This hotel is an Art Deco gem. The Carew Tower, home of the Netherland Plaza, was built in 1930 in the French Art Deco style.
Here is a Rookwood tile mosaic found in the arcade area of the building.
No surface is left undecorated, display windows, elevator doors...
even the mailbox is a stunning piece of art.
Utility does not sacrifice beauty in this era. You find yourself transported back to the days when style was a part of daily life.
The workmanship was wonderful.
Look at the detail!
Art and design encompass every inch of this place.
I could spend hours just marveling at the thought put into each element.
The ceiling of the restaurant, called the Palm Court, is hand painted with murals and of course more deco detail.
The Carew Tower complex is touted as a city within a city. I am proud to say it is in my city. We enjoyed dinner at our favorite restaurant on the Square, Via Vite', then walked down to the riverfront for the WEBN fireworks, an annual Labor Day event for the past 30 years.
We attended the fireworks with friends and my dad the week of our wedding, 24 years ago.