Jon Kastl, principal at interior design firm Champalimaud and lead designer behind the recently debuted Waldorf Astoria Chengdu, shares how hoteliers design in China, and tells the story of Chengdu, which is home to 14 million people.
Then, Keith Menin, Principal and Jared Galbut, Managing Principal of Menin Hospitality, a South Beach based company focused on upscale lodging, lifestyle restaurants and nightlife venues. We hear about the reinvention of the 1940s era Gale South Beach & Regent Hotel, which underwent a $35 million renovation in 2012 as well as hear about their other hotels and venues such as Drumbar Chicago and Radio Bar South Beach
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