The interior design of Renaissance, Lucknow, is an ode to the beauty of a timeless Indian city.
Nestled in the dusty lanes of Uttar Pradesh´s capital is international hospitality giant Marriott´s newest venture, Renaissance, Lucknow. The heritage city plays host to hordes of tourists, and the new hotel with its exquisite interiors caters to the high tastes of its discerning guests. The ambience created by Malcolm Tsang of Peter Silling & Associates spells opulence in every sense of the word.
The clean marble reception desks and overlapping, wood-panelled lobby area are harbingers of the royal treatment to follow. Custom-made chairs and funky tables in glass-and-wood create an inviting space for meetings and socialising, while the large glass chandelier is stunning with its unique structure and bold colour.
Lucknow is known for its indigenous embroidery works such as chikankari, zari, zardozi, kamdani and gota. The headboard design in each guestroom is a modern interpretation of the traditional floral embroidery. The unique creation offers the viewer a new pattern from every angle. The rooms are bright, airy and light-filled in muted tones of white and beige, with splashes of bright colours to add an Indian touch.
L-14, the all-day dining restaurant, features light grey tones and sharp wooden fixtures. This combination was selected to give the restaurant a fresh and stylish look through the use of textures and tones; the aim was to create an interactive, welcoming and buzzing space for all its patrons. Off-white tiles used on the columns add a slightly scraggy look to the space. With floor-length windows flanking the restaurant, the diners get a view of the entire city from any table.
Renaissance, Lucknow offers a stunning infinity pool on the 14th floor of the hotel. Drenched in a cool palette, the Sky Bar, next to the dining area is an excellent place for a break from the din of the city. The hotel also offers a banquet hall – the Grand Ballroom. The double-storey space befits the royal epithet. With undulating panels of black granite framing the walls and a scooped false ceiling, the massive room looks even bigger than it is. This space proves yet again that white-black-and-gold is, and will always be, a classic combination.
The design direction of the hotel is contemporary, inviting, cozy and intriguing. The colour palate is subtle and sophisticated in shades of brown and grey that give the interiors a timeless feel while the bright accessory hues in key focus areas create inspiring contrasts.
Meet the designer
Firm: Peter Silling & Associates Hotel Interior Design Ltd, 1992.
Firm specialisation: Interior design and architecture for hotels, restaurants and spas.
Design philosophy: Our primary goals are threefold - to create sophisticated designs of the highest quality, to ensure an appreciation of the local aesthetics and to deliver the best solutions for the project´s functional criteria and constraints.
Total Area: 1,51,000 sq ft
photos: Renaissance, Lucknow
Peter Silling & Associates Hotel Interior Design, Level 22,
28 Hennessy Road, Hong Kong.
Tel: +852 2523 9000