The double-height space of the bar is reached from the upper level. This is a bar to see and to be seen in, lit to glamorous dramatic effect by more than 80 custom-made Swarovski ‘floating’ candles sparkling against the black curtain backdrop. We also lit the curved, metal-bead to bring focus to the rear of the bar, which also acts as a screen for guests as they descend the grand staircase.
This wall narrows and spirals to a meditation space, passing by the reception and café environments. Our lighting design smoothly changes the artificial light from a cool daylight ambience to warm ‘candlelight’ as dusk arrives, easing the day/night transition through all seasons.