Hospitality Design

Hospitality design for architects and interior designers covers fittings, fixtures and products used when designing and refurbishing hotels, lodges, guest houses and event venues.

keyboard_arrow_upa.b.e. Products for historic Knysna hotel’s new floors
keyboard_arrow_downa.b.e. Products for historic Knysna hotel’s new floors

The fascinating five-star Turbine Hotel and Spa in Knysna is a prestigious and remarkable hotel, developed on a historic wood mill and power station site. When the concrete floors needed refurbishment and alterations, three of a.b.e. Construction Chemicals products proved ideal for the job. Leading supplier of specialist products for the construction industry, a.b.e. is […]

keyboard_arrow_upInteresting background to Sun Arena Menlyn Maine
keyboard_arrow_downInteresting background to Sun Arena Menlyn Maine

Time Square Sun Arena was the Commercial Category Winner at the recent Steel Awards. What’s interesting is that the original project wasn’t envisaged in steel but in concrete. For practical reasons, this was later changed to steel. Read on to find out more. The Sun Arena at Time Square in Menlyn Maine is the biggest […]

keyboard_arrow_upa.b.e. and Chryso products bring new life to wedding venue floors
keyboard_arrow_downa.b.e. and Chryso products bring new life to wedding venue floors

One of the Western Cape’s most popular wedding and function venues, Murasie in the Overberg, needed its floors refurbished. Products from the Chryso South Africa Group and its subsidiary, a.b.e. Construction Chemicals proved ideal for the job. Johnie Emmerich, Technical Sales Consultant: Flooring for a.b.e. in the Western Cape, says work has been completed on […]

keyboard_arrow_upMarriott International reveals robust expansion plans across Africa
keyboard_arrow_downMarriott International reveals robust expansion plans across Africa

Marriot International announced rapid expansion plans across Africa at the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) in Nairobi earlier this month. Strong demand for select-service brands and conversion opportunities are driving the momentum of growth for the company, amplified by five new hotel signings. The new signings will further consolidate Marriott International’s presence in Ghana, Kenya, […]

keyboard_arrow_upTraviata Flooring is changing the options in the hospitality sector
keyboard_arrow_downTraviata Flooring is changing the options in the hospitality sector

Traviata is a leading importer of flooring products, supplying world-leading technology to a number of sectors in Africa.  Of specific relevance is the change which Luxury Vinyl products are bringing to the hospitality industry.  The newest ranges of “rigid core” LVT’s bring not only design flexibility but also a number of practical solutions and are […]

keyboard_arrow_upTile Africa thinks outside of the box for one of Johannesburg’s top boutique hotels
keyboard_arrow_downTile Africa thinks outside of the box for one of Johannesburg’s top boutique hotels

Fairlawns Boutique Hotel and Spa is the epitome of a hidden gem – tucked away in Sandton’s tranquil and leafy northern suburbs. Founded over 19 years ago, it is a well-established contender in the five-star boutique hotel market, popular with international travellers and Johannesburg’s well-heeled socialites. Fairlawns’ unique décor, exemplified by its 41 luxury rooms […]

keyboard_arrow_upMac Brothers Catering Equipment – COMPANY PROFILE
keyboard_arrow_downMac Brothers Catering Equipment – COMPANY PROFILE

Mac Brothers Catering Equipment (Pty) Ltd was established in Cape Town in 2002; today we have branches in Johannesburg, Durban and Harare, Zimbabwe. We also have an extensive dealer network throughout Africa, including Namibia, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, Zambia, Botswana, Congo, Nigeria, Lesotho, Swaziland, Ghana, Uganda and Mauritius. We employ highly trained industry professionals with extensive […]

keyboard_arrow_upCape Town casino not gambling on water
keyboard_arrow_downCape Town casino not gambling on water

Earlier in July Sun International’s GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World in Cape Town announced the completion of a water purification plant on the property that will in future treat borehole water to potable standards. The initiative began In February 2017 when the casino investigated feasible options to using potable water. They commissioned a water treatment […]

keyboard_arrow_upRethink the interior cladding process with Fastmount®
keyboard_arrow_downRethink the interior cladding process with Fastmount®

The secret to Fastmount is the unique set of design registered interchangeable clips ideal for secure fastening. With Fastmount, interior panels can be easily removed and refitted in any sequence, time after time. Combining speed, versatility and accuracy, the Fastmount system enables designers, installers and contractors to re-think the panelling process. Fastmount is designed to […]

keyboard_arrow_upCemcrete finishes ideal for the lodges of Africa
keyboard_arrow_downCemcrete finishes ideal for the lodges of Africa

Cemcrete cement-based products create finishes that reflect the unique look of Africa without conflicting with the environment. The company believes that a finish should mature over time and take on a life of its own – mottling and growing into a natural-looking work of art. Omaanda Lodge in Namibia, Latitude 15° in Zambia, Tongabezi Lodge in Zambezi, […]

keyboard_arrow_upCreating Franschhoek Beer Co’s new foodie destination
keyboard_arrow_downCreating Franschhoek Beer Co’s new foodie destination

Nestled in the Cape winelands, Franschhoek boasts sumptuous offerings from local food artisans and manufacturers, with a recent addition – craft beer! Visitors to this famed gourmet region can now enjoy Franschhoek Beer Co’s premium craft beer in the middle of wine country, thanks to the brewery’s new restaurant, Tap | Eat. Ringed by oak […]

keyboard_arrow_upDowsil Sealants for unique pillow windows of converted old waterfront silo
keyboard_arrow_downDowsil Sealants for unique pillow windows of converted old waterfront silo

Dowsil structural glazing sealants, supplied by a.b.e.® Construction Chemicals, were used for the glazing requirements of the converted old silo that now houses the new, acclaimed Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA), and the ultra-luxurious The Silo Hotel in Cape Town.

keyboard_arrow_upA shower is not just a shower
keyboard_arrow_downA shower is not just a shower

It may come as a surprise to most but there’s some real science and innovations behind the modern shower. From rinsing sprays and massage sprays to completely experiential sprays, Kohler has the whole shower experience covered.

keyboard_arrow_upArtful silo
keyboard_arrow_downArtful silo

A grain silo in Cape Town harbour is becoming a focal point for art emerging from the African continent. The designers from the renowned Heatherwick Studio were behind the radical conversion.

keyboard_arrow_upEcophon Focus™ Ez ceiling tiles
keyboard_arrow_downEcophon Focus™ Ez ceiling tiles

Saint-Gobain Ecophon's new design ceiling tile with recessed visible grid is easily demountable.

keyboard_arrow_upBatyline AW optimises acoustic comfort
keyboard_arrow_downBatyline AW optimises acoustic comfort

Batyline AW by Serge Ferrari is a high-performance sound absorbing material used for tensioned ceilings, acoustic panels, walls, fittings and decoration. Not only does it offer highly impressive acoustic performance and efficiency through its fine, lightweight compact material – it absorbs up to 65% of reverberation – but, because it is so versatile in its […]

keyboard_arrow_upThe Regency Apartment Hotel in Menlyn celebrates grand opening
keyboard_arrow_downThe Regency Apartment Hotel in Menlyn celebrates grand opening

Latest South African hotel chain, The Regency Group, announced the grand opening of the 220 suite The Regency Apartment Hotel in Menlyn, Pretoria at the end of June. With its enviable setting and premium facilities, the urban hotel is a lifestyle destination offering both luxury and convenience to leisure and business travelers in the busy […]

keyboard_arrow_up10 Important aspects to designing a hotel
keyboard_arrow_down10 Important aspects to designing a hotel

1. SOUND INSULATION Gypsum drywall systems ensure guest privacy and contribute to a good night’s sleep, as well as providing quiet areas for various events. 2. ROOM ACOUSTICS Our absorptive product surfaces help to optimise speech intelligibility and reduce noise build-up in public spaces. 3. SAFETY FOR PEOPLE AND INVESTMENT Passive fire protection of internal […]

keyboard_arrow_upThe most intuitively designed hotel in South Africa
keyboard_arrow_downThe most intuitively designed hotel in South Africa

The Maslow at Time Square offers an entirely new concept in hospitality. A first for South Africa, this 238-room specialist business hotel, offers multi-level accommodation options – from standard to premium – all under one roof. The 17-storey hotel is packed with state-of-the-art facilities and technology that will delight and satisfy every business executive. The […]

keyboard_arrow_upA bamboo kaleidoscope: Green Hotel Jakarta Amsterdam
keyboard_arrow_downA bamboo kaleidoscope: Green Hotel Jakarta Amsterdam

It will probably be the last new building on Java Island, the successful urban renewal project in Amsterdam’s Eastern Docklands, but it certainly is the jewel in the crown. Hotel Jakarta by WestCord makes Amsterdam the city with the greenest hotel in the Netherlands. Green in several meanings: one of the most sustainable hotels in […]

keyboard_arrow_updormakaba’s smart solutions revolutionise hospitality industry
keyboard_arrow_downdormakaba’s smart solutions revolutionise hospitality industry

dormakaba, South African provider of security and access control technology, now offers a comprehensive range of smart hotel and resort planning solutions that are designed to simplify customer experience.

keyboard_arrow_upWater-wise sustainability now a reality for hospitality sector
keyboard_arrow_downWater-wise sustainability now a reality for hospitality sector

A technological innovation in laundry systems that results in savings of up to 80% in water and 50% in electricity is now available in South Africa, promising sustainable solutions for the hospitality sector.

keyboard_arrow_upHotel & residential bathroom accessories
keyboard_arrow_downHotel & residential bathroom accessories

The new range of luxurious bathroom accessories from Franke is available in two stylish designs! With a high polished finish, this stainless steel accessory range is ideal for hotels, offices, retail or any semi-public washroom.

keyboard_arrow_upSika smoothens spectacular undulating chapel roof
keyboard_arrow_downSika smoothens spectacular undulating chapel roof

Challenges achieving the smooth surface required of a dramatically undulating chapel roof were successfully solved by a high performance fairing coat from Sika. The site was the 185-hectare, newly created Bosjes Resort in the picturesque Witzenberg district of the Western Cape where the dazzling Bosjes Chapel stands proudly at the foot of the Waaihoek Mountain.