Tim Franzen

Dec 09, 2016

Tim Franzen, president of Graduate Hotels, speaks with editor in chief Stacy Shoemaker Rauen at the 2016 Independent Lodging Congress about driving demand, community engagement, and really understanding the local market. 

Tom Colicchio

Dec 07, 2016

A 2016 Platinum Circle honoree, chef and television host Tom Colicchio discusses formative lessons learned growing up in Elizabeth, New Jersey; the relationship between design and cuisine; and his fight to end hunger in the U.S.

Jeffrey Beers

Dec 07, 2016

The 2016 HD Visionary Award honoree, Jeffrey Beers discusses 30 years of innovation; glassblowing; and the people who have inspired him most throughout his career.

John Ceriale

Dec 07, 2016

A 2016 Platinum Circle honoree, John Ceriale discusses how his many roles have shaped his perspective; the three elements that make or break a hotel; and beginning his hospitality career in a toga.


Dec 07, 2016

The 2016 Manfred Steinfeld Humanitarian Award honoree Clodagh discusses her 15 years of work with the Thorn Tree Project; facilitating a service-oriented workplace; and her first humanitarian endeavor.

Tim and Kit Kemp

Dec 07, 2016

Two 2016 Platinum Circle honorees, husband-and-wife hoteliers Tim and Kit Kemp discuss working in New York and London; the dedication that sets their brand apart; and what they have in common with sumo wrestlers.

Niki Leondakis

Aug 15, 2016

Commune Hotels + Resorts’ CEO Niki Leondakis delivers the keynote address at HD Expo 2016.

Industry Veterans

Aug 15, 2016

Michael Bedner, David Beer, Tony Chi, and Adam D. Tihany sit down for HD Expo 2016’s opening session.

Kemper Hyers

Mar 29, 2016

Kemper Hyers grew up in the South with plans to become a dancer before he pursued a design career. As a 2015 Platinum Circle honoree, he tells HD that his job overseeing the design behind Starwood Capital Group is a "crazy, rich experience."

Nobu Matsuhisa

Mar 29, 2016

A 2015 Platinum Circle honoree, Chef Nobu Matsuhisa discusses how having a great team behind him helps him execute his vision in his more than 39 restaurants worldwide; expanding his brand to the hotel world; and why he loves to visit Peru.


Mar 29, 2016

HBA received the Visionary Award during the 2015 Platinum Circle Awards, celebrating 50 years of successful design. Co-CEOS René Gross Kaerskov and Ian Carr discuss what the firm has in store for the next 50 years.

Gary Dollens

Mar 29, 2016

As a 2015 Platinum Circle honoree, Gary Dollens talks about his lifelong career at Hyatt, his design philosophy, and the challenges and rewards of working in the hospitality industry.


Jun 02, 2015

Clodagh, keynote speaker for HD Expo 2015, joins Hospitality Design's Editorial Director Michael Adams to discuss her early days in design and what inspires her.

M. Arthur Gensler Jr.

Nov 30, 2014

A career that has spanned nearly five decades, M. Arthur Gensler Jr., a 2014 Platinum Circle honoree, discusses Gensler’s prolific profile and his lasting legacy.

Rockwell Group

Nov 30, 2014

During the 2014 Platinum Circle Awards Gala, Rockwell Group received the Visionary Award for 30 years of design. Here, David Rockwell talks about creating immersive environments and visual storytelling.

Lauren Rottet

Nov 30, 2014

2014 Platinum Circle honoree Lauren Rottet of Rottet Studio talks candidly about her heroes, creative process, and finding inspiration in everyday things.

Michael Bedner

Jul 11, 2014

Michael Bedner of HBA joins Hospitality Design's Editorial Director Michael Adams to discuss HBA's early days, the changes in the industry over the past several decades, and his career highlights.

Grupo Habita

May 28, 2014

Two of Grupo Habita's partners, Moises Micha and Carlos Courturier, discuss their partnership and their management style. 

Trisha Wilson

May 01, 2013

 Renowned designer Trisha Wilson in conversation with HD's editor in chief, Michael Adams. 

Alexandra Champalimaud

May 01, 2013

 Celebrated designer Alexandra Champalimaud, in conversation with HD editor in chief Michael Adams. 

Adam D. Tihany

May 01, 2012

Internationally acclaimed hospitality designer Adam D. Tihany, discusses a wide range of topics, including his career beginnings and his passion for Italy.

Tony Chi

May 02, 2011

 Superstar designer Tony Chi discusses his life, career, and design philosophy with Hospitality Design.

Glenn Pushelberg

May 01, 2010

 Glenn Pushelberg, co-founder of Yabu Pushelberg, the global design firm, talks candidly with Hospitality Design.