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Lauren Rottet and Rottet Studio Recognized with 2 Distinguished Awards

Architect and interior designer Lauren Rottet and Rottet Studio have been awarded the “Best of Year” (BoY) Award from Interior Design magazine for their renovation of the New York Stock Exchange and “Best Hotel Interior USA” in the International Property Awards – Interior Design for their interiors of Houston’s new Hotel Alessandra.

The International Property Awards have celebrated the highest levels of achievement by companies operating in all sectors of the property and real estate industry for the past 25 years. They receive thousands of entries from 115 countries. Salice, the world leader in the field of opening systems and fittings, is the 2018 Associate Sponsor.

Now in its 13th year, the BoY Awards were presented by Interior Design’s Cindy Allen at The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on Nov. 30.  Winners were selected from more than 2,000 submissions in 133 categories; entries are first voted on online by the A&D community and then reviewed by an Interior Design editorial panel.  

"We are honored to receive these accolades for our work – a real measure of excellence – and we thank the distinguished judges and the design community as a whole," said Rottet, who has been inducted into Interior Design magazine's Hall of Fame.  "We are proud and very grateful for the recognition."

The firm’s work on the New York Stock Exchange, done in conjunction with Studios Architecture, won in the “Office Transformation” category of the BoY Awards. The task was to recapture the NYSE’s energy and glamour on the two upper floors of the eight-story 1903 building.  The quietly decorative details include a new Axminster carpet in a distinguished light and dark grey that adds modern elegance to the board room, where the lead glass ceiling, covered since 1920, was also exposed and restored.

The design of the Hotel Alessandra, which opened in Houston in late 2017, incorporates Old World opulence into thoroughly modern surroundings.  

“The inspiration was a sophisticated European named Alessandra who develops a passion for Houston, with its mix of Southern charm and wildcatter spirit,”  said Rottet.

The modern jewel box entry dazzles with a grand marble staircase, floating groin vault ceiling, sepia mirrored walls and decorative stone floors mimicking puddling oil. First introduced here, a color scheme of gallery white, graphite, gold and jade green is repeated throughout the property. Lucienne restaurant is a mesmerizing blend of Viennese vaulted café and NASA space shuttle.  The accommodations are serene and expertly space-planned.

BoY winners will be featured in the December issue of the magazine, on and promoted throughout its digital channels.  

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