Beyond the Suite


When you step into a hotel, you’re walking into hours and hours of work to create a unique visual experience that’s different from any other hotel each guest has ever stayed at. Take a look at these four hotels and their curated designs for lobbies, rooms, lounges, restaurants, and outdoor spaces. These gorgeous photos are sure to provide inspiration for your venue (or your next hotel stay) in 2020.

Hotel Ella, Austin

Located in downtown Austin and within walking distance to the University of Texas campus, Hotel Ella is a stylish boutique hotel housed in the historic Goodall Wooten House, one of Austin’s original landmark estates. With 18 event spaces, including three meeting rooms, a cabana-lined pool, and a wrap-around veranda overlooking their front lawn, Hotel Ella features beautifully designed outdoor and indoor spaces perfectly suited for your corporate or social events.

The William Vale, Brooklyn

In the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s most desirable neighborhood, The William Vale offers a selection of indoor and outdoor spaces with sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline. Any of their 16 event spaces, including their board and conference rooms, ballroom, foyer, pool, terrace, and park can accommodate just about any type of occasion.

The South Congress Hotel, Austin

The South Congress Hotel is designed for you to take a break from Austin’s South Congress entertainment district and the Texas heat. Watch the activity outside from one of 71 cool, comfortable guest rooms (plus 10 suites and two premier suites) with views of the hotel courtyard or the surrounding neighborhood. guests hosting an event or meeting can choose from five private South Congress spaces that range from a capacity of 12 to 250 guests. Relax at the rooftop pool, lobby bar, coffee shop or the three on-site restaurants.

MADE Hotel, New York City

Located in New York City’s NoMad neighborhood, MADE Hotel provides the modern version of a guest experience. Every detail encourages comfort and community. Their guest rooms have a combination of wood, colorful decor and accessories, huge windows with city views, and cozy bedding that provides an escape from reality. When you decide to venture out of your nest, MADE provides four distinct spaces for eating, lounging, and getting a little work done: Ferris restaurant, the 18th floor lounge Good Behavior, Paper coffee shop, and the inviting lobby bar.

Interested in more trends?

These venues are just a few that are featured in the 2020 New Year edition of Tripleseat’s Seated magazine. Read the rest of the issue below, or check out the Seated website.