Collection by Jaime Gillin

H2Hotel in Healdsburg


Last weekend I spent a night at the new H2Hotel, the sister property of Hotel Healdsburg, which is one of my favorite places to stay in Sonoma County. Conceived as a younger, hipper, more affordable property—a sparse but much-needed category in wine country—the hotel is bright, airy, and eco-minded: woods are salvaged or sustainably harvested, the roof is 'living,' and an underground cistern collects and processes rainwater and runoff. Designed by David Baker + Partners, with interior design by Marie Fisher, the hotel is aiming for a LEED gold certification. All photographs by Zubin Shroff.

Here's the exterior of the hotel.
The rolling green roof, edged with an undulating Corten steel fin, is carpeted with succulents and wildflowers that...
The lobby "chill space" is decked out with Roche Bobois Mah Jong modular seating in Missoni and Kenzo fabrics.
The steel case displays a rotating arrangement of art, objects, games, and books, and acts as a screen between the pool...
Here's the creek-side solar-heated pool at night.
The 36 guest rooms have floor-to-ceiling wood shutters, custom elm beds, and built-in armoires whose internal LED lamps...
Every room and suite has a streamlined work area.
Suites have a sitting area with a Design Within Reach daybed; Saarinen tables; hassocks made from recycled Kilim rugs;...
The conference room doubles as a private dining room and a yoga studio.
In Spoonbar, the Mediterranean restaurant on site, polished concrete floors and rough boardform concrete walls frame...
The floating lobby fireplace, created by the Alameda-based artist Leonidas Kyriakopoulis, is made from bound copper...
The bar opens onto the street. Custom shelves on reverse-hung brackets back a bar lined with Eames stools.

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