Posts by Michelle Konstantinovsky

When it comes to New York City accommodations, the most coveted destination description is likely "urban oasis." Most travelers partaking in the hustle and bustle of The Big Apple are looking for some serious R&R off-hours, and Chinatown's Hotel 50 Bowery offers just that.

1. How did you get your start in architecture?My father was in the residential real estate business and during my younger years I would accompany him to job sites during weekends. I also enjoyed drawing and sketching, which became a prerequisite for my future in architecture.

1. How did you get your start in design?It all started in the early 2000s when I was newly married. My husband and I moved into our new home and I took it upon myself to completely transform the space.

 1. When did you first become interested in architecture and how did you get your start in the business?I took architecture and art history classes as an undergrad at Yale and fell in love.

1. How did you get your start in design?In 2000, we embarked on a massive remodel of our home. It was during this time that I became smitten with design and space planning.

1. How did you get your start in architecture? I got my start in architecture at a very early age. My grandfather was a contractor and carpenter, so I was on construction sites even before I could walk.

On a single street corner on San Francisco's Grant Avenue, three major neighborhoods converge: Union Square, Chinatown, and the Financial District.

When we started seeing headlines singing the praises of a tequila barrel hotel, we had to investigate. And sure enough, if you venture 45 minutes outside the town Guadalajara, you'll hit Tequila, Mexico, home to Matices Hotel de Barricas (which literally translates to "expression of barrels").

1. How did you get your start in architecture?I joined the backstage crew at my high school during my freshman year. the productions were almost professional quality. they needed a set designer during my sophomore year and I started to do the design.

When Choice Hotels, one of the world's largest hospitality companies, launched a line of properties tailored for business travelers, skeptics may have questioned the staying power of the offshoot known as Cambria.

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