Mr. DiGuiseppe

Anthony DiGuiseppe

Principal

DiGuiseppe Architect

Anthony J. DiGuiseppe AIA RIBA is President and CEO of DiGuiseppe Architect, an International Hotel and Resort Design firm. He is a Registered Architect and a member of the American Institute of Architects since 1985, as well as a Chartered Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects and serves as a Commissioner for the Historical Preservation Commission in Marbletown, New York. Mr. DiGuiseppe attended the United States Naval Academy for Naval Architecture and Analytical Management; he holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Architectural Engineering from Pratt Institute and a Bachelor of Architecture from City College of New York.

Mr. DiGuiseppe founded his design firm in 1984 in New York City, and has studios in Boca Raton and Upstate New York. His architecture and interior design work has been published extensively in the United States, the Caribbean and Great Britain. He has spoken at conferences for the hospitality industry; the Lodging Conference in Phoenix, HD in Las Vegas on Spa Design, IMN panels in New York, Miami, and Las Vegas on Condo Hotels, and he has written articles for Hotel Business. He has won numerous furniture design awards including the coveted Roscoe Award and first prize in the Davis Furniture Competition. His entry for the redesign of Piazzale Roma has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale.

His recent hospitality projects include the Exhale Spa at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel, Solita Soho Hotel, Exhale at the Epic Hotel, The Trump Soho Spa, The Carvi Hotel in NYC, The Emerson Resort & Spa, and a Health & Wellness Campus in Los Angeles.

Mr. DiGuiseppe can be contacted at 212-439-9611 or diarcht@msn.com

Coming Up In The July Online Hotel Business Review




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Feature Focus
Hotel Spa: Measuring the Results
As the Hotel Spa and Wellness Movement continues to flourish, spa operations are seeking new and innovative ways to expand their menu of services to attract even more people to their facilities, and to and measure the results of spa treatments. Whether its spa, fitness, wellness meet guest expectations. Among new developments, there seems to be a growing emphasis on science to define or beauty services, guests are becoming increasingly careful about what they ingest, inhale or put on their skin, and they are requesting scientific data on the treatments they receive. They are open to exploring the benefits of alternative therapies like brain fitness exercises, electro-magnetic treatments, and chromotherapy but only if they have been validated scientifically. Similarly, some spas are integrating select medical services and procedures into their operations, continuing the convergence of hotel spas with the medical world. Parents are also increasingly concerned about the health and well-being of their children and are willing to devote time and money to overcome their poor diets, constant stress, and hours spent hunched over computer, tablet and smartphone screens. Parents are investing in wellness-centric family vacations; yoga and massage for kids; mindfulness and meditation classes; and healthy, locally sourced, organic food. For hotel spas, this trend represents a significant area for future growth. Other trends include the proliferation of Wellness Festivals which celebrate health and well-being, and position hotel spas front and center. The July issue of the Hotel Business Review will report on these trends and developments and examine how hotel spas are integrating them into their operations.