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Hotel Distil, Autograph Collection

Prize(s) Winners in Hotel and Restaurants Lighting
Company GMLD
Lead Designers Marcie Mirbaba
Other Designer's names Granville McAnear
Architecture Company HKS
Interior Design Company Flick Mars
Completion Date October 2019
Project Location Louisville, KY
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Entry Description
This Project included all front of house Public Areas for a hotel on the famous Whisky Row in Louisville. The hotel architecture is unique because it integrated the historic fa├žade with a new building, connecting the two with a large skylight over the restaurant area. Custom decorative lighting at the skylight, carefully coordinated with the interior designer, included integrated track lighting to create a warm environment and allow for spotting each table per client requirements. The Lobby, Bar and Restaurant were designed as one large space with different goals. Being able to bring cohesion and division to the lighting approach at the same time was a challenge that ended up strengthening the lobby and dining experience. Since the Lobby and Restaurant spaces had to be (long-life) halogen, warm-dim LED products were used in adjacent Function Spaces. The guestroom and tower fixtures were all warm, replaceable LED lamp sources so the owner never has to replace fixtures or modules in guestrooms, making maintenance easy for engineering. A dimming system is utilized in every public space.