The Dean Hotel

Now a celebrated destination 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.  published a slideshow of our “before” construction photos with completed “after” images.

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 -