Located in downtown Bristol, Virginia,  The Bristol Hotel is a historic office building that is being transformed into a luxury boutique hotel. The eight-story, 65-key hotel will contain contemporary interiors set in a 1920s classic historic building, and planned amenities include a restaurant and bar, rooftop bar, rooftop pool and approximately 3,000 square feet of meeting space.

ESa researched Bristol’s past—including the influence of the train station and the local leather, denim manufacturing and glass bottling trades—and subtly integrated several historical elements into the building’s interior design features. Photos of the train station will be utilized as headwall murals in the guestrooms, and a custom art installation integrating recycled bottle pieces, leather, glass and locally reclaimed wood will be built in the pre-function area. These elements will also be incorporated into the restaurant and bar area.