Leading Design House HBA Loves Budget Hotels
One of the best known names in hospitality interior design HBA (Hirsch Bedner Associates) are setting up a section for budget hotels.
Under the name Studio, regional offices in India (New Delhi) and China (Shanghai) are set to capture Asia's two leading pipeline tigers.
Part of the mandate for the group will be smaller boutique hotels, mixed use and limited service properties which had previously fallen out of the design firm's business mix.
Times change and for now a surge at the lower end of the spectrum in high traction markets was too irresistible to ignore.