When the Areal Congress Hotel invited us to renovate the interior of the "Schnitzel" restaurant, the existing interior had become outdated and no longer reflected the taste preferences of the target audience that frequented it. The hotel already had a large buffet-style restaurant catering to the hotel guests, rented for banquets and events, and attracting regular guests from the nearby area. The restaurant had a capacity of 100 people.
We needed an interior that could easily be transformed for banquet seating and would serve as a prelude to the panoramic view from the windows. The Areal Congress Hotel is located outside the city and has its own beautiful and well-maintained clientele.
The new interior of the "Alperi" restaurant has a subtle hint of Austrian eco-style, incorporating broken stone and wood. The restaurant hall is divided into two main zones: the mountain peaks zone with a fireplace, a bar counter, and a dance floor, and the Alpine meadows zone with a fresco featuring meadow flowers, a 3D ceiling, and partition shelves. The project included multiple furniture arrangement modes for à la carte service and banquet service. We selected new furniture and wall finishes and created a new lighting concept. Without changing the floor covering (quartz vinyl tiles), a radically different material for the Gallery hall floor finish was chosen, while maintaining the same thickness of the coating (2 mm). It is a microcement imitation of slate.
The interior incorporates several lighting scenarios for each use of the space. Round portable lamps are placed on the tables for evenings and celebrations, creating a subdued and non-glaring light (the overhead lights are turned off in this case). General bright overhead lighting is also designed. The vaulted ceiling is additionally illuminated.
The secret of this interior lies in the different designs of various corners of the space with different seating arrangements (chairs, armchairs, straight sofas, semi-circular sofas). Thus, the interior serves a unified idea, but from whichever angle you look at it, it appears different.