As the Shinola Hotel inches closer to its winter opening, renderings have been released of the interiors.
Architecture Digest talked to designer Christine Gachot of Gachot Studios about the transformation of the building. Gachot has also designed Shinola flagship stores in Brooklyn and Los Angeles. The overall aesthetic—which spans across several old and new buildings of a city block downtown—is going for an engaging “living room for Detroit” kind of feel.
According to AD, areas in the hotel will be warm, inviting, and set up to look like a living room. The conservatory below will be located in the annex, a new build on Farmer Street.
High ceilings in the hallways and a multi-level skybridge over an activated alley will connect the multiple buildings.
Gachot said the hotel will use high-quality fabrics, specialty items, and some vintage pieces to create a special experience for guests. It’s also expected to have multiple bars and restaurants along Woodward, Farmer Street, and the alley.