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35 years of TBG: hospitality


The hospitality industry is one that thrives on functionality and aesthetics. As planners and landscape architects, TBG is able to facilitate these significant elements, and work to create a sense of peace at these homes away from home.

In continuation of celebrating the firm’s 35th year in business, we are showcasing examples of our most beloved hospitality work here.

W Nashville — Nashville, Tennessee
Located in the Gulch District of Nashville, Tennessee, the W hotel is a new offering in an area that was historically filled with industrial buildings. Team member Bryan Padgham says the most striking feature outside of architecture is a structure pool, completed by TBG with technical drawings from ADI. The composite decking material extends to the edge of the water over a custom tray design by Aqua Design International and doubles as the coping.

Canopy by Hilton San Antonio River Walk — San Antonio, Texas
A little-known fact about the Canopy Hotel is that it was originally conceived with a 20th floor pool terrace, but floor-to-ceiling constraints meant there wasn’t depth for a conventional pool. Project Manager Elaine Kearney says the concept for a water feature stayed central, however, and the chosen feature — shallow wading water, employs a chiller to be as realistic as possible. Kearney says one of the greatest challenges was selecting green glass to match the “particularly verdant hue” of the San Antonio River below.

JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa — San Antonio, Texas
The JW Marriott SA is a special place for many reasons — one being it provides something for the entire family. Kids can play in the water park that features a 1,110-foot-long lazy river and older family members can spend the day golfing or at the spa. The site also functions as a venue to celebrate milestone events where families can create memories to last a lifetime.

Grand Solmar Land’s End Resort & Spa — Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Located amidst the highland mountains and sparkling waters of the Pacific, Grand Solmar is a beautiful escape on the Baja Peninsula’s southernmost tip. The landscape design features materials sources from the adjacent mountains. TBG Dallas Managing Principal, Seth Atwell, says something he’s always loved about the project is “the creative designs of the pool that take advantage of the incredible ocean views.”

Desert Diamond West Valley Casino — Glendale, Arizona
Owned and operated by the Tohono O’Odham Nation, Desert Diamond West Valley Casino is a resort that pays homage to its history and environment. TBG was responsible for the entire site’s landscape architecture services and designed a second to none entry feature that reflects the star-filled night sky and galaxies. The site is also scattered with barrel cactus, which are meaningful to the O’Odham, appearing on the Great Seal of the Nation.

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa — Bastrop, Texas
Situated along the lower Colorado River, Lost Pines is a luxurious getaway with zero indication of its close proximity to Texas’ capitol city. The resort and spa transport its guests, with incredible site amenities, native plants uniting the landscapes, and extensive trails connecting both. TBG instituted on-site wastewater treatment for irrigating all landscape areas, including the golf course, minimizing potable water use.