Award winning studio Bates Smart has designed a series of premium gaming rooms with exclusive ground floor arrival lobby and dedicated lift for the Crown Mahogany Room, located on Level 1 of Crown Towers Hotel, in Melbourne, Australia. From the first steps within the newly designed Porte Cochere and lift lobby, visitors are introduced to a luxurious experience.
The Mahogany Room is connected to the hotel lobby through an expansive 10 metre high architectural void, featuring a contemporary chandelier designed by Bates Smart. The architecture and design studio pay homage to the established Crown brand, while creating a revitalized contemporary aesthetic.
The interior uses rich references to equestrian themes, and merges it with a vibrant botanical decor. Sumptuous quilted and strapped leather upholstered walls define entries and adorn salon interiors while a visually arresting sandstone colonnade announces the threshold to the newly created space and bespoke facade.
Shimmering screens of delicately crafted mother of pearl make the transition between the rooms activity and an intimate bistro dining room. The hospitality experience is complimented by an extensive bar and lounge featuring a festive interior pavilion of woven leather and brass. A generous exterior terrace takes full advantage of the panoramic views over the Yarra River, Southgate promenade and the city beyond.
The unique elements of the contemporary architectural aesthetic of the glass and sandstone east facade is an integral part of the Mahogany Room interior and Crown Towers Porte Cochere.
Design: Bates Smart
Client: Crown Limited
Area: 5,580 m²
Details: Club membership gaming and hospitality venue incorporating private salons, exclusive restaurant and bar
Completion: October 2011
Awards: IES Vic/Tas Dr Lumiere Award of Excellence, Illumni Infinifity Awards 2012, Gold Award for Façade Lighting, International Association of Lighting Designers Awards 2013, Award of Excellence.
*All images and information courtesy of Bates Smart.