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.
Hotel Design Expert Mike Suomi
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
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EPISODE 43: Barbara Best-Santos, Principal of ForrestPerkins--a Perkins Eastman company
What does it mean to break down the barriers between hospitality and healthcare design? Today’s guest, Barbara Best-Santos, Principal of ForrestPerkins--a Perkins Eastman company, answers this question brilliantly. For 20 years, Barbara has led the design of boutique and large-scale hotels, spas, restaurants, and resorts. She shares,“We can be a little disruptive in healthcare & at the same time we get to collaborate with our partners who are experts in healthcare.” More on today’s episode!
Hotel Design Podcast #17: Tom Ito, Principal, Gensler
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.
Hotel Design Podcast #16: Siobhan Barry, Design Director at Gensler
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. What follows is a deep dive chat about nightclubs, bar and hotel design.
Hotel Design Podcast #15: Kimberly Daoust
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.
Hotel Design Podcast #14: Bunnyfish
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.
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Great interview with Todd Avery Lenahan, you asked quick fire incisive questions and Todd answered without apprehension - comprehensive, authoritative, modest and brilliant. Essential listening for the hospitality design community.
Great job Glenn, cheers AP
Brilliant interview with Larry Traxler, great job Glenn, this is a must for anyone involved in the Hospitality Design business, KUTGW
Host needs to improve quality of audio
The guests and topics are interesting. I gave this 3 stars because the quality of the audio is not balanced. You hear the audio of the guests much clearer than the audio of the host making for a very broken listening experience if you are anywhere with background noise interference. You have to constantly adjust the volume of the audio depending on who is speaking.
Helpful and hope they interview more designers
Interesting content and the interviewer asks insightful questions. It could be improved if the host did not interrupt guests, even to make jokes because his interruptions make it seem like he cares more about making his point and saying what is on his mind than waiting for the guest to finish their thought or story. I hope this podcasts interviews more designers, as opposed to business people. For instance the episode with The Getty’s Group designer was fantastic. In the future, it would be great if the host could ask more questions about the design process (where do they find inspiration? after research, do they sketch 3D versions of rooms first, or make 2D floor plans? What is the process like of reviewing design proposals with clients and making changes? Can they break it down into tactical steps?) Overall, great podcast.