Author: Wilson Associates

5 Questions with Melinda Clark, Project Director, Dallas

What you may know about Melinda Clark is that her design work is nothing short of genius. What you may not know is that she has a black belt in karate AND some pretty slick cheerleading skills. Let’s back up and get to know this fearless wonder. Click on an image below to see more photos of Melinda. We were married first, JT! Q.    When did you know you wanted to be a designer?     I think all my familial and childhood experiences combined are the source of my passion. I was an artistic and creative child. ...

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Top 5 Ceramic Trends from CEVISAMA International Trade Fair

Liang Chen (Project Director, Dallas) was on mission in Valencia, Spain at the annual CEVISAMA International Trade Fair for Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings. Invited by the Trade Commission of Spain in Miami, Liang set out to walk the 100,000 square meters of exhibit space in search the most inventive and timeless hospitality design products. Here’s what he came back with… Pictured above: Valiryo Body Dryer: “An efficient and elegant design of body dryer that can be placed in the gym and spa locker rooms.” Decosan Bathroom Cabinetry: “European minimum design with meticulous details and craftsmanship. The electrical mirror cabinet grabs...

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Old Charm Meets Modern Simplicity in Turkish Hotel: A Tale of Two Sister Cities

A step inside the Fairmont Quasar Istanbul Hotel is a step into a world where old meets new and is bound by elements unique to Turkey. The 40-story hotel tells a story of two sisters representing the distinctively different but classic flavors of New York and Paris, the long-standing twin pillars of style. Positioned within walking distance of Istanbul’s most important cultural landmarks – Taksim Square, the Grand Bazaar, the Blue Mosque – as well as the financial district, Fairmont Quasar Istanbul offers an authentic experience of the city for leisure and business travelers. Access from Istanbul’s two airports...

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Willow Stream Named 1 of 7 New Spas to Try

Fairmont Quasar Istanbul’s Willow Stream Spa was listed recently in a Travel Market Report article, “Seven New Spas to Have On Your Radar,” as a must-experience spa. A Hotel Spa Inspired by the Turkish Bath Willow Stream was designed with the traditional Turkish spa in mind, inspired by the local culture and its history. Using products that contain indigenous plants and herbs, the spa offers Hamam treatments and hydrotherapy services like a steam room, sauna, ice fountains, experience showers and an indoor/outdoor swimming pool – not to mention the Turkish bath. The spa also offers fitness and meditation as...

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Wilson Associates-Designed Fairmont Hotel Named Top Spot for High Tea

Long seen as a cultural symbol of leisure and luxury, the tradition of afternoon tea now has appeal to the global palate, becoming a pastime treasured by societies and travelers alike. One Wilson Associates-designed hotel has earned a top “spot” (pun intended) on Luxury Travel’s recently-published “Top Spots for High Tea Around the World” list. Fairmont Quasar Istanbul’s Tea Parlor & Patisserie A true Turkish delight, Demlique serves freshly steeped and brewed teas and coffees from Turkey and beyond, along with savory light bites, delectable cakes and fresh baked goods. Designed by Wilson Associates as a combination of New...

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