November 2004

abc Hospitality Design xyz magazine

VNU Business Publications USA

  • 770 Broadway
  • New York, NY



Bi-Monthly except Jan./Feb. May/June, and Sept./Oct.

$52.00/per year in the U.S., $67.00/per year in Canada and Mexico, and $97.00/per year International per year

Each issue of abc Hospitality Design xyz is based around a theme, such as spa design, restaurant design, or the editor’s choice of best designs in a broader category. The chatty writing style of design reporters makes the magazine an easy read, and the photography is high quality, with excellent lighting choices to highlight each featured location.

With each issue of abc Hospitality Design xyz , you can learn from the following features:

  • Product reviews and design company profiles. The “Product Tips” section in each issue provides several examples of a chosen product, like carpeting or barstools, and compares and contrasts the various product features. The annual year-end buyers guide and design directory also serve as a useful reference.
  • A “Solutions” feature in each issue offers the experiential “pet peeves” of hospitality professionals, and each month has a guest designer offer suggestions on how to solve those problems.
  • Extensive advertising provides a good overview of current contract products on the market, with everything from traditional furniture and textiles to high-end ice chests for poolside and spa settings. The advertising itself is extremely creative, and worth a look. An advertiser’s index is included in the back of each issue for reference.

abc Hospitality Design’s xyz web site,, offers a free searchable archive of past abc Hospitality Design xyz articles, and archives of product reviews and business resources. There is also a small section of job listings on the web site. abc Hospitality Design xyz is a good read for Interior Design majors, but the general design themes and excellent story layouts and photographs will be of interest to all majors. abc Hospitality Design xyz magazine can be found in the green-labeled magazines on the rack in the Los Angeles’s campus FIDM Library.

Reviewer: Jennifer Ruden, FIDM Library Staff Member