Category: Hospitality

K2M at Marriott Key Center

K2M Design is honored to be working at an iconic landmark in the Cleveland skyline, Key Tower is the 24th tallest building in the United States. Currently engaged in Design Development with the Marriott at Key Center, K2M is planning the renovation of the hotel’s public spaces, including the lobby/greatroom, public restrooms, lobby lounge, fine […]

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Product Runway 2017: K2M wins Most Wearable

Product Runway, put on but IIDA, is a design competition where designers utilize a manufacturer’s product as the fabric to create high fashion garments. K2M constructed a runway worthy outfit with Knoll Textiles’ materials, and won Most Wearable! Like architecture & design, fashion is a juxtaposition of layers and faceted details – when combined, displays […]

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How Hotels Can Compete with the Sharing Economy

Peer to peer markets, also known as the sharing economy, have been popping up in long established industries as alternates to the traditional goods and services. From ride sharing, like Uber and Lyft, to home and vacation rental sites like Airbnb and VRBO – how are these peer to peer markets impacting the established hotel […]

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Hospitality Trends in 2017

As we enter 2017, we’ve been doing some real thinking and reading about the core elements of good hotel design and operations that separate properties from being “OK” to creating raving fans that keep coming back. The concept of “work, play, lounge, and eat” in the 3-4 star market really sums up the basic essentials […]

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Floor Focus Magazine – DoubleTree Key West Cover

K2M Design’s DoubleTree Key West project was featured on the cover of Floor Focus Magazine with an great article from K2Mr Rachel Maher. The article will be posting on the Floor Daily website later this month!

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Making Hospitality more Hospitable with Techology

Technology continues to change the way we interact within our environments. In our homes, at the office, and while traveling, we are inundated with the fast pace in which technology is making our lives easier. These days when renting a car, you reserve in advance and then walk to your parking spot to pick up […]

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State of the Hospitality Industry from the Lodging Conference

Scott Maloney and Kelli Schaffran attended the Lodging Conference 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona and they returned with the latest news from insiders and experts in the hospitality industry. Although the impact of public REITs and large equity companies staying on the sidelines is reflected in the transaction volume being down 50%+ in 2016 over 2015 and portfolio deals down […]

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Prototypes for National Brands

K2M Design partners with many national Retail, Restaurant, and Hospitality clients implementing prototype designs for multi-site roll outs across the country. Prototypical design provides a cost effective approach when adapting multiple sites in locations near and far to be consistent with brand standards. Designs are configured to a site for new construction or to transform existing spaces. […]

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Historic Hotel Renewal in the Rustbelt

A former picture of urban decay will now have a new life as a DoubleTree by Hilton in the heart of Youngstown, Ohio. K2M is embarking on this historic property renovation, the first hotel in the city since 1974. The DoubleTree hotel will have 133 guestrooms, a restaurant, Executive Lounge and meeting spaces. Opened in 1907, […]

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Guestrooms: Living Area as a Focal Point

As Scott Maloney travels the globe, he makes it his mission to visit as many exciting hotels as possible, searching for unique design concepts, clever ideas, and inspirations from vast reaches. Recently, while in Amsterdam with EO, Scott had the opportunity to visit Zoku, and was quite impressed at the progressive thinking the owners employed to design […]

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Finding Inspiration in the Location

As designers, our inspiration can come from a wide variety of sources: the history of the surroundings, the natural world, travel, music, industry trends, and publications. Many of our projects incorporate a local focus into the design of the space, light fixtures, furniture selections, and even custom carpets influence the local nostalgia of each property. Several […]

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NEWH Magazine: Residence Inn Cleveland

We partnered with Crossley Carpet for our project at Residence Inn Cleveland, remodeling a historic property in Downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Check out NEWH Magazine for a little peak into the project.

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Dallas Renaissance wins 2015 IIDA Award

Renaissance Hotel, Dallas, TX. Lobby.

K2M Design was awarded a 2015 IIDA Award in the Hospitality category for the Renaissance Hotel in Dallas, TX. “This world-class space is modern and cool, with one of the best ballrooms I’ve seen, and I’ve seen a lot.” – J.W. Marriott Jr., Marriott Hotels

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K2M wins Travelling Gun Award for Hyatt Regency Cincinnati

Hospitality design for Hyatt, Cincinnati, Ohio. Library.

  NAIOP Awards of Excellence Recognizes Best and Brightest in Local Commercial Real Estate Community

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ASID Honorable Mention for Hyatt Regency Cincinnati 2013

K2M Design named honorable mention in ASID Ohio North for the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati in 2013.    

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