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Thursday, December 12, 2019
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Hospitality Snapshots: New Hotel Mertens

New Hotel Mertens, a vintage French-style brassiere in Grand Rapids, Michigan, was profiled on Hospitality Snapshots. Ghafari provided architecture and interior design services for the project, an adaptive reuse of a historic space that dates back to 1914 and once served as a hotel lobby. The finished 3,200 SF bistro provides a main dining area with 112 seats along with a pastry / coffee counter, long bar, and waiting area.

We selected furniture and finishes that incorporate historic elements to complement the sleekness of the bar, tables, and copper pieces lining the walls. Vintage items were procured to enhance the theme of the space. We strived to incorporate as many elements of the original architecture that we could. Accentuating the design are unique fixtures that add to the theme, including light fixtures, chairs, a vintage chalkboard, cabinets, and an authentic espresso machine.

Check out the full Hospitality Snapshots post here.