Marriot Hotels (various) Leisure

A series of concepts for Marriott Hotels, redesigning and redeveloping their bar and restaurant propositions within some of their key hotel locations, on behalf of Heron Design.

Brasserie Centrale – Redesigning and rebranding of the main hotel restaurant, creating a welcoming and innovative dining experience. Key features included areas such as the ‘cold counter’ area, which combined an image wall promoting the use of locally sourced food with a deli-style display. The ‘Winehouse’, where brick slips were applied to the walls with vintage wine labels displayed on chalkboards with luxurious fixed seating, low level lighting and feature wine display. The ‘Living Room’ providing comfortable booth seating with a library of bookshelves, encouraging customers to pick up a book and relax with a glass of wine.

Chats Bar – The redevelopment of the existing brand to create a warm, welcoming and contemporary environment. Including comfy fixed seating combined with a collection of thought-provoking and conversational imagery creating the ‘chats wall’, as well as a feature fireplace, lounge-style seating and contemporary bar servery with cracked glass back bar detailing.

Zest – A new concept for Marriott’s Country Hotels. Combining a stylish lounge bar with eatery, serving quality food in a relaxed environment. The concept for Zest was broken down in to three distinct areas. The ‘Session’ area, based on the idea of a group of friends gathering to discuss the days round of golf, includes details such as the ‘horseshoe’ fixed seating and forest wallpaper. The ‘Contemplation’ area has a relaxed lounge feel dominated by the feature fireplace, which creates a warm and welcoming focal point. The space also includes low level seating, scatter cushions, pony skin rugs and intimate lighting. The Dining area includes thick timber tables with rustic-style waiter stations that creates an understated and friendly dining environment.

Work included:

  • Interior Design
  • Fixture Design
  • Interior Styling
  • Design Intent Drawings
  • Component Detailing
  • Site Surveys
  • Specifications Documentation
  • On-site supervision, overseeing the progress of works
  • Off-site supervision, overseeing the manufacture process and prototype development
  • Overseeing and production of snag reports