HISTORY IN THE MAKING

CELEBRATING + REFRESHING ICONIC PLACES

Memories and experiences fill our till over 25 years of placemaking. This collection of meaningful properties that we have helped to usher forward, showcases how we invoke the best of all worlds: places that are deeply rooted in the past, yet now entirely reinvented for the future. Powerful in stature and driven by the vision and spirit of our amazing clients, who entrust us to respectfully create and push the boundaries, Korn’s own history is written in these stories.

2007 – The Liberty Hotel: Unlocking Luxury
The overarching creative brief was to transform The Charles Street Jail, unoccupied and derelict for 15 years, located beside a hospital in a not-so-desireable side of town, into a luxury hotel. Why not? Driven by the vision of developer Dick Friedman, Carpenter & Company, the brilliance of architect Gary Johnson and his team at C7A, with inspired interiors by Champalimaud, Korn joined the band to orchestrate the brand positioning and expression of this now reknowned, iconic and historic project. View Project >

2018 – Hotel Saranac: An Adirondack Love Affair
With family ties to the region dating back almost 100 years, our client, The Roedel Companies recognized the importance of this legendary grand hotel. Alongside them, Korn Design worked to shepherd the return of an icon, preserving the glorious historic grandeur while creating a luxurious destination for “explorers.” View Project >

2013 – Castle Hill Inn: “Grace’s” Favorite Point
Dramatic is an understatement when referencing this 40-acre estate/Relais and Chateaux destination, overlooking the Naragansett Bay in Newport, RI. A favorite escape spot for Grace Kelley, the property evokes a timeless chic and relaxed elegance that is quintessential New England and Newport. It was time for a refresh to restore their brand identity to embody the history, soul and elegance of the property, capture its authentic Newport vibe and reflect its timeless appeal to both loyals and a new generation of guests seeking a contemporary luxury experience. View Project >

2016 – The MAYFLOWER: The Grande Dame Sails Again
Tapping into the rich vein of its storied past and celebrating its proud heritage as an iconic historic destination, Korn recast The Mayflower as a vibrant and elegant social hub — restating its distinction as the capital city’s foremost host. The heart of this rebrand was less new invention and more a hale and hearty respect for the original identity and story of The Mayflower – a spirited restoration. View Project >

We are excited to share 25 pivotal projects, partnerships and creative moments with you over the next six months. Subscribe to our Newsletter to get monthly updates of our 25 years of projects. Follow us on Instagram to see more behind the scenes at Korn over the last 25 years!

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