Hotel Kansas City

  • Prize
    Honorable Mention in Interior Design / Renovation
  • Company/Firm
    KTGY Simeone Deary Design Group
  • Lead Designer
    Lisa Simeone, Sara Talleux
  • Design Team
    Dara Jenthanomma, Fabiola Troncoso, Laura Middleton, Justin Brown, Alejandro Franch, Mark St.Romain
  • Architect
    O'Bryan Partnership Architecture
  • Interior Designer
    KTGY Simeone Deary Design Group
  • Location
    Kansas City, MO, USA
  • Project Date
    October 24, 2021

This renovated hotel’s design chronicles the evocative history of the building it calls home – from cigar-cured rooms of a members-only social club to cocktails and parties with presidents and politicians. This history, combined with the structure’s recognizable and celebrated architecture, guided designers as they created a modern hotel equipped with charm, comfort and just a hint of intrigue.
Woven throughout the lobby is a mix of contemporary and original chandeliers, gothic details, and a punctuating staircase – all serving as reminders of the iconic club that once was. With natural woods, stones of yellow, and jewel-tone accents, the color palette is classic yet spirited.
Victorian-inspired guestrooms were designed to evoke whimsy through elements of surprise and unexpectedly magical moments while balancing timeless styles with unconventional twists. Drapery resembles dress necklines, side lamps mirror skirt hoops, and bathroom double doors mimic armoires, while soft, feminine shapes contrast the antique masculinity of the building’s architecture.
Overall, the design reveres the past while incorporating a level of well-placed modernity to reflects an inclusive future.