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  • Rosewood Mansion unveils new renovations

    Daniel Fountain
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    Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek has debuted a dramatically redesigned property in celebration of its 30th anniversairy.The hotel’s 143 newly appointed rooms and suites and restyled lobby have been unveiled this month and feature a collaborative effort of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts and San Francisco-based design firm BAMO.

    Rosewood Mansion, managing director, Duncan Graham said: “As the only Five Star, Five Diamond hotel in Texas, it’s important for Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek to be the most timeless, refined property in the industry. Maintaining our tradition of awards and recognition is critical, and this stunning redesign sets the tone for the next three decades.”

    The new design begins with the lobby, as guests are greeted with custom, limed oak reception and concierge desks.

    Expanding on a concept cantered on soft tones and cool colours, BAMO designer Michael Booth was careful to keep the space refined, not too casual, and never trendy.

    The lobby furnishings and textiles are a juxtaposition of shapes, materials and colour, and a layering of detail and styles reinforces the residential quality.

    The lobby is anchored by a pair of neutral-coloured Michael Taylor sofas and the look is punctuated by highly detailed chairs by John Boone of New York, and four elegant, art-modern club chairs with coral and white Fortuny fabric are the work of William Switzer. Also by Switzer, two exaggerated wing chairs in embossed yellow leather frame the original fireplace.

    Paying homage to The Mansion’s history, antique, stone-topped consoles original to the hotel were artfully restored and they take centre stage in the new lobby design.

    The new colour scheme is a soothing and warm palate that mixes buttery off-whites with light greys and sand colours, then adds The Mansion’s iconic peach colour and coral, red, brown and black for furnishings and accents. Additional ranges of colour are in the artwork, which contrast everything else in the spaces.

    The guest rooms are an extension of the lobby and dining spaces in both style and mood. Paint colours provide subtle continuity from the original home to the hotel rooms, and the look is pulled together with accessories, art and attention to detail.

    The hotel redesign comes on the heels of the restoration of the historic Mansion Restaurant. In 2008, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek introduced the renovated Mansion Restaurant, which featured a mix of historic architectural details and modern art and lighting.

    Daniel Fountain / 14.05.2010

    Editor, Hotel Designs

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