Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.
Gathering with friends and family to laugh, cook, eat, drink, cook some more and tell stories!
We come to the table with gratitude for our many blessings. Our family always remembers those that aren’t with us anymore; how they taught us to appreciate what we have and that we have each other.
It’s no longer just about putting heads in beds and lowering rates last minute to fill vacant rooms. We invite today’s hoteliers to think out of the box and come up with creative and effective design-driven uses for underused spaces in their upscale establishments –catering to the growing demands of travel-savvy guests, reflecting millennial demands and turning handsome profits in the process.
As I write this, we acknowledge the severity of all that is happening in our world. The widespread impact is daunting. I have been in this industry for 44 years, and yes that makes me fit into the new category of a “designated hour” at the grocery store! A perk you may think, but an admission to how much I’ve seen and experienced.
Stemming from the Greek meaning love of life, biophilia describes a connection with nature and natural systems. Biophilic design dates back to ancient times when plants and animals were drawn, sculpted and carved as decorative symbols and it weaves its way through the pages of history. As a response to the Industrial Revolution, a more deliberate effort to surround oneself with nature and natural elements emerged and the term “biophilia” was coined.