The historic Saunders-Kennedy Building located in Omaha, Nebraska has been transformed to the The Peregrine Omaha Downtown, Curio Collection by Hilton. Though the building has had several modifications over the past several decades, its importance in the history of Omaha remains.
Trivers served as the design team lead as well as the historic consultant on the project, working with EoA as the Interior Designer. Our research and presentations to local stakeholders led to the award of a local Landmarks Designation as well as a Nebraska State Historic Tax Credit allocation, expanding the financial capacity of the project for our client.
Drawing design inspiration from a family of Peregrine falcons living on top of the neighboring World Insurance Building, the hotel incorporates luxurious, sophisticated yet playful design elements. Restoring an original light well and exposing material changes further enhances the richness of the hotel guest experience. In addition to 89 guest rooms, the program includes a retail shop, restaurant, bar and lounge, and meeting rooms at the first level as well as a small rooftop bar overlooking the City of Omaha. Exterior improvements include removal of modern cladding to uncover remaining historic elements of the façade and recreation of the original first floor storefront openings. Window replacement was phased and the critical 2nd and 7th floor historic windows were recreated.
After years of vacancy, the hotel now brings new life and vitality to the area which will serve as a catalyst for future development.