Where can you add decorative lighting in a hotel? Where can’t you, we say. Preciosa Lighting worked with Seattle-based Degen and Degen Architecture and Interior Design on the new build Embassy Suites by Hilton Seattle Downtown Pioneer Square.
Touring this property, you’ll find lighting from Preciosa in the main lobby, elevator lobby, prefunction lobby, ballroom, the dining and breakfast room, the Work Loft Lounge and the Zephyr Bar. The hotel’s lobby is art deco inspired and designers took cues from the golden age of travel as well as the surrounding neighbourhood to bring a sense of place to the space. Preciosa created three fixtures; each more than one metre long and featuring three tubes of dark grey textured glass plates and one made from optical glass with a metal embellishment. By the elevators, guests will wait beneath a set of three lights: two made from dark grey optical glass while the centre one is flat spectrum glass with an organic looking ‘tree bark’ texture.
The Embassy Suites by Hilton Seattle Downtown Pioneer Square has one of the city’s largest ballrooms. Preciosa created six installations each featuring a mix of twisted triangular champagne and clear components plus hand-blown tear-dropped shaped clear, bubbled glass. In the prefunction area, the style of these installations is continued. Stretching more than a metre through the space are the hand-blown tear-dropped shaped clear, bubbled glass components.
In the Zephyr Bar, guests lounge beneath a half of a metre of sparkling lights featuring hand-blown glass shades. The breakfast room is awakened with three U-shaped installations wrapped in champagne coloured metal mesh. Simplicity is the lighting in the Work Loft Lounge, in which three smoky hand-blown crackled glass balls hang.
Degen and Degen Architecture and Interior Design was honoured with a Silver Award, Hospitality Development of the Year by Seattle Business Magazine's 2019 Skyline Awards for this property.