Summit Dolce, Cincinnati
Renovation, Urban Hotel / USA / HBA Atlanta / Completed in 2018
The Summit, a Dolce Hotel by Wyndham is a boutique, adaptive re-use project with its history woven into the design. Architects transformed the structure into a nine story, 239-guestroom boutique hotel aimed at the business traveler with a strong emphasis on group conferencing and collaborative spaces. Cincinnati is a thriving Midwestern city with a budding art culture. The design vision for the hotel interiors was to marry inspiration from the building’s industrial roots in combination with modern, art centric features to create a unique experience for business groups. The lobby has 20-foot ceilings with the original exposed sandblasted columns, stained concrete floors and an industrial metal clad floating staircase. Modern flexible seating welcomes guests waiting for their group or working alone. An artistic metal screen reception desk with display case for industrial factory parts and a massive modern abstract art mural act as a colorful visual. Linear light slots wrap from the ceiling down the wall.