Alex Hotel Lobby
/design intent “Integrate a bar experience into the street level of an existing, and award-winning hotel environment.”
The owners wanted to convert the space into a European wine bar experience, enticing passers-by and providing guests with an alternative to stay-in. We worked with the existing materials palette, whilst bringing in terrazzo and Black Japan-stained jarrah to create the new main bar and high bar seating areas.
By orientating the bar to face outward towards the Cultural Centre precinct, the space opens up to connect with the street. Furniture and lighting were selected to sit homogeneously within the hotel, and create the laneway alfresco.
The result is a seamless integration, a meeting place that appears to have always been part of the hotel.