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In this week’s roundup, there’s plenty to cover — from tech hits at CES 2022 to Regent Hotels’ first property in Vietnam, and even our feature story following our cheeky trip to the Harrison Spinks farm. Looking at the analytics, this month’s news is largely dominated by hotel openings, which come in all shapes, sizes and styles – and this week was no exception with a number of previews that attracted a lot of attention.

Of all the titles we have published, here are the most significant.

How the design scene is embracing Net Zero initiatives

Image credit: Perkins&Will

With Net Zero quickly becoming the buzzword of 2022, along with conversations around sustainability and the importance of working towards a circular economy, and brands such as GROHE, Harrison Spinks and Room2 committing to becoming Net Zero, design studio Perkins&Will has released a report that identifies the steps it is taking – and what other design studios could do – to create Net Zero projects by 2030.

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On the farm with Harrison Spinks

Image caption: Each interior design scheme has been designed to celebrate the locality of the farm, such as Fenton, My Hut, which is a nod to the RAF Fenton Church.  |  Image credit: Harrison Spinks

Image caption: Each interior design scheme has been designed to celebrate the locality of the farm, such as Fenton, My Hut, which is a nod to the RAF Fenton Church. | Image credit: Harrison Spinks

In the heart of the Yorkshire countryside – slap-bang between Leeds and York – editor Hamish Kilburn arrived at the 300-acre farm where Harrison Spinks’ journey turned into a journey centered on sustainable and innovative initiatives . From understanding the benefits of hemp to how the bed maker is keeping British manufacturing alive, hotel designs received full access for 48 hours to understand why the manufacturer of beds and mattresses is commonly referred to as “the real bed manufacturers”.

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Hard Rock Hotels will transform the Las Vegas Strip

guitar shaped hard rock hotel in las vegas

Image credit: Hard Rock Hotels

Hospitality and entertainment company Hard Rock International has announced its agreement to acquire the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas from MGM Resorts International. After making history in 2019 by designing the first-ever guitar-shaped hotel for its Florida expansion, Hard Rock plans to add to its guitar collection by building its second guitar-shaped hotel, this time on the famous Las Vegas Strip.

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Tech products that hit the mark at CES 2022

A Bath of Silence by Kohler

Image credit: Kohler

Quiet floors, a lack of international travelers and it all ends a day early due to pressure from organizers over travel restrictions and the Covid-19 crisis: is this really the same CES that dominated the the world’s attention every January with the biggest tech show on earth? Well, the answer is “no,” but for good and sound reasons for the hospitality tech industry.

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Regent Hotels will arrive in Vietnam this spring

Villa Regent Phu Quoc with pool overlooking the lagoon on Long Beach Vietnam

Image credit: Regent Hotels & Resorts

IHG Hotels & Resorts will launch the first resort of its recently acquired leading luxury brand, Regent Hotels & Resorts, in Southeast Asia this spring. Located off the southwest coast of Vietnam, adjacent to a UNESCO-designated World Biosphere Reserve, Regent Phu Quoc will usher in a new era for this heritage brand, offering guests 176 spectacular suites and 126 villas spacious, in the serene setting of the Long Beach waterfront.

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Nordic Hotels will open Sommerro in Oslo this year

Scandic Climate Neutral Hotel Room

Image credit: Scandic Hotels

Nordic Hotels & Resorts has announced that it is bringing one of Oslo’s most iconic buildings back to life as Sommerro, a new luxury hotel that will open in September 2022.

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The Set Collection adds four new properties to its portfolio

fireplace and sitting area in upper house in Hong Kong

Image credit: The House Collective

In an exciting marriage between East and West, it’s the first chapter of an organization that looks set to disrupt the traditional patterns of what has come before, while doing justice to the reputation and success of iconic properties. present at its beginnings.

“I can’t think of a better group of hotels to be our first new members than The House Collective,” said Jean-Luc Naret, Executive Director of The Set Collection.

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And one for the January blues: vibrant, storytelling hotel art for optimistic times

Breaking Boundaries by Frances Bildner

With the release of the confinement and the alleviation of the last fears of omicron, it is time to consider new perspectives. Frances Bildner of Frances Bildner Expressive Arts produces and sells dynamic artwork to hotels, other businesses and residences and is no stranger to hotel designs‘radar. His paintings often tell stories, albeit abstract, and enhance interior design schemes by infusing the environment with vitality. His paintings, described by New York’s Voice of the village as “vital enough to convert even the most jaded”, bringing life and color to empty walls.

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