Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Ocean Front Hotel Renovation
The design challenge renovating a 1970's era beachfront hotel had to do with the long narrow rooms with windows only at one end. The renovated rooms had to be comfortable and cozy because guests could be confined inside during Pacific Northwest Coast stormy weather. On wider rooms a day bed was extended onto the deck as a glassed-in alcove as a cozy place to watch dramatic storm driven surf. The bed uses a common double mattress so it could also be additional sleeping space within the room.
The "Pullman" bed was also used in narrower rooms by offsetting an alcove with the adjacent room. An additional child's trundle bed could be pulled out from below creating a flexible room for families. This also broke up the long parallel walls giving the room more character than it had before.