• Prize
    Winner in Interior Design Hotel – Boutique
  • Company/Firm
  • Lead Designer
    Nicole Hollis
  • Other Designer(s)
    Brandon Asbury, Ana Seabra-Gomes, Marissa Allen, Sunny Chung
  • Architect
    Carrasco & Associates
  • Photo Credit
    Douglas Friedman
  • Location
    Palo Alto, CA

Nestled on a quiet, tree lined street in Palo Alto, California, just steps from the charming downtown main street, lies the winsome entrance of the el PRADO hotel. Spanish inspired living greets you at every corner with restful, yet curious, garden inspired details and discoverable lounges.

Driven by the experience of being received to a stately Spanish home, the flow encourages guests to embrace the casual and intimate approach to hospitality. Custom millwork and archways pay homage to the era and introduce a whimsical and romantic experience. Original elements are revived with thoughtful vision. The terracotta floor embraces the Spanish architecture while the updated black finish harmonizes with the deeply saturated textiles throughout. Plant lined atrium windows streaming with California light balance the botanical, rich tones. Vintage inspired lighting and furniture embrace the residential feel and are matched with refined, curated modern details to transport guests to a lush, immersive escape.

NICOLEHOLLIS conceives timeless interiors that elevate the human spirit. This award-winning collective of interior designers, interior architects, and furniture designers is led by creative director and principal Nicole Hollis in partnership with her husband, CEO Lewis Heathcote.

NICOLEHOLLIS offers a holistic approach to the art of living through residential, hospitality, and product design. The studio’s portfolio of clients includes global leaders and notable innovators who appreciate the ability to create a home that supports and enhances their family's chosen lifestyle.