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An American Landmark Gets a Makeover

Iconic amusement park Knott’s Berry Farm is considered one of America’s “must see” attractions. Southern California natives and visitors alike return to this historic park every year, which had its humble beginnings in 1920 as a simple roadside stand owned and operated by the Knott family. Eventually the location evolved into the famous Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant, which first opened in 1934, before shops, roller coasters, and other attractions were added. Read more

Patio Makeover for a Famous Jail-Turned-Hot-Spot!

In operation from 1851 to 1990, the Charles Street Jail of Boston, Massachusetts, temporarily housed some of the world’s most famous people, from Malcolm X to suffragette protesters. Reformed in 2007 as the Liberty Hotel, a luxury boutique hotel set in the Beacon Hill neighborhood, the old jail has become a hot spot for locals and tourists alike. What was once the jail’s “drunk tank,” where inebriated disturbers-of-the-peace were placed to dry out, is now a chic eatery called the Alibi Bar & Lounge. Earlier this year, the Alibi’s general manager came to us for ideas on revamping their patio. Here’s what happened next. Read more

The Marriott Hotel took going green to a new level with Artificial Boxwood Hedges.

Marriott Irvine Goes Green with Artificial Plants

Defining outdoor space has become an essential part of any commercial architecture in the 21st century. As walls are to rooms so, too, are privacy boxwood hedges, artificial plants and concrete half walls. When considering exterior improvements, the boxwood hedge and green walls have raised aesthetic appeal in not only savvy modernization plans. They have additional advantage in boosting the bottom line for businesses looking to cut costs which live foliage maintenance requires. What’s more, faux plants like the boxwood hedge and artificial plants in general hold color infinitely longer than their live counterparts. It was for these reasons and more that Marriott Irvine’s design firm, Leo A Daly, recommended Artificial Plants Unlimited to help modernize the hotel’s Floe Lounge outdoor hospitality space.

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