Monday, April 27, 2009

IIDA Tour - Citizen Hotel

New Hotel Suite
Original Roof Detail
Original Ceiling in Entry
Last Thursday, IIDA arranged a tour of The Citizen Hotel. Our speakers for the evening were Kipp Blewett, the developer and Brendon Koon of Vitae, the Architect on record. They explained how the project came to be and the many trials and tribulations of the process. We then got to tour three of the guest rooms, including the ‘presidential suite’. Keep in mind, this is a Boutique Hotel – which equates to charming, eclectic and cozy. The building itself has few original pieces intact – one area being the original marble staircase and in the entry, the ceiling. Overall, IIDA had 20 students attend, as well as 20 professionals – a great turn out!


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