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Client: Sitehost

Location: Adelaide, SA

Country: Kuarna

Completion: 2018

Value: $6.1M (Estimate)


Paul Gillett

Emma Scott

Adam Sickerdich

On the successful completion of various projects at the Hilton Adelaide Hotel, Grieve Gillett Architects were further engaged to undertake upgrades to all accommodation and circulation spaces on levels 3, 4 and 5 of the Hotel. 

Originally completed in 1982, the modernist building features 374 accommodation rooms spread over the top 15 floor levels. Apart from minor maintenance works, the rooms on levels 3, 4 and 5 had not been fully upgraded during this time. In addition, level 3 houses accessible guest accommodation, and therefore a full upgrade to comply with current standards was required. 

The brief included upgrades to meet current Hilton Design standards and operational requirements, achieve value for money, maintain vertical service runs, work within existing building fabric, where possible, to optimise outcome and minimise building fabric alterations, and achieve equity of access and disability compliance for the required number of rooms for the hotel. With various design styles existing throughout the Hotel, the proposed interior design solution needed to not only reference other previously upgraded accommodation levels, but provide a longevity of appeal that would outlast current trends in the design market. 

Grieve Gillett Architects designed and detailed a solution that works for robust performance, easy maintenance and longevity of appeal, a solution that is appropriate to the original fabric of the building. The details of the design have been considered to enhance the user experience, using mirrors to expand the visual feel of the space and subtly defining the single room into separate zones – sleeping, sitting, circulation, entertainment and storage / utility – through the use of finishes. 

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