Project Name: Embassy Suites Anaheim
Project Location: Anaheim, CA
Design Firm: HFS Concepts 4
Embassy Suites Anaheim
Located on East Frontera Street in Anaheim, California, the Embassy Suites Anaheim-North is an all-suite hotel just six miles away from the Disneyland® Resort. With such a unique location, the hotel provides an enclave of interests for guests of all types, from business travelers to families. During a recent remodel to turn the hotel into a nature-inspired retreat, Littman Brands Contract’s Troy Custom Design Studio was called upon to create and execute a magnificent custom LED fixture for the hotel’s lobby.
The driving design concept was to transform a dated atrium style property into a more modern hotel by creating a clean aesthetic with contemporary water features, communal spaces, private intimate spaces for small group gatherings, and reduced level changes between areas. “The design intent was one with a Zen undertone, reflecting moments-of-nature references in both quiet and vibrant ways,” said Brent Lynch, Principal and Executive Vice President of HFS Concepts 4, the Long Beach-based design firm hired to complete the project. “These references are seen throughout the hotel with the use of different wood species, materials, and colors of grey, red, and yellow in finishes and furnishings – all creating a layered effect within each area.”
Behind the reception desk is a full-height wall with staggered, linear lines of wood planking and LED lighting randomly inserted throughout. However, the true focal point in the lobby is the unique custom LED chandelier with a height of more than 7 1/2 feet. The complex, sculptural design utilizes 108 narrow bronze stems in varying lengths which suspend acrylic tubing. These elements are strategically arranged, creating a circular wave pattern to represent the movement of water and light. The design is illuminated by 28 points of light shining from the ceiling mount to reflect the metal and acrylic, with a low-watt LED bulb at the end of each acrylic tube. The bronze metal rods tie in with the wood feature wall and add perfect contrast against the neutral white background. The custom fixture was made in Troy Custom Design Studio’s 200,000-square-foot design and manufacturing facility in City of Industry, California, and meets the current California Title 24 requirements. Other custom Littman Brands lighting fixtures were also installed throughout the hotel, including in the meeting room, ballroom, elevators, and lobby.