In the extremely competitive urban Chicago hospitality market, it came time for an upgrade of the iconic Ritz Carlton brand. All public spaces had gone through a major face lift recently; however, the guest rooms, suites, and apartment dwelling units were all in need of modernization. With over 450 units to consider, schedule, cost, and functionality were paramount in each and every design and installation decision.
Schematic Design Completed - Interior Designer and Lighting Representative/Distributor AKLD designers were tasked with a peer review of the schematic design which had been completed by a west coast Interior Designer and an East Coast lighting distributor with in-house lighting design.
The interior designer had a clear vision of what they wanted. The design was high end, classic, simple, and clean. It was clear that the lighting design was there to support and complement the interiors. All decorative fixtures were selected by the interior designer, the lighting distributor specified the architectural lighting and the lamping for the decorative fixtures.
AKLD’s focus remained the delivery of a project that would provide the guest with a very positive first impression and the Ritz’s best value. The inclusion of an independent lighting designer to the project team made this project a success aesthetically, functionally, and financially. AKLD Lighting Design aided our client, and the owner, in savings, running smoothly, on time, and without headaches.