Rottet Studio, Houston
By Mary Scoviak
Harmonize historic luxury with an unpredictable, fresh attitude in a mountain manor that would impress the brand’s originator, John Jacob Astor.
As part of a $40 million interior/exterior renovation, the floor plan was completely restructured to provide panoramic mountain views from anywhere in the hotel. Astor would love the nods to the Gilded Age—the reception area chandeliers, the antiqued oak flooring and details like the dark metal door frames in the lobby. But he’d also appreciate the touches relevant to modern tastemakers, including the leather bed and desk designed by fashion legend Ralph Lauren and
a bold, contemporary art collection.
“I love the use of texture and the amazing level of detail. The consistent level of refinement across the public spaces makes it a standout.”—Ed Bakos
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