ASPEN, CO—Rowland+Broughton Architecture/Urban Design/Interior Design has completed the interior design of the new Limelight Ketchum Hotel in Ketchum, ID. Located near the Sun Valley ski area, the 175,000-sq.-ft. hotel embodies the heritage of its surroundings to create an approachable destination for travelers and the local community, according to the company.
The design was inspired by Ketchum’s motto, “Small town, big life!” and takes cues from the area’s laid-back vibe. The overall design theme is the establishment of Limelight Ketchum as a community “base camp” in which guests can start and end each day. In public spaces, the concept was executed through design of a large, centrally located seating area focused on a monolithic stone fireplace hearth, dubbed the “campfire.” The relationship of the fireplace to an overhead design installation utilizing fiber optics and linear, radial and cove lighting replicates the experience of walking through a forest and emerging in a clearing below a starry night sky, according to the firm. The outdoors was further embraced via an architectural, overhead, reclaimed wood trellis detail that moves from the porte cochere, into the lobby and onto a plaza.
The “base camp” concept carries through in the guestroom design as well. Each room features custom elements: entry benches, banquettes for dining or play, rift sawn white oak veneer cabinetry and ample built-in storage, such as entry cubbies, dressers and closets. LED lighting, Water Sense plumbing and quartz porcelain tile were also incorporated.
Throughout the hotel, color palettes were inspired by natural environmental colors, textures and contrast of shade and shadow. Primary materials include white oak, reclaimed barn wood, blackened steel, and natural stone and fibers. Custom, mobile furnishings with integrated technology create flexibility within public areas. Sustainability was a critical goal. Silver LEED certification is anticipated.
Rowland+Broughton was chosen for the interior design work for Limelight Ketchum by owner/operator Aspen Skiing Company (ASC). It also completed an interior renovation of the Limelight Hotel in Aspen, CO, and has been collaborating with ASC on hospitality projects for more than nine years.