How the desert influenced MatchLine Design Group’s design of Embassy Suites Amarillo-Downtown

When MatchLine Design Group designed the Embassy Suites Amarillo-Downtown, the team drew inspiration from the Palo Duro Canyon and the surrounding desert landscape to integrate nature into the hotel.

The property is part of the revitalization of Amarillo, which is located in Northern Texas near the Palo Duro Canyon, the second largest canyon in the US.

The design team used natural materials, including salted maple woods and white stone, to bring the outdoors in. The double-height lobby atrium has a water feature and living green walls to heighten the organic atmosphere. The two-story water feature is made of a water/cable system that provides the effect of a contained waterfall cutting into the space.

Following the visual line of the waterfall towards the high ceiling, the space has chandeliers that appear like floating bubbles.

The property has studios or two-room suites with living space and a wet bar with fridge, microwave and coffeemaker. Suites also have a sofa sleeper, workstation, 49-inch flat-screen TV, and bathroom with quartz vanity and frameless glass doors. 

Amenities at the property include a snack shop, heated indoor pool and whirlpool, and fitness center. It has a conference center with approximately 19,000 square feet of event space, including a 10,000-square-foot ballroom.

Photos by Robert Benson, courtesy of MatchLine Design Group