Rohe Creative embraced a jewel-tone palette for this Louisville hotel, which takes its name – and some of its design inspiration – from Parisian history.
Genevieve is the patron saint of the French capital and is also the name of a particular kind of Kentucky limestone used in bourbon production in the state. This mix of local and European influence can be seen inside the new hotel, which speaks to the city’s French origins and contemporary Kentucky culture.
Hotel restaurant Rosettes is every inch the tiled bistro, while guestrooms embrace patterns derived from local quilting heritage. Guests can embark on an art walk led by a neighbouring distillery, sup on a locally produced signature hotel bourbon, and dip into an in-room magazine created by a local studio.
Genevieve is the latest addition to Bunkhouse’s growing portfolio of boutique hotels, but it is its first ‘new-built’ location, close to Slugger Field in the trendy NULU (New Louisville) neighbourhood.
That said, Rohe Creative has created a real sense of a bygone era inside the Louisville hotel, where rooms start from $159 per night, with walls and ceilings drenched in fresh salmon pink, deep turquoise and sky blue. The retro vibe is further emphasised by logo-stamped stationery, painted-on signage, floral upholstery and marble tabletops and flooring, all redolent of grand hotel tradition.
730 E Market St, Louisville, KY 40202, United States