Patricia Urquiola designs Haworth Hotel in Michigan

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

Haworth Hotel Michigan Lobby
The lobby at the Patricia Urquiola-designed Haworth Hotel, Michigan
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Located a stone’s throw from Lake Michigan, the town of Holland in Michigan is better known for its annual tulip festival than its design chops. That hasn’t hindered the transformation of the Haworth Inn and Conference Centre, now known simply as the Haworth Hotel. Located on the campus of Hope College and originally opened in 1997, the newly reconfigured 48-room hotel has been given the Patricia Urquiola treatment – her first project in the region.

Light blue room in Haworth hotel, Michigan

Pre-function room

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With 14 conference spaces and a new suite at guests’ disposal, the reimagined Haworth Hotel brings business and leisure together in an effortless gesture. Owned by the eponymous office furniture company, which is locally based, the hotel is tastefully appointed with furniture by 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 interior.

A grand, spiral staircase serves as a dramatic focal point in the lobby, which has multiple areas to lounge, work and meet people. Brightly lit with an uplifting design palette to boot, the hotel delivers a dose of high design while still keeping in step with the local community. Given the hotel’s proximity and ties to Hope College, the hotel ballroom also serves as a dining space for the college’s students.

Guest room in Haworth hotel, Michigan

A guest room at the hotel

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Upstairs, each of the hotel guest rooms is conceived to foster relaxation and wellbeing. Throughout the hotel, a calm colour palette, warm furnishings and sophisticated touches all come together to produce a functional yet playful atmosphere that caters to a wide-ranging clientele. With facilities including a full-service outpost of local coffee purveyor Biggby Coffee on the premises, the hotel successfully delivers on big-city comforts while retaining its small-town charm.

Haworth Hotel Suite

Dining and living area in the suite

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Social Space with informal seating

Social Space

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Terrace area

Terrace area

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Haworth Hotel Building

The hotel's entrance

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conference room with round table

Conference room

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Cafe at the Haworth Hotel, Michigan

Cafe by Biggby Coffee

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INFORMATION

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Pei-Ru Keh is the US Editor at Wallpaper*. Born and raised in Singapore, she has been a New Yorker since 2013. Pei-Ru has held various titles at Wallpaper* since she joined in 2007. She currently reports on design, art, architecture, fashion, beauty and lifestyle happenings in the United States, both in print and digitally. Pei-Ru has taken a key role in championing diversity and representation within Wallpaper's content pillars and actively seeks out stories that reflect a wide range of perspectives. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children, and is currently learning how to drive.