Banking on Success

The Vault Hotel was opening in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and needed an website to tell its story. A story with a modern twist in downtown Houghton, complete with remnants of the bank building that once was present in the space.


The space wasn’t ready for guests yet, but they wanted a website the minute they were open. The MONTE team jumped into action – taking photos, designing, and building the website all in less than a week. Matt captured photos as placeholders in each of the boutique hotel’s 17 rooms, on each of the three uniquely themed floors – from old money to new money to found money.

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Capturing the Details

Being located in a historic downtown building, there were endless details to capture, from the teller windows to the bank boxes and the vault in one of the guest rooms, where guests can relax and enjoy a drink in the quiet. Matt captured the intricacies of the room décor, the vaulted ceilings, the modern and luxurious comfort, the exquisite coffee and mini bars, the patios with a vantage point, and the elegant bathrooms.

Striking Gold

The website design utilizes a photo-driven approach to portray the beauty of the spaces on each level and in each room. The scrolling home page highlights the lobby, unique features throughout the boutique Houghton hotel, and the dynamic style from each floor. As guests scroll down the page, they are greeted with images of a room on each floor, while being provided easy links to book their next stay. The omnipresent phone number and “stay with us” links ensure guests are never far from booking their stay.

Richly Appointed

Photography is also featured prominently in the Gallery, which encourages guests to explore the rooms on each floor through easily accessible links and invites guests to get to know the space before their date of arrival.

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In under one week we photographed, designed, and built a website that secures the Vault Hotel a prominent web presence—all with a design that speaks to the beauty and grandeur you’ll find when you walk through the doors.

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