HLB teamed up with Gensler and CCS Architecture to customize both interior and exterior lighting design with new and existing architectural elements. The new restaurant and bar in Union Square has been packaged into a contemporary, urban, luxurious, and sophisticated iconic hotel. The hotel lobby and mezzanine lighting was reworked, creating a stylish urban ambiance of classic and contemporary themes. Identifying the local region of Northern California was the defining concept that drove the lighting design.
The quality approach consisted of high volume interior lobby/mezzanine with heavy thick stone columns for that monolithic dark 70’s existing persona. Subtle illumination of glass, wood and metal materiality was introduced, including additional rebranded spaces in the hotel: 3-meal dining, wine bar, connecting stair, main hotel entrance and canopy, and meeting room spaces.