The Vibe: Sense of place.
The Area: In the heart of New Haven, Connecticut, just a block from the Yale campus.
The DNA: In 1886, Alice Blake became the first woman to graduate from Yale University. The trailblazer, who died before her 30th birthday, serves as the namesake of The Blake Hotel. A soothing palette and rich materials, defined by millwork, leather upholstery, concrete flooring, and blackened steel accents defines the lobby. Eclectic seating nooks evoke a series of fantastic living rooms: light, bright, and warm. Still, it’s the cozy, yet dramatic fireplace that adds a moment of gravitas to the New England enclave. Surrounded by expansive library shelves, books, artwork, and collectibles firmly root the property in its location. The Hamilton Park restaurant interior is anchored by a palette of blue and tan leather, while clean brass tones and crisp, and off-white ceramic tiling while full-height windows flood the space with natural light, amplifying the rich red, orange, and pink tones of a stained glass divider.
Suite-Me-Up: Taking inspiration from urban pieds-à-terre, the spacious guestrooms have rust-colored velvet seating, dramatic upholstered headboards, and furnishings in dark walnut and mahogany mimic the wood tones in the lobby while providing a more hushed and inviting aesthetic.
Seen: Hospitality Design
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 108 rooms & suites (35-62m2) (377-677 sq ft) • hotel opened: 2019 • interior design: Alexander Waterworth, HVS Design • parking possible nearby (charged) • pets allowed • 24-hour front desk • wheelchair accessible