Located in the tiny American ski town of Sun Valley, a place Earnest Hemingway called home, Hotel Ketchum is a former-motel-turned-boutique-hotel. Tasked with bringing to life the destination’s spirited sense of adventure and the area’s emerging sense of quirk and artistry in a way that existing Sun Valley hotels had yet to celebrate. The overarching goal of this project was to ensure the longtime viability of the hotel’s sustainable design.
Hotel Ketchum’s ecological sensibilities were carefully taken into account from the ground up. As a LEED-Silver certified mountain lodging, Hotel Ketchum was designed with the intent to lighten the property’s ecological footprint and reduce its impact on the environment. Art became the medium through which connected the local community, selecting a muralist from the area to create the wall artwork, as well as local artists to create all work on display at the hotel.
The remodel done from the previous hotel is nothing short of spectacular.Duane Pemberton, Community Digital News, 72 Hours at Hotel Ketchum, 2019