What is the design style of The Blackwell?

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Emma Frankart

Common areas of The Blackwell reflect the rooms’ Arts and Crafts/American Craftsman style, and upcoming renovations will further cement that theme throughout the building. The local art featured throughout the halls, main lobby and other public areas is vibrant and engaging, while the black-and-white architectural photography provides a soft, subtle touch.

Even though it’s a campus-area hotel, The Blackwell strives to avoid an overly collegiate feel. The only visual concession to Columbus’s football obsession can be found in the Forbes Travel Guide Recommended hotel's gift shop, where a plethora of Buckeye football gear can be found next to snacks, drinks and extra toiletries.

Outside, The Blackwell’s design is a bit incongruent with its beautiful interior. Its square shape and brick exterior blend seamlessly with the rest of the buildings on the Fisher College of Business campus. The curved valet drive and a small, stylized sign are the only indicators of the elegance that resides within.

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