Intercontinental Executive Lounge, Sydney, Australia

Client: Intercontinental Hotels

About the project

NDYLIGHT provided design servies on a variety of upgrade projects for Intercontinental Hotels including the Executive Lounge space in Sydney. The Executive Lounge is a new area created on the roof of the hotel for Club guests to enjoy the magnificent day and evening views of Sydney’s Botanical Gardens and Harbour has added a ‘jewel in the sky’ to Sydney’s skyline. As the new space is clad with glass on three sides to take advantage of the unique location.

Lighting for the Executive Lounge includes LED light sources on both the interior and exterior used for different applications. As the space has extensive views on the three glazed sides, reflection in the glass was a consideration during the design of the project. We decided to use LED’s as they would provide small points of light to highlight various architectural elements. On the interior we have used an LED with a lens to focus the light and these illuminate the columns with a ‘pooling’ of light onto the ceiling above. On the exterior we have used a blue LED with a diffuse domed diffuser to spread the light to illuminate the balustrade supports and the underside of the shelf bar above. Neither of these effects impede the views of the Harbour foreshores from the lounge.