Room varieties are organized by daring colors at this lodge in Louisville, Kentucky, which was designed by US hospitality group Bunkhouse and Philadelphia-based design studio Rohe Inventive.
Positioned in Louisville’s East Market district, also called NuLu (New Louisville), Resort Genevieve occupies a brand new six-storey, black-brick constructing that is inside strolling distance of a few of the metropolis’s greatest vacationer sights.
The lodge takes its identify from a regional kind of limestone, Saint Genevieve, which is a key ingredient in native bourbon manufacturing and in addition prevalent in Texas, the place operator Bunkhouse relies.
The corporate collaborated with Rohe Inventive on the interiors, that are supposed to reference Louisville’s historical past.
Within the foyer, pink tones of terrazzo flooring are echoed within the plasterwork behind the reception desk, surrounding an equestrian-themed mural.
Artworks are displayed on white partitions and in entrance of crimson velvet curtains to type a gallery across the foyer seating areas and corridors.
The adjoining all-day restaurant, Rosettes, serves meals made with native components and is influenced by al fresco Parisian cafes and chef Ashleigh Shanti’s Southern background. This shiny, brasserie-like area combines green-tiled flooring with vibrant eating chairs and retro lighting fixtures.
“Richly embellished, every design accent tells a narrative, from daring usages of color to a playful mixture of classic and fashionable furnishings, and a vivacious artwork program that includes native expertise,” mentioned the lodge group.
A mini market on the bottom flooring, which is “half comfort retailer, half pop artwork set up”, sells regionally sourced provisions, handmade artisanal items, and low and snacks to go.
There’s additionally a darkish and moody speakeasy-style bar with lounge seats and a golden vaulted ceiling.
“Luxurious and female architectural particulars deliver life to the area and reference the town’s namesake, King Louis XVI, closely that includes Louisville’s vibrant native natural world, with goldenrod [plants] shining all through the suites and ground-floor restaurant,” mentioned the lodge group.
The lodge’s 122 visitor rooms are every painted a definite color that correlates with their dimension or kind. These hues cowl the partitions and ceilings, and in addition lengthen into the loos by way of flooring and bathe tiles.
Smaller rooms, together with the King Louie and Petite King classes, function a blue palette, whereas the marginally bigger Double Queens are embellished in a terracotta hue.
4 Grand King rooms accommodate a seating space and are additionally painted blue, whereas a further 4 Suite Genevieve rooms have a separate front room and are colored yellow.
All the rooms boast customized options and fittings by ROHE, in addition to work and prints by Kentucky-born artist John Paul Kesling.
The rooftop venue, Bar Genevieve, serves cocktails and French-Mediterranean meals from an indoor area that opens to the outside.
The bar space is accented with deep teal colors throughout the counter, stool seats, arched window frames and floor-to-ceiling velvet curtains that can be utilized to divide up the room.
Resort Genevieve has additionally partnered with native organisations Black Soil Kentucky, Louisville Orchestra, and the Olmsted Parks Conservancy for programming throughout its diverse communal areas.
Kentucky attracts guests for its bourbon manufacturing and horse racing heritage, and demand for high-end lodging within the state seems to be on the rise: a brand new five-star lodge known as The Manchester additionally lately opened in Lexington.
Bunkhouse operates a number of properties throughout North America, together with the Austin Motel and close by Resort Magdalena, Phoenix Resort in San Francisco and Resort San Cristóbal in Los Cabos, Mexico.
The pictures is by Nick Simonite.