Arent&Pyke know the benefit of staying in a hotel and feeling truly at home. It is not about replicating home, but it is about nurturing our very human need for rest and relaxation, for adventure and inspiration. There is when holidaying, a supreme hope for calm, for private space, for familiar objects we can relate to. But this must be balanced with stimulation for the senses above and beyond that which we find in our own homes and in our day-to-day existences. In the Arent&Pyke studio we have been dreaming about the very nature of a home away from home…
A place that gets the balance just so is the Hotel San José, a boutique hotel in Austin, Texas. With its honesty, pure austerity, subtle texture and layered materials & surfaces, the San José has well and truly captured our imaginations. The hotel has been designed by San Antonio architecture firm Lake/Flato and is a beautiful example of how to capture the imagination of the guest by celebrating the palette and history of the hotel and its location. The very Texan minimalist style creates a unique voice that is proudly local and of its place. Exposed and sparsely painted hardwood timbers, handmade furniture, saddle leather chairs, vintage mexican style textiles and a variety of quaint mixed floral cottons sit comfortably beside the iconic contemporary mod cons of Malin & Goetz bath products, Tolomeo lamps, guest bicycles, kimono robes and pet-friendly holidaying. It is all about the layering and we love it.
Hotel San José