The Industrialist Hotel, is the newly opened Pittsburgh destination with interior design by Stonehill Taylor. Located in the heart of the city’s downtown, the 124-room hotel revives the historical landmarked Arrott Building, originally built as the headquarters of the American Standard company known for their iron bathtubs. Considered a skyscraper when built in 1902 by architect Frederick Osterling, the historic beaux-arts façade holds rich architectural detail.
Stonehill Taylor oversaw the interior design of the converted hotel that includes three floors of public spaces, guest rooms and suites. The team referenced the thriving history of Pittsburgh’s steel and iron industry as a major design influence resulting in interior themes rooted in industrial elements of smoke and molten metal. Fused with the opulence of the original marble lobby, Stonehill Taylor designed and commissioned custom-made furniture - many of which came from local artists and makers in Pittsburgh.
Also included in the hotel is an elegant industrial-themed bar and restaurant called The Rebel Room and a salon that doubles as a coffee shop during the day and a cocktail bar in the evening. In addition to a private event space and a fitness center, “Instagram-worthy” corridors and restrooms with monochromatic color themes feature retro backlit walls and vanity mirrors. The guest room designs also represent elements of Pittsburgh’s steel industry with a monochromatic and industrial color palette, raw materials, and ambient lighting.