Illuminating hotels and restaurants
Guillaume at Bennelong Restaurant, Sydney
Nordic Light Hotel
Airport Plaza, gastronomy section, Hamburg
Nordic Light Hotel, Stockholm
Hilton Hotel, Sao Paulo
In The Park, Cakehouse Cafe, London
Restaurant Olio e Pane, Metzingen
Teatteri Ravintola, Helsinki
Gastronomy: The trend laboratory for light and architecture
The interior design of catering establishments has turned into an experimental ground and trend laboratory. Whether design and boutique hotels, theme restaurants or other gastronomic experiences - the concept applied to gastronomy always requires a spatial and scenic frame to carry and communicate the theme. An increasing number of landlords, hoteliers and maitre d's have now recognised the potential of light and architecture. By providing valuable lighting solutions, ERCO aims to motivate and help you exploit this potential by managing the interaction of light in time, space and atmosphere and integrating it into a coherent scenography - Tune the Light!
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Enjoying food in good light
Good food, drinks, scintillating conversation and a pleasant ambience - these are the crucial factors in the running and design of a restaurant. Factors which also define its lighting requirements: good light on the table for the meals and drinks, visibility of the people at the table, and adequate lighting in the room.
The first and crucial impression of hotels and restaurants is formed before entering, when the guest sees the hotel from afar as they approach the building. Facade lighting that harmonises with the hotel architecture and scenic light for the driveway are a pleasant and welcoming gesture inviting the guest to enter the hotel.
Welcoming guests in a suitable setting
Similar to an overture, the lobby introduces the theme of the hotel and communicates to the guests the atmosphere provided for their stay. Suitably distributed light allows important areas - such as the reception - to be highlighted for orientation and quiet seating areas defined as private zones with low lighting levels.
Soft light mood to relax
In the wellness area of a hotel, guests looking to relax first and foremost expect atmospheric lighting. They want to immerse themselves in a room that allows them to leave behind the stresses of the day and provides soothing light. Diffuse light creates a soft mood. Individual accents from direction luminaires add interesting contrasts.
LED technology for energy savings
Excellent luminous efficacy and long life of the LED enable efficient lighting solutions. Its brilliant light and good colour rendition also make it an ideal choice for the dynamic lighting of rooms and materials.
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Creating atmosphere with scenography
Scenographic light in gastronomy uses a coherent dramatisation to provide the customer with an experience that engages all their senses. Light, space and time combine with culinary delights to result in an allembracing concept. A flexibly controlled lighting control system ensures that scenographic lighting effects are easy to create. For more information go to Light System DALI
Steigenberger Grandhotel Handelshof
A new luxury hotel in Leipzig's former trade fair palace - atmospheric and effectively illuminated to suit human perception using lighting tools from ERCO.
Ibis Hotel Aachen
The Accor Group is currently re-launching its economy hotel brand Ibis, equipped with a new design concept that includes LED wallwashers and directional luminaires for comfortable yet efficient lighting.
Starbucks at the Altmarkt
Starbucks - the global brand for the laid-back American approach to enjoying coffee - gets serious with the subject of sustainability: LED wallwashers and LED spotlights for efficient visual comfort.
Intercontinental Paris Avenue Marceau Hotel
An illuminated facade acts as the public image of a luxury hotel, compliant with listed building legislation, dramatic - and yet energy efficient thanks to LED technology.
Restaurant Guillaume at Bennelong, Sydney Opera
Underneath the roof sails of the Sydney Opera House designed by Jørn Utzon, the "Guillaume at Bennelong" restaurant presents the finest French cuisine in a perfect lighting atmosphere - thanks to the Light System DALI.
- Gastronomy projects in the Light Scout
- Places with gastronomy establishments illuminated by ERCO
ERCO illuminates over 2700 hotels and restaurants worldwide. International brands from 5-star hotels to local cafés have opted for ERCO´s lighting tools and expertise to ensure professional lighting in their establishments.
The world of hotels and catering establishments fascinates because of its variety. Light enables the interaction of space, time and atmosphere to provide a coherent scenography for guests.
The atmosphere in a room can be changed by controlling a number of variables. These include basic functions such as switching circuits on and off through to automatically timed colour progressions. Programming the light scenes means that the settings are saved but can be redefined and adjusted to suit changing requirements.
Published in November 2011
Bodegas Portia, Gumiel de Izán
Published in April 2011
Hotel Intercontinental, Paris
Published in November 2010
Hotel Nixe, Binz
Hotel Santa Marta, Lloret de Mar
Published in December 2006
Restaurant Guillaume at Bennelong, Sydney
Published in April 2006
Faena Hotel +Universe, Buenos Aires
Published in April 2005
Hotel Four Seasons Gresham Palace, Budapest
Published in December 2004
Hotel Hilton Morumbi, São Paulo
Published in April 2001
Burj Al Arab, Dubai
Published in December 1997
Hotel Adlon Berlin,
Hotel Four Seasons Berlin,
Polygon Bar and Grill, London
Harvey Nichols Restaurant, (OXO Tower Building) London
Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Singapur
Conrad International Hotel, Singapur
Restaurant Casino, Zeche Zollverein, Essen