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 May Online Hotel Business Review




Feature Focus
Eco-Friendly Practices: The Value of Sustainability
The hotel industry continues to make remarkable progress in implementing sustainability policies and procedures in their properties throughout the world. As a result, they continue to reap the benefits of increased profitability, enhanced guest experiences, and improved community relations. In addition, as industry standards are codified and adopted worldwide, hotels can now compare how their operations measure up against their competitors in terms of sustainable practices and accomplishments. This capacity to publicly compare and contrast is spurring competition and driving innovation as hotels do not wish to be left behind in this area. Water management and conservation is still a primary issue as population growth, urbanization, pollution and wasteful consumption patterns place increasing demands on freshwater supply. Water recycling; installing low-flow fixtures; using digital sensors to control water usage; and even harvesting rainwater are just a few things that some hotels are doing to preserve this precious resource. Waste management is another major concern. Through policies of reduce, reuse and recycle, some hotels are implementing “zero-waste” programs with the goal of substantially reducing their landfill waste which produces carbon dioxide and methane gases. Other hotels have established comprehensive training programs that reinforce the value of sustainability. There is employee engagement through posters and quizzes, and even contests are held to increase innovation, sensitivity and environmental awareness. Some hotels are also monitoring a guest’s energy usage and rewarding those who consumed less energy with gifts and incentives. The May issue of the Hotel Business Review will document how some hotels are integrating eco-friendly practices into their operations and how they and the environment are benefiting from them.