The Kimpton Aertson Hotel – a one-of-a-kind concept displaying an industrial chic design, filled with unique details at every turn. The Kimpton Aertson Hotel has 180 guestrooms and suites, a gorgeous 4,000-square foot spa, and an eighth floor outdoor living room with swimming pools and cabanas. The hotel is also home to Henley, a modern American brasserie led by James Beard award winning chef, RJ Cooper.
The name Aertson pays homage to Jan Aertson, a Dutch immigrant whose descendant Cornelius Vanderbilt lifted the family legacy to legendary renown. In the year 1650, Jan Aertson emigrated from the Netherlands to America. To honor his home village, Jan changed his surname to “Vanderbilt,” Dutch for “of the Bilt.” 200 years later, railroad tycoon Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jan’s great-great grandson, donated $1 million to establish Vanderbilt University, a landmark that symbolizes the spirit of its founder’s family.
To keep with the chic aesthetic design, Ligman's Smith Light Column was used to line the rooftop pool area. More Smith Columns and Smith Bollards were also used by the entrance of the hotel.