The hotel is being developed by
Lucie Searle ASH NYC (with consultancy work by Lucie Searle) and project architects are Christine West and Phil Derby of Kite Architects Inc. Rhode Island artist Nate Nadeau is making the bed frames, and Recycle-a-Bike of Providence will provide refurbished vintage bikes for guests. The Dean hopes to attract young professionals by offering rates in the affordable $85 to $135 a night range.
Judging by this Yahoo review, the Sportman's Inn had rental rooms even during its strip club days. Albeit not ones we'd want to stay in:
The staff was friendly and sympathetic to the fact that I was actually there to sleep and not for the gentleman's club on the first floor ... The bathroom had the hair of previous visitors everywhere and what appeared to be a blood splatter on one of the cabinet doors. That said, the service was excellent, the location was decent, and the price was okay."
The Dean is expected to open in November and facilities will include a lobby bar, coffee bar by Bolt Coffee Company, and, most excitingly, a karaoke bar called The Boombox.
[Photo: Facebook/The Dean Hotel]