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Clement InterContinental Hotel

Clement InterContinental Hotel Monterey, California Clement InterContinental Hotel Front Entrance Clement InterContinental Hotel Patio @ Night Clement InterContinental Hotel The Bar Clement InterContinental Hotel Lobby Clement InterContinental Hotel Reception Clement InterContinental Hotel Hallway Clement InterContinental Hotel Overlooking the ocean and Monterey Bay, this luxury hotel is ideally situated in the heart of John Steinbeck’s historic Cannery Row in Monterey, CA. Guests can explore the Monterey Bay Aquarium next door or visit local fashionable boutiques, delectable eateries, and upscale galleries nearby. The hotel exterior harmonizes with the old historic “Cannery Row” style buildings nearby but the interior is very contemporary and luxurious. The hotel includes all of the quality amenities a guest would expect from a luxury hotel including a high end restaurant, health spa, valet parking and well-appointed guest rooms with spectacular views. The Challenge The hotel architecture and lighting design had to blend into the historic environment of the surroundings while offering a luxurious guest experience. The Design Decorative exterior lighting was specified to enhance the nostalgic “Cannery Row” architectural features. Anti-corrosion finishes were selected to withstand the caustic salt water environment yet age with a patina. Decorative lighting fixtures for the more contemporary interior were fitted with compact fluorescent lamps for maximum efficiency in a comfortable 2700K color temperature. Accent lighting for art is provided by 50W MR16 lamps with appropriate beam spread and lenses aimed from a concealed track above the suspended wood ceiling system. A special effects lighting and sound system was developed to create an surreal underwater theme experience in the main stairwell using projectors and fiber optics. Clement InterContinental Hotel IIDA National Award...

Hotel Luca (North Block)

Hotel Luca Yountville, California Hotel Luca Guest Room Hotel Luca   Cantinetta Piero   Hotel Luca Spa Lounge Hotel Luca Guest Room North Block (formerly Hotel Luca) is a modern boutique hotel located in Napa Valley’s idyllic town of Yountville; wine country’s most coveted epicurean locale. Situated at the north end of this culinary mecca, North Block is a perfect destination for food and wine connoisseurs: a short stroll to top restaurants and small production wine tasting rooms and home to Redd Wood, the latest restaurant from acclaimed chef Richard Reddington. A mix of old world charm and modernity, North Block Hotel is designed for an unpretentious wine country escape. The stone façade and welcoming entrance are lined with citrus trees, hand-painted tiles and softly lit lanterns. The well-appointed guest rooms are simple and sophisticated with modern touches like luxurious linens, flat screen televisions, wi-fi and iPod entertainment docking station The Challenge The owner/client had a vision of how the hotel should look and operate. His vision included aspects of an old world traditional Italian Villa blended with contemporary technology and comfort. The primary goal of the lighting design was to include traditional elements and details that would complement the historic architecture but provide efficient and high quality lighting. The Design In keeping with the vision, the client imported ornate elements, tiles and accessories from Tuscany to be merged into the architectural and interior design. In one case, old recycled terra cotta roof tiles were made into exterior wall sconces for lighting the guest room entries and decks. Many of the interior lighting fixtures for the restaurant were a blend...