Designed by our artist in residency, Bruno Billio, the Billio Room, 314 features many of the original Gladstone antiques – repurposed to create an atmosphere of nostalgic grandeur that includes modern conveniences for the contemporary traveler.
In referencing historic photographs of the Gladstone Hotel rooms and in collecting original Gladstone period pieces of furniture, room 314 attempts to envelope the guest with sensations of what was the Gladstone and what the Gladstone has come to be.
Rich Italian fabrics, with floral patterns of red, gold and fuchsia drape the two large picture windows. An enlarged copy of proposed elevations to the Gladstone, by original architect George Miller, hangs on the east wall. In contemporary contrast, a string installation seems to float along the ceiling just above the classical queen size bed like a dream catcher.