The Gateway Hotel
The Gateway hotel was designed keeping a 4 star hotel budget and client in mind. The take was to create an inspiring hotel environ that surpasses the brand requirement visually while keeping the cost the same. The concept was to create a modern hotel but with uniqueness showing that it belonged to an Indian hotel chain. This translated into a blend of Indian motifs into a simple sleek straight line design, making it the governing rule through the entire hotel design. Patterns were inspired from saree borders to arches of Indian monuments and motifs from Indian crafts. These complex geometries were simplified to create patterns in the wall panels, carpets and screens. Red was the governing brand colour which was just posed with white and grey. Certain areas were interspersed with blue and aqua to give relief from the bold red colour. The hotel brief was also to have alternate floors on a dark and light theme room whereby the elements of design remains the same but the space would feel different for a returning customer. This was the first hotel designed by team BNK.