In Omaha, Nebraska, The Cottonwood Hotel Roars Back to Life
The Kimpton Cottonwood Hotel, in Omaha, Nebraska, has an almost cinematic quality. This, of course, is no accident. Midnight in Paris, a 2011 film by Woody Allen, was a main source of inspiration for the recent renovation of the Blackstone Hotel, as the property was known when it first opened in 1916. In the film, an aspiring novelist vacationing in Paris tours the city alone by day, but every night he’s mysteriously taken back in time to the 1920s, where he experiences the exuberance of the interwar years with iconic cultural figures like Ernest Hemingway and Pablo Picasso.
"They painted such a vivid picture of not only the interiors, but also the life of the hotel,” says DLR Group’s Staci Patton, which led interior design and experience programming.