30 episodes

Behind the facade of every world-class hotel, there’s a story waiting to be heard. From a secluded overwater villa in the Maldives, to a rejuvenated royal palace in Budapest, to a trendy hotspot in downtown Los Angeles — join host Hamish Kilburn as he meets the architects, designers, and visionaries who dive deep into the craft of design and connect us to the world’s most extraordinary travel experiences.

Travel by Design reimagines the hotel design podcast previously known as Behind the Design. On each episode Hamish chats with the creative mind behind a one-of-a-kind hotel — to hear what inspired their concept, how they brought it to life, and what it’s like to enjoy the space as a traveler.

Curious about the craft of hotel design? Check out more stories from across the globe at marriottbonvoy.com/TravelbyDesign. You can also find photos and additional details about each hotel design on Marriott Bonvoy Traveler (traveler.marriott.com).

Travel by Design Marriott Bonvoy Traveler

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 11 Ratings

Behind the facade of every world-class hotel, there’s a story waiting to be heard. From a secluded overwater villa in the Maldives, to a rejuvenated royal palace in Budapest, to a trendy hotspot in downtown Los Angeles — join host Hamish Kilburn as he meets the architects, designers, and visionaries who dive deep into the craft of design and connect us to the world’s most extraordinary travel experiences.

Travel by Design reimagines the hotel design podcast previously known as Behind the Design. On each episode Hamish chats with the creative mind behind a one-of-a-kind hotel — to hear what inspired their concept, how they brought it to life, and what it’s like to enjoy the space as a traveler.

Curious about the craft of hotel design? Check out more stories from across the globe at marriottbonvoy.com/TravelbyDesign. You can also find photos and additional details about each hotel design on Marriott Bonvoy Traveler (traveler.marriott.com).

    Designing a New Generation of Hotel Rooms at Marriott’s Innovation Lab

    Designing a New Generation of Hotel Rooms at Marriott’s Innovation Lab

    What can travelers expect from the next generation of hotel rooms?

    To find out, Hamish heads to the top secret innovation lab at Marriott Headquarters — where more adaptable, interactive, and locally connected hotel rooms are being crafted as the ideal home base for millions of travel journeys to come.

    • 12 min
    Tromsø, Norway: Catch the Northern Lights over mountains and fjords at Moxy Tromsø

    Tromsø, Norway: Catch the Northern Lights over mountains and fjords at Moxy Tromsø

    Eleven stories above the arctic circle, a panoramic view — of Norwegian mountains, fjords, and the Northern Lights — sweeps travelers into the natural world. Sculpted by Copenhagen-based designer and longtime mountain backpacker Mette Fredskild, Moxy Tromsø helps travelers let go of modern life, put on their hiking boots, and cross into one of the most breathtaking landscapes on Earth.

    • 12 min
    New York City: Discover the choreography of travel with David Rockwell, designer of W New York - Union Square

    New York City: Discover the choreography of travel with David Rockwell, designer of W New York - Union Square

    What do an airport terminal, the set of a Broadway show, one of the most revered parks in New York City have in common? They’ve all been shaped by master designer David Rockwell, and they all reveal the hidden choices that go into designing a public space.

    In this episode, David shares how his love of theater and his decades-long understanding of Union Square Park helped him to reinvent W New York - Union Square, a hotel that he originally designed in the late 1990s.

    • 13 min
    Bucharest: Meet for drinks in a 100-year-old bank vault at The Marmorosch Bucharest, Autograph Collection

    Bucharest: Meet for drinks in a 100-year-old bank vault at The Marmorosch Bucharest, Autograph Collection

    Bucharest, the capital city of Romania, is a rising destination for travelers who want to visit a vibrant European city with centuries of architecture. Taking on a labyrinth of design puzzles to protect generations of heritage, architect Indre Sangus transformed a historic bank building into The Marmorosch Bucharest, an Autograph Collection hotel.

    • 16 min
    Bali: Embrace culture through design at Renaissance Bali Nusa Dua Resort in Indonesia

    Bali: Embrace culture through design at Renaissance Bali Nusa Dua Resort in Indonesia

    On the southern tip of Bali, tucked away from the hustle and bustle of beachside hotels, the Renaissance Bali Nusa Dua Resort is meticulously crafted to help travelers connect with Balinese culture. Veteran designer Carl Almeida explains how he’s paid homage to Balinese architecture and performances — through the resort’s villa-like layout, locally influenced building materials, and interiors inspired by specific Balinese dances.

    • 15 min
    Yucatan, Mexico: Connect stars, sea, and cenotes at the St. Regis Kanai Resort, Riviera Maya

    Yucatan, Mexico: Connect stars, sea, and cenotes at the St. Regis Kanai Resort, Riviera Maya

    The Riviera Maya, on the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico, is home to peaceful mangroves, stunning beaches, and over 4,000 years of Maya heritage. Fascinated by the Mayas’ historic mastery of astronomy and inspired by her first trip into the crystal clear waters of the Yucatan’s cenotes, Tatiana Sheveleva designed the St. Regis Kanai Resort as an indoor-and-outdoor experience that literally reflects the stars and immerses travelers in the heavenly natural settings of the Riviera Maya.

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Get it, got it ,

Inspiring

I found myself looking for airfare to travel to one of these hotels and regions. Easy to listen to and inspiring.

The Studio Interior Design ,

Fabulous!

Love hearing the behind the scenes info! Need more episodes!!!

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