Hilton Guadalajara Midtown Is a Platinum Winner in the Interior Design Category and Hotels Sub-Category at the MUSE Design Awards
Inspired by local patterns, honest natural materials and a color palette drawn from the regional landscape, HBA created an eclectic mix of tailored furnishings and artful touches that is at once modern and nostalgic, sophisticated and comfortable
Guadalajara, Mexico - Out of more than 3,600 submissions from 60 countries, Hilton Guadalajara Midtown, which started operations on November 2018, has won Platinum recognition in the Interior Design Category and Hotels Sub-Category in the 2nd season of the 2019 MUSE Design Awards competition. Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA) created the winning work for PARKS LLC.
According to MUSE Design Awards, “great design creates flow, removes obstacles, draws attention with a cohesive color palette and produces harmony.” This recognition for Hilton Guadalajara Midtown confirms Hilton’s vision of filling the planet with the extraordinary warmth of Hospitality, becoming the most hospitable company in the world. The magnificent spaces and atmosphere of the Hotel are testimony to this vision.
Considered the birthplace of Mexican culture, Guadalajara offers a bounty of inspiration — from earthy historic architecture and ornate patterns found in native pottery to the intricate stitching that adorns the Mariachi.
The hotel’s color palette expresses the surrounding landscape — densely layered textures and geometries of the urban fabric highlighted with notes of earth and sky — accented with the elements of metal and glass that reflect the urban and forward-facing attitude of Guadalajara today.
Screening elements throughout cast playful shadows and celebrate the hazy warm tone of daylight that is unique to Guadalajara. Meanwhile, regional patterns take a modern twist, represented most dominantly in its collection of custom carpets and area rugs whose blue tones suggest the traditional glaze used in Talavera pottery.
Complimentary patterns are expressed at many scales and in both large and small spaces, from the window screens that adorn the public areas to the coordinating carpet and desk components in the guestrooms. Guests will delight in discovering these connections and their subtle nod to local context.
The signature element of the public areas is the series of cylindrical screens they affectionately refer to as the “baskets.” Inspired by woven handwork, the baskets organically swell outside the restaurant box, forming the signature landmark of the public zone. Additionally, they comprise a porous boundary between the dining room and adjacent circulation space, allowing for both visibility and privacy at the same time while also sparking a sense of intrigue.
“I congratulate our owners for having had the vision to build this beautifully designed property, worthy of being in a city as important as Guadalajara. We are proud to give life to this hotel every day, and we are on an excellent path to become the best hotel in Guadalajara, to continue receiving travelers from all over the world,” said Pierre Kranzle, general manager, Hilton Guadalajara Midtown.
Hilton Guadalajara Midtown boasts almost 4,000 generous square meters of public space amenities, including Lobby Bar/Lounge, Restaurant, Event Areas, Rooftop Pool & Lounge, Fitness Area and Executive Lounge, along with 225 keys, including various suites types and upgraded offerings with a modern and sophisticated design.
Located a few steps from the primary financial district in Guadalajara, within the evolving Midtown Jalisco Mall and Business Complex, Hilton Guadalajara Midtown is one of the preferred choices of every business and leisure traveler to the city. For reservations and more information, visit guadalajaramidtown.hilton.com, call +52 (33) 4160 0160 or visit its social networks: Facebook and Instagram.
Hilton currently has a portfolio of more than 150 hotels and resorts open and welcoming travelers in 23 countries across the Caribbean and Latin America, with more than 65 hotels in Mexico. The company is actively pursuing additional growth opportunities and currently has a robust development pipeline of approximately 95 hotels throughout the region, including nearly 30 in the pipeline for Mexico.
About Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA)
World-renowned as the “Number One Hospitality Design Firm” by INTERIOR DESIGN, HBA creates the signature looks of today’s luxury brands and unveils the world’s most anticipated hotels, resorts, spas, casinos, restaurants, cruise ships, independent contemporary boutique hotels and world-class residences. Leading the hotel design industry since 1965, HBA remains keenly attuned to the pulse of changing industry trends governed by today’s sophisticated traveler. The company′s international presence, depth of experience, and detailed industry knowledge enables them to identify interior design trends at their source, make definitive predictions about new directions and innovations, and influence design standards at a global level. HBA′s ultimate objective is to add value, raise standards and enhance the brand of a project’s owner and operator.
From continent to continent, each HBA interior is the result of a unique and sensitive response to location, architecture, and client vision. With more than 1,700 designers around the globe in 21 offices, HBA is a true global company. HBA′s international presence, combined with its extensive knowledge of the interior design industry, has facilitated the ability to rewrite the language of design with each new project. The firm has launched several subdivisions over the years, including Illuminate Lighting Design, HBA Resort, Studio HBA, Canvas Art Consultants, HBA Architecture, HBA Graphics, HBA Residential, HBA PRODUCTS, HBA DNA and HBA Gaming.
HBA has been honored by Hospitality Design’s Platinum Circle Visionary Award and HD Awards, Boutique Design’s Gold Key Awards, MEIDA Awards, China Starlight Awards, China Golden Pillow Awards, and Best D.E.S.I.G.N. Hotel Awards, to name a few. www.hba.com.
About MUSE Design Awards
The MUSE Design Awards is an awards competition created to honor and recognize design professionals whose lifelong mission is to bring beauty and elegance from the early steps of conceptualization to life. With nine categories to choose from, the MUSE Design Awards is a competition that helps transcend and further elevate these design professionals to even greater heights and beyond.
About Hilton Hotels & Resorts
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Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands comprising nearly 6,000 properties with more than 954,000 rooms, in 117 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton earned a spot on the 2019 World’s Best Workplaces list, and has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its 100-year history. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, more than 100 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can’t buy, plus enjoy instant benefits, including digital check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.