- Location Terrigal
- Status Built
- Service Interior design
- Sector Hotels and resorts
- Area 1,300m²/14,000ft²
- Client Arkadia Property Services
The 4.5-star Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific is located in the classic beach resort of Terrigal on Australia’s Central Coast. Make was brought in to deliver a sensitive refurbishment of its conferencing floor, with a design that aims to celebrate and modernise the historic spaces of this Art Deco icon.
The scheme encompasses the Hawkesbury Lobby pre-function room, the Grand Ballroom, the Macmasters and Forresters conference rooms, and washrooms. Our design retained as much of the existing fabric as possible, in a move that highlights the building’s heritage and bolsters the project’s sustainability. Excepting the removal of one wall, we retained the original structure, as well as chandeliers, handrails, and the wood panelling in the conference rooms.
A bespoke carpet in contrasting greys runs throughout the floor, with a geometric design whose curves reference the building’s signature arches and whose lines guide staff arranging tables in the larger rooms. The tones complement the updated Art Deco palette and provide a durable surface in this high-traffic area. We’ve re-lined the walls in grey and white acoustic fabric, including Kvadrat fabric on the surrounding walls. The operable walls in the ballroom were reupholstered in a fabric with a high-definition print of the Kvadrat fabric.
In the Hawkesbury Lobby we removed a wall to allow an existing arched window to open onto the space, flooding the room with light and air. A newly introduced coffee bar enables the space to host guests prior to an event, while the six retained chandeliers add to the atmosphere. In the Grand Ballroom we inserted a feature drinks bar that can be closed off with the operable walls or used as a maître d’ station if not needed. Contemporary vanities in the washrooms nod to Art Deco furniture and provide a sense of luxury. The refinished dark metal of the chandeliers and handrails provides subtle heritage detailing throughout, while integrated and ambient lighting allows the spaces to easily transition from day to nighttime use.
At the same time Make refurbished the hotel’s Lord Ashley Bar, adjacent to the pool, with durable new wood-effect porcelain tiles, a white shell, black metal roof beams, and three refinished chandeliers.
In early discussions with Arkadia, we realised that the pre-function space is key. This space is now bright, refreshing, active and able to host modern events. It is a subtle transformation; where-ever possible we retained and restored the existing features of the space, from the chandeliers to the wood wall panelling to be as sensitive to the heritage and sustainable as possible.