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Brief Published: 22 Mar 2011

The Hilton's Sea-Inspired Interiors


Bangkok-based architects Department for Architecture has enhanced the interiors of the luxury Hilton hotel in Pattaya, Thailand, with a series of site-specific installations inspired by the sea.

Echoing the movements and patterns of the sea, the abstract artworks enliven otherwise plain, transitional areas such as corridors, as well as adding a serious wow factor to the hotel’s Sky Lounge and Bar and its variety of restaurants.

In the fine dining restaurant, for example, the artistic interventions create mediations between private and public spaces with sheer fabric and slatted wooden walls, offering both transparency and intimacy.

Similarly impressive, the Sky Lounge and Bar, located on the 17th floor, features layers of undulating fabric designed to lead guests through the space towards the windows and roof terrace, which provides stunning views of the sea.

Covering the entire ceiling, the fabric panels move with the breeze created by the air conditioning, mimicking the movement of rippling waves.

Department for Architecture