The Botanist is Grande Cafe by way of the Pacific Northwest. A place that one can take breakfast, lunch, dinner or drinks. An overall sense of refined conviviality is the goal of the design. We have divided the space into quarters -with each area having a bit of its own personality. The Champagne lounge, umbilically connected to the hotel lobby has a kind of “pop” sensibility while still leaning into the glamour inherent in a room focused on that regal French fluid. Knife pleated drapery, Rose colored furniture and well-appointed gold-decked bar carts do the job of keeping things proud yet playful in this area. The Cocktail bar, on the other hand, is monolithic, with a darker pallet of Italian Terrazzo as the backdrop for the beautiful and nuanced drinks being built by the fellows with the long spoons therein. Next to the cocktail bar is a small terrace and interior garden where the plant-life is the overwhelming focus. Finally, we hit the dining room with its mixture of various limestones, whitewashed woods and ornate metalwork from which our collection of indigenous plant materials creep. This room is the belly of the restaurant and is intended to be an invigorating place to gather, dine and drink in a space that walks the line between irreverent and poised.
Brand by Glasfurd & Walker. Photography by Chris Amat, Ian Lanterman, Ema Peter