Posts filed under hotel design

The Felix Hotel, Sydney Australia - Space Control

"Space Control Design have chosen an Australian version of the ‘mid-century modern’ theme for the interior design of The Felix Hotel at Sydney Airport. The 150 room hotel has inverted the idea of the ‘lobby in the ground foyer’ and so has created a double height glazed penthouse reminiscent of New York’s ‘Boom Boom Room’ overlooking the private jet section of Sydney’s International Airport. The Penthouse check-in area is a breezy modern space rivalling LA’s Standard Hotel franchise. It also serves as a bar, lounge area, conference rooms and outdoor cinema space complete with a gold tiled fireplace. Space Control Design have deliberately chosen a colour palette and furniture selection of copper, pink, green and powder blue referencing the mid-century aesthetic of yesteryear. All rooms have built-in furniture pieces made of compact laminate and steel, custom design pieces including handmade copper light shades evocative of the fifties era and one-off room colourful perspex artwork. We collaborated with fabric designer Kerrie Brown’s to create retro inspired fabric designs and prints for the use in luxurious curtains and cushions throughout the hotel fitout. We also commissioned a series of works depicting Australian legend Ned Kelly from our generation’s answer to Sydney Nolan - Peter Bainbridge. His oversized work on a tri-vison screen punctuates the penthouse lobby. Although Australian-centric The Felix Hotel has a distinct international flavour. It is more than bricks and mortar - it is a successful collaboration with this country’s best designers, artists and artisans. I wanted to create an Australian hotel for travellers from all around the world who could enjoy a slice of Australian design." - space control

The Drifter Hotel, New Orleans US - Nicola Cota Studio

"In New Orleans, a 1956 motel – a brick pile complete with period signage and typical low-rise architecture – underwent a refurbishment that retains the nostalgic feel of the structure while at the same time infusing it with modern tastes. “The overall vision of The Drifter is to provide a well-designed sanctuary space for open and like-minded locals as well as global explorers”, says co-founder of The Drifter Hotel, Jayson Seidman. Its location in an emerging neighbourhood may very well have something to do with that. Typically described as a ‘melting’ pot, New Orleans is a place full of lively sounds and delectable aromas. The city’s authenticity derives from its cultural legacy, in terms of music, food and libertarianism, and The Drifter positions itself as a hospitality concept for those who “are looking to seek out and discover some of the best kept secrets of any city”, according to Seidman. The Drifter boasts a private swimming pool, a pool bar with wooden and white tile accents, and a private courtyard space. Greenery is ample and lush thanks to New Orleans’ subtropical climate. Inside, the tiling recurs in different guises – on poles, patterned – while the terrazzo flooring and furniture is cozy and modern in muted tones. The guestrooms continue with the theme of pristine white tiles and bedding in combination with wooden details. “From a design perspective, I had a strong interest in respecting the late 1950s motel architecture”, says Nicole Cota, the founder of the eponymous studio which oversaw the project’s interior design. The Drifter certainly invites its patrons to kick about at their leisure. There’s a café with specialty coffee from La Colombe and baked goods, food trucks and pop-ups come round on a regular basis, and there’s also much for the eye to behold. With plans for a packed event calendar as well as exhibits, The Drifter on Tulane Avenue promises to be New Orleans’ new people-magnet." - yatzer / nicole cota studio

Hampstead Mews House, London UK - Space + Matter

"SPACE+MATTER were appointed to fully refurbish a typical Victorian mews house in a conservation area in Hampstead, London. In reconfiguring and extending the existing ground floor, we created an open, flowing space with defined living, kitchen and dining areas that work well for a young family. Redesigning the layouts of the first and second floors also allowed for more practical access to each of the bedrooms. The garden was landscaped and transformed into a tranquil and spacious outdoor area that can be used for entertaining as well as providing a safe children's play area flowing directly from the house. Further outdoor space was created by the addition of a large, private roof terrace at first floor level overlooking the garden." - space+matter