Boutique hotel group Lark Hotels
is a collection of 17 distinctive properties sited in iconic locales—Stowe, Vermont, Nantucket, Oak Bluffs, and Kennebunkport, Maine to name a few. The properties, all of which have opened under the Lark umbrella in the last five years, are intimate in scale—most range between 9 to 36 rooms.
Guest rooms, common areas, and dining rooms have a modern feel paired with a chic sense of luxury, lots of imagination, and whimsical touches. The Lark hotel experience is a design-lover’s dream: You can always expect a cheerful atmosphere, well-appointed furnishings, vibrant colors, and plenty of pattern and texture. Boston designer Rachel Reider
is in charge of the interior design for Lark Hotels. “Sense of place is key in setting the tone for each hotel,” says Reider. “Before we get started we look at the area to get a good understanding of the environment we are in; then, we try to find a niche that hasn’t been filled by any other hotel nearby.”
To avoid the feeling of mass-produced interiors that tend to be de rigueur for most large hotel groups, Lark strives to feature the work of local and up-and-coming artists at its properties, and each one has a distinctive flair that sets it apart from others in the group. Of course, there is cohesion in the design, says Reider. “There are certain characteristics shared in all Lark properties. Guests know they will always find great beds and modern bedding; great technology; the warm, unique experience of a bed and breakfast with all the comforts a modern day traveler craves.”