Designing a Boutique Hotel Experience

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Designing a Boutique Hotel Experience
Straub, Ellen Christine
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This honors thesis is a fourth-year interior design hospitality project, Azure Hotel. The goal of this project was to create a boutique hotel experience in Charleston, South Carolina. The concept for this project is based on the booming beach music scene found in Charleston during the 1960s. During this time, locals and tourists flocked to Folly Beach to enjoy music and boardwalk midway games. Azure Hotel remembers this part of Charleston's history in a modern way. This concept is translated architecturally by using midcentury modern design with a coastal color palette. On the first floor, visitors can enjoy browsing through Flashbacks Record Shop, or escape Charleston's heat with a cone at Boardwalk Gelato. Inside their suite, guests can unwind in an open room with comfortable furniture and luxurious materials. Despite using a playful concept, this project manages to create a summa-end boutique hotel experience. ( en )
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Awarded Bachelor of Design, summa cum laude, on May 8, 2018. Major: Interior Design
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College or School: College of Design, Construction and Planning
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Advisor: Candy Carmel-Gilfilen. Advisor Department or School: Interior Design

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