Project name: Four Seasons Houston
Category: Hotel Over 200 Rooms
Location: Houston, Texas
Date completed: January 2017
Interior designer: Meyer Davis
Architect: Inventure Design (Architect of Record)

Meyer Davis re imagined the key public areas of Four Seasons Houston structurally and aesthetically for a dramatic renovation. Located in the heart of downtown Houston, Four Seasons Houston is a global travel magnet, social hub, and an urban vacation hotel. The Four Seasons Houston needed a drastic update since its last renovation thirty years ago. Meyer Davis completed a gut renovation and reconfigured the key public spaces such as: porte corchere, lobby, reception, bar & lounge and second and third floor atrium spaces.

The chosen materials, finishes, colour palette and lighting communicate a dramatic and multi-textural interior with careful attention to detail, creating an experience which feels personalised with a residential sense of luxury. The materiality of the Four Seasons Houston palette reflects a modern, casual but refined concept that will develop and beautifully evolve over time. Mixed metals echo an industrial but refined luxury with the warmth and growth of unfinished brass, blackened steel, gun metal and bronze are all patina which become increasingly richer with age. Stately marbles are honed and layered throughout the space featuring: Arabascato (white and grey) marble columns and book matched walls, smoked onyx bar (bar top and front), Antique Grey Marble Flooring through the lobby and reception spaces.

Meyer Davis hand selected over 100 slabs of the Arabascato marble and Smoked Onyx slabs in Italy for the project and carefully matched and located each slab which created a striking and unique interior. Fabrics include rich navy velvet and saddle leather. This special attention to detail creates a personalised experience and adds a residential sense of luxury to this large urban hotel. Meyer Davis reconfigured the core of the interior space by removing the lobby and central space ceiling and exposing the grand stair as a focal point. The ground floor also gained height in areas where the ceiling was not open by removing ornamental tray ceilings and raised floors which were a burden to the space. The result is a warm inviting, bright “living room” that you walk into from the first second you step foot into the hotel.