GA Design have achieved further shortlist success in the International Hotel & Property Awards 2015. The Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center will compete for the Hotel over 200 Rooms Award (Europe).
A grand, Art Deco inspired 840-room hotel with stylish and luxurious restaurants and bars, 12,000m2 of conference facilities, and the glamourous Eforea Spa spread over three floors.
The main sources of inspiration for the design concept were Ralph Lauren and his masculine style and palette of blues and greys, combined with a subtle art deco style to the detailing which also allowed there to be some connection between the interior and exterior architecture. The Lobby and Public spaces feature plaster sculptured surfaces, classic columns and dramatic high ceilings that add a sense of grandeur but generally have a neutral wall palate of painted surfaces, allowing the architecture to shine. Due to the scale of the public spaces it was important to maintain a sense of warmth and comfort and so furniture and accessories were chosen for their high-end residential feel.
Continuing the influence of the Art Deco period, in the Globe Restaurant rich colours and bold geometric shapes have been used alongside luxurious finishes, mirror panelled walls and influences from other cultures such as the Chinese lantern style lights. Styled with a classic and masculine feel The Grand Bar features opulent velvets, accent piping details, and high-back, winged chairs with deep buttoning. The lighting is kept atmospheric with feature pendants and lamps along with a double-sided fire set within an imposing Nero Marquis column.
The guestrooms are given a masculine and executive edge in design, again referencing Ralph Lauren in the cool greys, carpet patterns, and lighting selections. Wood finishes throughout are generally walnut mid-tone adding warmth to the rooms. The bathroom is designed to be a highlight in terms of appointment and colours. Black Nero Marquina marbles are used on the walls with the floor being a brown grey marble. Above the bathtub is a specific Turkish ceramic moulded tile to give impact as a sculptural wall.