Brief: Renovate guestrooms and suites incorporating Renaissance’s directive to create an intriguing, unique and authentic lifestyle branded hotel reflecting Richardson’s local culture and landscape. Renaissance tasked Studio HBA to design guestrooms with the ambiance of a personal residence or a pied-à-terre.
Concept: Serving the thriving Richardson, TX local business community, Renaissance Richardson is located in a bustling urban commercial center in the telecommunications hub. The guestroom renovation establishes a dialogue between Richardson’s business emphasis, and the notion of “welcoming hospitality”.
The interiors embody an “urban west” aesthetic, combining the mystique of the old west and urban southern style with abstract modern expressions. This concept is reflected in comfortable furnishings and fabrics, playful details and art that provide a touchstone to the locale and it’s history. Easy access to connectivity for computers and phones mirror the hotel’s high tech telecommunications location for today’s savvy traveler.
Design: The guestrooms are comfortable and inviting with thoughtful attention to detail and comfort, drawing from the community and local culture to give the guest a sense of place with residential touches- a home-away-from-home with a twist.
Upon entering, the guest is greeted by custom entry mats in each room with varying Texas motifs such as a long horn, oil derrick and lone star, a reminder that you’re in Texas. A modern pony express leather mail bag hangs on the wall as an art piece, featuring upcoming local event announcements enticing guests to explore the area. When opening the closet, the guest finds an unexpected surprise, a wall-to-wall over scaled colorful graphic depicting Stetson cowboy hats, stacked jeans, cowboy boots. Put your feet up on the paisley embossed leather ottoman next to a modern end table inspired by a milking stool.
The desk is over scaled and features a world globe that projects a whimsical light graphic on the ceiling when the lights are out- “stay awhile”. The custom art program speaks to the area, a rustic black metal rod hangs over the bed with an eclectic collection of interesting pieces such as a metal sign saying “TX”, and a watercolor of a vintage phone alluding to the telecommunications center.
The bathroom boasts a floor to ceiling Richardson landscape mural assembled in woven strips as art in the bath. The cow head hook is the perfect place to hang a robe.