W Beijing Chang’an

Worldwide, W Hotels are synonymous with modern luxury and high style and the W Hotel in Beijing is no exception, offering the brand’s iconic style within an urban oasis. This 350-key tower makes the most of the site’s unique location, offering lush gardens and sweeping views of the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square.

Eau Spa

The Eau Spa has become one of the most highly acclaimed spas in the world, due in large part to CallisonRTKL’s interior design. Evoking a garden paradise, CallisonRTKL’s design combines a modern interpretation of Baroque style, the serenity of the outdoors and a color palette inspired by earth, wind, fire and ice. An open-air sanctuary sits at the heart of the spa, enclosing water features, fragrant flowers, and quiet enclaves. The design team paid particular attention to circulation and layout to shape the most relaxing experience possible as guests move through various public and private areas.

AC Hotel South San Francisco

The simple yet distinctive silhouette of San Francisco’s AC Hotel is designed to draw guests in like a hearth at night. True to the city’s sustainability goals, the hotel design promotes the use of bicycling, low-emitting and fuel-efficient cars, limited disruption of natural water flow, and the use of recycled and salvaged materials.

Celebrity Cruises

CallisonRTKL used consumer insight to develop a new standard in cruise ship design for Celebrity. Based on research showing that women are the principal decision-makers in vacation planning, the new line of ships gives women what they want. CallisonRTKL designed the state rooms, restaurants and spa spaces to exceed the high expectations of discerning female guests, creating a “boutique hotel at sea” experience while reinforcing a cohesive brand identity. CallisonRTKL has designed multiple spaces on the Celebrity Solstice, Equinox, Eclipse, Silhouette and Reflection.

Lone Star Court

Inspired by the architecture and atmosphere of the Texas Hill Country, the CRTKL-designed Lone Star Court Hotel in Austin is part of Valencia’s new brand of boutique hotels that aims to capture the distinctive character of each location. Double-pitch roofs, deep porches, and outdoor courtyards are part of the Texas ranch aesthetic and native landscaping perfectly fits the terrain. Featuring 123 retro-inspired rooms and a design scheme focused on local materials, the hotel is in line with one of the biggest trends in hospitality and urban design—creating a hotel that is also a community asset with a public park accessible to guests and area residents.

Geneva Ridge Resort

CallisonRTKL led the $4.9 million redesign for the 146-key Geneva Ridge Resort in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, giving it fresh appeal for visitors new and old. The design team reconfigured the layout for a new generation of guests by creating a feeling of connectivity and openness. Taking cues from the stunning natural surroundings, the rich color palette features shades of blue, green and amber complemented by warm wood finishes, creating harmony between the interior and the great outdoors.

EVEN Hotels

CallisonRTKL is bringing to life IHG’s mission of ‘enabling healthier travel for all’ for the new, widely praised EVEN Hotels brand. The main goal of the new brand is to provide guests with opportunities to eat better, work out on their terms, get a better night’s sleep and work more effectively while traveling. The innovative concept of an in-room office/workout zone provides the tools to stay productive both mentally and physically. A dynamic and flexible lobby/restaurant space provides visitors with freshly prepared food and beverage selections throughout the day; in the evening, the lounge’s casual energy draws guests for beer, wine, cocktails and other small indulgences.

Hotel Beaux Arts

As the first hotel in a distinctive new boutique brand, the 30-room, 14-suite Hotel Beaux Arts appeals to discerning guests with an art gallery feel and décor. Located in an urban, mixed-use district that includes a class-A office building, residential space, and a planned retail venue, the hotel features custom-designed modern interiors and furnishings set against fine art displays, immersing guests in a museum-quality journey. The hotel has won multiple awards and has been named on several coveted “Best Of” hospitality lists.

Wyndham Grand Clearwater

Representing a significant extension of the brand in Florida, the 450-key Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa epitomizes relaxed elegance. Guests are welcomed by an expansive breezeway that serves as an outdoor living room with stunning views of the gulf. Inside, the soaring hotel lobby and guest rooms are accented with tropical modern fabrics and beach-inspired art. Extra touches like the restaurant display kitchen, spacious pool deck and bar, outdoor dining areas and an exceptional spa turn a well-appointed stay into a memorable experience.


Inspired by local culture and natural surroundings, CallisonRTKL’s design tackles the challenge of aligning Aloft’s trendy, fashionable brand with its location between a high-tech industrial park on one side and a stunning landscape on the other. The hotel’s facade echoes the shape of sails on the nearby lake and the building is oriented to give guests the best possible views of Dongguan’s “mist rain” and accompanying rainbows. The hotel’s interiors are modern, fashion-forward and colorful, with urban-inspired guest rooms, state-of-the-art conference spaces, and dynamic social and dining venues.

Hyatt Regency Xi’an

Capturing a mix of culture, history and innovation in a design that echoes the style of the Tang Dynasty, the Gemdale Xi’an Hyatt is one of the brand’s most architecturally striking hotels. The 300-key hotel sits next to a protected royal garden that acts as a hub for local events. The hotel design team was very sensitive to this significant location, injecting elements that imply the intertwining cultural values of Confucianism and Daoism while emphasizing the beauty of the nearby lake.

SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills

Featuring some of the city’s most breathtaking views, the SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills is one of the most sought-after hotels in the area. Upon entering the 297-room hotel, guests are presented with a totally new experience—rich and vibrant in décor, the redesigned lobby has a sophisticated sensibility that is the hallmark of CRTKL’s urban hospitality portfolio. Guests can unwind at the rooftop pool, lined with citrus trees and private cabanas, or visit The Bazaar, a revolutionary shopping and leisure destination. CRTKL provided design and documentation services in collaboration with SBE Entertainment and the offices of Philippe Starck.

Hyatt Regency at Tysons Corner

The CRTKL-designed Hyatt Regency adds a much-needed hospitality option to Tysons Corner Center’s 1.4 million-SF expansion. Adjacent to the renowned shopping mall, the 20-story, 300-key hotel is designed to achieve LEED certification. The hotel is part of CRTKL’s master plan for the development, which also covers an office tower and a residential building connected by a multi-use public plaza designed to accommodate an ice rink, outdoor movie screenings, live music, farmers’ markets and other seasonal events.

Power of Less

In a world where abundance is king, hotels are often judged by “how much” they can offer their guests. But what if a great hospitality experience could be defined by “how little?” CallisonRTKL’s L.E.S.S. (Livable Environmentally Sustainable Suite) model changes the conversation about hotel design by filling a niche for cool, affordable and sustainable. The holistic concept occupies an efficient footprint while maximizing the guest experience and educating people on how to become active participants in creating a greener world.