What is the design style of The Wort Hotel?

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Caroline Patek

The design style inside The Wort Hotel is Old World, rustic Western. The hotel also has a serious dash of elegance: Walking in the front door, you’re greeted by a grand staircase that you can imagine a cattle baron descending. Colors are rich (reds, browns and mustards) and the property’s extensive art collection features Western and wildlife arts. There are a few taxidermied animals about, but nothing off-putting. Opened in 1941, when downtown’s streets were still dirt, the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel is Jackson’s only National Historic Hotel of America and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Because the Wort family was going for an alpine feel on the Jackson Hole hotel’s exterior, gabled windows are trimmed in white like classic Bavarian buildings. Some of the hotel’s exterior is red rock the Wort brothers quarried themselves in the nearby Gros Ventre (pronounced “Gro Vont” in Jacksonese) Mountains.

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