Haworth Hotel, designed by Patricia Urquiola, opens in Michigan

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Patricia Urquiola designs the Haworth Hotel in Michigan

Designed by Patricia Urquiola and run by the eponymous furniture company, Haworth Hotel combines furniture from Poltrona Frau, Cappellini, Cassina and Janus et Cie, with rugs from Gan and textiles from Kvadrat

Located a stone’s throw from Lake Michigan, the town of Holland, Michigan is better known for its annual Tulip Festival than its designer chops. That didn’t stop the transformation of the Haworth Inn and Conference Center, now known simply as the Haworth Hotel. Located on the campus of Hope College and originally opened in 1997, the recently reconfigured 48-room hotel has been given the Patricia Urquiola treatment – ​​its first project in the area.

Pre-reception room

With 14 conference spaces and a new suite available to guests, the reimagined Haworth Hotel brings business and leisure together in one effortless gesture. Owned by the eponymous, locally-based office furniture company, the hotel is tastefully appointed with furniture from Poltrona Frau, Cappellini, Cassina and Janus et Cie. The company’s trusted partners are also well represented; lighting by Pablo Designs, rugs by Gan and textiles by Kvadrat bring an elegant tactility throughout the hotel’s interior.

A grand spiral staircase serves as a dramatic focal point in the lobby, which has multiple areas for relaxing, working, and meeting people. Lit with an uplifting design palette to boot, the hotel offers a dose of high-end design while staying in tune with the local community. Given the hotel’s proximity and ties to Hope College, the hotel’s ballroom doubles as a dining hall for college students.

A guest room at the hotel

Upstairs, each of the hotel’s rooms is designed to promote relaxation and well-being. Throughout the hotel, a calm color palette, warm furnishings, and sophisticated touches come together to create a functional yet playful atmosphere that appeals to a diverse clientele. With facilities including a full-service outpost of local coffee supplier Biggby Coffee on-site, the hotel successfully offers big-city comforts while retaining its small-town charm. §

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