In this issue

issue 4 
| December 2019

Converting buildings of historical significance into hotels can be a novel way for hoteliers to appeal to guests. But, revamping an outdated structure isn’t as simple as it may seem. So, what does it take to transform structures that have been deemed culturally significant into guest-friendly destinations? We find out.

Also, we exmine how hotels are addressing data protection following a number of hacking scandals, explore social spaces that open up hotel lobbies to local audiences as well as guests, and crawl inside the world of capsule hotels to find out what’s fuelling demand for this no-thrills guest experience.

Plus, we review Hayri Atak’s concept for a hotel built into the side a cliff face in Norway, examine the design of 25Hours debut hotel in Italy, break down the unusual visuals of the plant-covered H C Andersen Hotel designed for Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, and jump onboard the new themed hotel Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, which is set to open at Walt Disney World Theme Park in Florida.

Eloise McLennan, editor