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Motels are making a resurgence, say AHEAD Americas awards judges

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Published on Jun 15, 2018

Nostalgia for the open road has led to a renewed interest in motels in the American hospitality industry, say AHEAD America jury members in this movie Dezeen produced for the hospitality awards programme.

The AHEAD Americas awards, which took place in Miami on Tuesday, celebrates the best in hotel and resort design across North, Central and South America.

The Calistoga Motor Lodge and Spa was awarded in the most categories, including Hotel of the Year, Visual Identity of the Year, Hotel Renovation and Restoration, and Spa and Wellness.

The project is a renovation of a 1940s roadside motel by US design firm AvroKO, which features a rejuvenated retro colour scheme, swimming pools heated by geothermal springs and a spa that references the aesthetics of Wes Anderson's films.

In this movie, which Dezeen filmed at the judging day at the Ace Hotel in New York, the judges praised the hotel's designers for their subtle approach to the renovation.

Read more on Dezeen: https://www.dezeen.com/?p=1227283

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