London Heathrow Marriott Hotel wins at the European Hotel Design Awards
The Marriott Heathrow Conference, Banquet & Event Spaces at London Heathrow Marriott Hotel has won the Event Spaces category at the European Hotel Design Awards.
The subtle interior design theme is inspired by the project’s location. Influences of Heathrow and the close associations of travel are incorporated into the design without being overt; such as the layered design on the carpet which use the shapes formed by the airport runway as inspiration for the pattern. Feature materials and accessories that link back to the ‘vintage’ age of travel are showcased in all spaces and have been introduced into signage, furniture, accessories, etc.
Sasha Stupar Associate at EPR Architects, said: “This space is a re-invention of Conference and Banqueting facilities for our client and is, in our view, a totally unique experience among meeting facilities. We have redesigned the dated, uninspiring layout and generated a new guest experience.
Each area is designed to support different group dynamics and can be easily rearranged by users for different formats. This new flexibility enables transition from group sessions to individual work, and from work to socializing which gives the client more control and increase bookability. A colour scheme of rich browns, steel blues, and polished copper cultivates a welcoming atmosphere which is also enhanced by the carefully selected artwork. We have worked closely with the client and ARTIQ, the artwork consultants to select the most appropriate pieces that reflect our vision for intelligent and meaningful art.”