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Ms. Nunez

Ashley Nunez

Marketing Associate, Interactive Web Tours

Ashley Nunez has been the voice of Interactive Web Tours since its creation. She is the voice-over artist and marketing associate creating script and promotional materials. Interactive Web Tours is a virtual tour business owned and run by Robert Nunez. She was introduced to Interactive Web Tours and immediately believed it was one of the most effective tools for any and all businesses to use. Mr. Nunez's passion and ability to create one-of-a-kind virtual tours and Ms. Nunez's skill with words, the business has grown over the years. Ms. Nunez worked for Artistic Expressions Photography and then with Interactive Web Tours for almost ten years. With this knowledge she feels confident that Interactive Web Tours is by far one of the most visually appealing and professional virtual tour photography businesses in the country.

Ms. Nunez can be contacted at 508-883-8940 or ashsnunez@gmail.com

Coming up in November 2019...

Architecture & Design: Biophilic Design

The hospitality industry is constantly evolving to meet and exceed guest expectations. As a result, hotels are always on the lookout for new ways to improve the guest experience, and architecture and design is an essential part of this equation. Bold design is often the most effective way to make an exceptional first impression - an impression guests use to distinguish between brands. One design trend that is being embraced worldwide has become known as “Biophilic Design.” Biophilic design is based on the concept of biophilia, which is the theory that human beings have an innate tendency to seek out nature, natural elements, and natural forms. Biophilic design is more than hotels simply adding a surplus of plants; it involves incorporating specific design elements into a hotel in order to imbue it with a sense of wellness and well-being. Some of those elements include exposure to natural lighting; views of nature and rooms with a view; natural architectural patterns; salvaged or reclaimed woods of all types; reclaimed metals; sustainably sourced stone; living green walls and vertical gardens; and direct and indirect exposure to nature. Hotels that have incorporated biophilic design into their properties are reaping the benefits associated with this trend including reduced stress responses, better air quality, lower energy costs, and more positive guest reviews. Biophilic design has also been shown to improve guest moods and to satisfy consumer demand for environmental responsibility. Savvy hotel owners and managers are aware that nature-inspired elements enhance their guests' comfort and well-being, which is why this trend is becoming so prevalent. Biophilic design is just one topic in the fields of hotel architecture and design that will be examined in the November issue of the Hotel Business Review.