A happy marriage between timeless design and a modern building program is apparent in the Royal Park Hotel, the town’s crown jewel. This contextual design solution cooperates with the historical fabric of Rochester and is responsive to the Paint Creek meandering along the edge of the property. The five-story, U-shaped building maximizes views of the river by arranging significant guest rooms, restaurant spaces, and patio space parallel to the river. The plan also creates a courtyard space boasting a conservatory with gardens affording the interior rooms a special delight. Detailed in the durable palette of brick, stone, and slate, the design reflects the commitment that design excellence can be both modern and sensitive to our communities.