Behind the Design

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Behind the Design

Valerie Conners

Giving a Nod to the Past with a New Design at Fairfield by Marriott

Tucked into the rolling foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains lies a place of escape: Fairfield Farm & Manor House. On a clear summer morning, beyond the manor’s red-brick exterior …

Sheraton Kona

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Make the Most of the Big Island’s Kona Side with This Concierge’s Tips

Gary Perreira is like a guiding star. He’s easy to find, right there in the lobby of the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay. He’s consistent — he’s …

Sheraton Saint-Hyacinthe

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Daniel Baylis

Creating Connections and Embracing Community at the Sheraton Saint-Hyacinthe Hotel

The 50,000-person town of Saint-Hyacinthe has been nicknamed the “Agricultural Technopolis” of Canada due to its thriving food production and biotechnology sectors. However, until recently, Saint-Hyacinthe was missing one key …

Behind the Design

Robin Bennefield

How an Eye for Hotel Carpet Made a Loyal Traveler Insta-Famous

It was a simple holiday wish made on a whim. All Jill Young wanted for Christmas was for her dad’s Instagram account, @myhotelcarpet, to go viral. And so, the Internet …

sheraton diana majestic

Behind the Design

Emma Harper

Historic Details and Contemporary Cool Collide at Milan’s Sheraton Diana Majestic

The grand stone exterior of the Sheraton Diana Majestic, Milan, with its rounded facade, opulent balconies and art deco flourishes, transports you back in time to the belle epoque. But …

sheraton grand mirage resort

Behind the Design

Louise Southerden

Paradise Found: It’s All About the Beach at Australia’s Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Gold Coast

Minutes from Surfers Paradise, the gleaming high-rise heart of Australia’s Gold Coast, and only an hour’s drive from Brisbane, the Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Gold Coast inhabits a world of …

Black Panther

Behind the Design

Marc Graser and Robin Bennefield

Creating Wakanda: How Travel Inspired the Design of Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’

It will be hard for you not to want to visit Wakanda after you see Marvel Studios’ newest blockbuster “Black Panther.” There’s just one catch: You can’t. Well, sort of. …

moxy times square

Behind the Design

Valerie Conners

A Rooftop Amusement Park in NYC? Moxy Times Square Made the Unbelievable Happen.

Move over, Coney Island. A carnival-like dreamscape brimming with cheeky details awaits at the Moxy Times Square’s rooftop bar, Magic Hour. Upon arriving, guests stroll past a wavy fun-house mirror, …

Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown elevators

Behind the Design

Hollie Deese

Nashville Is Youthful and Vibrant. This Hotel Got a Redesign to Match.

Ebullient might be the best word to describe the 25-story chandelier at the center of a $35 million renovation of the Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown. The LED lights surrounded by …

Behind the Design

Holly Sheldon

Pulling Back the Covers on an Innovative Design You’ll Want to Sleep (and Sit) On

How does a team of designers get a uniquely designed west elm sofa into a refreshed SpringHill Suites guest suite? By taking it apart, literally. It’s just one of the …