Hirsch Bedner reveals hotel openings for 2012

Hospitality designer HBA/Hirsch Bedner Associates has announced that it is set to open 20 new projects around the globe this year.

As it is, HBA’s international portfolio includes Waldorf Astoria, Ritz-Carlton, Four Seasons, St. Regis, Grand Hyatt, Hotel Indigo and ESPA across more than 80 countries.

Upcoming 2012 projects include properties in Europe, Asia and the Pacific, as well as the Middle East.

In China, to open are: Four Seasons Guangzhou; Shenhua Hotel Beijing; Four Seasons Beijing; Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng Hotel; Fuzhou Sheraton, Fuzhou; Moma Entertainment/Convention Center, Taiyuan; Shangri-la Chongqing; Hyatt Regency Chongqing; Wuhan Hilton Resort; Guangzhou Sheraton; and Dalian Castle/Starwood Luxury Collection.

To open in the United Arab Emirates are Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah, and
St. Regis Nation Towers, UAE. In India, to open is Park Hyatt Hyderabad. Still other openings are Jumeirah Vittaveli at the Maldives; St. Regis Rome suites in Italy; The Alpina Gstaad in Switzerland; Hotel Alfonso XIII (Starwood Luxury Collection) in Seville, Spain; and Heckfield Place in the UK.

For 2012, HBA is also introducing HBA STUDIO, to provide design for two to three star brands in China and India. The firm has already added vertical brands including art consultancy, Canvas, and lighting consultancy, Illuminate.

HBA/Hirsch Bedner Associates was established in 1964. With over 800 designers around the globe in 13 offices and a recent expansion in Asia, HBA is a global company with more than 75% of its employees now outside the US.


Hirsch Bedner Associates designed Hotel Indigo Shanghai on the Bund


Hirsch Bedner Associates designed Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok


Hirsch Bedner Associates designed The Residence Zanzibar

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