The Siren Hotel
The Siren Hotel opened its doors to the public in downtown Detroit, Michigan last month to much acclaim. Boasting spectacular interiors abounding in varied colours, textures and materials. The hotel takes pride of place inside the Wurlitzer Building, a historic landmark in Detroit, vacant since 1982. Designed by architect Robert Finn in 1926, the building originally belonged to Rudolph Wurlitzer – of the Wurlitzer family – the biggest supplier and manufacturer of musical instruments in America.
A collaborative project between design studio ASH NYC and Quinn Evans Architects, they extensively renovated the decaying 55,000 square foot building, creating 106 guest rooms, two retail spaces and seven communal areas for drinking and dining. The design carefully considers the building’s history and exudes an old world charm, apparent in the hotel’s more decorative elements and materials.
The building’s intricate façade features ornamental details in Neo-Renaissance style. The Renaissance revival is continued indoors with travertine floors, plaster ceiling details and glass panelled walls as a backdrop for vintage and custom furniture and lighting.
The Hideout, The Chamber Suite, The Playroom and The Parlour are all available to guests and house plush beds, custom Italian linens and hand-loomed blankets. The bedroom walls are painted in pastel hues whilst statement furniture injects character and personality. The furniture is a mixture of custom pieces and vintage finds, which have been sourced from local design houses in Detroit. Unafraid of colour and bold patterns, ASH NYC designed the en-suites with custom terrazzo tiles – the result is an explosion of colour, mesmerising at every angle.
With an abundance of history embedded in the building and an assortment of colours, patterns and styles dazzling you in every detail, The Siren Hotel is destined to reinvigorate the famous Detroit landmark.
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