HOK’s design at Delta Hotels and Resorts awarded

HOK won the 2012 ARIDO award for the new guestroom design for Delta Hotels and Resorts. The ARIDO Awards is one of the most highly regarded honors in the interior design community, showcasing innovation and originality in interior design.

HOK recently unveiled the new guestroom concept for Delta Hotels, the Canadian hospitality company. The design concept was developed as part of a new branding and re-positioning program for Delta to be implemented throughout its properties across Canada. Delta plans to roll out the new concept in a number of its locations effective in the fall of 2012.

HOK’s guestroom prototype boasts a contemporary look. Simplified interior architecture details serve as the backdrop for a straightforward selection of furniture and furnishings. “De-cluttering” is a key concept for this new room. In addition to the requisite bed and nightstands, Delta’s new room features their signature “smart desk” that provides uncluttered workspace surface, anchored by a small but serviceable luggage stand containing a storage drawer. Their “Euro-valet” is a compact custom closet that is fully fitted out to organize the guest’s belongings. The “Greet/Beverage shelf” and bathroom “amenity shelf” provide spaces to house the typical hotel products, freeing up space and surfaces for guest use. Furniture and case goods are finished in the same wood tones to unify the overall look of the space. A neutral color palette in soft tones serves as a backdrop to create a tranquil environment, while fresh and lively color accents are provided in upholstery and artwork, selected to reflect the influence of regional Canadian cultural and natural surroundings.

Randa Tukan, SVP for Hospitality + Retail at HOK Toronto, led the standards design effort.

HOK is a global architectural firm that provides planning and design solutions for high-performance, sustainable buildings and communities. Founded in 1955, HOK's expertise includes architecture, engineering, interiors, planning, workplace strategy, sustainable consulting, lighting, environmental branding and graphics, facilities planning and assessment and construction services. The firm’s Canadian offices are located in Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary and Vancouver.

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