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Set against a curvaceous tile wall, the marble fireplace
is a highlight of the Kimpton Sylvan Hotel's lobby

Natural light filters through the
lobby's stained-glass windows

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A communal table in the lobby is
backed by black and white artwork

In a suite, moss hues connect the
hotel to its " urban forest " setting

Photos by CRIS MOLINA

Despite an awkward 1990s renovation, Matthew Goodrich fell in
love with the circa-1952 residential building in Atlanta's Buckhead
neighborhood slated to become the Kimpton Sylvan Hotel. " Because it
was hacked up so much, it was easier to reimagine its ethos. We wanted
to go back to the bare bones and bring in that gorgeous, clean, white
midcentury look, " explains the founder and principal of New York
design studio Goodrich, which handled all the public spaces. (The 217
moss- and gray-hued guestrooms were completed in-house.)
An elegant tone is set in the lobby, where a marble fireplace set
against a backdrop of undulating tile takes centerstage. Softly colored
stained-glass windows also filter in natural light and provide glimpses
of the abundant surrounding greenery. Meanwhile, at the forthcoming
Willow Bar, a covered alfresco haunt hidden inside a secret garden
behind the hotel, " you're literally sheltering under a tree canopy, " he
says. That immersion in nature is also felt at the soon-to-open rooftop
destination St. Julep. Ensconced on the wraparound terrace, " there are
so many large trees around you, it feels like you're in a treehouse. "
Unlike these light, verdant spaces, the Betty takes an intentionally
moodier path. Reminiscent of bygone Hollywood supper clubs, the
restaurant has a glamorous air, expressed through leather, deep blue
tones, and wooden blinds, but Goodrich ensured the room wasn't
too polished. Tongue-in-cheek retro velvet paintings, for example-
artworks that Goodrich says " straddle the precious and accessible " -are
on display, harmonizing with the custom sinuous banquettes made
from the same material.
After watching a documentary about the late madcap Atlanta
landscape designer Ryan Gainey, who purposely placed weeds and
discordant plants to underscore the beauty of a garden, Goodrich and
his team were compelled " to add our own little sparks to the hotel. The
vintage details, the patterns, and the textures that catch your eye, they
make it feel human. " hd


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Hospitality Design - February/March 2021

Hospitality Design - February/March 2021
contents
from the editor
behind the design
sketchbook
places: secondary u.s. cities
places: upstate new york
brand identity: kimpton
interview: space copenhagen + chef sergio herman
interview: on our radar
by the numbers: moynihan train hall
profile: lori weitzner
made in america
casegoods
flooring
wallcoverings
far and away
far and away: overview
far and away: japan
far and away: africa
far and away: italy
far and away: china
far and away: nashville
far and away: mexico
far and away: copenhagen
ad index
back space: antionette carroll
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - Intro
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - Hospitality Design - February/March 2021
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - Cover2
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 1
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 2
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 3
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 4
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - contents
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 6
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 7
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - from the editor
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 9
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - behind the design
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 11
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 12
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 13
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 14
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - sketchbook
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 16
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 17
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 18
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 19
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Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - places: secondary u.s. cities
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 23
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 24
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 25
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - places: upstate new york
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Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 29
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 30
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Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 34
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - brand identity: kimpton
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 36
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Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 38
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Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 42
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 43
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 44
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 45
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - interview: space copenhagen + chef sergio herman
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 47
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 48
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - interview: on our radar
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 50
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 51
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 52
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 53
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 54
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - by the numbers: moynihan train hall
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 56
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - profile: lori weitzner
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 58
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - made in america
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 60
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 61
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - casegoods
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 63
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - flooring
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 65
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 66
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - wallcoverings
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 68
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 69
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 70
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 71
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 72
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - far and away
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - far and away: overview
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 75
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - far and away: japan
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 77
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 78
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 79
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 80
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - far and away: africa
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 82
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 83
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - far and away: italy
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 85
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 86
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 87
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - far and away: china
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 89
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 90
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 91
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - far and away: nashville
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 93
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 94
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 95
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - far and away: mexico
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 97
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 98
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 99
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - far and away: copenhagen
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 101
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - ad index
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - 103
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - back space: antionette carroll
Hospitality Design - February/March 2021 - Cover3
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