21c — Oklahoma City, USA
Located in Oklahoma City’s historic neighbourhood of Film Row, where boutiques and restaurants are taking over what used to be Paramount, Warner Bros, and MGM offices, the 97-year-old, Henry Ford-built assembly plant provides a perfect tabula rasa for the artsy hotel chain 21C’s latest iteration.
In line with the brand’s museum-cum-accommodations model, 21C Oklahoma City combines 135 guest rooms with 14,000 square feet of event space and art exhibitions. The Deborah Berke Partners-designed rooms complement the original bones by the industrial designer Albert Kahn.
Unique in size and configuration, the digs feature original artworks and oversize windows that fill the high-ceiling space with light and vistas of downtown. With nearly 3000 square feet of living space, the building’s original penthouse apartment is now a two-bedroom 21c Suite, featuring versatile sliding wall panels and an additional terrace. Indeed, it will leave you wanting more hotels like this artsy new boutique.