The Lloyd’s Harmonious Design Creates Inviting Spaces
Natural materials invite you to stay
RMS Companies recently unveiled The Lloyd, a premier boutique hotel located at the former Hotel Zero Degrees in the center of downtown Stamford. From the moment of arrival a sense of style and warmth unfolds. “My goal to reinvigorate this somewhat tired building and space was to stimulate the guest upon first impression,” said Bruce Beinfield, Principal of Beinfield Architecture. “By gradually introducing a layer of warm natural elements and striking geometric shapes consecutively throughout the guests’ journey, we provide an engaging experience.”
A warm brown wall cladding system was added to the exterior of the building with an elegant vertical pattern to seamlesslynite the exterior and interior spaces. Upon entry, guests are immediately overwhelmed with a sense of “getaway” from the abundance of organic materials that create an array of warm inviting nooks and intimate seating and dining areas. Honey- brown wood paneled ceiling boards were applied to canopy the large open space while cement board wall panels in natural gray tones provide a sense of stability and balance. Dramatic floor to ceiling drapery has been layered in throughout the entire lounge and library spaces in a soft sand linen texture while furnishings with natural elements such as woven jute, rattan, hair on hide and lamb’s wool were added as an extra layer between this cozy space and the busting city outside.
Landscape Designer, Martha Baker embedded a row of tall fastigiate beech trees to beautify the streetscape, which once pruned, will resemble evergreen columns along the front line of the hotel. Framing the entrance, oversized boxwood shrubs planted in horizontal wide planked Ipe wood boxes were positioned to harmonize the surrounding linear shapes. “The notable curbside entry design was intentionally curated with a combination of architectural and natural elements as a teaser for the interior feel,” stated Baker, Martha Baker Landscape Design. To set your expectations even more, an 8ft signature woven wood ball sculpture was commissioned by Brooklyn-based Baker Structures and centered around smaller complimentary boxwood shrubs with linear Hakone grass to create a known location to visit for rejuvenation and balance.
Guest rooms are uniquely appointed with modern West Elm furnishings to offer a sense of style and the comforts of your own home. Saddle-brown tufted leather headboards are found in each room against a chic accent wall painted in rich green, creating a natural environment against the soft brown striations of the wood floor. Hints of stone accents with strong charcoal black steel details were layered into the scheme to balance the subdued colors while framed art prints, by a variety of local artists, were selected to compliment the tailored grey herringbone upholstery and enhance the crisp white hotel bedding.
Personalized services enhance guest experience
Upon arrival, the guest-first ethos engulfs you from the warm hospitality team to the whatever-you-need mindset. Travelers will appreciate The Lloyd experience from the luxurious amenities including a 24-hour fitness center, Peloton bike, The Mirror, fresh healthy breakfast offerings, seasonal cocktails and bar bites to the personalized services such as complimentary shuttle service, valet parking, fresh brewed coffee delivered to your door each morning upon request and late night chocolates offered with nightly turn-down service. Altogether, hospitality is reimagined at The Lloyd.