Ulster Contract Project Focus – Autumn 2014
Ulster continues to provide first class products and service to clients around the world. Testament to this, Ulster has recently been involved in a number of exciting projects, which are showcased below.
Property: Plaza Frontenac Mall, St. Louis Missouri
Designer: Sims Patrick Studio
Photography: Thomas Watkins Photography
Plaza Frontenac is the luxury fashion icon in the St. Louis area. Designed to resemble a colonial style building on the outside, the elegant interior, exquisite furniture and intimate seating throughout, achieves a heightened sense of hospitality.
In June 2013 a renovation of the entire centre began, including landscaping both inside and out with new stately furnishings. As well as hosting leading retailers, the Plaza Frontenac Mall now boasts bespoke carpets and imported European furniture in its soft seating areas along with a grand piano providing live music. This high end shopping experience exudes luxury and provides a unique atmosphere for its discerning customers.
Ulster’s design capabilities and quality of product made them a natural choice for this sophisticated location. Working alongside Sims Patrick Studio, Ulster’s designers used strong, dynamic patterns in a palette of blues and lilacs to enhance both the mall’s architecture and the customer’s experience.
Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Design: HBA/ Hirsch Bedner Associates
Photography: Maguire Photographics
The stunning Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington exudes a refined sense of style with beautifully designed rooms, a serene spa, excellent restaurants and legendary service all within walking distance of many of Washington DC’s most famous attractions such as the Tidal Basin. It was therefore a privilege for Ulster to provide the carpets for such a world renowned location.
Working with Hirsch Bedner Associates, Ulster’s designers were able to create stunning designs that delivered in terms of creativity, practicality and quality. The Grand Ballroom with its blend of oriental elegance and traditional American style incorporates the beauty of oriental flowers, traditional trellis work and subtle tones of foliage all complemented by the beautiful backdrop of chandeliers and silver leaf coffers.
Using a palette of soft terracotta’s, creams and olives brought alive with rich oriental reds, golds and hues of browns, the Eastern theme in the ballroom is continued through into the rest of the hotel including guest corridors, lobby and pre function areas. Collectively the bespoke carpet designs have created a look of elegance and quality, which perfectly befits the hotel’s outstanding reputation.