Caption by Hyatt Recognized by ENR ‘Best Projects’

We’re thrilled to share that the Caption by Hyatt Beale Street Hotel, a project close to our hearts at HBG Design, has received the prestigious Engineering News-Record Southeast 2023 Best Projects Award of Merit for Residential/Hospitality!

This recognition celebrates the culmination of our passion for innovative design and the remarkable transformation of the historic Ellis Building into the captivating Caption by Hyatt. It’s a testament to our commitment to preserving history while infusing modern elements in the heart of Memphis.

We are immensely proud of our team’s dedication, navigating challenges like historic integration, supply shortages during the pandemic, and the revitalization of downtown Memphis. Our approach was to honor the historical value of the 1878 Ellis and Sons Ironworks, breathing new life into its structure and design.

This award is a testament to our collaborative spirit, working alongside Carlisle Corporation and an incredible team of professionals, including Flintco, Uzun+Case, Innovative Engineering Services LLC, Canup Engineering Inc., Catalyst Design Group, and JPA Inc., to achieve this milestone.

Together, we’ve created a distinctive, unique space that redefines hospitality in the heart of downtown Memphis.

 


RD+D Magazine on Form + Function: Finishing Touches

HBG designers Alexandra Milkovich, IIDA, NCIDQ, and Landon Shockey, NCIDQ, ASID, were quoted in the November/December 2023 issue of RD+D Magazine.

Many design details throughout a space help establish a brand’s identity. “Details add authenticity, meaning and humanity to an environment, sometimes in a subliminal way to evoke any number of emotional responses,” says Alexandra Milkovich, associate and senior interior designer, HBG Design. The effect could evoke authenticity, liveliness or serenity, a sense of seriousness or whimsy, a farm-to-table theme or urbane sophistication — you name it.

At the OAK Room and Bar at the Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort in Hot Springs, Ark., the vibe is refinement within a specific time — the early 1900s. Antique-inspired globe pendant lights, sculptures of jockeys on horses, historical photos of the track, and custom furnishings featuring high-quality fabrics support “an air of private club nostalgia,” says Landon Shockey, senior interior designer, HBG Design.

The OAK Room’s artisanal pottery elevates all menu selections. The venue’s wide-ranging menu, including a few traditionally down-home Southern dishes, get ritzy presentations on the dinnerware. “The plating coordinates well with the uniquely crafted menu selections,” Shockey says.

Read the November/December issue of RD+D.

 


Four Winds South Bend: Casino Foodservice

From Foodservice Equipment & Supplies Magazine

By Donna Boss

December 01, 2023

The owners of Four Winds Casino wanted to expand its gaming to accommodate more guests at peak times. Casino leadership also wanted guests to have a multiday experience that included staying at the hotel and visiting the restaurants and spa. In addition, a conference center was added to accommodate businesses and groups to host meetings and other events.

Four Winds Casino South Bend opened on Jan. 16, 2018. In 2022, the casino expanded to 98,000 square feet, and at the same time the gaming floor included 1,900 slot machines. On March 1, 2023, the hotel, outdoor pool, Cedar Spa, Edgewater Café, and Ribbon Town Conference and Event Center opened.

“The external and internal property design integrates tribal cultural references and symbolism with contemporary details to achieve the elegant lodge style now synonymous with the Four Winds brand,” says Paul Bell, AIA, principal/project manager, HBG Design, Memphis, Tenn.

Four Winds Casino FoodService

Situated on the third floor, the Edgewater Café serves as the hotel’s main restaurant and provides food and beverages for the adjacent outdoor rooftop pool area.

“Natural light streams through clerestory windows and a retractable glass partition wall that connects to the pool atmosphere,” Bell says.

Glass-enclosed fireplaces extend from the glass partition wall into large skylights, providing guests with views of the towering hotel above and a vertical ribbon light show in the evening.

“The restaurant mingles a multicolored textural tile accent wall, stone, and wood detailing into the warm contemporary palette,” says Joseph La Vallee, lead interior designer, HBG.

One main challenge the Edgewater Café project team faced was fitting the kitchen below a hotel tower that required many structural columns for support. “Therefore, we aligned the traffic aisles for the servers and chefs with space between the columns,” says Trish Jass, senior operations project manager, Rippe Associates, Minneapolis.

“We also made use of some oddly spaced areas for the dish room and storage areas,” says Mike Wrase, senior project manager, Rippe Associates. “Another challenge, the exhaust hood in low ceilings, was addressed by installing an exhaust hood that is shallower and deeper than it would have been with higher ceilings.”

After menu items arrive at the hotel/event center dock, staff bring them through the back of the house to elevators and up to the third-floor kitchen, which contains a walk-in cooler, a walk-in freezer and dry storage. Storage areas reside at the back of the kitchen, so the food can flow forward toward the customers.

Staff take trash and materials that can be recycled from the third floor down the back-of-the-house elevators to the dock.

Read full article here

Four Winds Casino FoodService

 

 


A Solid Decade as a BD+C Hotel Design Powerhouse

HBG Design is honored to share that the firm has once again been ranked among the Top 5 Hotel Design firms in the Nation by Building Design + Construction Magazine’s Giants 400 Survey. This milestone marks a decade of unwavering commitment to excellence, as a Top 10 ranked hotel design giant since 2012. See the full Hotel Giants List. 

A Decade of Consistency:

For ten consecutive years, HBG Design has been a force to be reckoned with in BD+C's Hotel Architecture Firms survey. Our consistent presence in the top 10 is a testament to our ability to navigate the evolving landscape of hospitality design trends, client expectations, and industry dynamics while maintaining an unwavering commitment to innovation and quality.

Navigating Change with Precision:

Hyatt Centric and Caption by Hyatt in Downtown Memphis, Tennessee

As a BD+C Hotel Design Giant, HBG Design has not merely adapted to change; we've embraced it with precision. Our designs reflect an understanding of the dynamic nature of the industry, ensuring that each project remains not just relevant but a trailblazer in its own right.

Client Trust: The Cornerstone of Our "Design Giants" Status:

The Spa Tower at Winstar World Casino Resort Completed in 2023

At the core of our ‘Design Giants’ status is the trust and satisfaction of our clients. HBG Design’s client-centric approach, a hallmark of our success, ensures that every project is a collaborative journey, resulting in designs that not only meet but exceed expectations.

Team Synergy and Expertise:

The journey to becoming a BD+C Hotel Design Giant is a collective effort, and our talented team at HBG Design stands at the forefront. Architects, designers, and support staff collaborate seamlessly, bringing forth their expertise to craft spaces that tell unique stories and elevate the guest experience.

Looking Forward to the Next Decade:

As we celebrate a decade of excellence at the top of the BD+C Hotel Design Giant charts, HBG Design is geared up for the next chapter. Our commitment to designing experiences remains steadfast, and we look ahead to setting new standards, exploring innovative avenues, and continuing to be a giant in hotel design.