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BEST SUITE
FINALIST

PRESIDENTIAL SUITE, HOTEL NIA, AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION
MENLO PARK, CALIFORNIA

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DESIGN FIRM: McCartan, Inc., New York
THE COMMISSION: Develop a space covered head to toe in

original product design, mirroring the entrepreneurial spirit
of the surrounding Silicon Valley.
THE CHARRETTE: Inspire people to think differently by
repurposing everyday forms and familiar objects, such as with

THE COOL STUFF: For this target audience, extreme
functionality is the ultimate in luxury, and it's embedded
in big and little ways-such as the reading light that
emerges from upholstered headboard wall panels.
THE CARRY-OUT: A top-end suite has to slowly allow
guests to unearth points of discovery in unexpected
places. Look up, to the brass rod ceiling structure,
which is actually lighting. Unfamiliar forms make for
a steady stream of "oohs," "ahhs," and hopefully some
groundbreakers of their own.

FINALIST

THE V SUITE AT THE HOTEL
AT MIDTOWN
CHICAGO

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OWNER/OPERATOR: Steven Schwartz, president and CEO, Midtown Athletic Clubs, Chicago; DESIGN FIRM:
V Starr Interiors, West Palm Beach, Florida: Sonya Haffey, vice president; Michelle Dang, senior designer;
Danielle Michaels, design assistant; ARCHITECT: DMAC Architecture, Evanston, Illinois: Dwayne MacEwen,
principal; Kavitha Marudadu, architect; PURCHASING COMPANY: Construction Concept Management,
Corp., Evanston, Illinois: Wendy Ruttenberg, project manager; GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Construction
Concept Management, Corp., Evanston, Illinois: Trish Stieglitz, project manager; ART & ACCESSORIES:
Cra'ster; Cyan Designs; Gold Leaf Designs; Henry Hanger; Jamie Young; Kalisher; Matouk; room360┬░ by FOH;
Surya; BATH & SPA: Brizo; Lacava; Stone Forest; Toto; FABRICS: Avant Garde Fabrics; Carnegie; Zinc Textile;
FLOORCOVERINGS: Hakwood; Shaw Contract; FURNITURE: CFC-Custom Furniture LA; Mondo Collection;
RH Contract; LIGHTING: Pacific Coast Lighting; Tom Dixon; SURFACING MATERIALS; Caesarstone; Ceramic
Matrix; Modular Arts; WALLCOVERINGS: Benjamin Moore; DuChateau; Eykon Design Resources; Island
Stone; Koroseal; MDC Wallcovering; WINDOW TREATMENTS: Carnegie

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DESIGN FIRM: V Starr Interiors, West
Palm Beach, Florida
THE COMMISSION: Offer a glamorous

respite after a strenuous sweat sesh at
the Midtown Athletic Club. The walls of
the living room are deliberately dark to
help bring down guests' heart rates and
allow them to transition from a highspeed tennis game or intense workout
with a trainer to a more "at home"
relaxed feel. An ethereal bedroom in soft
white tones says "luxe" in a dynamic,
youthful way thanks to touches such as
blown glass pendant fixtures that float
around the head of the bed. Views of
the swimming pool below are a link to
the building's mission as a wellness
hub. The suite's spa-inspired bathroom with a walk-in shower and focus
on luxurious materials like marble and
walnut is an upscale nod to a traditional
locker room.
THE CHARRETTE: The V Suite at

Midtown Athletic Club's new The

OWNER: Ensemble Real Estate Investments,
Long Beach, California; OPERATOR: Sage
Hospitality, Denver; DESIGN FIRM: McCartan Inc.,
New York: Aileen Liu, senior associate/project
director; Eimear McCartan, senior architect/project
director; Irene Chun, senior designer; ARCHITECT:
Cuningham Group Architecture, Culver City,
California; GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Webcor,
San Francisco; ARCHITECTURAL MATERIALS:
Caesarstone; California Drywall; Country Floors;
Crestmark Architectural Millworks; Daltile; Design
and Direct Source; Kember Kreative Interiors;
Nemo Tile; ProSpec, LLC; Superior Stone &
Tile; ART & ACCESSORIES: Carol Lee Pryor;
Kevin Barry Fine Art; BATH & SPA: Architectural
Concepts; Hansgrohe; Mirror Image; FABRICS:
Architex; CF Stinson; Charles Samelson; Chella
Textiles; Demar Leather Company; Fabricut
Contract; Kravet/Lee Jofa; LoomSource; MoniFabrics, Inc.; TRI-KES; Valley Forge Fabrics;
FLOORCOVERINGS: Innovative Carpets; M&M
Design Intl.; Merida; Signature Hospitality Carpets;
FURNITURE: Benchmark Furniture Manufacturing;
Bryan Ashley; Composition Hospitality; D'style
by Kimball Hospitality; Global Allies; Kettal;
Manutti; Oberon Design; Pedrali; RH Contract;
LIGHTING: Mirror Image; Sapphire Chandelier;
Spike Lighting; SURFACING MATERIALS:
Wilsonart; WALLCOVERINGS: Astek Wallcovering;
Carnegie; HD Walls; Koroseal; MDC Wallcovering;
Wolf-Gordon; WINDOW TREATMENTS: Charles
Samelson; Fabric Innovations; Fabtex; Kravet;
Richloom; Valley Forge Fabrics

Hotel at Midtown was designed by
Venus Williams and her team at V
Starr Interiors. "We've known Venus
since she and Serena competed at
Midtown as junior stars," says Steven
Schwartz, president and ceo of
Midtown Athletic Clubs. "Midtown
Athletic Club and The Hotel at
Midtown has been a dream of ours for
more than a decade, and giving Venus
and her team the opportunity to leave
their mark on our dream project was
really fortunate."
THE COOL STUFF: Bold portraits
with singular accents set the tone
for each space, both avant-garde, but
more emboldened in the living room
with a pop of color while the bedroom
is more manicured.
THE CARRY-OUT: Opposites attract.
A smaller suite with two-room offerings can pull off such opposing styles
well, as long as a balanced Yin and
Yang is achieved.

C A R L O S R . H E R N A N D E Z ; A N T H O N Y TA H L I E R P H O T O G R A P H Y

the room number posts, the bedside bird light, the
bathroom art mirror with backlit narrative and more.
"Each has a playful technological undercurrent while
maintaining a connection to nature," explains Aileen
Liu, senior associate/project director for McCartan, Inc.
They also serve as inspiring visual cues for the creative
thinkers of the property's anticipated demographic-
those with a close connection to the surrounding tech
giants of Facebook, Box and Google who will demand
more than just high functionality from the spaces.


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From the Editor
In This Issue
Check Out boutiquedesign.com
The Buzz
2018 Gold Key Awards: The Why Factor
Q+A:S+S=Success
Products: Casegoods
Products: Lighting
Exit Interview
Boutique Design - December 2018 - Intro
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Boutique Design - December 2018 - In This Issue
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Boutique Design - December 2018 - Check Out boutiquedesign.com
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