Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc.
A sweeping transformation of the Toronto Sheraton Centre included the remodelling of the Lobby and motor court. What had previously been pavement and concrete is now an inviting Arrival Court, featuring a lighting design of gas-lit luminaires, colour correct metal halide downlights and wall sconces simulating daylight by increasing the daytime light levels to 100 foot-candles.
The residential-style lobby features specially designed chandeliers that create a flame effect with white and amber LED lamps. Also enhancing the ambiance are compact fluorescents and PAR 38 lamps mounted in the chandelier. The lighting design includes wall sconces, table lamps and a dimming system. These design characteristics are replicated through the ballroom and conference rooms.
Another interesting design element was an above-door projector that cast the Hotel’s logo onto an opposite wall for visual interest and brand reinforcement. Most recently, we have been working with Sheraton on a project to replace halogen lighting with LED lights to improve energy efficiency.