Marriott Marquis Hotel
The hotel includes more than 100,000 square feet of event space with a grand marble lobby with a 130 foot atrium skylight. The signature element of the atrium is the 5 - axis CNC/waterjet floor that required high precision inlaid black patterning of New St Laurent Marble into the Sivec White to representing a cherry tree branch that pays homage to Washington’s DC emblematic cherry trees. "It provided to the atrium a graphic to establish scale across the lobby floor" Julia Monk, the senior vice president for interior design at HOK who inspected our premises for the dry lay of the lobby floor.
The design required for an elegant white feature assembled by 2160 pcs of 3 different thicknesses and 2 different miniature dimensions of Sivec White which were delivered to Orlando for assembling by Bluworld, a well trusted indoor water feature fountain designer and contractor, before the installation in the Marriot Marquis' atrium In various wall location within the hotel at the atrium and nearby the main conventional hall entrances Greek honey onyx was applied in the internal walls.
The architects upon their visit in our onyx yard they selected slabs that deliver the required book-match final effect. All pieces were selectively produced and dry laid in factory prior packaging and shipment in an effort to successfully meet the design intent requirements. The reception area is en-captured by a high precision circular registration where the uniquely large central Silver grey marble piece was especially quarried for this particular installation.
The Silver Grey marble, offering a white-grey pathway from reception to the guest room, decorated all the corridors and areas outside the elevators as well as the reception and concierge desks. The oval wall cladding shape of the main Atrium was covered using the CY limestone which was produced in big blocks before crafting the different unique curved designed pieces for specific locations in the wall around the 56 foot metal sculpture at the center of the Atrium.