SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA—Hospitality interior design firm studioaria has renovated the interiors of Moscow’s Swissôtel Krasnye Holmy, which was initially designed by the firm’s principals, Kate and Paul Greenwood.
The renovation included completely renovating the reception area lobby lounge, all-day dining restaurant and Executive Lounge, as well as creating the Presidential Suite.
There are now three separate reception desks, wooden artwork evoking Russian domes behind the desks, and concierge and guest services beside the reception area. The seating space has been updated and it now faces the reception area, with sculptural seating on three large circular rugs. On the curved window wall, bronze statues on plinths are displayed to create the feel of a gallery. The reception area’s neutral palette of pearl gray, silver, amber and charcoal are contrasted by millwork elements that were stained a walnut color to match the existing circular columns.
The lobby lounge features new laser-cut metal screens, as well as a glass-frame fireplace surrounded by high-backed sofas and Tom Dixon chairs. The bar has also been updated by the firm to incorporate sliding decorative panels to conceal alcohol in the daytime and reveal it at night. Light fare is offered at two grab-and-go counters.
The hotel’s all-day dining venue, Acapella, has been redesigned by studioaria to feature a contemporary design aesthetic with clean lines and texture, muted ones and dramatic accents and lighting.
The Executive Lounge has been moved to the third floor and features a curved custom reception desk; an open plan divided into the living room, dining area and library zones; and a private room that can be closed off by sliding doors.
The all-new Presidential Suite on the 19th floor of the property features a terrace for entertaining outdoors; contemporary, living, dining and bedroom areas; and a master bath with a private sauna, sculptural egg-shaped tub and walk-in shower, the company added.