Limelight Ketchum

    Ketchum, Idaho

Located near the Sun Valley ski area, the Limelight Ketchum hotel embodies the heritage and culture of its surroundings to create an approachable gathering place for travelers and the local community

© Kevin Syms
 

Inspired by Ketchum’s motto, “Small town, big life!,” and taking cues from the area’s laid-back vibe and singular recreational experiences, the design team created modern, multi-purpose, open plan public spaces that nurture body and soul

 

 

The hotel’s lighthearted vision and conviction that “If you build it, they will come” drove the interior design

 
© Kevin Syms
 

An open, highly flexible methodology was explored for public spaces

 
© Kevin Syms
 

Embracing the outdoors was achieved by organizing flow via an architectural overhead, reclaimed wood trellis detail that moves from the porte cochere, into the lobby, and onto a plaza

 
 
© Kevin Syms
 

Intended as a launching point for activity and connection, a “base camp” concept was executed through the design of a large, centrally located seating area focused on a monolithic stone fireplace hearth, dubbed the “campfire”

Custom, mobile furnishings with integrated technology create flexibility within larger areas, allowing the space to accommodate a variety of events

 
 

The relationship of the fireplace to an overhead design installation utilizing fiber optics and linear, radial and cove lighting replicates the experience of walking through a forest and emerging in a clearing below a starry night sky

 
 

Throughout the hotel, inspiration for color palettes was drawn from surrounding mountains, vibrant seasonal colors, and textures and contrast of shade and shadow created by the outdoor environment

 

shadow patterns

 

© Kevin Syms

© Kevin Syms

 
© Kevin Syms
© Kevin Syms
© Kevin Syms
 

Primary materials include white oak, reclaimed barn wood, blackened steel, and natural stone and fibers

 

© Kevin Syms

© Kevin Syms

© Kevin Syms
 

+ The team was responsible for Interior Design and FF&E for the entire hotel

Sustainability was a critical goal

Silver LEED certification is anticipated

Limelight Ketchum

  • Ketchum, Idaho
  • Size: 175,000 sq ft | 111 Guest Rooms | 14 Condos

    Services Provided

  • Interior Design