Seeing the Project Through – Embassy Suites, Texas
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The Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center in Denton, Texas is a newly designed and built hotel that is located conveniently in Denton’s Rayzor Ranch Town Center entertainment district. The Denton Convention Center is 70,000 square feet and designed to handle 1,700 people.
All of the guest rooms in this Embassy Suites location are, as the name suggests, suites, and the average size is approximately 500 square feet. In addition to the bedroom, each suite features a living room with a couch that can also be converted into a bed, a desk for working, and a wet bar with a miniature fridge, microwave oven, and coffeemaker.
In addition to the Convention Center, the hotel also offers its own meeting rooms within the hotel as well as extensive outdoor space that includes an 8,000 square foot “event lawn.” A massive rooftop patio provides views of the Rayzor Ranch Town Center and encompasses 3,000 square feet.
PTY Lighting assisted in providing all of the decorative lighting for the hotel. Production started March 17, 2017 and finished August 20, 2017. We worked with Embassy Suites, O’Reilly Hospitality Management, and MatchLine Design Group on the project.
With its connection to the Denton Convention Center, the Embassy Suites hotel is designed to appeal to business travelers who need a place to stay that enables them to equally relax and conduct business.
At the same time, the hotel may also attract non-working guests, with its outdoor space designed to work as a great spot for weddings. With this in mind, the design of the hotel needed to be modern and not overly burdened with flashy design. Most of the interior decoration in the hotel is comprised of clean lines with muted colors.
Much of the decorative lighting follows this style of clean, simple lines, with guest hallway wall sconces offering a streamlined rectangular shape. Guest rooms offer a variety of complimentary lighting styles, from the distinctive curved wood slats in the pendulum lights to oval-shaped burnished metal lampshades next to the bed.
Of course, we love making signature pieces that truly set a hotel apart. We created quite a few for The Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center.
One chandelier takes its inspiration from the pendulums that keep time in an old Grandfather’s Clock. The lights in this chandelier are in long, clear glass tubes that suspend from the ceiling and are balanced out by simple metal weights. A slight hint of filament can be seen, which evokes the romance of old lighting while keeping a modern look.
Our favorite chandelier is the one inspired by the local music scene: What looks like the flute of a trumpet or trombone flares out from multiple brass pipes, creating what appears to be a unique instrument made of lights.
LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and it is a certification for green building. In fact, it is the most widely recognized and used green building certification on the planet.
Being LEED-certified shows a commitment to sustainability and energy efficiency. Of course, this applies to all of the lighting that is used in a building. Hotels that want to be LEED-certified must have efficient lighting that does not unnecessarily waste energy.
At PTY Lighting, we are experts in designing and manufacturing highly efficient hotel lighting that meets or exceeds LEED standards. We use the latest technologies such as LED lights that can work with smart grids.
We are proud that The Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center has not only received LEED certification, it has achieved the coveted gold-level standard.
LEED buildings can earn certifications in four categories based on points. The more points you earn, the better the certification. The level “Certified” is the basic certification requiring 40-49 points. Then comes “Silver,” which requires 50-59 points. The “Gold” level has a wider point span of 60-79 points. The highest level of certification is Platinum, which needs 80 points or more and is quite rare.
Part of the design of The Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center includes solar panels on the roof to help generate 15 to 20 percent of the power needed for the entire hotel/convention center complex.
The Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center would not be able to achieve Gold level certification without energy efficient lighting. We are proud to help make that happen.
At PTY Lighting, we do more than just supply hotel lights. As hospitality lighting manufacturers and design consultants, we are experts in restaurant and hotel lighting design. From start to finish, we can design and then manufacture your custom lights, providing logistical support throughout the process. We work hard to give you the best, most cost-effective lighting solution. Contact us today for a consultation.