ROCKVILLE, MD—The Hotel Goodwin reopens after being closed for a decade in Hartford, CT. Jonathan Nehmer + Associates and HVS Design, architecture, interior design and project management firms provided the services for Hartford’s only boutique hotel.
Originally, the building was built as apartments in the 1880s and converted to a hotel a century later. The original ornate facade of the building remains today. The hotel now has 124 guestrooms including several loft-style rooms and six suites. It also has over 5,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, fitness center, bar/lounge area and Harlan Brasserie, an 80-seat bistro-inspired restaurant.
The design team facilitated design that incorporates the historic factor of the building while also being bright, bold and catering to the needs of today’s guest. The end result embraces the historic features with modern flair.
The front desk has a black marble inset within a paneled black wood jewel box enclosure and is accented with brass and metal details. Milk glass pendants in asymmetrical styles and unique furniture arrangements compliment the bar/lounge area. The meeting space has white walls accented with charcoal detail with brass and linear crystal lighting illuminating the space.
The guestroom design captures the hotel’s vintage charm while displaying contemporary style and amenities. The color palette is neutral with bold color and natural elements. The original fireplaces in the rooms were refurbished as well as the built-in wooden closets. The bathrooms are oversized and done in subway tile with dark, wood-like tile behind the vanity.
The design of the Harlan Brasserie is French-inspired. The bar area has a jade green ceiling parallel to graphic floor tile. Round booths are upholstered in cognac leather and the floors are white oak plank.
The Goodwin Hotel is owned by RMS Companies and Greenwich Hospitality.