Tag : Hospitality Design

Hospitality Design makes up a large portion of our projects at the J. Banks Design Group, and when we feature them, we file them under this tag to make them easy to find.

Hospitality Design

Recent projects we’ve completed include the Homewood Suites by Hilton in the Raleigh/Cary, North Carolina, area. The Embassy Suites by Hilton on the beach in St. Augustine, Florida is another of the beautiful properties on which we’ve had the great pleasure to work.

We were a 2017 Gold Key Award Finalist for our work at Moreland Village in Palmetto Bluff. The 37th Annual awards program honors the best-in-class hospitality projects in 21 categories. Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design are the industry’s oldest and most prestigious awards program, which is sponsored by Boutique Design magazine.

We’ve been thrilled that a number of the resorts for which we’ve designed interiors have received awards from travel and consumer magazines. Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards honored three properties with our interior design concepts: Castello di Casole in Tuscany was voted number 5 in the Best Hotels in Italy category; The Sebastian Vail took number 5 in the Top Hotels in Colorado category; and the Montage Palmetto Bluff came in at number 7 in the Top Resorts in the South category.

We at J. Banks Design feel gratified that our interiors for the Castello di Casole, The Sebastian Vail and the Montage Palmetto Bluff contribute to the experiences that make this lauded magazine’s readers choose these wonderful resorts.

Montage of Guest room details

The Guest Room

The guest room in our home gets lots of use.  Not only do we enjoy entertaining, we love to host friends both old and new.  In our design work, the guest room is a place that we can focus our attention to detail to help our clients create lasting memories for their friends and family.  In a word, hospitality is the gift of making people feel as truly welcome and cared for as they do at home—and even more so. When family and friends come to visit for an overnight or longer, it is so nice to provide them with all the essentials for a happy, memorable stay, and some thoughtful luxuries too. The world’s great resorts and hotels do that as a matter of course, which is where I believe this crossover story starts.

Interior by Sharon Cleland

In a guest room, as elsewhere, thinking about how the space is meant to function helps me to determine what furnishings and accessories to include. Beside the bed, I always make sure to have a place to set a glass and a bottle or carafe of water. I want people to feel comfortable using it, so I’ll make sure there is a coaster or something comparable handy. When possible, a bedside table that is large enough to accommodate a reading lamp, a guest’s reading glasses, a book, and even a box of tissues makes the room feel homey. Optimally, the bottom of the lampshade or wall sconce should be 20 inches above the bedside table or mattress. The smallest of details all layer to create a welcoming experience.

lobby at Homewood Suites in Cary, NC, designed by J Banks Design Group, with mid-century modern light fixtures

Homewood Suites by Hilton Raleigh/Cary, NC

J. Banks Design Group recently completed the design of all interiors of the new Homewood Suites by Hilton Raleigh/Cary. The scenic wooded area surrounding the Homewood Suites by Hilton® Raleigh/Cary hotel is located in MacGregor Park in Cary, North Carolina. The extended stay hotel is minutes from Raleigh and Research Triangle Park and 12 miles from Raleigh Durham International Airport. Developed, owned and managed by Parks Hospitality Group, the 108-suite hotel is a new extended stay addition in the Raleigh-Cary metro area, the 14th fastest growing metro in the country and the fastest in North Carolina.

ribbon-cutting at the Embassy Suites in St. Augustine, the interiors and outdoor living spaces designed by the J. Banks Design Group

Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Augustine – Official Ribbon Cutting

The official ribbon cutting ceremony for the Embassy Suites by Hilton, St. Augustine’s only beachfront resort, took place on January 17, 2019 and we were lucky to be on hand to celebrate.  Developed by Miami-based Key International, the Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Augustine Beach is the only luxury resort on the city’s ocean shore, and one of only five beachfront properties with a resort designation under the Embassy Suites by Hilton flag.  J. Banks Design Group was engaged to complete the interiors, including 175 guest rooms, 25,000 square feet of meeting space and two restaurants.