Prior to the renovation, the area’s lobby had scattered furniture and open-plan, double-height volume, resulting in a vast yet cluttered feeling. The designers eliminated this through the creation of “zoned” layouts.
Anodized metal balustrades in varying heights separate the seating from the traffic flow to turn the atmosphere into a living room. In the lounge’s center, an “S-shaped” sofa breaks up the area into more intimate groupings, as do barstools at café tables near the pastry counter. The existing reception desk was split into two halves to disperse guests within the space; overhead, a smoked oak panel inset with horizontal light strips creates a focal point, closing off the once exposed conference level and lowering the volume of the space below. In addition, the designers worked with a lighting designer to form a central light sculpture made from assorted lengths of glowing fiber optic flower petals that hang from the coved ceiling.
Accents have also been added. On the staircase landing, flower petals coated in champagne colored anodized aluminum are enclosed in a rectangular timber frame backlit by LEDs to form an art installation. Throughout the lobby, glass and mirrored panels etched with three overlapping patterns of gilded tree branches disperse layered shadows of twigs. The same motif is in the metal screens that encircle the lobby, dressing-up shop windows and framing the entry into People’s Bar. Meanwhile, trellises provide the bar with a sense of shelter from the lobby.
The People’s Bar now boasts abstract floral motifs on the custom wool carpet; bespoke wallcovering patterned with tendrils in parts of the room; ruby-toned accent cushions; and lounge chairs of soft champagne hued leather and velvet textures. Hanging above the smoked oak bar is an assortment of pendant lights. Meanwhile, cocktail tables have spiral silver bases.
For the 247-cover Tivoli Restaurant and Club, the designers brought a Bavarian influence. Features include: fitted leather-clad wardrobe that provides storage for guests’ coats, and also hides the technology and cabling required at reception; and detailing including rich chocolate leather, a hand-stitched border and leather-lined inset handles. Also, a reorganized pathway now separates the buffet space with foliage-patterned curtains. Still other features include: oak wall panels, oak pendant lights above the “Captain’s Table,” and mirrored globe pendant lights at the main dining area.
The Marco Polo event space on the top floor of the hotel has also been refreshed with a neutral palette, new carpets, contemporary lighting and additional millwork details. The executive lounge was also transformed, now with crimson splashes in its carpet and cream tones of the leather chairs and artwork.
Hilton Munich Park’s 484 bedrooms and suites also underwent refurbishments. A 337-square-foot footprint allowed the designers to plan three zones within the bedrooms. The first “resting” area contains a bed tucked into the “protected” innermost part of the room. On the wall opposite the bed is an “oversized” leather-wrapped frame that defines the middle “working” section’s desk, dresser and TV. The third “leisure” zone is next to the full-height sliding doors that lead onto the veranda. A chaise longue and a pouf are highlighted by a trio of “raindrop” pendant lamps.
The rooms’ design details include: the carpet’s foliage pattern; hand-sewn stitches in the leather frame and, within its border, an understated tone on- tone floral wallcovering; desk doubling as a vanity; and a lamp with classic design. Still other features include: a fluted, matte silver wall “frame” inset with a pearlescent wallcovering; tone-on-tone wool rugs with tree branch silhouettes; and a masculine, dark walnut credenza adjacent to a cream dining table reminiscent of those found on Bavarian antiques.