The 1930s heritage of this US embassy-turned-hotel in Riga has been kicked up a notch, thanks to CBP Design.
Behind the Latvian hotel’s all-black exterior lie rooms filled with plaster mouldings and parquet floors that speak to its Art Nouveau past. Even the brass floor signs are set in an appropriately decorative type.
Veering away from pastiche, CBP Design has added a twist to the hotel by bringing in polished wooden panelling, curved counters, and lounge chairs which all inject a more midcentury modern feel to the rooms.
Reeded glass, expanses of veined marble and statement light fittings add to the drama of the space. As does a colour palette of teal and mustard in communal spaces, and deep salmon and forest green in the hotel’s hallways.
A22 offers 20 rooms in total, spread across the original embassy building and a new extension. Its presidential suite, appropriately, counts former US president John F Kennedy as a historic guest.
Riga’s embassy district, or ‘Quiet Centre’ as it’s locally known, surrounds the hotel, which is situated next to Viestura Park – the oldest green space in the city. Rooms start at €146 per night, with the presidential suite setting guests back €226 per night.