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Interior Design: The Waiting Room

Nov 24, 2010
  • Article by Online Editor
  • Photography by Earl Carter
  • Designer
  • Architect Bates Smart

Inspired by a fine piece of vintage crystal glassware, The Waiting Room was influenced by the grand hotels of post WWII in Europe and the Americas and aspires to opulence, longevity and comfort.

Respectful and complementary to the soon-to-be-refurbished hotel lobby of Crown Towers, The Waiting Room combines grandeur with intimate detail and style, and presents a series of rooms of ever-decreasing proportions with increasing levels of intimacy.

Custom designed fittings and furnishings have been developed to create a unique space and a monumental, formal entrance connects the faceted and mirrored ‘jewel box’ interior with the adjacent hotel lobby.

A place for a cocktail on the way out, a romantic hideaway, or a place of comfort away from home, The Waiting Room transforms from casual lounge during the day to a sophisticated cocktail bar at night.

*Team* Architects: Grant Cheyne of Bates Smart and David Nock of 1:1 Architects

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