The Committee is a return to the culinary art and tradition of the Midwest chophouse—delivering Omaha’s promise of famous steaks with the story of an off-the-record members club.
Between 1920 and 1935, key decision-makers of the Cottonwood Hotel held a weekly poker game centered around food and community. It's rumored that within this late-night circle, they not only gambled but took turns cooking for the group, and made many of the pivotal decisions for the hotel’s future.
A century later, we revisit their story to craft a familial and time-honored identity, bringing the same spirit and cheer back to the original meeting space, establishing a new vision for the club, inclusive to anyone searching for quality cuts and expert cocktails.
Custom wallpaper brings story and intrigue into the space, celebrating the characters of the original committee.
Taking cues from the past, the menu suite features playful typography and hand-drawn illustrations to capture a contemporary spin on a classic era.
- Brand Identity
- Signage & Wayfinding
- Brand Guidelines
The Cottonwood Team | Davidson Hospitality Group, Pivot Hotels, Kimpton Hotels, Greenslate Development
Architecture & Interiors | DLR Group
Photography | Dana Damewood
OMFGCO Team | Fritz Mesenbrink, Jordan Metcalf, Lauren Masterson, Megan Snelten, Ed Martin, Orion Janeczek, Andrew Ward