A Sneak Preview of the Juniper Lounge
by TruexCullins, October 22, 2012
Anticipation is mounting on the west end of Cherry Street. You may have seen the 200 foot crane towering over the downtown block as the city’s newest hotel takes shape. Hotel Vermont is set to open in Spring 2013, and we are looking forward to a very grand opening.
This photo, taken earlier this month, shows the progress being made on the exterior envelope. The hotel, designed by Smith Buckley Architects, occupies a formerly underutilized parcel on Cherry Street, between Macy’s and the Courtyard Marriott. The hotel will be in an ideal downtown location, halfway between the waterfront and the Church Street marketplace.
Meanwhile, our work on the interior is continuing, with the design of natural materials, custom furnishings and dramatic lighting.
On the main floor, the heart of the hotel will be the Juniper Lounge.
With juices and pastries in the morning, and creative cocktails in the evening, this is a fluid and flexible space that will change accordingly throughout the day. We recently produced these photorealistic renderings of the bar area, with actual materials and colors. The bar features a local wood floor and wall finishes of white oak and black slate. The space looks out to an outdoor terrace with a fire pit and lake views. (Click to enlarge.)