Starwood to Add Design Hotels’ 260+ Super Cool Hotel Collection To Its Empire

The Number Sixteen Hotel, London

Back in March it was announced that Starwood Hotels& Resorts Worldwide, Inc. intended to enter into a dominating agreement with Design Hotels AG. While it’s not officially a done deal yet, it got a whole lot closer this month, with the majority vote approval received by Design Hotels’ Management Board.

We may not fully grasp the legal details of such an agreement – though reference to “dominating” got our attention— we imagine there will soon be another logo at the bottom of the Starwood Hotels web site. This is big news and here’s how we see it from a design perspective.


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A Look at The Crazy Cool Me Hotel in Dubai From Zaha Hadid

There ain’t nothing like a dame – or a hotel that is designed by Dame Zaha Hadid, one of the most influential architects of our time. It should come as no surprise that the design-focused brand ME, by Melia Hotels has hired Zaha Hadid Architects as the sole design firm — both interior and exterior — for their new hotel, ME Dubai, set for a 2016 opening.


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Missing plane may cool Malaysia tourism, airline bookings

* Singapore agent says seeing signs of business cancellation on Malaysia air * Chinese tourists book flights later, react quicker SINGAPORE/KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 (Reuters) – Loss-making Malaysian Airline System risks losing out on lucrative corporate business from travelers outside the country in the wake of the disappearance of a China-bound flight carrying 239 people, travel agents warned …
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