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Kiowa Hotel & Event Center Kiowa, OK

Kiowa call themselves Gaigwu, most given with the meaning “Principal People.” Inspired by their expressive heritage, Beck Design created a hotel and event center reminiscent of the Kiowa tribe itself.

Symbolism played an important part in the rich design of this building, starting at the monumental entrance through the hotel and into the event center. The main entry and drop represents the open arms welcoming visitors and guest as they enter through the imagery of the historical teepee.

The Kiowa’s traditions embrace entering the building on the east where the sun rises and the colors of red and purple which have direct relations to their tribal towns. The Kiowa tribe’s organic culture was the inspiration for the interior design. The intricate weaving of their pottery, rich history and vibrant colors take in the space.