Hotels are complicated.

Understanding the complex relationships between hotel owners and operators, the connections between front of house and back of house requirements, and the roles and responsibilities of the various players, is critical to the ultimate success of the day-to-day operation of the hotel. 

The hospitality designers at Handel Architects have a wide range of experience in the industry, and understand the nuances of how these buildings operate.

We have brand experience from large to small. 

We have extensive experience working with the specific design standards of major hotel franchises as well as independent brands. Our experience ranges from midscale to upscale to luxury.

Major brand experience includes The Ritz-Carlton, Four Seasons, Westin, St. Regis, Rosewood,  Shangri-La, Hilton, and W. 

Our first boutique hotel project, The Dream Downtown Hotel in New York City, opened in 2011. Since then we've had the pleasure of working with a number of other independent flags, including Proper Hotels, The Standard, and SALT. 

Our teams are always a blend of architects and interior designers.

This integrated approach is invaluable to our clients, as we take great care to be sensitive to scale and proportion, from grand architectural spaces to smaller intimate spaces and furnishings and decor. 

Our hospitality interiors experience ranges from luxury to upscale to mid-scale.  We understand the primacy of the guest experience, from the arrival sequence to guestroom details. Our interiors work for New York City's Dream Downtown Hotel was featured in Interior Design Magazine.