Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner Turns To Hospitality Furniture Group

Charlotte, N.C. — The Michel Restaurant, which opened in November 2010 at the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner in McLean, Va., selected Hospitality Furniture Group (HFG) to provide architectural and seating elements in the renovated space.

Hospitality Furniture Group was selected by Group Goetz Architects (GGA). HFG supplied booths, seating pillows, and decorative carved mahogany wood panels as architectural elements to help enhance the unique personality for the restaurant. Deep textures and rich colors were meant to create an inviting sense of warmth, intimacy, fun and sophistication.

The project presented a number of interesting challenges, according to Ria Sison, VP of sales for Hospitality Furniture Group.

"The client envisioned richly carved architectural wood panels for use on the booth ends, wine panel doors, and POS station, to create a feeling of substance, richness and authenticity," Sison said.

HFG replicated a floral design from a fabric sample and produced an intricately carved relief pattern in wood panels harvested from its own sustainable mahogany plantation in the Philippines.

"HFG’s solution was to pair black velvet on the seat backs with complementary restaurant-friendly wine-colored vinyl material for the seat cushions," said Sison.

Timing requirements were tight, as is frequently the case with many hospitality and restaurant projects. Although the project was in the planning stage for over a year and a half, once the approval was given, HFG delivery was completed within less than one month.

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