In this issue

issue 2 
| June 2019

According to AHEAD Global awards jury members, creating an authentic local experience is a core feature of the best contemporary hotel designs. But what does it mean to develop an ‘authentic’ hotel? We examine the innovative ways that hoteliers are blending regional heritage and modern functionality.

Also, we take a look around a two storey luxury hotel suite in the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas designed by renowned British artist Damien Hirst, find out how the roadside hotel Mollie's Motel and Diner is reinventing the travelling guest experience, and profile notable developments that target the wellness movement.

Plus, we review Peter Pichler’s design for Tree House hotel rooms in the Italian Dolomites, spotlight notable lobby designs around the world, find out how designers are using decor to create a ‘home-away-from-home’, and take a look at Woods Bagot’s design for Sydney's first luxury hotel in 20 years.

Eloise McLennan, editor