Client: MyHotels, Jubilee Quarter, Brighton - 2008
Interior Lighting Design scheme
Brighton's newest boutique hotel, the third in the successful MyHotels chain made a bold statement when it arrived in the Jubilee quarter of this vibrant city, with its unique philosophy of 'where Freddy Mercury meets the Maharishi' and the interior design vision of New York's Karim Rashid with his trademark curves and drama.
Brief: Eleni was commissioned to light specific key areas of the hotel, along with the restaurant and bar, working within very specific brand guidelines.
Concept: In the hotel lobby a stunning illuminated star, inset into the Bisazza terrazzo floor was chosen to 'wow' clients with some drama on entrance, this was done using an RGB, LED colour changing system.
In the main corridors initial client ideas were challenged with the introduction of a much more energy efficient LED solution, far more suited to a 24-hour venue. The strength of key brand features such as the feng shui crystals adorning the hallways were highlighted with accent lighting.
In the 4 premier suites; Heaven, Bamboo, Carousel and Jade, the interior lighting was required to directly reflect the interior design theme of each room. Bespoke handmade lampshades were chosen to replicate precious materials such as jade and bamboo. Working very closely with the interior designers on the scheme allowed total design integration, resulting in maximum impact.
Quote from Imran Hussain Media Relations & Entertainment Manger for MyHotels
“In 2008 we opened the doors to our flagship hotel, myhotel Brighton. Suffice to say the lighting scheme for the hotel was a vital aspect - with a number curved walls and rounded spaces the lighting had to reflect the progressive, cutting edge design philosophy to which the hotel adhered. Both timing and delivery were critical. Working with Eleni was a pleasure, she really understood our brand and corporate philosophy - creating lighting solutions that were awe-inspiring but practical. Being within the margins of a hotel it was crucial that the lighting scheme for the respective areas was not only aesthetically pleasing, but also functional - Eleni truly captured our vision.”