Hotel Phillips Begins Multi-Million Dollar Renovation
International Design Firm Duncan·Miller·Ullmann Leading Exterior Design and Interior Renovations at Historic Kansas City Property
Kansas City, Mo. (May 2011) — The Hotel Phillips in downtown Kansas City has begun a property wide multi-million dollar renovation. The well-respected international design firm Duncan·Miller·Ullmann, designers of Hotel ZaZa and other experiential properties, is overseeing all aspects of the exterior and interior renovations. The renovation will meticulously accent and preserve the hotel’s
Commenting on the renovation, Dan Bergmann, Hotel Phillips’ general manager, stated, “We are extremely excited with this project, as it will give the city the most elegant historic hotel with high quality amenities, coupled with the exceptional guest services Hotel Phillips has been consistently recognized for throughout the years. Our overriding goal is to be able to offer Kansas City a unique downtown hotel. Duncan·Miller·Ullmann understood our vision for this renovation from our first meeting and it is a pleasure working with a firm that has such an outstanding reputation in the hospitality design field.”
Kimberly Miller, the designer from Duncan·Miller·Ullmann overseeing the renovation commented, “With Hotel Phillips we wanted to showcase the detailing and feel of the Art Deco era throughout the property. The statue of Dawn in the lobby was our inspiration for the hotel with her striking and majestic presence. This inspiration is reflected in the photos we selected for the rooms, the artwork behind the front desk and in the murals in the elevator lobbies. Dawn provides a creative thread throughout the hotel – a continuity and connection to the past.”
The hotel’s lobby and other public areas will retain the original 1930’s inlaid marble floors and pillars, walnut and wrought iron
The 217 guest rooms will also offer guests a sense of welcome and hospitality. They will showcase custom designed furniture and accent pieces. The color palates will be warm neutrals with tasteful accents of deep blue. The carpeting is dramatic with a large scale pattern paired with deep earthy undertones. Fabrics are very tailored to achieve a high end residential experience. The original architectural details of all the rooms will be restored and embellished with daring accents of color. The bathrooms will have mirrors and other elements created just for Hotel Phillips.
The hotel’s new exterior lighting will impart a sense of drama and arrival. It is designed to accentuate the hotel’s historic stone detailing. Porte-cochere lighting will include decorative chandeliers hung from under the canopy. When completed, Hotel Phillips’ exterior will provide an elegant preview of the comfortable sophistication that awaits and welcomes guests.
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