Savvy design in San Francisco
Kate and I had the delightful pleasure of attending an inspirational talk at Kezu Australia on Connecting the dots Vol 1 – The Possibilities and Potential of Hotel Design – Discussion review.
I was inspired to search online for the ultimate “experience” for our late teenage family to embark on in San Francisco. Traveling with 15 and 16 year old sons can be challenging. We don’t fit into the ” family category” as we are WELL OVER 12 years of age and beyond any form of “kids club” experience. I needed a Gen Y experience that blurred the boundaries between teenage and adult life.
“Gone are the days hotels are merely a place to stay, removed from the culture and energy of the community outside. Today they are designed as vibrant and connected destinations in themselves; places to experience for their own well-deserved merits.” Nicky Lobo, Editor of Habitus
On July 14 KE-ZU hosted “Connecting the Dots Vol. 1” presented by Nicky Lobo, Editor of Habitus, and with Matthew Sheargold, Senior Associate at HASSELL, discussing current and future trends in hospitality design. Matthew explored how hoteliers, architects and designers, faced with competition by Airbnb and challenged to millennial demands for memorable, local and efficient experiences, are breaking the conventions of traditional hospitality design and thinking outside the hotel-room box.”
After hours of online research I found a design firm Dawson Design Associates that created Hotel Zephyr in Fisherman’s Wharf San Francisco.
“St James Whitting’s New Years Resolution is to design an Australian Eco Hotel/Community Space that provides a sustainably healthy and well designed experience that both educates and entertains guests in a totally sustainable environment.” Kate St James & Catherine Whitting
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