Perth, Australia

Conrad Hilton bought his first hotel in 1919, now, the Hilton Hotel chain expands its footprint to 100 countries and territories around the world.

In December 2018, the forward-thinking global leader of hospitality opened its doors to a 15-level, 206-guest room hotel on James Street, in Perth’s vibrant Northbridge. With a unique design concept, Unios luminaires were able to adapt seamlessly to each internal and external application, providing an elegant visual consistency and functional solution to Northbridge’s tallest building.

Renowned for their approachable style, the DoubleTree by Hilton in Northbridge design concept revolves around comfortable luxury and making guests feel content, and at home. The lighting solution for each space replicated this vision – emphasising warm, glossy timber finishes, rounded linear forms and polished surfaces.

The James St Bar + Kitchen is a modern take on a traditional pub that has a unique design solution that reflects the DoubleTree by Hilton brand philosophy. With clean lines, marble benchtops and an industrial chic feel, the lighting concept in the James St Bar + Kitchen creates a pleasant and welcoming experience. Strip lighting, Varano Slot Downlights and Luna Pin Spot Downlights work together to accentuate the warm, neutral colour scheme and mid-century furniture throughout the stunning dining space.

The venue consists of two separate spaces – a street fronting bar and a more private internal-facing dining room. The bar and the dining room have been designed with different lighting visions to suit their use. The bar features a moodier, focused lighting scheme while the dining room features a brighter, more uniform visual language.

The lighting concept for the dining room revolved around developing a continuous solid sheet of light across the ceiling. To accomplish this effect without any dotting, Eclipse Strip Light was carefully calibrated for optimal spacing and maximum light output. The result is a stunning sheet of light across the dining room ceiling.

With some of the best views of the Perth city skyline, the vision for the outdoor recreation facilities was based around being as unobstructive as possible to the views. The resulting solution comes to life with a series of metal arches, embedded with Eclipse Strip Light, solving the dilemma of maximising views, while providing general illumination to the outdoor area. Continuing on this theme, Eclipse Strip Light is discretely embedded into stairways and along the limestone surrounds of the pool.

Architect: DesignInc
Lighting Designer: Lumino Design
Consulting Engineer: ARUP
Builder: SKS Builders
Electrical Contractor: PEAK Electrical
Developer: SKS Group
Photographer: Richie Lu

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