Now open for guests and earning worldwide media attention, The Dean Hotel offers a stylish and affordable home base for visitors to Providence. In collaboration with developer and interior designer ASH NYC, KITE transformed this historic property with an infamous past into a unique destination that offers a glimpse into the character of the city.
Located in Providence’s historic downtown core, the hotel includes 52 guestrooms in a range of sizes, a breathtaking restored lobby that features finishes that are newly rediscovered after generations in hiding, the biergarten-style restaurant Faust, the mysterious Madelanae Lounge, and the hit karaoke lounge Boombox. The hotel features numerous locally crafted elements and artwork as well as hand-picked vintage items.
The complete renovation left no element untouched, from its high efficiency individually controlled heating and cooling system, to completely new and luxurious bathrooms, to restoration of its historic brick exterior and windows. All new plaster, doors, flooring, lighting, bath tile, and fixtures have resulted in a building that retains its historic character yet is fresh and updated.
Curbed.com recently published a slideshow of our “before” construction photos with completed “after” images. For additional blogs and media coverage, see our news story for a growing list.
Photography by Christian Harder
Additional “before” photography by Stephanie Ewans.
Conde Nast Traveler 2014 Hot List, Worlds’ Best New Hotels
Merit Award, AIA Rhode Island, 2014
Rhody Award, Preserve RI with RI Historic Preservation and Heritage Commission, 2014
Gold Medal, Rhode Island Monthly Design Awards, 2014
Rehabilitation Award, Providence Preservation Society, 2014