The hopsitality-meets-candles hotel is a forthcoming concept focusing on mood, scent and storytelling for an immersive boutique experience

For the experiential, Los Angeles-based boutique Halcyon Hotel, candles and luxury living are at the top of the list. Kathryn Potter, former consultant and art director for the brand, has been working on the idea and launch for years.

“I always had that hotel dream of having my own space to create community experiences around that I don't think existed yet,” says Potter to Fashionista. Traveling around in her former positions for companies like Free People, Reformation and The Wing, Potter became intrigued in particular by the connection between hospitality and scent, dreaming up Halcyon as an extension of her candle brand. Her dream will materialize as a hotel in Los Angeles that will utilize candles and “olfactory stories” (as she describes it) to create unique and immersive stays for guests, using the power of scent to set atmospheres and themes that are entertaining but don't require going out.

 

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Potter's mood-focused brand already boasts an Instagram account with a growing following. While details on the construction and debut of the hotel are limited, Potter's use of olfactory elements to enable captivating storytelling is intended to build an on-trend brand.

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For the experiential, Los Angeles-based boutique Halcyon Hotel, candles and luxury living are at the top of the list. Kathryn Potter, former consultant and art director for the brand, has been working on the idea and launch for years.

“I always had that hotel dream of having my own space to create community experiences around that I don't think existed yet,” says Potter to Fashionista. Traveling around in her former positions for companies like Free People, Reformation and The Wing, Potter became intrigued in particular by the connection between hospitality and scent, dreaming up Halcyon as an extension of her candle brand. Her dream will materialize as a hotel in Los Angeles that will utilize candles and “olfactory stories” (as she describes it) to create unique and immersive stays for guests, using the power of scent to set atmospheres and themes that are entertaining but don't require going out.