Mangalis Hotel Group
As part of our hospitality and theatrical lighting design portfolio SEEN Hotel is one of a number of African projects we have successfully completed. Located in the centre of the Abidjan Plateau business district, close to the headquarters of the major banks, institutions and government offices, Seen Hotel Abidjan Plateau is the ideal destination for a short business trip or city break in the Ivory Coast.
Modern and essential throughout, Seen is designed for the modern-day traveller in search of trendy accommodation, courteous, efficient service and up-to-date amenities in a stylish and relaxing ambiance. Featuring trendy design décor and contemporary cocoon beds, Seen’s refreshingly different open-plan rooms and suites provide all the comforts of an upper-range, midscale hotel.
The lighting design’ primary task is to provide good lighting levels for the guests to feel comfortable during their stay and for staff to carry out their daily tasks. Different areas of the hotel required different lighting design approaches.
The architectural façade and exterior design stands-out within the local area and is highlighted at night by linear lines of light that accentuate the towering height of the hotel. The linear lines of light continue within the reception area, creating a modern and exciting scene for guests whilst checking-in to the hotel. A grand fibre optic light chandelier is suspended within the double height entrance lobby. This was carefully designed to bring a sense of luxury, setting Seen Hotel ahead of others within the local district. True to the local culture of Abidjan, playfulness and fun was encouraged within the design; the communal dining area includes an oversized suspended outline of Africa. Fibre optic lighting is integrated within the feature to illustrate a night map of Africa. The uplighting onto the ceiling, from the Africa map, provides soft general illumination to the dining area, meaning that the tables can be reconfigured to any layout without needing to re-focus any lighting equipment. The hotel rooms themselves have a variety of lighting; micro-sized discreet downlights provide general illumination to the dressing and living area. Adjustable reading bed lights mean that the guests can sit or lay down and focus on their reading material. The bathroom includes lighting sources with high colour rendering values, meaning that when washing, shaving or applying make-up, the guest see the true colour of their application or task.
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Created in partnership with architects Design International.