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3 4 3. Kitchen Notes' interior features a vintage design of repurposed materials and items from local antique stores. 268 4. Subtle nods to music are found throughout the hotel, such as in Bob's Steak & Chop House, where one wall showcases vintage microphones. May 2014 Nashville Hotel. "The industrial quality and urban fabric were a very important part of our building aesthetic," explains Eddie Abeyta, principal of the Dallas-based architecture firm. To start, Abeyta deconstructed the 810,000-square-foot hotel, creating major entry points from the lobby, coffee shops, and restaurants. Since the hotel is located in the 5th Avenue entertainment district, a major pedestrian connector, "We wanted the restaurants to engage with the streetscape," Abeyta says. While the hotel's exterior welcomes guests and locals inside, Looney & Associates extended a feeling of warmth through the interiors. An "urban elegance with a vintage touch" is reflected in the regional artwork and locally sourced materials throughout the 800-room hotel, says Hayley Morgan Heider, interior designer at Looney. "When we first started working on this, we asked 'What is Nashville?'" she says. Because music is so ingrained in the fabric of the city, Heider and designer Holly Doyel, who also worked on the project, knew they had to pay tribute to Nashville's musical roots without being over-the-top. "It was important to not make it too literal in terms of music," Doyel adds. The lobby is inspired by the anatomy of a guitar. The main point of circulation is the guitar's "sound hole," leading guests to rooms, restaurants, and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, which is attached to the hotel. The body of the guitar is reproduced at the registration desk, where the curvature of the burled walnut paneling mimics stacked guitars and bronze inlays in

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Hospitality Design - May 2014
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from the editor
business sense state of the industry
trends millennials
places berlin
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interview the trump organization
interview tao group
interview david seargeant
interview valeriano antonioli
5 questions for robert mckinley
profile cecilia dupire
trends rich fabrics
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hd expo preview
from the show director
roger thomas
conference highlights
an nam
night market elements
the line
renaissance barcelona fi ra
hard rock hotel palm springs
ace los angeles
omni nashville hotel
regent phuket cape panwa
only you hotel & lounge
hyatt atlanta midtown
the royal snail
row nyc
st. cecilia
sophie’s at saks fi fth avenue
herringbone los angeles
old crow smokehouse
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