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2 0 18 G O L D K E Y AWA R D S

BEST LOBBY UPSCALE
FINALIST

KIMPTON HOTEL BORN
DENVER

DESIGN FIRM: Semple Brown Design P.C., Denver
THE COMMISSION: Use literal building blocks-bricks-in the interior design

to evoke the neighborhood's industrial past. Bring in natural materials to keep a
strong visual touchpoint with the modern Alpine style.
THE CHARRETTE: Finding a way to stand out without stylistic showboating was

key. "The design, like the city it inhabits, establishes its presence not through its
extravagance but through its thoughtfulness," says Sarah Semple-Brown, principal,
Semple Brown Design P.C. So, the team took the emphasis off the FF&E and put it
on the architectural shell of the space.
THE COOL STUFF: Don't expect to find piles of fur, cushions or any other "soft stuff "
here. Instead, it's the careful balance of wood, concrete and metal that creates a sense
of ease. The warm colors of wood on walls, floors (and some ceilings) create a handsome, cocoon-like embrace. Board-formed concrete walls combined with knotty pine
paneling, custom floor-to-ceiling window screens and walnut herringbone floors use
detail and contrasting textures to break up the expanses of boards and/or paneling.
THE CARRY-OUT: Even the most specific aesthetic is ripe for a freethinking twist.
Dialing back the intricacy of the light fixture gives the space a cleaner feel and
highlights the architecture. What a bright idea.

SOURCES
OWNER: Continuum Partners, LLC, Denver, Colorado; OPERATOR: Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant
Group, San Francisco, California : DESIGN FIRM: Semple Brown Design, P.C., Denver, Colorado
(interior design and design architect): Sarah Semple-Brown, principal; Erin Parker and Haily Tweedie,
associates; ARCHITECT OF RECORD: BOKA Powell, Dallas; PURCHASING COMPANY: The
Carroll Adams Group, Orlando, Florida; GENERAL CONTRACTOR: G.E. Johnson, Denver, Colorado;
DESIGN CONSULTANTS: Ellen Bruss Design, Denver (branding); Adam Lerner, director, Museum of
Contemporary Art , Denver (art curation); ARCHITECTURAL MATERIALS: Acierno & Company; EFCO;
G.E Johnson; VOGO Cabinets & Edge Construction; Wolf-Gordon; ART & ACCESSORIES: Bloom
by Anuschka; FABRICS: Abraham Moon & Sons; Maharam; Moore & Giles; FLOORCOVERINGS:
Isberian Rugs; Kasthall; Shaver-Ramsey Fine Rugs; FURNITURE: Coast to Coast; George Smith
Furniture; Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams; Smilow Furniture; Porta Romana; LIGHTING: Arteriors; Roll
& Hill; Vibia; Workstead; USONA; SIGNAGE: Ellen Bruss Design; Ekstrand Creative, LLC

FINALIST

DESIGN FIRM: Rottet Studio, Houston
THE COMMISSION: Bust the stereotype

that airport hotel design has to be as tired as
the jet-lagged passengers who stay there. Use
the Renaissance brand's mandate of "Business Unusual" to generate an unexpectedly
dramatic space with high-low contrasts in
materials and experiences, what Rottet Studio
president and founding principal Lauren
Rottet calls "true place-making" and design
that makes guests look again (and again).

SOURCES
CLIENT: Grove Street Partners, Atlanta; DESIGN FIRM: Rottet Studio, Houston: Lauren
Rottet, president and founding principal; David Davis, founding principal; Enrique
Vela and James Cull, associate principals; Ashley Liu, interior designer; ARCHITECT:
Rule Joy Trammell + Rubio, LLC, Atlanta; PURCHASING COMPANY: Benjamin
West, Louisville, Colorado; GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Batson-Cook Co., Atlanta;
DESIGN CONSULTANTS: Lux et Veritas Design, Inc., Atlanta (lighting); NETWORK
TECHNOLOGIES, INC, Aurora, Ohio (audiovisual); STANLEY D. LINDSEY & ASSOCIATES,
Atlanta (structural engineering); GRAY & POSTELL, INC., Atlanta (MEP engineering);
LAI ENGINEERING, Atlanta (civil engineering); Ballentine Walker Smith Inc., Kennesaw,
Georgia (acoustics); ART: Corinne Adams; Anne Irwin Fine Art; Art Touch Collection;
Nicole Cohen; Ryan Coleman; Sarah Emerson; Mary Meade Evans; Matt Hebermehl;
Gregg Irby Gallery; IndieWalls; James Leng; Kalisher; Sandler Hudson Gallery;
Savannah College of Art and Design; WOODWORK: Mortensen Woodwork, Inc.

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THE CHARRETTE: "The public areas of the hotel

each offer a unique point of view that reinforces
different parts of a traveler's journey - departure,
arrival, and homecoming," says Rottet. Spaces for
working, relaxing and drinking within that whole
meets guests' ever-evolving needs.
THE CHALLENGE: Squeezing a lobby bar,
meeting rooms, studio (complete with art

supplies, but the space's main purpose is
as a nontraditional business center) and, of
course, check-in into one open space, however
large, requires more than geometry. The
team turned to intentionally different material palettes. Hazel & Hickory, the bar, has a
worn-in neighborhood hangout vibe with raw
concrete ceilings. The reception area, with its
mural, has pristine white pieces instead.
THE COOL STUFF: Outsized and/or highdrama statements can be impactful and
subtle at the same time. A mural with a map
silhouette reinforces Atlanta's role as a global
gateway. Chronicles of Narnia-inspired public
restrooms (each door represents a different
season) bring in an offbeat literary twist.
THE CARRY-OUT: Meghan Trainor was right.
There are no excuses. Bold design knows no
boundaries of size or project type. Just book a
layover in Atlanta to find out.

C O U R T E S Y O F I N T E R C O N T I N E N TA L H O T E L S G R O U P ( K I M P T O N H O T E L B O R N ) ;
E R I C L A I G N E L ( R E N A I S S A N C E AT L A N TA A I R P O R T G AT E WAY H O T E L )

RENAISSANCE ATLANTA AIRPORT
GATEWAY HOTEL


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2018 Gold Key Awards: The Why Factor
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Products: Lighting
Exit Interview
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