Architecture Fans Can Stay At The Last Remaining Hotel Designed By Frank Lloyd Wright
By Rachel Cromidas in Arts & Entertainment on Jun 8, 2015 8:15PM
For the architecture buffs among us who have dreamed of living in one of Frank Lloyd Wright's exquisite, Prairie School-style homes, here's a partial solution. Frank Lloyd Wright fans can book a stay at a Park Inn Hotel in Mason City, Iowa, which was designed by Wright, built in 1910 and recently restored for $18.1 million.
The hotel features design elements Wright went on to use in Chicago's Midway Gardens and Tokyo's Imperial Hotel. It was renovated in 2010 after a long period of economic decline.
While the renovation stayed true to Wright's architectural vision whenever possible, it also required expanding the size of many of the hotel rooms, which were just 10 feet by 10 feet, according to the hotel's website. The hotel also needed some very modern upgrades. including electric systems and an elevator.
The Park Inn Hotel, also known as Wright on the Park, is the only of Wright's five hotels still around today. It's a bit of a trek from Chicago, a little over a six hour drive, but perfect for a weekend getaway away from the city.