The client wanted proposals for the refurbishment of the hotel lobby, the all day dining restaurant and over 500 rooms. The lobby was the main focus of attention as it was very dated. We had to work around some existing materials as finishes such as the marble flooring, ceiling design and lighting. Contemporary furniture with upholstery in beige linens and green chenilles and walnut joinery helped to ease the lobby into the 21st century while integrating with the existing finishes. A new furniture layout helped to create a cosy arrangement with areas of privacy also. A welcome addition was the high communal table for the busy business clientele and tourists alike to catch up on their e mails. The 500+ rooms mainly required a soft refurbishment and new floor and table lamps. Again the objective was to update the look with a freshness and boldness in keeping with the hotel’s corporate image.