LHK design is the winner of Coverings Installation and Design Awards 2016 for Sustainable Commercial Design, honoring outstanding design and installation of tile and stone for our Fairfield Inn & Suites, Waterbury, VT project.
The new Fairfield Inn and Suites in Waterbury, VT designed by LHK design maintains the brand’s signature features with the rustic charm that defines this beautiful New England town. Upon entering the hotel lobby, guests experience a warm and inviting rustic lodge atmosphere featuring stylized wood grain translucent panels flanked by reclaimed teak wood planks on the registration feature wall, reclaimed wood cabinetry, and a magnificent burnished finished brass ring chandelier set against a ceiling of found teak wood. The public areas meet the needs of its productivity-oriented guests with its modernized and contemporary approach to the classic lodge, providing both vacationing and business guests with ample connectivity options, along with more casual and informal areas for relaxation. Guests may rest and relax by the impressive stone fireplace in the lobby or even enjoy a swim in the inviting indoor pool, which boasts a spa-like atmosphere with its surroundings of rich stone and wood elements.
The design concept reflects many nature-inspired materials indigenous to Vermont. The flooring consists of wood look parquet tile and carpet inspired by the warm color palette of the area’s stunning fall foliage. The furnishings were selected to be interesting focal points, such as the feature communal farm table made by local artisans from reclaimed pine and surrounded by solid birch stools with warm, weathered black stain and iron stretchers. A polished nickel ring chandelier with Edison style vintage antique light bulbs complements the rustic farm table with its minimalist style and metallic composition. The contextually inspired barnstyle doors at the entrance to the breakfast buffet bring a rustic feel to the contemporary look of the solid stone counters of the buffet.
The locale inspired guest rooms feature an accent wall with a stunning paneled effect. Guests enjoy a soothing color palette of pale gray, graphite and warm browns with accents of celadon and wheat. The hotel’s six signature king suites boast a fireplace with hand-polished concrete surround, wet bar with solid stone counter, and handmade saffron color clay tile backsplash, as well as bathrooms with double sink vanities and walk in showers.
We are proud to say that the unique design features of the new Fairfield Inn and Suites truly reflect its historic and visually appealing location, taking the brand to a higher-end level with this new property.