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Hospitality Design October

Hospitality Design is the leading publication and established web resource in the business of hotel industry.

More than 350 people gathered in the North Cabana at the Maritime Hotel in New York for HD’s CitySCENE: Next Generation Networking event on October 10th. Special thanks to our sponsors: Carnegie, Durkan, Fabric Innovations, Kevin Barry Fine Arts Associates, RH Contract, Shaw Hospitality Group, Shelby Williams, SICIS, Studio Rendering, Symmons, Tiger Leather and Vibia.

Jakub Ciesielski, BBG-BBGM; Steven Charlton and Massimo DiCiaula, GoodmanCharlton ... read more »»


Media about Quba Design

COLlive

Jewish Educational Media (JEM) has relocated their production to a new, spacious location in Crown Heights. "Last year, JEM shipped 65,438 DVD’s to 672 cities across the world," Director Elkanah Shmotkin told COLlive. By COLlive Reporter

JEM has relocated their production to a new, spacious location in Crown Heights. Founded in 1980, JEM operates a broadcast-quality production house with a full-time staff of researchers, producers and video editors.

Known for producing the weekly 'Living Torah' video series - viewed publicly in 863 (known) locations each week - as well as the 'My Encounter' ... read more »»


Media about Quba Design

Hospitality Design March/April

Hospitality Design is the leading publication and established web resource in the business of hotel industry.

Close to 150 industry professionals gathered at 675 bar in the Meatpacking District for Design Spain New York.
The networking event, held this past December, was organized by HD and the Trade Commission of Spain, and sponsored by Alarwool, Baltus, Bover, Estiluz, European Regional Development Found, Levantina, LZF, Porcelanosa, Roca, and Vibia.

Albert Grabulosa, Estiluz; Anthony DiGuiseppe and Jakub Ciesielski, DiGuiseppe Architect; and Jose Alacreu, Porcelanosa ... read more »»


The View from New York
While in the rest of the U.S. the rising material prices have a significant effect, in the affluent New York market other costs are more important. Jacob Karol, an interior designer and founder of Quba Design, explains:

ISSUE NUMBER ONE

If the recovery from the recession has been characterized as slow and painful, there is one sector where things have now returned to the pre-crisis standards.

Prices for building materials have soared in the last one year and a half. Indeed, the most-essential ones, such as gypsum, softwood lumber and OSB, have recovered almost 90 percent of the loss of value they suffered during the housing bust. But what normally would have been a positive sign for the construction sector, now signifies a considerable hurdle.

With prices of new houses not following the same sharp trajectory, homebuilders have been forced to absorb the additional costs. And in order to retain their already squeezed profit margins, for general contractors imposing a hiring freeze has been the easiest course of action ... read more »»