It’s a Mod Mod World...

Modern architecture has a special place in hospitality design. Creative license is given to architects and designers to provide a unique environment for the most basic of everyday activities. Some travelers may desire a more familiar, classic-modern setting. Others may want a more avant garde experience.

There’s something for everyone in the expanding market for “new and different.” Hotel brands continue to chisel their identities with remarkable results, and it is all to your benefit. The competition for guests, and the focused campaign required to keep them, is fierce.  In hotels, specifically, there is a unique freedom of artistic expression that one does not encounter in other building types.  What this translates to is some extraordinary and dynamic architectural forms and interior spaces. 

We look for contemporary accommodations that are uniquely breathtaking and that will become classics in their own right.  We seek hotels that have architectural presence, complemented by the interior design and the hotel’s own personal style. Where an historic hotel has been modernized, we look at how the contemporary elements work together to complement the historic features.


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