• Congratulations Nate

    March 9th, 2015 by Michal

    When Nate Whitley began working at the Modern Hotel and Bar he arrived with a smile and a kind “hey”. Nate’s the opposite of the stereotypical chef. Humble and friendly, he’s a sort of anti-Gordon Ramsay. He continues to impress us with his ability to create great food with local ingredients.

     

    We are happy to report Chef Whitley was recently nominated for the Northwest’s James Beard award. We are proud of the work he does here at the Modern Hotel and Bar and his gentle presentation on our palates and in our Modern hearts. Thank you, Nate

     


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  • The First In-Room Film Festival: 39 Rooms

    February 20th, 2015 by Michal

    The First In-Room Film Festival: 39 Rooms
    Boise, Idaho – February 20, 2015 – The Modern Hotel and Bar present the first in-room film festival.
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    The Modern Hotel and Bar has recently launched what is possibly the first “in-room” film festival.

    Over the past year and a half the Modern has–with the help of Laura Mehlaff from Sun Valley Film Festival–acquired these films, through an open competition, for our own in-room film festival. Over 150 film submissions were received from throughout the world. They came from Idaho but they also came from Spain, the Russian Federation and even Tajikistan.

    Now guests can watch short films specifically selected for the festival on the Modern Hotel‘s own Channel 39. They will even be able to vote for their favorite films, which will be awarded the honor of Guest’s Favorite Award.

    Here are the selections for this year’s first international round of the festival:
    • Retire for the Evening, Written and Directed by Ed Hellmanilm
    • Sheltered Love, by Alex Italics, Director; Co-Producer
    • Juba-lation, Filmed and Edited by Andy Lawless
    • ZIMA by Cristina Picchi
    • Cities and Memories, by Yuqi Kang, Poetry by Italo Calvino
    • BEAST, by Brock Forrette
    • One Thing to Take, directed and animated by Bill Pettitt, story by Christian Winn
    • August, Director/Producer: Michael Moody Culpepper,
    • Baby Crazy by Haroula Rose, Writer/Director

    Several of the films are world premieres, while others have been previously selected by other festivals. Baby Crazy premiered at the Sun Valley Film Festival last year and Zima was selected by Sundance. Either way we think these films are worthy of another audience. The 39 Rooms Film Festival is another way the Modern Hotel supports the Arts: by encouraging filmmakers and providing another venue to show their work.

    This July we are accepting submissions for films about the Basque Country and culture. We will show them in the rooms during Jaialdi in July.

    Contact:
    Michal Lloyd
    Michal@themodernhotel.com
    1314 W Grove St.
    Boise, Idaho 83702
    Ph: 208-319-4684


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  • CALL FOR ARTISTS OF ALL DISCIPLINES FOR THE 8TH ANNUAL MODERN ART EVENT

    January 10th, 2015 by Michal

    modern-artTHE MODERN HOTEL IS AGAIN OPENING ITS
    ROOMS FOR ARTISTS TO DISPLAY, SHOW, CREATE
    LIVE, OR PERFORM THEIR WORK.
    SUBMISSION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE modern art artist form.2 2015 OR AT THE FRONT DESK.
    FORMS DUE AT THE MODERN HOTEL BY MARCH 9th.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE EMAIL:
    modart@themodernhotel.com


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  • Flashback to 1960

    December 7th, 2014 by Michal

    Flashback to 1960 when 1314 W Grove was a Travelodge. In 2007 it was renovated and reopened as the Modern Hotel and Bar. Later in 2010 the Modern Hotel was awarded the Orchid for Contribution to Historic Preservation.

    Read more about the Orchid award at http://www.preservationidaho.org/programs/orchids-onions/2010/modern-hotel-bar


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  • #InBedattheModernHotel

    August 16th, 2014 by Michal

    Tour de Fat Photos


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