DiLeonardo Embraces the Contemporary Arts in their Hotel Downstreet Remodel

Situated within the Berkshires Mountain region and home to the largest American contemporary art museum, MASS MoCA, the city of North Adams possesses a unique industrial history and creative culture that DiLeonardo has seamlessly brought to life in its renovation of the Hotel Downstreet.

Now modernized and rejuvenated, the hotel offers 90 spacious guestrooms, a vibrant indoor pool, modern fitness center, and inviting lobby featuring three working artists’ studios. Throughout the hotel, clean, natural materials and accents are used to create a minimalist backdrop. This scene is complemented by notes of forest greens, calm blues, and rustic oranges to emulate the nearby natural beauty of the region. The hotel lobby features wood paneling and leather furnishings while simultaneously exuding a bright and refreshing feel. The guest rooms present a similarly modest design and an earthy color palette with thematically selected window curtains, wall prints, and bedding and bathroom accents. The hotel’s aesthetic is driven by the custom murals and art pieces throughout its public spaces. Upon arrival at the front desk, guests are reminded of the vast outdoors that awaits them by the grand oil painting of the city’s surrounding green landscape. While a dip in the pool beside a vibrant wall mural feels playful and rejuvenating, an outing to the lobby’s art studios suits those seeking to immerse themselves in the creative energy of the region. The authentic character of Hotel Downstreet invites guests to stay a while yet ignites one’s curiosity about what else North Adams has to offer. With a design perfectly curated to entertain the weekend visitor, this hotel will soon be a regional mainstay. Main Street Hospitality will operate Hotel Downstreet on behalf of ownership, Peregrine Group.

Hotel Downstreet is a great example of how we, as a team, are able to dial in on a story, focus on a space and see it through. We hope this project demonstrates how flexible and open we are to different aesthetics and can apply it to a large range of spatial types.

-George Cucitrone, Project Director