Art Deco is one of the world’s most popular styles of design. A style that arrived in France in the 1920’s and 1930’s, the dictionary defines Art Deco as, “characterized by precise and boldly delineated geometric shapes and strong colors and used most notably in household objects and in architecture.” With a bold and classic feel, and elegant touches throughout, the Tulsa Club Hotel in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is an ode to Art Deco that just might convert a skeptic – or thrill an enthusiast.
Tulsa Club Hotel
When you first enter the Tulsa Club Hotel, it’s like taking a step back in time. With all of the signature Hilton class and elegance, and the artistic flair of the Art Deco movement, it’s an exciting escape from the modern era. The rooms are simple and elegant, with the clean lines and bold design that marks the style, and color palettes that embrace soothing neutrals and bright pops of color.
Room offerings include three different standard room sizes and four suite types. Each suite is spacious and calming, with playful globe lighting, whimsical teal couches and loveseats, half circle lounge chairs and round tables that all embrace the flowing lines and fun of the Art Deco style.
Each room feels plucked right from the last century but has all the modern updates that make traveling in 2022 an exciting and comfortable prospect. To take a look at the accommodations they offer and book your room, visit the website.
However, like any Hilton hotel, the rooms aren’t the only story. The building that holds Tulsa Club Hotel was built in 1927 by famed architect Bruce Goff, originally designed to be a members-only exclusive club. Later, the Tulsa Chamber of Commerce called the building home. But in 2019, Hilton reimagined the building into what has become one of the Midwest’s most beloved boutique hotels, brimming with style, class, and comfort. In a statement, the Tulsa Club Hotel team shares, “‘We’ve been able to revive the sophistication of the 1920s in every way possible: our décor, dining, drinks, and personalized service,’ said Paul van Raamsdonk, General Manager for Tulsa Club Hotel. ‘It’s a grand experience that is fitting for this historic space in Tulsa’s Art Deco District.'”
The 96-room hotel offers dining in the form of Chamber, a modern-American tavern located in the property’s swanky underground. The Tulsa Club website describes Chamber as, “An exclusive spot for breakfast and dinner, the staff delivers warm hospitality and unparalleled service with the trappings and personalization of a private club. The concept driven by Executive Chef Demarcus Kelly, serves hearty plates made in-house with ingredients sourced from regional producers, cheesemakers, and ranchers. This back-to-basics, farm-to-table concept results in impeccable freshness, a reduced carbon footprint, and investment in regional food producers.”
And guests looking to enjoy a nod to the hotel’s Chamber of Commerce roots can sip craft cocktails in the hotel’s bar, aptly named Commerce. It’s a charming historic setting with craft cocktails, brews, and light bites to pair with your perfect boozy and/or caffeinated choice including Tulsa’s famed bourbon. If you’re thinking of something grander, the Tulsa Club Hotel also has a ballroom that’s perfect for weddings, events, or just feeling like royalty for an evening.
Things to Do in Tulsa
While you’re staying at the Tulsa Club Hotel, you’ll want to explore the beautiful city of Tulsa. In the heart of the Midwest, Tulsa boasts a variety of indoor and outdoor activities for everyone’s tastes. Within walking distance of the hotel is the Gathering Place park. It’s a riverfront park with a breathtaking frontage of both downtown and the Arkansas River, a boathouse, splash playground, great lawn, outdoor sports courts, a skate park, a wetland pond and garden, numerous trails, event space, and a magical playground.
If the chill Winter weather has you seeking indoor activities instead, there’s always the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. This venue boasts 6 stages and hosts over 500 events a year, including children’s performances, the symphony, opera, and Broadway Shows.
Stroll to shopping venues, dine in one of the delectable destinations around Tulsa, or stay in and enjoy your quiet room with a view – you can’t go wrong staying at Tulsa Club Hotel.