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When Interior Design graduate students Aleksandra Furman (MID), Ryan Ross (MAID) and Manuel Navarro-Soto (MID) created their Social Media Hotel15 for their MID530 Advanced Studio I: Creative Collaboration class led by Interior Design Instructor Daniela Ghertovici, Graduate Faculty (Interior Design), it created quite a buzz.
 
Hotel15 was the student winner of the John Hardy Group- and Hospitality Design magazine-sponsored Radical Innovation in Hospitality Award competition. You can read about the concept here
 
Recently Hospitality Design released a full press release on the design! Check it out at http://www.hospitalitydesign.com/hospitalitydesign/projects/Radical-Innovation-i-2378.shtml
 
Included in the article is a comment by Aleksandra, who said, “The idea behind Hotel15 came to me over drinks with friends. We were discussing society’s obsession with different forms of social media such as Facebook, Foursquare, and Chatroulette, and YouTube. I think the core customer of Hotel15 is someone that is willing to give up privacy for attention. Right now, the idea seems a bit shocking and voyeuristic, but I believe that in a few years this will be the norm.”
 
What do you think? Ready to watch and be watched on curtain walls of your hotel? Gives everyone a chance to be their own reality star 😉
 

Design courtesy Aleksandra Furman, Ryan Ross and Manuel Navarro-Soto

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