Thursday, August 28, 2014

Ten Best Designed Hotel Lobbies From Around The World from

A round up of the ten best designed hotel lobbies from around the world that worked up an appetite for the editors of the blog, from 5 star to 7 star hotels (yes 7 stars!)


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Find Your Green Voice. Registration now open! NEWH Green Voice™ Conversations Webinars. Sustainable CEU Acredited Webinars for Hoteliers, Designers, Supplier

The NEWH Sustainable Hospitality Committee announces the return of the extremely popular Green Voice™ Conversation Webinars on Friday September 26th. The live webinar sessions are easy to attend using any computer and phone: and will feature two CEU-accredited panel discussions, one in the morning, and another the same afternoon. Both webinars are suited to a wide audience of architects, interior designers, purchasing agents, hoteliers, suppliers, and educators to the industry

Fri, Sept 26, 2014 , 11:00 AM (EST) webinar: “Responsible Sourcing.”

Fri, Sept 26, 2014 , 12:30 PM (EST) webinar: “Sustainable Design for Guests.”

Each live webinar will qualify for AIA 1 LU|HSW and IDCEC 0.1 CEU accreditation, and will be hosted online by NEWH Green Voice™ via the easy to use ReadyTalk web and phone system. No downloads required, attend from the comfort of your office or home viewing on any computer and listening in on any phone. Attendees can watch both webinars that day for one low fee of $20 for individual NEWH members and $40 for non-members. Webinars are always free for students and educators.
To register for the webinars or for more info on NEWH Green Voice™ presentations visit or on facebook at

NEWH Green Voice™ Conversations. Educate. Change. Together.


Thursday, August 7, 2014

The NEWH Clifford R. Tuttle $5,000 Scholarship - Applications due September 15th

Cliff Tuttle was one of the extra special bright stars that we knew. He always had a ready smile and a helping hand. He cared about his community and the world. He was always there to support scholarship and the new members of our hospitality community through mentorship. Cliff managed the interior design practice in the San Francisco office of ForrestPerkins. Cliff worked as Director of Design for eight years in Washington, DC, before launching the San Francisco branch of the firm.

NEWH is offering the The Clifford R. Tuttle Scholarship Award to a student pursuing a career affiliated with the Hospitality Industry in Interior Design

The scholarship winner will be presented at the Platinum Circle Awards on Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 at the Conrad Hotel in New York City. The scholarship recipient is required to attend the award presentation with travel and lodging provided by NEWH, Inc to the recipient.

Applications must be received by September 15, 2014. For more information, please contact 800.593.6394 or visit




"Prisons, plantations and more: 10 Hotels with storied pasts", from USA Today and Oyster

Great article on unique conversions around the world, from USA Today and Oyster. (Too bad our local BrewHouse Suites Hotel in the former Pabst brewery and bottling factory building or our local Iron Horse Hotel in the old Coakley shipping warehouse weren't considered…maybe one of them was number 11?)

From prisons to plantations, the 10 hotels on this list were once the sites of quite different operations, and all have storied – whether eerie or interesting or just downright weird – pasts.