h2hotel

Healdsburg CA | Completed 

2010

Exterior view of h2hotel in Healdsburg, Ca. #

h2 by dusk.

Image Credit
Bruce Damonte
The first glimpse of the undulating green roof of the h2hotel signals your arrival in downtown Healdsburg, where the stylish inn welcomes visitors with its straightforward, vivacious feel.

One of a trio of contextual wine-country inns designed by DBA, h2hotel shares amenities with the original Hotel Healdsburg and relative newcomer Harmon Guest House.

A broad glass entryway draws guests into hotel’s lobby lounge, a dynamic commons that invites mixing and lingering, with a creative custom reception desk that doubles as an intimate modern wine bar. Spoonbar—the hotel’s modern Mediterranean restaurant—shares this space, opening widely to the sidewalk toward the town’s central square. The airy dining room is dotted with freeform tables and custom lighting features crafted from reclaimed acacia.

The 36 guest rooms feature direct outdoor access via private balconies or patios. Inside, rooms are enhanced with creative local furnishings and textiles. The building’s mechanical system provides fresh air at a rate of at least 150% that of a standard hotel, and all finishings and furnishings were selected to create a healthy indoor environment.

All of the artwork in the hotel has been created by local artists and artisans, including Ned Kahn’s Spoon Fountain at the entry, which uses rainwater captured from the green roof.

The LEED Gold hotel infuses all aspects of its design, operations, and attitude with eco-consciousness and care. On the remediated site of a former gas station, the inn plays a key role in the restoration of the riparian habitat of Foss Creek, which flows through the length of the town.


Recognition


Awards
100 Hotel Awards 2012—Trendsetter
Fodor's
50 Best Designed California Hotels
California Home + Design Magazine
2010 Top Projects—Hospitality
North Bay Business Journal

Team


Client
Piazza Hospitality
Architect
David Baker Architects
Interior Design
Marie Fisher Interior Design
Interior Design
Jen Gadiel Design
Landscape Architect
Andrea Cochran Landscape Architects
Lighting Designer
Horton Lees Brogden
Mechanical/Plumbing Engineer
Guttmann + Blaevoet
Acoustical Engineer
Wilson Ihrig + Associates
Contractor
Midstate Construction

Project Details


Project Number
20612

Address

219 Healdsburg Avenue
Healdsburg, CA
United States



Status
Completed
2010

Number of Units
Guest Rooms
36

Total 36

Density Ratios
Project
32,540 sf
Site
23,761 sf
Acres
0.55

Construction
Type VA
Type IA
5 Stories

Certifications
LEED New Construction Gold

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