The hotel has a unique history in Sydney, all the public areas in the hotel are named after famous Australian artists. The space was formerly a lobby bar, which has not been fully utilised.
The client was looking for something up-to-date and functional, yet still ties in with the rest of the existing hotel. Here is where Interior Arc’s contemporary classic design approach really fits into the 5 Star International Hotel market.
The obstacles came about when the designers realised that there were a lot of inherent elements within the ceiling, which meant they had to work with what they had, and make the most out of it in order to make sure the design works as a whole.
The hotel was fully operating during construction, so the designers had to make sure minimum noise was transferred through the hotel, therefore minimising demolition. They re-worked joinery to hide any unwanted elements left behind.
There is an inherent use of metallic paint throughout the hotel, for a sense of opulence. As more contemporary yet classic approach to this sense of opulence, a pearl paint finish was chosen on the ceilings to create that similar reflective effect.
Materials and finishes are already used throughout the hotel were studied, and then the designers brought in fresher, brighter and more contrasting versions of similar quality finishes and materials to create a contemporary space.
The custom carpet design ties the who concept together through the use continuity, the use of circles to tie in with the geometry of the pendant lights, yet with borders which defines the potential use of space.
The design incorporates a fully dimmable lighting system with separate controls to the pendants, downlights and LED ceiling coffers. This allows the users to create high through to low tempo moods for all occasions, allowing maximum flexibility for function room hire.