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lobby bookshelves at the Grady HotelThe Grady Hotel is Louisville’s new five-story boutique hotel. The 33,000 SF structure was built in 1883 and at one point serve as the Swann Hat Factory. The splendid hospitality destination features an extensive sample of Stanton Millwork’s high-quality casework and finishes.

The first floor pilasters and the elevator lobby panels and trim were made using custom wood panels with the grain, texture, and stain to match ASI Chromatic Wood.

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The stairs leading to the cellar-turned-bar required freshening up. Stanton installed oak wood caps and pre-finished oak wood stair treads, resulting in a moody transition into the speakeasy-inspired bar, named Wild Swann. The columns were glass-wrapped columns with a new wood veneer bottom and a metal base applied.

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Many assume that Stanton Millworks, being a millshop, focuses on woodworking. Our teams have a vast portfolio of products in metal, plastic laminate, solid surface counter tops, and wood veneer. Scope throughout the Grady Hotel that worked with these materials include:

  • Plastic laminate die wall interior – what and where was this? Is this “GRADY HOTEL” sign?
  • Metal bases around the lounge columns
  • Millwork in the den crafted from plastic laminate
  • Many solid surface counter tops including the public restroom vanities, lobby buffet, back bar, drink station, and more

This historic home benefited from a variety of different styles of casework.

The extensive casework package in wood veneer encompassed the first-floor lobby bookcases, den bookcases, and the bar and lounge millwork. When created with Stanton’s care and quality, wood veneer can be an affordable option that still delivers a high-end appearance to your product. Even the stunning lounge accent wall covering was crafted using a wood veneer.

The final product is a showstopper. It received the Best Boutique Hotel of 2021 Under 100 Rooms Award & Winner of the Best Boutique Design Project of 2021.

main lobby of the Grady hotel
cabinet in main lobby of Grady Hotel
lobby bookshelves at the Grady Hotel
elevator lobby at the Grady Hotel
stair case and interior view of Wild Swann
bookcases in Wild Swann
bathroom vanity

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