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MENDIL + MEYER DESIGN STUDIO
Post-Pandemic Urban Hotel	
Hotels beyond COVID-19 will be community focused
at their core: flexible, safe, and supportive. To consider
a post-pandemic urban hotel, we started by revisiting
the essence of hospitality: The friendly and generous
reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or
strangers. To achieve this there needs to be a feeling of
safety, transparency, and choice for guests (and staff).
Hotels will rise and be the heartbeat of the community,
where locals and travelers alike gravitate. A property that
offers a variety of amenities-from accommodation to
nourishment, a place to work to a sanctuary to revitalize.
Should a pandemic happen in the future, they can quickly
flex to become a command and treatment center.
Split into two distinctive wings-conventional hotel on
one side and restaurant, fitness, wellness, extended stay
and co-working on the other-the multiple functions will
create different revenue streams where cross pollination
of uses will activate the property.
The central courtyard, reminiscent of a European plaza,
is the first touchpoint and a place for the community to
gather. The rooftop garden brings biophilia to an urban
landscape with the benefit of growing produce for the
onsite F&B outlets, achieving a degree of sustainability
and self-sufficiency. Multiple outside spaces allow for
access to fresh air and connection to nature, all in a
controlled environment that promotes a foundation of
health and wellness.
The hotel offers the ability to control circulation, both
vertically and horizontally, with secondary elevators
accessed from the exterior courtyard which allow for
minimal human interaction. The connecting transitions
can be closed off at the midway points via a rain curtain.
This level of control will allow for each function to be
completely independent if required.
Daily fitness, meditation, and wellbeing classes can be
attended in person or streamed live to guestrooms and
the wider community where the sense of inclusion is
maintained but physical interaction is limited to those
who want to be in their own spaces. ❙❘❚
Exterior Transition Open (Left), and Closed with Rain Curtain (right)

Design Team: Anissa Mendil and Ben Meyer

	

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