JW Marriott Hotel, Ankara, Turkey

The JW Marriott chain has recently expanded its portfolio with the opening of a new outlet in Ankara, Turkey, providing the capital with a smart and sophisticated business hotel.

The Hotel has been designed by the New York office of RMJM Architects and the interiors by the UK based Frank Solano Associates.

dpa lighting consultants were commissioned to design the lighting for all the interiors, including the Guest Bedrooms and Suites, a Jazz Bar, Night Club, Speciality Restaurant, an extensive Spa and the impressive Atrium Lobby which is bathed in daylight during the day and is then transformed into a dramatic and stunning space at night, the lighting of which provided the dpa Team with unique challenges.

dpa were also asked to design the lighting for the landscaped areas, including an impressive Wedding Terrace, a Pool Terrace and an intimate Roof Terrace with breathtaking views over Ankara.

The vertical characteristics of the building’s architecture were enhanced and emphasised with pencil beams of warm white light from custom designed uplights concealed in the tops of the stone fins. This subtle lighting effect contrasts with several feature slots within the façades being uplit with coloured light. This use of coloured light is repeated on a smaller scale on the shorter stone fins above the entrance canopy.

Operator: JW Marriott
Architect: RMJM Architects
Interior Designer: Frank Solano Associates