Designers . Wanderers . Airport Bar Creatives . Experience Collectors


our mission

When we are developing hotels we take a very close look at the overall market and the specific neighborhood where the property is located. We look at the history of the building, the past identities, the current use. We feel that connection to neighborhood, to history and to people; the grit and the beauty, is what fuels a memorable experience. We imagine what is going to happen next in that market and try to figure out what void we will be filling. Eventually our process unveils a unique identity tale for the individual location and we move from there to creating a design direction, brand touchpoints and a service culture that will be complementary to the story. Every aspect of the hotel needs to come back to and relate to this—this is what makes people connect to and feel about an experience rather than just appreciate a comfortable bed or fast wireless internet. It is what separates our hotels from generic big box hotels. We think it’s one of the things that gives us soul.

Hotel design should be an extension of culture and locale—the beauty and the grit.
— M. Kennedy