Hard Rock Hotel, Palm Springs

DesignerCharles Doell
Prize1st Place in Interior Design / Commercial
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Entry Description

ard Rock Hotel Palm Springs was a complete renovation of an existing hotel in Palm Springs California. In keeping with the artsy vibe of Palm Springs and mindful of the local influence exerted by the Coachella Music and Arts Festival, we sought to create a Hard Rock Hotel experience that dovetailed with those two dynamics. To that end, we selected memorabilia from younger artists as well as unusual items from more established acts. We kept the lobby sexy and fun with the inclusion of a sunken living room and lots of glam touches including a chandelier the spells out the classic doors lyric- “Hello, I love you “ over the bar. Mug shot pillows of rock stars, curtains of cymbals mixed with great rock memorabilia throughout. We created a gallery of festival imagery with photography by Paige Parsons, a well-known indie festival photographer. Benoit Maubrey was brought in from Germany to create one of his interactive, walk through sound speaker temples that double as a dj booth on weekends. Artists. Mr. Brainwash, Jona Cerwinske, and Timorous Beasties all contributed work seen throughout the property.

About Designer

Brilliant Design. Awesome Service. Mister Important Design is a full service interior design and architecture firm that brings brilliance, glamour, and wit to spaces and experiences around the world. We specialize in creating unique design narratives for hotels, nightclubs, restaurants, bars, and multi-residence developments. We work closely with clients to: 1. Exceed business expectations. 2. Achieve buzz-worthy designs, with instagramable moments and lasting appeal. 3. Deliver a great service with ease, fun, and simplicity.

Awards and Prize

2017 INTERNATIONAL HOTEL AND PROPERTIES AWARDS, W RESORT PUNTA DE MITA-BEST HOTEL AMERICAS UNDER 200 ROOMS 2016 GOLD KEY AWARDS W RESORT PUNTA DE MITA, BEST LOBBY 2016 GOLD KEY AWARDS W RESORT PUNTA DE MITA, BEST FEATURE 2016 GOLD KEY AWARDS W RESORT PUNTA DE MITA, FINALIST RESORT 2016 SBID INTERNATIONAL DESIGN W RESORT PUNTA DE MITA, FINALIST RESORT 2015 INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARDS GOLD FOR HARD ROCK HOTEL, PALM SPRINGS. 2014 MAGELLAN AWARD BEST LOBBY GOLD FOR HARD ROCK HOTEL, PALM SPRINGS. 2013 RESTAURANT & BAR DESIGN AWARDS (UK) SHORTLIST FOR ALEGRA (DUBAI, UAE) 2013 AIA LOS ANGELES BEST RESTAURANT FOR CHAMBERS EAT + DRINK (SAN FRANCISCO, CA) 2012 BOUTIQUE DESIGN AWARDS BEST DECORATIVE FEATURE FOR W HOTEL SAN DIEGO, CA