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First Apple hotel planned as part of new Austin campus

Tech giant, Apple, has received approval from City of Austin planners in Texas, for a six-storey, 192-bed, 76,000sq ft hotel, as part of a new US$1bn campus being built to the north-west of the city. The original outline plans for the development, submitted in December 2018, did not include a hotel and it's thought the facility has been added to COVID-proof Apple exec's travel exposure. The development started on site in November 2019 with planning consent for the hotel addition
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World’s first energy-positive hotel to open north of the Arctic Circle in 2022

The world’s first energy-positive hotel, called Svart, is due to open early in 2022. Designed by Snøhetta, the circular 99-room hotel will be situated on the Holandsfjorden fjord at the foot of the Svartisen glacier in Norway, raised up above the fjord on a wooden support structure. Developed by Miris, the hotel is located north of the Arctic Circle and is expected to use around 85 per cent less energy than a standard-build hotel and to produce more energy than
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Hirsch Bedner's David T'Kint reassesses the future of design

Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA) are one of the foremost names in hotel and hospitality design, but as partner David T'Kint told CLAD's Stu Robarts, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced them to reassess what the future of design looks like. T'Kint moved to Dubai with his family in 2014 to develop HBA's small office there into a fully-fledged design office.  With 50 designers and five of the 10 HBA brands now operating from the location, the intention is for T'Kint's role
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Studio Apostoli designs Milanese wellness centre with a green onyx cave, gold features and mosaic details

Italian architecture studio Studio Apostoli is designing a luxury wellness centre in a restored twentieth-century Milanese palazzo, scheduled to open in 2021. The three-layer 1,000sq m facility will part of a boutique-hotel complex at the five-star Palazzo Bernasconi hotel, a project developed and owned by Italian hotel group Cipriani, and shall be named ‘Palazzo del Sarto’. Architect Alberto Apostoli has been commissioned by the client to develop the interior design and project manage the wellness area, which has been designed
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Wellness blends with 2,300 years of history at The Museum Hotel Antakya

A luxury spa which overlooks an archaeological excavation spanning 13 civilizations, has recently been unveiled at The Museum Hotel Antakya, Turkey. Turkish design firm Emre Arolat Architecture led the multi-layered project’s design which centres around rare mosaics and is stacked with contemporary steel frames supporting sheltering rooms linked by walkways and glass-panelled bridges. The hotel’s decor has been completed with copper accents, warm wooden floors and views onto the surrounding Habibi Neccar mountains while local cultural references are interwoven throughout
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Expo 2020 Dubai likely to be postponed until 2021

Expo 2020 Dubai has announced that it will likely be postponed by a year as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. Representatives of the event have been working in consultation with key UAE and international stakeholders, as well as the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), the governing body for World Expos, to ascertain the impact of the coronavirus and determine whether or not to go ahead as planned. A proposal made by the Steering Committee, supported by Expo 2020, on
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 Dr Frankenstein’s laboratory recreated by Karl-Johan Ekeroth & Christian Strömqvist

Icy reception

As the original Icehotel near Kiruna celebrates its 25th birthday, we take a look at some of this year’s stunning rooms
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Architects Phillip Johnson and Mies van der Rohe (centre) plan the Four Seasons’ opening in 1958

Setting the stage

"Few other places, aside from actual sacred spaces, can achieve the level of impact and power that restaurants can"

We look at the theatre in restaurant design and some enduring projects from the New York scene
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Interiors are mainly made from wood which was sustainably harvested nearby

Aiming high

"Heat and oxygen levels are adjusted by sensors in response to the number of people inside and their body temperature"

Designing a climbers’ refuge on Mont Blanc was anything but straightforward, but for Groupe H’s Nikolai Bersenev the challenges were what made the project so memorable
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Interview: Bill Bensley

Bill Bensley's latest resort project is on the site of a former university

"In this very competitive world of hospitality design it’s paramount that everything we do is original"

The inspiration behind his new Vietnam resort
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The third floor features the interval training space and acts as a buffer between the noisy club and quiet hotel

Fit for anything

DMAC’s Dwayne MacEwen

"The hotel concept came late in the game, but it was an inspired idea"

The newly renovated Chicago Midtown Athletic Club features a boutique hotel, a pool-come-ice rink and spaces designed by Venus Williams
FEATURE
Deep Ocean Technology’s Water Discus underwater hotel

Going deep

"The Norwegian coast inhabits such beauty"

The world’s most ambitious underwater buildings
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The resort has four restaurants

Interview: A sense of place

Matteo Thun

"To transform a state-protected island into a luxury resort and park meant looking for new solutions while respecting nature and history"

The Isola delle Rose has a rich history and an enviable location. Matteo Thun knew he had to capitalise on both with the design of the JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa
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