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Hotel Design Podcast

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The Hotel Design Podcast features some of the world’s biggest names in hospitality architecture, branding & design. Host Glenn Haussman and his guests explore the dynamics of hotel real estate, restaurant & lifestyle design and bring in- depth and incisive view points from travel industry insiders.

The Hotel Design Podcast features some of the world’s biggest names in hospitality architecture, branding & design. Host Glenn Haussman and his guests explore the dynamics of hotel real estate, restaurant & lifestyle design and bring in- depth and incisive view points from travel industry insiders.

Location:

United States

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The Hotel Design Podcast features some of the world’s biggest names in hospitality architecture, branding & design. Host Glenn Haussman and his guests explore the dynamics of hotel real estate, restaurant & lifestyle design and bring in- depth and incisive view points from travel industry insiders.

Language:

English

Contact:

9176042900


Episodes

Hotel Design Podcast #27: Staci Patton

6/10/2022
In this episode of the Hotel Design Podcast, we welcome Staci Patton, Principal & Hospitality Interior Design Director of DLR Group. This show was captured during the NEWH Leadership Conference in Seattle. Host Glenn Haussman has Staci start by explaining that DLR Group is a multidisciplinary design firm. Staci leads the hospitality studio, a boutique group within a larger organization, overseeing 60 people within the locations of Minneapolis, Chicago, and Kansas City. The projects that...

Duration:00:36:15

#26 Simeone Deary Design Group

4/29/2022
In this episode of the Hotel Design Podcast, we welcome Lisa Simeone and Gina Deary - two of the principals of Chicago based Simeone Deary Design Group. Host Glenn Haussman, Lisa and Gina start by discussing the state of hotel design in 2022. Both guests feel optimistic about the state of design during the past few years and believe the future is open to new design concepts and creativity. Incredibly, post Covid, design has emerged on the other side with a lot of positivity and a lot of...

Duration:00:42:36

#25: Therese Virserius, Founder of Virserius Studio

4/8/2022
In this episode of the Hotel Design Podcast, we welcome award-winning designer Therese Virserius, Founder of Virserius Studio. She’s worked on projects such as W Atlanta Midtown, Renaissance Paris La Défense Hotel, Hyatt Regency Montreal and others such as the Arizona Biltmore. Host Glenn Haussman and Therese start off by discussing how she envisioned some of the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas’ suites and its guestrooms. “It was a massive project,” says Therese, as she describes the process of...

Duration:00:52:17

#24: Laurie Woliung, Senior Director of Global Design with Marriott Int'l

2/25/2022
In this episode of the Hotel Design Podcast, we welcome Laurie Wouling, Senior Director of Global Design, US and Canada, for the Distinctive Selects Brands with Marriott International. Host Glenn Haussman and Laurie start by discussing how the lifestyle concept is an essential design aesthetic – which is very popular with guests who are looking for ‘experience’ – and is shown through brands such as Moxy, AC Hotel, Element and Aloft. Laurie shares how Marriott partners with owners and...

Duration:00:53:16

#23: Paul Steelman

1/28/2022
In this episode of the Hotel Design Podcast, we welcome Paul Steelman - CEO of Steelman Partners. Paul Steelman was previously on our show during Episode 10. Host Glenn Haussman is an avid casino resort design enthusiast, and he starts the conversation with Paul Steelman by discussing his rich and vibrant background. Paul began his career prior to the birth of modern Las Vegas, which began with the creation of Steve Wynn’s The Mirage – the world’s first mega-resort. Paul notes that the...

Duration:00:53:14

#22: Ron Swidler, Chief Innovation Officer, Gettys Group Cos

1/14/2022
In this episode of the Hotel Design Podcast, we welcome back to the show Ron Swidler - who is the Chief Innovation Officer of the Gettys Group Companies. Ron was previously featured on our podcast during Episode 3. Host Glenn Haussman and Ron start by discussing how we’re at an interesting intersection in history and how it’s created the rare opportunity to reinvent everything we do in hospitality design from scratch. It's the Great Reset: a chance to try new things with less scrutiny...

Duration:00:45:53

Hotel Design Podcast #21: Malcolm Berg

1/7/2022
In this episode of the Hotel Design Podcast, we welcome Malcolm Berg, who is the founder, President and Design Director of EoA Group. He also was named the Designer of the Year during the 2020 Gold Key Awards. Host Glenn Haussman and Malcolm start by discussing his background, and Malcolm shares what motivated him to be a hospitality focused designer. He attended graduate school for architecture and studied a variety of architecture design focuses - a path which ultimately led him to...

Duration:00:40:46

Hotel Design Podcast #20: Glen Coben

12/15/2021
We're back! Enjoy this new episode and many more coming in 2022! In this episode of the Hotel Design Podcast, we welcome Glen Coben, President and Owner of Glen & Company. Coben is a huge driving force within the hotel design community, and brings a unique point of view from the retail environment where he previously worked with Nike. They start by discussing his background, and how stories are told in various sporting cultures globally. Coben reveals how he keeps things fresh by continuing...

Duration:00:48:15

Hotel Design Expert Mike Suomi

7/20/2021
Design expert Mike Suomi is back to talk about how COVID continues to influence the future designs of hotels. Plus, we take a look at some great projects. This episode was originally aired as part of the series No Vacancy Live with Glenn Haussman and Anthony Melchiorri. Watch this episode on video here: https://youtu.be/4g-1PWj1iK4 We'll be returning soon with all new Hotel Design Podcast episodes!

Duration:01:05:58

EPISODE 43: Barbara Best-Santos, Principal of ForrestPerkins--a Perkins Eastman company

2/26/2021
In today’s episode, Cheryl speaks with Barbara Best-Santos, Principal of ForrestPerkins--a Perkins Eastman company. During their conversation, Cheryl asks Barbara the question, “How does having the kind of design expertise and experience in hospitality help you in your healthcare design projects?” To give you a little background, for 20 years Barbara Best-Santos has led the design of boutique and large-scale hotels, spas, restaurants, and resorts! Barbara’s answer was inspiring. She shares,...

Duration:00:28:40

Hotel Design Podcast #17: Tom Ito, Principal, Gensler

2/14/2020
In this episode of the Hotel Design Podcast we welcome Tom Ito, Principal at Gensler. Tom Ito is a force in the hotel design community and created the hospitality division of Gensler back in the late 1990s. Since then, it has been a whirlwind of creating some of the most incredible hotel designs we’ve ever seen – some of which have had far more impact than the building itself. Tom Ito and host Glenn Haussman start by discussing downtown Los Angeles and the impact that the L.A. Live...

Duration:00:47:22

Hotel Design Podcast #16: Siobhan Barry, Design Director at Gensler

12/27/2019
In this episode of the Hotel Design Podcast we welcome Siobhan Barry, Design Director at Gensler. Like everything we see with hospitality design lately, projects are grounded in ‘experience’ - something that Barry says is essential to satisfying today’s customer. Good thing that she has had plenty of experience doing just this sort of thing since the 1990s. That’s when she spent a considerable amount of time working on nightclub related projects, where experience is essential. Glenn and...

Duration:00:39:29

Hotel Design Podcast #15: Kimberly Daoust

11/26/2019
In this episode of the Hotel Design Podcast we welcome designer Kimberly Daoust, who is principal at Tandem - a Las Vegas-based interior design firm that she co-founded in 2005. While she lives in Austin, TX, she commutes by plane to Vegas. The conversation starts out with how Las Vegas is a great place for design freedom. Kim loves that by nature, the city is impermanent and so is its design. Glenn and Kim then discuss the first casino resort project that she ever took part in 25 years...

Duration:00:48:39

Hotel Design Podcast #14: Bunnyfish

10/28/2019
In this episode of the Hotel Design Podcast we welcome Tina Wichmann and Craig Palacios of the Las Vegas based design firm, Bunnyfish. They have been involved in some major projects, such as helping entrepreneur and CEO of Zappos Tony Hsieh reinvent downtown Las Vegas. The conversation starts with the duo dissecting a project they did in Reno, Nevada to reinvent the Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel. That brand was on the cusp of irrelevancy, but Marriott wanted to reinvent it. The folks at...

Duration:00:47:24

Hotel Design Podcast #13: Todd-Avery Lenahan

8/29/2019
In this episode of the Hotel Design Podcast we welcome the founder of TAL Studio, Todd-Avery Lenahan. Based in Las Vegas, TAL Studio has been an integral part in designing huge projects for many major companies, including Disney and Wynn. In fact, since we recorded this show in late spring, TAL is merging with Wynn entirely. So there’s been a little change in the company’s structure, but not its ethos. Todd has always loved hotels. From his earliest days traveling with family and staying in...

Duration:00:44:38

Hotel Design Podcast #12: Larry Broughton, CEO of BroughtonHotels

7/25/2019
In this episode of the Hotel Design Podcast we welcome incredible hotelier Larry Broughton, CEO of the boutique hotel company broughtonHOTELS. We also welcome the general manager of the Park James Hotel, Weston Spiegl. This show was recorded on the evening of the Park James hotel’s opening celebration, which is located in the Silicon Valley city of Menlo Park. The incredible luxury hotel has 61-rooms and is designed to carefully balance great service and technology. So, it’s natural this...

Duration:00:40:05

Hotel Design Podcast #11: Beth Campbell, CEO, Wilson Associates

7/9/2019
In this episode of the Hotel Design Podcast, we welcome Beth Campbell – CEO of global interior architecture firm Wilson Associates. The company has designed some of the world’s most iconic addresses across the globe, and Campbell is looking to ensure its future success. This episode begins by highlighting Campbell’s personal journey from starting as a designer, to her shift to the operations side of the business, and then to the challenges of being a new CEO. They discuss what it’s like...

Duration:00:46:43

Hotel Design Podcast #10: Paul Steelman, CEO, Steelman Partners

5/8/2019
In this episode of the Hotel Design Podcast we welcome design industry icon Paul Steelman. He’s been involved in some of the most influential casino resort and hotel projects around the globe. His company Steelman Partners, has been closely tied to the leaders of the casino resort business such as Steve Wynn, Sheldon Adelson and Kirk Kerkorian. Glenn and Paul touch on it all, from his start in a pre-gaming Atlantic City to a chance design the Golden Nugget and how that led to a seminal...

Duration:00:53:18

Episode 9: Valeriano Antonioli, CEO, Lungarno Collection

4/12/2019
In this episode of the Hotel Design Podcast we welcome Valeriano Antonioli, CEO of the Lugarno Collection, an ultra-luxury hotel company reinventing the luxury hospitality experience. The company operates properties in Florence and Rome. The company’s newest brand Portrait is designed to be an extension of the community in which its located and Antonioli shares the critical nature of this strategy as travel trends change. Oh yeah, it happens to be owned by luxury fashion brand Salvatore...

Duration:00:35:50

Episode 8: Mike Suomi, Principal & VP Interior Design with Stonehill Taylor

2/3/2019
In this episode of the Hotel Design podcast, we speak to Mike Suomi from Stonehill & Taylor, who discusses his and his team’s work on the iconic Eero Saarinen’s TWA building at JFK along. For Suomi, it’s a matter of getting into what Saarinen wanted to originally create when designing this incredible space. They talk materials and expected experience, how the original terminal was designed without straight lines and how that informed the design approach to arrive on a 1960’s aesthetic that...

Duration:00:47:42