Accor Hotels, the French hotel group, has announced that they are remaking themselves as a major franchiser and operator of hotels, rather than a hotel owner. According to the chief executive, Gilles Pélisson, the group is planning to increase their number of rooms to 700,000, which is a 40% increase, by 2015. This will be done mostly through management contracts and services, he added.
The Wright Restaurant located inside the Guggenheim Museum in New York City was designed by Andre Kikoski, a New York-based firm. It is named in honor of the great architect, Frank Lloyd-Wright. The designer drew inspiration from the original Wright museum design, which was contemporary and chic. The decorative elements used within the space are based on Wright’s underlying geometries. The overall design was created to embrace the excitement of today’s New York and it includes a menu of distinctive modern American cuisine to match.