It’s here, it’s almost finished, and it’s going to be a big deal.
The long-awaited Quirk Hotel, the newest, largest child of Ted and Katie Ukrop, is about to open its doors. Fully booked for the Big Bike Race™, the hotel is poised to be the “OMG you were able to book Quirk Hotel for your fancy party?” while also being the “Let’s meet up at Quirk for my birthday, ladies,” while ALSO being the “You have to go eat at the rooftop bar just once in your life” place in town. I’m not sure Richmond has that place as of yet, so this is good news.
Not to mention that when your hip friends come to visit from New York, you can casually suggest Quirk as a place to stay, throwing in a comment about how it’s also where you go to pick up some new art.
A photographic preview
Looking up into a meeting room from the courtyard floor. Those dashes to the left are where the old floor joists used to be. You’ll see them repurposed shortly.
Earthquake bracing in what will be the gallery.
These huge slabs of marble are free-floating tiles in the courtyard.
That fabulous ceiling, right?
The old floor joists make an appearance in the shelves behind the reception desk.
The door connecting the gallery to the hotel lobby.
Those floor joists again! This time as the base of the coffee bar (pre-painting).
Little details on the custom-made furniture, like this coffee table in the lobby, where there’s lots of places to sit, eat, drink, hang, and people-watch.
Floor joists again on the bar! These are about to be painted black.
Maple & Pine, the hotel’s restaurant, is set to open on September 21st.
New staff practice the Maple & Pine table setting.
One of the guest rooms.
Custom-made noisemaker in guest room!
The view from a guest room.
View from the rooftop, which will be open by November 1st.