The Nines Hotel Lobby Selected as One of “27 Gorgeous Lobbies” in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2012 Gold List Readers Choice Survey
Striking lobby space embraces travelers and Portland locals alike
New York, NY – The Nines Hotel lobby was named one of the “27 Gorgeous Hotel Lobbies” from the top-rated hotels in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2012 Gold List. The selections are the result of the magazine’s annual Readers Choice Survey, a collective of some eight million votes that test over 500 hundred hotel, resort and cruise line contenders afresh each year.
The Nines Hotel lobby, designed by Forrest Perkins in 2008, is set on the 8th floor of the stately Meier & Frank Building – one of Portland, Oregon's most beloved landmarks.
The Library, designed by New York based interior design firm, d-ash design, is a popular gathering point within the lobby where visitors come to play a game of pool, or enjoy a quiet drink. The handsome room features wall-to-wall, reclaimed wooden shelves filled with thousands of books, interspersed with hand-selected artworks. Additional design highlights include Chesterfield leather sofas, an olive green, felted pool table and rich, purple leather walls.
d-ash design was also responsible for the design of Urban Farmer, the hotel’s famed restaurant that offers an intelligent spin on the modern steakhouse. David Ashen created a country chic environment by using an array of organic, reclaimed and modern materials throughout the space's diverse landscapes, including the Bar, the Pavilion, the main dining room or “Deck,” and the semi-private dining room or “Pantry.”
ABOUT d-ash design
d-ash design is a New York-based interior design firm that combines innovative design with functionality. Their portfolio of work includes hotels, restaurants and retail stores, among others. David Ashen, President, is sought out for his unique ability to extend a brand, embrace a concept and make it come to life. Global brand leaders in major Fortune 500 companies have relied on d-ash design to analyze cultural nuances and regional behaviors to design visionary spaces throughout the world including the U.S, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, France, England, and Brussels. He has been the recipient of the “Wave of the Future” award by Hospitality Design, “Rising Star in Interior Design” award by the Fashion Group International, and was named “One of Ten to Watch” by New York Magazine. Current work includes projects in New York City, Greenwich, Washington D.C., Cincinnati, Shanghai, Charlotte and Istanbul.