Designed by ARCHITECTURE COMPANY, the Quirk Hotel, in Charlottesville, Virginia, was designed as a gallery hotel that prides itself on being a blank canvas filled with art by local artists that can then be appreciated by locals and travelers alike. Instead of creating an interior that would distract from the art, ARCHITECTUREFIRM kept the interiors simple with clean white walls and let the architecture of the building shine through.
Even from the street one can see the beauty and drama of the lobby, which features a series of split arches that serve as an organization and guide through the lobby. Each arch leads guests to the other rooms of the main lobby, including the restaurant, ballrooms, and elevator lobby, to take guests to their rooms or to the rooftop bars. The lobby also consists of the reception, a lobby bar, several lounge areas and a retail store.
Throughout the hotel, including public and private spaces, local art adorns the walls, highlighting the area’s sophisticated art and diverse culture. On the lower level, guests from home and abroad can visit the Quirk Gallery, a rotating gallery that aims to further showcase local talent and create an inclusive environment for anyone who can appreciate art.
What: Quirk Hotel Charlottesville
Where: 499 W Main St, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903 USA
How much? Rooms start at around $ 179 a night.
Highlights: This gallery hotel showcases local art talent in a way that extends beyond the in-house gallery and the entire hotel. The public spaces and private spaces are all adorned with art, creating a space suitable for the appreciation of art in an unusual but unique hospitality environment.
Draw a draft: The arches on the main lobby level add drama while acting to organize the hotel, and the muted palette of white, gray, and pink adds flair without distracting from the art.
Book it: Quirk Hotel Charlottesville