THDP - Oltremare Lounge Bar at Hotel Mediterraneo, relaxing while admiring the Gulf of Sorrento
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Oltremare Lounge Bar at Hotel Mediterraneo, relaxing while admiring the Gulf of Sorrento

THDP

Hospitality  /  Completed
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The project brief included the restyling of the lobby spaces and the creation of a destination lobby bar in addition to the popular skybar used during the summer season. A space that could also be exploited during the winter months and that celebrated the view of the Gulf of Sorrento. The renovation involved the creation of an informal and welcoming check-in area. The waiting areas are transformed into an elegant and refined living room with a sofa with sinuous shapes and armchairs with details in natural wood and fabrics declined in a marine palette, with tones from aqua green to ultramarine blue.

The palette of fabrics and finishes is declined in all the shades of the sea. Upon arrival, sand and rope shades were selected as a suggestion upon arrival at the beach, also represented by the custom-designed carpet by Besana, where the waves of the sea meet the sand of the coast. The eco-leather of the Artnet stools have a shagreen print and the tables have a laminan finish with silver reflections that recall the skin of the blue fish of the Mediterranean Sea.

The existing arches are embellished with bronze frames and showcases with a collection of objects and artefacts made by local artisans and collected by the hotel owners over the past 50 years. The memorabilia collection is inspired by the Grand Tour, where Sorrento represented one of the unmissable stops starting from the 19th century. From the lobby space, previously joined in a large room with arches, a small room has been created for private events with a double-sided fireplace that separates the room from the lobby, a chandelier with blown Murano glass waves by Italamp illuminate the space creating unexpected reflections.

Blue velvet drapes frame all the arches creating theatrical wings that open towards the 'Oltremare' lobby bar. The walls of the bar are covered in custom wallpaper by Jannelli and Volpi, where the blue line of the sea, visible from the large windows on the terrace, continues into the interior spaces, giving guests the sensation of immersing themselves in the blue waters, I mean of the sea. The counter is covered in natural brushed brass, characterized by a light dark patina that will oxidize over time, giving the surface unexpected nuances. The back of the counter is characterized by the overlapping of panels in bronze, brass and ribbed glass which overlap the bottles creating a real artwork. The domes in blue burnished bronze are made to measure and embellished with an internal lining in gold leaf.

"The palette of fabrics and finishes is declined in all the shades of the sea. Upon arrival, sand and rope shades were selected as a suggestion on arrival at the beach, also represented by the custom-designed carpet by Besana, where the waves of the sea meet the sand of the coast. The eco-leather of the Artnet stools are with a shagreen print and the tables have a laminan finish with silver reflections that recall the skin of the blue fish of the Mediterranean Sea"

Credits

 Sorrento
 Italy
 Confidential
 Hospitality
 01/2023
 12345 mq
 Confidential
 THDP
 THDP

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