JW Marriott Hotel Nara, Japan

Hotels / Restaurants & Bars

dpa lighting consultants were delighted to be asked to work in collaboration GA Design, Marriott Hotels and Mori Trust on the first international luxury hotel in Nara, Japan.  The new JW Marriott is located a short distant from the Nara Park and ancient Temples which provided inspiration for the project.  The simplicity of heavy timber beams and stone from the temples and local homes have been reinterpreted by Joanna Biggs, lead Interior Designer for this hotel together with references to the local landscape and culture.

The guests receive a warm welcome with an impression of luxury residential home by natural interior finishes and warm coloured lamp. The essence of the nature is immediate in the lobby such as the panoramic view of mountains surrounding Nara drawn on the wall behind the reception. The lighting is irradiating to this artwork by colour temperature changing lamps which are programmed to synchronize with the daylight outside.

Client: Mori Trust
Hotel Operator: Marriott Hotels and Resorts
Interior Designer: GA Design