comfortable room where they can relax and unwind, an accommodating space where they’re free to kick off their shoes. In this regard, the standard hotel is satisfactory. Of course, professionals in the hospitality industry...

MGM Springfield Receives Industry’s First LEED Platinum Certification
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MGM Springfield Receives Industry’s First LEED Platinum Certification

MGM Springfield LAS VEGAS—MGM Resorts International announced that MGM Springfield, located in Springfield, Mass., has received the world’s first United States Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) New Construction Platinum level certification for a gaming resort. MGM Springfield, which opened in August 2018, is the company’s most recent development. Working closely...

LEED Green Building Program Now Recognizes Living Product Challenge
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LEED Green Building Program Now Recognizes Living Product Challenge

SEATTLE—The Living Product Challenge (LPC) is now an approved certification path in the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED v4/4.1 BD+C program. Living Product Challenge certified products join Declare as a compliant pathway in the LEED version 4 and 4.1 Building Product Disclosure and Optimization—Material Ingredients credit. In fact, LPC now receives the highest points for demonstrating healthier...

LEED Certified Agrarian Hotel to Open in June
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LEED Certified Agrarian Hotel to Open in June

ARROYO GRANDE, CALIF.—Arroyo Grande’s newest destination, The Agrarian Hotel, is set to open its doors in June of 2019, offering well-appointed rooms, plush amenities, and inviting, sustainably-designed spaces that seek to redefine the boutique hotel experience. Located in the historic Village of Arroyo Grande, The Agrarian Hotel is an exquisite new boutique hotel at the...