A retro boutique hotel that looks straight out of a Wes Anderson film

Dan Howarth, writing for Dezeen:

Calistoga Motor Lodge and Spa was rejuvenated by US design firm AvroKO, which has worked on hospitality projects including a “micro hotel” in New York City. Located in the town of Calistoga, in California’s Napa Valley, the building was constructed in the middle of the 20th century.

Calistoga Motor Lodge’s new interiors have a retro feel, with colours, patterns, furniture and lighting pieces all taken from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.

“The interiors, as well as the brand identity, gleaned inspiration from graphic moments one might encounter during mobile adventuring, such as gas stations and truck stops, faux wood panelled vehicles, sports uniforms, etc,” said a statement from the hotel, “while much of the guest experience and styling moments feature ‘analog’ leisure of decades past, such as hula hooping and jump rope.”

Unlike homes, hospitality and retail space really offer the scope to mix a number of palettes since the stay is short and memorable. Despite this (plus the graphics), AvroKO has managed to produce a warm and fairly minimal aesthetic with crisp details.

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