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Hotel Trends: Work And Leisure Together

In the late 60’s, interstate business and the subsequent emergence of globalisation in the 80s created a need for corporate air travel. As a result, hotel operators fragmented their offerings into two streams, corporate and leisure hotels and what’s really important is that this is all changing as we speak. Across specific hotel brands and even brand portfolios, this great divide between corporate and leisure is closing and it is all thanks to two best friends in modern society; the internet and the café or dining.

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Don’t forget the lights

I’ve worked across a vast array of projects in my career. I think its just the nature of working in construction that there really are no two projects exactly alike and in working on every project you learn something new that takes your interest and capabilities to different project opportunities. In Summary, I’ve built offices, refurbished industrial buildings, built fine dining restaurants and upgraded commercial office lobbies – frequently all in the space of a couple of months. But in all of this diversity, quite often it becomes apparent that it is in the cutting of costs or by plain old mistake, that a key element may be overlooked. And this often is the lighting design.

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ACME: Hidden Gem

There’s something cosy about a pocket restaurant or bar. ACME is a hidden gem of an authentic pasta restaurant, located down the more peaceful end of Bayswater Road and furthest away from the bright lights of Kings Cross, yet recognisable from the exterior by its aquamarine neon sign to light up this new establishment.

Understated yet fresh, the venue is split into various sections and nooks, including a downstairs area designed for large private bookings or parties. So whilst the restaurant could fit into an oversized pocket, it stills manages to create a cramp-free restaurant.

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Its All About Copper

Copper is one of my favourite materials used in building today. Striking and industrial, it possesses a luster and shine like no other with an attractiveness that arises out of its propensity to patina. Copper brings a modern minimalism to the design of any project. Throughout both the interior and exterior application of copper, few materials rival it’s allure in the world of design and building. Such a precious metal and a hot commodity, the scarcity of its use throughout building is often a result of its high cost.

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