PROJECTS - hospitality
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The Allegria Hotel - Long Beach, New York
Interior Designer: Tonny Sadha Interiors
Only thirty minutes from Manhattan, the Long Beach shore is now home to the boutique 143 room Allegria Hotel. After undergoing five years of repurposing a once abandoned nursing home is now a “vacation mirage” with an “almost South Beach feeling” according to Hospitality Design magazine. Interior designer Tonny Sadha had to keep the building’s architectural bones intact and work twice as hard with the interiors to transform the space into a light, breezy escape from Manhattan’s bustling streets. The challenge was most difficult in the guest rooms where the ceiling height was less than eight feet. Lighting was wall-mounted to leave an unbroken plane of white and maximize the sense of lift at the ceiling.
In the ballroom, custom-pendants dripping strands of crystal offer a grown-up, almost abstract interpretation of the jelly fish form with a quiet elegance befitting the clean, relaxed attitude of the room. In the hotel’s beachfront restaurant Atlantica, guests are treated to a second more representational interpretation of the jelly fish form. Custom cool-toned color changing fiber-optic pendants float over diners casting an ethereal glow over the space that does not over power the light reflecting in off the sandy beach. Faceted mirrors behind the banquet reflect the vibrant colors and implied movement of these jellies, amplifying the visual effect.