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FINALIST

BISHA HOTEL & RESIDENCES
TORONTO

DESIGN FIRM: Studio Munge, Toronto
THE COMMISSION: Craft a smart,

leveled-up take on opulence that
embraces sensuality. Go over the top
into "more-is-more" territory for the
debut hotel by Toronto nightlife guru
Charles Khabouth, ceo, INK Entertainment. Make a 24-hour hotspot for what
designer Alessandro Munge, principal
of his eponymous studio, calls "a rejection of minimalism."
THE CHARRETTE: Draw on worldly

SOURCES
OWNER: ICONINK, Toronto; OPERATOR: Loews Hotels & Co., New York; DESIGN FIRM: Studio
Munge, Toronto: Alessandro Munge, principal; Mehari Manna Seare, project manager; Riko Gunawan
and Stephanie Kruschen, designers; Maged Salib, technologist; Kristan Klassen, procurement
manager; Enrico Passeri, industrial designer; ARCHITECT: Wallman Architects, Toronto;
PURCHASING COMPANY: Studio Munge, Toronto; GENERAL CONTRACTOR: SKYGRiD, Toronto;
DESIGN CONSULTANTS: GZ Art Co. (art consulting) Toronto; Lightbrigade, Toronto (lighting); ART
& ACCESSORIES: GZ Art Co.; Jeff Goodman Studio; FABRICS/WALLCOVERINGS: Anthony Mellon;
FLOORCOVERINGS: Ciot; FURNITURE: Pro Carpentry; SURFACING MATERIALS: Ciot

influences for a materials palette that
creates new levels of tactile design.
Select pieces of unforgettable art to
punctuate the deep-toned, rich shades
on walls and elaborate patterns on the
floors of both the reception area and
lobby lounge Mister C Bar Room.
THE CHALLENGE: Extremely intimate floorplans make sweeping
design statements more than a little
tricky, so adding the necessary drama

means looking beyond square footage.
Since the ground floor is bounded by
the restrictions of the original building's footprint (Bisha is housed in a
newbuild 44-story tower built behind
a historic façade), the lobby and Mister
C Bar Room are distinct "rooms" rather
than one expansive area.
THE COOL STUFF: Use the small scale
to "splurge" on unexpectedly decadent items. Velvet walls in the reception aren't a budget-buster at this size.
Framed scarves from a Damien HirstAlexander McQueen collab dress up
the Mister C Bar Room.
THE CARRY-OUT: Why hold back
when you can go a little crazy? Few
surfaces in the lobby are without a
decadent touch, from the gold accent
wall behind the reception desk to the
tiered ceiling. A Jeff Koons Balloon
Venus accents one side of the intimate
space. Artisanal glass birds turn the
ceiling into a focal point.

FINALIST

HOTEL NIA, AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION
MENLO PARK, CALIFORNIA

BR ANDON BARRÉ (BISHA HOTEL & RE SIDENCE S); ANDRE W BOR DWIN
S T U D I O, I N C . ( H O T E L N I A , AU T O G R A P H C O L L E C T I O N )

DESIGN FIRM: McCartan, Inc., New York
THE COMMISSION: "Our completed design
provides unique spaces and inspiring visual cues
for creative thinkers, with numerous moments
for guests to experience a sense of place. "In the
immediate neighborhood some of the world's most
powerful new ideas and businesses are germinated
(neighbors include Facebook's headquarters, with
Box and Google not too far away)," says Colum
McCartan, principal of the firm that bears his name.
"This is demonstrated in how they are provided for
functionally, spatially and inspirationally."
THE CHARRETTE: Find innovative ways to freshen

up the marriage of nature and luxe urbanity that
make California's design vibe aspirational Pinterest
fodder. Think about a front desk that appears to be
floating, an angled wall behind it that resembles a
door and stair carpet ending in a "pool."
THE COOL STUFF: Straight-up luxe reads chic,

not stuffy, when it's used in quirky material and
tonality pairings. "Lobby finishes include polished
Calacatta marble floor, light gray Venetian-style
plaster walls, and metal details throughout in
brushed brass, antique brass, and patina steel,"
says McCartan. Honey-colored cerused white
oak brings the cool tones, metals and high-gloss
floor to a warm, invitingly balanced result. Woodcolored chairs with button upholstery on the back
and front bring a cozier touch.
THE CARRY-OUT: Yes, lobbies have to cater to

many diverse uses (and users). But, since design
isn't one-size-fits-all, big, bold architectural
touches such as a massive column with a ringshaped light around it wow without preventing
guests from, say, finding a comfy perch for a quick
coffee or space for an informal meeting framed
by offbeat metal shelving. That structure, with
irregular faceted-box-shaped pieces within it, also
offers a sense of privacy, a necessary counterpoint
to the sweeping expanse of the overall space.

SOURCES
OWNER: Ensemble Real Estate Investments, Long Beach, California; OPERATOR:
Sage Hospitality, Denver; DESIGN FIRM: McCartan, Inc., New York: Colum
McCartan, president; Aileen Liu and Eimear McCartan, senior architects/
project directors; Irene Chun, senior designer; ARCHITECT: Cuningham Group
Architecture, Inc., Culver City, California; PURCHASING COMPANY: Project
Dynamics, Calabasas, California; GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Webcor, San
Francisco; ARCHITECTURAL MATERIALS: Caesarstone; California Drywall;
Country Floors; Crestmark Architectural Millworks; Dal-Tile; Design and Direct
Source; Kember Kreative Interiors; Nemo Tile; ProSpec, LLC; Superior Stone &
Tile; ART & ACCESSORIES: Carol Lee Pryor; Kevin Barry Fine Art; FABRICS:
Architex; CF Stinson; Charles Samelson; Chella Textiles; Demar Leather Company;
Fabricut; Kravet/Lee Jofa; LoomSource; Moni-Fabrics, Inc.; TRI-KES; Valley Forge
Fabrics; FLOORCOVERINGS: Innovative Carpets; M&M Design Intl.; Merida;
Signature Hospitality Carpets; FURNITURE: Benchmark Furniture Manufacturing;
Bryan Ashley; Composition Hospitality; D'style by Kimball Hospitality; Global
Allies; Kettal; Manutti; Oberon Design; Pedrali; RH Contract; LIGHTING: Mirror
Image; Sapphire Chandelier; Spike Lighting; SURFACING MATERIALS: Wilsonart;
WALLCOVERINGS: Astek Wallcovering; Carnegie; HD Walls; Koroseal; MDC
Wallcovering; Wolf-Gordon; WINDOW TREATMENTS: Charles Samelson; Fabric
Innovations; Fabtex; Kravet; Richloom; Valley Forge Fabrics

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From the Editor
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Check Out boutiquedesign.com
The Buzz
2018 Gold Key Awards: The Why Factor
Q+A:S+S=Success
Products: Casegoods
Products: Lighting
Exit Interview
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