QUEENSTOWN // NEW ZEALAND
Client: Reddy Group
The existing 3 star plus hotel and serviced apartments comprises a group of semi linked buildings enclosing a welcoming courtyard entry and porte-cochere. The buildings shield the visitor from the surrounding mountain range beyond. The visitor is greeted at reception which opens up through the waiting, bar and dining areas under a timber ceiling finished gable roof with exposed beams, to the panoramic view of the Remarkables. The reception becomes solid and comfortable with more earthy and touchable materials of leather and stone and the colours of brown and dark grey of the mountains. The ceiling timber is lightened by more uplighting from new suspended lanterns. Schist stone and shades of brown create a rich background for the fireplace and leather armchairs in the waiting area. The bar is re-orientated and revitalised with lively lighting and displays.
New leather and stone finishes reinforce the connectivity from reception and waiting areas to the dining and social gathering areas. New dark grey and brown tones in the carpet and wall compliment the comfortable leather chairs and contrast the new warm and brightly lit timber ceilings, for those gathering to eat and drink before the majestic mountain panorama.