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Robert A.M. Stern Architects is a 265-person company of architects, interior designers, and supporting staff. Over its fifty-year history, the studio has established an international reputation as a leading design company with wide experience in residential, commercial, and institutional work. In this article, we will talk about the international hospitality interior design ideas from Robert A.M. Stern Architects!
As the company’s practice has diversified, its geographical scope has widened to include projects in Europe, Asia, South America, and throughout the United States. Robert A.M. Stern Architects maintains an attention to detail and commitment to design quality which has earned international recognition, numerous awards and citations for design excellence, including National Honor Awards of the American Institute of Architects, and a lengthening list of repeat clients.
Sharing a city block with the Woolworth Building, Cass Gilbert’s iconic 1913 skyscraper, 30 Park Place combines a 189-key five-star Four Seasons hotel with 157 top-end condominium apartments in a slender 82-story tower that has become an important landmark among the constellation of towers in Manhattan’s Downtown. The hotel entrance on Barclay Street leads visitors into four floors of lobbies, lounges, restaurants, ballrooms, meeting facilities, and a spa and fitness center. The grand stair to the public rooms of the hotel faces a through-block garden framed by a lower annex building that conceals building services and access to below-grade parking. A separate entrance and lobby on Park Place serves the residences. Amenities for the apartments are located on the 38th floor; the function rooms open to exterior loggias. The limestone and precast concrete shaft of the tower rises to a dramatic skyline profile of full-floor penthouses and setback terraces.
The West Beach Village Villa Check-In, a charming multi-functional Shingle-style structure situated to the northeast of West Beach, is the first building to welcome guests of West Beach Village and the point of departure for visitors. On arrival to the Villa Check-In, guests will pass under a porte-cochere before parking. The lobby, finished with hardwood floors, custom wood wainscot and custom paneling, is adjacent a lounge composed of similar elements and featuring a fireplace and over-sized windows. The porch, on axis with a new conference center, includes a comfortable seating area that is appointed with classical wood columns, a brick and bluestone terrace, and custom designed railings and lanterns. The second floor accommodates offices with views of the Cougar Point Clubhouse.
Cougar Point Golf Course, redesigned by Gary Player in 1996 and renovated in 2017, ranks as one of the top golf courses in South Carolina. Set on axis with the future West Beach Village Hotel, the picturesque Colonial Revival clubhouse will accommodate a pro shop, lounge, dining, and a bar overlooking the 18th green and fairway. An entry courtyard greets visitors arriving from the adjacent parking lot nestled into the landscape. The picturesque massing of the clubhouse, with splayed wings and sprawling porches, provides an iconic backdrop for an outstanding golf experience. Broad pillars, large shuttered windows, and dormers provide notes of formality to the rambling clubhouse with a refined contrast to the exterior, highlighted by a whimsical dormer-clock that faces the course. The interior continues the traditional aesthetic. The over-sized windows in the lobby create dramatic fairway views. The warm and welcoming dining room features a fireplace, oak-beamed ceiling with custom hoop brass light fixtures, and wainscot walls.
Our two residential buildings at Albany in the Bahamas hold down critical sites in a new marina village master-planned by Duany, Plater-Zyberk & Company. One acts as a gateway to the marina; the memorable profile of its narrow south facade greets visitors arriving by boat. The west facade anchors one end of the marina with an asymmetrical mass that steps down from north to south to afford the largest residences terraces that look south to the sea. Our other building presents a more symmetrical face to establish a more formal presence on the south-facing village green as well as on the small park to the north. The two buildings share a palette of stone, stucco, and wood shutters and pergolas inspired by the charming Colonial and vernacular architectural traditions of the islands.
Incorporating 378 hotel rooms, 528 Disney Vacation Club suites, 15,000 square feet of meeting space and 49,000 square feet of dining, beverage and retail facilities, Disney’s BoardWalk evokes a turn of the century resort town. Varied in the manner that the architecture of any small town might be, the BoardWalk joins the Disney Yacht and Beach Club Hotels to complete a lakeside resort district that possesses a unity of vision comparable to that of the Swan and Dolphin hotels on its west and to Epcot, immediately to its east. Porches, awnings, shutters, dormers, look-out towers and widow’s walks proliferate throughout the BoardWalk to create an intimate and varied experience. To the east lies the BoardWalk Hotel, with ground-level restaurants that open to the boardwalk promenade. Behind its waterfront facade, the hotel, which takes its architectural cue from rambling colonial revival-style hotels of New England, is arranged around a series of garden courts, each distinct, including quiet gardens and active settings for swimming and croquet. West of the entry tower, The Disney Vacation Club, in keeping with the sense of the BoardWalk as a resort town, consists of a series of interconnected small scale buildings facing the lakefront. Beyond the lakefront, where the vacation club faces a canal, the building takes on a larger scale with wide roof overhangs and bold horizontals reflecting the early 20th century American tradition that combined classicism with vernacular cottage architecture to create the Bungalow Style. Here the historical timeline of the resort town’s development is brought to its conclusion by an architecture that suggests the incipient modernism of the early twentieth century. The centerpiece of the Vacation Club is a themed swimming pool that also serves the hotel. Recalling a country fair that might have existed next to a resort town, the pool is a private but lively gathering spot for the resort. Adding to the collage effect of this town, the meeting facility that abuts the hotel is a sprawling bracketed Victorian-Gothic inspired hall such as might have served as the community social and cultural center of a seaside town one hundred years ago.
The 1,098-room Newport Bay Club Hotel evokes the tradition of grand American resorts, in particular that of Shingle Style seaside hotels along the northeast coast. Glimpsed across a lawn from the rond point, its 732-foot-long colonnaded porch is the symbolic gateway to the resort portion of Euro Disneyland. Arriving guests walk from the porte cochere into a painted wood-paneled double-height lobby and lounge, both providing direct views to the lake, which during the summer will be dotted with small paddleboats and sailboats. From the lobby and lounge, a staircase leads below to two restaurants that in warm weather open out onto the garden terrace. More informal than the front, the sprawling lakeside elevations of the hotel are punctuated by a profusion of figural elements that help break down the scale: towers, pergolas, dormers, and a lighthouse. To center the composition, a giant gambrel pediment serves as the culmination of the lake’s access.
This hotel – the first Disney-branded hotel in Japan – is part of a new shopping and entertainment district at the gateway to the Tokyo Disney Resort, comprised of Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea theme parks. It is adjacent to the Maihama train station, the principal arrival point for visitors to the resort. The art moderne inspired design looks back to an architecture that represented the promise, magic, and glamour of a time when travel and movies were a romantic escape. The Disney Ambassador Hotel contains 500 guest rooms, facilities for banquets and weddings, four restaurants, and a Hollywood-style pool court.
This 1,000-room hotel is organized as a complex of two-story buildings conceived in the image of a nineteenth-century American western town, but filtered through the lens of Hollywood. Unlike its prototype, which has a hotel as just one of the buildings along Main Street, the Hotel Cheyenne is the town itself. At the principal crossroads, where a street leads to the Hotel Santa Fe across the creek, there is a restaurant and check-in building. While the streets of typical western towns ran in straight lines and opened to endless vistas of prairie and mountains, the streets of Hotel Cheyenne, like those of the “back-lot” western towns built by Hollywood studios, have vistas angled to screen out “backstage” areas from the cameramen and the actors who, in this case, are one and the same–the hotel guests.
Two hotels–with a combined total of 1,215 guest rooms, a 110,000-square-foot convention center, and a 35,000-square-foot “fantasy” pool–make up this resort complex adjacent to Walt Disney World’s Epcot Center. While both hotels draw their inspiration from America’s architectural past, each has a unique identity. The Yacht Club is reminiscent of the rambling, shingle-covered seaside resorts that were built toward the end of the last century in New England towns such as Newport, Marblehead, and Bar Harbor. The Beach Club is lighter, more airy in expression. It is modeled on the many Stick Style cottages and resorts that could be found in towns like Cape May, New Jersey.
The design of the Anglebrook Golf Club takes its cue from traditional golf clubhouses in Westchester, which were treated as large, casually massed country houses. This is reflected in the winding entrance road and forecourt, the picturesque roofline of chimneys, gables and dormers, stucco walls, columned porches, and French doors and casement windows, as well as in the bluestone terraces and garden walls. The building consists of two parts: the clubhouse and a locker and starting lobby wing. An entrance hall connects the locker wing to the more formal clubhouse facilities (a lounge, a large high-ceilinged dining room, and a smaller club-like dining room). From these rooms, members will enjoy dramatic views of the surrounding bucolic 240-acre championship golf course.
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