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BEST HOTEL MIDSCALE
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HOLSTON HOUSE
NASHVILLE

DESIGN FIRM: Stonehill Taylor, New York
THE COMMISSION: Convert an art deco building

into the first purpose-built hotel for the Hyatt
Unbound collection. Preserve historic elements of
the 12-story 1920s property while referencing the
city's famed music scene.
THE CHARRETTE: The designers sought to
complement the exterior's art deco details and
the building's historic craftsmanship while introducing locally sourced materials that capture
the rugged modernism of contemporary Nashville. The team pulled inspiration from the city,
including its 20th century leather goods, the
work of Italian-born designer Peter Nappi and the
raw sounds of musicians such as Jack White and
Johnny Cash.
THE COOL STUFF: The hotel's original marble

staircase leads into the elevated lobby with exposed
wooden beams accenting the ceiling. A light feature
that takes a cue from the Wall of Sound-a system
for recording and performing music first created by
Phil Spector while working in the city-arcs over
the reception entry. Leather wall paneling behind
the front desk and an oversized area rug that references the Tennessee state flag strengthen the sense
of place.
THE CARRY-OUT: Avoid overblown theming
with authentic materials that speak to the locale.
Cognac-colored leather headboards with metal
details, hardwood floors covered with hand-loomed
bamboo silk area rugs and floor-to-ceiling brocade
drapery create a rich look for this historic property. A wallcovering that subtly mimics the visualization of sound waves behind the headboards and
vanity lighting that references vintage phonograph
speakers amp up the musical impact.

SOURCES
OWNER: HRI Properties LLC, New Orleans; OPERATOR: Hyatt Hotels Corp., Chicago; DESIGN FIRM: Stonehill Taylor, New York: Michael Suomi, principal; Sherry Dennis, senior interiors associate; Elaina
Lackaye, interior designer; ARCHITECT: ESa Architects, Nashville; PURCHASING COMPANY: Benjamin West, Louisville, Colorado; GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Bell & Associates Construction, Brentwood,
Tennessee; DESIGN CONSULTANTS: Studio E Lighting (lighting); ART & ACCESSORIES: Eaton Fine Arts; AUDIO/VISUAL & ELECTRONICS: Mood Systems; BATH & SPA: Jaclo; Kohler; FABRICS: Bramson
House; Chella; Concertex; Cortina Leather; David Sutherland; Demar Leather, Justin David Textiles; Kravet Contract; P/Kaufmann; Opuzen; Pallas; Pollack; TRI-KES; United Fabrics; FLOORCOVERINGS:
Clayton Miller; Daltile; Handy Deck; Porcelanosa; Shaw Hospitality; Stonepeak; Taylor Made; Walker Zanger; FURNITURE: Amtrend; Charter Furniture; Lodging Concepts; Neil Allen; Shawn Austin; Quality and
Co.; LIGHTING: Allied Maker; Arteriors; Circa; Eureka; Flos; Mix By Trinity; Rejuvenation; RH Contract; MILLWORK: Cumberland Millwork; MIRRORS: Majestic Mirror; SIGNAGE: Identity Group; SURFACING
MATERIALS: Country Floors; Daltile; Nemo; Walker Zanger; WALLCOVERINGS: Koroseal; Phillip Jeffries; TRI-KES; Innovations; WINDOW TREATMENTS: Bramson House

FREEHAND NEW YORK
DESIGN FIRM: Sydell Group, New York, with ROMAN AND WILLIAMS
BUILDINGS AND INTERIORS, New York
THE COMMISSION: Bring together different design aesthetics in a way

that balances connectivity with privacy. Use bespoke furnishings and
natural materials to marry the historic building's elegance with the brand's
livable ethos.
THE CHARRETTE: Melding American craftsmanship, Italian Renaissance,

Jacobean, Georgian and colonial architectural influences in one unified design
scheme required a mix of careful preservation and clever customization. At
the George Washington Bar, original teak paneling, mahogany millwork, crown
molding and herringbone wood floors pay homage to the first president's
namesake style, while a copy of his portrait by American painter Gilbert Stuart
adds a stately touch to the former library. Existing bones in the Simon & The
Whale restaurant get a new life with iroko millwork and tile cladding.
THE COOL STUFF: Once home to storied writers, musicians and artists,

the 17-story hotel was built in 1928 during a time of rapid development in
Manhattan. A partnership with Bard College puts that soul of creativity at
the forefront. Seventeen of the school's students and alumni were commissioned to create original artworks throughout the hotel: 10 painted murals in
all 394 guestrooms; four installed large-scale sculptures in the public areas;
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one designed the corridors on each guestroom floor; and another photographed the installation process.
THE CARRY-OUT: A free-spirited brand ethos and a cross-cultural locale make

way for eclectic influences. Grand wrought-iron and brass railings and a beauxarts chandelier original to the building recall the property's past life, while a mix
of vintage and found artwork set against a teal wall pumps up the visual impact.

SOURCES
OWNER: AllianceBernstein, New York; Sydell Group, New York; OPERATOR/PURCHASING COMPANY:
Sydell Group, New York; DESIGN FIRMS: Sydell Group, New York; ROMAN AND WILLIAMS BUILDINGS
AND INTERIORS, New York; ARCHITECT: IBI Group, New York; GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Spring Roc,
New York; DESIGN CONSULTANTS: L'Observatoire (lighting, Simon & The Whale); Sean O'Connor
(lighting, public spaces); Urbangreen (landscape)

DAV I D M I T C H E L L P H O T O G R A P H Y ( H O L S T O N H O U S E ) ; A D R I A N G A U T ( F R E E H A N D N E W YO R K )

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From the Editor
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Check Out boutiquedesign.com
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2018 Gold Key Awards: The Why Factor
Q+A:S+S=Success
Products: Casegoods
Products: Lighting
Exit Interview
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