Interior concept ready for Palomar

Atlanta based
CMMI has
presented final interior design concepts for Nashville’s Hotel Palomar.he
luxury hotel will be operated by Kimpton Hotels.
  The full-service boutique hotel will be a focal point of Signature
Tower, a 70-story monolith that will soon become known as “Nashville’s
tallest building.” In addition to Hotel Palomar, Signature Tower will
include 400 luxury condominium residences and 20,000 square feet of Class A
commercial and retail space. Signature Tower is a development of Giarratana
Development, LLC, of Nashville and the architect is Smallwood, Reynolds,
Stewart, Stewart and Associates.
  The Hotel Palomar will occupy 12 floors within the building and include
199 guestrooms and suites, 5,100 square feet of conference and ballroom
space, as well as a full-service spa, a chef-driven gourmet restaurant, and
an outdoor pool deck with a lounge and cafe. The Hotel Palomar will also
provide services and amenities for the residents of Signature Tower.
  “One of the important considerations in selecting Kimpton as our hotel
operator for Hotel Palomar was their ability to provide a rich collection
of services for our sophisticated buyers” said Ted Kromer, Development
Director for Signature Tower. “Kimpton is unique in placing the same
emphasis on serving Signature Tower’s homeowners as it does on serving its
hotel guests and the public. We want our homeowners to be able to enjoy all
of the services of a world-class boutique hotel, including maid service, a
full service spa, valet parking, poolside dining and perhaps best of all,
24-hour room service and catering from a gourmet restaurant,” Kromer added.
  The Design of Hotel Palomar
  “The interior of Hotel Palomar is being created to complement and
highlight the striking architectural statement of Signature Tower,” said
James Culpepper, AIA, CMMI Principal. “As the tallest building in the
southeast, Signature Tower is already commanding tremendous attention
within Nashville and across the U.S. Our objective is to insure that the
interior design of the hotel is as striking as the building itself, while
providing guests and residents a welcome haven and a sense of gracious
comfort. And of course, we are capitalizing on the dramatic views as the
leading design element, allowing the outside in, and using the views to
contribute to an overall sense of awe. The design accents the views and the
views punctuate the design,” added Culpepper.
  The interior design of the Hotel Palomar is classic contemporary,
marrying natural finishes and clean lines with elegant and luxurious styles
and surfaces. The hotel will feature a warm neutral color palette accented
with white finishes along with rich cherry and burled walnut wood millwork.
In the public areas, guests will find conversational seating arrangements,
including comfortable white leather cushions. Additionally, the lobby will
include a marble fireplace with backlit bronze glass mesh draped around the
hood, architectural lighting peering through the wood ceiling, glazing on
the stone floors and white glass mosaic tiles to provide sparkle around the
reception desk and lobby columns. Guestrooms are designed for
sophisticated, frequent travelers to create an overall sense of calm. The
oversized bathrooms shine with French gray glass tiles set inside a neutral
linear ceramic tile framework. Breathtaking views and daylight fill the
sleeping areas and highlight the soft tone-on-tone tree-scape upholstered
wall that brings Nashville’s landscape into the room and hints at the fact
that this is one of the first green hotels (LEED certified) in the country.
  The Hotel Palomar is scheduled to open with Signature Tower in 2010.