Hospitality design firm, HBA has set up a company called The Gallery, to focus on individual projects for hotels and resorts
Based in London,The Gallery will work throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East creating and delivering interior design.
“The team embraces design as a lifestyle rather than an occupation. We are globe trotters, fashion lovers and artists, as well as interior designers, and our work is informed by the art of living well, not by stylistic trends,” said Inge Moore, principal, HBA London.
“The Gallery emerged as a way of working, a philosophy towards design, as we increasingly won more boutique-style projects. As HBA London, we will continue as much as ever before to handle large international hotel projects and will feel privileged to do so.
“Alongside this, The Gallery will have its own specific language suited to one-off and possibly cutting-edge design opportunities.”
An initial project designed by The Gallery is the InterContinental Phoenicia Beirut, where it created the Améthyste poolside lounge in a style which reflects the city’s cosmopolitan vibe.
It has also just completed the ESPA at The Istanbul Edition, in a contemporary style with a colour palette influenced by the exotic spices and textiles of the Turkish culture.
“We are extremely fortunate to have the umbrella of HBA with its four decades of luxury hotel design around the globe combined with our niche Gallery team so that we can offer the best of both worlds to our clients,” added Moore.