DESIGNWILKES Sdn Bhd have reached the shortlist again in the International Hotel & Property Awards 2014, this time in the Bar/Club/Lounge Category.
The Library Bar and Lounge, located in The Leela Palace, Chennai, sits off the main Lobby of the hotel overlooking the sea of Bengal. The team’s mission was to create a Bar that continued in the hotel group Library Bar tradition. As Chennai is derived from the Tamil word face, a series of large painted faces greet you upon entry into the Library Bar.
It was to be opulent and palatial with a timeless elegance and youthful appeal, as the design team overlooked the sea Chennai is traditionally a very hot and humid climate so they chose a cool cobalt blue as a dominant colour theme.
Mixed with a golden palette, back lit blue hand cast glass mixes with the blue mirror, glass and leather clad celing. It is moody, and dramatic.