Every once in awhile a project comes along that is grand enough in scale that it has the potential to become and icon. Anderson Knight Architects relishes the opportunity to rise to the occasion and deliver truly inspirational designs on a scale that can not only change the MHK skyline, but how people nationally perceive the community.
The Bluemont Hotel is a 112 room upscale hotel situated in the heart of the Manhattan, KS adjacent to and designed to fit in with both the predominant limestone buildings on the Kansas State University campus as well as the feel of the individual red brick structures lining Moro Street in the Aggieville Business District. A two level parking garage attached behind the hotel provides 123 parking spaces, and the first floor provides several retail spaces in addition to the hotel lobby, bar and support spaces. The fifth floor features conference and business meeting rooms as well as a rooftop garden, offering views to Aggieville, KSU and the scenery of the Flint Hills that surround MHK.
As the dream unfolded it was apparent that AKA had to take the opportunity to pay hommage to the oldest land grant college in the country. The use of limestone block facade and the street side knee high stone wall hark of the landscape and buildings that are the landmark of design at KSU. Walk through campus and view beautiful limestone buildings, as well as an array of foliage and you will feel the seamless transition.
Or, step across the street and enjoy local dining, shopping and nightlife in the famous Aggieville Business district, our designs also drew inspiration from the from the red brick structures that line Moro St in this 125 year old hub of community entertainment.