Located in a 1973 bank and opened in March 2018, Oliver Hospitality's Fairlane Hotel has a retro design scheme courtesy of the NYC-based design team Reunion Goods & Services which has worked with the Oliver group on a number of conversions of historic properties to boutique hotels. Beloved New York deli Mile End Delicatessen is in the house along with design that tips its hat to a Mad Men-meets-company man Seventies look.
Design firm Reunion Goods & Services has worked on a number of properties with Oliver Hospitality including the recently opened Fairlane Hotel in Nashville. Director of Interiors at Reunion Laura Flam describes the firm's retro style as entailing "a passion for history, both in architecture and art. We combine that knowledge with more contemporary sensibilities to create spaces that are layered with detail and feel both timeless and yet forward-thinking."
Located in Haromsxzek, Daniel Castle may not be what you think of when castles come to mind. Castles in this region of Transylvania were significantly smaller than castles in other parts of Europe, but this 374-year-old castle turned hotel is beautifully crafted and full of history. It’s the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of the world, while still offering you all of the comforts of modern day life.
Who wouldn't want to stay in this rustic style hotel room? The main feature in this bedroom at the Ace Hotel is an exposed black brick wall. A platform bed made with white and black linens anchors the room and side tables with black table lamps act as bedside tables. The room's hardwood is laid in a zig-zag pattern, Chevron-like pattern and an antique table and stool act as a work station.
The spare, futuristic lobby of New York City's Yotel—inspired in part by Japanese capsule hotels—with its self-service Ground Control kiosks and Yobot robot that stores guests' luggage, embraces the future-is-now, clean, streamlined aesthetic that Apple has popularized.
In Germany’s Black Forest, a former jail has been revamped, opening as the Hotel Liberty in 2017. With a challenging starting point of crude brickwork and angular beams, the design team at Knoblauch added inviting touches. The delicate glass cube, spanning what was once the prison yard, now houses the light-filled lobby.
Hotel Covington was initially a high-end department store. The interior offers a peek into its fashionable past with towering ceilings, concrete columns and a traditional Covington home color palette of aubergine, sage and navy. In homage to Kentucky’s bourbon legacy, local woodworking studio Grainwell has created a spirited large-scale installation using bourbon barrels.
Your bedroom may not have all the space of a guest suite, like the one planned for West Elm Hotels, but you can draw inspiration from the home retailer's visionary space. A cart to hold items for a nightcap or reading material could serve as an attractive and multi-functional item beside a bed or in a sitting area. Or bring local art or bespoke furniture for a hospitable home.
Located in the original Detroit Fire Department Headquarters, a circa-1929 Neoclassical building, the Detroit Foundation Hotel opened in 2017. Authentic firehouse features, such as the iconic red arched doors where the fire engines would pass, have been maintained. Original glazed brick tiles seamlessly mesh with modern lighting fixtures by Incite Design.