Post Company has designed a collection of new hotels across America. Just a few years after relaunching, Post Company started working across hospitality, retail, and residential typologies, to craft environments that are comprehensive in their approach and exacting in their detail. It is comprised of architects, interior designers, carpenters, art directors, and graphic designers– an amalgam of disciplines that makes spaces that reflect a holistic expression.
The first of the new offerings is Mollie Aspen – a new, vibrant 68-room boutique hotel that occupies a prime location on Paepcke Park in the heart of Aspen, Colorado. Inspired by the storied history of Aspen, and specifically its ties to the Bauhaus movement, the hotel’s design is rooted in the marriage of utility and beauty, allowing elemental function to govern form.
The interiors are a seamless blend of understated luxury and natural comfort where geometric lines harmonise with natural woods, earthen ceramics, and hand-dyed textiles, blending a formal rigour with a dedication to expressive craft. The lobby provides an inviting atmosphere for visitors and locals, with textures, depth and patterns that comes from a variety of natural materials combined in unexpected ways and the bar area features geometric sculptural concrete panels combined with elegant, refined millwork.
Post Company have also opened La Playa Hotel, Carmel-by-the-Sea in California. The design of the hotel bridges generations of creative minds unafraid to challenge the status quo. The result is a stately environment where guests are welcome to celebrate and mingle while being able to experience every space as their own.
The lobby and reception area of La Playa highlight the layered nature of the hotel’s present incarnation, as well as its vibrant history. Dark and intimate ceilings and dark terracotta floors are framed by clean, bright walls and lush plantings that bring the outdoors in, while firm, restored wood box beams and corbels enhance the elegant, dramatic effect of old-world craftsmanship.
Lafayette Hotel and Swim Club is the third of Post Company’s new properties. The historic hotel, built in 1946 on two-acres in San Diego, CA, has been transformed into a multi-layered destination with the timeless expression of the Grand Hotels of the early 1900s. Upon arrival, guests ascend a grand staircase and enter a lobby flooded with natural light coming in through the atrium.
Just across the formal entrance and through a curtained wall is a circular main lobby bar–decorated with a soaring glass ceiling–that acts as a hub of the hotel. This bar is constructed with detailed wood surrounded by delicate banquettes with wrought iron lamps. The Lafayette Hotel and Swim Club has been restored into a luxurious and spirited getaway that transports guests to a bygone era.