The Kimpton Hotel Wilshire

This 74-room boutique hotel sought to differentiate itself from neighboring Hospitality competition in Los Angeles. Knowing that design is a critical component to the guest experience, the hotel’s design firm KNA Design contacted Symmons® for a Design Studio™ special project.

The Challenge

The project's limited budget influenced how design and product decisions were made. The client wanted a custom look but it was not feasible to create a fully custom suite. This boutique hotel consists of 15 different room types, including standard guest rooms, suites, and the penthouse. All bath fittings needed to have a cohesive look.

The Solution

During the design process, Symmons showed KNA and Kellefer Flammang Architects bar faucets, wall-mounted tub fillers, and faucets that had been created for a similar property in Miami. The design was exactly what Kirk Nix of KNA was seeking for the guest bathrooms. Symmons was able to use product from the Miami project to outfit some of The Hotel Wilshire rooms because of the different layouts. For the bulk of the project, Symmons created custom Polished Chrome single hole faucets and lever handles for the shower.

The Outcome

In 2011 the hotel was outfitted with Symmons valves, shower trim, lavatory faucets, wall-mounted roman tubs and bar faucets. The Hotel Wilshire secured a spot in the top 50 best-designed hotels and was acquired by the prestigious Kimpton  Hotel & Restaurant Group. The products designed for The Hotel Wilshire became the inspiration for Symmons Duro® Collection.

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