“Let’s meet in the hotel lobby.” “Let’s meet in the Greatroom.” Which one sounds more inviting? Guests and visitors to the Toronto Marriott Markham have the Greatroom at their disposal. The idea came from the designers at II by IV Design who conceived this as central gathering place for guests. They figuratively translated the concept through a series of curved rhythmic lines on the ceiling, light fixtures, carpeting and contemporary furniture. Their goal was to create a feeling of lavish comfort while unifying the interiors.
Dominating the Greatroom is Draco, a 68-metre, 1,500 kilogram crystal ceiling light installation by Preciosa. This massive piece was custom handcrafted and designed in Crystal Valley using 1,235 crystal rods. A polished chrome spine allows it to illuminate and dance across the central ceiling space. Draco is the one of the largest sculptural crystal ribbons of its kind and the largest in Canada. It was inspired by a dragon’s tail.